While Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday declared the extension of the lockdown till May 3, The Central Government has presently passed an order to take after the existing lockdown measures and social distancing till May 3.

The National Disaster Management Authority¬† read, “Considering the fact that strict social distancing measures need to be implemented for a further period to contain the spread of COVID-19, the National Authority, in the exercise of powers under Section 6K2) () of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, directs the Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the same measures for social distancing up to 3 May 2020.”

Prior, the Prime Minister had on Saturday held interviews with Chief Ministers through video-conferencing, amid which talks were held over the requirement for amplifying the lockdown advance after taking into thought the rising number of COVID-19 cases within the nation.

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In the interim, the entire number of coronavirus positive cases within the nation rose to 10,815- counting 9272 dynamic cases, 1190 cured/discharged/migrated and 353 deaths, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday evening.