Yes, the COVID-19 Lockdown date in India has been extended for two more weeks starting from May 18th, 2020. This means the lockdown has been extended till the 31st of May, 2020.
- Initially the lockdown order dated 24 th of March 2020 was for a period of 21 days with effect from 25th of March, 2020, i.e, till the 14th of April, 2020.
- Then further extension was notified by the Government from the 14th of April, 2020 till the 3rd of May, 2020.
- Thereafter the lockdown was extended till the 18th of May, 2020 and further extended till the 31st of May, 2020.
These directions to States are a result of the order by the National Disaster Management Authority, which is the national authority under the Disaster Management Act. Under this law, the Authority has the power to issue guidelines as per Section 10(2)(1), by which they can request Ministries, Departments of Central Government, State Government and UT’s to comply with their directions and implement them strictly. Read more here.
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