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In India, 149 people have died due to Covid-19. US becomes the new epicentre in the Western hemisphere. China's Wuhan inches towards normalcy.
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As India enters day-15 of nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus crisis, the number of people infected with the virus in the country has gone up to 5,274, according to the union ministry of health. As many as 149 people have lost their lives due to the virus in India. Global cases of Covid-19 are about to reach 1.5 million with death toll crossing 80,000. Wuhan, the city which was the epicenter of the pandemic, is seeing life staggering back towards normalcy as Hubei slowly lifts its 11-week lockdown. US has recorded more than 200 new deaths as 4 lakh people continue to be infected by Covid-19.
Congress GN Azad says 80% political parties suggested extending lockdown
Ghulam Nabi Azad said that PM told all party leaders present in the video conference that he will try to take on board.
PM said he will try and implement suggestions on COVID-19 crisis put forth by various leaders in all-party meeting: Ghulam Nabi Azad— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 8, 2020
BMC makes wearing masks mandatory in Mumbai
BMC says people who do not wear masks will be punished under Section 188 of IPC.
Lav Agarwal says adequate medical resources available in the country
The Joint Health Secretary said that ventilators, hydroxychloroquine, APIs are available sufficiently for the present and the future.
It is ensured that not only today even in future there will not be any lack of HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) as and when needed: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry pic.twitter.com/7A0Eb3FdKN— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2020
More than 1 lakh tests have been conducted: ICMR
ICMR has said that it has conducted more than 1 lakh tests.
Total 1,21,271 tests for COVID-19 have been done so far: ICMR official— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 8, 2020
402 people discharged, 773 fresh cases reported: Health Ministry
Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said that there are 5,194 positive confirmed cases in the country.
Till date total 402 people have been discharged, total 5194 positive confirmed case have been reported. In last one day 773 positive cases were reported. Total 149 deaths have been reported and around 32 people have died yesterday: Lav Aggarwal,Joint Secy,Health Ministry #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/JUaLNCT270— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2020
Spain reports second daily rise in death toll
Spain has reported continued rise in death toll as the pandemic-hit European nation reported 757 new deaths.
PM to do a video conference with all CMs on April 11
PM Narendra Modi will hold another round of conference with all CMs on April 11. He had earlier held another conference with the CMs to discuss pandemic response.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do a video conference with all Chief Ministers on 11th April. pic.twitter.com/Qz6XTtVXzv— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2020
'Affected areas of 15 districts being sealed': UP Chief Secretary
RK Tiwari while speaking to the media said that affected areas are being sealed so as to prevent community spread.
#WATCH: 15 districts have high viral load of #COVID19. So affected areas will be sealed. Only home delivery & medical teams will be allowed there. It's being done to prevent community spread, as numbers are high: RK Tiwari, Chief Secretary pic.twitter.com/BkNrCkvUnd— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 8, 2020
PM Modi says lockdown lifting not imminent
The Prime Minister has said due to that the lockdown will not be lifted anytime soon. He said this in a floor meeting with other parties' leaders.
'No other option other than staying at home', says CM Uddhav
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said there is no other option other than staying at home if the battle against the pandemic has to be won. He also requested retired army personnel to join the battle against Covid-19.
UP seals 15 districts including Noida
Movement to and from has been suspended in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Stringent restrictions will come into place on April 8 midnight. Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Lucknow, Agra, Shamli, Saharanpur which have reported high viral load will be sealed from April 8 to April 15.
Wayanad discharges 2 Covid-19 patients
Wayanad has released two among the three Covid-19 afflicted patients from the hospital. These people had tested positive after returning from foreign nations.
Junior health minister Argar has said UK PM is comfortable and in good spirits
UK PM Boris Johnson continues to remain in Intensive Care Unit of the St. Thomas hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. His junior health minister Edward Argar said that, "The prime minister is in a stable condition, he’s comfortable and in good spirits."
India's Supreme Court has said that Covid-19 tests should not be excessively charged
SC has asked the Centre to take notice and said, "Don’t allow private labs to charge high amount for tests. Create mechanism for reimbursement (of private labs) from government." A bench headed by Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat to ensure that testing be made feasible to the common people of the country.
Haryana's Nuh administration puts 36 villages inside containment zone
The Nuh district administration along with putting 36 villages in the district under containment zones has also barred entry to and exit from 148 villages. Nuh reported 23 new cases yesterday.
First published: Apr 08, 2020 06:23 IST