COVID-19: Mizoram Extends Lockdown; India’s Tally at 81,970

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Mizoram has extended the lockdown till 31 May to check spread of coronavirus, PTI reported on Friday, 15 May, quoting an official.

In her third consecutive press briefing, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid down the third tranche of the 20 lakh crore economic package announced under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ for agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry, fisheries and other allied activities on Friday.

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 81,970 on Friday. According to the Health Ministry data, there are now 51,401 active cases across the country, while 2,649 people have died. As many as 27,919 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.

Snapshot
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be addressing another press conference at 4 pm on Friday on the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package
  • Assam on Friday wrote to the Centre about extending the lockdown by two more weeks beyond 17 May
  • A part of the Army headquarters in Delhi has been sealed after a soldier tested positive for COVID-19
  • Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day spike in cases on Thursday, with 1,602 new infections, taking the tally in the state to over 27,000
  • The Delhi government has reportedly suggested to the Centre that buses, metro, autos and taxis be allowed to operate with strict social distancing norms after 17 May

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The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 81,970 on Friday. According to the Health Ministry data, there are now 51,401 active cases across the country, while 2,649 people have died. As many as 27,919 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.

In the last 24 hours, 3,967 new cases and 100 deaths have been recorded.

COVID-19: Mizoram Extends Lockdown; India’s Tally at 81,970
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Published: 15 May 2020, 08:15 AM IST
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