Coronavirus India LIVE UPDATES:
10:12 PM | As many as 183 new coronavirus patients were reported in Mumbai, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the city to 1,936, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said. The death toll due to the pandemic in the city rose to 113 with two patients succumbing during the day, it added. On positive side, 17 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients to 181. Two hundred and sixty-one persons were admitted to hospitals in the city during the day for suspected virus infection, the BMC release added.
07:05 PM | 10 of 11 districts of Delhi are among the 107 identified hotspots in the country. These include, South Delhi, South East Delhi, Shahdara, West Delhi, North Delhi, Central Delhi, New Delhi, East Delhi, South West Delhi.
NDRF Launches 24/7 Helpline | The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has launched a round-the-clock helpline, over phone and social media, to provide assistance to the needy during the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The helpline, 9711077372, can be contacted by phone or through WhatsApp, it said. The federal force can also be reached for help by tagging its Twitter handle @NDRFHQ and email: [email protected] “All possible help will be rendered in coordination with the local administration,” an NDRF spokesperson said.
04:50 PM | An employee of Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) lost his life due to coronavirus. He was a resident of Tilak Nagar area of Mumbai and was admitted to a hospital since April 3.
04:30 PM | The death toll due to coronavirus in India rises to 377 with the total number of cases at 11,439. So far, 1,306 people have recovered, says Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary in Health Ministry.
04:15 PM | Cabinet secretary held a video conference today with all Chief Secretaries, DGPs, Health Secretaries, Collectors, SPs, Municipal Commissioners & CMOs where hotspots was discussed & orientation on field level implementation of containment strategy was given: Health ministry
2:55 PM| Germany slams Trump’s WHO payment freeze
Berlin slammed the US’ decision to freeze payments to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, as German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned against “blaming others” for the coronavirus crisis. “Blaming others won’t help… one of the best investments is to strengthen the UN, above all the under-financed WHO… in the development and distribution of tests and vaccines,” Maas wrote on Twitter, a day after US President Donald Trump accused the WHO of “severely mismanaging” the spread of coronavirus.
2:25 PM| China says ‘seriously concerned’ by US freeze of WHO funds
1:50 PM| Gujarat CM isolates self after MLA he met tests coronavirus +ve
1:09 PM| Finland to lift capital region lockdown: PM Sanna Marin
Finland will lift the roadblocks in place around its capital region after nearly three weeks on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said, in a first act of easing the Nordic country’s coronavirus related restrictions. The travel restrictions to and from the capital region Uusimaa to the rest of the country began on March 28 and were introduced to prevent people from spreading the virus to other parts of the country.
12:35 AM| Pompeo says China did not give Americans access when needed the most
12:16 AM| Pakistan’s coronavirus tally nears 6,000
The number of coronavirus patients in the country rose to 5,988, with 272 new cases and 11 deaths during the last 24 hours.
11:39 AM| We will get rapid testing kits in one or two days and will begin random testing from the day we receive the kits: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain
11:20 AM| Thailand reports 30 new coronavirus cases, two new deaths
9:50 AM| Educational institutions, coaching centers, domestic, international air travel, train services to remain suspended till May 3
8:42 AM| Total number of cases in India rise to 11,439
The number includes 9,756 active cases, 1,306 cases in which the patient has been cured or discharged and 377 deaths
8:12 AM| Delhi: Union Cabinet meeting to be held today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg
7:32 AM| Police stop 40 migrant workers from leaving Telangana on foot, assure help during the lockdown
The 40 migrant laborers, who are daily wagers from Madhya Pradesh said they had come to work on the promises of a contractor and were staying near the Golkonda Fort area in Hyderabad. While they had stayed back despite facing hardships during the first phase of the lockdown, the Centre’s announcement of extending it further to May 3 had led them to take the decision of attempting to reach their native place on foot.
7:00 AM| Max healthcare plans to have its entire workforce, patients tested
The move comes in the wake of a doctor, a nurse and a non-medical staff at Max Hospital in Saket, Delhi recently testing positive for coronavirus infection.
India’s COVID-19 tally crosses the 10,000 mark with over 300 deaths. India’s count of new COVID-19 cases returned to three figures on Tuesday when 944 fresh infections were reported, down from Monday’s peak of 1,276.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3 during his address to the nation on Tuesday. While he thanked countrymen for battling difficulties during the COVID-19 lockdown, he said states will now be strictly monitored till April 20 and only those successful in containing hotspots will be allowed to resume some key economic activities.
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