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India becomes one of the worst COVID-hit countries as the lockdown eases

Grocery vendor during lockdown easing (image source: wikipedia.org)

India reached the seventh position in the list of worst-hit countries for Coronavirus. Yesterday, the total number of cases in India reached over 190,000. Yesterday, the reported cases in a single day reached 8,392. The total number of active cases is around 90,000. The total number of deaths has exceeded 5000.

The following news report from from ‘CNN News 18’ shows the current COVID-19 situation in India.

After the announcement of the unlocking procedure in the country, businesses have started to open. The government has given safety guidelines to help people avoid the infection while they resume their work. According to the government, this is the first phase of lifting lockdown restrictions.

The stock market of India showed positive growth and the business community is happy so far with the decision. However, the chances of infection spread have increased significantly.

Experts have reported that the community spread has started due to the mass migration of the labor force. In the last couple of weeks, many people went back to their homes traveling long distances. New data will tell how much impact this will have on the community spread of the virus.

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