Coronavirus India Update: Lockdown likely to continue for 2 more weeks

Day 19: India Under Lockdown: As the number of COVID-19 cases reached 8,356 across India, the 21-day nationwide lockdown is likely to extend by 2 more weeks.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “PM has taken the correct decision to extend the lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is important to extend it.”

Note: Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal along with various other state CMs had suggested the extension of the lockdown till 30th April.

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Also, Joint Secretary (Health) Lav Agarwal said, “Lockdown and containment measures are important to fight Covid-19. If we had not taken any measures then we might have had two lakh cases at this time.”

Some important updates:

The total number of positive cases: 8,356

Total deaths in India: 273

No. of people who have been discharged after getting cured: 715