Coronavirus Highlights (May 5): Telangana announces lockdown extension till May 29

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Updated: May 6, 2020 7:51:34 AM

Coronavirus in India, Lockdown 3.0 Latest News (State-Wise): There are 31,967 active cases in the country, the Union Health Ministry said.

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Coronavirus in India, Lockdown 3.0 Latest News Updates (State-Wise): The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India has risen to 46,711 including 31,967 active cases. As many as 13,160 people have been cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll stands at 1,583, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a latest update on Tuesday. The ministry said that 3,875 COVID-19 cases and 194 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, the largest spike till now in both. Meanwhile, India has sent three naval ships to Maldives and UAE and bring back Indians stranded in these countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana are some of the worst-affected states recording high number of Coronavirus cases in the country.

The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till May 17, however, it has offered a slew of relaxations from Monday. Liquor shops have been allowed to open after nearly 40 days. Long queues were witnessed outside outlets and reports of violation of social distancing norms were received from all over the country. The Delhi government, in a late night order on Monday, hiked liquor price by 70 per cent by adding “special corona fee”. In a similar move, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have also hiked alcohol prices by 25 and 30 per cent respectively.

Around the world, the coronavirus infected over 35 lakh people and killed close to 2.5 lakh. The US, Spain, Italy, UK, France, and Germany are the worst-affected countries.

 

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