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Amid spurt in COVID-19 cases, PM Modi says not possible to end lockdown on April 14

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that by all accounts, it will not be possible to end the lockdown on April 14, amid a spurt in coronavirus cases. In a video conferencing meeting with the floor leaders of parties whose combined strength of MPs in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adds up to five, he said he would consult with Chief Ministers, but it looked unlikely that the lockdown could end anytime soon.

Life will not be the same again after COVID-19, said the PM, adding that there would be “pre-corona and post-corona”.

“Massive behavioural, social and personal changes will have to take place,” PM Modi reportedly told political leaders in the video conference.

The meeting was held to discuss the fight against coronavirus as the number of cases in the country climbed to 5,194. A detailed presentation was made by the Health Secretary, Home Secretary, and Rural Affairs Secretary about the coronavirus outbreak in India and the steps taken to combat the contagious and deadly virus.

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