COVID-19 cases in India rises to 37336, Death toll at 1218

COVID-19 cases in India rose to 37336, with 1218 fatalities. There are 26167 active cases while 9950 have been cured/discharged.

Maharashtra has highest COVID-19 cases – 11506, followed by Gujarat – 4721, Delhi – 3738, Madhya Pradesh – 2719 and Rajasthan – 2666.

Government of India on Friday decided to extend the lockdown for a further period of two weeks with effect from May 4.

The decision was taken after a comprehensive review of the lockdown measures which led to significant gains in the covid-19 situation in the country.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India issued an order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, to further extend the lockdown for a period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020. MHA also issued new guidelines to regulate different activities in this period, based on the risk profiling of the districts of the country in to Red (hotspot), Orange and Green Zones. The guidelines have permitted considerable relaxations in the districts falling in the Green and Orange Zones.