NEWN DELHI, May 31 — The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday that the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country rose to 5,164 while the total number of positive cases soared to 182,143 as the government relaxed several lockdown restrictions.
The ministry of health said that there were 193 deaths and 8,380 positive cases in the last 24 hours.
There are 89,995 active cases while 86,984 positive cases were cured.
Maharashtra, New Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the worst affected Indian states as the deadly virus hit 35 Indian states. Indian government yesterday announced its decision to extend the lockdown in containment zones while giving key relaxations in the less affected areas.
The Ministry of Home said in a statement yesterday evening that lockdown will remain in force until June 30 in containment zones and the restrictions will be lifted in other areas in a phased manner.
Activities of the religious places, places of worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls will be allowed with effect from June 8.
The announcement to extend the lockdown in the containment zones and relax in other areas came as the people and government are facing massive challenges especially in the economic filed.
Widespread unemployment, issues of daily wagers stranded on their way back home lacking food and basic amenities have been reported