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Coronavirus roundup: Developments in India and rest of world – Times of India, The Times of India

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TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Apr 4, , : 60 IST

NEW DELHI: The death toll climbed to 92 on Saturday along with a significant increase in the number of confirmed infections in India, but the government assured there was no need to panic as the rate of spread was less than in many other countries and just “one place” accounted for 59 per cent of detected cases. The Union health ministry said a total of 3. COVID – 21 cases have been reported in the country , so far.

Here are the top developments:


) India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the various empowered groups set up to respond to the coronavirus threat and directed officials to ensure adequate availability of all essential medical equipment such as personal protective equipment, masks , gloves and ventilators.

  • As many as 1,0 (COVID) (positive cases found in
      states have been traced to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, the Union health ministry said, underlining that about 48 per cent of the total novel coronavirus cases in the country are linked to “one particular place”.
  • The Health Ministry said the testing capacity has been ramped up significantly to over , tests per day to detect the coronavirus infection . Testing and treatment for COVID – will be free of cost for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at private laboratories and empanelled hospitals, the National Health Authority has said.

      The central government issued an advisory asking people to wear “homemade face covers”, particularly when they step out of their houses in order to curb the spread of COVID – Railways has said no final decision has been taken yet on restoration of train services and that a call on it would be taken in a few days even as railway zones were preparing action plans to resume services from April 18.

        The government has assures that protocols are in place to handle fluctuation in load from switching off of lights on April 5.



      (Tamil Nadu) Seventy four people, most of whom attended the Tablighi Jamat meet in Delhi, tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of cases to .

        Andhra Pradesh:

      The number of coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh climbed further to 227, adding 42 to the overall tally since Friday night. (Rajasthan: A) – year-old coronavirus positive woman having no recent travel history died at a hospital in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district as the state reported fresh confirmed cases, taking the tally to (Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Delhi in the last hours, taking the total number of positive cases in the national capital to 435 Kerala: Eleven more persons in Kerala tested positive for coronavirus, taking the active cases to and 1. lakh people are under survillence in the state.

    • Uttar Pradesh: (The number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to (with
      (cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. (J&K: more people testing positive for COVID – 023, the number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 114 Uttarkhand: Six Tabligi Jamaat members tested positive for coronavirus in Uttarakhand, taking the number of cases in the state to .


      T he number of COVID – (cases climbed by (to) in Haryana, with Tablighi Jamaat members among the total positive cases.


      Sixteen coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of the affected in the state to .

        Gujarat: with more persons testing coronavirus positive in Gujarat, the number of such patients in the state rose to 144, while the death toll reached as one more person succumbed to the infection.

        • West Bengal:

      A person working at the Haldia Dock Complex of the Kolkata P ort Trust has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi, taking the total count of COVID – 21 cases in the state to .

        Madhya Pradesh: With two more persons dying due to COVID – in Madhya Pradesh, the death toll in the state reached .

          Assam: One more COVID – 21 positive case was reported from North Lakhimpur district, taking the total number o f positive cases in the state to .


      World )

      The coronavirus pandemic has killed over , 15 people worldwide, nearly three quarters of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December.

          Britain reported 708 more deaths from COVID – the fourth successive daily high – as the number of confirmed cases rose to nearly , .

            Spain recorded a second successive daily drop in coronavirus-related deaths with fatalities, taking the total number of deaths in the country now to , Pakistan recorded 2, coronavirus cases with the number of cases in its Punjab province crossing the 1, 11 -mark.

              Singapore reported sixth death from COVID – as the to tal cases reached 1, 190 in the country.

                The Sri Lankan government has indefinitely closed all international airports for incoming passenger flights due to the nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Bangladesh has extended the nationwide transport shutdown till April as the country recorded its largest single-day increase of COVID – 21 cases with nine new positive tests, taking the country total to

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