The number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 2,000 on Thursday - with 235 fresh cases being detected within the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases across the country is 2069. Of them, 53 people are dead.Much of the spike has come from the religious event held in Delhi last month. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed concern that the numbers may go further up as the countrywide contact tracing of the people who attended the event, progresses further.
This evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first video-conference with Chief Ministers on coronavirus, where he asked them to decide on the modalities of a phased movement of people as the lockdown is lifted.
The Centre, meanwhile, has asked states to jail people who violate the lockdown.