Himachal CM favours lockdown extension beyond May 3

Himachal CM favours lockdown extension beyond May 3

A woman carries a LPG cylinder on her back as another woman walks past her, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kullu, Monday, April 27, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said lockdown should continue beyond May 3 to curb the spread of coronavirus, an official spokesperson said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the situation arising due to COVID-19 in the country, which is under a 40-day lockdown since March 25 to contain the pandemic.

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Supporting the lockdown extension, Thakur said the restrictions on movement of people should continue as COVID-19 cases are still emerging.

“The lockdown should be extended after May 3 to check the spread of novel coronavirus,” he said.

The chief minister, however, said states should be allowed to resume economic activities particularly in the green zones.