The Prime Minister held forth on the issue at a high level video meet with political leaders today. He indicated at the meeting that most of the suggestions he has got so far are for an extension of the full lockdown, or for the lockdown to not be lifted in one go, in order to combat the spread of infection more efficiently.
The feedback taken by the 11 high powered committees, formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, largely favours the extension of the lockdown to control novel coronavirus outbreak in India.
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The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India rose to 2,902 on Saturday morning, according to data made available by the Health Ministry. This includes 183 cured or discharged and 68 people who succumbed to the respiratory illness.
In an attempt to spread awareness about the harshness of this COVID-19 pandemic, a local artist in cooperation with a police officer in Chennai has made what he calls a”corona helmet” to discourage commuters from coming out to the roads throughout the national lockdown.
"If you won't follow this lockdown for 21 days then your family may face setback of 21 years, some families will be devested forever," the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said
Coronavirus cases in the country crossed 500 and one more death from the infection reported on Tuesday taking the toll to 9. Almost the entire country was in lockdown after the government imposed restrictions in 606 districts.
The Centre and state governments have decided to completely lock down 75 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported, officials said on Sunday.