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Central Government may extend lockdown for two more weeks says Sources

State Government have requested the Prime Minister to extend lockdown for two more weeks says Sources

Chief ministers of states including Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, have asked for the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic to be extended during a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. “I am available 24×7. Any chief minister can speak to me and give suggestions (on COVID-19) anytime.

Several states on Saturday pitched for an extension of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, that was to end on 14 April, during their video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to government officials.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing a protective mask chairs a meeting with chief ministers on COVID-19 lockdown via video conference in New Delhi.

The sharpest ever spike in a single day, the total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 7447 on Saturday morning, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.