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.
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.
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:
*Introverts after knowing lockdown extended till 3rd of May* pic.twitter.com/UW6vY77KES
— अंकित त्यागी (@Ankit_Tyagi151) April 14, 2020
— Aman.Mashetty (@aman_mashetty) April 14, 2020
— 💮Blue🌸 (@Preeti__Shetty) April 14, 2020
— swati__jaiswal (@swati__jaiswal) April 14, 2020
All indians at After 3rd May
10 AM Announcement pic.twitter.com/Nm7hkfDJmU
— 👑 Prince 👑 (@_Prince_khiladi) April 14, 2020
— Destroy Khiladi Haters (@destroy_hater) April 14, 2020
#Lockdown2 extended till 3 May .
My financial condition : pic.twitter.com/iAJJilHmgK
— Kaustav Aryan (@iamkaustavaryan) April 14, 2020
— Sumit Siroha (@BabaBairaagi) April 14, 2020
— Jeet Chikhaliya (@Jeetchikhalia) April 14, 2020
— Vaibhav Hatwal ◟̽◞̽ 🤧 (@vaibhav_hatwal) April 14, 2020
It's been 20 mins; 10 mins of election speech given also, but so far no mention of-
— Saral Patel (@SaralPatel) April 14, 2020
Welcome step but no any economic packages to boost the dreading economy,no help to MSME sector . NO sound way to tackle hunger other than social philosophy which is hardly in practice.PLEASE DO HELP THE NEEDY sir @pmo #Lockdown2
— Deepak Sharma (@DeepakS18805356) April 14, 2020
— Abhishek Dubey (@abhi_2511) April 14, 2020
How are you coping with the extension of the lockdown?
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