Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekar Rao has suggested extension of lockdown for two more weeks.
However, no announcement of extension is made yet.
CM’s appeal to PM
During the press conference, he appealed to PM Narendra Modi to extend the lockdown beyond 14th April for one or two weeks. He said, ” I am appealing to the Prime Minister and Government of India to extend lockdown without hesitation. Lockdown is the only weapon we have to control the spread of this disease and avoid a situation which countries like the US, Spain and Italy are facing”
He further said that lockdown would impact the country’s economy, however, it can be revived. “We can revive the economy but not the dead. Human life is the most precious,” he said.
Expressing apprehensions that the sacrifice of three weeks would go in vain, he said that if the lockdown is lifted on 15th April, there could no control on the movement of people.
It may be mentioned that the present 21-day lockdown in India ends on 14th April.
Coronavirus cases in India
Meanwhile, the coronavirus cases in India reached 4281 after the biggest single-day jump of 704 on Monday.
As per the Health Ministry’s latest update, there are 4,281 cases in the country including 3,851 active cases and 318 cured or discharged and 111 deaths.