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Govt Extends Coronavirus Lockdown Till May 3, Twitter Reacts With Memes, Movie References

Govt Extends Coronavirus Lockdown Till May 3, Twitter Reacts With Memes, Movie References

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today during his address to the nation announced that the current nationwide lockdown will be extended till May 3. The lockdown was announced on March 25, and was initially to be lifted on April 14. However, given the spiking number of coronavirus cases in India, the government has no choice but to continue the lockdown in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. In India, current figures have crossed the 10,000-mark with the number of confirmed cases standing at 10,503 so far, while 358 people have lost their lives.

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PM Modi also added that each district in every state will be closely monitored until April 30. Post that, the government may take a call on easing a few restrictions. According to him, India is in much better shape than many major countries in the fight against coronavirus. “If the country had not taken a holistic, integrated approach and had not acted fast, then it is frightening to think what the situation would have been today,” he said.

Twitterati Reacts

As soon as the Prime Minister announced the extension of the lockdown, keyboard warriors took no time to take to Twitter to share their reactions. Here’s what the Twitterverse is saying:

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Introverts couldn’t care less

Some are trying to be positive

Others, not so much

The perfect time for a Bollywood reference

What else is there to do now?

Anxiety is strong with this one!

Several people are worried about their jobs

Might as well sneak in a Star Wars reference

Sending a virtual hug to everyone living alone

This Hera Pheri reference is apt! #StayHomeStaySafe

Some expected more from the PM’s speech

Others called for the government to focus on the poor

The most important takeaway: lives>economy

How are you coping with the extension of the lockdown?

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Featured Image: www.corbettnationalpark.in


13 Apr 2020

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