Coronavirus update: Total number of cases reach 17,265 with death toll at 543, selective relaxation in nationwide lockdown from today

20 April, 2020 | newsx bureau

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Coronavirus update: The total number of COVID-19 cases reach 17,265 with 543 deaths and 2546 people discharged.

Coronavirus update: The total number of coronavirus cases in India has today reached 17,265 with 14,175 active cases, 2,546 people discharged from the hospitals. Further, the death toll is at 543 as per the latest data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Maharashtra, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu are topping the charts with the highest number of cases. As per the state-wise tally, Maharashtra has reported 4203 cases till now with 223 deaths, followed by the national capital with 2003 and 45 deaths and finally Tamil Nadu with 1477 cases with 15 deaths and Rajasthan with 1478 cases and 14 deaths.

Further, states across India will partially relax the lockdown curbs for the reopening of the economy. Selective relaxation allowed by the Centre in the second phase of lockdown, till May 3, is supposed to focus on the daily-wage workers and the rural sectors who are not under hot-spot districts. Moreover, as per the announcement by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, in Delhi there will be no relaxation of lockdown from April 20 and the decision will be reviewed in a week.

Further, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday also announced the extension of lockdown till May 7. The CM also revealed that due to Delhi’s Markaz returnees various new cases have been detected so the government has decided to continue with the lockdown. He added that strict lockdown measures will be implemented in red zones or containment zones.

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Further, the Punjab government also said that after reviewing the ground situation, they have decided that there will be no relaxation in the lockdown till May 3. In his tweet, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also revealed that he has directed deputy commissioners who will keep a check on the enforcement of curfew in all the districts and will also make sure proper supply of all the essential commodities in all areas.