Covid 19 Lockdown 5.0 Highlights: As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are over 1.98 lakh coronavirus cases in India now.
Coronavirus (Covid 19) India Updates, Lockdown 5 News: With 8,171 new COVID-19 cases and 204 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has now reached 1,98,706 including 97,581 active cases. As many as 95,526 people have been cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll stands at 5,598, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data released on Tuesday.
A complete nationwide lockdown was announced in March 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Initially, the lockdown was announced for 21 days, however, with COVID-19 cases spreading fast, it has been extended four times.
After over two months of lockdown, the government has now decided to open the economy in a phase-wise manner. Describing it as Unlock 1.0, the government has decided to open malls, hotels, places of worships and restaurants from June 8 with social distancing norms and other precautions. However, such establishments in containment zones shall remain shut till further orders. Private and government offices have also been opened with staggered timings and workforce. Night curfew – from 9 pm to 5 am – will remain enforce, the government said in its new lockdown 5 guidelines.
Read Live Updates on Coronavirus cases in India, Lockdown extension, and Coronavirus vaccine news