People look out from their balconies at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who was present during a sanitation drive in Mayur Vihar Phase II, on day twenty of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Coronavirus on April 13, 2020 in New Delhi, India.
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India’s coronavirus lockdown has been extended until May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an address to the nation. The initial 21-day lockdown was due to be lifted Tuesday.
Modi explained that the lockdown, as well as other social distancing measures, have benefited the country despite the economic costs incurred. He also said India needs to be “very vigilant” about hot spots.
“We will have to keep a close and strict watch on the places which run the risk of becoming hot-spots. The creation of new hot-spots will further challenge our hard work and penance,” Modi said, according to an English version of his speech uploaded online by his office.
He added that until…