The nationwide lockdown in containment zones will continue till June 30 but extensive relaxations including opening of religious places and shopping malls in a phased manner from June 8.
India reported the biggest single-day jump in the number of new coronavirus patients with 8,380 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours, which brings the total to 1,82,143 cases, according to the data shared by Union Health Ministry this morning. The death toll has increased to 5,164 as 193 deaths were recorded in the last one day.
The Tamil Nadu government has extended the lockdown in the state till the end of June even as Centre moved towards a phased exit from the lockdown. The state government said malls, places of religious worship, cinema halls will continue to remain shut.
Europe remains the continent hardest hit by the pandemic, with 2,135,170 cases and 177,595 deaths. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries are testing only symptomatic cases or the most serious ones. The United States is the worst-hit country, with 1,760,740 cases and 103,472 deaths. But the virus is now spreading fastest in Latin America, with more than 45,000 cases in the last 24 hours, for a total of 944,695 cases and 49,230 deaths.
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