Coronavirus highlights: Meghalaya reports first Covid-19 case
Coronavirus has infected more than 1.8 million people across the globe. In India, more than 9,000 people continue to be affected by Covid-19. More than 1,000 people have recovered from the viral disease in India.
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Covid-19 continues to stagnate economies and livelihoods across the world. More than 1.8 million people are infected by Covid-19. India has seen cases cross the 9,000 mark but more than 1,000 people have recovered from Covid-19 nationwide. The country remains under a three-week lockdown. PM Narendra Modi will address the nation on April 14 at 10 AM.
Here are the highlights on coronavirus outbreak:
New Delhi records 28 coronavirus deaths, 1,510 cases: Report
According to authorities, the capital city of new Delhi recorded 28 deaths and 1,510 cases due to the novel coronavirus, reports PTI.
Death toll in Karantaka mounts to 8
The health department of Karnataka said that a 65-year-old man from Bengaluru who was admitted at a hospital on 12th April, and had tested positive for coronavirus died today. This is the 8th death due to Coronavirus in the state, reports ANI.
Several new areas put under containment zones
47 areas under containment zone in Delhi. Sant Nagar, Burari and Madipur among the new places added to the list.
No.of containment zones in Delhi increases to 47 after Balaji Apartment, Sant Nagar, Burari, in and around area of A-1B/75 A Krishna Apartment, Paschim, in and around area of A-280 JJ Colony, Madipur and in and around area of 36/4, East Patel Nagar were included too. #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/7cOowYGZTt— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2020
Puducherry has decided to extend lockdown
Puducherry government has decided to extend the lockdown period until April 30.
US CDC hopes outbreak to peak next week
US CDC feels that the Covid-19 outbreak will peak next week. More than 20,000 have died in the US due to coronavirus disease.
Report says China asked Germany to speak positively about pandemic handling
A German newspaper reported that China asked German government ministers to praise how the Chinese handled the Covid-19 pandemic. Report says that German minister's believe "Chinese officials are pursuing an intensified information and propaganda policy with regard to the coronavirus". China denied reports of launching any propaganda initiative.
Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, asks to ensure food security for poor
Congress President suggested measures through which the impoverished can be helped out during the lockdown period.
Party President Sonia Gandhi writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting measures to ensure food security for people affected by the lockdown & impact of #COVID19: Congress pic.twitter.com/GZyP98AELC— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2020
Coronavirus death toll in India crosses 300
More than 9,300 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across the country.
Covid-19 test kits ordered from China to arrive on April 15
Gangakhedkar during the daily press briefing said that the test kits will arrive on April 15. This is the first consignment of the test kit.
ICMR says test kits well-stocked for next 6 weeks
ICMR's R Gangakhedkar says more than 2 lakh tests have been conducted and there are enough test kits to conduct tests for next 6 weeks.
Till yesterday, we conducted 2,06,212 #COVID19 tests. Also, there is no need to worry, the pace at which we are conducting tests today, we have a stock with which we can conduct tests for next 6 weeks easily: Raman R Gangakhedkar, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) pic.twitter.com/rl6nygqMI8— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2020
MHA says states are working tirelessly to implement lockdown
NSS, state cadets and other depts. are being roped in to help in enforcing lockdown measures, says Joint secretary of MHA.
States are working continuously to enforce lockdown measures. Retired personnel, NSS (National Service Scheme) & NCC cadets, & officials of other depts too are assisting police in enforcing lockdown measures: Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secy, Ministry of Home Affairs. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/tWSKAfd62o— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2020
New rule for sabzi mandis in Delhi
Development minister Gopal Rai has set new timings for Sabzi mandis in Delhi. Vegetable sellers will sell products between 6-11 am.
Vegetables to be sold from 6am to 11am, fruits 2pm to 6pm in all wholesale markets in Delhi: Development Minister Gopal Rai— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 13, 2020
Rajasthan Covid-19 cases touch 847
43 fresh cases have been reported in Rajashtan. 20 new Covid-19 cases have been reported from capital city Jaipur.
With 43 more people testing positive for #COVID19, cases rise to 847 in Rajasthan. Of the fresh cases, 20 have been reported in Jaipur, 11 in Bharatpur & 7 in Jodhpur: State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2020
First published: Apr 13, 2020 05:34 IST