No plans to extend lockdown: Centre

Source : SIFY
Author : SIFY
Last Updated: Mon, Mar 30th, 2020, 10:42:09hrs



New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday said he was 'surprised' at reports suggestive of an extension in the 21-day nationwide lockdown period.  

The top bureaucrat dismissed the speculation, saying that there were no such plans to do the same.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought the nation's forgiveness for imposing a monumental lockdown on the country, saying it was a question of life and death and expressed confidence that "we will definitely win the battle" against the coronavirus menace that has claimed 25 lives in India so far.