NEWS
31/05/2020 10:25 AM IST | Updated 31/05/2020 10:26 AM IST

India Records Biggest Jump With 8,380 New Covid-19 Cases As Govt Announces Lockdown 5.0

The health ministry also reported that 193 more people died, taking the death toll across the country to 5,164.

Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Staff sanitize themselves after taking a sample at a drive through testing booth installed by a private laboratory, on May 30, 2020 in Chandigarh, India. 

Even as the Ministry of Home Affairs announced a slew of relaxations on Saturday, the number of cases in the country saw the highest in 24 hours with 8,380 Covid-19 cases. 

ANI reported that the total number of cases in the country was now at 1,82,143. 

The health ministry also reported that 193 more people died, taking the death toll across the country to 5,164. 

According to the Union health ministry, the number of active cases stood at 89,995 and 86,984 people have been cured or discharged. 

On Saturday, the health ministry said the country must learn to live “with the new normal” as it announced relaxations on restrictions. 

PTI reported the ministry as saying, “The management of COVID-19 is only possible when all the due care is taken by everyone without being complacent about the situation and by not taking the relaxations during the lockdown situation for granted.” 

The ministry reiterated on the need to maintain strict physical distancing and the use of face covers. 

The health ministry however said a complete lockdown would continue till June 30 in areas identified as COVID-19 containment zones across the country, but restrictions would be lifted in a phased manner at other places after the ongoing fourth phase of the lockdown ends this Sunday.

(With PTI inputs)

US Election
The latest polls, breaking news and analysis on the 2020 US presidential election from HuffPost