PM hints at lockdown extension till Apr 30; industrial activity may begin

The motto of the government earlier was "jaan hai to jahaan hai", but now it is "jaan bhi jahaan bhi", the PM said

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting via video-conferencing with the Chief Ministers over coronavirus

Archis MohanRuchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
On a day India witnessed its largest number of new coronavirus cases, the central government was set to extend on Saturday the nationwide lockdown by another two weeks, until April 30.
 
While a formal announcement was awaited, official sources said the second phase of the lockdown was likely to be less comprehensive than the first, and that agriculture, construction, and limited industrial activity would be permitted.
 
Maharashtra, however, didn’t wait for the Centre’s announcement and said it would extend the lockdown till at least April 30. Odisha and Punjab have already announced the extension.
 
Interacting with chief ministers via videoconferencing

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First Published: Apr 12 2020 | 12:03 AM IST

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