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PM Narendra Modi announces extending lockdown till May 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Maintained That With Its Limited Resources, The Way India Embarked Upon During Corona Pandemic Is Applauded By World. Though Lockdown Has Adverse

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rajeev Mishra | Updated on: 14 Apr 2020, 10:34:59 AM
PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ddresses nation on lockdown. PM points out that India has benefitted out of social distancing and lockdown decision. He maintained that with its limited resources, the way India embarked upon during corona pandemic is applauded by world. Though lockdown has adverse impact on economic front yet lives of people was most important. This corona has alerted health sector and also governments. India is working on how to minimize loss and impact due to corona virus.

PM Modi said, many states had demanded increase in lockdown time. So, government of India has decided to increase lockdown till May 3. PM Modi further maintained that from April 20 areas which will show exemplary control on control of corona crisis, will be allowed some relaxation with restrictions.

PM Modi said that fight against coronavirus will be made more stringent in next one week, new hotspots will create new crisis. PM says govt will come out with extensive guidelines on Wednesday in this regard.

PM said that some relaxations may be allowed after April 20 in places where there is no On lockdown, PM maintained that India may have paid a big economic price, but there can be no alternative to saving human lives. PM Modi assured nation that there is adequate stock of medicines and ration.

When India had 550 coronavirus cases, we went for a 21-day lockdown to prevent spread of the virus, said PM. PM seeks people's support in seven things, including taking care of elderly, maintaining social distancing and helping poor. PM Modi in address to the nation said that India's fight against coronavirus is going on very strongly.

As compared to many developed nations, India is in a much better position due to its holistic approach and quick decisions, stated PM Modi on coronavirus. This display of our collective strength is true tribute to B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, said PM Narendra Modi. People have saved the country while facing difficulties, said PM on coronavirus.

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First Published : 14 Apr 2020, 10:22:32 AM