Lockdown 3.0! PM Modi chairs meet on COVID-19; cases-35,043, deaths-1,154

Corona lockdown extension lives updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a key meet on COVID-19. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba are attending the meet chaired by the Prime Minister. India’s confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to 35,043 on Friday, according to Union Health Ministry.

BusinessToday.In | Last Updated: May 1, 2020 | 14:23 IST

India Coronavirus and lockdown latest news: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a key review meeting to take stock of the way ahead in the government’s lockdown strategy. The meeting takes place before May 3 when the countrywide lockdown ends. Several ministers and top government functionaries are part of this meet. Those in attendance are Union Ministers Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal, and Nirmala Sitharaman. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, CDS Bipin Rawat, and Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary PK Mishra also joined the review meeting chaired by PM Modi.

India recorded 1,993 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, the highest 1-day jump, taking the total tally of confirmed cases to 35,043 on Friday, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry. Theses cases include 24,881 active cases, 9,068 cured/discharged, 1 migrated and 1,154 deaths. The Centre on Thursday claimed that India has “gone quiet ahead” in its fight against novel coronavirus. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the country’s recovery rate has reached 25% with just 3.2% mortality rate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation before the lockdown 2.0 ends on May 3 (Sunday). Meanwhile, the Gurugram district administration has issued a notification to seal the Gurugram-Delhi border from 10 am on May 1. Only the vehicles on essential services duty and those with curfew pass issued by the government will be permitted to cross the border.

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