NEW DELHI: Even in the third phase of the national lockdown initiated by India, the coronavirus cases have continued to rise. The total case crossed the 67,000-mark on Monday i.e. 11 May 2020, with the total death toll at 2,206. The extended lockdown is to continue till May 17 and has had slight exemptions in some parts of the country.
The central, as well as the state government, is increasing their efforts to flatten the curve of the rising cases of COVID-19 and contain the virus.
Maharashtra is the state which is worst affected as it has more than 22,000 people who have been affected by the virus and has had 830 deaths. It has become the epicentre of the virus in India as there has been a major spike in the cases lately, as per the Health Ministry.
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India is all set to conduct an important meeting via video conferencing with all the state Chief Ministers. They all will be discussing and planning the next stage of the lockdown imposed nationwide. The Prime Minister will also be taking feedback from numerous states on whether restrictions on the activities should be further eased or not. Economic activities getting restarted in a phased manner will also be discussed.
The Indian Railways will also resume its services for the passenger train from 12 May, as per the official statement from the Railway Ministry. Although, the ministry also confirmed that the counters for booking the tickets shall remain closed and there will be no situation where no counter tickets, even for the platform can be issued.