21-day lockdown won’t be extended: Centre


New Delhi: The government on Monday has asserted that the rumour leading to extension of 21-day lockdown is baseless.

There were reports that the government was debating extending the lockdown after being alarmed over the mass exodus of migrants trying to reach home. They are desperate for food and shelter.

The Press Information Bureau tweeted that the Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports and stated that these are baseless. The public broadcaster Prasar Bharti has called it “fake news”.

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba had also denied the report this morning.

The lockdown will end on April 14.Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Tuesday ordered the three-week lockdown  of the country for coronavirus outbreak.


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