India has reported its highest single-day spike of 57,117 positive coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 16,95,988 including 5,65,103 active cases and 10,94,374 cured/discharged patients.
A total of 764 deaths were reported, increasing the death toll to 36,511 till Saturday morning.
The World Health Organization said the coronavirus pandemic is a “once in a century” phenomenon, whose effects will be felt for decades.
The global coronavirus count crossed 1.75 crore, and the number of deaths rose to more than 6.78 lakh on Saturday morning, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As many as 1.02 crore people have recovered.
The Supreme Court of India said that witnessing temple rituals through live streaming cannot be a substitute for a physical visit to places of worship. It endorsed opening of temples, churches and mosques during the lockdown period.
The National Helpline Number for the Coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.