With each passing days, Coronavirus (Covid-19) is growing rapidly worldwide. Countries across the world are trying their best to stop the spread of coronavirus. In India, Government has announced lockdown till 14th April to control the spread of coronavirus.
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18:36 IST: 6,761 coronavirus cases in India, 896 new cases in last 24 hours
With 896 COVID-19 cases reported in the country in the last 24 hours, India’s total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 6,761 on Friday, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Out of all these cases, 6039 are active cases, 516 have been cured/discharged/ migrated, and 206 deaths have been reported so far. The country witnessed the highest one day increase with 896 cases. 37 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra with 1364 cases is the worst affected state followed by the Union Territory of Delhi with 898 cases and Tamil Nadu with 834 cases. The country is under a 21-day lockdown until April 14 which was imposed to curb the spread of the virus. States like Odisha and Punjab have extended the lockdown till April 30.
16:55 IST: Amid lockdown, 20,473 foreign nationals evacuated to different countries: MEA
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, over 20 thousand foreign nationals have been evacuated to different parts of the world on the request of various governments as of April 9, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). “So far, we have successfully evacuated 20,473 foreign nationals as of yesterday. This involves several countries and this is an ongoing process. We are receiving excellent cooperation. It is due to government efforts and all departments along with MHA and State governments are working very hard for it,” said Dammu Ravi, AS and Coordinator [COVID-19], MEA, on Friday during the daily media briefing. When asked about Indians in foreign countries, Ravi said: “We need to assess this situation and then the government will make a decision on how we manage the return of Indians.”
16:17 IST:27 new COVID-19 cases with no travel history points to community transmission: Punjab CM
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said that with new cases emerging shows the possibility of community transmission of COVID-19 in the state as the patients have no travel history. “In Punjab, 27 cases are there with no travel history, yes it can be said that most of them are cases of community transmission,” he said. According to the World Health Organisation, community transmission is ” evidenced by the inability to relate confirmed cases through chains of transmission for a large number of cases.” However, WHO in the latest COVID-19 Situation Report number 80, has stated India’s virus transmission classification as ‘cluster of cases’ and not ‘community transmission’ as of yet.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister added that there is a possibility of around 80-85% Indians getting infected by the deadly virus.
16:06 IST: 57 new COVID-19 cases reported in Rajasthan
As many as 57 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported on Friday including 15 from Jaipur and 12 from Banswara in Rajasthan. “Now, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Rajasthan stands at 520,” the state’s Health Department said. India’s count of coronavirus cases has risen to 6,412, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday. 5,709 are active COVID-19 cases and 503 cases have been recovered/discharged and one case has migrated.
14:57 IST: 10 more COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, state count reaches 207
With 10 new COVID-19 cases, Karnataka’s tally of coronavirus cases has climbed to 207, the Karnataka government has said.
The 207 COVID-19 cases include 30 discharged and 6 deaths. Out of 10 new cases, 9 are close contacts of people who had earlier tested positive for coronavirus. “10 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Karnataka, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 207, including 6 deaths and 30 discharged. 9 of the 10 new cases, are close contacts of people who had tested positive for the virus earlier,” said the Karnataka government.
Meanwhile, the State Department of Health and Family Welfare has further notified 14 more COVID-19 dedicated hospitals in the state. These hospitals include Bagalkot District Hospital, Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, District Hospital Chikkaballapur, SNR District Hospital, Kandaya Bhavan Ramanagar, Tumkur District Hospital, Karwar Institute of Medical Sciences Uttara Kannada, Vijayapura District Hospital and Yadgiri District Hospital.
14:20 IST: PM Modi, Nepal’s Oli agree to joint efforts in fight against coronavirus
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli on Friday held a telephonic conversation and agreed to make joint efforts to tackle the situation arising out of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Taking on Twitter, Modi said, “Spoke today with Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri @kpsharmaoli. We discussed the prevailing situation due to COVID-19. I appreciate the determination of the people of Nepal to fight this challenge. We stand in solidarity with Nepal in our common fight against COVID-19.” Minutes after Indian PM Modi’s tweet, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said, “Today I held a telephonic conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji @narendramodi. We both agreed on to make our efforts more contingent in this fight against Coronavirus. We stressed on taking care of the citizens who are stranded inside each-others nation due to the ongoing lockdown.”
13:33 IST: Delhi’s COVID-19 cases at 720, informs health minister
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday informed that so far 720 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the national capital. “Out of these, 22 are in ICUs and seven on ventilators,” Jain said. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said India’s total number of COVID-19 positive cases now stands at 6,412. Out of these, 5,709 are active patients and 503 of them have been cured/discharged and one has migrated. With 30 new deaths reported in the last 12 hours, the death toll has reached 199. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had on Wednesday said that 20 coronavirus hotspots had been identified in Delhi in the battle to contain the virus and nobody would be allowed to enter or exit from these areas. The Delhi Government on Thursday updated the list of hotspots, raising it to 25. Wearing of face masks has also been made compulsory for those stepping out in the national capital.
13:08 IST: COVID-19: UK announces 12 additional flights to evacuate stranded nationals from India
The United Kingdom on Friday announced 12 additional charter flights to evacuate its nationals who are stranded in India amid travel restrictions owing to the coronavirus crisis.
The announcement was made by the British High Commission. The additional flights’ announcement comes days after UK High Commission said that seven charter flights will evacuate Britishers from Goa, Mumbai and New Delhi. These 19 flights will evacuate in total 5000 people from India, the UK High Commission said in a statement.
12:48 IST: Two more COVID-19 cases in Bihar, state tally reaches 60
With two more COVID-19 cases in Bihar the state’s coronavirus tally has climbed to 60 on Friday. According to the Bihar Health department, the two, a male (28) and female (10), are family members of the person who first tested positive for coronavirus in Siwan district. They came in contact with the COVID-19 positive family member who returned to their native village Raghunathpur from Oman on March 21.
12:13 IST: Two more COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh, state tally reaches 365
Two more coronavirus cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh since last night, both from Anantapuram district. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 365. According to a media bulletin by state nodal officer Arja Srikanth, two COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state since 9 PM Thursday till 9 AM Friday, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 365. Both these cases are from Anantapuram district. The media bulletin said, out of the total number of patients in the state, 10 patients have recovered from the infection. Six deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in the state till Friday. The remaining 349 patients are getting treatment at different hospitals.
11:53 IST: Gujarat confirms 67 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs, tally reaches 308
With 67 COVID-19 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours in Gujarat, the state tally for the infected people has climbed to 308, including 259 active cases.
Out of the 308 people, the condition of two patients is critical and they are on ventilators. Addressing the media here on Friday, Gujarat Principal Health Secretary, Jayanti Ravi said: “In the last 24 hours we have tested 978 samples, out of which 67 are COVID-19 positive. Total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state stands at 308, including 259 active cases, of which 2 are on ventilators.”
11:00 IST:14 new cases of coronavirus reported in Bhopal
Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported here on Friday, said the District Administration of Bhopal. With the new cases, the total number of positive cases in Bhopal reached 112 on Friday. The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh is 259 as of now, while the death toll stands at 16, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. On Thursday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued instructions to seal COVID-19 hotspots located in 15 districts of the state.
10:54 IST:3 including 2 nurses test COVID-19 positive in Mumbai’s Dadar, area tally at 6
Three persons, including two nurses and a man, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dadar here, taking the virus count to six in the area, Maharashtra health officials said on Friday.
“As many three new cases of the novel coronavirus was reported from Dadar, in south Mumbai on Friday. Two nurses of Shushrusha Hospital and a man from Kelkar Road tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of cases in Dadar is now at six,” they said. Meanwhile, five more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dharavi, taking the tally of the virus in the area to 22, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
10:41 IST: 26 new cases of coronavirus reported in Rajasthan
Twenty-six new cases of coronavirus were reported on Friday in Rajasthan taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 489. According to Rajasthan Health Department data the total samples received in the state are 19,107, including 1082 evacuees samples. There are 489 positive cases of coronavirus till now. The samples found negative are 17851 and those under process are 767. As per the state Health Department, 26 people were found positive for coronavirus on Friday.
10:30 IST: Coronavirus toll in US rises to 16,672
The death toll from coronavirus in the United States has risen by 1,904 to 16,672 within the past 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University said.
A day earlier, the United States registered 1,965 fatalities, which is the worst number since the start of the pandemic. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States now stands at 465,750, with about 26,000 people having recovered.
10:10 IST: 21 more COVID-19 cases in Vadodara, district count reaches 39
Vadodara recorded 21 more COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the district’s tally of coronavirus cases to 39, the state health department said.
Notably, out of the total cases found today, 20 patients are from Nagarvada area. More details in this regard are awaited.
With 547 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 12 hours, India’s tally of positive coronavirus cases crossed the 6,000 mark as the number of cases rose to 6,412.
09:57 IST:2 members of family test COVID-19 positive in Bihar’s Siwan
Two members of a family in Siwan in Bihar have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the state health department.
Among the two members are a male (28) and a female (10). They have contact history with a COVID-19 positive patient, who returned from Oman. The total number of positive cases in the state has increased to 60.
09:45 IST: IAF airlifts 3 tonnes of raw material from Mumbai to Bengaluru for production of medical protection kits
While the nation is battling to contain COVID-19 spread amid the lockdown, the Indian Air Force (IAF) under ‘Har Kaam Desh Ke Naam’ initiative airlifted 3 tonnes of essential raw material for the production of personal protection equipment (PPE) from Mumbai to Bangalore. The task was completed in support of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to facilitate expeditious production of PPEs in the Karnataka region. “One AN-32 aircraft of IAF airlifted 3.0T of essential raw material for production of Personal Protection Equipment(PPE) from Mumbai to Bangalore on April 8. The task was completed in support of DRDO to facilitate expeditious production of PPE in Karnataka region,” the IAF tweeted.
09:37 IST: 7 booked for venturing out without wearing masks in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra
The Pimpri-Chinchwad police here on Thursday filed FIRs against seven people for moving out of their houses without covering their face with a mask amidst the coronavirus spread.
The seven have been booked under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code by police. According to the police, all accused were roaming outside in Kudlewadi area of Chikhali without wearing a mask yesterday.
09:17 IST: India’s tally of COVID-19 cases crosses 6,000 mark, death toll at 199
With an increase of 547 new COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours, India’s total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 6,412 on Friday. Out of the total cases, 5,709 are active patients and 504 of them have been cured/discharged and migrated, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 30 new deaths reported in the last 12 hours, the death toll stands at 199. According to the ministry, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state after recording 1,364 positive cases. Tamil Nadu comes second with 834 cases.
The total number of cases reported in Delhi so far is 720.