Following an over four-hour meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Ministers of various states on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there was a broad consensus on extending the lockdown for two more weeks. The lockdown, which was effective from March 25 was to end April 14, however, days prior to the deadline, there has been talks about extension and it has got everyone talking online.
Social media was abuzz with reactions and although people understand that the extension is for their own good in order to stop the spread of the infection that has killed over 240 people in the country, many lamented on social media how they miss doing normal things like going to office or colleges.
While some were excited to “keep enjoying time at home”, others wondered they’ll lose track of time when this all ends. With #LockdownExtended and #LockdownExtension, people around the country are sharing how they are feeling with the fact that it may continue till end of this month.
‘The Lockdown won’t be that long’
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) April 11, 2020
When government announce 30 April lockdown has extended to 31 May, but for your own good. pic.twitter.com/yodH6EpXf4
— Reetha Thomas (@peyuu06) April 11, 2020
3 days left Lock down
For lockdown. Extended till
To end. 30th april . pic.twitter.com/UCoitceoFX
— himanshu maheshwari 2.0 (@kakanihimanshuu) April 11, 2020
Anyone: Since lockdown is getting extended, how do you feel about it? Will you face any issues?
— Renil Gangwal (@FitfullyFunny) April 11, 2020
*Lockdown will be extended till 1st may*
Me to lockdown… pic.twitter.com/aNujtKV3NW
— Vaibhav Vikash (@PCM_bakchod) April 11, 2020
— Ameen Ali (@ameenali24) April 11, 2020
Me after learning lockdown got extended pic.twitter.com/lYOP41LYjK
— Aginner (@aginner_) April 11, 2020
Lockdown will be extended for 2 more weeks
— Karan (@Karan26369244) April 11, 2020
So apparently the lockdown has been extended till 30th April and schools and colleges will remain closed till 10th June? 🥳😭🥳😭
Me be like: pic.twitter.com/Xl1AkLOnZd
— aloo biriyani stan account (@blob_of_butter) April 11, 2020
Me…. 👇 pic.twitter.com/EzkyWGScZM
— Being Wasim (Radhe) (@SalmanWasim02) April 11, 2020
— Shakib Anwar (@Shakib__Anwar) April 11, 2020
— NillSoley (@TakluHaiwaan) April 11, 2020
The coronavirus-linked death rose to 242 with 7,529 positive cases in India on Friday. The total number of cases include 652 recovered or discharged and the deceased.
Globally, more than 100,000 people have died from the disease, with nearly 70 per cent of fatalities in Europe, according to data by John Hopkins. At least 103,874 people have died with Italy having the highest toll with 18,849 deaths, closely followed by the United States (18,780) and Spain (16,353).
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