On January 30, 2020, India recorded its first case of Covid-19 in Kerala. Since then, India has recorded a total of 18,970 cases, of which 3,290 have recovered and 601 have, unfortunately, succumbed to the virus. 


With 4,666 cases, Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of positive cases. Additionally, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and UP saw a considerable increase in the cases in the past few days.  


But, at the same time, Goa and Manipur became the first two Indian states to be Covid-19 free. 

As per reports, the case-doubling rate i.e. the rate at which the cases are doubling has also slowed down to 7.5 days. Earlier it was 3.4 days. 


However, the government is still struggling to provide adequate compensation and protection to daily wage earners and migrant workers. 

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There also continues to be a shortage of protective equipment for frontline workers, doctors, and nurses. Instances of discrimination and abuse against healthcare workers and doctors have also come up.


Currently, India is on a nationwide lockdown till May 3.