India has registered 3,900 positive coronavirus deaths and 195 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, an unprecedented number that continues the upward trend in a country that has already started to ease containment efforts in the least affected areas of the pandemic.
The preliminary balance released by the Ministry of Health this Tuesday includes more than 46,000 infected and more than 1,500 deaths. According to this data collected by the NDTV network, the number of recovered data has increased to 12,700.
The Indian government issued a prison sentence for the country’s 1,300 million residents on January 25, but the recent renovation provides for some measures to be eased as of Monday. Office work as well as industrial and construction activities are only permitted to a limited extent.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Lav Agarwal, has assured that this new phase should not be seen as an extension of detention, but as the start of reopening. “It should be Exit 2.0, not Confinement 3.0,” he said, according to the DPA news agency.