Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus will be extended till May 3.
During the address, PM Modi thanked everyone for their determination and sacrifice.
PM Modi said, “we started screening of passengers coming from COVID-19 affected countries even before when there was any case of infection in India.”
Modi said, “When India had only 550 coronavirus cases, the country took a major decision to implement complete lockdown of 21 days. India did not wait for the problem to become big, but took major steps to tackle it even when it just started to emerge.”
“With fast action and early lockdown, India has done much better than the bigger countries, “said Modi.
“From the economic point of view, we have paid a big price, But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable,” PM Modi added.
“Today the world is appreciating the way India is moving forward even with the limited resources,” he said.
PM Modi also said, “Till 20th April, all regions will be closely monitored, as to how effectively they are implementing norms and on the basis of that some relaxations can be given to those regions with no coronavirus cases. In case any COVID-19 suspect emerges from these regions, the relaxation provided will be revoked.”