In his third address to the nation on April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the country-wide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus would be extended till May 3.
PM Modi said the government would monitor the situation state-wise, and could provide some relaxation, depending on the number of cases.
The prime minister added that the central and state governments were working to address supply chain issues. He didn’t elaborate on steps that would be taken, but this is a step forward – especially for delivery startups such as Amazon, Bigbasket, Swiggy, Zomato, and Dunzo.
India went into lockdown from March 25, and although government guidelines had allowed movement of essential goods and services, things came to a standstill due to a complete breakdown of the supply chain.