India PM, Modi Extends Lockdown Till May 3 Over Coronavirus
Narendra Modi has extended India’s lockdown till May 3, 2020 over coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, extended the national lockdown till May 3, after three weeks of earlier restrictions.
Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country have crossed 10000 with about 339 deaths, according to government data.
Modi disclosed this in a televised broadcast, which was also available on his Twitter handle.
He admitted that the economic impact of the decision was severe but added that the sacrifice was needed to save lives.
“That means until May 3, each and every one of us will have to remain in the lockdown.
“From an economic only point of view, it undoubtedly looks costly right now; but measured against the lives of Indian citizens, there is no comparison itself,” he said.
He urged the citizens to maintain compliance with the Covid-19 regulations as the country curbs the spread of covid-19.
He added that he would allow essential services so as to cushion the effect of covid-19.
“I am well aware of the problems you have faced – some for food, some for movement from place to place, and others for staying away from homes and families,” Modi added.
Address to the nation. https://t.co/26sVP2br5n
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 14, 2020