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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Govt says 179 cured in a day, death toll is 339

Coronavirus cases in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3 in order to prevent spread of coronavirus. The total number of confirmed corona cases in India has reached 10,541, and fatalities 358, according to Worldometer.  In a nearly 25-minute televised address to the nation, Modi said implementation of the lockdown […]

Coronavirus cases in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3 in order to prevent spread of coronavirus. The total number of confirmed corona cases in India has reached 10,541, and fatalities 358, according to Worldometer. 


In a nearly 25-minute televised address to the nation, Modi said implementation of the lockdown will be strictly ensured in its second phase and detailed guidelines will be brought out on Wednesday to ensure that outbreak does not spread to new areas.


Some relaxations may be allowed after April 20 in places where there are no hotspots, he said.


Globally, 119,732 people have died from Covid-19 and confirmed infections have reached 1,926,305.

Coronavirus update country-wise: The US has recorded 586,941 coronavirus cases and its death toll stands at 23,640. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said outbreak in his country is bad and getting worse. In war-torn Libya, residents are facing a dire choice — stay home or flee missiles.


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