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August 29, 2020 / 09:06 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Unlock 4 | State govts shall not impose any lockdown outside containment zones without consulting with Centre, says MHA

Coronavirus India Highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to 34.6 lakh.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the 159th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 34,63,972 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 62,550 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 76.5 percent. 'Unlock
3.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 2.46 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 8.32 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
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    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates| CM Pinarayi Vijayan: 2,397 fresh cases raise Kerala's COVID-19 tally to 71,700; death toll mounts to 280 with six more fatalities; number of active cases stands at 23,277.

  • August 29, 2020 / 09:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | Health Department: Karnataka reports 8,324 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to 3,27,076, number of fatalities now 5,483 with 115 more deaths; active case count 86,446.

  • August 29, 2020 / 08:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Assam LIVe Updates | Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma: The highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded in the Kamrup Metropolitan district at 64, followed by Dirbrugarh at 39. Total number of deaths in the state is 286.

  • August 29, 2020 / 08:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates

  • August 29, 2020 / 08:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttarakhand LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand Health Department: 658 new COVID-19 cases detected in the state today. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 18,571 including 5,735 active cases, 12,524 recoveries and 250 deaths.

  • August 29, 2020 / 08:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE Updates | Home Ministry: Union secretaries of Home & Health jointly reviewed measures for containing the spread of COVID-19 in Union Territories of Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands & Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu, in a virtual meeting held today.

  • August 29, 2020 / 08:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | State Health Department: 16,867 new COVID-19 cases, 11,541 discharges and 328 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of positive cases now stands at 7,64,281 including 1,85,131 active cases, 5,54,711 recoveries and 24,103 deaths.

  • August 29, 2020 / 08:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE Updates | Unlock 4 guidelines: States cannot impose lockdown outside Containment Zones: MHA

    The Ministry of Home Affairs announced the Unlock 4 guidelines on August 29. As per the fresh guidelines, coronavirus lockdown will be extended in India till September 30. However, this lockdown will only be imposed in containment zones, the MHA clarified. No state will be allowed to impose a complete lockdown arbitrarily. This means, to impose lockdown in areas outside of containment zones, the competent government authorities (state/ district/ sub-division/city/ village level) will have to consult the central government in advance.

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