No hope for tourism revival in Punjab & Odisha; as the state governments decide to extend lockdown till 30th April
With the announcement of lockdown extension, Punjab has become the second state after Odisha to do so
The Punjab government has announced to extend the coronavirus lockdown till April 30. With the announcement of lockdown extension, Punjab has become second state after Odisha to do so. The decision was taken at a meeting of the council of ministers held in Punjab.
The announcement was made taking into account the spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the past few days, pushing the total count to 132 so far with 11 deaths.
However, earlier in the day, in his address to the media via video conference, hosted by the AICC from New Delhi, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had indicated that his government was seriously thinking of extending the lockdown as the time did not appear to be right for lifting the ongoing restrictions.
He also said the government was looking for ways to extricate the state from the restrictions and enable it to function with the coronavirus around. A high-powered committee with several doctors, medical and other experts, was examining the situation and will soon submit its report on the lockdown exit strategy, the Chief Minister said.