India’s coronavirus cases crosses the 100,000 mark

2020-05-19 at 06:12

India’s coronavirus cases crossed 100,000 yesterday with more people testing positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and other states.

The cases rose even as several states announced easing of lockdown guidelines after it was extended till May 31 by the centre.

Over 3,000 have died in India due to coronavirus so far.

India recorded the biggest single-day jump of 5,242 new coronavirus cases last morning, with the cases hitting 96,169 before it crossed the 100,000 mark.

Several states have ordered reopening of markets, local transport and even salons in areas that are considered safe from coronavirus.

However, schools, colleges, theatres and malls are among those that would remain closed.

The Indian government has made it clear that only essential activities should be allowed in containment zones.

It has allowed buses and other vehicles to run. But flights and metro services remain closed.