The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has announced a complete lockdown for four of its major districts, including the capital Chennai.
The lockdown will restart from June 19 and will be extended till the end of the month.
During the lockdown period, only essential services will be allowed to operate in the affected areas.
Tamil Nadu is the latest state to extend its lockdown after the Indian government announced earlier this month that it will begin opening up the economy and facilitate movement after more than two months of restrictions.
Earlier in June, the states of West Bengal, Punjab and Mizoram also announced lockdown extensions.
Tamil Nadu has recorded the second highest number of cases in the country. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 46,504 cases have been reported there, including 479 deaths.