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

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

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Mar , , 28: IST


NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Saturday said it is focusing on high disease-burden hotspots and working in tandem with states to implement rigorous contact-tracing, community surveillance and containment strategies as the number of novel coronavirus cases crossed the

  • – mark in the country. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 1100 in India, while the death toll remained at .
  • Here are the top developments on COVID – :

    . (1) India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the creation of an assistance and emergency situation relief fund “PM CARES” Fund where people can contribute and help in the government fight against coronavirus.

  • Scenes of migrant workers walking endlessly and many trying to cram into buses to reach their destination were common in several parts of the country as the countrywide lockdown entered the fourth day.
      (The Center asked the state governments and Union Territory administrations to utilize the State Disaster Response Fund, to which Rs 38, crore has been allocated for the next fiscal, for providing food and shelter to migrant workers hit by the (- day lockdown.) Union home minister Amit Shah said the central government has committed all support to migrant workers during the – day lockdown announced to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The railways has manufactured a prototype of an isolation ward for treating coronavirus patients by converting non-air-conditioned train coaches.

      • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla requested MPs to allocate Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS fund to local authoriti es to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Maruti Suzuki India said it is planning to rapidly scale up production of ventilators with intention of reaching a volume of 19, 11 units per month in partnership with AgVa Healthcare.

  • (2) (States

    Kerala: Six fresh coronavirus cases were reported in Kerala, taking the total number of people undergoing treatment in the state for the deadly virus to

  • Uttar Pradesh: Six people, including an – year-old girl, tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district, taking the tally of such cases here to

    Madhya Pradesh: A Border Security Force officer in Gwalior and a man in Ujjain tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the number of COVID – 23 patients in Madhya Pradesh to .

  • Maharashtra: The number of deaths of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra rose to six as an – year-old doctor who died the day before was confirmed to have contracted the virus infection. The number of coronavirus patients in the state rose to

  • Haryana : The number of coronavirus cases in Haryana increased to on Saturday, with a person testing positive for the disease in Faridabad.
  • Karnataka: Ten new positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of the affected in the state to Arunachal Pradesh: The Arunachal Pradesh government has designated the 600 – bed Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences at Naharlagun as a dedicated center for treating COVID – 23 patients.

  • Punjab: The Punjab government has geared up to strengthen its medical infrastructure by scaling up capacity to test for coronavirus and buying new ventilators. Punjab has reported 64 coronavirus cases so far.

  • J&K: Seven people tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir, taking the total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 29.

  • Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to migrant workers not to leave Delhi due to the coronavirus lockdown, assuring them that his government is arranging food and shelter for them.
  • Uttarakhand: (A) – year old man, who recently returned from Dubai, tested positive for coronavirus here on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in Uttarakhand to six.

  • Andhra Pradesh: (The) th positive case of coronavirus was reported in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday.

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    The number of deaths around the world from the novel coronavirus stood at , (on Saturday, according to a tally compiled by AFP at) GMT from official sources .

  • The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Britain has risen to 1.0 (up from the day before.
  • US President Donald Trump invoked a wartime law to force “time-wasting” auto giant General Motors to make ventilators to save lives, amid a shortage of the critical medical equipment to deal with the mounting coronavirus cases in America. The US now has over , 14 cases of the virus, the most in the world.
  • death toll from coronavirus in Spain surged over 5, (after a record) people died in hours, and the number of infections soared over ,
    Iran announced that more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2 , 712 in one of the world’s worst-affected countries.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the country is at a critical stage in dealing with coronavirus infections but not at a point to declare a state of emergency. Japan has 2, confirmed cases, including 728 from a cruise ship, with deaths.

    ) China’s coronavirus epicentre Hubei province will resume domestic flight operations from Sunday.

  • (The US has announced $ million aid to 72 countries including $ 2.9 million to India.
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