Coronavirus cases rise to 1,251, death toll 32; no community spread so far, says Govt

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Updated: March 31, 2020 12:02 AM

Coronavirus India news: The government has said that there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown so far. COVID19 positive cases have been surging everyday in the country.

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Coronavirus Updates:  The total number of COVID-19 positive cases reached  1,251 and the death toll touched 32 in India, the Health Ministry said on Monday night. So far, 102 people have been cured and discharged across the country.

Earlier in the day, allaying fears of an extension of the coronavirus lockdown in India, the Central government  said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown which came into force last Tuesday midnight. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba denied reports in the media which speculated that the government could extend the lockdown, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly Mann ki Baat radio address, sought the nation’s forgiveness for imposing a monumental lockdown on the country, but said “we have to win … and we will definitely win the battle” against the unprecedented menace of coronavirus that has claimed 29 lives in India so far. He also praised the front-line workers in the fight against the virus.

The Union Government has been maintaining that there is no evidence that India has entered Stage 3, or the stage of community transmission, even as the country has been placed under a 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus.

Globally, the COVID-19 numbers have surpassed 634,000, and the death toll is close to 30,000, WHO said.

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