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Telangana, Maharashtra Join 2 Other States In Extending Lockdown To April 30

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Telangana, Maharashtra Join 2 Other States In Extending Lockdown To April 30

Coronavirus Lockdown Telangana becomes fourth state to extend lockdown

New Delhi:

Four states – Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Odisha – have extended the coronavirus lockdown, currently in effect across the country, in their respective territories till April 30. The 21-day lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month to halt the spread of the infectious virus, is scheduled to end on Tuesday.

Earlier today the Prime Minister held a video call with 13 chief ministers to decide on extending the clampdown – a request made by several state leaders in recent days.

At the end of the four-hour meeting PM Modi indicated the lockdown will be extended by two weeks, although an official announcement has to be made. He did, however, say the centre would change its lockdown tactics, after several states pointed out the current scenario was damaging the economy.

Of the four states to announce an extension of the lockdown before the centre, Telangana and Maharashtra did so today. Punjab announced it on Friday and Odisha, the first to do so, did it on Thursday.

All states (and Bengal too, although Mamata Banerjee has yet to decide on extending the lockdown there) have highlighted the need to ease restrictions on farmers with harvesting season rapidly approaching.

“We have 40 lakh acres of paddy and a bumper crop of 14 lakh acres of maize. This should have been a record and a celebration, but we’re not doing that because of coronavirus,” Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, or KCR, told reporters on Saturday.

Hours before KCR’s comment, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said “after April 14, whatever we will do will be according to a plan“, and added that farming activities across the state would be allowed to continue.

On Friday Punjab’s Amarinder Singh said that post-April 14 he would lift restrictions on farmers to help them harvest crops. The state is expecting a bumper wheat crop of around 185 lakh tonnes and it is necessary to ensure adequate harvest arrangements, he said.

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All four states to extend lockdown – Punjab, Telangana, Maharashtra and Odisha – have said agriculture and related activities will be allowed to function

While announcing the extension Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said “life will not be the same ever“. He too green-lit agriculture and animal husbandry-related activities, albeit with stress on social distancing.

Odisha is also one of a few places in the country to have made face masks compulsory when stepping out of the home. The others are Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Nagaland.

Meanwhile, all states have also pressed the centre to provide financial relief in this time of crisis. The centre has announced plans to set up a five-year fully-funded COVID-19 package worth Rs 15,000 crore to boost health infrastructure, but this will be rolled out in three phases.

The Prime Minister, faced with recommendations from state leaders, suggested specific measures for agriculture and allied sectors, including modification of laws to facilitate sale of farm produce; this will help vegetables reach end consumers quicker and ensure people stay indoors.

The centre will also issue directions to restart the construction industry in a graded manner, sources said, adding that Union Ministers had been directed to return to work in their offices from Monday.

Across India over 7,500 cases have been reported and 242 people have died. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number (1,574 cases, 110 deaths). Telangana has 504 cases and nine deaths, Punjab has 132 cases and 11 deaths, and Odisha has 48 cases and one death.

World

17,25,270Cases

12,29,869Active

3,90,456Recovered

1,04,945Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 185 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,25,270 and 1,04,945 have died; 12,29,869 are active cases and 3,90,456 have recovered as on April 11, 2020 at 9:40 pm.

India

7,529 768Cases

6,634 595Active

653 137Recovered

242 36Deaths

In India, there are 7,529 confirmed cases including 242 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,634 and 653 have recovered as on April 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai496

Pune130

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane31

Sangli24

Ahmednagar21

Nagpur16

Aurangabad8

Latur8

Palghar7

Raigad6

Satara5

Yavatmal4

Buldhana4

Osmanabad4

Kolhapur2

Hingoli2

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Nashik1

Sindhudurg1

Amravati1

Jalna1

Jalgaon1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*732

1574 210

1276 134

188 63

110 13

DistrictCases

Chennai151

Coimbatore60

Dindigul44

Tirunelveli38

Erode32

Tiruchirappalli30

Namakkal28

Ranipet27

Tiruppur27

Theni24

Madurai24

Karur22

Chengalpattu19

Villupuram16

Thoothukudi16

Cuddalore13

Thiruvallur12

Thiruvarur12

Nagapattinam11

Salem11

Thanjavur11

Virudhunagar11

Tiruvannamalai9

Kanchipuram7

Vellore6

Kanniyakumari6

Sivaganga5

The Nilgiris4

Tirupattur4

Ramanathapuram2

Kallakurichi2

Perambalur1

Ariyalur1

Details Awaited*225

911 77

859 54

44 23

8

DistrictCases

South172

Central100

North66

Shahdara60

New Delhi55

South West21

West18

South East18

East14

North East9

North West5

Details Awaited*365

903 5

864 4

25

14 1

DistrictCases

Jaipur67

Jodhpur29

Bhilwara23

Jhunjhunu18

Tonk11

Churu7

Ajmer5

Bikaner5

Dausa5

Dungarpur5

Bharatpur4

Kota4

Jaisalmer3

Alwar3

Nagaur2

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Dholpur1

Sikar1

Banswara1

Udaipur1

Details Awaited*354

553 90

529 90

21

3

DistrictCases

Hyderabad168

Nizamabad26

Warangal Urban23

Medchal Malkajgiri16

Nalgonda13

Jogulamba Gadwal12

Ranga Reddy12

Adilabad10

Kamareddy9

Karimnagar8

Mahabubnagar8

Suryapet8

Sangareddy7

Jagitial4

Vikarabad4

Medak4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Nirmal4

Nagarkurnool2

Mulugu2

Jangoan2

Peddapalli2

Siddipet1

Mahabubabad1

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Details Awaited*153

504 31

452 21

43 8

9 2

DistrictCases

Indore101

Bhopal42

Morena12

Jabalpur7

Ujjain7

Barwani3

Khargone3

Chhindwara2

Dewas2

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Vidisha1

Details Awaited*259

443 184

410 167

0

33 17

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar58

Agra51

Meerut33

Ghaziabad23

Lucknow21

Saharanpur16

Shamli14

Kanpur Nagar8

Sitapur8

Varanasi7

Bareilly6

Maharajganj6

Ghazipur5

Basti5

Firozabad4

Hathras4

Baghpat4

Kheri4

Pratapgarh3

Hapur3

Azamgarh3

Bulandshahr3

Jaunpur3

Muzaffarnagar2

Rae Bareli2

Mathura2

Mirzapur2

Pilibhit2

Banda2

Prayagraj1

Auraiya1

Shahjahanpur1

Kaushambi1

Barabanki1

Moradabad1

Bijnor1

Budaun1

Hardoi1

Details Awaited*120

433 2

397 2

32

4

DistrictCases

Kurnool42

Spsr Nellore23

Krishna12

Visakhapatnam11

Guntur10

Y.s.r. Kadapa9

West Godavari7

Chittoor6

Anantapur5

Prakasam4

East Godavari2

Details Awaited*250

381 18

364 14

11 4

6

DistrictCases

Kasaragod139

Kannur47

Ernakulam22

Thiruvananthapuram15

Pathanamthitta14

Malappuram11

Thrissur10

Idukki8

Kozhikode7

Palakkad6

Kollam5

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*72

364 7

239

123 27

2

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad76

Surat18

Bhavnagar13

Gandhinagar12

Vadodara12

Rajkot9

Patan5

Porbandar3

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Anand1

Sabar Kantha1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*147

308 67

258 60

31 5

19 2

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban58

Mysuru34

Bidar10

Chikballapur10

Uttar Kannad10

Belagavi7

Dakshin Kannad7

Ballari6

Kalaburagi6

Bagalkot5

Bengaluru Rural5

Udupi4

Mandya3

Davangere2

Gadag1

Tumakuru1

Kodagu1

Dharwad1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*42

214 17

171 10

37 7

6

DistrictCases

Srinagar33

Bandipora24

Baramulla16

Badgam9

Jammu5

Kupwara5

Udhampur4

Pulwama3

Rajauri3

Shopian3

Ganderbal2

Details Awaited*100

207 23

197 23

6

4

DistrictCases

Gurugram33

Faridabad19

Palwal17

Nuh12

Karnal5

Ambala4

Panipat4

Fatehabad3

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Bhiwani2

Rohtak1

Kaithal1

Sonipat1

Jind1

Hisar1

Charki Dadri1

Details Awaited*67

177 8

145 8

29

3

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar23

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

Amritsar10

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Ropar3

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Sas Mohali1

Moga1

Barnala1

Patiala1

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Details Awaited*46

132

116

5

11

DistrictCases

Kolkata34

Howrah14

Medinipur East8

Nadia5

Kalimpong5

Hooghly4

Jalpaiguri4

24 Paraganas North3

24 Paraganas South3

Purba Bardhaman3

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Medinipur West1

Details Awaited*39

126 10

105 10

16

5

DistrictCases

Patna5

Munger4

Saharsa2

Begusarai1

Darbhanga1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Siwan1

Details Awaited*44

60

59

0

1

DistrictCases

Khordha31

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Jajapur1

Kalahandi1

Kendrapara1

Puri1

Details Awaited*8

48 4

45 4

2

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun13

Udam Singh Nagar4

Nainital3

Almora1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*13

35

30

5

0

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Marigaon4

Nalbari4

Goalpara3

Cachar1

Dhubri1

Hailakandi1

Kamrup1

Karimganj1

Lakhimpur1

Kamrup Metro1

South Salmara Mancachar1

Details Awaited*1

29

28

0

1 1

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*25

28

21

6

1

DistrictCases

Raipur4

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*11

18 8

9 8

9

0

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*17

17 4

16 4

0

1

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*2

15

5

10

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

Details Awaited*1

11

11

0

0

DistrictCases

North Goa5

South Goa1

Details Awaited*1

7

6

1

0

DistrictCases

Mahe1

Details Awaited*6

7 2

6 2

1

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Thoubal1

2

1

1

0

DistrictCases

Gomati1

Details Awaited*1

2 1

2 1

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

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