A group of ministers on Tuesday proposed that all educational institutions should remain closed for another four weeks. The GoM has also suggested extending the ban on religious gatherings for a similar period. Reports, quoting govt sources said that these could be an indication that the government will lift the countrywide lockdown over coronavirus in a staggered manner. The 3-week lockdown is expected to end on April 14. But with the number of coronavirus cases showing a steady rise, several states have indicated that they would prefer an extension.