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Maharashtra govt extends lockdown in state till June 15

New Delhi: In hopes of cutting the number of daily COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government on Sunday announced the decision of extend the ongoing lockdown in the state by 15 days till June 15.

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A child wearing a COVID19/coronavirus protective mask in front of a mural (Source: Xinhua)

New Delhi: In hopes of cutting the number of daily COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government on Sunday announced the decision of extend the ongoing lockdown in the state by 15 days till June 15.

“Lockdown is being extended for 15 days, shall be in place till June 15 now. Depending on the case tally of districts, certain relaxations and restrictions will be enforced,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said.

The state government also released a fresh guidelines amid the extension of the of lockdown.

File photo of Uddhav Thackeray (Source: PTI)

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“All essential shops that are currently allowed to operate between 7-11 am may be allowed to operate between 7 am to 2 pm,” stated the order.

The Maharashtra CM also announced that so far as many as 3,000 cases of black fungus (also known as mucormycosis) have been reported in the state.

India’s COVID-19 Tally

ndia reported less than 2-lakh cases in the last 24 hours after a slight peak on May 27. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country reported 1,65,553 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (May 30). 

Furthermore, 2,76,309 discharges were reported in the last 24 hours, as per the Health Ministry. With this, the total discharges in the country went up to 2,54,54,320.

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Meanwhile, India also reported more than 3,600 deaths due to COVID-19. On Sunday, the country clocked 3,617 deaths in the last 24 hours. The new COVID-19 cases pushed the country’s total tally to 2,78,94,800.

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On the active caseload front, India witnessed a significant dip in numbers from yesterday. While the nation reported 22,28,724 active cases on Saturday, 21,14,508 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

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