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India nationwide lockdown extended until May 3

NEW DELHI: India’s nationwide lockdown, the biggest imposed in the world over the pandemic, has been extended until at least May 3.

“From the economic angle, we have paid a big price,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi says in nationwide address. “But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable.”

Modi added that till April 20 all districts, localities, states will be closely monitored, as to how strictly they are implementing norms.

“States which will not let hotspots increase, they could be allowed to let some important activities resume, but with certain conditions,” he said.

The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 10,000 mark on Tuesday to 10,363 including 8,988 active cases, 1,035 cured and 339 deaths.


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