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Delhi cop tests positive as total confirmed cases in India near 5000

Vellore district in Tamil Nadu reported its first COVID-19 death after a 45-year-old man died of the deadly infection taking the toll in the state to eight.

India recorded 505 new cases on Tuesday taking the total coronavirus cases to 4789 with death toll at 124, according to the Ministry of Health.

There were reports that the Centre, after following requests from several state governments and experts, is considering extending the three-week-long COVID-19 lockdown after April 14.

In other major development, India has decided to partially lift the ban on the export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in sync with its global commitment to deal with coronavirus pandemic.

At the global front, China lifted its two months long travel ban from Wuhan, the coronavirus epicentre, which led to thousands of people flocking train to leave the city.

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