With 9,851 new cases, India registers a new steep spike.

India has reported 9,851 new COVID19 cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

The Covid-19 tally in India rose to 2,26,770 including 1,10,960 active cases, according to the Union health ministry on Friday even as the Centre prepared to reopen malls, restaurants, and religious places as part of the plan to gradually reopen the country. 
A total of 1,09,462 people has been cured/discharged/migrated while 6,348 deaths have been reported so far.  

On Thursday, the government issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for reopening of malls, religious places, restaurants, and Hotels. Restaurant and food courts in malls will operate at 50 percent seating capacity with a mandatory distance of six feet between tables. No common prayer mats, physical offerings like prasad, or a sprinkling of holy water, will be permitted in places of worship. Age and health-based restrictions will also be in place for stepping out of the home.

Globally, over 6,430,705 cases have been reported, 3,85,947 people have succumbed to the infection, and 2,804,982 have recovered. The U.S.A. continues to be the worst-affected nation with 1,872,660 cases and 1,08,211 deaths.

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