COVID-19 Lockdown Extension: PM Narendra Modi’s address to nation


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the extension of the 21-day nationwide lockdown till 3 May. He made the announcement in his address to the nation.


Here are the highlights of his speech and other related developments:

  • All domestic and international scheduled Airlines operations shall remain suspended till 11.59 pm of 3rd May 2020: Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Delhi will fully implement PM’s lockdown measures, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
  • All passenger train services on Indian Railways including Premium trains, Mail/Express trains, Passenger trains, Suburban Trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway etc shall continue to remain cancel till the 2400hrs of 3rd May 2020, tweets Ministry of Railways
  • Every state will be judged closely on the implementation of lockdown. Certain relaxations will be given from 20 April to those states where coronavirus hotspots will not exist
  • I’ve decided to extend the lockdown till 3 May, all earlier restrictions to remain in force.
  • Everyone wanted the lockdown to be extended
  • The country has benefited from the social distancing and the lockdown
  • Had India not adopted a holistic and integrated approach, the result would have been so frightening that we can’t even imagine.
  • We did not wait for the crisis to get bigger to act
  • We announced 21-day lockdown when we had only 550 coronavirus cases
  • Like a disciplined soldier, you are discharging your duties. This is what ‘We The People’ in the constitution mean. The display of our collective power.


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