Today is the ninety-seventh day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 5,66,840 lakh cases, which includes 16,893 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases.
However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 58.6 percent. The government released guidelines for ‘Unlock 2.0’ yesterday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 4.00 pm today.
Large swathes of the country are set to remain under lockdown as the government announced the second phase of the country’s gradual emergence from restrictions. While lockdown will stay containment zones, the other areas will have certain relaxations in terms of night curfew and people’s presence in shops. But there will be no big ticket changes yet like opening of schools and colleges, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, bars and assembly halls or metro services will not happen yet.
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