India records its biggest single-day surge with over 6000 cases
Mumbai has surpassed New York in terms of cases registered and has emerged as a world hotspot of the deadly virus.
India witnessed its biggest single-day spike with over 6,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday. The tally has now reached 1.18 lakhs.
As the number of cases recorded each day continues to swell, Friday saw the highest jump with 6,088 cases and 148 deaths. Mumbai has surpassed New York in terms of cases registered and has emerged as a world hotspot of the deadly virus. The bustling city has seen a sharp rise with over 41,000 cases.
Tamil Nadu and Gujarat follow closely with over 13,967 cases and 12,905 cases respectively. Delhi alone recorded 660 cases in the last 24 hours, making it the 4th worst hit in India with over 12,319 cases of the novel coronavirus. The sudden surge comes days after the 4th phase of the ongoing lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Lockdown 4.0 comes with more relaxations being granted by the day, including resuming domestic civil aviation services. However, Tamil Nadu expresses its doubt over resuming services at a time when states across the board battle against the ravages of the pandemic. The state government has opposed the centre's announcement of the resumption of flights from May 25, suggesting that it should not commence before May 31.
As measures to curb the virus' spread, the central government has asked the states to strictly adhere to curfew timings between 7 am and 7 pm for nonessential activities.