Corona pandemic in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is interacting with village panchayat heads all across the country in a meeting via video conference. He also launched e-Gram swaraj portal on Friday
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Coronavirus Pandemic Latest News Live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is interacting with village panchayat heads all across the country in a meeting via video conference. He also launched e-Gram swaraj portal on Friday. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country jumped to 23,502, while death toll spiked to 718 on Friday, according to latest figures released byt he Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India recorded its sharpest spike in cases with 1,684 cases and 37 deaths in 24 hours. Meanwhile, there are 5,012 recoveries in the country so far. The confirmed coronavirus cases include 17,768 active cases, 5,012 cured/discharged, 1 migrated, and 722 deaths. While some states have relaxed the lockdown rules, others have extended the lockdown beyond May 5. As the lockdown continues to hit the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday to discuss the financial package that was announced earlier.
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Coronavirus India update: The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India has reached 23,502, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). A total of 541,789 samples from 525,667 individuals have been tested to date, ICMR has said.
In the midst of a long nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the pandemic, and halted activity taking a toll on the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are meeting today to finalize a second stimulus package for industry, the poor, and farmers.