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Himachal CM favours lockdown extension beyond May 3


Press Trust of India Shimla
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said lockdown should continue beyond May 3 to curb the spread of coronavirus, an official spokesperson said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the situation arising due to COVID-19 in the country, which is under a 40-day lockdown since March 25 to contain the pandemic.
Supporting the lockdown extension, Thakur said the restrictions on movement of people should continue as COVID-19 cases are still emerging.
The lockdown should be extended after May 3 to check the spread of novel coronavirus, he said.
The chief minister, however, said states should be allowed to resume economic activities particularly in the green zones.

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First Published: Apr 27 2020 | 4:47 PM IST

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