But in terms of fatalities, India is 13th. According to the Indian Express, lockdown for these zones are extended until June 30.
Modi's government had already taken some steps to ease the economic pain of the lockdown.
Night curfew will stay, but timings will be changed to 9 pm-5 am from the existing 7 pm-7 am.
But elsewhere, places of religious worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls will be allowed to reopen as normal from June 8.
Weeks later, probably in July, schools and colleges will resume teaching. The dates for allowing these activities would be decided later after assessing the situation.
India registered the highest single-day spike of 8,380 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
Of the total cases 89,995 are active cases, while 86,984 people have been cured and discharged from the hospital. It also showed almost 86,000 recoveries and close to 85,700 active cases.
Delhi recorded over 17,386 COVID-19 cases, third highest in the country. The number of deaths went down from 265 reported on Saturday, a day before the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown was scheduled to end.
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Delhi is witnessing a surge in #Covid19 cases, we accept it.
Countries such as Brazil, Chile and Mexico are struggling to stem the spread of the virus, which initially peaked in China in February before large-scale outbreaks followed in Europe and the United States. At least 3.69 lakh people have died so far.
Maharashtra, the worst affected state by the virus, recorded 62,228 cases and over 1,982 deaths. Figures from South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brought national totals to 11,441 confirmed cases and 269 deaths. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 6 million people and claimed over 367, 000 lives around the world.
The number of deaths related to coronavirus infection rose to 4,971. Whereas Punjab has reported 44 deaths and Telangana 77.
43 new #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in the state; taking the total number of cases to 1100.
- Karnataka has a total of 2,922 cases.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines for the fifth phase of lockdown which is slated to begin from Monday, June 1.
Globally, there have been over 60.5 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. China has cut worldwide flights drastically to try to keep new cases out, though it allowed a chartered Lufthansa A340 with employees of Volkswagen and other German companies operating in China to arrive Saturday from Frankfurt. Meghalaya has reported one COVID-19 fatality so far, according to the ministry data.