COVID-19: Lockdown extended till May 3, On the last day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, As widely expected, he announced the extension of lockdown till 3 May. He also said that the coming 3 to 4 weeks would be critical in determining the impact of steps taken to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
Prime Minister Modi started his address to the nation by saying India is doing well to tackle the coronavirus. PM Modi also thanked people on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle. We have paid a big price from the economic angle, but the lives of the people of India are far more valuable. He further added that lockdown extended till May 3, but some relaxations may be allowed after April 20 in places where there is no hotspot. However, they could be allowed to let some important activities resume, but with certain conditions, the government to issue COVID-19 guidelines tomorrow, PM Modi also asked the nation to follow seven steps to fight against Coronavirus, Here is what it is,
- Take care of Senior Citizens
- Follow Lockdown, Maintain social distancing
- Boost your immunity by following Govt guidelines
- Download Aarogya Setu app
- Help poor families, provide them food
- Have compassion for colleagues at work, Don’t remove them from jobs
- Respect our COVID-19 Warriors – the Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Police and all Frontline Workers
The total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in India has reached 10,363 (active cases 8988), and fatalities 339, according to the Health Ministry. Maharashtra has the highest number of cases in the country with 2,334 coronavirus cases. Delhi (1,510), Tamil Nadu (1,173), Rajasthan (873), Madhya Pradesh (604), Telangana (562), Uttar Pradesh (558) and Gujarat (539) are among the other worst-affected states.
Globally, 119,682 people have died from COVID-19 and confirmed infections have reached 1,924,927. The United State with over 5.8 lakh cases, death over 23600 followed by Spain (cases 1.7 lakh, death 17.756) Italy (cases 1.6 lakh, death 20,456), France (cases 1.37 lakh, 14,967).
Published: Hindustan View 14/04/2020