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covidPrime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to nation announced further extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3. It has been decided to extend lockdown till May 3, suggestions from various stakeholders including states and people have favoured extension of lockdown, said PM Modi. PM said that India gained from timely measures of social distancing and lockdown and is in a much stable position in comparison to several powerful countries of the world. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases crossed 10,000-mark in India on Tuesday morning, while the death toll reached 339. Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his address at 10 am today, the last day of the nationwide lockdown, which was imposed for a period of three weeks to mitigate the transmission of Coronavirus in India.

The world's second-most populous country is extending its nationwide lockdown until May 3 to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a televised speech that aired Tuesday.

“India didn’t wait for the problem to escalate. Instead, as soon as the problem appeared, we tried to stop it by making swift decisions. I can't imagine what the situation would have been had such quick decisions not been taken,” he said."