Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday that the current lockdown would be extended to 3 May, adding that it is very necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the country.
Addressing the nation, Modi said that the implementation of the lockdown will be strictly enforced in the coming days to ensure that the virus does not spread to new areas,
The Prime Minister said that detailed guidelines regarding the implementation of the new lockdown will be announced on Wednesday.
He said that after April 20, some relaxation can be done in those places which do not have hotspots.
He said that India has succeeded in controlling the spread of infection well due to its holistic approach in dealing with the crisis and sacrifices made by the people of the country due to the positive results of the fight.
Modi said that 21 days of lockdown in the investigation of the epidemic gave India a big benefit and said that the country has behaved better with limited resources.
The lockout, which came into force on 25 March, was to end at midnight on 14 April.
The rigorous measure highlights the sufferings of millions of migrant workers, whose journey hundreds of kilometers away from many urban centers made headlines for several days last month.
The devastating effects of the lockdown on the overall economy and the livelihood of millions of migrant workers caused serious concern, following which, in their video conference with Modi on Saturday, several chief ministers sought some form of exemption for many sectors.
At the end of last month, the government announced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore package aimed at providing relief to those who were working hard, along with insurance cover for health professionals handling people infected with the virus. Was.