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Coronavirus India Updates: Recovery rate over 19%, no new cases in 12 districts in last 28 days, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus India Updates: Recovery rate over 19%, no new cases in 12 districts in last 28 days, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus (COVID-19) India LIVE News Updates: In its daily presser, the Union Health Ministry underlined that the recovery rate of India remains 19 per cent and that no new cases have been reported in 12 districts in the last 28 days. It also said no new cases have been reported in 78 districts in last 14 days.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday urged Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to run special long-distance trains from Mumbai and Pune after the lockdown ends on May 3 to ferry migrants workers stuck in Maharashtra to their native states. A month into the nationwide lockdown enforced to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the total number of Covid-19 cases in India rose to 21,700, including 16,689 active cases, 4,325 recoveries and 686 deaths. Despite the high number of cases added in the last few days, the spread of the disease has slowed down considerably as a result of the lockdown.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Finance issued a notification this afternoon freezing Dearness Allowance (DA) to its employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners at current rates till July 2021. The additional installments, due on January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021, will not be paid. However, DA and DR at current rates will continue to be paid.

(Inputs from theindianexpress.com)

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