India COVID-19 Cases Cross 70,000, Death Toll At 2,293

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India COVID-19 Cases Cross 70,000, Death Toll 2,29
Coronavirus cases in the country show no signs of letting up. India COVID-19 cases stand at 70,756, with a death toll of 2,293.

Over the past 24 hours, 3,604 new cases and 87 deaths were reported in the country, according to the Health Ministry's Tuesday morning update.

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As the deadline of May 17 nears for Lockdown 3.0, businesses and industries are the hardest hit. Jitubhai Vakharia, President, South Gujarat Textile Processors' Association says, “an estimated loss of Rs 1000 crores may be incurred as the lockdown is expected to extend".

Along with traders, farmers have also suffered the most due to the lockdown restrictions. In UP’s Malihabad, famous for all varieties of mangoes, 40% of mangoes fell from trees due to unseasonal rain and thunderstorms, but due to restrictions, farmers are unable to sell the fallen mangoes in the market. The farmers have also sought help from the UP government.

Meanwhile, farmers in J&K’s Budgam district continue vegetable production amid the Lockdown. Farmers say,"Budgam is known as mini Punjab. We are practising high standards of hygiene on the field and also ensuring the supply of vegetables to other districts".

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