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Coronavirus Updates : 1,076 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, says health ministry

Coronavirus Updates : 1,076 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, says health ministry

Coronavirus cases in India have crossed 11,000-mark taking the total number of cases to 11,439 while the death toll was at 377, according to figures released by the ministry of health on Wednesday morning. With cases on the rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that India will remain under lockdown till May 3. However, some relaxations will be put in place post April 20 after reviewing the situation.

On the international front, US president Donald Trump has alleged the World Health Organization (WHO) tried to cover up the seriousness of the Covid-19 outbreak in China before it spread across the globe, following which he has announced a suspension of US funding to the UN health body.

The pandemic that has put economies on a hold, has already claimed over 1,25,000 lives and infected nearly two million worldwide since it first emerged in China late last year.

(Inputs and image from hindustantimes.com)

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