COVID-19: PM Announces Package; Cases in India Cross 70,000

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address on Tuesday, 12 May.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the details of the fourth phase of the lockdown will be told to the nation before 18 May, while addressing the nation on Tuesday, 12 May.

He also announced a package of 20 lakh crores for 'Mission Self-Reliant India.'

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 70,756 on Tuesday. According to the Health Ministry data, there are now 46,008 active cases across the country, while 2,293 people have died. As many as 22,454 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.

In the last 24 hours, 3,604 new cases and 87 deaths have been reported.

Snapshot
  • “Lockdown measures needed in first phase were not needed in second phase. Measures of third phase are not needed in fourth,” PM Modi was quoted as saying at the meeting with CMs
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought suggestions from people and experts on the relaxations post 17 May
  • Railways has operated 542 ‘shramik’ trains since 1 May and ferried home 6.48 lakh stranded migrants
  • The Indian Railways has started to run ‘special trains’ for passengers from and to New Delhi on Tuesday
  • The Air India office in Delhi has been sealed after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus, reports said on Tuesday

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COVID-19: Over 70,000 Cases in India; Death Toll at 2,293

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 70,756 on Tuesday. According to the Health Ministry data, there are now 46,008 active cases across the country, while 2,293 people have died. As many as 22,454 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.

In the last 24 hours, 3,604 new cases and 87 deaths have been reported.

COVID-19: PM Announces Package; Cases in India Cross 70,000
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Published: 12 May 2020, 08:33 AM IST
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