COVID-19: India’s Highest Spike With 8,380 Cases; Tally at 1.82 L

India recorded its highest spike of 8,380 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country is now at 1,82,143 including 89,995 active cases, 86984 cured/discharged/migrated and 5,164 deaths.

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued guidelines for a phased re-opening till 30 June of all activities outside containment zones. The government also announced it will be extending the lockdown in containment zones till the same period.

As per the new guidelines, the timings for night curfew are now 9 pm to 5 am throughout the country.

The guidelines mention that there will be no restriction on inter-state or intra-state movement of people or goods. However, the ministry has clarified that if a state/UT proposes to regulate the movement then it will have to give notice in advance.

  • Religious places, malls, hotels, restaurants will be allowed to open from 8 June except in containment zones
  • Schools, colleges, training institutions will be opened after consultations with stakeholders in phase 2. The decision for this will be taken in July
  • Decision on metro travel, cinema halls, gyms, international air travel, social/political and other large congregations will be taken based on the assessment of the situation in phase 3

Cases in India Cross 1.82 Lakh

The total cases of COVID-19 in India rose to 1,82,143 with 89,995 active cases and 5,164 deaths.

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