Lockdown Diary, Day 74: ITBP opens health centres for veterans; first-ever online music concert by Kashmiri artists on June 7

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: June 6, 2020 10:22:18 pm

A band of Indo-Tibtian Border Police Force perform to express gratitude towrads Corona warriors at Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

As India entered the 74th day of nationwide lockdown, which is now being relaxed phase-wise, shopping malls, restaurants and religious places made their last minute preparations to resume their operations from Monday, June 8 onward. According to the latest SOPs released by the Health Ministry keeping in mind the concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the malls, restaurants and places of worship would be allowed to open with certain Covid safety measures in place such as ensuring social distancing, utilisation of 50 per cent seating capacity among others.

On Saturday, India surpassed Spain’s tally to become the fifth worst-hit nation by Covid-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. As of now, the total number of confirmed cases in India stands at 243,733 as opposed to Spain’s figures of 240,978. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as many as 6,642 fatalities have been reported, so far while there are 1,15,942 active Covid-19 cases and 1,14,072 people have…

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