The Government has decided to extend national lockdown till 3rd of May. Addressing the nation today, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said, stakeholders including states and people have favoured extension of lockdown.
Shri Modi said, integrated and holistic approach has helped India to handle the situation properly. He further said, tight vigil will be kept on all hotspots and containment zones and strict implementation of the lockdown will be ensured in coming days so that the virus does not spread to new areas. He added all districts, localities and states will be closely monitored over its performance with respect to implementation of lockdown norms and management of hotspots, till 20th April.
The Prime Minister said, after 20th April, States which will not have hotspots or which have not allowed hotspots to come up, they could be allowed, with certain conditions, to let some important activities resume.