Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown extension latest news: The Chief Ministers of 6 states favoured the lockdown extension in their meeting with PM Modi on Monday. They pitched for the extension beyond May 3 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in their video-conference meeting with the Prime Minister. Where West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee said that the lockdown should be extended till May 21, the other 5 CMs- Jai Ram Thakur of Himachal Pradesh, Conrad Sangma of Meghalaya, Jaganmohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh, Zoramthanga of Mizoram, and Pramod Sawant of Goa too favoured the extension but without any set timeframe.
India is planning to slowly and gradually ease lockdown restrictions from May 3 when it ends.However, there will likely be a staggered lifting of COVID-19 lockdown meaning not everything may open up at once as PM Modi asked state CMs to relax rules after considering on-ground situation.Meanwhile, the government on Monday cancelled the order for Chinese COVID-19 rapid testing kits due to faulty results and also informed that the this will not have any financial bearing on it.
India presently has the total confirmed novel coronavirus cases at 29,435, including 21,632 active cases, 6,868 recoveries, 1 migrated and 934 deaths, according to latest update by the Union Health Ministry.
Karnataka coronavirus news: 8 new cases reported
Karnataka recorded 8 fresh COVID-19 cases from April 27, 5:00 PM to April 28, 12:00 noon, taking the total number of cases to 520, the state government said on Tuesday.
8 new #COVID19 positive cases reported in Karnataka from 27th April 2020, 5:00 PM to 28th April 2020, 12:00 noon, taking the total number of cases to 520: Karnataka Government pic.twitter.com/kf9nnjsXve
— ANI (@ANI) April 28, 2020
Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh
CM Yogi Adityanath chairs a meeting with ‘COVID-19 management Team-11’ of the state in Lucknow.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 28, 2020
Maharashtra coronavirus updates: 522 new cases, 27 deaths reported on Tuesday
Maharashtra recorded 522 fresh COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths on Tuesday. Total 8,590 positive COVID-19 cases and 369 deaths have been reported in the state till date. Mortality Rate stands at 4.30%, said Maharashtra Health Department.
522 news cases and 27 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. Total 8590 positive #COVID19 cases and 369 deaths have been reported in the state till date. Mortality Rate stands at 4.30%: Maharashtra Health Department pic.twitter.com/gYnoQWCj0F
— ANI (@ANI) April 28, 2020
Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh: 82 new cases reported in 24 hours
Andhra Pradesh registered 82 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of positive cases in the state to 1,259. The death toll stands at 31, said the state health department. (ANI reports).
Delhi-Noida border seal
In Pics: Policemen check the passes and identity cards of people at Delhi-Noida border. The people are also getting thermal screened at the border amid coronavirus lockdown.
देश में लॉकडाउन के बीच दिल्ली-नोएडा बॉर्डर पर लोगों के 'पास' और 'पहचान पत्र' की जांच करते पुलिसकर्मी। इस दौरान यहां लोगों की थर्मल स्क्रीनिंग भी की जा रही है। #CoronavirusLockdown pic.twitter.com/itPu9v5i9t
— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) April 28, 2020
Coronavirus map live updates: Check In COVID-19 tracker
INDIA CORONAVIRUS TRACKER: We brings you a daily tracker as coronavirus cases continue to spread. Here is the state-wise data on total cases, fatalities and recoveries in one comprehensive graphic.