Coronavirus In India LIVE Updates: The total number of Coronavirus positive patients in India climbed past 17000 to reach the figure of 17265, while the count of those dead due to Covid-19 reached 543 on Monday. The Centre on Monday said the COVID-19 situation is “especially serious” in Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata and a few other places in West Bengal, and violation of lockdown measures risk the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that there will be no immediate relaxation in any of the lockdown rules in Delhi as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital. We have decided to not relax lockdown restrictions in Delhi ‘as of now’; will assess the situation again after one week, he said.Hours later, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray announced that ‘some’ financial activities will be started fom Monday in the state to avoid a situation of financial crisis post Covid-19. 

There shall be no movement of labour outside the state/UT from where they are currently located, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday said as it issued a Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for stranded labourers.

Earlier in the day, Ministry of Home Affairs said that supply of non-essential goods by E-Commerce companies to remain prohibited during lockdown period. The nation entered the 26th day of the nationwide lockdown imposed to counter the transmission of Covid-19 pandemic. The total number of COVID 19 cases in India crossed the 15000 mark with over 500 deaths reported. The state of Maharashtra continued to be the worst affected. Maharashtra corona cases jumped to 3651 on Sunday. Delhi, Mumbai and Indore continue to be the major hotbeds as far as major cities in the nation are concerned.

With respect to Coronavirus update from an economy standpoint, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a slew of measures including  slashing the reverse repo rate by 25 basis points from four per cent to 3.75 per cent with an aim to to inject liquidity in financial markets and provide fiscal stimulus to the economy amid the slowdown caused by the  COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent countrywide lockdown. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the liquidity injection has been 3.2 per cent of GDP since February 6 to March 27.

The Union Health Ministry on Friday giving out its latest update on the Coronavirus pandemic said that before implementation of the nationwide lockdown, COVID 19 cases in the country were doubling in 3 days but over last 7 days, data shows that it had declined to 6.2 days now and in 19 states and Union Territories (UTs), Covid-19 doubling rate is less than the country’s average. 

At least 21 serving Indian Navy personnel have tested positive for Coronavirus COVID 19, all within the naval premises at Mumbai, officials said here in Saturday. These include around 20 sailors of INS Angre, a shore establishment at Mumbai, which is the sword arm, a key establishment of the Western Naval Command. Most of these cases are asymptomatic and primary cases traced to a single sailor who had tested positive on April 7.

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