Highest spike of 9,380 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours in India; 193 new deaths

May 31, 2020 0 By FM

With a surge of 9,380 COVID cases in a single day, the infection tally in India rose to 1,83,143 on May 31. The total number of active cases, which was 86,422 on Saturday, rose to 89,995 by Sunday morning. 

193 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 5,164. However, with 86,983 patients getting cured so far the recovery rate in the country has reached 47% and is progressing, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Meanwhile, as the fourth phase of lockdown comes to an end the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has released new guidelines for “phased reopening” as Unlock 1.0 allowing relaxation in the country while continuing restrictions only in the containment zones, which will be effective till June 30.

According to the new guidelines malls, restaurants and religious places can be open in all areas except containment zones from June 8, while educational institutions, bars, gymnasiums, entertainment parks, cinema halls, metro rail and international air travel will remain closed.

Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in containment zones, demarcated by the State governments. 

The National Directives for COVID-19 management has been reiterated and advises work from home as far as possible. It prescribes staggered work hours, frequent sanitization and social distancing at workplaces. 

Maximum containment zones cover 13 cities including Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi / New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata / Howrah, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Chengalpattu and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu) which has contributed to 70% of the total COVID cases.