Indian coronavirus update: almost 10% of Covid-19 patients recover in India | India News
The only point of good news is that across the country, 94 Covid-19 patients, nearly 10% of all reported cases so far, have recovered from the disease, the data shows.
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Twenty more cases of COVID-19 in Kerala
Twenty more people were detected with coronavirus in Kerala on Saturday, bringing the total number of people on treatment for the deadly infection to 181, health minister KK Shailaja said. While Kannur reported eight cases, Kasaragod 7, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram each reported one case, Shailaja said in a statement. Of the 20 people, 18 had come from abroad and two others had been infected by contact.
Center asks states to seal state and district borders
During a video conference with senior secretaries and DGPs, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Union Secretary of the Interior Ajay Bhalla called on state governments and administrations on Union territory to ensure that there is no movement of people in the cities or on the roads while the closure continues. Only the movement of goods has been allowed and the district magistrates and SPs have been tasked with implementing the order. The Center also ordered officials to make adequate food and shelter arrangements for migrant workers in the workplace, as well as for the poor and needy.
The death toll rises to 7 in Maharashtra, a total of 193 infected
The coronavirus epidemic in Maharashtra shows no signs of diminishing. According to the latest reports, one more person has died from the virus in the state, bringing the total number of deaths to seven. So far, 193 people have been infected with the virus.
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German minister commits suicide after ‘virus crisis concerns’
Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister for the German state of Hesse, committed suicide apparently after being “deeply concerned” about how to deal with the economic consequences of the coronavirus, state Prime Minister Volker Bouffier said on Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railroad track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecutor’s office said they believe he died of suicide. Schaefer was Hesse’s chief financial officer for 10 years and was highly respected.
SpiceJet pilot tests positive for Covid-19
SpiceJet said Sunday that one of its pilots who did not fly an international flight in March tested positive for the coronavirus. “The last domestic flight he operated was on March 21 from Chennai to Delhi and since then he had been quarantined at home.”
275 Indians evacuated from Iran arrive in Jodhpur
A batch of 275 Indians evacuated from the coronavirus-affected Iran arrived at Jodhpur airport on Sunday morning. A preliminary inspection of the passengers was carried out at the airport and they were subsequently transferred to the army welfare facilities established at the Jodhpur military station. Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said that of the 275 passengers, there were 133 women and 142 men, including two babies and four children.
Covid-19 deaths in the US USA They double in 2 days, exceeding 2,000
Confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in the United States doubled in two days, to over 2,000 on Saturday and highlighting how quickly the virus is spreading across the country. Johns Hopkins University reported that confirmed deaths rose to more than 30,000 worldwide. The United States ranked sixth in deaths, after Italy, Spain, China, Iran, and France. Italy alone had more than 10,000 deaths. There are more than 121,000 cases in the United States. The United States is now the country with the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases. Italy and China are second and third, respectively.
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‘War zone’: ambulances in New York are now as busy as September 11
Even when New York hospitals are inundated with cases of coronavirus, some patients stay home because the health care system cannot handle them all. Due to the volume, emergency medical workers are making life-and-death decisions about who is sick enough to take him to crowded emergency rooms and who seems well enough to leave him behind.
CBSE contributes Rs 21 lakh to PM relief fund
CBSE has decided to contribute Rs 21,00,000 from all employees who have volunteered to donate their wages. Consequently, Group ‘A’ employees have donated a two-day salary and Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ employees a one-day salary to the PMCARES fund: Anurag Tripathi, CBSE
Massive evacuation operation as a large mass of migrants leaves Delhi
At a time when India is locked up, a mass evacuation operation to bring thousands of people home began in the early hours of Saturday on the Delhi borders with Ghaziabad and Noida and continues as you read this report. At least 1,000 UP Roadways buses, backed by 2,000 private buses, trucks, cars, tractors, freight carriers, and any other vehicles that the authorities managed to remove from the blockade ban were deployed to clear an astonishing accumulation of people who gathered in the sealed edges, imploring to be allowed to pass. The Delhi government also deployed 100 DTC buses to transport people from the border to Hapur in western UP.
In the midst of the exodus, the government identifies districts, villages for surveillance
The Center has rapidly expanded Covid-19 surveillance to track thousands of migrant workers leaving cities, particularly large ones like Delhi and Mumbai, to monitor the incidence of the disease in the villages and districts targeted by these workers. Crowds of people walking on the roads raise new concerns in the government, prompting the National Center for Disease Control to establish mechanisms to follow the migrants’ paths.
Serious warning from health experts led to blockade in India
The assessment transmitted by the experts to the government was urgent: the number of patients with Covid-19 would increase as people who returned to India with the infection came into contact with others and this required an immediate response. Senior officials dealing with public health were unanimous in their view that a blockade was the need of the hour.
Canadian Prime Minister’s wife has recovered from coronavirus disease
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife said Saturday that she had recovered from a COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus. “I feel much better,” said Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. Trudeau’s office announced on March 12 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus after becoming ill after returning from a trip to London.
Tatas promises 1.5 billion rupees to help fight coronavirus
The House of Tata has promised Rs 1.5 billion to combat the coronavirus crisis that has led India to a blockade. This is the largest commitment made by a business group in the country to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.