Coronavirus live updates on 8th April: PM Modi to interact with Chief Ministers on April 11

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) is growing rapidly worldwide. Countries across the world are trying their best to stop the spread of coronavirus. Even in India, the number of Covid-19 cases are rising. Government has lockdown till 14th April to control the spread of coronavirus.

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19:55 IST: COVID-19 positive cases rise to 35 in Mysuru
The number of COVID-19 positive cases increased to 35 in Mysuru District so far, Department of Health & Family Welfare Services, Karnataka said on Wednesday.
“35 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Mysuru District so far”, Department of Health & Family Welfare Services, Karnataka said on Wednesday. According to Karnataka Government, 181 coronavirus positive cases have been reported in the state including five deaths and 28 discharged.

19:24 IST: Two more test positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand, tally 33
Two persons were tested positive for COVID-19 here on Wednesday. With this, the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state reached 33, as per the Directorate of Health Services.
Around 109 relief camps have been set up in the state housing 4500 people, while the total number of people under quarantine (home and institutional) are 44,280. Six districts in the state were reported with COVID-19 positive patients, whereas till now no trace of the novel coronavirus was found in the seven districts.

 

18:43 IST: Tamil Nadu reports 48 new COVID-19 cases, total count mounts to 738
With 48 more people tested positive for coronavirus, the total number of cases in Tamil Nadu surged to 738, said Beela Rajesh, State Health Secretary, on Wednesday.
“The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in the state has mounted to 738,” Rajesh told reporters. She further said, “Out of 48 people tested positive for COVID-19 today, 42 people are from “single source” event.”

17:36 IST: COVID-19 : PM Modi to interact with Chief Ministers on April 11
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold video conference with all Chief Ministers on April 11 amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister held three-and-a-half hour long meeting via video conferencing with floor leaders of all major political parties in Parliament over the lockdown situation in the country. He praised the efforts of state governments working together with the Centre in fight against the pandemic.
In the last meeting with Chief Ministers on April 2, the Prime Minister said that it is important to formulate a common exit strategy and asked them to brainstorm and send suggestions for it.

17:14 IST: Pune reports five COVID-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, tally 13
Five deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Pune in the last 24 hours, said Shekhar Gaikwad, Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Wednesday.
With this, the city tally of COVID-19 related deaths rose to 13. On Monday, relatives of two deceased refused to accept bodies, so PMC workers performed their last rites, Gaikwad further added.

16:56 IST: There will be no shortage of hydroxychloroquine in country, says health ministry
The government has ensured that there is no shortage of hydroxychloroquine in the country at present as well as in the future, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Aggarwal said here on Wednesday.

“It is ensured that not only today even in future there will not be any lack of HCQ (hydroxychloroquine) as and when needed,” Aggarwal said during his daily press briefing here. India on Tuesday temporarily licensed the export of paracetamol and anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in appropriate quantities to some countries, which have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), hydroxychloroquine is recommended only to those asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 and asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases.

15:56 IST: 400 million Indian workers may sink into poverty due to COVID-19: ILO
With 90 per cent of people working in India’s informal economy, about 400 million workers are at risk of falling deeper into poverty during the coronavirus crisis, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said. Current lockdown measures in India, which are at the high end of University of Oxford’s COVID-19 Government Response Stringency Index, have impacted these workers significantly, forcing many of them to return to rural areas, according to ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work. “It is the worst global crisis since the Second World War. Worldwide, two billion people work in the informal sector (mostly in emerging and developing economies) and are particularly at risk,” said ILO.

15:54 IST: 8 members of family test positive for COVID-19 in MP’s Khargone
Eight members of the same family have tested positive for coronavirus, police said on Wednesday. All the victims fell prey to the deadly virus after coming in contact with their kin who was also tested positive for coronavirus a couple of weeks back, visited South Africa and attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. All the eight members have been put under quarantine facility at a hospital in Khargone city.

The man identified as Nur Mohammed, who was the carrier of the lethal infection, reached Khargone on March 20 and died on March 28 from the virus. “After returning to Khargaon, Nur Mohammed did not inform the district authorities. His mother also died after catching the infection. It is mandatory for everybody to inform the administration about their visit, so that their samples can be collected and tests can be conducted on time,” District Collector Gopal Chandra Dadh told ANI.

14:09 IST: Total positive COVID-19 cases stand at 181 in Karnataka
Till date 181 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka including five deaths and 28 discharges, said State Government on Wednesday.
Six new positive cases have been reported from April 7, 5:00 PM to April 8, 12:00 noon, informed Karnataka Government in a bulletin. Out of the six fresh cases one has been reported from Uttarakannada, two from Kalburgi, one from Mandya, one from Chikkaballapur and one from BBMP Bengaluru.


12:40 IST: Maharashtra COVID-19 tally reached 1,078 as 60 new cases emerge
60 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Maharashtra, with this the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has increased to 1078, which remains the worst-affected state in the country. Out of 60 new cases, 44 fresh cases have been confirmed from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation area, 9 under Pune Municipal Corporation area, 4 in Nagpur and 1 each in Ahmednagar, Akola and Buldhana.

“Number of COVID-19 cases has reached 1078 in Maharashtra as 60 more people tested positive today. 44 fresh cases have been found under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation area, 9 under the Pune Municipal Corporation area, 4 in Nagpur, and 1 each in Ahmednagar, Akola and Buldhana,” the state Health Department said. With an increase of 773 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases stood at 5,194, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

11:53 IST: Total COVID-19 positive cases rise to 179 in Gujarat: State Health Dept
The total number of COVID-19 cases reached 179 in Gujarat which includes 16 deaths and 25 cured cases, said Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Gujarat on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a 14-month-old COVID-19 positive child died at a government hospital in Gujarat’s Jamnagar on Tuesday. The toddler, who tested positive for the virus on April 5, and who was put on ventilator soon after being hospitalised, passed away around 4 pm, officials said. The death was due to multiple organ failure.

11:06 IST: 11:06 IST: Fifteen more COVID-19 cases reported from Andhra Pradesh, state tally rises to 329
Fifteen more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 329.
According to a health bulletin released by Andhra Pradesh nodal officer, 15 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the state from 6 PM yesterday to 10 AM today. With this total number of COVID positive cases in the state has increased to 329. Till date, six persons have recovered and discharged while four persons have died in the state.

10:21 IST: One person tests positive for coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu
One person has tested positive for coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh. “As a precautionary measure, a total of 179 samples were collected for coronavirus testing from the state. Out of the 179 samples, one was confirmed positive for the virus, while 159 people tested negative. Results for 19 samples are awaited,” said Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. According to the latest update provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, one person has tested positive for coronavirus in the state so far.
According to the Health Ministry, there are 4,312 active coronavirus cases in the country so far. While 352 people have been either cured or discharged so far, 124 deaths have taken place.

10:10 IST: India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rises to 5,194
With an increase of 773 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases crosses the 5,000 mark with 5,194 cases, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. Out of the 5194 cases, 4,643 cases are reported to be active cases while 401 people have recovered/discharged and one migrated. The ministry has reported 10 new deaths in the last 24 hours increasing the toll to 149. According to the Ministry, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state with 1,018 positive cases reported. Tamil Nadu is second in terms of most number of positive cases with 690 cases.
Delhi has 576 reported COVID-19 cases so far.

8 foreign nationals linked to Tablighi Jamaat booked for violating Foreigners Act, tourist visa norms in Nagpur
As many as eight foreigners linked to Tablighi Jamaat have been booked for violating the Foreigners Act and tourist visa norms here. “They were staying at a mosque in the city and have been quarantined,” said Jayesh Bhandarkar, Senior Police Inspector, Tehsil Police Station in Nagpur. The foreigner nationals have been charged for undertaking religious preaching while being in India on a tourist visa. According to Maharashtra’s Health Department, 150 more COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the state on Tuesday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state has reached 1,018.

09:11 IST: 15 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, state tally reaches 343
15 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Rajasthan, taking the total count of coronavirus cases in the state to 343, said the State Health Department on Tuesday.
Of the 15 new cases, 12 were in contact with persons who recently attended the Tablighi Jamaat event at Markaz, Nizamuddin in the national capital. While the remaining three persons were present at the event. The number of positive cases in India as per the Union health ministry update is now at 4,789, with 4, 312 active cases, 353 who have been cured/discharged/migrated and 124 deaths.

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