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Lockdown extended: Here is how Opposition leaders reacted

Modi asserted that the permission will be conditional and the rules for stepping outside the house will be very strict.

New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi seen wearing a mask during video-conferencing with the Chief Ministers over COVID19, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the extension of lockdown till May 3 but hinted at some relaxations post-April 20 at places where COVID-19 cases remain under control and no spurt in the cases is reported.

Here’s how Opposition leaders reacted to the lockdown extension:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted

Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram tweeted

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said

National Conference leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tweeted

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said

Samajwadi Party chief and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav said

India’s total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 10,363 including 8,988 active cases, 1,035 cured/discharged and 339 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said earlier on Tuesday.