As India nears the end of the nationwide lockdown, the Delhi government has noted that places where large gatherings take place, like cinema halls, should remain closed as COVID-19 cases continue to surge dramatically across the country. According to Delhi government officials, schools and colleges should also remain shut for the time being.
“The Delhi government believes that places where large gatherings take place, like cinema halls, should remain closed. Schools and colleges should also remain shut,” Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said after consultations with Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Home Minister Amit Shah talked to chief ministers on Thursday sought their views on the extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown beyond May 31. This telephonic conversation comes just three days ahead of the end of the fourth phase of the lockdown.
On Friday, Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his conversation with chief ministers on the extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown beyond May 31.
In the last 24 hours (between Thursday and Friday), the country recorded 7,467 new cases of the deadly coronavirus disease, which took the country’ overall tally to 1,65,799. According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total death toll in the country has reached 4,706. Out of the total infections count, over 71,105 people have successfully recovered from the disease.
The National capital's coronavirus death toll increased by 82 in the last 24 hours, due to inclusion of 69 deaths that were reported late, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday.