Coronavirus Updates: PM Modi to hold high-level meet today; to discuss lockdown 4.0
India coronavirus lockdown 4 latest updates: Karnataka government has decided to ease lockdown restrictions in the state. Gyms, gold course to open in the state post May 17. The state recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases between 5 pm on Tuesday and 12 pm on Wednesday. The state health department said that the total count of coronavirus cases in the state now stand at 951, including 442 discharged and 32 deaths. PM Modi in his nationwide address on Tuesday announced a special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore to help revive economic activity and make India self-reliant in the view of COVID-19 pandemic. PM Modi in his speech also pitched for promoting local businesses. Announcing lockdown 4.0 beginning May 18, the prime minister said that it will be completely different this time with a new set of rules.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to announce loans of over Rs 3 lakh crore for MSMEs in her media briefing at 4 pm on Tuesday to give respite and liquidity push to restart small businesses.
India's total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped to 74,281 on Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 20 lakh crore special economic package for the country. According to latest update by the Union Health Ministry, the total count of confirmed coronavirus cases includes 47,480 active cases, 24,385 cured/discharged, 1 migrated and 2,415 deaths.
PM Modi to meet Chairpersons of the Empowered Groups later on Wednesday.
PM Modi in his countrywide speech on Tuesday said that India's self-reliance will be based on 5 pillars- economy, infrastructure, demand, technology-driven system and vibrant demography.