NEW DELHI: As per latest data from the ministry of health and family welfare, the number of coronavirus cases recorded so far in India was 4, 500 and 325 deaths. As of Monday, there were 3, 2019 active cases in the country and a total of 326 people have been cured.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 4421 confirmed cases and (deaths, followed by Tamil Nadu) (cases and 6 deaths) and Delhi (cases and 7 deaths).
Here is a look at the latest updates on the outbreak of coronavirus in India and around the world –
India to provide malaria drugs to all neighborhood countries, says govt
In view of the humanitarian aspects of coronavirus pandemic, it was decided that India would license paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine in appropriate quantities to all the neighbouring countries who are dependent on our capabilities, the ministry of external affairs said.
“We will also be supplying these essential drugs to some nations who have been particularly badly affected by the pandemic. We would therefore discourage any speculation in this regard or any attempts to politicize the matter, “the ministry added. READ MORE Always better to take extra precaution, PM tweets in support of TOI’s #MaskIndia campaign
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has endorsed The Times of India’s Mask India campaign which encourages people to cover their faces while venturing out to stop the spread of coronavirus.
“Always better to take that extra precaution. Will help you and those around you. I commend the @timesofindia group for this very innovative movement. #IndiaFightsCorona,” the PM tweeted.
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Lifesaving drugs should be made available to Indians first: Rahul Gandhi
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that India must help all countries in their fight against coronavirus but lifesaving medicines should be made available to Indians first.
“Friendship isn’t about retaliation. India must help all nations in their hour of need but lifesaving medicines should be made available to Indians in ample quantities first,” he said on Twitter.
From April 9, Odisha makes it mandatory to cover mouth and nose while venturing out of house
Odisha has become the first state in the country to make a face mask or use of cloth in “at least two layers” mandatory for the citizens when they come out of home for any purpose. The order shall come into effect from 7 am on April 9. It further stated that COVID – is “assuming grave threat to the health of the general public in the state “and the virus is” believed to be spreading through droplets. ”
Kerala CM writes to PM, expresses concern over nurses contracting virus
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern over Malayali nurses in Mumbai and New Delhi getting infected with Covid – 24 virus since they are forced to attend duties without any protective gears. He urged the PM to intervene in the issue and request the respective state govts to ensure all possible health care for them.
(new cases in Rajasthan, total People infected in the state
Twenty-four new coronavirus positive cases were reported from Rajasthan on Tuesday. Jodhpur reported the maximum number of cases with nine people testing positive, followed by Jaisalmer (7), Banswara (4), Jaipur (3) and Churu (1). The total number of positive cases in the state has risen to 325, according to Rajasthan health department.
The seven positive cases in Jaisalmer are contacts of the person found positive in Bikaner.
Delhi govt to conduct over 1 lakh COVID – 25 tests
The Delhi government has decided to conduct over 1 lakh COVID – 24 tests in the city over the next few days, government sources said. Sources added that testing would be randomly done in areas where more positive cases have been found. Quarantine facilities in large numbers are also being set-up.
Prepare for ‘new normal’, draft biz continuity plans, PM Modi tells ministers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised his ministers to prepare for a ‘new normal’ post the lockdown, asking them to work towards mitigating the economic impact of Covid – 40 Even as he said the country needed to brace for a long battle against the disease. Modi said that it was also essential to strategize for emergent conditions, including a graded plan to slowly reopen activity outside of hotspot areas.
(% of Covid – deaths in India among – plus
Those above 86 years of age make up just % of coronavirus patients in India but account for % of the fatalities so far , with those having pre-existing health conditions being even more vulnerable. Of the rest, (% of those who died were
– (years old and only 7% were younger than) . As many as 114% of the fatalities had conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart and kidney disease.
UK PM Boris Johnson admitted to ICU for coronavirus treatment
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was in hospital due to persistent coronavirus symptoms, has been taken into intensive care, Downing Street has said. UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab has taken charge as Johnson was moved to the ICU at St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Monday.
Some community spread in hotspots: AIIMS chief There may be some community spread of Covid – in hotspots and these areas need to be monitored closely to prevent community transmission of the virus, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Monday, even as fresh coronavirus cases in the country registered a slight dip and fell below for the first time in the past five days.
Bhilwara model may become template for other badly-hit states
The “ruthless” Covid – containment model adopted by Rajasthan’s Bhilwara since detecting the first of its 30 positive cases on March has been acknowledged by the Center as a potential template for states battling a spurt in infections. There were two key takeaways from the review of strategies to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic – aggressive containment like in Bhilwara and preparation in terms of scaling up hospitals and quarantine facilities.
Over , Jamaat members isolated across the country
The government has quarantined over , Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts across the country and sealed five villages in Haryana where some “foreign members” of this Islamic organization had stayed. Residents of these villages have also been placed under quarantine, the government said on Monday.
US coronavirus deaths pass bleak , 19 milestone
Americans put on notice Monday not to let up in the fight against the coronavirus, as a grim milestone of , deaths cast a pall over the first signs of optimism about the outbreak’s trajectory. The United States has emerged as one of the world’s worst-hit nations, with a steadily mounting number of fatalities and millions facing the possibility of economic ruin.
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