Coronavirus Live Updates: UP Government has decided to impose stricter lockdown restrictions in Coronavirus hotspots in the state. As part of this measure, the government has decided to seal 15 Districts of the state including Lucknow, Noida and Ghaziabad. Earlier in the day, amid rising concerns regarding the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in India, PM Narendra Modi had a video conference today with leaders of opposition to discuss the current situation. As per latest figures shared by Health Ministry, India’s tally of COVID-19 positive cases inched closer to 5000 mark with total active cases standing at 4312 and 508 fresh COVID-19 infections being reported on Tuesday. Death Toll also grew to 124. Globally, the Coronavirus has claimed over 82000 lives with over 14.2 lakh people infected. However, today China is expected to lift the 72-day lockdown announced in COVID-19’s initial epicentre of Wuhan.
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08 Apr 07:30 PMUP Govt to seal 15 Districts till 15th April
UP Government has announced that it will seal 15 districts completely till 15th April 2020 to contain COVID-19 hotspots in state. The decision has been taken by the government to enforce stricter lockdown orders to contain further spread of the coronavirus. According to reports, the 15 districts being sealed by UP Government include:
08 Apr 03:36 PMPM hints at Lockdown Extension
As per media reports, PM Modi in his today’s interaction with leaders from the Opposition, hinted that it will not be feasible to lift the lockdown from across the country at the same time on 14th April 2020. Reports also indicate that PM will hold another video conference with State Chief Ministers on 11th April 2020, where the situation will be discussed in detail and a final decision will be taken thereafter.
08 Apr 02:50 PMBritish PM Boris Johnson in Stable Condition, still in ICU
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was admitted to intensive care, is in stable condition after receiving oxygen support for Covid-19 complications. PM Johnson is admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday evening after his symptoms for Coronavirus infection persisted.
08 Apr 11:19 AMDelhi’s state tally rises to 576, 35 Patients in ICU: Health Minister Satyendar Jain
As per a report published by ANI, the Delhi state tally for COVID-19 positive cases in the National Capital has risen to 576 today. Of the total number of cases, 35 patients are currently admitted to Intensive Care according to the Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
08 Apr 10:53 AMTwitter’s Jack Dorsey contributes USD 1 Billion for COVID-19 relief
Twitter’s Chief Executive Office Jack Dorsey has announced that he is committing USD 1 Billion from his personal account as contribution to fund relief measures against COVID-19 pandemic.
I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here: https://t.co/hVkUczDQmz— jack (@jack) April 7, 2020
08 Apr 10:16 AMCases in India cross 5k Mark
As per the latest figures provided by the Health Ministry, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country crossed 5K mark today. On Wednesday, the total number of Coronavirus cases stood at 5194 including 4643 active cases, 401 cured/discharged people and 149 deaths. On Tuesday, India reported 773 new cases along with 10 Deaths, which is the highest single day rise in the number of cases recorded in 24 Hours.
India's total number of #Coronavirus positive cases rise to 5194 (including 4643 active cases, 401 cured/discharged people and 149 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2020
Increase of 773 new #COVID19 cases and 10 new deaths recorded in last 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/QkTsXR9RQA
08 Apr 09:32 AMChina lifts Lockdown in Wuhan
With India looking at an extension in the lockdown period across the country amid rising cases of COVID-19, China is expected to lift the 72-day lockdown announced in Wuhan – the initial epicentre of the disease, today. China’s decision to lift the lockdown in Wuhan comes despite reports of rising number of Coronavirus positive cases in the country and two deaths, sparking concerns about a second wave of infections.
08 Apr 09:29 AMPM to hold talks with Opposition Leaders
PM Modi will hold talks with Opposition leaders from various political parties to seek their views and support during the on the COVID-19 pandemic. PM Modi is likely to seek opinion of opposition leaders on lifting of lockdown restrictions in the country and restoring normalcy after 14th April 2020.
08 Apr 09:28 AMStates Press for Lockdown Extension
Amid rising number of Coronavirus cases in India, several state governments have urged Centre to extend the lockdown period beyond 14th April 2020 to curb the spread of the disease.