The state government on Saturday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till April 30. Maharashtra the third state to extended the lockdown after Odisha and Punjab while others may soon expected to announce soon.

The 21-days nationwide lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last is due on April 14. Most states are in the favour extending the lockdown and the same was conveyed to the Prime Minister in a video conference by chief ministers on Saturday.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said he told Modi in the meeting that Maharashtra will continue lockdown after April 14. The lockdown can be relaxed in certain areas while on others it will become stricter.

“Maharashtra will continue to be locked down till 30th April. The state will show the way to the country even in these tough times,” the chief minister said.

“On Monday, we will complete 5 weeks since the first case of Coronavirus was reported in the state. We can say that till now we have been successful in preventing the multiplication of the number of cases up to some extent,” Thackeray added.

He also said that the decision on lifting the curbs completely after April 30 will be taken depending upon the prevailing situation.

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