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Coronavirus LIVE: PM says ‘jaan bhi jahaan bhi’ on calls to extend lockdown

Worldwide number for coronavirus cases has topped the 1.7-million mark, and the death toll has already crossed 100,000. Stay tuned to Business Standard for LIVE updates

BS Web Team  | New Delhi

Last Updated at April 11, 2020 16:57 IST

PM Modi during his interaction with state chief ministers. (Source: GoUP)

Coronavirus in India update: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to extend the lockdown beyond April 14, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after a meeting with chief ministers conducted over video on Saturday. 
“PM has taken the correct decision to extend lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than in many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp to extend it,” Kejriwal tweeted after the meeting. According to the Health Ministry, confirmed cases jumped to 7,600 and the death toll climbed to 249.
Odisha and Punjab have already extended the lockdown toll April 30 while many other states have said they want to. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told Modi that there is huge uncertainty over the incidence rate of the disease and that the nation is in for a long fight.

Coronavirus world update: So far, more than half a million people in the US have been infected by the novel coronavirus, and 18,761 have died. The worldwide death toll from coronavirus has surpassed 103,639.

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