No decision on extending national lockdown, don't speculate: Govt

Topics Coronavirus | Lockdown

The government hasn’t decided if a three-week lockdown of the country should be extended to help fight the coronavirus, said a civil servant on Tuesday as he called media reports "speculation". Only critical services are working in the lockdown that is to end on April 14 and has derailed large parts of the economy and forced thousands of poor, immigrant workers to leave cities and trudge to their villages. "No decision on extending lockdown as yet (taken), please don't speculate," said Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry, at a press con.....

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