India has recorded its biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases, the Associated Press reports. as the government eased one of the world’s strictest lockdowns.
An additional 1,553 cases were reported over the past 24 hours, raising the total past 17,265. At least 543 people have died and epidemiologists forecast the peak may not be reached before June.
In the meantime, the COVID-19 recoveries in India have risen to 2,547, India medias reported
The shelter-in-place orders imposed in India on 24 March have halted all but essential services. But from Monday, limited industry and farming were allowed to resume where employers could meet social distancing and hygiene norms. Migrant workers were also allowed to travel within states to factories, farms and other work sites.