The coronavirus outbreak in India rose to 24,506 on Saturday after over a 1,000 cases were reported since Friday evening, the Ministry of Health Affairs announced. The fatalities also increased to 775 from the previous 723, the ministry added. As many as 5,062 people have been cured or discharged while one has migrated.
A month into the nationwide lockdown enforced to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Ministry of Home Affairs Friday allowed opening of shops in market complexes outside municipality areas with 50 per cent workers and mandatory precautions like wearing of masks and social distancing norms. In his monthly Mann ki Baat address on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to speak on the measures the country has taken against the novel coronavirus.
Globally, the COVID-19 cases exceeded 2.7 million, with more than 192,000 dead.