Balbir Singh Sidhu

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‘Depends on chief minister,’ says Punjab Health Minister on extending Covid-19 lockdown

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will decide whether or not the coronavirus lockdown in the state will be extended.

Sidhu said that the chief minister will consult all the departments and there could be a state cabinet meeting over the same.

The 21-day nationwide coronavirus lockdown was extended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14. The lockdown will now come to an end on May 3.

Telangana was the first state that decided to extend the Covid-19 lockdown beyond May 3.

Source: Hindustan Times