New Delhi: India on Friday reported the highest single-day spike of 13,586 new COVID-19 cases and 336 deaths in last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
With the addition of new cases, the total number of positive cases now stands at 3,80,532 including 1,63,248 active cases, 2,04,711 cured/discharged/migrated and 12,573 deaths.
Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra have reached 1,20,504 while Tamil Nadu reported 52,334 cases so far. In Delhi, the COVID-19 count is 49,979.
A lockdown was reimposed on 15 million people in southern India on Friday, in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, and surrounding districts followed a surge of cases.
During the 12-day lockdown, food shops and petrol stations will be allowed to open between 6:00 am and 2:00 pm.
People can only travel within two kilometres (1.2 miles) of their homes except for medical emergencies.
"If someone calls me for air conditioner servicing then I will walk over if it is within a two-kilometre radius," said Kumar, the owner of an electrical repair shop in Chennai where normally bustling streets were quiet.
"But I heard that the cops are going to be really strict about movement on the streets after 2:00 pm."