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PM to decide as several states ask to extend lockdown

Coronavirus in India update: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide on extending a three-week national lockdown beyond April 14 after at least three chief ministers advised him to do so in a meeting conducted over video on Saturday. According to the Health Ministry, confirmed cases jumped to 7,447 and the death toll climbed to 239 during the day.

“The decision to continue the lockdown should be taken on a national level,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. “If the states decide the length of the lockdown on their own, then the fight against the coronavirus won’t be effective,” he said. 

Odisha and Punjab have already extended the lockdown toll April 30 while many other states have said they want to. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told Modi that there is huge uncertainty over the incidence rate of the disease and that the nation is in for a long fight.


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