The 21 Days nationwide lockdown that began on 23 March 2020 will come to an end tomorrow and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 10 AM tomorrow, 14 April. The big reveal of the address to the nation will be “Will the Lockdown get Extended for another two weeks or so ?”
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There is a high chance that the Prime Minister tomorrow will announce the extension of the lockdown or curfew due to coronavirus outbreak as the number of cases rise above 9373 in India. PM Modi held a video conference on Saturday, 11 April with the Chief Ministers of all states to discuss the situation and take a call on the extension of the lockdown. After the meeting Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted which referred to the extension of the lockdown in the nation. You can check that article from the link given here: Lockdown May Get Extension for Two-weeks to Fight Coronavirus
The Economic Times have reported in an article- “PM emphasized the criticality of the coming 3-4 weeks for determining the impact of the steps taken till now to contain the virus. Talking about the exit plan, the PM said that there seems to be a consensus among the states on extending the lockdown by another two weeks. He underlined that the motto of the government earlier was ‘jaan hai to jahaan hai’ but now it is ‘jaan bhi, jahaan bhi’,” a government statement said. Considering the impact of the lockdown and the need of the hour PM Modi told the CMs that the farm and marine sectors would be exempt from the lockdown.
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The following is the take by states on Lockdown and its extension in India (the no. of cases and deaths is as on 13 April 2020.)
Maharashtra (Total cases: 2026, Deaths: 150): Extended the lockdown till April 30.
Andhra Pradesh (Total cases: 423, Deaths: 7): Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy wants lockdown in the identified hostsposts of COVID-19 in the state.
Odisha (Total cases: 54, Deaths: 1): Odisha is the first state to extend the lockdown till April 30.
Punjab (Total cases: 170, Deaths: 12): Punjab was the second state to extend the lockdown till May 1.
Karnataka (Total cases: 247, Deaths: 6): Extended the lockdown till April 30.
Telangana (Total cases: 531, Deaths: 16): Extended the lockdown till April 30.
Chhattisgarh (Total cases: 31, Deaths: 2): Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel is favouring continuation of inter-state travel ban.
Delhi (Total cases: 903, Deaths: 14): Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is in favour for an extension of the lockdown.
West Bengal (Total cases: 152, Deaths: 7): Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is in favour for an extension of the lockdown.
Gujarat (Total cases: 538, Deaths: 26): will follow recommendations by the Centre on the issue of extension of lockdown.