Third ‘unlock’ phase guidelines issued to relax restrictions from the nationwide lockdown, large public gatherings remain banned
The third ‘unlock’ phase, to relax restrictions from the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), will begin August 1, 2020, said new guidelines released July 29 by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
More restrictions were eased, according to guidelines, even as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing its spread across India:
There were 52,123 new COVID-19 cases added July 30, reported news channel NDTV, citing data from the health ministry. This was the first time more than 50,000 cases were recorded across the country.
The total number of cases in the country are now inching closer to 1,600,000. There are 528,242 active cases in the country, with around 1,020,582 discharged.
There are now 17,189,755 COVID-19 cases globally, while 10,701,141 have recovered and 670,256 people have died due to COVID-19, as of July 30, 2020, according to the World Health Organization.
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