May 17, 2020 / 1:08 PM / 9 days ago

India's disaster management authority requests coronavirus lockdown be extended to May 31

NEW DELHI, May 17 (Reuters) - India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday requested that a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus be extended to May 31.

The NDMA, that is responsible for setting policy on the lockdown, made its request in a letter to India’s interior ministry, that is expected to issue detailed guidelines on the lockdown later on Sunday. (Reporting by Nigam Prusty, writing by Alasdair Pal; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

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