Lockdown likely to be extended beyond 14 April, hints PM Modi3 min read . Updated: 09 Apr 2020, 12:44 AM IST
- Decision on extending shutdown to be taken after PM holds crucial meeting with CMs on 11 April even as states begin to seal covid-19 hotspots
- The Union govt has already informed state govts to make preparations for essential commodities
NEW DELHI : India may extend the ongoing national lockdown by 15 days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told lawmakers on Wednesday, as the government raced to head off the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The final decision on extending the 21-day lockdown that is set to end on 14 April will be taken after a meeting with all chief ministers on 11 April, leaders who attended the meeting said.
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