India extends coronavirus lockdown till May 3

As a latest measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus and to strengthen its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the earlier 21-day lockdown which started on March 25 midnight and that was to end on April 14, to May 3.

In his address to the nation’s 1.3 billion people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “From the economic angle, we have paid a big price. But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable”.

PM Narendra Modi also wished the fellow Indians of the various festivals whose celebrations have been hampered because of the lockdown rules.

Several states, including Maharashtra which has the highest number of cases, Tamil Nadu and Odisha, have already announced lockdown extensions till April 30. Now the entire country will follow the lock down rules till May 3.

The Prime Minister also requested citizens to help the poor section of the society and respect the front-line service providers including health care workers, police officials and others.

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