Modi announces extension of COVID-19 lockdown till 3 May
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, 14 April announced that it has been decided that the lockdown in India will now have to be extended till 3 May.
The Prime Minister was addressing the nation on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. He said everyone has suggested that the lockdown be increased. Many states have already decided to extend the lockdown.
The PM said: In the fight against Corona global epidemic, India has moved forward in the right direction. Because of your sacrifice India so far, has been able to avert to a large extent the damage from Corona
Acknowledging people’s sufferings, Modi said Somebody has been deprived of food, somebody has trouble commuting, someone is away from home. But for the sake of the country, all are performing their duties like disciplined soldiers.
The Prime Minister further said:
“Our Constitution talks of the power of the people of India, that’s our strength. On the birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, let us resolve to demonstrate our collective power. This resolution will be a true tribute to him.
In this time of lockdown, the way the people of the country are following the rules is highly credit worthy
My request to all my countrymen is that now they should see to it that Corona does not spread to new areas at any cost.
If even there is a a single new patient at the local level, it should be a matter of concern for us
Amidst all these efforts, the way the corona is spreading, it has alerted health experts and governments around the world.
How did the fight against Corona progress even in India, I have talked continuously with the states about this
If we just look at it from an economic point of view, we have paid a heavy price but in comparison with the lives of Indians, there can be no comparison. With limited resources, the path India has taken, is being discussed worldwide.
When we had only 550 cases of Corona in India, the lockdown of 21 days was a major step. India did not wait for the problem to grow. Rather, as soon as the problem was detected, we tried to stop it by taking a quick decision.
How India made efforts to prevent the spread of infection and the people of India have been partners in this effort.
The PM asked the people to follow the rules of lockdown with full devotion tilly 3 May,
Where ever you are just stay there. Be safe. We will all keep the nation alive and awake.
Modi concluded by rolling out a 7-point guideline to the citizens to fight the Corona pandemic
- Take special care of the elderly, especially the ill and infirm
- Dont cross the social distancing barrier
- Wear home made masks
- To increase immunity, follow the guidelines of Ayush Ministry and to help in preventing the spread of Coronavirus, download Ariogya Sety app
- Help as much as possible the poor families
- Be sensitive towards those employed by your enterprise
- Give respect to the Corona warriors of the country – Our doctors – nurses, paramedic staff, safai kamgars and policeman.