A health-worker conducts thermal screening of residents in the Mudiali area which was sealed following detection of a COVID-19 positive case, during ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain the pandemic, in Kolkata. Photo: PTI
Coronavirus India update: India’s total count of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has reached 26,496, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. The country reported reported 1,990 new Covid positive cases and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours.
At least 19,868 patients are active cases and 5,804 people have been cured, discharged, or migrated. The coronavirus death toll stands at 824 so far.
Neighbourhood and standalone shops were allowed to resume business from Saturday but those in markets will remain shut till May 3 for the national lockdown to contain the coronavirus. All shops may open in rural areas but malls will stay shut in all places, said the Home Ministry in an order late Friday night.
Coronavirus world updates: The pandemic has so far killed more than 203,289 people across the world and infected more than 2,921,439. The number of COVID-19 cases in the US is more than the next six countries taken together: Spain (219,764), Italy (192,994), France (159,495), Germany (154,545), United Kingdom (144,635) and Turkey (104,912).