PM Modi to address nation tomorrow at 10am; citizens expect lockdown extension
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation tomorrow at 10am on the coronavirus lockdown. The Prime Minister is expected to announce an extension of the lockdown till April 30.
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The Prime Minister announced the 21-day nationwide coronavirus lockdown on March 25 to break the chain of COVID-19 infections in the country.
In a meeting with chief ministers last week, the Prime Minister was urged by heads of all states to extend the lockdown by at least a fortnight.
States like Telangana, Maharahstra, Odisha and West Bengal have already extended the lockdown till April 30. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government was the first state to extend the lockdown beyond April 14.
Coronavirus in India:
The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 308 on Monday after 35 new fatalities were reported, while the number of cases climbed to 9,152, according to the Union Health Ministry
The number of active coronavirus cases stood at 7,987. As many as 856 people have been cured and discharged, while one had migrated. The total number of cases include 72 foreign nationals, according to data provided by the health ministry