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COVID19: India enters day 3 of lockdown as positive cases reach 722

Kashmir Security personnel imposed strict curfew during lockdown as valley reports first COVID death in Srinagar Umar Ganie 5 scaled


New Delhi: India Friday entered day 3 of its 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed by PM Narendra Modi in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus Covid-19, which has already breached the 700-mark in the country, with maximum number of cases being reported on Thursday. The latest figures show the number of positive cases at 722 with 16 deaths.
The Central government has announced the first instalment of a fiscal relief package, worth Rs 170,000 crore, to protect the weaker sections of the society from the economic fallout of Covid-19 in the country. Announcing the measures, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana will benefit migrant workers, rural poor and women.

Meanwhile, in the wake of significant surge in Coronavirus cases across the world, the government of India  also announced that the ban on international flight operations to India has been extended to April 14.
So far, COVID-19 has claimed 16 lives in India.