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India coronavirus update: “especially serious” situation in Ahmedabad, Surat, Thane, Hyderabad, Chennai | India News


NEW DELHI: The death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 723 with 37 deaths reported since Thursday night, while the number of cases saw a record jump of 1,752 to reach 23,452 cases on Friday, according to the health ministry of the Union.

The highest previous increase in a single day was on April 20 when 1,540 cases were reported. The number of active Covid-19 cases was 17,915, as 4,813 people were cured and discharged, and one patient migrated, the ministry said. Therefore, about 20.52 percent of cases have been recovered so far, said a ministry official.

Here’s a look at the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak:

‘Especially serious’ situation in five cities: MHA

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs said on Friday that the pandemic situation was “especially severe” in Ahmedabad, Surat, Thane, Hyderabad, Chennai. In a statement, the Interior Ministry said that violations of the blocking measures reported in some parts of the country pose a serious danger to public health and may lead to the spread of Covid-19. Early in the day, the home ministry sent four inter-ministerial teams to Gujarat, Telangana and Tamil Nadu to assess the situation on the ground, in addition to six teams already in place.

Tamil Nadu announces total blockade on five corporations

The Tamil Nadu government announced on Friday the complete closure of the Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai corporations from 6 am on April 26 to 9 pm on April 29. At Salem and Tirupur corporations, the total closure will be in effect between 6 am on April 26 and 9 pm. April 28. Only certain essential services would be allowed. Wholesale vegetable markets will be allowed, but not other stores.

UP to bring back stranded migrants from all other states

The Uttar Pradesh government will bring back stranded workers in other states, Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday. After evaluation and testing, the workers will be sent to their villages. “But first, they will be quarantined in their districts for 14 days,” said the chief minister, adding that those who have completed the 14-day quarantine in the state will be sent home with rations and 1,000 rupees.

Covid-19’s biggest lesson is becoming self-sufficient: PM Narendra Modi

The biggest lesson the Covid-19 pandemic has taught India is to be self-sufficient, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday while interacting with members of the gram panchayat. He congratulated them for describing social distancing in simple words ‘Do Gaz Ki Doori’ (keeping a distance of two yards) so that people can easily understand it.

India may see second wave of Covid-19 outbreak in monsoon, scientists say

The trajectory of Covid-19 cases may have stalled and may even fall for a few weeks after the blockade is lifted, but India is likely to see a second wave in late July or August with an increase in the number of cases. during the monsoon, scientists say. The timing of the spike will depend on how India can control physical distancing and the level of spread of infection after restrictions are relaxed, they said.

Nearly 3 million jobs at risk from Covid’s impact on India’s airline industry: IATA

Despite the global airline industry struggling to survive the Covid pandemic, the airline’s trade body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted on Friday that the crisis would have a potential impact on 3 million jobs. in India. The latest IATA forecast states that the COVID crisis could affect 2.93 million jobs in India, while there will be a 47% reduction in passenger demand, an 89 million drop in passenger volume in 2020 compared to last year, that is, due to the impact demand at the destination and origin airports.

Mumbai may see 70,000 cases in late May: study

Considering a mathematical projection that Mumbai city cases could reach approximately 70,000 in approximately a month from now, the BMC is on an overdrive to establish at least 3,000 Covid care beds for patients with moderate symptoms At severe viral infection, that’s about 5% of the projected workload. The plan includes BMC’s “acquisition” of at least 600 beds at the state government’s G T Hospital and St George’s Hospital near CSMT. “It is better to handle Covid-19 cases if hospitals operate under a single command,” said a BMC official, adding that the state government has added oxygen support and ventilators at these hospitals.

No shortage of hydroxychloroquine in India: President of IDMA Gujarat

The president of the Indian Association of Drug Manufacturers, Gujarat chapter, has stated that there is no shortage of hydroxychloroquine in India and that the current production of HCQ in the country is 35 to 40 tablets per month.

United States approaches 50,000 virus deaths after 3,176 deaths in 24 hours

The new coronavirus has killed nearly 50,000 people in the United States, after one of the pandemic’s deadliest days that saw 3,176 deaths, according to a count Thursday from Johns Hopkins University. The United States, the most affected country in the world, now has 866,646 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 26,971 more than the previous day.

India is better than other countries at test mark 5L: committee chair

Although the number of Covid-19 patients in India is increasing, the graph is linear and not exponential and could indicate a flattening of the curve, as the country’s positive rate remains largely unchanged at 4.5% of analyzed, even as the number of tests performed daily since March 23 has steadily increased, crossing 5.00,000 overall on Wednesday. As of now, on average, more than 35,000 tests are performed daily.

Stigma associated with Covid may cause more deaths: AIIMS chief

The stigmatization of Covid-19 patients and their families is resulting in cases arriving late to hospitals with increased difficulty breathing, and this could mean increased morbidity and mortality, said Dr. Randeep Guleria, director of All India. Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Thursday. According to Dr. Guleria, the disease can be successfully treated in most cases and 80% of patients only need supportive care, while 20% would require more care and of these only 5% need ventilators.

Italy to facilitate blockades in the next 4 weeks

Italy will ease its coronavirus blockade, the hardest and longest in Europe, in the next four weeks, the media reported on Friday, although there was no official confirmation. Construction works, as well as the textile and fashion industry, can restart on May 4, followed a week after clothing, footwear and other stores. Finally, bars, restaurants and hairdressers may reopen on May 18, according to the newspaper.

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan rise to 11,155; 79% of locally transmitted cases

About 79 percent of the total coronavirus cases in Pakistan are now transmitted locally as the number of people affected by the deadly virus increased to more than 11,000. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 13 more patients died from the new coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 237 and another 2,527 recovering.

Sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly, say US scientists

The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to new research announced by a senior US official on Thursday, although the study has not yet been released and is awaiting external evaluation.

‘80% chance of success’: Human trials of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford begin in the UK

Human trials of a highly anticipated vaccine, developed by the prestigious Oxford University against the new coronavirus began in the UK on Thursday, and scientists gave it an 80 percent chance of success. The UK government has pledged £ 20 million to support the coronavirus vaccine testing program “ChAdOx1 nCoV-19”, and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government “would throw everything away” to find a vaccine against the deadly virus.

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