Coronavirus in India, Lockdown extension Highlights: The number of people infected by COVID-19 in India has reached 35,365, while the death toll stands at 1,152. According to latest data released by the Union Health Ministry on Friday, 9,065 people have been cured so far.
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Meanwhile, the government today released a list of districts in green, orange, zones ahead of the scheduled end of lockdown on May 3. Amid the steady rise in the number of cases, the government has said that the country is on the path of winning the war against the highly infectious disease and that the next few weeks will be decisive. With the countrywide lockdown scheduled to end on May 3, PM Narendra Modi-led Union government is expected to announce new guidelines to be implemented from May 4. Chief Ministers of many states have advised the Central government to extend the lockdown period so that coronavirus curve gets flattened. However, states like Punjab and West Bengal announced a slew of relaxation measures in the states. Meanwhile, researchers around the world and in India have been working on Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine as people are eagerly waiting for the good news soon.
US President Donald Trump has reiterated that the coronavirus originated from China’s Wuhan lab. Trump also slammed the World Health Organisation (WHO) which, he said, is acting like a ‘PR agency of China’.