Coronavirus Live Updates: Lockdown restrictions will be eased from today onwards in non-containment zones or green zones as per Home Ministry guidelines. Total Number of Cases in India surpass 17000 mark, Death toll crosses 500. Get live updates about coronavirus in India here. On Sunday i.e. 19th April 2020, India reported 31 fresh deaths taking the overall death toll to 519. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases which currently stand at 3,651, followed by Delhi with 1,893 and then Gujarat which has reported 1,604 cases so far. Earlier, on Sunday, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan attended the G20 countries health ministers meet, which was aimed at discussing ways to adopt a co-ordinated approach to COVID-19. Meanwhile, the global death toll due to coronavirus has crossed 1,65,000 with over 40,000 dead in the United States itself. Over 24 lakh people across the world have been infected of the virus with the most number of cases being reported in the US.
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20 Apr 04:14 PMMaharashtra Coronavirus Hotspot List: Get complete list for Maharashtra, Mumbai and Pune Maharashtra Coronavi
According to the official Maharashtra COVID-19 dashboard available on the website of Public Health Department, Mahrashtra, 31 of the total 36 districts in the state have reported Coronavirus cases as of today. Get complete list of district-wise Maharashtra COVID-19 Hotspots as well as Mumbai Coronavirus Red Zone List and Pune COVID-19 Containment Zone List Here.
20 Apr 03:08 PMAndhra State Tally grows to 722
As per the latest update provided by Andhra Pradesh Government, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has grown to 722. The State Health Department said that in the last 24 hour, the state had reported 75 new coronavirus cases along with 3 more deaths.
20 Apr 02:17 PMNoida Coronavirus Hotspots: Check 30 Containment Red Zone List Here
Noida Coronavirus Hotspots List: As per the latest update, the total number of COVID-19 hotspots in Noida and Greater Noida i.e. Gautam Budh Nagar has grown to 30with two new areas being added to the list.
20 Apr 01:01 PMCoronavirus Hotspots in Karnataka and Bengaluru
Coronavirus Hotspots in Karnataka, Bengaluru: As per the latest update, 16 districts in Karnataka have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots. On similar lines, several areas have been announced as Coronavirus containment zones where complete lockdown and aggressive restrictions have been placed to avoid further spread of the disease.
20 Apr 12:13 PMDelhi State Tally crosses 2000 mark
The overall tally of COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi has crossed 2000 mark on Monday, as per the latest update. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Monday morning confirmed that the overall number of Coronavirus infections in Delhi grew to 2003 today morning with addition of 110 fresh cases on Sunday. The state’s death toll also grew to 45.
There are 2003 COVID19 positive cases in Delhi including 110 positive cases from yesterday. Death toll is 45. 38 patients who died suffered from serious ailments; Rapid tests are most likely to start from today: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain pic.twitter.com/A2spYS9OL0— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2020
20 Apr 11:15 AMGujarat State Tally rises to 1851
The overall state tally of Gujarat soared to 1851, which includes 67 deaths till date, as per the latest update provided by the state health department. Of the total number of cases, 1676 cases are active and patients are undergoing treatment while 14 critical and on ventilators. The state health department also confirmed that 3,992 COVID-19 tests in past 24 hours taking the total tests done in the state to 32,204 tests so far.
108 new #COVID 19 positive cases reported in Gujarat today. Now the total positive cases in the state stand at 1851, including 106 discharged and 67 deaths: Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Gujarat pic.twitter.com/d6zchkPSEl— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2020
20 Apr 11:00 AMHome Ministry on violation of Lockdown Guidelines by States
Taking a serious note of the relaxations allowed by the state governments on relaxation of lockdown norms in the respective states, the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked states to strictly follow the guidelines prescribed by it. MHA has said that violation of lockdown measures puts the public health at great risk and may lead to health hazards and spread of COVID-19. The ministry has also noted violence against healthcare workers, violation of social distancing norms, movement of vehicles in urban areas, which is a cause of concern.
20 Apr 10:31 AMCentre objects to Kerala’s easing of lockdown restrictions beyond MHA guidelines
The central government objected to Kerala Government’s order on relaxation of lockdown guidelines in the state, which go beyond the measures and guidelines announced by the Home Ministry. According to the Kerala Government order, the state government has allowed opening of restaurants, bus travel in cities and opening of MSME industries in municipal areas. Central Government has objected to it, saying it amounts to dilution of its lockdown guidelines.
20 Apr 09:56 AMDelhi Coronavirus Hotspots: Check 79 Containment Red Zone List Here
Delhi Coronavirus Hotspot / Red Zone List: As per the latest update, Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government has decided to expand the COVID-19 hotspot or Coronavirus Red Zone list in Delhi to cover 79 areas. On Satruday i.e. 18th April 2020, the government included 8 more areas to the list of Coronavirus containment zones.
20 Apr 09:29 AMLockdown to be eased in non-containment zones
The nationwide lockdown will be eased in the non-containment zones or green zones across the country today in line with the Home Ministry guidelines. The revised plan for easing of restrictions under national lockdown will see agriculture, horticulture, MNREGA and some select industries start operating in the country from today. However, the final decision regarding easing of lockdown restrictions will remain with state governments and so far no major relaxations have been announced by the states keeping in mind the precarious condition.
20 Apr 09:09 AMIndia’s COVID-19 tally soars past 17000 mark
India’s tally of Coronavirus infections crossed 17000 mark on Monday morning, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry website. According to the latest information, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 7,265, including 14,175 active cases. 2,547 patients have been cured, and 543 deaths have been reported.
1553 new cases and 36 deaths reported in last 24 hours. India's total number of #Coronavirus positive cases rises to 17265 (including 14175 active cases, 2546 cured/discharged/migrated and 543 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/zbcB5Fy5iR— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2020
20 Apr 09:08 AMLifting Lockdown not end of epidemic: WHO
World Health Organization Director-General Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday issued a statement saying that lifting of lockdown by government doesn’t mark and end to the pandemic. He says that due to economic compulsions, many countries are planning to lift lockdown restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. But this will only lead us to next phase, which is much more vital. He also urged governments across the world to educate, engage and empower their people to prevent and respond rapidly to any resurgence of the novel coronavirus.