Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with chief ministers of all states on Saturday via video conferencing
To check the spread of coronavirus, PM Modi had on March 25 announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown. While many states’ CMs have indicated that the central government should extend the lockdown across the country.
After Odisha, the Punjab government has also extended the state’s lockdown until April 30, with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying projections on how the disease will spread are “horrendous”.
India’s COVID-19 count has crossed 7,000-mark today with the states confirming over 1,000 cases in last 24 hours.
PM Modi led government is yet to announce its decision. In today’s meeting, the PM and all the CMs were seen wearing masks amid rising coronavirus cases.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 7,447. There are 6,556 active coronavirus patients in the country.
40 deaths and 1035 new cases in last 24 hours, the sharpest ever increase in cases.
India’s total number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 7447 (including 6565 active cases, 643 cured/discharged/migrated and 239 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
This was the highest number of cases India witnessed in a single day since the coronavirus pandemic.
The death toll from the deadly coronavirus has surged to over 200, according to ministry of health and welfare.
At least 643 patients have been recovered from deadly disease. As many as 40 deaths has been reported in last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths in India to 239.