Nation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on April 14 at 10 am in the morning to announce further actions need to be taken to fight against Coronavirus. Prime Minister is likely to announce the extension of the ongoing lockdown which is entering its last day tomorrow.
In a tweet from the Prime Minister’s office, the information about the PM’s speech was given.
On March 25, the Prime Minsiter had announced the 21 days nationwide lockdown in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Prime Minister also held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of different states of the country.
Hints of the extension of lockdown were given in the meeting. Also, many state chiefs were in the favor of extending the lockdown. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal supported the extension of lockdown.
“PM has taken the correct decision to extend the lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than in many developed countries because we started the lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp to extend it,” wrote Arvind Kejriwal post-meeting, giving the hint of the extension.
State governments of Telangana, Punjab, Odisha, Maharashtra and West Bengal have already extended the lockdown. However, the final call on a nationwide lockdown is still awaited from the Prime Minister.
According to the latest reports, the number of Coronavirus positive cases in India crossed the 9,000 marks on Monday. The Union Health Ministry’s report says that there are 7,987 active cases and 857 patients have recovered. The death toll due to Coronavirus in the nation stands at 308.