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Coronavirus live updates: Punjab extends lockdown till May 31, curfew restrictions to go

Globally, over 4.4 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, while the number of deaths have crossed 3 lakh. The World Health Organisation has warned that the new coronavirus may never go away.

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Coronavirus live updates: India records worst single-day coronavirus spike so far; 11,458 fresh cases reported

India’s Covid-19 death toll surged to 2,752 with the number of cases crossing the 85,000-mark. A spike of 3,970 cases & 103 deaths has been reported in India in last 24 hours. Meanwhile, states have asked for more relaxations in lockdown 4.0.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday evening said the coronavirus lockdown in the state will continue till May 31, though his government will lift the curfew restrictions. “From May 18, there will be no curfew in the state. But the lockdown will be there till May 31,” said the chief minister.

Maharashtra, the most-affected state, reported 1,576 new cases to take its tally to 29,100, while its death toll rose to 1,068. Tamil Nadu crossed the 10,000 mark with 434 new cases, while Gujarat saw 340 more people testing positive to push its tally to 9,932. Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar and Karnataka breached the 1,000-mark in terms of the number of people having tested positive, while testing and containment measures were ramped up in places like, Kerala, Goa and Manipur that were being seen as being mostly virus-free till a few days back.

Globally, over 4.4 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, while the number of deaths have crossed 3 lakh. The World Health Organisation has warned that the new coronavirus may never go away.

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यूपी के औरेया में सड़क हादसे में 23 मज़दूरों के असामयिक निधन की खबर से मन विचलित है। मेरा सभी भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं से अनुरोध है की राहत कार्य में प्रशासन का पूर्ण सहयोग करे।मेरी संवेदनाएं पीड़ित परिवारों के साथ है। ईश्वर से घायलों के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ की प्रार्थना करता हूँ। — Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) May 16, 2020

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