Lockdown to be extended beyond 3 May?

Chennai: Amid speculations that lockdown might be extended in view of the rising cases of coronavirus across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers via video conferencing on 27 April morning on the way ahead in the fight against coronavirus.

This will be the third video conference of the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers after the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

In the last interaction on 11 April, several Chief Ministers had recommended extension of the 21-day lockdown by two weeks, which was slated to end on 14 April earlier.

On 14 April, the Prime Minister announced that the lockdown is being extended till 3 May.

Before the lockdown was announced on 24 March, Modi had interacted with the Chief Ministers on 20 March to discuss ways and means to check the spread of coronavirus.


NT Bureau