Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
PM Narendra Modi has announced a nationwide lockdown on March 25 in a bid to halt the spread of the pandemic. It was extended on April 15 for another 19 days.
The Union government official and the Indian Council of Medical Research said the situation is “currently stable”. “During the 30 days of lockdown, we have been able to cut transmission, minimize spread and increase the doubling days of COVID-19. We have been able to consistently ramp up our testing and utilise our time preparing for the future in case the virus spreads further,” Environment Secretary C K Mishra, the chairman of Empowered Group Two, told in a press meeting.
Till date, India reached 23077 confirmed cases, of which 4749 has recovered and 718 died from the pandemic.