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COVID-19: Total cases cross 70,000 mark, Maharashtra worst affected

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It looks like there is no immediate relief in sight from coronavirus pandemic. With 3,500 fresh coronavirus cases reported on Monday, the total number of cases have crossed the 70,000 mark. As per the Ministry of Health, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has mounted to 70,756. A total of 2,293 people have died with 24 losing lives in the last 24 hours.Maharashtra, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu continue to be the worst affected states.

36 deaths were reported from Maharashtra on Monday, taking the total death toll in the state to 868.

Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with State Chief Ministers and asked them to decide the road ahead.

As the country entered into last week of the third spell of the nationwide lockdown, the PM during video conference said, “I request you all to share with me by 15 May, a broad strategy on how you each one of you would want to deal with the lockdown regime in your particular states.”

India has a two-fold challenge — to reduce the transmission rate of the disease and to increase public activities gradually while adhering to social distancing norms, he added.

Earlier, the Government allowed to open several sectors including manufacturing on various conditions. As per the directive, some private offices were also allowed to work with 30 percent strength. All eyes are on the latest announcement by the government regarding next course of the action on lockdown.

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