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Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi to address CII annual session at 11 am in first major speech on economy since announcing Unlock-1

FP Staff 

Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address on ‘Getting Growth Back’ via a virtual online meeting at the annual session of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at 11 am today. The prime minister’s address comes at a time when companies are resuming operations after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed relaxations amid lockdown.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, with 70,013 cases and 2,362 deaths. This is followed by Tamil Nadu, which has 23,495 cases and 184 deaths, and Delhi, with 20,834 cases and 523 deaths.

India reports 8,171 new cases in 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 1,98,706. As many as 204 more deaths were also reported in this period, taking the overall toll to 5,598, according to the latest update by the health ministry.

India’s drug regulator has granted US pharma giant Gilead Sciences marketing authorization for its anti-viral drug redelivers for ‘restricted emergency use’ on hospitalized COVID-19 patients in view of the crisis posed by the pandemic.

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga​ on Tuesday said that 12 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in Zoram Medical College. On Monday, the state government extended the lockdown for another month till 30 June.

The decision was taken after a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, especially its neighboring northeastern states and the return of a large number of stranded people from other states.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India shot up to 1,90,535 and the toll rose to 5,394 on Monday as restrictions were eased in many states under the Unlock plan announced by the Centre.

The fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus infection came to an end on Sunday and the country entered the first phase of the Unlock plan announced by the Centre, which allows various economic activities to resume.

Many states, in keeping with the Union home ministry’s guidelines, had over the weekend issued orders allowing reopening of shops, markets, and resumption of inter-state travel, while continuing with strict restrictions in containment zones.

 

 

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