Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy announced the decision to extend the lockdown on Monday.
- Relaxations will be made for certain sectors, said the Puducherry CM
- Puducherry now has 6 active cases of Covid-19
- On Monday, Tamil Nadu also extended the lockdown till April 30
The Puducherry government on Monday announced the extension of the Covid-19 lockdown till April 30 in the union territory to check its spread.
The extension was in line with the decision of neighbouring Tamil Nadu to contain the spread of the infection, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy told PTI.
He also said certain relaxations would be made for sectors such as fishery. Puducherry has six active cases of coronavirus and all are undergoing treatment at a government hospital here.
Narayanasamy had on Sunday said he was waiting for guidelines from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the extension of the lockdown, a similar line initially adopted by the Tamil Nadu government also.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday announced the extension of the lockdown in the state till April 30 in line with states like Odisha and Telangana and said the move was in accordance with the recommendations of medical and public health experts.