The government of India to extend the lockdown, imposed because of the pandemic coronavirus, duration and rules to be announced, said Prime Minister Narendra modi.

"Experts say the coronavirus remains here. But we can’t afford to have our lives controlled by the coronavirus. We put the masks on and will adhere to social distance, but not abandon our dreams. The fourth phase of isolation will have different rules, and we will build on the proposals by States (India). The new measures will be announced may 18," said modi during his fifth appeal to the Indians since the start of the pandemic coronavirus.

Earlier, the Ministry of internal Affairs has extended the current March 25 isolation in the country until may 17 and instructed the States to provide "red", "orange" and "green" zone depending on the number of cases of coronavirus. In the "green" and "orange" zones with certain restrictions, permitted to travel by taxi and public transport, factories and private shops. In all zones prohibited work training and entertainment closed the border between the States of the country, banned flying on airplanes, trains and the metro, the exceptions are freight trains and flights.

According to recent reports, India is 70.7 thousand people infected with coronavirus, recovered to 22.4 thousand died 2 293 people.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest world health organization, worldwide there were more than 3.9 million cases, more than 274 thousand people died.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.