Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Against Coronavirus No Less Than War, Says PM Modi

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Against Coronavirus No Less Than War, Says PM Modi

Coronavirus cases: 83 deaths have been linked to COVID-19 virus and 275 people have been discharged

New Delhi:

The “maturity and seriousness” shown by the public during the lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus are unprecedented, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, a day after millions of people across the country switched off non-essential lights and lit diyas (earthen lamps) and candles in their balconies and verandas following a call from PM Modi to show solidarity with the country’s fight against coronavirus or COVID-19. Addressing BJP workers on video on the party’s 40th foundation day, PM Modi said: “It is going to be a long haul, we do not have to tire, our resolve and mission are to emerge victorious in fight against this pandemic.”

109 people have died of coronavirus in India, with 32 dying and 693 fresh cases in the last 24 hours alone, the highest so far. The latest figures from the Union Health Ministry take the takes the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country past the 4,000-mark, to 4,067 cases. On Sunday the PM Modi spoke to two former Presidents and Prime Ministers and all senior opposition leaders, including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The phone calls came roughly two weeks after he ordered a three-week “total lockdown” to control the spread of the virus – a lockdown criticised by the opposition who had not been consulted on the matter. Sources said the calls were part of an outreach on the lifting of the lockdown.

World

12,75,773Cases

9,43,245Active

2,63,021Recovered

69,507Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 183 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 12,75,773 and 69,507 have died; 9,43,245 are active cases and 2,63,021 have recovered as on April 6, 2020 at 10:54 am.

India

4,067 693Cases

3,666 636Active

292 25Recovered

109 32Deaths

In India, there are 4,067 confirmed cases including 109 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,666 and 292 have recovered as on April 6, 2020 at 9:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai173

Pune51

Mumbai Suburban41

Sangli24

Nagpur15

Thane14

Ahmednagar11

Raigad5

Palghar5

Buldhana4

Yavatmal4

Satara2

Kolhapur1

Jalgaon1

Nashik1

Aurangabad1

Ratnagiri1

Gondia1

Sindhudurg1

Details Awaited*334

690 200

693 221

42

45 21

DistrictCases

Chennai69

Coimbatore33

Tirunelveli30

Dindigul25

Erode25

Namakkal19

Theni12

Karur11

Madurai11

Thiruvarur9

Tiruppur8

Thoothukudi6

Salem6

Virudhunagar5

Sivaganga5

Kanniyakumari5

Tiruvannamalai4

Villupuram4

Kanchipuram4

Nagapattinam3

Ramanathapuram2

Vellore2

Tiruchirappalli1

Ariyalur1

Details Awaited*271

571 86

568 86

8 2

5 2

DistrictCases

South77

South West14

West10

East9

North West9

South East9

North East8

North6

Central4

New Delhi3

Shahdara2

Details Awaited*352

503

492

18

7

DistrictCases

Hyderabad55

Warangal Urban12

Medchal Malkajgiri9

Ranga Reddy7

Karimnagar5

Mahabubnagar4

Kamareddy4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Nalgonda3

Sangareddy2

Nizamabad2

Jogulamba Gadwal2

Suryapet1

Mulugu1

Nagarkurnool1

Jangoan1

Mahabubabad1

Medak1

Details Awaited*206

321 52

294 50

34 2

7

DistrictCases

Kasaragod68

Kannur25

Ernakulam18

Pathanamthitta14

Kozhikode6

Malappuram6

Thiruvananthapuram6

Thrissur5

Idukki3

Kottayam3

Palakkad3

Alappuzha2

Kollam1

Wayanad1

Details Awaited*153

314 8

261 2

55 6

2

DistrictCases

Jaipur36

Bhilwara23

Jodhpur16

Tonk9

Jhunjhunu8

Churu6

Ajmer5

Bharatpur3

Dungarpur3

Alwar3

Pratapgarh2

Udaipur1

Jaisalmer1

Sikar1

Pali1

Dholpur1

Dausa1

Details Awaited*133

253 53

232 53

21

0

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar28

Meerut12

Agra11

Lucknow7

Ghaziabad6

Baghpat2

Moradabad2

Bareilly1

Ghazipur1

Jaunpur1

Kanpur Nagar1

Kheri1

Pilibhit1

Varanasi1

Shamli1

Details Awaited*151

227

210

19

2

DistrictCases

Visakhapatnam3

Krishna2

Chittoor1

East Godavari1

Guntur1

Spsr Nellore1

Prakasam1

Details Awaited*216

226 36

228 38

1

3 2

DistrictCases

Indore65

Jabalpur7

Ujjain5

Bhopal4

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Details Awaited*80

165

174

0

9

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban40

Mysuru13

Chikballapur10

Uttar Kannad9

Dakshin Kannad4

Ballari3

Kalaburagi3

Udupi3

Bengaluru Rural2

Davangere2

Chitradurga1

Dharwad1

Kodagu1

Tumakuru1

Details Awaited*58

151 7

143 7

12

4

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad32

Surat10

Gandhinagar9

Vadodara9

Rajkot7

Bhavnagar4

Porbandar3

Gir Somnath2

Kachchh1

Mahesana1

Botad1

Details Awaited*43

122

115

18

11

DistrictCases

Srinagar17

Bandipora11

Badgam7

Udhampur4

Jammu3

Rajauri3

Baramulla2

Pulwama2

Shopian2

Details Awaited*55

106

104

4

2

DistrictCases

Gurugram25

Faridabad6

Panipat4

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Ambala1

Hisar1

Sonipat1

Palwal1

Details Awaited*40

84 25

60 25

25

1

DistrictCases

Kolkata15

Nadia5

Hooghly4

24 Paraganas North3

Medinipur East3

24 Paraganas South2

Howrah2

Medinipur West1

Details Awaited*45

80

73

10

3

DistrictCases

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

S.a.s Nagar9

Hoshiarpur5

Jalandhar5

Amritsar2

Ludhiana2

Patiala1

Details Awaited*26

68 11

70 9

4 3

6 1

DistrictCases

Patna5

Munger4

Saharsa2

Begusarai1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Siwan1

Details Awaited*15

30

31

0

1

DistrictCases

Marigaon2

Karimganj1

Nalbari1

Details Awaited*22

26

26

0

0

DistrictCases

Dehradun6

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*19

26 4

22 2

4 2

0

DistrictCases

Khordha3

Details Awaited*18

21 1

19

2 2

0

DistrictCases

Chandigarh16

Details Awaited*2

18

18

0

0

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*1

14

4

10

0

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*10

13 7

13 7

1

1

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

10

10

0

0

DistrictCases

Raipur4

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*2

9

6

3

0

DistrictCases

North Goa2

South Goa1

Details Awaited*4

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases

Mahe1

Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*3

3

3

0

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Details Awaited*1

2

2

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

Here are the LIVE updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) India outbreak:

55 firms producing up to 70,000 litres of sanitiser per day in UP: State government

Facing increased demand for sanitisers in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued licences to 55 companies to produce up to 70,000 litres of the liquid per day. “Total number of sanitiser licenses issued in the state is 55. This includes 22 sugar mills, as many sanitiser companies, nine distilleries and two other companies,” an official statement issued here on Monday said. There has been a spurt in the demand for sanitisers following the outbreak of coronavirus in the state and to deal with this, the government issued licences to distilleries and sanitiser-manufacturing companies to increase production. The product is being made available in the market through dealers and chief medical officers placing requests for sanitisers are being provided promptly. Production can be further increased if required, officials said. 

Almora resident tests positive for COVID-19
A resident of Almora, who had recently attended a Jamaat, has tested positive for COVID-19 informed Yugal Kishor Pant, Additional Secretary (Health). The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Uttarakhand now stands at 27. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India climbed to 4067, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. As many as 109 deaths have been reported across the country due to the deadly disease. There are 3666 active cases in the country while 292 people have been cured or discharged or migrated.
COVID-19 patient dies in Bhopal; MP count reaches 14

A 52-year-old man died of coronavirus in Bhopal, taking the toll in Madhya Pradesh to 14, an official said on Monday. This is the first death of a COVID-19 patient in the state capital, he said. The man recently tested positive for coronavirus and died at a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment on Sunday night, Bhopal Collector Tarun Pithode said. He worked as a watchman at a wholesale vegetable market and was suffering from asthma since long, Dr Rajesh Sharma from the private hospital said. So far, 14 people have succumbed to the viral disease in the state, including nine in Indore, two in Ujjain and one each in Bhopal, Khargone and Chhindwara, an official said.

Haryana man uses bedsheet to escape from hospital isolation, falls, dies

A 55-year-old man in Haryana, suspected to have coronavirus, died in an attempt to escape from the sixth floor isolation ward of a hospital. The man fell from a window of Kalpana Chawla Medical College in Karnal at around 4 am today. He had fashioned a rope using bedsheets and plastic packets and was trying to climb down the wall when he fell, said the police. The man, from Panipat, had been admitted to hospital on April 1 and was in the isolation ward. As he had multiple ailments, according to doctors, he had been isolated even though he had not shown symptoms of COVID-19. His blood test results were yet to come out. The incident has raised questions on security at the isolation ward.

Total number of COVID-19 cases rises to four in Jharkhand
One more person from the Hindpiri area has tested positive for coronavirus, said Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Jharkand Health Secretary, on Monday. “One more woman from Hindpiri area, Ranchi ,tested positive for COVID-19. She was in direct contact of the Malaysian woman (first positive case in the state) who was staying in the area and had tested positive earlier,” said Kulkarni. The state now has a total of four positive cases. With an increase of 490 COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours, India”s positive cases crossed the 4000 mark, mounting to 4067, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. There are 3666 active cases across in India so far, while 292 people have been cured or discharged or have migrated. 109 deaths have been reported in the country. 
60-year-old corona positive man dies in Rajasthan

A 60-year-old man, who was tested positive for Covid-19, died on Sunday. The man had been hospitalised with symptoms of pneumonia, fever and cough earlier yesterday. The patient gave no contact or travel history. Some people, who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, lived in his area but they had tested negative for the virus, said the Rajasthan Health Department. On Monday, the department said that eight new people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Rajasthan. Six of these patients had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi.

Aurangabad: Resident doctors protest, demand PPE, N95 masks

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, resident doctors of the Government Medical College and Hospital here in Maharashtra staged a protest demanding personal protective equipment and N95 surgical masks for their own safety. Two patients and a staff member of the Government

Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) have so far tested positive for coronavirus at the medical facility. The resident doctors protested outside the office of the GMCH dean on Sunday and said the personal protective equipment (PPE) and N95 masks were essential for doctors deployed in emergency health services. They submitted a memorandum to the dean, saying they would stay quarantined in their hostels if the safety equipment are not provided.

Zoos asked to remain on high alert; collect samples for COVID-19 testing
The Central Zoo Authority on Monday asked all zoos across the country to remain on high alert and collect samples fortnightly in suspected cases after a tiger in a US zoo tested positive for coronavirus. In a letter to all states and Union territories, CZA Member Secretary SP Yadav said, “The United States Department of Agriculture”s National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed COVID-19 in a tiger in the Bronx Zoo, New York. “Zoos in the country are, therefore, advised to remain on highest alertness, watch animals on 24X7 basis using CCTVs for any abnormal behaviour or symptoms,” it said. The authority said mammals, especially cats, ferret and primates, need to be carefully monitored and fortnightly samples of suspected cases be sent to designated animal health institutes for COVID-19 testing. 
Coronavirus cases climb to 3,278 in Pakistan
The number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan reached 3,278 on Monday as health authorities in the country scramble to contain the spread of the lethal disease by appealing to the public to remain inside their homes, after many of them were seen flouting government orders and roaming on the streets. The health ministry, showing a break-up of the figures of each province, posted on its dedicated website and showed that Punjab registered a maximum of 1,493 cases, followed by Sindh with 881, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 405, Geo News reported. Balochistan reported 191 cases, Gilgit-Baltistan 210 cases, capital Islamabad 82 cases and 15 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmi, respectively. So far, 50 people died due to the disease. Despite reiterating emergency measures, there was little impact on the masses. In several cities, people were seen roaming out while security officials were trying to convince them to go back to their homes.
Total COVID-19 cases in Gujarat rise to 144
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Gujarat rose to 144 after 16 new cases were detected, the state”s Health and Family Welfare Department said on Monday. Eleven cases have been reported from Ahmedabad followed by two in Vadodara and one each from Patan, Mehsana and Surat. At least 21 people have been discharged and 11 people have died from the deadly disease so far. With an increase of 490 COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours, India”s positive cases crossed the 4,000 mark, mounting to 4,067, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. There are 3,666 active cases across India so far, while 292 people have been cured or discharged or have migrated. Till date, 109 deaths have been reported in the country. 
At every stage, India became proactive after several decisions, says PM Modi
“At every stage, India became proactive after several decisions. These decisions also gained momentum with the cooperation of state governments. The speed and inclusiveness with which India has acted. Not only India, the World Health Organization has also praised it,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Not able to trace contacts of 70 people out of total COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi: Satyendar Jain
Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain said that the government has not been able to trace the contact of 70 people, out of the total number of coronavirus positive cases found in the national capital. “We have not been able to trace the contact of 70 people, out of the total number of positive cases found in Delhi. Many of them were found to be positive only yesterday,” said Jain. “We will find it out by this evening,” he added. “Central government had said that they are giving us 27,000 PPE kits. We did not get it yesterday, maybe we will receive it in a day or two,” he added. With an increase of 490 cases in the last 12 hours, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India climbed to 4067, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. 
Delhi police register 198 FIRs for home quarantine violations
The Delhi Police said that around 198 FIRs have been registered over violation of home quarantine orders. “These FIRs were registered not only on the basis of the complaints by the neighbours or family members but also on the basis of phone tracking,” Delhi Police stated. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday stated that the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India has climbed to 4,067. As many as 109 deaths have been reported across the country due to the deadly disease. There are 3666 active cases in the country while 292 people have been cured/discharged/migrated. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far, standing at 690, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi with 571 and 503 cases respectively. 
33 more COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, count rises to 781
The Maharashtra State Health Department on Monday confirmed 33 new coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 781 in the state. Out of the 33 cases, 19 were reported in Pimpri-Chinchwad, 11 in Mumbai, one each in Ahmednagar, Satara and Vasai. With an increase of 490 cases in the last 12 hours, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India climbed to 4067, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. As many as 109 deaths have been reported across the country due to the deadly disease. There are 3666 active cases in the country while 292 people have been cured /discharged /migrated.
Council of ministers to meet at 12 noon today through video conferencing
The meeting of the council of ministers will be held through video conferencing at 12 noon today. Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet is scheduled to meet at 1 pm today via video conferencing. On March 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chaired a Union Cabinet meeting where ministers were seen observing social distancing, which is a precaution against COVID-19. Prime Minister Modi announced a 21-day lockdown on March 24, saying that “social distancing” is the only option to deal with coronavirus. 

My other request is to get Aarogya setu App installed in your phones. This app will give details of updates on people in need My other appeal is to ask you all to donate generously to PM-CARES fund. Lakhs of people have donated to the fund, but we need more to fight the virus.

On the 40th foundation day of BJP, I want to appeal to you all BJP karyakartas to feed poor people. We should ensure that food reaches all those needy. Please ensure that you cover your face at all times. This is not limited to doctors or nursing staff. We can cover our face with hankerchiefs etc, masks not necessary, says PM Modi.

PM addresses BJP workers on party’s 40th birth anniversary

India is among those countries which has understood the seriousness of Coronavirus and accordingly started its fight against it. India has taken concrete steps and cooperation from states have helped us. The maturity shown by the people during is praiseworthy. Yesterday, at 9 pm, over 130 crore people united to show their solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus.

On the occasion of BJP’s 40th anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed BJP Karyakartas to help those in need and reaffirm the importance of social distancing.

50 people quarantined as Bikaner woman tests positive for virus after death

Over 50 people, including doctors and nursing staff of a hospital in Bikaner have been quarantined after samples taken from a 60-year-old woman, who died, tested positive for coronavirus, officials have said. The staff at the state-run PBM Hospital had handed over the body of the woman to her family members on Friday afternoon but the results of the COVID-19 test came at night, they said. By then, the family members had already cremated the body, the officials said on Sunday. An inquiry was ordered after the matter came to light. Realising the mistake, a rapid response team was rushed to quarantine the family members, they have said. “After the matter came to light, a report was sought from the medical college principal and hospital superintendent,” Bikaner District Collector Kumar Pal Gautam has said.

16 more tests positive for COVID-19 in UP
Sixteen more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the state informed King George”s Medical University administration. All the 16 people are men and are admitted at various hospitals in the state. The Uttar Pradesh government had on Sunday said that 278 people have been found positive for coronavirus in the state so far. Of them, 138 had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi last month. Meanwhile, with an increase of 490 cases in the last 12 hours, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India climbed to 4067, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.
Rajasthan reports eight more COVID-19 positive cases, total reaches 274

Eight more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Rajasthan including six who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, according to the Health Department of Rajasthan. Out of the eight people, five have tested positive in Jhunjhunu, two in Dungarpur and one in Kota. “The five people in Jhunjhunu and one in Dungarpur had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. The total number of positive cases in the state has increased to 274,” said the State Health Department in a circular. Meanwhile, with an increase of 490 COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours, India”s positive cases crossed the 4000 mark, mounting to 4067, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. There are 3666 active cases across in India so far, while 292 people have been cured or discharged or have migrated. 109 deaths have been reported in the country till date. 

Queen Elizabeth II says collective effort will defeat COVID-19
Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday thanked healthcare workers on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, promising that a united effort would help defeat the disease. In a rare special televised address, the 93-year-old monarch drew on her experience in World War II, offering a message of hope to people forced to separate from family and friends. The broadcast to Britain and Commonwealth nations came as billions of people across the world are forced to stay at home to stop close-contact transmission of the virus. The monarch and her 98-year-old husband Prince Philip have been at Windsor Castle, west of London, as a precaution since March 19, as the death toll and number of positive tests increased.
Flights likely to be allowed in staggered manner after lockdown: Report

The government is likely to allow domestic and international flight operations in India in a staggered manner post the 21-day lockdown period which is expected to end on April 14, officials said on Sunday. The aviation sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Air Deccan became the latest casualty of the crisis as it announced indefinite suspension of flight operations and asked all employees to go on sabbatical without pay.

Centre’s aggressive containment plan to control runaway COVID-19 spread
The Health Ministry has released an aggressive containment plan for large outbreaks of COVID-19, which includes buffer zones and sealing off areas for nearly a month. The government made the containment plan after clusters posing high risk of further spread of COVID-19 emerged in several states. The strategy is meant to contain the highly contagious disease caused by a novel coronavirus, first detected in China in December, within a defined geographical area by early detection of cases, breaking the chain of transmission and thus preventing its spread to new areas. A novel virus is one that has not been previously identified in humans.
Boris Johnson hospitalised 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday for tests, his office said, 10 days after he tested positive for coronavirus. Boris Johnson, 55, announced he had mild symptoms of COVID-19 on March 27 and had been in self-isolation at his Downing Street residence for seven days. He had been scheduled to re-emerge on Friday after a week of recovery and working remotely but said he would remain at home because he still had a high temperature — one of the symptoms.

COVID-19: UN Chief Urges Protection of Women During Virus Lockdown

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is urging governments around the world to include the protection of women in their response to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic. “Violence is not confined to the battlefield,” said Guterres in a statement and a video released in multiple languages, reminiscent of his call for a ceasefire in conflicts worldwide to face the COVID-19 pandemic. “For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest. In their own homes,” Guterres said.

1.67 million tested for coronavirus in US, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that at least 1.6 million people have been tested for the novel coronavirus in the United States and the results have been shared with those who took a test. “That’s far more than any country’s been able to do,” Trump said. During a Coronavirus Taskforce press briefing, he exuded optimism and said “We are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully in the not-too-distant future, we”ll be very proud of the job we all did.” He also said that Abbott Laboratories will produce 1,200 of its new 15-minute coronavirus test weekly. Abbott’s test was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on March 27.

Coronavirus: Over 500 cases in India in 24 hours
Over 500 novel coronavirus cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases past the 3,500 mark, the Health Ministry said on Sunday evening. At least 83 deaths have been linked to the COVID-19 virus and 275 people have been discharged after receiving treatment. On Friday India recorded the highest number of fresh cases (601) and deaths (12) amid a surge linked to a controversial religious gathering in Delhi. 

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