Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases in India Highlights: Total coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 5000-mark, including the death toll of 149. According to the latest data provided by the Union Health Ministry, there are 5,274 confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases in India. So far, 410 coronavirus patients have been cured or discharged. Unfortunately, 149 people have died due to deadly COVID-19 which has infected over a million people around the world.
The Supreme Court directed Centre that COVID-19 tests in approved government labs or private laboratories should be conducted free of cost and the government should immediately issue directions in this regard.
Maharashtra became the first state in India to record over 1000 coronavirus positive cases. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a meeting with leaders of all parties on Wednesday, hinted that the 21-day national lockdown is likely to be extended after April 14. However, a final decision in this regard will be taken later.
Apart from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are two of the most affected states in the country. In Uttar Pradesh, parts of 15 districts have been identified as ‘hotspots’. These ‘hotspots’ have reported heavy load of infection and would be sealed completely till April 15, the state administration said. Essential commodities will be made available via home delivery.
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