#Lockdown4point0 : NDMA Extends Nationwide Till May 31, Air, Metro, Bus Travel Remain Suspended

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As announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation of Lockdown 4.0, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA ) has announced that country wide national lockdown has been extended till May 31.

The first Lockdown was from March 24 to April 14. The second from April 14 to may 3. Third from May 4 to May 17th an d now comes the fourth till May 31.

In an order, the NDMA said lockdown measures need to be implemented for a further period of 14 days in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Air travel for passengers, except for domestic medical services to remain prohibited. Metro rail services are also prohibited.

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,872 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 90,927 Sunday morning, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The NDMA, in exercise of powers under Section 6 (2) (i) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, hereby directs the ministries and departments of the Government of India, state governments and state authorities to continue the lockdown measures up to May 31, NDMA member secretary G V V Sarma said.

The authority further directs the National Executive Committee, headed by the Union Home Secretary, to issue modifications in the guidelines as necessary, keeping in view the need to open up economic activities while containing the spread of COVID-19, the order said.

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