Even as Coronavirus recoveries crossed the three lakh mark, meanwhile in yet another record high, the country registered its biggest surge in the number of cases in one day with 19,906 new patients, taking the total to 5,28,859, the Union Health Ministry said.
This is the first time that more than 19,000 fresh cases have been reported in a single day in India which is the fourth worst-hit country in the world after the United States, Brazil and Russia.
According to figures, India registered 410 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 16,095.
Meanwhile Guwahati in Assam, will be placed under complete lockdown from midnight today for a period of 14 days to arrest the spread of Covid-19, which has been attributed to several people who returned to the state from outside.
Announcing the move, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said on Thursday: “We are now left with no choice but to impose a complete lockdown for 14 days from June 28, and this time it will be very strict as no grocery shops will be allowed to open or supply of vegetables and other essentials will be permitted for the first seven days.”