The number of COVID-19 cases in the country crossed 2,000 today - with 235 fresh cases being detected within the last 24 hours. The total number of cases across the country is 2069. Of them, 53 people are dead. Much of the spike has come from the religious event held in Delhi last month. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed concern that the numbers may go further up as the countrywide contact tracing of the people who attended the event, progresses further. This morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first video-conference with Chief Ministers on coronavirus, where he asked them to decide on the modalities of a phased movement of people as the lockdown is lifted. The Centre, meanwhile, has asked states to jail people who violate the lockdown.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that he would share a video message on Friday morning, but did not specify "At 9 AM tomorrow morning, I'll share a small video message with my fellow Indians," PM Modi tweeted in Hindi and English. Many believe his message could be related to the coronavirus crisis. The PM has addressed the nation twice since the pandemic became a cause for serious concern in India. In his first address, he called for a one-day Janata Curfew and in the second address on March 24, he announced a national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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