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Over 19,000 COVID-19 Cases In India In Last 24 Hours, 30 June, 2020

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COVID-19 India updates: Total cases are set to cross the 5.5 lakh-mark. (File)

New Delhi:

Coronavirus Live Updates: Large swathes of the country are set to remain under lockdown as the government announced the second phase of the country’s gradual emergence from restrictions. While lockdown will stay containment zones, the other areas will have certain relaxations in terms of night curfew and people’s presence in shops. But there will be no big ticket changes yet like opening of schools and colleges, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, bars and assembly halls or metro services will not happen yet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the country today at 4 pm as the fifth phase of lockdown comes to an end.

The second phase of unlock comes as India recorded more than 19,000 new coronavirus patients for a second consecutive day and the total cases are set to cross the 5.5 lakh-mark.

Till July 31, only essential activities will be allowed in containment zones, of which national capital Delhi has more than 470. Besides, a number of states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bengal and Assam, have announced that they will extend the lockdown in some districts beyond June 30.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases In India Live Updates:

Assam inched towards the 7,800-mark in coronavirus cases with 302 more people, including 172 from the capital city, testing positive for the infection on Monday, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

With these, the total number of positive cases in Assam reached 7,794 from 7,492 on Sunday.

The state has 2,447 active cases, Mr Sarma said in a tweet.

COVAXIN, India’s First COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, Set For Phase I, II Human Trials

A potential COVID-19 vaccine, the first to be developed in India, has been given DCGI (Drug Controller General of India) approval for Phase I and II human clinical trials that are scheduled to start across the country in July.

Developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, in association with ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research), COVAXIN is an inactivated vaccine, created from a strain of the infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus, that has shown promise in preclinical studies, demonstrating extensive safety and effective immune responses.

Drug manufacturers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus; a novel virus is one that has never previously been identified in humans, making the task of creating a vaccine that much harder.

Unlock2: 5-People Limit On Shops Removed, No Metro To Run
Large swathes of the country are set to remain under lockdown as the government announced the second phase of the country’s gradual emergence from restrictions. While lockdown will stay containment zones, the other areas will have certain relaxations in terms of night curfew and people’s presence in shops. But there will be no big ticket changes yet like opening of schools and colleges, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, bars and assembly halls or metro services will not happen yet.



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