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With talks about lockdown extensions, people react with memes about their mood

As many as three states — Maharashtra, Punjab and Odisha — have announced that lockdown will be extended till April 30. Other CMs too were on board and are trying to work out a favorable plan to fight the infectious disease.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | April 11, 2020 10:53:44 pm
india lockdown extension, odisha lockdown extension, maharashtra lockdown extension, punjab lockdown extension, coronavirus lockdown states, lockdown extension memes, viral news, indian express So far some states have already decided to extend the period of lockdown and it dominated conversations online.

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.

As many as four states — Maharashtra, Telangana, Punjab and Odisha — have announced that lockdown will be extended till April 30 till now. (Coronavirus LIVE News Updates here)

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.

Sample these:

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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