9756 active Covid cases in India, 377 deaths

Latest figures (as on 9.10 this morning) indicate that the total number of active coronavirus cases in India has touched 9756, while the country has witnessed 377 deaths.

While 1305 are either cured or discharged, one person has migrated, according to official figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the current lockdown will be extended till 3 May, saying it is very necessary to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

In a televised address to the nation, Modi said implementation of the lockdown will be strictly ensured in coming days to ensure that the virus does not spread to new areas, The Prime Minister said detailed guidelines on implementation of the new lockdown will be announced on Wednesday.

The Centre on Tuesday extended the suspension of services for all passenger trains and flights till 3 May after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation.

Modi asked people to follow seven things in the coming days to help the government in its fight against the coronavirus.

The seven things which he asked people to follow included taking care of the elderly as they are more prone to infection, keeping their faces covered while venturing out and taking care of the poor and the needy who have been effected by the lockdown.