The ongoing nationwide lockdown imposed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to extend by at least two weeks as several states ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend it to prevent the outbreak.
As per reports this decision has been supported by Chief Ministers of several states and the only CM to oppose this is Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The entire country has been in lockdown since May 25 in view of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Once the official declaration is given, there will be some relaxations in the guidelines of the lockdown.
Although there has been no official confirmation about the extension from the central government Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet said, “PM has taken correct decision to extend lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp to extend it.”
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