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Latest updates on coronavirus outbreaks: A 38-year-old pregnant woman from Nalasopara in Mumbai, who tested positive for the coronavirus, died on Monday at Nair House, ANAI reported.

Meanwhile, the state health department said 120 new COVID-19 positive cases and seven deaths were reported in the state on Monday, bringing the total number of positive cases in Maharashtra to 868, with 52 deaths.

The office of the chief minister of Telangana said the chief minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, had only suggested extending the lockout two weeks after April 15.

“He took a reference from the BCG report which suggests that the foreclosure in India will be valid until June 3. No announcement of an extension yet,” said ANI quoting the statement.

ANI earlier reported that the Telangana government had announced an extension of the lockout.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced that blocking of the coronavirus will continue in the state from April 14 to June 3.

Kerala reported 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, nine of which were reported in Kasargod district, two in Malappuram, one in Pathanamthitta and one in Kollam. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 327, said Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

“We have opened our borders to people from neighboring states who need medical facilities in Kerala. 29 people from Bairakuppe in Karnataka used medical facilities in Wayanad and 44 from Tamil Nadu,” he added.

There has been an increase of 704 cases of COVID-19 and 28 deaths in the past 24 hours, the largest increase recorded so far in India, said the Union’s Ministry of Health. The number of positive cases in India is 4,067 (including 3,851 active cases, 318 people healed / released / migrated and 111 deaths).

Coronavirus cases in Delhi rose to 532 on Monday after 20 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said. Among the new cases, 10 are participants from the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the Nizammudin district of the national capital.

In addition, he stated that one patient had died in the past 24 hours and that 25 others were on respirators. The total number of deaths is now 7.

“Of the total number of cases, 330 people are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi. About 1,000 samples of COVID-19 are tested daily,” he said.

Mumbai police and the police superintendent tweeted Monday to call those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizammudin, Delhi on March 13 to report their travel history by calling the BMC helpline.

The Tablighi Jamaat event brought together more than 2,000 people from across the country and abroad, and has become one of the main hot spots for coronavirus in the country after several people in various states have tested positive for it. infection.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 stands at 109, with 30 people succumbing to it on Sunday, said the Union’s Ministry of Health. The statement added that 63% of deaths were reported in people over the age of 60, 30% in an age group of 40 to 60 and 7% of the victims were under the age of 40.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 stands at 109, with 30 people succumbing to it on Sunday, said the Union’s Ministry of Health. The statement added that 63% of deaths were reported in people over the age of 60, 30% in an age group of 40 to 60 and 7% of the victims were under the age of 40.

Himachal Pradesh police said on Monday that another local participant in the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi had tested positive in the hilly state, and advised those traveling from Delhi on public transport buses on March 18 and from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. quarantine after three other patients had taken the same path.

The union cabinet approved an ordinance on Monday amending the 1954 law on parliamentarians ‘salaries, allowances and pensions, which will cut politicians’ allowances and pensions by 30% starting April 1, 2020 for one year.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Monday that the government would take action against all those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi and would be positive for COVID-19.

“According to the lists we received from the Center and from local information, we have the names of 831 people from Assam who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event. 491 samples were taken. We contacted the mosque committees to identify the remaining people and collect their samples, “said Sarma.

A second notice was sent to Maulana Saad, head of the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz, under article 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Delhi police sources said. ANI.

Sixteen people tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh, bringing the total number of cases in the state to nearly 300. Six samples from Lucknow, eight from Sitapur and two samples sent from Agra were tested positive for infection.

With the new cases, the state total reaches 294 and is likely to cross the 300 mark as further reports are expected later today.

India’s efforts have set an example for the world to fight the coronavisus pandemic, said Narendra Modi. “India is one of the countries that understood the seriousness of this disease and waged a timely war against it. India has made several decisions and is doing its best to implement them on the ground,” said declared the Prime Minister.

On Sunday evening, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged governments around the world to consider protecting women as part of their response to the deadly new coronavirus pandemic.

“Violence is not limited to the battlefield. For many women and girls, the threat is most important where they should be most secure. At home,” said António Guterres in a statement.

“In recent weeks, as economic and social pressures and fear have increased, we have witnessed a frightening global outbreak of domestic violence. I urge all governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women a key component of their national response plans to Covid -19 “, he added.

Singer Kanika Kapoor, who had previously tested positive for the new coronavirus after returning to London from India, tested negative for the virus in her sixth report.

According to ANI, she was fired from the Sanjay Gandhi Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow.

A 52-year-old man died of a coronavirus in Bhopal, bringing the death toll to 14 in Madhya Pradesh, an official said Monday. It is the first death of a COVID-19 patient in the state capital, he said.

The man was recently tested positive for the coronavirus and died in a private hospital where he was receiving treatment on Sunday evening, said Bhopal collector Tarun Pithode.

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has said that the rapid antibody-based blood test for COVID-19 will be rolled out by Wednesday at clusters or containment zones and hot spots showing a high incidence of confirmed cases.

Raman R Gangakhedkar, Head of the Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Division of the ICMR speaking to The Hindu stated that in all COVID-19 assays using the real-time reverse transcription polymerization chain reaction (RT-PCR), a laboratory technique combining reverse transcription of RNA into DNA is increasing and that India will soon approach full capacity.

“At the same time, we expect the delivery of rapid (blood-based) test kits for use in response to the COVID-19 situation. By Wednesday, this should be operational,” he said. he said, adding, “We aim to quickly launch blood test antibodies based on clusters (with containment areas), and in large migration rallies / evacuation centers.”

The Indian death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic has exceeded 100, 27 patients succumbing to infection in the past 24 hours, the highest number of injured reported in a day to date Sunday.

The number of coronavirus cases has also surpassed 4,000, with states reporting 541 new cases on Sunday, the fourth consecutive day of more than 500 infections in the country.

The Union’s Department of Health said Sunday that 505 new cases of COVID-19 had been reported in the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 3,577. In addition, the total number of death rose to 83.

Lav Agarwal, co-secretary of the Union’s health ministry, told mediapersons that 267 people have recovered from the infection so far.

Meanwhile, people from across the country responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to light lamps and candles for nine minutes to show solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. Modi, along with several political leaders and other celebrities, tweeted videos showing lamps in their homes –

In many parts of the country, people have also started firecrackers, which has sparked criticism from Twitter users, who have pointed out that firecrackers can damage the respiratory system, making people more susceptible to the new coronavirus. .

Official figures

The number of active cases of COVID-19 is 3,219, while 274 people have been cured or released and one has migrated, the ministry said. However, a PTI count based on figures provided by states directly showed at least 126 deaths across the country, while confirmed cases reached 4,111. Of these, 315 were cured and released.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, Delhi reported the highest number of confirmed cases at 503.

On Sunday, 26 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Maharashtra, bringing the total number of such cases in the state to 661, said a health official.

Of the 26 cases, 17 were reported in Pune, four in the neighboring canton of Pimpri Chinchwad, three in Ahmednagar and two in Aurangabad, he said.

Asked about any new Mumbai case, the official said: “The figures are being verified, so the Mumbai figures will be released later”.

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Madhya Pradesh has reported 36 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of cases in the state to 215 so far, officials said.

At the same time, the number of deaths from coronavirus infection increased to 13, with two people dying from the deadly virus.

Among the cities, the state capital tops the ranking, recording the highest number of 23 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its record to 40 so far.

Up to 62 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Telangana, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 289, the state government said.

No deaths have occurred in the state and the number of people who have died from the virus has remained at 11, according to the report.

Thirty-three people have been released, according to a press release.

No evidence of COVID-19 being an airborne disease, according to the Department of Health

Claiming that there was no evidence that the coronavirus was an airborne infection, the Ministry of Health also said that the doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in India was currently 4.1 days, but if the cases related to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation would not have occurred, it would have been 7.4 days.

“If it was an airborne infection, then in a family – whoever has contact – they should all become positive because they live in the same environment as the patient and the family breathes the same air. “One person is admitted to hospital, another patient would have been exposed (if he was airborne), but this is not the case,” said an official from the Indian Medical Research Council.

Uncertain of the future of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, various key ministries and departments have cautiously begun to develop re-emergence plans and strategies to emerge from the 21-day national coronavirus shutdown. Globally, the pandemic claimed the lives of more than 65,600 people and inflicted more than 12 lakh people

Meanwhile, the government asked all district chiefs to ensure the smooth operation of pharmaceutical units manufacturing devices and drugs.

Union Minister for Human Resources Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said a decision to reopen schools and colleges would be made on April 14 after a review of the coronavirus threat, indicating that the 21 day blocking could be lifted as planned.

In an interview with PTI, he said, the safety of students and teachers is of the utmost importance to the government and his ministry is ready to ensure that there is no academic loss for students if schools and the colleges were to remain closed beyond April 14.

Central and state governments seem to be currently focusing on two key areas: continuing the war-field efforts to contain the fast-spreading virus, and working towards the exit and “staggered re-emergence” of the closure.

During his interaction with the chief ministers last week by videoconference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for the formulation of a common exit strategy to ensure a gradual re-emergence of the population once the foreclosure is over.

While adding that a decision on how and when to restore passenger services will be made in the coming weeks, Indian Railway sources said several proposals were under consideration as it unfolded. was preparing for the end of the lockdown on April 14.

Whether it’s wearing masks for passengers or using the Arogya Setu app to check their health before authorizing them to travel and encouraging social distancing on board, here are a few suggestions that should be the study, sources said.

In his continuing efforts to fight the virus, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has tasked district officials to ensure that the pharmaceutical units that make devices and drugs work without problems. The directive came a day after India stopped exports of diagnostic kits to discourage shipments and meet domestic needs.

Gauba met with district magistrates, police superintendents, chief medical officers, state and district supervisors, state health secretaries, district health secretaries, and general secretaries on Sunday. , said the assistant secretary of the ministry of Health, Lav Agarwal.

Modi addresses its allies and opposition leaders

At the same time, the Prime Minister met with several leaders, including his predecessor Manmohan Singh, congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former president Pranab Mukherjee, on the situation resulting from the new coronavirus pandemic.

According to sources, Modi also called various leaders, including Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi party, the chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, the president of DMK MK Stalin and Shiromani Akali Dal Parkash Singh Badal.

Modi met with former President Pratibha Patil and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda to discuss issues related to the deadly COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister will also interact with the leaders of different political parties.

With an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in the national capital, the lieutenant-governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, asked the department of health to identify the private hospitals which can be taken in charge by the government, indicated sources official. PTI.

They stated that the government has limited resources and therefore, intensive care services, beds and other facilities in private hospitals can be used to cope with the growing number of cases of coronavirus.

The authorities have been asked to prepare a list of private hospitals that can be taken care of if necessary.

“At a recent meeting, the GL instructed officials to prepare a list of private hospitals that could be taken care of by the government if needed and their infrastructure could be used to treat COVID-19 patients. The government will provide treatment to patients with coronavirus admitted to these hospitals, “said a source.

Nine Wuhan districts classified as low risk

China has reported 30 new cases of the new coronavirus, including five locally transmitted infections, even though nine of the 13 administrative districts of Wuhan city infected with the virus have been declared low-risk areas, ” which means a gradual return. normal, officials said on Sunday.

In its daily report, the National Health Commission of China (NHC) said that, in addition to the 30 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported on the continent on Saturday, 47 new asymptomatic cases have also been reported.

The NHC said that 1,024 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation, including 244 from abroad.

Asymptomatic coronavirus cases are those that test positive for the virus but have no symptoms and can cause sporadic clusters of infection.

Three deaths were also reported on Saturday – all from the epicenter of the virus in Hubei province – bringing the death toll from coronavirus in China to 3,329 people.

With PTI inputs

Update date: 06 Apr 2020 22:19:55 IST

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