392 Coronavirus Deaths In India, 39 In 24 Hours, Over 11,900 Cases So Far

Coronavirus cases in India: States that have the most COVID-19 cases are Maharashtra (2,687), Delhi (1,561), Tamil Nadu (1,204), Rajasthan (1,005) and Madhya Pradesh (987).

392 Coronavirus Deaths In India, 39 In 24 Hours, Over 11,900 Cases So Far

India COVID-19 Cases: The coronavirus lockdown has been extended to May 3.

Highlights

  • 1,076 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours across India
  • Maharashtra has reported 2,687 coronavirus cases so far
  • PM Modi announced an extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3
New Delhi: India has 11,933 coronavirus cases, including 392 deaths, according to the latest figures from the Union Health Ministry. 39 people have died and 1,118 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours alone. The government has issued fresh guidelines for the lockdown, which has been extended till May 3, allowing some industries in rural areas to be reopened after April 20. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced an extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3 but said the restrictions could be eased after April 20 in the least affected parts of the country to allow essential activities.

Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India:

  1. After April 20, the government will also allow farm activities, construction of roads and buildings in rural areas, IT, e-commerce and all inter-state goods transport while keeping in force strong restrictions in hotspots -- areas with a large number of COVID-19 cases or showing a rapid rise in infection.

  2. Over 1,000 migrant workers gathered outside Mumbai's Bandra station on Tuesday protesting against the extension of the lockdown. Most demanded that they be allowed to go home. When the crowd ignored several warnings to disperse, batons were used, the police said. An activist - Vinay Dubey - accused of starting rumours with his social media posts and a television journalist who cited an internal railway ministry note on a special train for migrants have been charged by the Maharashtra government. An FIR for rioting has been filed against 1,000 people.

  3. In Gujarat, an MLA tested positive for coronavirus hours on Tuesday, after attending a meeting with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and two other ministers, sources said. Congress MLA Imran Khedawala also attended a press conference, where other MLAs and health officials were present.

  4. Nearly 400 migrant labourers in Hyderabad tried to walk back to their homes in Srikakulam in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. They were sent back after Telangana minister T Srinivas Yadav assured them full support. He said the group of men and women will be provided 12 kg of rice per person, as promised by the state government, and also financial support.

  5. States that have the most coronavirus cases are Maharashtra (2,687), Delhi (1,561), Tamil Nadu (1,204), Rajasthan (1,005) and Madhya Pradesh (987).

  6. State data analysed by NDTV's Prannoy Roy showed that lockdown has not slowed down the virus in the state, though most other states have managed to leverage it and curb the spread of the infection.

  7. Meghalaya has reported its first coronavirus death after a 69-year-old doctor who had tested positive died. He was the first COVID-19 patient in the state. Six family members of the doctor, who were in contact with him, have also tested positive for the novel virus.

  8. US President Donald Trump has cut off funding to the World Health Organization, accusing the UN body of mishandling the coronavirus crisis as governments grapple with how and when to get their struggling economies back to work. The US contributed $400 million to the WHO last year.

  9. In the United States, the death toll hit a record 2,228 fatalities in 24 hours up to Tuesday evening, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.

  10. The deadly pandemic has already killed more than 1,25,000 people and infected nearly two million worldwide since it first emerged in China late last year.


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