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India today started second phase of nationwide lockdown to fight against deadly novel coronavirus. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached nearly 11,000 today. As many as 11,439 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the outbreak. The death toll increased to 370. In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi government decided to extend the lockdown till May 3. The Centre will consider some relaxations in non hotspots after April 20, added PM Modi. The Union ministry of home affairs today issued fresh guidelines on national lockdown.

Here are the latest updates of COVID-19:

Worst day for America: US records 2,228 COVID-19 deaths in just one day

US coronavirus deaths have risen by a single-day record 2,228 to top 28,300, according to a Reuters tally. The United States has so far reported over 600,000 COVID-19 cases, three times more than any other country.

Haryana's total Coroavirus tally reaches 190

A total of 190 people have been found positive of coronavirus in Haryana till date, said State Health Department.

The Health Department stated that 146 out of the 190 are active while two deaths have been reported.

Maharashtra reports 117 Covid-19 cases

The State Health Department of Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 117 more Covid-19 cases. This takes the state's tally of virus-infected people to 2801. The Maharashtra continues to remain the worst COVID-19 affected state.

Spain's daily death toll decreases to 523

Spain's daily death toll from the Covid-19 fell on Wednesday to 523, after posting a single day's rise, bringing the total number of fatalities to 18,579, the health ministry said.

Navi Mumbai resident arrested for instigating migrant workers to protest

A Navi Mumbai resident was arrested early Wednesday for posting messages on his social media accounts which allegedly led to hundreds of migrant workers, stuck in Mumbai due to the lockdown, gathering near suburban Bandra station on Tuesday, police said.

The accused, Vinay Dubey, was produced in a court which remanded him in police custody April 21, a police official said.

Vistara senior employees asked to go on leave without pay for three days

On Wednesday, Vistara's CEO Leslie Thng announced that senior employees will be going on compulsory leave without pay for up to three days between April 15 and April 30. The move has been justified as a measure to conserve the airline's cash flow amid the lockdown.

Coronavirus count at Andhra Pradesh stands at 502

At least 19 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh. Out of the total cases, eight cases were reported from West Godavari, six from Kurnool, four from Guntur and one in Krishna district. With these new cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in the Andhra Pradesh crossed 500-mark today. 11 deaths were reported so far.

Bihar reports 70 coronavirus cases

The total number of positive cases in Bihar rises to 70 after 4 more cases were reported today, said Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary

Ola to provide essential medical trips in Mumbai

Ola has partnered with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to enable essential medical trips in Mumbai. BMC has been provided with dedicated cars for every ward in the city to ferry health workers and paramedical staff across wards and their homes, said Ola.

Karnataka: Coronavirus tally reaches 277

A total of 17 people tested positive for novel coronavirus in Karnataka today. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state is now at 277. 11 deaths were reported from the state.

Of the 17 new cases, 9 are workers of a pharmaceutical company in Mysuru, said Karnataka health department.

Doctor who was the only Covid-19 patient in Meghalaya dies

A 69-year-old doctor, who was till now the only Covid-19 patient in Meghalaya, died on Wednesday morning. Six of his family members have been tested positive with the Covid-19 disease. The doctor was the founder of Bethany Hospitals. A family member claimed he died at 2:45 am in the morning.

Union Govt suggests schools to continue with teaching

The govt claimed e-learning should be encouraged to reduce impact of the disruptions created by Covid-19. The educational institutions have been asked to maintain academic schedule using online teaching tools.

Social distancing may carry on till 2022

According to a new study led by Harvard University researchers suggests social distancing measures may have to stay in place till 2022 if no vaccine or drug has been found to fight the virus.

The study uses data from US on seasonality from known coronaviruses which infect humans. This data is then used to model the potential dynamics of Covid-19 over the next five years.

Trucks and good carrier vehicles allowed on roads

The movement of trucks and good carrier vehicles with two drivers and one helper will be allowed. The driver will have to carry a valid driving license. Empty trucks will also be allowed to run on roads and highways after goods are delivered or for picking up goods.

Telangana far from flattening the curve

The state reported 113 new cases over the last two days which shows a increase on a day to day basis.

The state government has begun ramping up infrastructure to prepare for a further rise in infection rate in the coming days.

No metro rail services during the lockdown

Inter-state, inter-district movement of people, metro, bus services continue to be prohibited till May 3

What will remain closed till May 3

-Cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, bars to remain closed till May 3, said Ministry of Home Affairs.

-Educational institutions, coaching centres to remain suspended till May 3

-Domestic and international air travel will be suspended for this period

-Indian Railways cancelled all the passengers trains till next month

Centre issues new guideline on lockdown

The Centre today issued new guidelines on national lockdown. The guidelines includes a list of activities prohibited till May 3 due to the national lockdown.

Here's list of activities that will be allowed from 20 April during lockdown

Cases crossed 11,000 mark in India

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country increased to 11,439 today. Over 1,000 people were confirmed positive with COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours.

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