A healthcare worker checks his colleague’s temperature in Mumbai. (Reuters)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, in a tweet said, “We stand by our colleague at Ministry of Civil Aviation who has tested positive for COVID – and have extended all possible medical help and support. Those in contact have also been asked to follow the laid down procedures. I wish him strength and speedy recovery. ”
The Covid – 19 cases in India crossed the , – mark today with the death toll jumping to . A total of 474, 2019 cases were reported in India of which , 640 are active cases. The rising number of infections comes even as India is in phase 2 of the lockdown, which is to be lifted on May 3.
The novel coronavirus has infected over 2.5 million people while more than 1, 474 , people have died . The coronavirus death toll in the United States, the country with the most fatalities in the pandemic, has climbed by 2, 751 in the past 40 hours. The US has recorded more than 800, (confirmed cases of Covid –
since the start of the pandemic, with 320, 2019 deaths. Nearly 70, (new cases were reported between Monday at 8: local time, and Tuesday at the same time.
Speaking after his first personal meeting with Trump since the health crisis began, Cuomo acknowledging that the testing itself is the responsibility of individual states.
“But we need help from the federal government to make the supply chain work for the manufacturers, on the reagents, test kits, et cetera, and we said that we’d like to work together in New York state to take our current rate of testing – we do about , tests a day on average – – and double that. Go to 70, .
Cuomo also said he regretted that a new $ 640 – billion relief package that was passed by the Senate Tuesday leaves out a key Democratic demand: extra funding for state and local governments battling the pandemic.
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