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India Sees 949 Fresh COVID Cases; 6 Deaths

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  • Active cases presently stand at 11,191.
  • India reports 6 deaths in last 24 hours.
  • DDMA will hold a meeting on reimposing the mandatory use of face masks.

New Delhi: In the wake of rising concerns over the increase in coronavirus cases, India on Friday reported 949 fresh Covid-19 cases, as per Union Health Ministry updated data. The country reported 810 recoveries and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Health Ministry data. Additionally, the country’s active cases saw a mild increase and stood at 11,191 and the daily positivity rate at 0.26%.

Meanwhile, due to concerns over the rise in coronavirus cases in the national capital, the Arvind Kejriwal government on Friday will issue Covid-19 guidelines for schools. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made the statement on Thursday after a teacher and a student of a private school in South Delhi were found Covid-19 positive, following which, other students who were in the same class were sent home.

It assumes importance as the schools started to function fully offline from April 1st after all the curbs related to COVID were lifted on February 28th considering the low positivity rate. “COVID cases have slightly increased but there is no rise in hospitalisation, so we need not worry. There is no need to panic but stay alert. Since COVID is there, we have to learn to live with it. We are constantly monitoring the situation. A general guideline to be introduced for schools tomorrow,” said Sisodia.

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