New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the surging number of coronavirus cases in the country, the government has decided to extend the lockdown for more two weeks from May 4 but some activities would be allowed after classifications of districts into 'Red', 'Orange' and 'Green' zones based on COVID-19 risk profiling. In a notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that activities as per the classification of 'Red', 'Orange' and 'Green' zones will be permitted but a "limited" number of activities shall remain closed across the country.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus has affected 37,336 and claimed the lives of 1,218 people in India so far. As per the Ministry of Health and Welfare, there are 26,167 active coronavirus cases in India while 9,950 have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus pandemic: 

16:55 pm: 11 persons have tested positive for coronavirus in last 24 hours. Total positive cases in the district stand at 150 and 48 patients have been discharged till date: Civil Surgeon, Nagpur

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16:03 pm: In orange zones, inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles is allowed, only for permitted activities, with maximum two passengers, besides the driver, in four-wheelers: Ministry of Home Affairs.

15:37 pm: Coronavirus in Bihar: 5 districts in Red, 20 in Orange and 13 in Green zone in state | Check full list here

15:20 pm: In green zones, the benches/courts of Central Administrative Tribunal shall function duly following MHA guidelines. To the extent possible, the method of functioning of the High Courts in the concerned area shall be adopted: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

14:57 pm: 37 people have been tested positive for COVID19 so far in Punjab's Hoshiarpur after returning from Huzur Sahib in Nanded of Maharashtra: District Collector Apneet Riyait

14:25 pm: Bihar: A special train with 1200 labourers reached Danapur Railway Station.

13:49 pm: No case of COVID-19 has been reported in Goa after April 3 & all the patients were cured & discharged till April 17. Tourism activities will not be allowed Goa till May 17: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

13:49 pm: Two new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Jajpur today. Total number of positive cases in the state rise to 156 including 100 active cases, 55 cured/discharged and 1 death: Odisha Health Department

12:59 pm: 41 people from a building in Theke Wali Gali near the DC office in Kapashera, have tested positive for COVID19. The building was sealed on April 19 after one person from the building tested positive: Office of DM Delhi South-West

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12:04 pm: As far as Opposition is concerned, I think they are rudderless. They have no agenda or issues. They are not saying a single good thing or giving good suggestions. They are now blaming govt on the points on which they earlier agreed: Union Min Prakash Javadekar on COVID19 lockdown

12:04 pm: The lockdown has brought us success in containing COVID19 pandemic. Now, in the third phase of the lockdown, practically half of the country will be fully operational from May 4: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on COVID19 lockdown

11:59 am: 62 new COVID19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1525. The death toll stands at 33: Andhra Pradesh Health Department

11:58 am: Our management of COVID19 is much better than in other countries. The various zones are well defined. Following social distancing norms, 'do gaz ki doori' will be the new normal till the time a vaccine is not developed for COVID19: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

11:58 am: I think the worst is over. But till the time the disease is not completely contained, we should continue to follow all precautions and guidelines: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

11:58 am: The lockdown has brought us success in containing COVID19 pandemic. Now, in the third phase of the lockdown, practically half of the country will be fully operational from May 4: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

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10:50 am: We've taken a policy decision to run 'Shramik special trains'. Zonal railways to run these trains as per the demand of state administrations. Local DMs and DRMs are coordinating. Specific details can be obtained from the zonal CPROs: Indian Railways official

10:50 am: Till now, there are a total of 113 COVID-19 positive cases, 2 deaths in Jharkhand: State's Health Department

10:07 am: 2 new positive cases of COVID19 have been reported today, from samples taken at Flu Corners. They will be taken to isolation facilities. Their contact tracing will be done & each contact will be tested. Total cases rise to 94: Deputy Commissioner Mohali Girish Dayalan

10:06 am: Test results of 68 more jawans have shown them COVID-19 positive. All jawans are attached to a battalion having camp in East Delhi. Total positive cases in this battalion have reached 122 and overall figure of COVID-19 cases in CRPF is 127, including 1 recovered and 1 death: CRPF

10:05 am: 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths have been reported today in Rajasthan taking the total number of cases to 2678 and 65 deaths. 1116 people have recovered while 714 have been discharged till date: Rajasthan Health Department

9:22 am: Lockdown 3.0: Liquor stores, paan shops allowed to open in these areas from May 4, but with conditions

8:57 am: The coronavirus has affected 37,336 and claimed the lives of 1,218 people in India so far.

8:35 am: A 68-year-old patient who had tested positive for COVID19 passes away in Pune. The cause of death is acute respiratory failure due to ARDS with Myocarditis with COVID19 infection. Total death toll in Pune district is now 100: Pune Health officials

7:57 am: Madhya Pradesh: A 'Shramik Special train' carrying migrant labourers arrived at Misrod railway station (near Bhopal) from Nashik, Maharashtra today. All passengers will be screened by health officials before departure to their respective districts in the state.

7:56 am: Lockdown 3.0: Non-essential movement prohibited from 7 pm to 7 am | List of permitted and prohibited activities across India

7:33 am: COVID-19 deaths in the United States of America (USA) climbed by 1,883 in the past 24 hours, reports AFP.

7:32 am: Lockdown extended by two more weeks from May 4, some curbs eased | Here's all you need to know

7:31 am: So far, the coronavirus has affected 35,365 and claimed the lives of 1,152 people in India.

7:31 am: The government has extended the lockdown till May 17 amid the surging coronavirus cases in India.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma