Though India's coronavirus case count crossed 64,000, no cases have been reported in 10 states and Union Territories in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, the states have been provided with 72 lakh N95 face masks and 36 lakh PPE kits.
The Prime Minister is going to hold the fifth interact with chief ministers on May 11, with the focus on the worst-hit states. According to officials, the discussion will revolve around the next stage in the exit from the nationwide lockdown.
Karnataka saw the biggest spike of new COVID-19 cases in a single day, with the state reporting 53 people testing positive and taking the total count to 847. Delhi asked government and private health facilities to ensure that there is no delay in the reporting of the daily death toll. One week after Tripura declared the state coronavirus-free, it has seen a spike of 130 new cases.
The number of COVID-19 cases across the world crossed 4.1 million, with over 280,000 reported deaths, according to Worldometer. Chinese authorities are reporting a second wave of coronavirus infections, as Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported its first infection in weeks. The Swedish government, which refused to impose restrictions, has apologised for the high death rate of the elderly in the country. A rise in new infections in Germany has raised concerns even though the country saw protests calling for the restrictions to be lifted quicker.
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