Ranchi, April 13 (IANS) The Jharkhand government in principal has agreed to extend the lockdown but a final decision will be taken after the Prime Ministers address to the nation on Tuesday.

“The lockdown was discussed during Cabinet meeting. We agreed to extend the lockdown but the final decision will be taken by Chief Minister Hemant Soren after Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday” said Badal Patralekh , Agriculture Minister.

He said ” the harvesting will be allowed with social distancing. The decision of lockdown extension will taken considering the labour and other classes of the society”.

Jharkhand had imposed lockdown on March 22. Till now Jharkhand has witnessed two deaths and 19 positive coronavirus cases in the state.

Jharkhand cabinet on Monday decided to give two months ration to each family of the state. The labourers trapped outside the state during lockdown will be given Rs 2,000 per month.

–IANS

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