NFTV: Odisha: National Desk: The central government on Sunday extended the nationwide lockdown for two more weeks till May 31st, 2020. The extension of two weeks comes after surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The National Disaster Management Authority ( NDMA ) issued an order to continue the COVID-19 lockdown, accordingly, the National Executive Committee has been issued guidelines keeping in view economic activities.
The authorities further directed departments concerned to issue modifications in the guidelines as necessary, keeping in view the need to open up economic activities while containing the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, it said.
The extension came amid considerable relaxations being introduced in non-containment zones across the country. The order came as the lockdown 3.0 was to end on Sunday midnight.