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Coronavirus update: Lockdown extended to May 3

PM says extensive guideline tomorrow

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Tuesday 14 April 2020
Narendra Modi address on COVID-19 lockdown on April 14, 2020. Photo: Twitter / @narendramodi

Nationwide lockdown extended to May 3, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.

  • Strict vigil until April 20.
  • Says hotspots have to be identified and controlled; places that can turn into hotspots have to be identified.
  • Places that can control the outbreak by April 20, can expect some relaxations in lockdown.
  • Urges young scientists to develop vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • Seeks help from citizens on seven counts.
  • Acknowledges hardships to citizens due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
  • Claims India didn’t wait for problem to escalate, but took proactive steps.
  • Asserts India is better off than many developed countries. 
  • Accepts the lockdown has come at a cost but says there was no other way.
  • India had 10,363 cases positive to the novel coronavirus, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as of 8 am April 14, 2020.
  • That’s nearly 1,000 more cases than last evening.
  • The death toll was at 339.

  • Maharashtra had 2,334 cases — an increment of 349 cases in 24 hours.
  • The state’s death toll was at 160. 
  • Delhi's had 1,510 cases — a jump similar to Maharashtra’s, with 28 deaths.
  • Tamil Nadu had 1,173 cases.  
  • Worldover, there were nearly two million cases. 

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