PM May Decide On Lockdown After Saturday Video-Con With Chief Ministers

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The government is considering requests of several states to continue the lockdown, sources say.

Highlights

  • The government is exploring reopening of sectors in a phased manner
  • Most officials say the priority is to ensure the virus is contained
  • Coronavirus cases have gone up to 5,194 in India

New Delhi:

The government will take a final call on extending the lockdown for coronavirus after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second meeting with Chief Ministers via video conference on Saturday. The Prime Minister will reportedly discuss with chief ministers about a way forward after April 14, following up on the last meeting, in which he had asked for their suggestions on lifting the lockdown in a staggered manner.

Coronavirus cases have gone up to 5,194 in India after the biggest 24-hour jump in new cases (773) and deaths (35).

The government is considering requests of several states to continue the lockdown, sources say.

Sources say the government is in favour of removing the restrictions in a graded manner to ensure that the economy and basic sectors restart. While more and more states have asked for an extension of the lockdown, given the spurt in COVID-19 cases, there is massive concern over job losses and the need to restart the economy. The government is exploring the reopening of sectors in a phased manner.

Officials have pointed out that before the formal announcement of lockdown by PM Modi on March 24, some states had already imposed restrictions and put out warnings on social distancing.

Schools and colleges are unlikely to open next week. A Group of Ministers that met Tuesday recommended that all educational institutions stay closed for another four weeks. It also suggested continuing the ban on religious gathering and meetings.

The ministers reportedly recommended that states can allow harvesting of crops across the country. Trains, buses and metros may stay shut. Air travel is likely to resume in phases.

The meeting — attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh — also suggested that shopping malls stay shut for at least four more weeks from April 14, when the current lockdown ends.

Most officials say the priority is to ensure the highly contagious virus is contained amid rising worries about asymptomatic cases from some states like Kerala and Maharashtra.

States that have the most coronavirus cases are Maharashtra (1018), Tamil nadu (690), Delhi (576), Telangana (364) and Kerala (336).

World

14,30,298Cases

10,46,972Active

3,01,196Recovered

82,130Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 184 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 14,30,298 and 82,130 have died; 10,46,972 are active cases and 3,01,196 have recovered as on April 8, 2020 at 9:47 am.

India

5,194 773Cases

4,643 662Active

402 76Recovered

149 35Deaths

In India, there are 5,194 confirmed cases including 149 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,643 and 402 have recovered as on April 8, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai315

Pune76

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane27

Sangli24

Nagpur16

Ahmednagar15

Raigad6

Palghar5

Latur5

Yavatmal4

Buldhana4

Osmanabad4

Satara3

Aurangabad3

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Sindhudurg1

Nashik1

Amravati1

Kolhapur1

Jalgaon1

Hingoli1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*436

1018 150

875 111

79 23

64 16

DistrictCases

Chennai108

Coimbatore45

Tirunelveli32

Erode32

Dindigul29

Namakkal25

Tiruchirappalli22

Theni22

Madurai17

Chengalpattu16

Karur13

Tiruppur13

Villupuram12

Thiruvarur9

Cuddalore9

Salem9

Tiruvannamalai8

Thiruvallur8

Kanchipuram7

Ranipet6

Thanjavur6

Thoothukudi6

Sivaganga5

Nagapattinam5

Kanniyakumari5

Virudhunagar5

Vellore3

Ramanathapuram2

The Nilgiris2

Tirupattur2

Ariyalur1

Details Awaited*206

690 69

664 56

19 11

7 2

DistrictCases

South138

Central60

North43

Shahdara23

South West17

East12

West12

New Delhi11

North East9

North West9

South East9

Details Awaited*233

576

546

21

9 2

DistrictCases

Hyderabad109

Warangal Urban14

Medchal Malkajgiri12

Nizamabad9

Ranga Reddy9

Kamareddy7

Karimnagar6

Nalgonda6

Suryapet6

Mahabubnagar5

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Jogulamba Gadwal4

Vikarabad3

Sangareddy3

Adilabad3

Jagitial2

Medak2

Nirmal2

Mulugu1

Nagarkurnool1

Jangoan1

Mahabubabad1

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Details Awaited*153

364

322

35

7

DistrictCases

Kasaragod139

Kannur47

Ernakulam22

Thiruvananthapuram15

Pathanamthitta14

Malappuram11

Thrissur10

Idukki8

Kozhikode7

Palakkad6

Kollam5

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*44

336 9

264

70 12

2

DistrictCases

Jaipur67

Jodhpur29

Bhilwara23

Jhunjhunu18

Tonk11

Churu7

Ajmer5

Bikaner5

Dausa5

Dungarpur5

Bharatpur4

Alwar3

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Jaisalmer2

Nagaur2

Kota1

Sikar1

Dholpur1

Udaipur1

Banswara1

Details Awaited*133

328 40

304 40

21

3

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar28

Agra13

Meerut12

Lucknow7

Ghaziabad6

Ghazipur3

Varanasi3

Baghpat2

Moradabad2

Bareilly1

Jaunpur1

Kanpur Nagar1

Kheri1

Pilibhit1

Shamli1

Details Awaited*244

326 21

302 21

21

3

DistrictCases

Spsr Nellore15

Kurnool14

Krishna11

Guntur8

Y.s.r. Kadapa7

Chittoor6

Visakhapatnam6

East Godavari2

Prakasam2

West Godavari1

Details Awaited*233

305 39

300 38

1

4 1

DistrictCases

Indore93

Bhopal10

Jabalpur7

Ujjain6

Gwalior2

Morena2

Shivpuri2

Details Awaited*107

229

216

0

13

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban47

Mysuru20

Chikballapur10

Bidar10

Uttar Kannad10

Dakshin Kannad6

Kalaburagi5

Ballari4

Udupi3

Belagavi3

Bengaluru Rural2

Davangere2

Bagalkot1

Dharwad1

Tumakuru1

Kodagu1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*48

175

146

25

4

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad62

Surat14

Vadodara12

Gandhinagar10

Bhavnagar9

Rajkot9

Porbandar3

Patan2

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*33

165

127

25

13

DistrictCases

Gurugram30

Faridabad9

Nuh7

Palwal6

Panipat4

Ambala3

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Bhiwani1

Hisar1

Karnal1

Rohtak1

Sonipat1

Details Awaited*78

147 57

116 52

28 3

3 2

DistrictCases

Srinagar21

Bandipora11

Badgam7

Udhampur4

Jammu3

Rajauri3

Baramulla2

Pulwama2

Shopian2

Details Awaited*61

116

110

4

2

DistrictCases

Kolkata31

Howrah10

Medinipur East7

Nadia5

Kalimpong5

Hooghly4

Jalpaiguri4

24 Paraganas North3

24 Paraganas South3

Purba Bardhaman3

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Medinipur West1

Details Awaited*20

99 8

81 6

13

5 2

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar23

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

Amritsar9

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Ropar3

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Moga1

Patiala1

Sas Mohali1

Details Awaited*7

91

80

4

7

DistrictCases

Khordha13

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Kalahandi1

Puri1

Details Awaited*22

42

39

2

1

DistrictCases

Patna5

Munger4

Saharsa2

Begusarai1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Siwan1

Details Awaited*23

38 6

37 6

0

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun13

Udam Singh Nagar4

Nainital3

Almora1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*9

31

26

5

0

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Goalpara3

Marigaon3

Karimganj1

Nalbari1

Details Awaited*10

27 1

27 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*15

18 5

15 5

2

1

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*1

14

4

10

0

DistrictCases

Raipur4

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*3

10

1

9

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

10

10

0

0

DistrictCases

North Goa2

South Goa1

Details Awaited*4

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases

Mahe1

Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*4

4

4

0

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Details Awaited*1

2

2

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0



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