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People stroll along the promenade at Marine Drive in Mumbai, India. File/Reuters
India reported 75,083 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to federal health data released on Tuesday, the lowest daily tally in almost a month.
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There were 1,053 deaths over the same period.
There have been 5.6 million cases in total in the country, second only behind the United States.
The country has posted the highest single-day caseload in the world since early August, and lags behind only the United States, which has 6.7 million cases in terms of total infections.
India is finding itself in a morass of challenges as it strives to contain the coronavirus pandemic. For the third day running, it has registered over 200,000 infections, which is utterly alarming.
This refers to the report ‘Delhi extends lockdown as cases jump; India shaken: PM’ (April 26). Since a record number of positive cases and deaths are reported in the past few days, it seems no immediate end is likely to the crisis. The videos of families of patients
“This is not a wave, this is a tsunami,” exclaimed a Delhi High Court judge. “We are sitting on a volcano which may erupt any time,” said Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of the southern state of Kerala. Their words epitomised the mood in India last week as the second
MoHAP also noted that an additional 1,922 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 597,008.
The HMS Defender "was given a preliminary warning that weapons would be used if the state borders of the Russian Federation were violated. It did not react to the warning," the ministry said, adding that the ship left Russian waters after the shots were fired.
The video spread like wildfire on social media, and users expressed their admiration for the spontaneity of the soldier, who was keen to document the moments of his parachute landing in order to make his mother happy.
Among those wounded in the powerful blast were some police officers manning a checkpoint next to the house of Hafiz Saeed, the jailed founder of militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).