Coronavirus India Updates: Total Cases Top 1.9 Lakh; Nearly 5,400 Dead
Total Covid-19 cases in the country have topped 1.9 lakh -- surpassing France and Germany -- at a time when India plans to lift the lockdown in a staggered manner.
That includes 8,392 cases added in the 24 hours preceding the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on June 1. Authorities reported 230 deaths and 4,835 recoveries during the same time period.
That brings the total death toll to 5,394 people and total recoveries to 91,819. India still has more than 93,000 active cases.
This was the fourth straight day of fresh Covid-19 cases hitting new highs.
More people have died in India than anywhere else in Asia, excluding Iran, despite enforcing the largest lockdown in the world. The lockdown will start lifting in phases from June 8 when malls, restaurants and religious places will be allowed to reopen.
States and union territories will still have a say in curbing certain activities if deemed necessary. West Bengal has already announced some relaxations. Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, however, have extended the stay-at-homes restrictions with some relaxations.
Japan is considering easing entry restrictions on people from four countries in Asia-Pacific that have had success in taming coronavirus outbreaks, according to a newspaper report. Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus was first reported, reported no asymptomatic cases on Sunday for the first time since the city started publishing data.
Total cases have topped 6.1 million with more than 371,000 dead.
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Total Cases Top 1.9 Lakh
Total confirmed coronavirus cases in India stood at 1,90,535 with 8,392 of them reported in the last 24 hours alone, according to data made available by the Health Ministry.
- Active cases: 93,322
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 91,819
- Deaths: 5,394
Haryana To Open Interstate Borders From June 1, Places Of Worship From June 8
The Haryana government on Sunday issued fresh guidelines for the next phase of lockdown and decided to open its interstate borders, including those with Delhi from June 1 and places of worship, hotels and malls from June 8.
Seeking to follow the Centre's guidelines for the next phase of lockdown, starting June 1, the state government also decided to allow interstate movement of people and goods.
As per the fresh guidelines issued by Haryana, the lockdown in containment zones will continue till June 30.
Chief Minister ML Khattar held a meeting with some of his senior ministers and officials on late Sunday evening and took a call on the Centre's fresh lockdown guidelines, termed as "Unlock 1.0".
It was decided in the meeting that there will be no restriction on inter-state and interdistrict movements of people and goods, a state government statement said after a three-hour meeting which ended late Sunday evening.
In the meeting, it was also decided to open all religious places, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services, besides shopping malls from June 8 in accordance with the SOPs, which would be fixed later by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
India Ranks 7th In List Of Countries With Most Cases, Surpassing France
According to data by Johns Hopkins University, India’s total coronavirus cases have surpassed that of France and Germany at 1,90,609, bringing it to the seventh position on the global list.
In terms of number of deaths, India is still further behind many other countries. However, the surging cases are only starting to overwhelm India’s healthcare facilities, especially in its financial hub Mumbai, where there are reports of the dead being left on their hospitals beds.