The coronavirus pandemic has claimed at least 29 lives in India, with confirmed cases rising to 1,071, authorities said Monday.

According to latest figures by the Health Ministry, the state of Maharashtra, whose capital is the country’s financial hub Mumbai, is the worst-affected region in the country with some 215 positive cases and eight deaths.

As part of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 that has killed over 34,000 people worldwide, the Indian government imposed a 21-day countrywide lockdown from March 25. Malls, markets, restaurants, cinema houses and public transport remain shut.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra

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