Coronavirus Highlights: Death toll rises to 16 in India; Total number of COVID-19 cases now 694

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New Delhi | Updated: Mar 27, 2020 12:03 AM

Coronavirus India lockdown Highlights: The maximum number of coronavirus positive cases have been reported from Kerala and Maharashtra. Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have over 30 cases.

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Coronavirus India News: Total number of COVID19 positive cases has reached 694 in India, including 633 active cases, 45 cured/discharged people and 16 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday eveningAs India underwent day 2 of the nationwide lockdown, the government announced more measures to ease the stress on Indian citizens.

Interacting with people of his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Wednesday via video conferencing over issues concerning Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated that social distancing, to be at home is only way out and best option to deal with coronavirus.

India has been placed under “complete lockdown” for the next 21 days to tackle coronavirus even as the COVID-19 positive cases continue to surge. The maximum number of coronavirus positive cases have been reported from Kerala and Maharashtra. Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have over 30 cases.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all state governments and Union Territories to set up a 24×7 control rooms or offices and start helplines at state or district level to address any grievances or problems faced by providers of goods services this coronavirus lockdown.

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