New Delhi: As India enters its eighth week in lockdown, more than 81,900 cases have been reported in the country, with 51,401 active novel coronavirus cases.
So far, 2,649 people have died, while 27,919 have recovered since the first case was recorded in Kerala in January. One Covid-19 patient has been recorded as a migrated case, according to the Union health ministry.
While in a lockdown, citizens have been advised to continue actively exercising social distancing.
In a meeting with chief ministers on 11 May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who extended the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown to 17 May, said the focus should now be on reducing the transmission rate of the SARS-CoV-2 virus while gradually increasing public activity.
He also reaffirmed the importance of ‘do gaz doori‘ (a distance of two yards) and added said the suggestion of a night curfew, raised by many chief ministers, will reaffirm the feeling of caution among people.
The more than 700 districts in the country are currently classified into Red, White and Green zones depending on the prevalence of infections. After the first extension of the lockdown, restrictions were partially eased and several industries allowed to resume work. The central government ministries also reopened, with all senior officials returning to offices.
Here is a quick reckoner of the pandemic — from information about the virus to safety measures and FAQs.
The Ministry of Health has set up a telephone and email helpline for any queries and emergencies related to coronavirus.
Number: +91-11-2397 8046
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Total number of active cases: 51,401
Number of patients who recovered: 27,919
Number of deaths: 2,649
As confirmed by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on 15 May at 8 AM.