Coronavirus Live Updates: With number of COVID-19 positive cases in India rising to 4421, India’s Coronavirus curve continues to rise steeply. Along with rising cases, the Death Toll has also grown to triple digit figures and current stands at 114. India reported 479 fresh infections on Monday which is slightly lower as compared to the previous day. In India, PM Modi has directed cabinet ministers and other departments to design a ‘business continuity plan’ which can be implemented after the lockdown is lifted on 14th April 20022. Globally, the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc as governments scramble to put together a comprehensive plan to contain the disease. UK British PM Boris Johnson, who had earlier tested positive for the Coronavirus, has now been moved to intensive care as his symptoms continued to persist.
07 Apr 05:06 PM1 Lakh COVID-19 Tests Done So far in India: ICMR
Giving an overview of the testing mechanism, the Indian Council of Medical Research informed media persons that 1,07,006 Covid-19 tests have been done till date. The Council Spokesperson also informed that 11,795 tests were conducted on Monday of which 2,530 were done by private laboratories. ICMR also confirmed that currently, 136 government labs and 59 private labs have been given permission to conduct COVID-19 Tests.
07 Apr 05:00 PM3 Types of Facilities to tackle COVID-19 Cases
Health Ministry also briefed media about the three primary types of medical facilities that are being developed to handle COVID-19 cases in India.
07 Apr 04:56 PMMarkets Close in Green
Finally, ditching the gloom around COVID-19, Markets ended in Green today. Sensex surges 2,476 points to reclaim 30,000-mark and Nifty ends above 8,750. For both the indices, the recovery was primarily scripted by pharmacy and banking stocks.
07 Apr 04:54 PM4421 COVID-19 cases in India, 354 Reported in Last 24 Hours: Health Ministry
Health Ministry in its evening briefing said that total 4421 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country so far. Of the total number, 354 fresh cases have been reported in the last 24 Hours. On a positive note, the number of people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 has also increased to 326.
07 Apr 03:03 PMFIR against 150 Tablighi Jamaat members in Maharashtra
As per an ANI Report, an FIR has been filed against 150 members of Tablighi Jamaat for violating quarantine orders.
Mumbai: FIR registered against 150 people of Tablighi Jamaat, at Azad Maidan police station for violating quarantine orders (IPC Sec 271) & violating govt official preventive order (IPC Sec 188). FIR also registered under IPC Sec 269, besides the earlier two sections of 271 & 188— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2020
07 Apr 03:01 PMWhat is Bhilwara Model?
On April 6, 2020, the Union Health Ministry released a document titled ‘Containment Plan for Large Outbreaks’, hinting at replication of Bhilwara Model for aggressive containment of Coronavirus pandemic in COVID-19 hotspots. But what is the Bhilwara Model and will the Government use it post April 14 after the lockdown is lifted? Let’s find out!
07 Apr 03:01 PMCan Home Made Masks Protect You against COVID-19?
The Central Government issued the manual on homemade masks. The manual details about the process to choose the fabric or material for homemade masks along with the step-wise process of making the masks at home and how to reuse them.
07 Apr 02:59 PMIndia lifts temporary ban on export of Hydroxychloroquine, Paracetamol
India has lifted the temporary ban imposed on the export of anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and paracetamol in appropriate quantities to neighbouring nations that are most affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
07 Apr 02:53 PMDelhi Govt's 5 Point Plan to handle COVID-19
Delhi Government unveiled its 5 Point Plan through which it will handle the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled the 5-Point Plan is focused on 5Ts i.e.
1. Random Testing
2. Tracing of contacts
3. Treatment of positive cases
5. Tracking and monitoring
We have ordered kits for the testing of 50,000 people. The kits have started arriving. We have also placed orders for the rapid test of 1,00,000 people. The deliveries of kits will begin by Friday. Random tests will be done at hotspots. Detailed tests will also be done: Delhi CM https://t.co/U89MbypURe— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2020
07 Apr 02:49 PMJapan Declares National Emergency over COVID-19
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today declared a state of emergency due to Coronavirus outbreak in the country. The state of emergency declared in Tokyo and 6 other regions. In addition to this, the PM also released an economic stimulus package to soften the blow to economic activity in the country.
At the 27th meeting of the Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters, PM Abe declared the state of emergency regarding the #COVID19, based on the recent spread of the virus in Japan and the need to stop it. PM asked citizens for their cooperation at this critical situation. pic.twitter.com/LIrhcFKhnE— PM's Office of Japan (@JPN_PMO) April 7, 2020
07 Apr 02:46 PMIndian Railways to Produce PPEs
As per media reports, Indian Railways is all set to start manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) type overalls to support the fight against COVID-19. DRDO recently approved overall produced by Jagadhari workshop of Indian Railways. The PPE overalls produced by Indian Railways will be used by Railway Doctors & Paramedics every day.
Facilities are being geared up in Railways to make up to 1000 such protective overalls for Railway Doctors & Paramedics every day. Around 17 workshops would be striving to contribute to this exercise: Ministry of Railways https://t.co/YFlUOEouw8— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2020
07 Apr 11:28 AM350 Fresh Cases, 5 Deaths in 24 Hours: Health Ministry
The Union Health Ministry in a press briefing today informed that India had reported 350 fresh cases and 5 New Deaths in the last 24 Hours. The total nunmber of active cases has gone upto 3, while 325 patients have been cured or discharged or migrated. The death toll, meanwhile, has climbed to 114.
07 Apr 09:37 AMIndia's tally inches closer to 4500 mark, Cases cross 1.27 million mark Globally
Coronavirus cases in India continued to rise consistently in India, with 479 fresh infections reported on Monday. India’s total number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 4421 while the Death Toll rose to 114 as per media reports. Globally as well, the number of COVID-19 cases continued to surge with 1.27 Million infections reported so far along with nearly 75000 deaths. US continues to be the new hotspot of COVID-19 with 3.5 lakh cases and over 10000 deaths, as per John Hopkins tracker.
07 Apr 09:37 AMWishes Pour in for PM Johnson from World Leaders
Soon after news of his being admitted to ICU broke-out, world leaders including US President Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron reached out to British PM Boris Johnson and wished him speedy recovery. PM Modi also wished Johnson a quick recovery.
Hang in there, Prime Minister @BorisJohnson! Hope to see you out of hospital and in perfect health very soon.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 6, 2020
07 Apr 09:36 AMBritish PM Boris Johnson under Intensive Care
Late Monday evening, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized and admitted under intensive care after his COVID-19 symptoms continued to persist. Earlier, PM Johnson had tested positive for novel Coronavirus and was under self-isolation. As per APF reports, UK foreign minister Dominic Raab to deputise for ill PM Boris Johnson and will be leading government’s efforts against the pandemic.
07 Apr 09:24 AMUNSC meet on COVID-19 on Thrusday
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Thrusday to discuss on the global public health emergency around Coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time that UNSC is meeting to discuss the pandemic which has affected over 1.3 million people and lead to death of over 75000 people.