Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: MP declares 9 districts COVID-free; country records 85,940 cases

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker India, Lockdown News Live Updates: While the US has the highest number of novel corona virus cases and deaths globally, India, with over 85,000 cases, has crossed China’s tally even as the death toll remains around 2,753.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: May 16, 2020 12:01:08 pm

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker India Live Updates: With India crossing the coronavirus tally of China, signs of a second wave have cropped up in the country. States like Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa had either stopped reporting new cases or were reporting very few. In the last couple of days, however, there has been a noticeable rise in these states.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday put out the fresh number of coronavirus cases in the country. The cases have crossed the 85,000-mark, settling at 85,940. At least 30,258 have been cured of the virus infection. The death toll is at 2,753, with the highest deaths reported from Maharashtra (1068).

Detailing the third tranche of the 20-lakh crore economic package to tide over the disruptions in the economy caused by the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced relief measures with a focus on infrastructure and building capacities in the agriculture and allied activities. The Finance Minister announced 11 measures for the agriculture sector. However, most of these measures are either in place already or the government has been discussing these for several years.


Road accident in Auraiya very tragic: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the road accident in UP’s Auraiya district and said that it is very tragic. “The road accident in Auraiya of Uttar Pradesh is very tragic. The government is helping in relief work. I express my condolences to the families of those killed in this accident, as well as wish the injured to get well as soon as possible,” he tweeted.

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