Nationwide lockdown unlikely to be lifted on April 14: PM at all-party meeting

New Delhi: It seems the three-week nationwide lockdown imposed by the Centre to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic will not be lifted after April 14.

Though nothing has been officially confirmed, reports suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference with leaders of all parties hinted that the lockdown is likely to be extended after April 14.

The PM told the political leaders that the government’s priority is to save each and every life. The situation is akin to ‘social emergency’. It has necessitated tough decisions and we must continue to remain vigilant.

The Centre is expected to take a decision whether to lift the lockdown only after a meeting between the PM and Chief Ministers on April 11.

Reportedly, district administrations and experts have already suggested an extension of the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus further.

As per the data provided by the Union health ministry, 773 positive cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

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