Coronavirus Live Updates: Prez, PM, MPs take paycuts to fund Government's efforts on COVID-19

Published on : Mon 06 Apr 2020 02:27 PM IST

Coronavirus Live Updates: As per the latest figures shared by the Health Ministry, the Death Toll in India due to COVID 19 soared past 100, with total number deaths rising to 109. India has reported 27 deaths in last 24 hours, which is a significant rise as compared to last few days. In addition to the death toll, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases also surged past 4000 mark, with 490 cases reported in last 24 hours. The current tally of positive Coronavirus cases in India stands at 4067, which includes 3666 active cases, 292 cured/discharged/migrated people and 109 deaths. Globally, the world has witnessed over 70,000 deaths due to the COVID-19 with nearly 13 lakh cases being reported in over 180 countries across the globe. US, Italy and Spain have been worst hit by the pandemic.

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  • 06 Apr 06:04 PM

    Congress Opposes suspension of MPLAD Funds

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  • 06 Apr 05:01 PM

    Prez, PM, MPs take paycuts to fund COVID-19 Ops

    During the Union Cabinet Meeting, the government decided to implement paycuts for MPs to fund government’s efforts against COVID-19. According to the details shard by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, government will bring in an ordinance which will cut pension and allowances of MPs by 30 per cent for a year. He also added that the MPLADs (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund has been discontinued till 2022.He also said that apart from MPs, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and many state governors and lieutenant-governors have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility.

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  • 06 Apr 10:24 AM

    Kanika Kapoor discharged from Hospital

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  • 06 Apr 10:03 AM

    Positive Cases soar past 4000 mark: Health Ministry

    Health Ministry confirmed that the total number of positive cases for COVID-19 in the country has crossed the 4000 mark. In total, the current tally of positive Coronavirus cases in India stands at 4067, which includes 3666 active cases, 292 cured/discharged/migrated people and 109 deaths. As per the official figures, India reported 27 deaths, which is highest in a single day since the coronavirus outbreak in the country. 


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