Coronavirus cases in India: Total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India has reached 11,439, and 377 people have died from the highly contagious virus so far. Globally, 126,811 people have died from Covid-19 and confirmed infections have reached 2,004,383. The Ministry of Home Affairs today issued coronavirus guidelines for lockdown 2.0, permitting all agricultural, e-commerce and construction activities from April 20 in regions that have been successful in containing the spread of the virus. The government has also allowed manufacturing in special economic zones (SEZs). Services like plumbing and electricals have also been permitted.
Even so, the problems faced by migrant workers, especially in metro cities, continue. Yesterday, thousands of migrant labourers had tossed away social distancing norms and swarmed at Mumbai’s Bandra railway station. “We just want to go home,” one worker had told a TV channel.
Coronavirus world update: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, that the US would halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it was “severely mismanaging” the coronavirus pandemic. There are 613,886 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, and 26,047 fatalities.
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