KCR suggests extending the lock, UP hints at it too

HYDERABAD/LUCKNOW: The Prime Minister suggested on Monday that the national blockade be extended for a couple of weeks to contain the spread.

You have sent your suggestion to PM Narendra Modi even when Uttar Pradesh hinted that the blockade could be extended. “In the last days, the number of cases in UP has increased due to the assistants, who represent more than half of the total cases in the state. It would be premature to assume at this point that the closure will be lifted on April 14, said UP's additional chief secretary Awanish Awasthi.

KCR suggested that the curbs should be lifted after June 3. “According to my knowledge and experience, a blockade is the only weapon to contain the spread of coronavirus cases in the country. It should continue for the next one to two weeks to deal with the situation, he told reporters. Referring to a report by, he said that for countries like India, the blockade was the only mantra to deal with the pandemic.