Lockdown may get extended for 15 days: Goa CM after meeting Amit Shah

WION Web Team Panaji, Goa May 29, 2020, 11.53 AM(IST)

Amit Shah and Goa CM Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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Other officials present in the meeting, too, expressed possibilities of extension of the lockdown.

Four days before lockdown 4.0 ends, Union Home Minister Amit Shah organized a meeting with all the Chief Ministers to discuss and strategize about fighting the pandemic and extending the lockdown.

After the meeting, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the lockdown might be extended for 15 more days, but with few relaxations.

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Addressing the media, he said, "I spoke to HM Shah on phone and I feel lockdown may be extended for 15 more days. However, we demand that there should be some relaxations - restaurants should be allowed with social distancing at 50 per cent capacity. Many people also want gyms to resume."

He also added that he is in favour of an extension of the lockdown, as he feels it is needed to flatten the rising curve.

Other officials present in the meeting, too, expressed possibilities of extension of the lockdown.

As per the official figures, India's death toll has taken over China. Total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 1,65,799 including 89,987 active cases and 71,105 cured/discharged/migrated.