Punjab extends COVID-19 lockdown in state until May 1

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Chandigarh: The Punjab authorities on Friday (April 10) prolonged the coronavirus lockdown until May 1, turning into the second state after Odisha to take action. The determination was taken at a gathering of the council of ministers right here immediately.

“PUNJAB CABINET @capt_amarinder UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES EXTENSION OF PUNJAB CURFEW/ LOCKDOWN till 30 April, 2020/1st May, 2020. Extension by 21 days from today. Strict enforcement (sic),” Special Chief Secretary KBS Sidhu tweeted.

Punjab has seen a spike within the variety of coronavirus circumstances up to now few days, pushing the full depend to 132 to this point with 11 deaths.

“Punjab cabinet led by Captain Amarinder Singh decides to extend lockdown/curfew in the state till May 1, 2020,” tweeted Raveen Thukral, Media Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Earlier within the day, throughout a video convention with the media, hosted by the AICC from New Delhi, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh indicated that his authorities was severely considering of extending the lockdown because the time didn’t seem like proper for lifting the continuing restrictions.

He additionally stated the federal government was in search of methods to extricate the state from the restrictions and allow it to perform with the coronavirus round.

A high-powered committee with a number of medical doctors, medical and different consultants, was analyzing the scenario and can quickly submit its report on the lockdown exit technique, the Chief Minister stated.

On April 9, after a state cupboard assembly, the Odisha Government prolonged the COVID-19 lockdown until April 30, turning into the primary state to take action. 

The 21-day lockdown introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi final month to comprise the unfold of novel coronavirus will finish on April 14.