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Centre rubbishes rumours of extending 21-day lockdown, terms it ‘baseless’

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Indian policemen push barricades to place them in the center of a a road leading to historic India Gate, during a one-day nationwide Janata (civil) curfew imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 on March 22, 2020 in New Delhi, India. Death toll due to coronavirus in India reached seven on Sunday with three more fatalities as the country observed a “janta curfew” or public lockdown on the appeal of Prime Minister Narendara Modi. Besides placing under lockdown till March 31st, 75 districts with confirmed coronavirus cases , the government also decided to shut down train, metro and inter-state services to curb the spread of the global pandemic in India. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

The government on Monday said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown which came into force on Tuesday midnight.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting tweeted, saying Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has denied media reports claiming that the government will extend the lockdown.

“There are rumours & media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless,” it said.

The 21-day lockdown is aimed at checking the spread of the coronavirus.

Following the lockdown, there has been a massive exodus of migrant workers from big cities to their villages after being rendered jobless.

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