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Coronavirus - Restaurants, Hotels To Be Closed Till October 15? Government's Fact Check

Coronavirus: Restaurants across the country have been asked to close their dine-in facilities.

New Delhi:

The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing 21-day nationwide lockdown have proved to be a catalyst for all kinds of fake news and misinformation.

One such update floating around these days appears to be an alarming claim that the Tourism Ministry has asked restaurants and hotels to remain closed till October 15.

This is not correct.

The state-run Prasar Bharati News Services clarified on Wednesday that the order being cited for the claim is completely fake.

While hotels have been asked to close down unless catering to guests who were left stranded because of the lockdown, restaurants across the country have been asked to close their dine-in facilities.

Any kind of eatery, however, is allowed to operate food delivery functions as these come under essential services which have been allowed even under the current lockdown.

India, which has recorded more than 5,000 coronavirus cases and over 100 deaths, has been under a three-week lockdown since March 25, and officials say that may be extended in some hotspots.

But even when the situation normalises, restaurateurs fear that business will not bounce back in a hurry and people will socialize less in crowded restaurants.

India’s $50 billion restaurant industry is already set to lose an estimated $9 billion this year, and that could force a quarter of the nation’s restaurants to shut down, according to the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI).

While the food services industry across the globe is expected take a hit, the situation in India is especially grim given the large percentage of people employed in the informal economy who have no safety net or alternate income.

Restaurateurs say they are now looking to cut employment, shelve expansion plans and rework their business models to be able to cope, as sharp salary and job cuts in other sectors may set the customers’ incomes back by years.

The NRAI estimates more than 1.5 million jobs will be lost in the restaurant sector amid the fallout.

(With inputs from agencies)

World

14,86,163Cases
10,66,769Active
3,30,815Recovered
88,579Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 184 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 14,86,163 and 88,579 have died; 10,66,769 are active cases and 3,30,815 have recovered as on April 9, 2020 at 2:34 pm.

India

5,734 540Cases
5,095 452Active
473 71Recovered
166 17Deaths
In India, there are 5,734 confirmed cases including 166 deaths. The number of active cases is 5,095 and 473 have recovered as on April 9, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases
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Ahmednagar17
Aurangabad7
Osmanabad4
Ratnagiri2
Sindhudurg1
Details Awaited*361

1135 117

946 71

117 38

72 8

DistrictCases
Chennai141
Coimbatore58
Dindigul44
Tirunelveli38
Tiruchirappalli30
Namakkal27
Chengalpattu19
Thoothukudi16
Villupuram16
Tiruppur14
Cuddalore13
Thiruvallur12
Thiruvarur12
Virudhunagar11
Nagapattinam11
Thanjavur10
Tiruvannamalai9
Kanchipuram7
Kanniyakumari6
Sivaganga5
The Nilgiris4
Tirupattur4
Kallakurichi2
Ramanathapuram2
Details Awaited*82

738 48

709 45

21 2

8 1

DistrictCases
New Delhi55
Shahdara53
South West23
South East17
North East14
North West10
Details Awaited*131

669 93

639 93

21

9

DistrictCases
Hyderabad163
Nizamabad26
Warangal Urban18
Medchal Malkajgiri16
Jogulamba Gadwal12
Ranga Reddy11
Nalgonda10
Kamareddy9
Karimnagar8
Mahabubnagar8
Sangareddy6
Vikarabad4
Bhadradri Kothagudem4
Nagarkurnool2
Peddapalli2
Mahabubabad1
Jayashankar Bhupalapally1
Details Awaited*97

427

385

35

7

DistrictCases
Bhilwara23
Jhunjhunu18
Dungarpur5
Bharatpur4
Pratapgarh2
Jaisalmer2
Details Awaited*186

381 53

357 53

21

3

DistrictCases
Gautam Buddha Nagar28
Ghaziabad6
Moradabad2
Kanpur Nagar1
Details Awaited*279

361 18

330 16

27 1

4 1

DistrictCases
Spsr Nellore15
Visakhapatnam11
Y.s.r. Kadapa9
West Godavari7
Anantapur3
East Godavari2
Details Awaited*229

348 43

338 42

6 1

4

DistrictCases
Kasaragod139
Ernakulam22
Thiruvananthapuram15
Pathanamthitta14
Malappuram11
Thrissur10
Kozhikode7
Alappuzha2
Details Awaited*53

345 9

260

83 13

2

DistrictCases
Chhindwara2
Details Awaited*47

229

216

0

13

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Urban58
Chikballapur10
Uttar Kannad10
Dakshin Kannad7
Kalaburagi6
Bengaluru Rural5
Davangere2
Chitradurga1
Details Awaited*9

181 6

148 2

28 3

5 1

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad76
Bhavnagar13
Gandhinagar12
Vadodara12
Porbandar3
Gir Somnath2
Panch Mahals1
Sabar Kantha1
Chhotaudepur1
Details Awaited*18

179 14

138 11

25

16 3

DistrictCases
Srinagar25
Bandipora12
Baramulla2
Details Awaited*97

158 42

150 40

4

4 2

DistrictCases
Gurugram31
Faridabad14
Panchkula2
Details Awaited*61

147

116

28

3

DistrictCases
Medinipur East7
Kalimpong5
Jalpaiguri4
24 Paraganas North3
24 Paraganas South3
Purba Bardhaman3
Paschim Bardhaman2
Darjeeling1
Medinipur West1
Details Awaited*24

103 4

82 1

16 3

5

DistrictCases
S.a.s Nagar24
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18
Amritsar10
Hoshiarpur6
Jalandhar6
Fatehgarh Sahib2
Pathankot2
Sas Mohali1
Kapurthala1
Details Awaited*14

101 10

89 9

4

8 1

DistrictCases
Kalahandi1
Kendrapara1
Details Awaited*2

42

39

2

1

DistrictCases
Begusarai1
Lakhisarai1
Details Awaited*23

38

37

0

1

DistrictCases
Dehradun13
Udam Singh Nagar4
Pauri Garhwal1
Details Awaited*11

33 2

28 2

5

0

DistrictCases
Hailakandi1
Karimganj1
Lakhimpur1
Kamrup Metro1
South Salmara Mancachar1

28 1

28 1

0

0

DistrictCases
Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*15

18

15

2

1

DistrictCases
Leh Ladakh11
Details Awaited*1

14

4

10

0

DistrictCases
North And Middle Andaman7
South Andamans3
Details Awaited*1

11 1

11 1

0

0

DistrictCases
Rajnandgaon1
Details Awaited*3

10

1

9

0

DistrictCases
North Goa5
South Goa1
Details Awaited*1

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*4

4

4

0

0

DistrictCases
Imphal West1
Details Awaited*-1

1

0

1 1

0

DistrictCases

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

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