Coronavirus lockdown highlights: Over 600 positive cases in India, more beds earmarked in hospitals for patients

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Coronavirus cases in the country crossed 606 on Wednesday as authorities beefed up preparedness to fight the pandemic with a chain of hospitals of the Army ordnance factories and central paramilitary forces earmarking over 2,000 beds for isolation and treatment of people affected by COVID-19.

Authorities and businesses in India are rushing to maintain essential services as the country goes into a 21-day lockdown to prevent a mass outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 562 on Wednesday while the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country was revised down to nine, according to Health Ministry data. India may see up to 13 lakh cases of COVID-19 by mid-May, scientists warn.

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