PM extends nationwide Lockdown up to May 3, relaxation in non-hot spot zones maybe after April 20


The country-wide lockdown has been extended up to May 3rd in view of a growing number of cases across the country, announced the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In a video message to the nation, the Prime Minister while paying tributes to the Baba Saheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary today called upon people to strictly maintain the lockdown norms by observing social distancing in order to save ourselves and our nation with the same spirit what Baba Saheb has given us.

He said it has become a compulsion to extend the lockdown as it is the only solution to wean away from the Covid Virus as the positive cases has shown an increase by 25 to 30 per cent. “Had we not adopted lockdown and integrated approach in fighting the Coronavirus, the situation would have been worst in the world”, he said adding that “The only thing that has been protecting is ‘Social Distancing”.

However, he said that country has been divided into hot spots and non-hot spot zones. In case any area that doesn’t come under the hotspot zone after April 20th, such areas may be allowed conditionally to function normally in case an exclusive committee formed to check the Virus spread recommends to this effect. “Hence, I appeal to those to ensure no cases reported from your respective locality so that the particular area would be given exemption from the lockdown”, he said.

He thanked and appreciated the people for adhering to the lockdown norms because of which Indian could able to fight out the deadly virus that is shacking the entire human race. He also called upon young scientists to come forward to some medical inventions so that we can save our people from this pandemic.