With over 2.46 lakh cases, India surpassed Spain, becoming the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, only the US, Brazil, Russia, and the UK have more cases than India. The death toll in India stands at 6929. Whereas the national capital Delhi is worst hit by the pandemic with a total of 26,334 total COVID-19 till now and more than 700 deaths. Some reports claim that the national capital may overtake china of COVID-19 cases by June-end. The central government has been releasing guidelines as part of its Unlocking measures.
The search for coronavirus vaccine is still one with many have claimed to enter a crucial clinical trial. Amid a surge in the number of cases, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that the government and a few private hospitals in the city will only treat patients from the national capital. Central hospitals will remain open for patients from across the country. The Delhi border, which was sealed last week, will also be opened for inter-state movement from Monday, he said. Religious places, malls, and restaurants will resume activity from Monday as per the Centre’s guidelines. Hotels and banquet halls will, however, remain shut.