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Goa CM welcomes extension of lockdown till May 3

Panaji, April 14 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to extend the national lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 till May 3.

“I welcome the decision of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji to extend the lockdown till 3rd May 2020 in view of #COVID19 pandemic. Goa Govt would ensure that all Central guidelines are followed to strengthen the fight against #COVID19,” Sawant tweeted, soon after Modi’s address to the nation, where he announced the extension of the lockdown, promised some relaxations and said that the country had adequate food and medicinal supplies.

Health Minister and state Bharatiya Janata Party president Sadanand Shet Tanavade also welcomed the extension of lockdown.

“We are all united under the guidance of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodiAJi in our war against this Pandemic,” Rane tweeted.

“Extending lockdown until May 3 is the only solution, considering the fact that lives are at stake! During the #Lockdown2, let us honour the request by PM #Modi Ji and follow the discipline in a similar way as we have been doing since last 21 days for our own safety!” Tanavade also tweeted.

–IANS

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