A further 34 deaths from coronavirus were recorded in India in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 273, authorities announced Sunday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the South Asian country has risen to 8,356, according to the Ministry of Health.

India has one of the lowest testing rates in the world. As per figures by the Indian Council of Medical Research, 179,374 samples from 164,773 individuals have been processed as of April 11. It has a population of over 1.3 billion.

There are reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is considering to extend

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