Day 11 of lockdown sees a 355 case spike

In spite of all the bad news around, there still seems to be hope, economist Arvind Panagariya believes that India could turn its economy around in the second half of 2021.

India lockdown week 02 wrap: All the headlines
As the virus takes a firm hold over the country, over 30% of India's total cases are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation which took place last month. India has reported 355 cases in the last 12 hours.

In spite of all the bad news around, there still seems to be hope, economist Arvind Panagariya believes that India could turn its economy around in the second half of 2021.

Track the latest developments..




The count so far:
  • Two deaths and 11 new cases in Madhya Pradesh; state tally now 164, 10 dead.
  • One death and 63 new cases in Rajasthan; state tally now at 196.
  • One death in Karnataka; state death tally now four.
  • One death in Hyderabad.
  • One death in Gujarat, 10 new cases; state tally up to 105, 10 dead.
  • One death in Tamil Nadu.
  • Delhi case count now up to 386.
  • 47 new cases in Maharashtra; state tally now 537.
  • 31 new cases in Uttar Pradesh.
  • 16 new cases in Andhra Pradesh; state tally now 180.
  • Five new cases in Assam, total 25.
  • Three new cases in J&K; tally up to 78.
  • One new case in West Bengal; total now 58.
  • One new case in Goa; state tally now seven.

World India Global deaths
11,31,713
2,902 59,884

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Health:
  • Ministry of Health recommends the usage of cloth masks.
  • Bombay Municipal Corporation launches dedicated COVID-19 clinics.
  • East Coast Railway converts 261 coaches into isolation wards.
  • 51 Army Hospitals turned into dedicated COVID-19 centres.
  • Gujarat Railways turn 70 coaches into isolation wards.

Post-lockdown:
  • Air Asia opens booking for flights post April 15.
  • Air India stops all flights till April 30.
  • Railways could resume services post lockdown.

Taxes:
  • Income Tax department extends deadline to file TDS exemption.
  • GST e-way bill validity extended in light of lockdown.

World:
  • 562 deaths recorded in New York State in one day; 2,935 in total.
  • 809 deaths reported in Spain, down from previous days.
  • 19 new cases reported in China, down from 35 the previous day.
  • South Africa begins mobile testing amid lockdown.
  • USA advocates the usage of cloth masks.
  • 112 French nationals airlifted back to France via Air India.
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