About the centre’s decision on the extension of the lockdown Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 10 am tomorrow. There he will officially announce what would be the decision taken by the centre government on Lockdown. Majority of the states were demanded the extension of Lockdown till April 30. When remarks were made by Prime Minister Modi on Sunday hinted at the possibility for restarting some economic activity.
“For the last two weeks or more people have shown great discipline and stayed indoors and tried to follow social distancing, since, as we say jaan hai jahan hai [the world for he who is alive], now we must also say jaan bhi jahan bhi [life and world],” a statement from PMO quoted the Prime Minister as saying, conveying an evolution in the strategy.
The 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus ends up on Tuesday. “Prime Minister @narendramodi will address the nation at 10 AM on 14th April 2020,” the PMO tweeted.
Last month, the prime minister had addressed the nation twice — on March 19 and March 24. On March 19, he had called for resolve and restraint to fight coronavirus. He had also announced a ‘janta curfew’ on March 22, a Sunday.
On March 24, he had announced the 21-day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of the deadly virus. In a video message on April 3, Modi had urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to show the country’s “collective settle ” to defeat the deadly coronavirus pandemic.