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Guidelines on lockdown 2.0 to be issued today

Updated: April 15, 2020 10:01 am
Centre will issue a detailed guideline on the implementation of the extended lockdown today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday announced to extend the lockdown till May 3 in a bid to contain the spread of Covid 19 in the country. In his address to the nation, Mr Modi said, while making new guidelines, government has kept in mind the interests of the poor and daily wage workers.

Prime Minister said, integrated and holistic approach has helped India to handle the situation properly. Mr Modi said, some relaxations may be allowed after April 20 in places where there are no hotspots. He said, tight vigil will be maintained on all hotspots and containment zones and strict implementation of the lockdown will be ensured. Mr Modi said, all districts, localities and states will be closely monitored over its performance with respect to implementation of lockdown norms and management of hotspots, till 20th April.

The Prime Minister said, after 20th April, States which will not have hotspots or which have not allowed hotspots to come up, they could be allowed, with certain conditions, to let some important activities resume. The Prime Minister said, India’s fight against coronavirus is going on very strongly and people have saved the country while facing difficulties. He said, for the sake of the country, people are performing their duties like a disciplined soldier.

Prime Minister lauded the patience and discipline of citizens in making lockdown successful. Mr Modi said, early preparedness helped the country in effective containment of infection. He sought people’s support in seven things, including taking care of elderly, maintaining social distancing and helping poor. He also urged people to respect corona warriors – doctors, nurses, sweepers & police personnel. He appealed to citizens to be kind to their workers in their business & industry and not to terminate them in case of financial harships.

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