The nationwide tally of Covid-19 cases crossed one lakh mark on Tuesday with more people testing positive for the deadly virus in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and other states, even as a much-relaxed fourth phase of the lockdown began with several relaxations. The death toll due to Covid-19 crossed the 3,000-mark too.
127 more COVID-19 cases reported in the state from 5 pm yesterday till 12 pm today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1373, including 802 active cases, 530 discharged & 41 deaths (1 due to ‘non-covid’ cause) as per State Health Department data.
With 500 new cases reported in the last 24 hrs, Delhi’s case count rises up to 10,554.
With an aim to reboot numerous locked down economic activities, authorities across the country ordered reopening of markets, intra-state transport services and even of barbershops and salons in some states, barring in containment zones. However, schools, colleges, theatres, malls and religious gatherings are among those that would remain shut down, at least till May 31.
India has been under lockdown since March 25, which was first supposed to be for 21 days or toll April 14, but was later extended till May 3, then further till May 17 and now for another two weeks till May 31.