Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on April 14th, 2020 at 10 am on the coronavirus lockdown, amid requests from states to extend it for two more weeks.
The Prime Minister is widely expected to announce an extension of the lockdown till April 30, but with measures to restart the economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 11th, 2020 indicated to extend the 21-day lockdown across the country beyond April 14th, 2020.
Modi stressed that the new challenge was not only to save lives but livelihoods as well as he spoke with 13 Chief Ministers to discuss the lockdown ordered on March 25th, 2020 to stop the arrest the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19.
The Chief Ministers suggested that Lockdown should be extended by two weeks. They also sought financial and fiscal assistance from the Contre to boost their resources in this fight against the pandemic.
On April 13th, 2020, the total number of coronavirus tally in the country crossed the 9,000-mark with 9,152 cases.
According to the Union Health Ministry, India now has 7,987 active COVID-19 cases. 856 patients have recovered or discharged. The coronavirus death toll in the country stands at 308.