Lockdown won’t be extended after April 14: Govt

The Union government today reportedly said it has no idea to extend the lockdown, implemented to check the spread of coronavirus, beyond April 14.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that Cornavirus has made many powerful countries helpless and challenges are increasing despite all efforts. He requested Indians to maintain the lockdown for 21 days to keep a check on the spread of the Coronavirus.

He also said the government has allocated Rs 15,000 crore for providing provisions and equipment to battle Corona. “Be whatever may. We need to practice social distancing — from the PM to the common villager, everyone needs to stay indoors. What we do now will decide how we live later,” he had added.

“This is the time to show restraint. I plead you to stay home and pray for those who are taking a risk to serve in these trouble times. If we will be negligent towards observing social distance India will have to pay heavy price,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu government on Sunday said two patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 with overseas travel history, have reported negative for the virus and have been discharged.

Tamil Nadu has reported 42 cases of coronavirus with two of them already being discharged and are currently under ‘home quarantine.’

State Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar said two patients after returning from the United States were admitted at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for COVID19 positive.

Eight more people, including four of a family tested positive on Sunday taking the number of coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu to 50, even as two people, who returned from United States and tested positive were discharged from the hospital.