COVID-19 Lockdown 2: PM Narendra Modi to announce decision of lockdown extension today at 10 am

COVID-19 Lockdown 2: PM Narendra Modi to announce decision of lockdown extension today at 10 am

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COVID-19 India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the 21st day of the nationwide lockdown today at 10 am on Tuesday, amidst Coronavirus panic continuing across the country. It is expected that they can announce the second phase of lockdown for two weeks. But a change in its form is expected.

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In this, along with the war against Coronavirus (COVID-19), operations will be started with 40 percent capacity, as he pointed out in the past by saying ‘Jaan Bhi and Jahan Bhi’. The Prime Minister announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 24 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the period of which ends on Tuesday.

Expected to start government work: The work started at the top level in government departments is considered to be a step in this direction. According to sources, essential services and agricultural activities are not yet under lockdown. These services may include some other functions. Also, many government services can be started online.

Union Ministers Reach Office: Due to the lockdown, Union Ministers and officers working from home have started reaching office since Monday. These include Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanand Gowda, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju among many others.

Lockdown announcements in several states: Punjab, Odisha, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and West Bengal have implemented the decision to extend the corona lockdown by 30 April. Apart from this, complete preparations are going on in eight states.

Corona’s position in the country

According to the Union Health Ministry, 905 new cases of COVID-19 infection were reported in the last 24 hours while 51 people died. With this, the total number of infected reached 9,352 on Monday and the number of dead increased to 324. Accordingly, 979 patients were discharged from the hospital after improving health. However, according to data from news agency PTI based on information received from the states, the number of infected nationwide stood at 9,594 while 335 have died.

Who can get concessions:

 Industries where there is a social distance to work, transport or residential facility for personnel, they are expected to approve the operation. In addition to the supply through e-commerce, essential services will include hospital services, stationery, garment, electrical, etc. shops.

Many of the states have also demanded to keep excise service out of lockdown. Any announcement can be made on this. Transport rail, aircraft, and bus services are not expected to start immediately. Later on some train service possible. Buses will run where there is no infection.

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