In a live televised address early on Tuesday morning, India’s prime minister extended the nationwide lockdown until May 3 to contain novel coronavirus pandemic.

Narendra Modi assured that in the second phase of the lockdown, certain services would be relaxed somewhat in certain areas.

“We have taken strict measures since the start. We had started our screening process, even before the first case was reported and had announced a 21-day countrywide lockdown before the country touched a 500 cases mark. The nation did not wait for the problem to grow big before taking measures,” said Modi.

He also

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