Shubham Jaiswal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
India’s total tally of confirmed coronavirus cases has crossed the 37,000 mark as states has recorded 2,353 new cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases now stand at 37,336 according to the ministry of health and family welfare.
In the past 24 hours, the death toll due to Covid-19 has increased by 71. The virus has already claimed 1,218 lives in the country.
The Indian government extended the lockdown by another two weeks on Friday. The third phase of the lockdown, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has been extended by two weeks. The second phase will end on 3 May. The order was issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
However, the state has provided some relief to districts that aren’t as severely affected by the virus. The green and orange zones have been allowed to resume some non-essential activities.