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PM Modi's address: Total withdrawal, partial lifting or extension of lockdown? Here are a few possibilities

The DPIIT has asked the Home Ministry to look at the possibility of letting a few sectors restart operations.

April 14, 2020 / 09:03 AM IST

Will he? Won’t he?

These are the two questions that 1.3 billion Indians are asking amid expectations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may announce a restricted withdrawal of the nationwide lockdown.

The 21-day lockdown announced on March 24 to contain the spread of COVID-19, which has brought economic activity to a screeching halt, affecting livelihoods of millions, ends on April 14.

There's widespread anticipation that the restrictions could first be rolled back in a phased manner in those areas where there are fewer instances of COVID-19 positive cases.