Newspaper Headlines: Centre Extends Lockdown Till May 31 And Other Top Stories

Updated: May 18, 2020 08:40 IST

India extended the coronavirus lockdown for two more weeks with the fourth phase providing more relaxations outside the containment zones on Sunday. The Union Health Ministry said the number of total positive cases due to COVID-19 climbed to 90,927 Sunday.

Newspaper Headlines: Centre Extends Lockdown Till May 31 And Other Top Stories
Hindustan Times: The lead headline today focused on the government lifting many curbs on Sunday and that state governments will grade zones based on the prevalence of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases and extend the nationwide lockdown imposed in March-end to stop the spread of the contagion till May 31. The other stories in focus include that the Delhi government will announce on Monday what citizens can and cannot do in the national capital, India recording 5,084 new COVID-19 cases and 154 deaths, the highest single-day spike and Cyclone Amphan to make landfall in Bengal on May 20. More
Newspaper Headlines: Centre Extends Lockdown Till May 31 And Other Top Stories
Asian Age: The headline story gives detailed report of the fourth phase of countrywide lockdown, which will continue till May 31, along with the government's list of relaxations to give further boost to economy. The other big headline was about the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcement on the privatisation of the public sector units in non-strategic sectors, and 5000 new COVID-19 cases with 120 deaths in a day in India. More
Newspaper Headlines: Centre Extends Lockdown Till May 31 And Other Top Stories
Deccan Herald: The main story focused on the fifth and last tranche of the Centre's Rs 20 lakh-crore stimulus to soften the Covid-19 blow mostly dealt with the economic reforms and left businesses.   Other main reports include the centre extending the lockdown till May 31 but allowing some relaxations, including inter-state and intra-state bus travel, plying of autos and taxis and opening of all shops, while allowing the states to decide on the colour-coding of zones. More

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