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Lockdown extended in India till May 3; Key points from PM Modi’s address…

PM Modi Urged people not to panic on corona virus outbreak

News Desk, Ground Report:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of countrywide complete lockdown till May 3. PM Modi addressed the nation after much anticipation for days as the nationwide lockdown imposed for 21 days comes to an end today. Several state governments have already announced lockdown extension in their states, the Centre made an announcement today and PM Modi said the lockdown has been extended till May 3.

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PM Modi announces lockdown relaxations for daily wagers who have suffered a severe blow due to the lockdown. PM Modi announces relief for farmers ahead of the rabi crop harvest season. Addressing to Nation PM Modi said “All districts, localities, states will be closely monitored, as to how strictly they are implementing norms. States which will not let hotspots increase, they could be allowed to let some important activities resume, but with certain conditions,”.

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PM Modi added “I now the kinds of difficulties the people of India have been tolerating for days to protect the country. You have faced difficulties with food, work, but you are still resolved to fight. Country has enough stock of medicines and ration. Hurdles in the supply chain are constantly been addressed. We are also moving forward rapidly in the field of health infrastructure.”

“Keeping in mind the livelihoods of our poor brothers and sisters, provision of limited relaxations in identified places from 20th April has been made. Daily wagers and those who depend on daily earning are my family,” says PM Modi.

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Here are the key takeaways from PM’s speech:

India’s fight against coronavirus is going on very strongly, says PM Modi in address to the nation. People have come together to save the country despite facing difficulties.

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This display of our collective strength is true tribute to B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.

When India had 550 coronavirus cases, we went for a 21-day lockdown to prevent spread of the virus.

It has been decided to extend lockdown till May 3 Suggestions from various stakeholders including states and people have favoured extension of lockdown.

PM seeks people’s support in seven things, including taking care of elderly, maintaining social distancing and helping poor


  • Wahid Bhat

    Wahid Bhat is an environmental journalist with a passion for covering climate change and environmental issues. He holds a degree in English Journalism (EJ) from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and has received Media Fellow for NFI India (National Foundation for India) and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Wahid's reporting has been published in a range of respected outlets including Earth Journalism, Global Village Space, The Quint, Youth Ki Awaaz, and Devdiscourse

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