NEW DELHI: As per the recent update by the Ministry of Health on Saturday Evening, i.e. 25 April, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country are at 24,942, out of which 18,953 are active cases, 5,209 individuals have gotten cured and 779 have lost their lives.
As the country is nearing it's 25,000 mark in terms of coronavirus cases, Maharashtra is still the worst-hit state. Around 957 people from the state have recovered and 301 have been dead.
Gujarat has become the second worst-hit state and has 2,815 cases. After this comes Delhi which has 2,514 total cases.
Apart from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu is the state which has the highest number of recovery cases. A total of 866 people have won the battle against the virus. It is followed by Delhi which has the third-highest number of recovery rate as 857 people have gotten discharged.
It was announced on 24 April, i.e. Friday that all the neighbouring shops and the ones in residential areas now have the permission to open again from the said date. Exceptions were the shops within malls, amid the lockdown.
The government order said, "All registered shops regd (registered) under Shops & Establishment Act of respective States/ UTs, including shops in residential complexes, neighbourhood & standalone shops exempted from #lockdown restrictions"
The centre also clarified that standalone shops which aren't a part of a market complex or a group of shops or are inside malls will be allowed to open with 50% working staff. It also mentioned that the employees should practice the guidelines about social distancing and wear maks while working.
Later, there was also a tweet by the spokesperson belonging to the Ministry of Home Affairs who further clarified, "In view of queries coming from various sections of society, it is clarified that ALL RESTAURANTS, SALONS & BARBER SHOPS would remain CLOSED. They render services & the relaxations given under #lockdown restrictions yesterday pertain only to shops selling items."