Covid-19 updates: 6 virus deaths recorded in Maharashtra today, say officials
Coronavirus cases in India stood at 3,072 on Saturday morning, according to the ministry of health. The number of people who have died due to the virus was put at 75.
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On day-11 of India's 21-day lockdown that ends on April 14, coronavirus cases in the country stand at 3,072. Out of these, 183 people have been discharged and 75 have lost their lives, according to the ministry of health. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the nation through a video, and made an appeal to everyone to light candles and torches for 9 minutes at 9 pm on April 5, "to show solidarity in the time of darkness".
“I want nine minutes of your time on April 5 at 9 pm. Switch off all the lights of your homes and stand with candles, diyas, torches or flashlights of your mobile phone for nine minutes,” PM Modi said in his video message.
Meanwhile, as the number of infected people across the world crossed the 1-million mark, a high-level panel of scientists in the US concluded that the virus can spread through just breathing and talking, contrary to what was believed earlier.
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Had an extensive telephone conversation with President @realDonaldTrump. We had a good discussion, and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2020
First published: Apr 04, 2020 05:08 IST