NDMA advised to continue the lockdown measures upto May 31
NEW DELHI, May 17,
The Union home ministry extended the lockdown for another two weeks till May 31 to contain the spread of Covid-19 today. While the detailed guidelines on easing of restrictions were awaited, officials sources revealed that the centre is likely to allow public transport and reopening of restaurants and shopping malls subject to certain conditions.
National Disaster Management Authority, the apex disaster management body, in its recommendations to home ministry said, “Considering the fact that lockdown measures need to be implemented for a further period in the country to contain the spread of COVID 19. The NDMA in exercise of its powers under the Disaster Management act, 2005, directs the Ministeries, departments of Government of India, States governments and authorities to continue the lockdown measures upto May 31”.