1,463 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In India, Total Tops 28,000-Mark

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Coronavirus Live Updates: 1,463 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In India, Total Tops 28,000-Mark

COVID-19 Cases India Updates: India recorded its biggest single-day spike on Sunday.

New Delhi:

The number of coronavirus cases in India reached to 28,380 after 1,463 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths from the infection became 886 after 60 new deaths were reported today. The number of deaths were the highest so far. The total number of people cured from the infection is 6,362.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a video meeting with state Chief Ministers, said today that the nationwide coronavirus lockdown may continue in the parts of the country worst affected by the infection. Five of nine Chief Ministers at the meeting said the lockdown should end, while the rest were in favour of extending it for the sake of controlling the spread of COVID-19.

India recorded 1,396 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 27,982 including 872 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. Forty-eight deaths linked to the highly contagious illness were reported from different parts of the country in the last 24 hours. The Supreme Court will today hear a petition asking it to direct the centre and states to allow migrant workers left stranded – many without jobs, money, food or shelter –  amid a nationwide lockdown to return home if they test negative for the COVID-19 virus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in India Live Updates:

46 shelter homes, relief camps set up in Arunachal Pradesh for migrants: Official

The Arunachal Pradesh government has set up 46 shelter homes and relief camps in different parts of the state for stranded migrant labourers and the needy people during the nationwide lockdown, a senior official said on Monday.

West Kameng and Changlang districts have the highest numbers of such camps with six each, while Tawang and Kamle districts have five camps each, Disaster Management Secretary Dani Sulu said.

Lohit district has three such camps, followed by the state capital, Anjaw, Kra Daadi and Papum Pare with two each, the secretary said.

Coronavirus News: 1,463 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In India, 60 Deaths In Last 24 Hours
The number of coronavirus cases in India reached to 28,380 after 1,463 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths from the infection became 886 after 60 new deaths were reported today. The number of deaths were the highest so far. The total number of people cured from the infection is 6,362.

Coronavirus News: 13 Fresh COVID-19 Cases in Kerala, Total Becomes 481
Thirteen fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in Kerala today taking the total cases to 481, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

The new cases were from Kottayam which reported six cases, Idukki four, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kannur one case each.

Five people, who were found positive, are from Tamil Nadu, one person had come from abroad and remaining had been infected through contact, he said.

It was not yet clear from where one person had been infected, Mr Vijayan told reporters. He said the number of those who tested negative for the virus were also 13 in the state, news agency PTI reported.

Haryana prepared to deal with any eventuality, all families being screened: Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the state has begun screening all households to stop the spread of coronavirus and is also trying to revive its economy in a safe and phased manner.

According to a statement, the chief minister said the state government has made arrangements to handle up to 19,000 COVID-19 patients and set aside 9,444 isolation beds.

As many as 1,101 ventilators are in place and there is no shortage of surgical masks or personal protection equipment (PPE), Mr Khattar said.

He urged the Centre to take quick steps to remove the uncertainty over the dates for competitive examinations like those for the defense services, the JEE exam for engineering colleges and the NEET for medical courses.

Coronavirus News: Bengal Hospital Allows Video Calls In COVID-19 Wards As Phones Banned
With mobile phones having been banned at COVID-19 wards of all hospitals, a city-based private facility has decided to allow “virtual visitations” between patients and family members.

A West Benagl hospital had on Sunday facilitated video calls for 17 patients, a senior official at the facility said.

“Every day, nurses at the isolation wards will approach the patients and connect them with their families over video call. The virtual visits will take place between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm, and each patient will get around three minutes to interact with their family members,” he said, news agency PTI reported.

Delhi Police creates awareness using COVID-19 themed helmets in city

Volunteers wearing COVID-19 themed helmets appealed to residents of Dwarka to stay at home, as part of an awareness drive about COVID-19 threat initiated by Delhi Police.

As part of the initiative, masks were also distributed and efforts made to sensitise people about the COVID-19 situation to ensure that they stay indoors, maintain social distancing, and take other precautionary measures when stepping out.

“The Government has taken various steps to create awareness among the citizens about the virus, and has appealed to all the people to follow the advisories. We selected four volunteers to create awareness about the same,” said RP Meena, DCP, Dwarka.

Coronavirus News: Gujarat Chief Minister Favours Gradual Lifting Of Lockdown At PM Meeting
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani favoured a gradual lifting of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown during interaction of Chief Ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today through video-conferencing, said an official.

Mr Rupani maintained that interests of daily wagelabourers, small as well as big shop owners and self-earning people should be kept in mind if the lockdown is extended beyond May 3, he said.

Gujarat, with 3,301 novel coronavirus cases and 151 deaths so far, is second only to Maharashtra on both counts in the country, news agency PTI reported.

Coronavirus News: UP Chief Minister Briefs PM Modi Of Coronavirus Situation In State
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation in the state in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic today.

“All of us are waging a battle against COVID-19 under the able leadership of the prime minister,” Yogi Adityanath said in a tweet Hindi.

“During today’s interaction with the prime minister and Home Minister Amit Shah through video-conferencing, I apprised them of the situation in Uttar Pradesh and also took necessary guidance from them,” he said in his tweet, news agency PTI reported.

Number of deaths in Iran from COVID-19 rises by 96 to 5,806: Health Ministry

The number of deaths from the outbreak of new coronavirus in Iran rose by 96 in the past twenty four hours to 5,806, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said.

The total number of diagnosed cases of new coronavirus in Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak in the Middle East, has reached 91,472, he said

Coronavirus India: Central team visits Hyderabad containment zone to review COVID-19 situation

A 5-member Central team led by Arun Baroka, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, visited the containment zone at Masab Tank in Hyderabad to review the measures being taken to contain the spread of coronavirus.

“The Central team visited the containment zone at Masab Tank to review measures to control the spread of coronavirus,” an official said.

The official also said that the state authorities provided them with details of coronavirus prevention activities in the city.

Coronavirus News: No 3rd Stage Spread Of COVID-19 In Kerala, Says State Health Minister
There has been no third stage spread or community transmission of COVID-19 infection so far in Kerala, but there is need to exercise vigil, Health minister KK Shailaja, said.

There is no third stage spread as of now because all those who have been infected with the virus lately have some or the other kind of contact with the affected, the minister said.

“We have not identified the exact contact in certain cases, but there are certain suspected points,” she said.

“Community spread is the infection of the virus in a community as whole.We have been conducting random testing.We got a nurse infected with the virus in a random testing conducted at hospitals. There is sentinel surveillance, random testing and all this is being done to check the community spread and it has been found that as of now there is no community spread,” she said, news agency PTI reported.

Coronavirus News: 5 Of 8 North-East States Corona-Free Now, Says Minister
Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh today said that five out of the eight states in the North-East are corona-free now.

He said that those five states are – Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura.

“Three states in the region – Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram – are not corona-free but there have been no new positive cases in these states in the recent past,” Mr Singh said. He credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the low rate of cases in the North-East region.

“The governments in all eight North-eastern states have worked hard and collaborated with the Centre during this crisis. The North-East Development Council which is headquartered in Shillong has done an excellent job of coordination during this period,” he added, news agency ANI reported.

First case of coronavirus reported in Gorakhpur

A 50-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus here, the first case of the virus in the district, officials said on Monday.

Principal of the BRD Medical College, Ganesh Kumar, said the man belonging to Hata Buzurg village was brought to the hospital on Sunday with breathing issues and chest pain.

The man was sent to an isolation ward and was tested for coronavirus. Reports on Sunday night confirmed that he was suffering from the virus, Kumar said.

As per reports, the man had returned on Sunday from Delhi where he was admitted in the Safdarjung Hospital for treatment of diabetes and blood pressure.

Haryana Minister urges Delhi chief minister to not allow movement of people between states
Haryana Minister Anil Vij has appealed to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to make staying arrangements for Haryana residents who are employed in the national capital, stating that their daily movement increases the risk of COVID-19 spread.He appealed to the Delhi government not to issue passes to such workers and make arrangements for their stay in the national capital. The Minister said that many who work in Delhi and stay in Haryana, are “corona-carriers”.
PM hints lockdown to continue beyond May 3 in COVID-19 hotspots: Sources

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a video meeting with state Chief Ministers, said today that the nationwide coronavirus lockdown may continue in the parts of the country worst affected by the infection. Five of nine Chief Ministers at the meeting said the lockdown should end, while the rest were in favour of extending it for the sake of controlling the spread of COVID-19. Read Here
Coronavirus: Agra’s COVID-19 count reaches 381
10 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Agra in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the district to 381, District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh said today. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of cases in Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 1,868 including 29 deaths.
Will help people of state stranded in different parts of country to return home: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the state government is doing everything possible to bring back people from different parts of the country.

Coronavirus: Government should lower the cost of living: HD Kumaraswamy
JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy today said that the government should work towards lowering the cost of living as the spending power of the consumer has weakened, and it should impose COVID cess on the ultra-rich.

PM interacts with Chief Ministers on COVID-19 situation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is interacting with Chief Ministers, via video conference, on the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country. Among those present at the meeting are, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Coronavirus updates: Kerala chief minister not attending meeting with PM
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan did not attend the video conference meet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with chief ministers on Monday on the prevailing COVID-19 situation. “In today’s meeting, there was no time allotted for the Kerala CM to speak. Chief Secretary Tom Jose, will be attending the meeting, ” said an official.
”Migrants of Rajasthan will soon be returning home from other states”: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said that migrants workers of Rajasthan stranded in other states due to lockdown will soon be returning home and appealed to the people to provide them with all possible help.

Sixty young doctors and other health workers from across India have come together to put this dance video to mark one month of lockdown.

Coronavirus: 3 more test positive for Covid-19 in Bihar

Three more persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in Bihar, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients to 277 in the state, a top health department of official said.

Coronavirus: 36 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan

Three people have died due to COVID-19 and 36 more coronavirus cases have been reported from Rajasthan, the state Health Department said today.

Coronavirus: India bought ‘overpriced’ Chinese COVID-19 test kits, court fight reveals

India paid double for Chinese Rapid Antibody Tests for coronavirus, which have been put on hold in many states because of faulty results. The COVID-19 test kits were sold to the government at an inflated price by the Indian distributor, Real Metabolics, it has emerged from a legal dispute between the distributor and the importer that went to the Delhi High Court. Read Here
Coronavirus: PM Modi to interact with chief ministers at 10 am Today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with all Chief Ministers via video conference today to discuss situation in states due to novel coronavirus

Coronavirus: Odisha reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, total count reaches 108
Five new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Odisha, taking the total number of cases in the state to 108, said the State Health Health Department on Monday.
COVID-19: 872 deaths in India, 48 in 24 hours, 27,892 cases so far
India recorded 1,396 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 27892, including 872 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said. 
Coronavirus news: Assam students from Kota have reached Guwahati

Around 391 children, who were stuck in Rajasthan’s Kota due to lockdown, were brought back to Assam. All of them quarantined at a government facility. 

COVID-19 updates: 9 states likely to speak at today’s video-conference with PM
At least nine Chief Ministers — mostly from east and northeastern India –are expected to speak during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video-conference with Chief Ministers today. This is the fourth time the Prime Minister is interacting with the states since the countrywide lockdown started on March 14. The video-conference — which begins at 11 am — is expected to review the extension of the lockdown. A clear exit plan and how it should be implemented in a phased manner will also be discussed. Read More
US records 1,330 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Report
The United States recorded 1,330 more novel coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to figures reported late Sunday by the Johns Hopkins University.
COVID 19: In Delhi people at vegetable market to buy essentials
In Delhi people at Okhla vegetable market to buy essentials, amid coronavirus lockdown. The nationwide lockdown imposed to combat COVID19 will last till May 3, 2020.

Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases top 500 in Sri Lanka

The number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 505, according to the latest data from the country’s health ministry. Out of all the confirmed cases, 95 are navy personnel who contracted the virus after a team of navy officers went in search of suspected patients and drug traffickers in Suduwella, Ja-Ela recently and got exposed to the virus.

Coronavirus Update: PM Narendra Modi To Hold His 4th Interaction With CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a video conference with state Chief Ministers to disussion the situation. This is the fourth time the Prime Minister is interacting with the states since the countrywide lockdown started on March 14.

Coronavirus Update: Latest Numbers

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country stand at 26,917, including 826 deaths, as per the data released by Union Health Ministry. Forty-seven deaths linked to the highly contagious illness were reported between Saturday and Sunday, the ministry said. The country saw its biggest jump coronavirus cases on Sunday with 1,975 new patients testing positive for the highly contagious virus.



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