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Lockdown to contain spread of COVID-19 extended for 2 weeks

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New Delhi: The lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in all parts of the country has been extended for a further period of two weeks with effect from 4 May 2020.

In exercise of the powers under section 6(2)0) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, NDMA has issued an Order number 1-29/2020-PP on 1 May 2020, directing the Chairperson NEC that lockdown measures be continued to be implemented in all parts of the Country, for a further period of two weeks with effect from 04.05.2020

Under directions of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), guidelines on lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in all parts of the country were issued for the first time on 24 March 2020 under the Disaster Management Act 2005 for a period of 21 days with effect from 25 March 2020. Under further directions of NDMA, the lockdown period was extended up to 3 May 2020 on 14 April 2020 and consolidated revised guidelines were issued on 15 April 2020.

Under the Order issued on Friday 1 May, the Union Home Secretary, in his capacity as Chairperson, NEC, has issued directions to all the Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State/Union Territory Authorities that the lockdown period is extended for a further period of two weeks with effect from 4 May 2020.

New guidelines on lockdown measures, have also been issued. These will come into effect from 4 May 2020 for a period of two weeks, for strict implementation.

Click here for Order to Extend Lockdown and Revised Guidelines

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