Many Districts to Get Relaxations in New Lockdown Guidelines: Govt

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Students who had been stranded in the city for more than a month due to lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus board specially scheduled buses to their respective hometowns in Prayagraj, Tuesday, 28 April 2020.

The Home Ministry, in a tweet late on Wednesday, 29 April, said, "New guidelines to fight COVID-19 will come into effect from 4 May, which shall give considerable relaxations to many districts."

Till 3 May, however, the existing guidelines should be strictly followed, it added, pointing out that there have been “tremendous gains and improvement in the situation due to lockdown till now.”

Earlier on Wednesday, the Home Ministry had allowed the movement of stranded migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists and students amidst the lockdown, subject to conditions.

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 31,787 on Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry data, this includes 22,982 active cases, 1,008 deaths, 7,796 patients who have been cured or discharged and one who has migrated.

  • As many as 597 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths were reported in Maharashtra on Wednesday, taking the tally in the state to 9,915
  • 14 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Dharavi on Wednesday, taking the tally in the area to 344. However, no new death was recorded
  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said on Wednesday that farm growth will not be impacted much this fiscal due to the COVID-19 lockdown
  • Punjab has announced that the curfew in the state will be extended by two weeks, though a four-hour relaxation from the lockdown will be granted everyday in non-containment/red zone areas

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10:21 PM , 29 Apr

No Community Transmission of Coronavirus in Kashmir: Pole

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“We know the source of every case that has been detected in Kashmir. There is not a single case where we are facing any difficulty in tracing the source. Definitely, we are not in the community transmission mode,” Pole told reporters.

10:12 PM , 29 Apr

33 New COVID-19 Cases in West Bengal, Total Rises to 696

Thirty-three people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24-hours in West Bengal, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 696, a top official said on Wednesday, reports PTI.

Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said 33 people have tested positive and the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the state was 550.

10:03 PM , 29 Apr

Mandatory to Wear Face Masks in Public Places From 1 May: Srinagar DM

“It shall be mandatory to wear face mask/face covering at all public places from 1 May,” said District Magistrate, Srinagar, reports ANI.

Many Districts to Get Relaxations in New Lockdown Guidelines: Govt
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Published: 29 Apr 2020, 8:24 AM IST
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