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Assam writes to Centre favouring extension of lockdown by 2 more weeks

An Indian Army personnel sanitizes his luggage after arrived by a special army train in Guwahati railway station on May 13, 2020.

An Indian Army personnel sanitizes his luggage after arrived by a special army train in Guwahati railway station on May 13, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Ritu Raj Konwar

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the state has written to the Centre urging it to extend the ongoing lockdown by two more weeks from May 18.

The third phase of the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown is scheduled to end on May 17.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Sonowal said all states were supposed to give their feedback on the extension of the lockdown by Friday, and the Assam government has already conveyed its stand to the Centre.

 

The state has also conveyed its views on the relaxations it wants in the fourth phase of the lockdown, Mr. Sonowal said.

“Let the Government of India take a view on that. I don’t want to say much about this now. All the states have written to the Centre, which will take a decision on the extension,” he added.

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