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Maharashtra with 1,574 coronavirus cases & 110 deaths extends lockdown till April 30

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said that the lockdown announced last month to contain the coronavirus infection will extend at least till April 30. Some relaxation may be allowed later, he said, but it would depend on the behaviour of the people of the state.

“From April 14 till at least April 30, there will be a lockdown. Somewhere we can relax the lockdown but will tell you about it (later). It all depends on how you behave in the lockdown. Don’t crowd to get groceries,” he said in an address to the people of the state.

“Whoever can, please work from home,” he added.

Thackeray was one of the 13 chief ministers who discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conference if the lockdown—scheduled to end on April 14—should be extended.

The PM at the meeting indicated that the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic would be extended by two weeks after considering the requests of the chief ministers, who preferred a longer containment period.

“I was asked to give an opinion in the conference. I told the PM we will keep the lockdown even after April 14,” he said.

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country with 1,574 coronavirus cases, including 110 deaths.

“The death rate here is a bit higher because of high-risk patients, especially people aged 60 and above who have medical conditions,” he explained.

Ahmedabad reports 75 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, 124 fresh cases across Gujarat takes tally to 432