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India surpasses China in coronavirus cases

Published : Saturday, 16 May, 2020 at 12:19 PM  Count : 348
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 A family of migrant workers receive bananas and biscuits from a man as they walk along a highway hoping to reach their home, hundreds of miles away, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi, India. AP File Photo

A family of migrant workers receive bananas and biscuits from a man as they walk along a highway hoping to reach their home, hundreds of miles away, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi, India. AP File Photo


India’s coronavirus cases have surpassed China’s with the health ministry on Saturday reporting the spike to 85,940 cases with 2,752 deaths.

In total, China has reported 4,633 deaths among 82,933 cases since the virus was first detected late last year in the central city of Wuhan.

The worst hit Indian states are Maharashtra with 29,100 cases, Tamil Nadu 10,108, Gujarat 9,931 and New Delhi 8,895.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is due to announce this weekend a decision whether to extend the 54-day-old lockdown. Early this month, it started gradually easing the restrictions to resume economic activity by allowing neighborhood shops to reopen and manufacturing and farming to resume.





It also has resumed a limited train service across the country to help stranded migrant workers, students and tourists.

AP/ALM

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