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Coronavirus Pandemic Live Updates: Production of Kits in India Will Help Meet Target of 1 Lakh Tests Per Day by May-end, Says Govt – News18,

Coronavirus Pandemic Live Updates: Production of Kits in India Will Help Meet Target of 1 Lakh Tests Per Day by May-end, Says Govt – News18,
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A medic checks the temperature of a stranded student from Kota upon her arrival in Indore. (PTI Photo)

The building of the Niti Aayog, government top think-tank, was sealed for 80 hours today as per the protocol of the health ministry after an official tested positive for Covid – . The contacts of the infected official have been asked to quarantine themselves as a precautionary measure and disinfection and sanitisation of the building are underway.

According to the latest updates of the Health Ministry, total cases in India have crossed the , – mark at , , with active infections at , 800 Total casualties are at , while 6, 868 people have recovered.

With 190 fresh cases reported in Delhi, the total number of coronavirus cases climbed to 3, 348 in the city but no fresh death was reported for the second successive day, according to Delhi government authorities. The cases also include the private secretary of southwest Delhi District Magistrate Rahul Singh, prompting the IAS officer to go into self-quarantine, an official said. Two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers engaged in food distribution at a Delhi government-run centers in Mehrauli also tested positive, following which several localities in the area have been declared as containment zones. The number of containment zones in the national capital rose to on Monday. After an increase in the number of patients recovered last week – more than 868 in a week – the day saw no fresh recovery of patients. So far, people have died of coronavirus in the city, officials said.

To ensure proper protection of all those at the forefront of the fight against COVID – , Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed the Delhi government and police, saying there should be no compromise on their safety.

As the cases rise across the country, the entire Pune city was declared a containment zone. In view of the order issued by Pune municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad to this effect, police also extended the restrictions already imposed on residents. “We have already imposed a curfew in Pune city to check the spread of the coronavirus,” said Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shisve.

With the detection of 99 fresh COVID – cases in Pune, the tally in the district increased to 1, 435 on Monday, while the death toll rose to 99, an official said .

Pune authorities attributed the mounting numbers to increased testing capacity, with health officials now testing over thousand samples a day.

Maharashtra on Monday, meanwhile, reported 590 new COVID – 27 cases, taking the total number of the infected people to 8, 800, a Health department official said. With more fatalities, the overall COVID – 21 death toll mounted to 435, he said. Read More

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