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NEW DELHI: With 704 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the total number of positive coronavirus cases has risen to 4,281, said the Union’s Department of Health. The death toll is now 111.
Of the 4,281 cases, 1,445 are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat, added the Union Ministry.
Here’s a look at the latest updates on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic in India and around the world –
WHO warns masks are not a “silver bullet” to end the pandemic
The World Health Organization has warned that wearing masks alone will not be enough to defeat the global coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 70,000 people.
“Masks should only be used as part of a full set of interventions. There is no black or white answer and no quick fix. Masks alone cannot stop the COVID pandemic -19 “, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. press conference.
Seniors account for 63% of deaths from COVID-19 in India
As many as 63% of deaths from the coronavirus have been reported among people over the age of 60, the central government announced on Monday.
Thirty percent of deaths have been reported in people aged 40 to 60, while 7% of deaths have been reported in people under the age of 40.
According to the government, 47% of people infected with the virus are under 40, 34% are between 40 and 60 and 19% are 60 and over.
Iran says viral infections show “gradual” decline
The trajectory of coronavirus infections in Iran appears to have started a “gradual” downward trend, the government announced on Monday, but it warned that the disease was far from under control.
The COVID-19 epidemic has killed 136 people in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll in Iran to 3,739, Ministry of Health spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a statement. a televised press conference.
Iran has recorded 2,274 new infections during the same period, he said, bringing the total to 60,500 across the country.
The SC publishes guidelines for the functioning of the courts through videoconferencing
Congregational hearing must become an “exception” during “extraordinary outbreak” of COVID-19 pandemic and it is necessary that all courts respond to the call for social distancing to ensure that they do not contribute to the spread of the virus, the Supreme Court said on Monday.
Passing a series of guidelines for all courts across India, he said that the supreme court and all high courts are empowered to take the measures necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the judicial system through the use of video conference.
704 new cases of coronavirus reported since Sunday
The Union’s Department of Health said Monday that 704 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 4,281 in India, including 1,445 cases related to Tablighi Jamaat.
The number of deaths from coronavirus rises to 111, with 28 people succumbing to it yesterday.
Men account for 73% of deaths from COVID-19, while women account for 27%, the ministry said, adding that 63% of deaths had been reported in people over the age of 60.
President, Prime Minister and MPs to cut salaries
The Cabinet of the Union approved on Monday an ordinance to reduce the salaries, allowances and pensions of the deputies by 30% for one year and this amount will be used in the fight against the coronavirus.
The president, vice president and state governors have also voluntarily decided to take a cut in wages as a social responsibility, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Spain reports 4th day decrease in coronavirus deaths to 637
Spain has experienced a fourth consecutive daily decline in the number of coronavirus-related deaths with 637 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, according to official figures on Monday.
The health ministry said the number, the lowest in 13 days, brought the total number of deaths to 13,055, the second behind Italy.
Delhi toll 7, cases cross 500
The death toll from Covid-19 in Delhi has reached seven, with state health officials confirming another victim on Sunday due to the new coronavirus infection.
A 52-year-old man, who was admitted to Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in Punjabi Bagh for a neurological condition, died two days ago and tests have confirmed that he is positive for Covid-19. The hospital authorities told YOU that two doctors, two nurses and another staff member had also tested positive.
India’s efforts to combat the coronavirus have led by example: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that India’s efforts to fight the coronavirus have set an example and that he is among the countries that have understood the severity of the pandemic and have made various timely decisions to fight it the virus.
“We could see our collective strength on Sunday evening,” he said, referring to the national exercise to turn off the lights and light the diyas for nine minutes to show the collective strength of India to fight the deadly virus. He also urged BJP workers to follow a five-point program, including ensuring that no poor are hungry.
ICMR to Receive 7 Lakh Test Kits
The ICMR will obtain approximately 7 lakh of rapid antibody test kits by April 8. These will help carry out Covid-19 tests in sensitive areas where a large number of cases are observed. The ICMR will be delivered in installments. The government has already placed the order and it is expected that they will obtain 5 lakh kits in the first phase.
Pandemic impact: Mukesh Ambani’s net worth drops 28% to $ 48 billion in 2 months
The net worth of India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, fell 28% or $ 300 million a day for two months to reach $ 48 billion on March 31 due to the massive market correction. fellows, a report said on Monday. Ambani saw his wealth drop to $ 19 billion, dropping his world ranking from eight places to 17th place, according to the Hurun Global Rich List. Among the other Indian businessmen who experienced a significant decline in their wealth, there is Gautam Adani whose wealth has eroded by 6 billion dollars or 37%, Shiv Nadar of HCL Technologies (5 billion or 26% ) and banker Uday Kotak (4 billion or 28%).
Over 500 cases recorded in one day for the 4th consecutive day
On Sunday, for the fourth consecutive day, India recorded an increase of more than 500 cases. With 553 new cases, the total number of cases is 4,067, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Maharashtra tops the ranking with 781 cases, 33 of which were reported on Monday.
Corona test moves up a gear
In a massive ramp-up of tests for Covid-19, the government plans to double every three days the number of samples tested by RT-PCR – considered mandatory for precise results – by government laboratories. The scope of the tests will be further broadened by a number of other tests, including those used for tuberculosis as well as newly approved rapid antibody tests for the diagnosis of suspected cases.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Covid-19 Precautionary Hospital
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday for tests, his office said 10 days after being tested positive for coronavirus. “On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister was admitted to the hospital for tests this evening,” Downing Street said in a statement, calling it “a precautionary measure.”
Kerala tops recovery rate table
Kerala reported the country’s highest Covid-19 recovery rate, 84%, based on the reaction of the first 25 patients tested positive between March 9 and March 20. Overall, the recovery rate is 17% among 314 cases confirmed since January 30, when the first patient referred to Wuhan was tested positive.
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan reach 3,277
The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 3,277 on Monday, with infections in the most affected Punjab province approaching 1,500 despite government declarations. To date, 50 patients have died from the disease, while 257 people have recovered.

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