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Lockdown to be extended in India

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:25 PM, 7 April 2020  

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The ongoing three-week lockdown in India announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 March is going to be extended at least by two weeks to contain the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Hindustan Times reports. 

A senior government official said that on Tuesday while also pointing out that several states have suggested backing such a move.
Several states in India have recently requested the lockdown to be extended; the lockdown may be extended considering the whole situation.
The Union health ministry, however, clarified that there was no decision on extending the nationwide lockdown yet, asking people not to speculate.
States such as Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka have suggested they were not in favour of lifting all restrictions after April 14 and conveyed to the Centre that the pandemic will be easier to contain if the lockdown were to continue. Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh too have favoured an extension of the lockdown.
The official said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be conveyed the key deliberations at Tuesday’s meeting.