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    COVID-19 LIVE: PM Modi to chair an all-party meet on coronavirus on April 8. The meeting will be held through video conferencing

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    COVID-19 LIVE: We are not saying everyone needs face mask. We are now talking about face covers, which are mostly focussed on personal hygiene. If you are not well, then you need a medical mask, not this, explains Lav Aggarwal

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    COVID-19 LIVE: Till now, there are 2,902 COVID19 positive cases in India. 601 positive cases have been reported since yesterday, 12 deaths also reported yesterday taking total deaths to 68. 183 people have recovered/discharged: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

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    COVID-19 LIVE: A Covid 19 positive pregnant woman has given birth to a healthy child in Delhi, in first of such a case.

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    COVID-19 LIVE Updates: A 51-year-old male died on Saturday at a hospital in Villupuram due to Coronavirus infection. “A male, aged 51-years, died at Villupuram hospital. He was one of the persons who had gone to Delhi to attend the Tablighi Jamaat conference last month,” a health department official told IANS.
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    COVID-19 LIVE Updates: A 51-year old man from Tamil Nadu who had attended the controversial Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi died of coronavirus today. This is TN’s second casualty

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    COVID-19 LIVE Updates: Government of Andhra Pradesh is providing Rs 1000 each of financial assistance to Below Poverty Line(BPL) families as relief. This one time relief of Rs 1000 is being given to 1.3 crore poor or needy and underprivileged families, says Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office

Coronavirus in India LIVE: With 478 new cases detected in the past 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,547 in the country while the death toll mounted to 62, the health ministry data showed. Earlier on Friday, six fresh deaths were reported — four were from Telengana and one each from Gujarat and Punjab. Also Read - Lockdown 4.0: This State Allows Taxis And Auto-rickshaws in Red Zones From Today

Till now, Maharashtra has reported the most number of deaths (16), followed by Gujarat (eight), Telangana (seven), Madhya Pradesh (six), Punjab (five), Delhi (four), Karnataka and West Bengal (three each), and Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala (two each). Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each. Also Read - Virtual Rallies, Conferences: This is How BJP Plans to Celebrate First Anniversary of Modi Govt 2.0

Globally the number of COVID-19 positive cases has crossed 1 million, with over 50,000 dead. Following this, the United States announced a month-long extension of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order till May 4 to contain the spread of COVID-19. The order bans all gatherings and temporarily shutters non-essential businesses. Also Read - On First Day of Last Week of Lockdown 4.0, India Reopens Its Skies; Highest Single-Day Spike of 6,977 Recorded | 10 Points

Some reports have also claimed that the lockdown in India might get extended and the government will begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions only between the fourth week of June and the second week of September owing to health system challenges. As per a report from the Boston Consulting Group,  India will also witness a peak in the number of COVID-19 cases by the third week of June.

The Indian Chest Society (ICS) has evaluated that India is likely to experience its peak in terms positive Covid-19 cases by the end of April. “We are one month behind the US. So we need to expect the cases to peak by late April or early May. However, the effectiveness of lockdown may delay the same,” D.J. Christopher, Head, Indian Chest Society, said in a statement.