India, March 27 -- Coronavirus killed eight more people in India on Thursday and 88 new cases-the highest in a single day---were confirmed to be carrying the disease on the second day of 21-day long nation-wide lockdown, while the global tally, according to the AFP, also crossed the figure of 500,000 infections and close to 22,000 fatalities.

According to the data released by the health ministry, there are 647 confirmed cases in India, most of them in Maharashtra-121 and Kerala-110, however, the figures released by these states are higher at 130 and 138 respectively.

An analysis by the Medical Education and Drugs Department, Maharashtra says that 54% of the infected cases had travel history to foreign countries, 29% were those who came ...