New Delhi, May 28. 2020.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has termed a report claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make an announcement on on the extension of lockdown on his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ as speculative.
The ministry on his Twitter account shared a report that said the prime minister will address the nation through ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on May 31, which is the last day of the fourth phase of coronavirus-enforced lockdown. During the programme, he “may throw some light on Lockdown 5.0”, said the report citing its sources.
The report further claimed that the fifth phase of the lockdown will mainly focus on 11 cities with 70 percent of the total coronavirus cases in India. It will include Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Thane, Indore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Surat and Kolkata.“The Centre may also consider allowing religious places to be reopened in Lockdown 5.0 but with certain conditions,” the report stated.