India has entered 26th day of nationwide lockdown amidst the constant rise in the number of Coronavirus positive cases daily. The latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, the COVID-19 cases hiked to 17,265 in the country and the death toll is 543. The tally of those cured, discharged from hospital is 2,547, the ministry said.
There are 1,553 new cases and 36 deaths in last 24 hours, the ministry’s data showed. The government has said that there will some relaxation under the discernment of the local administration in the lockdown in areas outside the containment zone from Monday, April 20.
The areas declared as Coronavirus hotspots will continue be in strict restrictions from the authorities. PM Narendra Modi, last week, had extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3. Telangana, after its constant troubled situation has further extended it till May 7.
Whereas the brighter side is, CM Pramod Sawant has declared Goa as ‘Zero Coronavirus case state’ after all seven patients tested negative for the infection. Manipur CM Biren Singh too declared his state ‘Corona Free’ after all seven patients recovered.