Coronavirus Latest Updates: Andhra tally goes up to 1,717, 67 cases in last 24 hours; death toll 34

By: FE Online | Updated:May 05, 2020 11:54:26 am

Coronavirus in India, Lockdown 3.0 Latest News Updates (State-Wise): The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India has risen to 46,476 including 32,056 active cases. As many as 12,849 people have been cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll stands at 1,571, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in the latest update on Tuesday.  The ministry said that 3,900 COVID-19 cases and 195 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, the largest spike till now in both. Meanwhile, India has sent three naval ships to Maldives and UAE and bring back Indians stranded in these countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana are some of the worst-affected states recording a high number of Coronavirus cases in the country.

The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till May 17, however, it has offered a slew of relaxations from Monday. Liquor shops have been allowed to open after nearly 40 days. Long queues were witnessed outside outlets and reports of violation of social distancing norms were received from all over the country. The Delhi government, in a late-night order on Monday, hiked liquor price by 70 percent by adding “special corona fee”. In a similar move, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have also hiked alcohol prices by 25 and 30 percent respectively.

Around the world, the coronavirus infected over 35 lakh people and killed close to 2.5 lakh. The US, Spain, Italy, UK, France, and Germany are the worst-affected countries.

7 lakh migrants brought back to Uttar Pradesh amidst COVID lockdown, says Yogi Adityanath

“In the first phase in March, between 27th and 29th we brought back more than 6.5 lakhs migrant workers and made arrangements for their treatment and food. In the second phase, in the last 3 days, more than 50,000 migrant workers have been brought back,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was quoted as saying by ANI.

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