New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Malls, hotels, religious places or places of worship will reopen across India today amid the surging rises in the number of coronavirus cases. As India prepares for a calibrated exit from the lockdown by easing more restrictions, ‘Unlock-1 kicks in at a time when the country recorded a daily jump of COVID-19 cases by over 9,000 for the fifth straight day on Sunday.

So far, the dreadful coronavirus has affected 2,56,611 people and claimed the lives of 7,135, according to the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per Health Ministry data, there are 1,25,381 active coronavirus cases in India while 1,24,095 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus pandemic:

17:59 pm: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided that 10th Class students will be promoted to the next class without any examination, as it would not be possible to conduct the examinations due to the spread of Coronavirus in the State: Telangana CMO

17:08 pm: We have decided to extend the lockdown till June 30 in West Bengal: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

16:59 pm: Mizoram govt imposes complete lockdown in state for two weeks amid rising COVID-19 cases 

16:34 pm: A meeting of State Disaster Management Authority will be held tomorrow on COVID-19 situation & to discuss whether there is community spread. If participant experts say there is community spread in Delhi, our strategy will change. I'll participate in meeting: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

16:12 pm: There are 4,320 active cases of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh, while 6,344 patients have recovered from the disease. 283 people have succumbed to the disease in the state. Yesterday, 13,236 samples, the highest so far, were tested for COVID-19, says state Principal Health Secretary AM Prasad

15:48 pm: 25 COVID19 cases reported in Uttarakhand today, as of 2:30 pm. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1,380, including 663 recovered, 697 active cases and 13 deaths: State Health Department

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14:32 pm: Recovery rate in Indore is over 64 per cent now. Positive cases are reported but more people are recovering. With the cooperation of the public, the situation here is under control now, says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

13:53 pm: In the last 24 hours, 125 new positive cases of COVID19 have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total cases in the state rise to 3843 including 1381 active cases, 2387 discharged and 75 deaths: State Health Department

13:18 pm: Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi government on a petition seeking direction for ensuring that government and private hospitals shall not deny admission to asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID19 patients. The petition has also sought direction for not charging high amount for PPE from patients.

12:53 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to undergo COVID-19 test tomorrow

12:20 pm: One official at the Election Commission of India's office has tested positive for COVID19, reports ANI.

12:12 pm: We have 8,500-9,000 beds as of now, in the next 15 days we will take it to 15,000-17,000. Since the doubling rate of cases is 14-15 days, we think cases will reach 56,000 in the next two weeks, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

12:00 pm: 97 new COVID19 cases and 1 death reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 10696, including 241 deaths, says state Health Department

11:28 am: Record 9,983 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 2.56 lakh, death toll tops 7,000 | Check state-wise list here

11:09 am: No new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra Police over the last 24 hours, one death reported. Total coronavirus cases in the force stand at 2,562, death toll at 34: Maharashtra Police

11:00 am: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel writes to MoS Power, RK Singh saying, 'deferment of proposed electricity amendment bill 2020 seems logical at this stage. It is requested that once crisis (COVID-19) gets settled, fresh draft may be worked with prior discussions with States".

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10:15 am: Meanwhile, 1,24,095 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

10:04 am: As per Health Ministry data, there are 1,25,381 active coronavirus cases in India.

9:47 am: The coronavirus has affected 2,56,611 people and claimed the lives of 7,135 in India so far: Health Ministry

9:26 am: Total 128 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Puducherry till date, of which 75 are active cases and 52 have been treated and discharged, says Puducherry government

8:58 am: Karnataka: Devotees offer prayers at Shree Dodda Ganapathi Temple in Bengaluru's Basavanagudi.

8:39 am: Unlock 1.0 kicks in as shopping malls, hotels, religious places reopen amid record uptick in COVID-19 cases

8:06 am: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offers prayers at Gorakhnath Temple.

7:53 am: Shopping malls, hotels and restaurants situated outside containment zones can open from today. However, there will be a complete ban on gatherings, says Bhopal District Collector Tarun Pithode

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7:22 am: Meanwhile, 1,19,293 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

7:22 am: As per Health Ministry data, there are 1,20,406 active coronavirus cases in India.

7:22 am: So far, the dreadful coronavirus has affected 2,46,628 people and claimed the lives of 6,929. 

7:21 am: Malls, hotels, religious places or places of worship will reopen across India today, two months after the government imposed a coronavirus-induced lockdown.  

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma