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    COVID-19 LIVE: Coronavirus lockdown may extend beyond May 17, reports suggest. Curfew may remain in red zones, more relaxations will be announced for areas under orange, green zones.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the new way of life would be on the principle of “Jan Se lekar Jag Tak”, from an individual to the whole of humanity. We will need an all-encompassing approach to deal with the challenges that will arise before us, PM Modi said during the virtual meet.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: Amid the national debate on continuation of the Covid-19 induced lockdown, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy stressed on the importance of ensuring hassle-free movement of raw materials and people, for boosting the manufacturing sector.

  • 10:13 PM IST

    COVID-19 LIVE: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched helpline ‘Bharosa’ – 08046801010- of the Central University of Odisha (CUO) to help students who are under mental distress due to the ongoing lockdown.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    COVID-19 LIVE: By 9:15 pm, approximately 30,000 PNRs had been generated and reservations were issued to more than 54,000 passengers, notes Indian Railways official.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray seeks additional central forces for the state as many personnel of the state police have been infected by coronavirus. “I request that if the need arises the state should be given central forces as police are under heavy pressure and their personnel are also getting infected,” Thackeray said during PM-CM video meeting.

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    COVID-19 LIVE: As positive cases in Chennai are showing an increasing trend, don’t permit train service up to May 31 in Tamil Nadu. I request you not to begin regular Air services till May 31, PM Modi asserts.

New Delhi: As India enters the last week of the 54-day lockdown, all eyes are set on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s virtual meeting with chief ministers on Monday. The video conference will begin at 3 PM on Monday. This will be Modi’s fifth interaction with the chief ministers since the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh News: Kanpur IG Mohit Agarwal Pays Fine For Not Wearing Mask in Public

Sources in the union government informed news agency PTI that the focus of the PM’s meeting would be on boosting economic activities and pushing efforts to convert ‘red’ zones with high COVID-19 case load into ‘orange’ or ‘green’ zones. Reports claimed that the restrictions still in place are unlikely to be withdrawn in one go. Also Read - Unlock 1: Shopping Malls, Restaurants And Temples All Set to Reopen From Monday | List of Dos And Don'ts Here

On the other hand, Chief ministers are expected to push for stepping up economic activities in a calibrated manner, as the Centre weighed the pros and cons of further easing of restrictions for a graded exit from the twice extended 54-day coronavirus lockdown due to end on May 17. Also Read - Coronavirus Bengaluru: Only 149 Active Cases, 49 Containment Zones | Here is What Bengaluru Did And Others Didn't

Meanwhile, coronavirus death toll in the country rose to 2,109 and the number of cases climbed to 67,939, registering an increase of 128 deaths and 3,277 cases in the last 24 hours. . The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 41,472, while 19,357 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the Health Ministry data showed.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had yesterday asserted that no COVID-19 case has been reported in 10 states and union territories in the last 24 hours and the recovery rate has increased to over 30 per cent, asserting India was moving fast on the path of success in the fight against the pandemic.

According to health ministry data, 1,511 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours — the highest number of recoveries recorded in one day.