Latest developments of Coronavirus: the number of deaths reaches 53, the total number of cases amounts to 2,069

NEW DELHI: In the past 24 hours, 235 new cases have been reported in the country, bringing the total number to 2,069, including 53 deaths, the Union health ministry said. The ministry said the number includes 1,860 active cases, of which 155 people have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Here are the latest developments from India and the world:

UN human rights chief distressed by plight of Indian immigrants

The UN human rights chief has expressed concern over the plight of millions of national migrants in India during the ongoing 21-day national blockade to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and welcomed the subsequent measures announced to address their situation, underscoring the need for solidarity and domestic unity to combat the epidemic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a total closure for 21 days on March 24, sparking a massive movement of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from their workplace in cities to homes in Indian villages.

Government gives foreigners stranded block exemption

The government allowed transit arrangements for stranded foreigners and also the evacuation of those foreigners, who arrived in India after February 15 after their quarantine period and tested negative for the coronavirus, authorities said.

He said that only foreign citizens would be allowed to leave, who are asymptomatic for COVID-19.

COVID-19 death toll hits 53; The total number of cases amounts to 2,069

With 235 more confirmed coronavirus-positive people in the past 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 2,069 and the death toll to 53 in the country on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country is 1,860, while 155 people were cured or discharged and one had migrated, he said.

In its updated data, the ministry reported three recent deaths: one from Gujarat and two from Delhi.

The Center asks the states, UT, to take all measures for the smooth disbursement of Rs 27,500 cr under PM-GKY

The Center has called on Union states and territories to take all necessary measures for the smooth disbursement of Rs 27.5 billion rupees to Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY) beneficiaries through banks from the Friday, amid continued blockade to combat the coronavirus threat. .

In a letter to all the top secretaries, the Union's interior secretary, Ajay Bhalla, said the money will be disbursed under the PM-GKY package to large numbers of beneficiaries as of Friday.

PM Modi will share a video message on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share a video message with all citizens at 9 am tomorrow.

Prime Minister Modi said it in a tweet: At 9 am tomorrow morning, I will share a small video message with my fellow Indians.

Delhi-based CRPF doctor tests positive for coronavirus

A Delhi-based CRPF senior doctor has tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said.

They said the doctor was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Jhajjar de Haryana.

The doctor, in the rank of chief medical officer, was sent to the office of the Additional Director General (Physician) of the Central Armed Forces.

WHO: More than 95% of the deceased in Europe were over 60 years old.

The head of the World Health Organization The European office says the figures show that more than 95% of people who have died of coronavirus on the continent are over 60 years old.

But Dr. Hans Kluge said age is not the only risk factor for severe disease, adding: The idea that COVID-19 only affects older people is really wrong. At an online press conference Thursday in Copenhagen, Kluge said young people are not invincible, echoing similar recent comments from WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

AIIMS doctor tests positive for corona infection: sources

As a senior AIIMS resident physician, Delhi tested positive for COVID-19, official sources confirmed on Thursday.

The doctor from the Physiology Department has been admitted to the new private room of the hospital and all those who had been in contact with him are being examined and advised in home quarantine accordingly.

China reports 35 new imported cases of coronavirus, six deaths

China reported 35 new imported cases of the new coronavirus, while the number of deaths from COVID1-9 infections rose to 3,318 after the virus hit Hubei province on Wednesday, six more deaths confirmed, health officials said.

The Chinese National Health Commission in its daily report also said that 37 new asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus were reported on Wednesday from Hubei province.

The Ministry of Health identifies 20 existing and 22 potential hot spots in India

The Union Health Ministry said Thursday that it identified 20 existing and 22 potential COVID-19 hot spots in the country and said that while there is no evidence of widespread community transmission, containment measures will require large human resources. The ministry's advice emphasized capacity development, saying that identified human resource needs should be trained online using online training programs developed by the ministry. Training for different target groups will cover areas such as field surveillance, contact tracing, sampling, prevention of hospital infections, use of appropriate PPE and biomedical waste management, ventilator management, management training. of quarantine and isolation facilities and community psychosocial training. watch out.

Nine more deaths reported Thursday; Death toll at 50 in India

According to updated ministry data on Thursday morning, nine recent deaths were reported: four from Maharashtra, three from Madhya Pradesh and one from Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. Thus, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of deaths (13) in the country so far, followed by Gujarat (6), Madhya Pradesh (6), Punjab (4), Karnataka (3), Telangana (3), Bengal Western (3), Delhi (2), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2). Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have each reported one death. The largest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic was reported from Maharashtra in 335 followed by Kerala with 265 infections and Tamil Nadu in 234 so far. As of Wednesday, the death toll, according to the health ministry, was 41.

More than 1,900 positive cases in India

According to the update from the Union Ministry of Health on Thursday morning, the total number of positive cases in India increased to 1,965. The number of cases in Delhi has increased to 152. The state count of the number of positive cases was as follows: Uttar Pradesh 113; Karnataka 110; Telangana 96; Rajasthan 108; Madhya Pradesh 99; Andhra Pradesh 86; Gujarat 82; Jammu and Kashmir 62; Punjab 46; Haryana 43; West Bengal 37; Bihar 23; Chandigarh 16; Ladakh 13; Andaman and Nicobar Islands 10; Chhattisgarh 9; Uttarakhand 7; Goa 5; Odisha 4; Puducherry 3; Himachal Pradesh 3; Assam, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have each reported one case.

The ancient Golden Temple 'Hazuri Raagi' dies from Covid-19; had held a 'sammelan' in Delhi

A Padma Shri laureate and former 'Hazuri Raagi' at the Golden Temple undergoing coronavirus treatment in Amritsar, Punjab, died early Thursday morning, bringing the number of COVID-19-related deaths to five in the state. The 62-year-old 'Gurbani' exponent had recently returned from abroad and tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday. According to officials, he had held a large 'sammelan' (religious gathering) in Delhi and elsewhere after returning from abroad. He had also performed a 'kirtan' at a house in Chandigarh on March 19. Samples from his two daughters, his son, his wife, a driver, and six others, who accompanied him to Chandigarh, would be taken to analyze the virus. , according to officials.

event responsible for the increase in cases: Ministry of Health of the Union

According to the Union health ministry, travelers who attended a meeting in a Delhi mosque will be responsible for the sudden increase in Covid-19 cases in the country. The TJ event was held in the capital from March 13-15, and was attended by thousands, including foreigners. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba called on states on Wednesday to complete the contact tracing of all Tablighi Jamaat members who attended events at the headquarters of the wartime team and highlighted the risk it posed to efforts by the Covid-19 containment.

PIB establishes the fact verification unit COVID-19

The Press Information Bureau has started a portal for fact-checking problems related to the new coronavirus pandemic, and will receive emails and send your response in a short time. GDP will also publish a daily bulletin at 8 pm daily regarding the Center's decisions and developments on the deadly COVID 19. The first bulletin was released on April 1 at 6.30 pm. The GDP bulletin is in line with the Supreme Court directive on Tuesday that to verify false news, the government activates a system of daily bulletins regarding the COVID-19 pandemic within 24 hours via all channels. from the media, including social media and forums, to clear people's doubts.


The world was approaching a million cases

A six-week-old baby died of COVID-19 as coronavirus infections worldwide approached a million on Wednesday.

More than 900,000 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and nearly 46,000 have died since it first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, according to an AFP tally. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), said the number would hit one million "in the next few days."

North Korea insists that it is free of coronavirus

North Korea remains completely free of the coronavirus, a senior health official in Pyongyang has insisted, despite growing skepticism abroad as confirmed global infections close to a million. North Korea, already isolated and nuclear-armed, quickly closed its borders in January after the virus was first detected in neighboring China and imposed strict containment measures.

Italy records highest number of Covid-19 deaths

Italy's death toll, the highest in the world, climbed past 13,000, and the government extended its lockdown until April 13. Italy’s mortality rate is around 10.2 per cent in comparison with 4.2 per cent or less elsewhere, based on World Health Organization figures. But the daily rise in the number of deaths was sharply down on Tuesday’s figure of 837, confirming a declining trend. Two weeks ago, infections were rising at between three and four times that rate.

United States Covid-19 death toll passes 5,000: Johns Hopkins

According to a count by Johns Hopkins University, the death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 5,000 late Wednesday. As of early Thursday morning, 5,116 people had died the same day the United States set a one-day record of 884 people killed in 24 hours, according to the count. The death toll in the United States is lower than that of Italy and Spain, but is above the 3,316 recorded for China. According to Johns Hopkins, the United States leads the world in the number of cases of new coronaviruses, with 215,417.

First UNSC meeting on COVID19 next week or earlier

The UN Security Council is likely to meet for the first time next week or earlier to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, according to Dominican Republic ambassador José Singer, the current president of the world body's main body. The Dominican Republic assumed the rotating presidency of the powerful council of 15 nations for the month of April, taking over from China, a permanent member with the right to veto.

Young isn't sure either

Victims of the new coronavirus have been disproportionately older, but several recent cases have shown that the disease can affect even young people with apparently strong immune systems. Among the dead are a 13-year-old boy in France, a 12-year-old boy in Belgium, and a 13-year-old boy, Ismail Mohamed Abdullah in Britain, whose family said the gentle and kind boy had no health problems. underlying.

The world economy can shrink by almost 1 percent

A new report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs said on Wednesday that the global economy could shrink by almost 1 percent this year due to the coronavirus pandemic instead of growing to a projected 2.5 percent. The report warned that global output could contract further from this year's 0.9% forecast if restrictions on economic activities extend into the third quarter of the year, and if fiscal responses do not support consumer income and spending. . The negative effects of current economic constraints on the wealthier developed nations will soon spread to developing countries that will see less trade and investment, the report says.

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