India data new 86,821 coronavirus infections, 1,181 deaths

Bengaluru, October 1

India’s coronavirus case tally increased by 86,821 in the past 24 hours to 6.31 million by Thursday morning, data from the Union Health Ministry showed as the country eased more restrictions to combat the economic hit from the pandemic.

Deaths from coronavirus infections rose by 1,181 to 98,678, the Ministry added.

On Wednesday, the government announced Unlock 5.0 guidelines, permitting states to open schools and movie theatres. Meanwhile, Maharashtra said it would also allow bars and restaurants to operate fully.

India reported its worst economic contraction in decades for the quarter to June as the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to close and the country to impose one of the strictest lockdowns to prevent the virus from spreading. Reuters

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