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Key takeaways from PM Modi's lockdown extension speech

Mr Modi has warned, "In the next few days, you will see more strict actions to contain the damage. Till April 20, there will be a careful survey and evaluation

Coronavirus | Narendra Modi | Lockdown

Kanishka Gupta  |  New Delhi 

As of Tuesday noon, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country has reached 10,453, and fatalities 358, while 119,682 people have died and confirmed infections have reached 1,924,927, globally, according to Worldometer.

Even before a formal announcement of the nationwide extension, 11 states and Union Territories had already announced extension of the till April 30. These were Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana, Punjab, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Pudduchery and

And, considering the current scenario of mounting cases in the country, Prime Minister has also officially announced the extension of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, till May 3, in a televised address to the nation at 10 am.

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First Published: Tue, April 14 2020. 12:56 IST