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11,659 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the national capital. 5,567 persons have been cured while the death toll is 194 in Delhi, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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Before the lockdown was announced, the Prime Minister had interacted with the Chief Ministers on March 20 to discuss the means to check the spread of the virus.

Madhya Pradesh has reported 2,096 positive cases so far of which 210 patients have recovered and 99 patients have lost their lives due to the virus. In Uttar Pradesh, as many as 1,793 people have confirmed COVID-19, of which 261 recovered and 27 people have succumbed to it.

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Prime Minister Modi had announced the extension of the lockdown in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday. And the 21-day lockdown which was slated to end yesterday was extended till May 3.

Punjab has in total of 434 operational ventilators. Out of which, 76 operational ventilators are in government hospitals and 358 in private hospitals.

The top court, while addressing a writ petition this morning, took serious note of the panic created by fake news leading to a mass movement of migrant labourers. "Fake news has lead to untold suffering to these people," the court observed.

In the wake of growing COVID-19 cases in the country, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry has issued an advisory for the people.

A total of six cases have been confirmed in the national capital. The Delhi government has shut all the colleges, schools and movie theatres.