The virus is spreading in India, a country that has been battling it for years.
Over the past few weeks, there have been outbreaks of the virus in at least three states, which is a huge blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
The latest case has been reported in the western state of Gujarat, which has seen its death toll from the virus climb to nearly 3,000.
The government has announced that there will be a state-wide lockdown.
Modi has blamed the outbreak on an anti-India protests movement that has left thousands of people dead.
“We have not seen any case of this virus spreading from the western states.
This is not a pandemic,” the prime minister said.
In an interview with the BBC’s Newshour programme, Modi also criticised the use of fake news in the country.
“The problem is with fake news,” he said.
“This is a fake news story which people spread through the internet, and it spreads through social media.”
“We cannot allow this type of fake content to spread,” he added.
The virus has been making waves in the world.
India was the first country in the Western Hemisphere to report a case of the coronavirus, which was first reported in China in December.
The disease has since spread to nearly 70 countries, with outbreaks in the United States, Australia, France, Britain, Canada, and many others.
The global spread of the pandemic is expected to be severe by the time it reaches its peak in 2021.
The Global Pandemic Centre, a nonprofit organisation based in the US, says that as of this writing, more than 1,000 cases have been reported worldwide, with more than half of those deaths.