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‘Lockdown’ extended till Jun 6

‘Lockdown’ extended till Jun 6

The Cabinet Division issued a circular today, extending the ongoing countrywide restrictions on movement and public transport till Jun 6 in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19. The circular urged the authorities concerned to take necessary steps in this regard.

The government has again extended the ongoing lockdown or restrictions on public movement and gathering for another week to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The lockdown will remain in force from May 31 to June 6, the Cabinet Division on Sunday (May 30) issued a gazette notification, local media reported.

On May 24, the government had extended the countrywide lockdown until May 30.

As Covid-19 cases kept growing at an alarming rate since mid-March, the government had imposed a nationwide lockdown for one week from April 5.

Later, a stricter lockdown was announced from Apr 14 to 21. On Apr 28, the government again extended the restrictions until May 5 and issued six fresh directives.