Coronavirus in India: Punjab has decided to lift lockdown for a few hours on a daily basis even as the total number of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed the 31,000-mark. As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 31,787 Coronavirus cases in India, including 7,797 cured/discharged patients. As many as 1008 people have died because of the virus while one patient was migrated. Total active cases are 22,982 . Meanwhile, the Health Ministry today said currently plasma therapy is at an experimental stage and there is no evidence yet to support that it can be used as a treatment for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has allowed movement of migrant workers, tourists, students etc. stranded at various places. The ministry has issued a notification in this regard.
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As the scheduled date to end coronavirus lockdown extension is nearing, people are curious to know whether it will be extended or lifted. Most of the chief ministers have expressed their intentions of extending lockdown to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The over monnth-long country wide lockdown has yielded positive results as the number of Red Zones have declined from 177 on April 15 to 129 at present. In a good sign, number of orange zones have soared to 250, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare. However, the major cause of concerns remain the quick and extensive spread of the deadly virus in Mumbai, Delhi, Indore, Pune and Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has lashed out at China blaming Beijing for the hell-like sufferings of over 180 countries around the world even as COVID 19 death toll in America is touching 60,000-mark.