Highlights: World Bank approves $1 billion emergency financing for India
PM Modi is set to share a video message with the nation tomorrow at 9 in the morning. On Thursday, coronavirus deaths in country climbed to 53 and the positive cases being at 2,069. Global death toll due to Covid-19 has crossed 50,000.
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Coronavirus deaths in India on Thursday climbed to 53, while the number of positive cases crossed 2,000. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he will share a video message with people at 9am tomorrow. It is expected that it will be centered around the coronavirus pandemic that made the PM declare a 21-day nationwide lockdown. More than a million people have been infected by Covid-19 and the global death toll has crossed 50,000.
Here are the major highlights of the day on coronavirus pandemic:
Thane police registers FIR against mosque
Thane police has registered an FIR against a mosque that had sheltered foreign nationals from Bangladesh and Malaysia who had attended the Nizamuddin Markaz congregation.
#coronavirus: Thane Police registers cases against madrassa, mosque for allegedly giving shelter to Bangladeshi, Malaysian nationals who had visited Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 2, 2020
FIR lodged against Tablighi Jamaat Chief
Along with the FIR, 7 people have been issued notices for holding religious congregation violating lockdown orders passed by Delhi government.
Delhi Police issues notice to 7 people, including Tablighi Jamaat chief, for holding religious congregation allegedly in violation of lockdown orders, lodges FIR.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 2, 2020
World Bank approves USD 1 billion emergency financing for India
World Bank President David Malpass announced a slew of measures where India will receive $1 billion for PPEs, testing kits and contact tracing. The announcement outlined: "In India, $1 billion emergency financing will support better screening, contact tracing, and laboratory diagnostics; procure personal protective equipment; and set up new isolation wards."
The @WorldBank Group is taking broad, fast action to reduce the spread of #COVID19.— David Malpass (@DavidMalpassWBG) April 2, 2020
Today’s Board approval allows us to continue this important work & further strengthen developing nations' ability to respond.
Read more here: https://t.co/Y8dTkxalhM
14 new coronavirus cases reported in Karnataka
Nearly 1,000 people from Karnataka, who are linked to Tablighi-Jamaat congregation in New Delhi, have been screened so far, the government said on Thursday, as the state reported 14 new positive cases of coronavirus, taking the total number of the affected to 124, reports PTI.
Italy reports 760 more deaths from coronavirus
Italy added another 760 dead to its coronavirus toll, bringing the count in the country with the most deaths to 13,915, reports AP.
Iran parliament speaker tests positive for COVID-19: Report
Iran's parliament speaker tested positive for COVID-19, state TV reported Thursday, becoming the latest official to contract the disease in the country, which has been hard hit by the novel coronavirus, reports AFP.
Will take all precautions while delivering baby: AIIMS official after 9-month pregnant woman tests positive for Covid-19
"We will take all precautions to deliver the baby and proper treatment protocol would be followed by doctors here. They will wear PPE and all equipment will be disinfected," said AIIMS officials after a 9-month pregnant wife of a doctor tested positive for Covid-19 during the day was also tested positive.
Pregnant wife of doctor who was tested positive for Covid-19 also tests positive
9-month pregnant wife of a resident doctor of AIIMS who was tested positive for coronavirus earlier today has also been tested positive. She has been isolated and her delivery will take place at AIIMS, according to news agency ANI.
Sonia ji's statement irresponsible at a time like this: JP Nadda
"Today, the entire world including India is fighting against coronavirus, Sonia ji's statement at this time, that the lockdown was announced without prior preparation, is irresponsible and insensitive and shows petty politics. It is condemnable," said BJP national president JP Nadda.
182 out of Delhi's total 293 cases of coronavirus attended Markaz Nizamuddin event
"Coronavirus cases in Delhi rose to 293 in Delhi, including 182 positive cases of people who attended Markaz Nizamuddin event," said Government of Delhi.
Coronavirus cases in India mount to 2,069, death toll reaches 53
The Ministry of Health and Family welfare said that there 2,069 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in India and the death toll stands at 53.
Haryana reports first virus death, positive cases at 35
Haryana on Thursday reported first death in the state due to COVID-19 infection as a 67-year-old Ambala resident, also having multiple ailments, passed away at the PGIMER here, amid a rise in corona-positive cases to 35, a senior official said, reports PTI.
International flights will be permitted after Apr 15 depending on countries they are coming from, says Hardeep Singh Puri
The government on Thursday said resumption of international flights will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on which countries they are coming from, after April 15 when the 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus ends in India, reports PTI.
First published: Apr 02, 2020 05:30 IST