India registers biggest single day jump in coronavirus cases on Friday
New Delhi : India on Friday registered biggest single day jump in the number of coronavirus cases as 2,293 new cases were reported, taking the total toll of cases to 37,336, said Union Health Ministry. 1,218 people have been reported dead in last 24 hours.
The recovery rate - number of patients who have successfully fought the illness - stood at 26.64 per cent this morning. A total of 9,951 patients have recovered so far.
Meanwhile, the government has extended the nationwide lockdown by two more weeks till May 17. However, the restrictions will be eased in the phased manner and according to the severity of the virus spread in many districts.
As government has eased curbs in some parts, travel by air, rail, metro and inter-state movement by road will remain banned across the country. Schools, colleges, hotels, restaurants; cinemas, malls, shopping centres, gyms and sports complexes will also stay shut. Gatherings -- social, political, cultural and religious -- will also not resume for now.
Movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities, shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am. Most commercial and private offices can open with upto 33 per cent staff, with the rest working from home.