Coronavirus Pandemic: Final call on nationwide lockdown on April 11?

As per sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a scheduled video conference on April 11 with all the Chief Ministers. This will be Narendra Modi’s second meeting with the CMs via video conferencing.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Final call on nationwide lockdown on April 11?
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The Union government on Tuesday hinted towards extending the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the increasing cases of the coronavirus or COVID-19. In one day, India reported 508 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. 

The number of cases for the COVID-19 in India has risen to 4,643 while the death toll has increased to 149, according to the union health ministry. Of the 4,643 cases, 1,018 COVID-19 cases were reported from Maharashtra.

Given the increasing number of cases, the union government will take a final call soon on extending the lockdown. As per sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a scheduled video conference on April 11 with all the Chief Ministers. This will be Narendra Modi’s second meeting with the CMs via video conferencing. 

The Prime Minister will also interact with all parties to get their views in the fight against coronavirus and on matters related to the lockdown. 

On Wednesday, 60 fresh cases for the coronavirus or COVID-19 were reported in Maharashtra, taking the toll to 1,078. Of the 60 fresh cases, 44 were reported in Mumbai, 9 in Pune, 4 in Nagpur and one each in Ahmednagar, Akola and Buldhana.

A health ministry official further informed that the death toll in Maharashtra has increased to 64. 

Speaking about the lockdown, Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday told that no one should assume that the lockdown will end after April 15 while stating that the state government will have to take precaution in cities like Mumbai and Pune where the cases are more. 

Tope earlier said that the lifting of lockdown in Maharashtra depends on the situation between April 10-15. The situation between April 10-15 will be completely analysed before the government takes a decision on the lockdown. 

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made it clear that the decision on lockdown will be taken on April 11 stating that his government has not taken any call on the lockdown and will review the situation. 

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