The coronavirus crisis has been spreading exponentially around the world
New Delhi: Mumbai showed a massive jump in coronavirus cases today, taking the spike across in Maharashtra to 98. The state currently has more than 625 patients of COVID – . Sources said the numbers climbed as private labs released the results of their tests conducted over the last three days. The spike in numbers across India was yesterday – the highest in a – hour window. Maharashtra became the second state today after Telangana to cut salaries of its employees.
Here are the top developments in this big story:
Maharashtra announced a cut in salaries for government employees under which the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and Cabinet ministers will take a 72% pay cut. The deduction, however, would not apply to those involved in essential services.
The Supreme Court told the Center today that migrants who were stopped on their long journey home and sent to shelters amid the coronavirus lockdown, should get food, medical aid and counseling from leaders of all religions. “We want to impress upon you that the panic will destroy more lives than the virus,” the court said while hearing a petition that asked for adequate arrangements for the migrants.
Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz – a building used for prayers and gatherings – was declared a virus “hotspot” by the Center after more than 24 people attending a gathering there tested positive for COVID – 21.
(people have shown symptoms of the disease and more than 1200 members of Tablighi Jamaat – the religious group that organized the event earlier this month – have been quarantined.
- A search is on across multiple states – including Assam, Uttar. Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh – for people who attended the Delhi religious event.
In Maharashtra, only one person has been found so far, linked to the people who attended the religious event in Delhi. The person is a citizen of Philippines.
Today, the Center said more than 21, facilities have been prepared across the states to accommodate around 6 lakh migrant workers. Besides, food is being distributed to the needy from 24 lakh spots in the country.
In Goa, where people did not have access to food or water for several days, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said he held meeting with wholesalers to streamline grocery supply. The cattle feed problems have also been solved, he said.
The Goa Chief Minister also said around 7, (to 8, 01575879 seafarers have been stuck on ships. The government trying to resolve their issue and will take a decision within two days.
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