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

Coronavirus India Updates: 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.

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

54,07,922Cases
28,94,274Active
21,68,592Recovered
3,45,056Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 188 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 54,07,922 and 3,45,056 have died; 28,94,274 are active cases and 21,68,592 have recovered as on May 25, 2020 at 8:54 am.

India

1,38,845 6977Cases
77,103 3543Active
57,721 3280Recovered
4,021 154Deaths
In India, there are 1,38,845 confirmed cases including 4,021 deaths. The number of active cases is 77,103 and 57,721 have recovered as on May 25, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Akola397
Aurangabad1291
Dhule108
Jalgaon413
Mumbai30649
Mumbai Suburban2950
Nagpur416
Nashik1011
Palghar623
Pune6110
Satara312
Solapur571
Thane7667
Yavatmal106
Ahmednagar74
Amravati184
Beed34
Bhandara13
Buldhana43
Chandrapur25
Hingoli127
Jalna74
Kolhapur263
Latur84
Nanded107
Nandurbar32
Parbhani26
Raigad825
Ratnagiri161
Sangli83
Gadchiroli15
gondia45
Osmanabad37
Sindhudurg8
Wardha4
Washim11

50231 3041

33996 1787

14600 1196

1635 58

DistrictCases
Chittoor232
Guntur357
Krishna453
Kurnool680
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*165
Anantapur312
East Godavari101
Prakasam61
Srikakulam63
Visakhapatnam75
West Godavari99
Y.S.R.134
Vizianagaram18

2823 66

911 19

1856 47

56

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Rural11
Bengaluru Urban273
Mysuru98
Bagalkote82
Ballari36
Belagavi165
Bidar91
Chikkaballapura123
Dakshina Kannada63
Dharwad42
Gadag39
Kalaburagi163
Mandya256
Tumakuru33
Uttara Kannada72
Vijayapura81
Chamarajanagara0
Chikkamagaluru12
Chitradurga11
Davangere130
Hassan97
Haveri9
Kodagu4
Kolar19
Koppal3
Raichur76
Ramanagara1
Shivamogga26
Udupi110
Yadgir126

2089 130

1393 84

654 46

42

DistrictCases
North Goa34
South Goa25

66 11

47 8

19 3

0

DistrictCases
Chengalpattu530
Chennai9385
Kanchipuram222
Madurai237
Namakkal93
Ranipet96
Thanjavur120
Thiruvallur488
Thiruvarur40
Tiruppur113
Vellore43
Virudhunagar135
Ariyalur393
Coimbatore163
Cuddalore420
Dharmapuri6
Dindigul126
Erode67
Kallakurichi158
Kanniyakumari62
Karur81
Nagapattinam53
Perambalur122
Pudukkottai30
Ramanathapuram70
Salem73
Sivaganga36
Tenkasi80
The Nilgiris15
Theni113
Tiruchirappalli74
Tirunelveli270
Tirupathur31
Tiruvannamalai230
Tuticorin160
Villupuram351
Krishnagiri25

16277 765

7842

8324 833

111 8

DistrictCases
Kannur197
Kottayam40
Alappuzha25
Idukki28
Kasaragod226
Kollam43
Kozhikode53
Malappuram53
Palakkad64
Pathanamthitta33
Thiruvananthapuram50
Thrissur37
Ernakulam35
Wayanad28

847 52

322 46

521 6

4

DistrictCases
Raipur9
Korba41
Balod18
Baloda Bazar14
Balrampur7
Bastar0
Bemetara2
Bijapur1
Bilaspur40
Dantewada0
Dhamtari0
Durg11
Gariyaband5
Janjgir-Champa15
Jashpur1
Kabirdham13
Kanker2
Kondagaon0
Korea7
Mahasamund1
Mungeli13
Narayanpur0
Raigarh9
Rajnandgaon22
Sukma0
Surajpur7
Surguja7

252 38

185 35

67 3

0

DistrictCases
Hyderabad1251
MedchalMalkajgiri35
Ranga Reddy72
Suryapet82
Vikarabad33
Warangal Urban29
Adilabad21
Jagitial36
Jangoan5
Jayashankar Bhupalapally5
Jogulamba Gadwal41
Kamareddy10
Karimnagar9
Khammam10
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad6
Mahabubnagar16
Mancherial29
Medak5
Nalgonda23
Narayanpet2
Nirmal20
Nizamabad73
RajannaSircilla7
Sangareddy15
Bhadradri Kothagudem4
Mahabubabad6
Mulugu3
Nagarkurnool3
Peddapalli3
Siddipet1
Wanaparthy0
Warangal Rural3
YadadriBhuvanagiri36

1854 41

711 12

1090 25

53 4

DistrictCases
Baleshwar133
Bhadrak96
Jajapur242
Dhenkanal4
Kalahandi15
Kendrapara40
Khordha75
Koraput7
Sundargarh38
Anugul21
Balangir17
Bargarh1
Boudh33
Cuttack59
Deogarh24
Gajapati4
Ganjam354
Jagatsinghapur41
Jharsuguda5
Kandhamal7
Kendujhar12
Malkangiri18
Mayurbhanj17
Nabarangpur1
Nayagarh46
Nuapada1
Puri78
Rayagada0
Sambalpur5
Sonepur0

1336 67

779 14

550 53

7

DistrictCases
Barwani40
Bhopal1343
Dewas94
Dhar113
East Nimar227
Gwalior110
Indore3173
Jabalpur218
Ujjain594
Agar Malwa13
Alirajpur3
Betul19
Burhanpur280
Chhindwara5
Dindori9
Harda3
Hoshangabad38
Khargone116
Mandsaur104
Morena77
Raisen68
Ratlam28
Sagar83
Shajapur10
Shandol6
Sheopur6
Tikamgarh8
Vidisha20
Anuppur3
Ashoknagar11
Balaghat3
Bhind50
Chhatarpur5
Damoh8
Datia7
Guna4
Jhabua13
Katni1
Mandla10
Narsinghpur2
Neemuch89
Niwari0
Panna3
Rajgarh5
Rewa33
Satna17
Sehore7
Seoni2
Shivpuri7
Sidhi8
Singrauli7
Umaria3

6665 294

2967 144

3408 141

290 9

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad11523
Anand96
Arvalli108
Banas Kantha105
Bhavnagar119
Gandhinagar198
PanchMahals63
Surat1407
Vadodara878
Bharuch41
Botad53
Chhotaudepur24
Dang3
Dohad38
GirSomnath44
Jamnagar47
Kachchh48
Kheda67
Mahesana92
Mahisagar86
Narmada15
Naysari15
Patan78
Rajkot95
SabarKantha80
Surendranagar24
Tapi6
Valsad17
Amreli5
DevbhumiDwarka11
Junagadh25
Morbi3
Porbandar6

14056 392

6786 120

6412 243

858 29

DistrictCases
Ajmer325
Banswara96
Bharatpur121
Jaipur1764
Jhalawar60
Jodhpur1190
Kota372
Nagaur340
Alwar45
Barmer22
Bhilwara127
Bikaner80
Chittorgarh206
Churu23
Dausa43
Dholpur22
Dungarpur281
Hanumangarh14
Jaisalmer48
Jhunjhunu63
Karauli9
Pali119
Rajsamand96
SawaiMadhopur21
Sikar68
Tonk166
Udaipur619
Baran5
Bundi0
Ganganagar3
Jalore93
Pratapgarh12
Sirohi64

7028 286

3017 221

3848 62

163 3

DistrictCases
Faridabad217
Sonipat162
Ambala44
Bhiwani11
CharkiDadri8
Fatehabad11
Gurugram840
Hisar20
Jhajjar113
Jind27
Kaithal6
Karnal29
Kurukshetra16
Nuh64
Palwal28
Panchkula47
Panipat55
Rohtak27
Sirsa8
Yamunanagar7
Mahendragarh20
Rewari19

1184 53

403 38

765 15

16

DistrictCases
Agra883
Aligarh132
Amroha49
Bareilly14
Bijnor79
Bulandshahr105
Firozabad170
Gautam Buddha Nagar485
Kanpur Nagar254
Lucknow281
Mathura77
Meerut378
Moradabad188
Muzaffarnagar53
Rae Bareli65
Rampur142
Saharanpur254
Sant Kabeer Nagar66
Varanasi158
Auraiya18
Ayodhya71
Azamgarh49
Baghpat26
Bahraich53
Balrampur34
Banda23
Basti122
Bhadohi7
Budaun20
Etah22
Etawah27
Ghaziabad432
Ghazipur89
Gonda34
Gorakhpur45
Hapur94
Hardoi28
Jalaun38
Jaunpur133
Jhansi39
Kannauj36
Kasganj6
Kaushambi4
Mainpuri10
Mau16
Mirzapur19
Pilibhit14
Pratapgarh7
Prayagraj13
Sambhal66
Shamli26
Shravasti24
Sitapur28
Sultanpur62
Unnao19
Ambedkar Nagar43
Amethi48
Ballia17
Barabanki133
Chandauli23
Chitrakoot4
Deoria46
Farrukhabad25
Fatehpur1
Hamirpur3
Hathras22
Kanpur Dehat3
Kheri54
Kushi Nagar18
Lalitpur2
Maharajganj40
Mahoba1
Shahjahanpur17
Siddharth Nagar82
Sonbhadra4

6268 251

2569 113

3538 132

161 6

DistrictCases
Central2750
East782
New Delhi1622
North1815
North East849
North West2080
Shahdara760
South809
South East1160
South West1071
West1733

13418 508

6617 205

6540 273

261 30

DistrictCases
Dhubri12
Goalpara9
Marigaon10
Baksa2
Barpeta1
Biswanath3
Bongaigaon7
Cachar28
Charaideo2
Chirang1
Darrang1
Dhemaji0
Dibrugarh1
Dima Hasao7
Golaghat14
Hailakandi9
Hojai45
Jorhat9
Kamrup18
Kamrup Metro114
KarbiAnglong7
Karimganj11
Kokrajhar3
Lakhimpur1
Majuli1
Nagaon26
Nalbari16
Sivasagar4
Sonitpur13
South SalmaraMancachar1
Tinsukia9
Udalguri1
West KarbiAnglong0

378 49

319 49

55

4

DistrictCases
East District0
North District0
South District1
West District0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases
Buxar114
Gaya44
Munger145
Patna193
Rohtas174
Arwal33
Aurangabad31
Banka62
Begusarai102
Bhagalpur83
Bhojpur52
Darbhanga46
Gopalganj86
Jehanabad109
Kaimur (bhabua)50
Lakhisarai35
Madhepura55
Madhubani114
Nalanda85
Nawada53
PurbiChamparan69
Purnia34
Saran31
Siwan57
Vaishali52
Araria8
Jamui29
Katihar69
Khagaria101
Kishanganj20
Muzaffarpur41
Pashchim Champaran41
Saharsa21
Samastipur68
Sheikhpura50
Sheohar5
Sitamarhi31
Supaul35

2587 207

1872 156

702 49

13 2

DistrictCases
24 Paraganas North463
24 Paraganas South120
Darjeeling12
Howrah860
Jalpaiguri7
Kalimpong7
Kolkata1690
Maldah125
Medinipur East71
Medinipur West30
Hooghly239
Murshidabad50
Nadia30
Paschim Bardhaman27
Purba Bardhaman33
Alipurduar2
Bankura5
Birbhum24
Coochbehar4
Dinajpur Dakshin6
Dinajpur Uttar47
Jhargram6
Purulia1

3667 208

2056 147

1339 58

272 3

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

33

0

33

0

DistrictCases
Pondicherry37
Karaikal2
Mahe4
Yanam0

41 15

29 13

12 2

0

DistrictCases
Anjaw0
Changlang0
Dibang Valley0
East Kameng0
East Siang0
Kamle0
KraDaadi0
KurungKumey0
Leparada0
Lohit1
Longding0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0
Lower Subansiri0
Namsai0
PakkeKessang1
Papum Pare0
Shi Yomi0
Siang0
Tawang0
Tirap0
Upper Siang0
Upper Subansiri0
West Kameng0
West Siang0

1

0

1

0

DistrictCases
Dimapur1
Kiphire0
Kohima0
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Mon0
Peren0
Phek0
Tuensang0
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli3

2

2

0

0

DistrictCases
Ranchi122
Bokaro16
Deoghar5
Dhanbad11
Garhwa51
Giridih17
Hazaribagh47
Jamtara2
Koderma27
Simdega7
Chatra1
Dumka3
East Singhbum25
Godda2
Gumla11
Khunti0
Latehar4
Lohardaga3
Pakur0
Palamu16
Ramgarh7
Sahebganj0
SaraikelaKharsawan4
West Singhbhum7

370 20

218 13

148 7

4

DistrictCases
Gomati6
North Tripura4
Dhalai165
Khowai2
Sepahijala5
South Tripura4
Unakoti1
West Tripura8

191 2

26

165 12

0

DistrictCases
Kargil41
LehLadakh32

52 3

9 3

43

0

DistrictCases
Anantnag240
Bandipora134
Shopian106
Srinagar169
Baramulla115
Budgam55
Ganderbal23
Jammu42
Kathua22
Kulgam174
Kupwara95
Rajouri9
Ramban36
Reasi5
Samba6
Udhampur26
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0
Doda2
Kishtwar4
Poonch3
Pulwama13

1621 52

791 17

809 35

21

DistrictCases
Chamba14
Hamirpur62
Kangra50
Sirmaur4
Solan20
Una24
Bilaspur8
Kinnaur0
Kullu1
Lahaul And Spiti0
Mandi12
Shimla4

203 18

137 16

63 2

3

DistrictCases
Jalandhar238
Ludhiana240
Patiala115
Amritsar341
Barnala22
Faridkot71
Firozepur50
Gurdaspur140
Hoshiarpur108
Kapurthala39
Mansa26
Moga62
Pathankot34
S.A.S Nagar114
Sangrur102
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)78
Sri Muktsar Sahib68
Tarn Taran172
Bathinda47
Fatehgarh Sahib46
Fazilka50
Rupnagar (Ropar)63

2060 15

122

1898 28

40 1

DistrictCases
Haridwar18
Dehradun74
Nainital116
Almora12
Bageshwar8
Chamoli4
Champawat8
PauriGarhwal7
Pithoragarh4
Rudraprayag3
Tehri Garhwal9
Udam Singh Nagar42
Uttar Kashi10

317 73

256 70

58 2

3 1

DistrictCases
Bishnupur0
Chandel2
Churachandpur18
Imphal East2
Imphal West6
Jiribam0
Kakching0
Kamjong3
Kangpokpi1
Noney0
Pherzawl0
Senapati0
Tamenglong0
Tengnoupal0
Thoubal1
Ukhrul0

32 3

28 3

4

0

DistrictCases
Chandigarh254

238 13

49 6

186 7

3

DistrictCases
Daman0
Diu0

0

0

0

0

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills13
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
North Garo Hills0
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Garo Hills0
South West Khasi Hills0
West Garo Hills1
West Jaintia Hills0
West Khasi Hills0

14

1

12

1

DistrictCases
Aizawl1
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Kolasib0
Lawngtlai0
Lunglei0
Mamit0
Saiha0
Saitual0
Serchhip0

1

0

1

0

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

0

0

0

0

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

Apr 06, 2020 23:48 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Bengal Finance Minister Seeks Fund From Centre To Fight COVID-19
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Monday wrote to the Centre, seeking immediate release of funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which, he said, has dealt a blow to the state's exchequer and hit hard the unorganised sector workers.

In a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Mr Mitra expressed disappointment over the fact that the centre has sanctioned only Rs 417 crore for April, despite requests for an advance release of revenue deficit grants provided by the 15th Finance Commission.

"We urged you to release the full amount of the grant during the months of April, May and June, 2020."

"Incase of West Bengal, which would have amounted to Rs 5,013 crores in three instalments of Rs 1,671 crores each. But we are dismayed that the centre has released only an amount of Rs 417 crores for the month of April, without taking into cognisance the COVID-19 crisis. This is disappointing, if not shocking, at this critical hour," Mr Mitra wrote, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 23:33 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Tripura Reports 1st COVID-19 Case After 44-Year-Old Tests Positive
A 44-year-old woman who has a foreign travel history tested positive for coronavirus in Agartala today, making it the first case in Tripura, officials said.

The woman, who is from Udaipur town in Gomati district, about 60 km from here, is currently undergoing treatment at the Agartala Government Medical College and GB Pant Hospital, they said.

The woman was admitted to a private hospital a few days back with cough, fever and breathing difficulty, officials said, adding that later she was shifted to the government facility.

She has a foreign travel history, they said without divulging further details.

Her swab sample was collected around 11 am and the test report came in as positive, officials said.

Chief Minister Biplab Deb urged people not to panic and said the government is taking proper care of the patient, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 23:14 (IST)
Coronavirus News: NO Community Transmission Of COVID-19 Cases In Odisha
The Odisha government today said the state has not yet entered the community transmission stage of COVID-19 outbreak, even as 27 of the 39 positive cases were reported from just two localities of the state capital.

As per a report of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Odisha has not yet entered the stage 3 of COVID-19 transmission, which is community transmission, Subroto Bagchi, the state government's spokesperson on COVID-19, said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 23:12 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 12 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Karnataka, Total Rises To 163
Twelve new positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of affected in the state to 163, the Health department said today.

The active cases stood at 139 and of them three - two on ventilator support and one on oxygen - were in intensive care units (ICUs) while the others, including a pregnant woman, stable in isolation wards of designated hospitals, it said.

"As of 5:00 PM of 6th April 2020, cumulatively 163 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, it includes 4 deaths and 20 discharges," a bulletin said.

Out of total 163 cases detected and confirmed in thestate so far, nine were transit passengers of Kerala who landed in airports in Karnataka.

Among the 12 new cases, one from Bengaluru rural had attended Tablighi-Jamaat congregation at Delhi from March 13-18, seven are from Mysuru, and two from Bagalkote - wife and brother of a 75-year old man who died on April 3.

Others include a woman, a resident of Kerala, with a history of travel to Germany and contact of patients already tested positive; and a man from Bengaluru, who is son of two patients already tested positive.

Contact tracing has been initiated for all the cases, the health department said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 23:08 (IST)
Coronavirus News: PM Modi Discusses COVID-19 Crisis With King Of Bahrain
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and King of Bahrain Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa today discussed the coronavirus crisis and its consequences on logistics chains and financial markets.

During their telephonic conversation, the king assured the Prime Minister of his personal attention to the welfare of the large Indian community in Bahrain, an official statement said.

"The two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis and its consequences, including on logistics chains and financial markets," it said.

PM Modi expressed his appreciation for the care and affection that the Bahrain authorities have always extended to the Indian diaspora.

The leaders agreed that their officials would remain in regular touch and ensure all possible support to each other for dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, news agency PTI reported.

Apr 06, 2020 22:39 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 37 COVID-19 Cases Reported In Pune Today, Total Number Reaches 141
With 37 more cases of coronavirus recorded in Pune city and its surrounding areas, the count of COVID-19 patients has gone up to 141 in the district, an official said today.

With a surge in positive cases, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to seal areas reporting a large number of infections and turn them into containment zones.

With 37 more cases of coronavirus reported from different parts of Pune district, the tally has shot up to 141, the official said, news agency PTI reported.

Apr 06, 2020 22:33 (IST)
Coronavirus News: No Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Noida For 2nd Day
No fresh coronavirus case was reported across Noida and Greater Noida for a second day in a row, with the administration now planning a door-to-door COVID-19 awareness and information gathering campaign, officials said today.

Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining Delhi in western Uttar Pradesh, has so far recorded 58 positive cases of coronavirus, the highest for any district in the state, while eight patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals, officials said.

"A total 1,030 samples have been sent for COVID-19 test from Gautam Buddh Nagar so far, of which 58 have tested positive, 678 negative and results for 300 was awaited," the Health Department here stated in its daily statement, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 22:30 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Northeast's First COVID-19 Patient Recovers
The 23-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur last month, becoming the first patient in the Northeast, has recovered, officials said today.

The woman who had a travel history to the UK tested positive on March 23 and was admitted to the isolation ward a hospital, State Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar Singh said the final test report came in as negative and she is completely free from the deadly coronavirus.

"Its a huge achievement for the whole medical department in general and the doctors and staff of the in particular," the minister said.

She first tested negative on April 4 and the confirmatory test report also came in as negative, the hospital director Th Bhimo said, adding that she has fully recovered, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 21:52 (IST)
Coronavirus News: In Maharashtra, Case Against 100 For Spreading Fake News On COVID-19
A total of 100 first information reports have been registered by the Maharashtra Police against the people who have allegedly spread fake and unverified news on Twitter relating to COVID-19, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said today.

"A total of 1,410 arrests have been made for defying the lockdown in Maharashtra. 7,570 vehicles have been seized and a total fine of Rs 65,43,624 has been levied," added Mr Deshmukh.

The state Home Minister further also gave the figures of the people, who have been quarantined in the state.

"49,708 people have been quarantined till now. 4,47,050 migrant labourers have been given shelter in 4,532 camps across the state," Mr Deshmukh said, news agency ANI reported.

Apr 06, 2020 21:18 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Telangana Chief Minister Appeals To PM Modi For Lockdown Extension
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the 21-day national lockdown to check COVID-19 beyond April 14, saying it was essential to save the
lives of people.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief said it would be difficult to contain the spread of coronavirus in view of the country's "poor health infrastructure".

"I am for the lockdown of the country furthermore after April 15. Because, we can recover from the economic problem. But, we cannot recover lives. We cannot recover the lives of the people," he told reporters in Chennai.

The country's only weapon against the coronavirus was lockdown, he said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 21:15 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Tamil Nadu Reports Another COVID-19 Death, Total Count Reaches 6
One more COVID-19 death was reported in Tamil Nadu today while 50 people tested positive for coronavirus, including 48 returnees of the Delhi Tablighi Jamaat meet, taking the total number of cases to 621, a senior official said.

A 57-year-old woman who was admitted to a hospital on Sunday night in Chennai due to Severe Acute Respiratory Infection died this morning and she tested positive for COVID-19, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said.

The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the state has now increased to six, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 20:51 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Delhi BJP Chief Launches Campaign To Collect Donations For PM-CARES Fund
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari has launched a campaign to reach out to people from different walks of life and collect a substantial donation for the PM-CARES Fund to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

A public charitable trust - Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund- has been set up by the government where people are donating money to help in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

Mr Tiwari said he has collected over Rs 1.14 crore for PM-CARES Fund through his campaign that will continue till the end of the lockdown, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 20:48 (IST)
Coronavirus News: "Should Not Se Scared," Says Punjab Patient Who Recovered From Coronavirus
A 35-year-old coronavirus survivor in Punjab today asked people to be cautious, not afraid of the coronavirus disease.

Fateh Singh, who was under treatment at the civil hospital in Punjab, tested negative twice on April 4 and 5. He will soon be discharged from the hospital, officials said.

He and his family members were admitted to the hospital on March 19, they said.

Mr Singh's 70-year-old father had died recently due to coronavirus.

"If anyone contracts coronavirus, one should get treatment for that and should not be scared of it. This can be treated. Have courage and keep yourself internally strong. And there is no need to worry," Mr Singh said in a video message, which was released by state authorities, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 20:44 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Karnataka Jain Temple Trusts Donate Rs 51 Lakh For COVID-19 Relief
On the eve of Mahaveera Jayanti, Jain Temple trusts today donated Rs 51 lakh to Karnataka CM Relief Fund.

The amount was handed over to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

"Jain Temple trusts handover Rs 51 lakh to CM Relief Fund CM Shri @BSYBJP extended his greetings and best wishes on the occasion of Bhagwan Mahavir Jayanthi and interacted with prominent members of the Jain community in Bengaluru who had called on him at his residence," read a tweet on the Chief Minister's official Twitter handle.

A following tweet said: "Responding to Chief Minister's appeal, Bengaluru Jain Temple Trusts donated Rs 51 lakh to CM Relief Fund - COVID19. Jain community members present included BJP MLC Lahar Singh Siroya, Prakash Rathod, Prakash Pirgal, Bhawarlal Kataria and Deepak Shah."

The total number of positive cases in Karnataka climbed to 163 after 12 more cases were reported today, news agency ANI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 20:39 (IST)
Coronavirus News: "Appeal To People To Follow Norms Of Lockdown": BJP Leader
People should follow the rules imposed during the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, said senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.

"I appeal to people to follow the norms of the lockdown as it has been imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus," Vijayvargiya told ANI.

"Those who did not light diyas or candles yesterday caused the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Indore," he claimed, news agency ANI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 20:30 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Don't Assume Complete Withdrawal Of Lockdown In Maharashtra: State Minister
In Maharashtra, no one should be under the impression that complete lockdown will be lifted after April 15, said state Health Minister Rajesh Tope.

"The situation between April 10 to 15 will be closely analysed before taking a decision on the lockdown," he told reporters.
Apr 06, 2020 20:29 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 37 New COVID-19 Cases In Andhra Pradesh, Total Tops 300
Thirty seven new coronavirus cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh today, taking the total to 303 in the state, officials said.  

Apr 06, 2020 20:28 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Nepal Extends Lockdown For Second Time Till April 15
The Nepal government today extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown by another eight days till April 15 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

Nepal has so far recorded nine COVID-19 cases, out of which one person has recovered.

The decision to extend the lockdown was taken at a cabinet meeting as the country entered into the second phase of the coronavirus outbreak with the first case of locally transmitted person confirmed on Friday in Western Nepal.

This is the second time that the government has extended the lockdown.

The government had initially announced a week-long nationwide shutdown on March 24. On March 29, it was extended till April 7, reported news agency PTI.
Apr 06, 2020 20:13 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Total Coronavirus Cases In Bengal Is 61: Mamata Banerjee
The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in the state till now is 61, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today.

At a press conference here, Ms Banerjee said, "Till 12 pm today, the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 are 61. Out of them 55 cases have come from seven families."

"Three people have died so far in the state due to COVID-19 and 13 have been discharged till now. In Kalimpong out of 10 people, four have tested negative which is a good sign," she said, news agency ANI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 20:10 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 120 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra, Total Tops 800
With 120 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra today mounted to 868, a health official said.

"Out of the 120 people, 68 have tested positive from Mumbai city alone and 41 from Pune," he said.

"The remaining cases includes two each from Vasai-Virar area, Satara and Ahmednagar, three from Aurangabad and one each from Jalna and Nashik," he added, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 06, 2020 19:30 (IST)
Tea stall owner near ''Matoshree'' tests positive
 
A vendor who sells tea near ''Matoshree'', the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minster Uddhav Thackeray in suburban Bandra, has been found positive for COVID-19. 
Apr 06, 2020 18:41 (IST)
Delhi government to scale up testing: Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi government has decided to scale up testing for COVID-19 to at least 1,000 people a day so that positive cases are identified at the earliest, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

The Chief Minister said the total number of cases in the national capital has reached 523, of which 330 are from the Nizamuddin Markaz.
Apr 06, 2020 17:50 (IST)
Amit Shah compliments PM for MPs' salary cut


Apr 06, 2020 16:28 (IST)
We have quarantined over 25,000 Tablighi Jamaat workers: Government

"We have quarantined over 25,000 Tablighi Jamaat workersand their contacts; 5 Haryana villages where they visited have been sealed," Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs said.

 

Apr 06, 2020 16:00 (IST)
PM said Ministers should remain in touch with State, District Administration

Ministers should remain in touch with State and District Administration, provide solutions to emergent problems; formulate district level micro plans: PM

Apr 06, 2020 15:57 (IST)
PM Modi today interacted with the Central Ministers via video conference.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with the Central Ministers via video conference. PM appreciated the leadership of the Ministers and said that the continuous feedback provided by them has been effective in combating Coronavirus. 

Apr 06, 2020 15:16 (IST)
Case against BJP's Manju Tiwari for firing in air during 9-minute event

Uttar Pradesh Police has filed an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manju Tiwari for celebratory firing, apparently during Sunday's 9-minute event. Tiwari is the woman leader of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh''s Balrampur. A video showing her firing a shot in the air with a pistol went viral on Monday. 

Apr 06, 2020 14:50 (IST)
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. 
Apr 06, 2020 14:28 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 14:13 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 13:53 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 13:40 (IST)
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. 
Apr 06, 2020 13:20 (IST)
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.

Apr 06, 2020 13:14 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 13:05 (IST)
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. 
Apr 06, 2020 12:58 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 12:37 (IST)
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. 
Apr 06, 2020 12:28 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 12:24 (IST)
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. 
Apr 06, 2020 12:21 (IST)
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. 
Apr 06, 2020 12:20 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 12:19 (IST)
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. 
Apr 06, 2020 12:16 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 12:09 (IST)
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.

Apr 06, 2020 11:58 (IST)
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.


Apr 06, 2020 11:57 (IST)
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.

Apr 06, 2020 11:14 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 11:00 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 10:57 (IST)
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. 
Apr 06, 2020 09:35 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 08:41 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 08:33 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 08:13 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 08:08 (IST)
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.


Apr 06, 2020 07:39 (IST)
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.
Apr 06, 2020 07:37 (IST)
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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