LIVE Lockdown Day17: COVID19 cases jump above 6761, Deaths at 206 in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the leaders of the opposition and other parties through video conferencing to reduce the outbreak of Corona virus.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the leaders of the opposition and other parties through video conferencing to reduce the outbreak of Corona virus. During this, he described the situation in the country as 'Social Emergency'. It also indicated that the lockdown cannot be removed from all over India.
So far 6761 corona infected have been found in the country. The death toll from this virus has reached 206. According to the Ministry of Health, 700 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours.
-Punjab government announces extension of the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 1, becoming the second state after Odisha to do so.
-Govt to give life insurance cover up to Rs 35 lakh to FCI officials, labourers if succumbed to COVID-19 while on duty: Food Minister
-12 more persons tested positive for COVID19 in West Bengal. Total active cases in the state stand at 89.
-In last 48 hours, about 1487 COVID19 cases reported across the country: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
-Over 65 unidentified people have been booked for obstructing cremation of a COVID19 patient in Jalandhar's Harnam Daspura, Punjab.
-Police commissioners UP and DM Lucknow gave a new order regarding the lockdown. Under this, traffic has been banned completely except supply of essential commodities from 9:30 am to 6 pm Today.
-5 more people, two of them Nizamuddin event attendees, test positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi: BMC
-First COVID-19 death in Assam at Silchar Medical College Hospital: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
-149 arrested across Noida & Greater Noida for allegedly defying COVID-19 lockdown on Thursday; number of violators sent behind bars since restrictions came into force in March reaches 2,316: Police