COVID-19: Total Cases in Maha Cross 1,000; India Cases Touch 4,789

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Maharashtra on Tuesday, 7 April, reported 150 more COVID-19 cases, raising the total of cases in the state to 1,018, reported ANI.100 of the latest cases were reported in Mumbai.

The total number of cases have risen to 4,789, including 4,312 active cases on Tuesday, 7 April. The death toll stands at 124.

Numerous states and experts have requested the Central government on Tuesday, 7 April, to extend the 21-day nationwide lockdown. The Centre has been thinking in the direction, reported PTI, quoting sources.

Briefing the media on Tuesday, 7 April, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “We have formed a 5-step plan after talking to experts, about how we will control coronavirus in Delhi in the time to come.”

Meanwhile, reacting to the foreign ministry's decision to supply essential drugs in “appropriate quantities” to badly affected nations, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that “lifesaving medicines should be made available to Indians in ample quantities first.”

  • The United States recorded 1,150 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, taking the death toll past 10,000

  • In a first, China reported no new deaths on Tuesday

  • US President Donald Trump on Monday said that if India does not export hydroxychloroquine to the US, it may witness retaliation

  • The central government has removed restrictions on the export of 12 active pharmaceutical ingredients and 12 formulations made from these APIs with immediate effect

  • Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures

100 New Cases Reported in Mumbai

One hundred new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths were reported in Mumbai on Tuesday, raising the total number of cases in the city to 590 and the death toll to 40, reported ANI, quoting the Public Health Department, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

33 More Test Positive in Haryana

33 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Haryana on Tuesday, raising the total number of cases in the state to 129, which includes 2 deaths and 17 discharged, reported ANI, quoting the Haryana Health Department.

J&K Death Toll Rises to 3

A COVID-19 positive patient died in Kashmir on Tuesday, raising the death toll in the state to 3, reported PTI, quoting officials.

Sweden Death Toll Rises 591

Sweden on Tuesday reported 114 deaths in 24 hours due to COVID-19, raising the total death toll in the country to 591, reported AFP, quoting health officials.

2 More Test Positive in Bihar

Bihar on Tuesday reported two more cases of COVID-19, raising the state total to 34. Both patients came in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient who has a travel history to Middle East.

69 More Test Positive, Death Toll Rises to 7 in TN

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 69 new cases of COVID-19, raising the number of cases in the state to 690.

A 64-year-old female patient admitted to a Chennai hospital also passed away on Tuesday, raising the death toll in the state to 7.

20 More Test Positive in Punjab

The Punjab Department of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday reported 20 more cases of COVID-19, raising the number of cases in the state to 99. The state has also reported 8 deaths.

IRCTC Suspends Train Bookings till 30 April

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Tuesday announced that it has decided to suspend bookings for trains that are run by it till 30 April. IRCTC runs three trains as of now which are: two Tejas trains and one Kashi Mahakal Express, reported ANI, quoting a IRCTC spokesperson.

6 More Test Positive in UP

Six more people tested positive forCOVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, raising the total number of cases in the state to 314, of which 22 have recovered, reported PTI.

Of the total cases, 166 are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat Event in New Delhi,

Hyderabad Police Head Constable Tests Positive

Head constable of Hyderabad police tested positive for COVID-19. 17 cops have also been placed in quarantined, reported PTI, quoting officials.

12 More Test Positive in Karnataka

Twelve new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Karnataka in last 24 hours, raising the total number of cases in the state to 175, which includes 25 discharges and 4 deaths, reported ANI, quoting the Karnataka Health Department.

Punjab Health Department Issues 24-Hour Deadline to Tablighi Attendees in State

Punjab Health Department on Tuesday, gave a 24-hour deadline to all Tablighi Jamaat participants of the Delhi Nizamuddin Markaz event, who were hiding out in the state, to report to the nearest police station, or else face criminal prosecution, reported ANI.

J&K Promotes Class 1 to Class 9, Class 11 Students

In wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the state, School Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Jammu on Monday announced that students of Class 1 to 9 of Jammu division to be promoted to next class and all Class 11 students who appeared examination falling under Jammu Division will be the promoted to Class 12.

Lives of People Are More Important: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday stated that if the need arises, the lockdown imposed in the state will be extended, reported ANI

“Lives of people are more important, the economy can be built again but if people die, how will we bring them back ?” he added.

Global Death Toll Tops 75,000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 75,000 people people worldwide, the majority of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources at 09:45 GMT Tuesday.

Three COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Pune

Three deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Pune on Tuesday, raising the death toll in the city to 8. All patients have comorbidities, reported ANI, quoting Naval Kishore Ram, District Magistrate of Pune, Maharashtra

Three More Tablighi Attendees Test Positive in UP

Three more Tablighi Jamaat members have tested positive for COVID-19 in Shamli, raising the total number of cases in the district to 11, reported PTI, quoting officials.

Srinagar Bans Religious Congregations on Shab-e-Barat

In view of the prevailing health situation due of the COVID-19 outbreak, Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary has issued an order prohibiting all sorts of religious congregations and public movement on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat in the city.

Odisha Reports First COVID-19 Death

A 72-year-old COVID-19 patient belonging to Jharpada died from the disease on Tuesday. The patient complained of respiratory distress and was admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar on 4 April.

The patient also had a history of chronic hypertension. He expired on 6th April.

Next 7 Days Critical for Lockdown Plan: Vice President

“The next 7 days are very critical for the evolving lockdown exit plan as data regarding the spread of coronavirus will have bearing on the decision to be taken by the government,” Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday,

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet to Cut Salaries of Ministers, MLAs, Board Chairmen

Himachal Pradesh state cabinet has decided to cut the salaries of Ministers, MLAs, the Chairmen and Vice chairmen in different boards and corporations by 30 percent for a period of one year, ANI reports.

The MLA fund for 2 years will not be released and will be deposited in the state government’s COVID-19 fund.

2 Policemen on Lockdown Duty Attacked by Miscreants in Bhopal

Two policemen on lockdown enforcing duty were attacked by miscreants in Bhopal, according to the local police, PTI reports.

State of Emergency Declared in Tokyo, Osaka, 5 Other Japanese Prefectures

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, five other prefectures to combat the coronavirus, according to Reuters.

Rajnath Singh Chairs Meeting With Group of Ministers

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a group of ministers meeting to decide the plan of action by the Centre on COVID-19. The meeting took place at his residence. However, there was no decision taken on whether to end the lockdown on April 14 or extend it, sources told IANS.

Total Cases in Karnataka Climb to 175

Twelve new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of cases in the state to 175, according to the state government.

Kejriwal Unveils Delhi’s 5-Point Plan Against COVID-19

Briefing the media on Tuesday, 7 April, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “We have formed a 5-step plan after talking to experts, about how we will control coronavirus in Delhi in the time to come. This is a ‘5 Ts’ plan.”

The five ‘Ts’ include testing on a large scale, tracing with the help of police, treatment, teamwork and tracking from the government’s side. Delhi is ready for 30,000 active patients, said Kejriwal.

Austerity Measures Need of The Hour: Sonia Gandhi to PM Modi

Austerity measures which can be used to divert much-needed funds to fight against COVID-19 are need of the hour, Sonia Gandhi told PM Narendra Modi in an open letter.

308 Cases in UP, Including 168 Tablighi Jamaat Returnees: CM Adityanath

“Till now, there are a total of 308 COVID-19 cases including 168 Tablighi Jamaat returnees,” UP CM Yogi Adityanath said.

“We have 10 testing labs in the state today. UP COVID-Care Fund will be used for strengthening of healthcare system incl establishing more testing facilities and hospitals,” he added.

WhatsApp to Limit Sharing of Frequent Forwards to One Chat at a Time

In a bid to curb the flow of misinformation on COVID-19, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced a new limit on frequently forwarded messages where a WhatsApp user can forward such messages to only one chat at a time, IANS reports.

Medicines Should be Available to Indians First: Rahul on MEA Decision

Reacting to the foreign ministry's decision to supply paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in “appropriate quantities” to badly affected nations and neighbouring countries, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that “lifesaving medicines should be made available to Indians in ample quantities first.”

He said “friendship isn’t about retaliation”, referring to US President Donald Trump’s statement on Monday that if India does not export HCQ to the US, it may witness retaliation.

Delhi HC Rejects Christian Michel's Bail Plea Which Cited Coronavirus Risk

Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of Christian Michel, arrested in the AgustaWestland case, seeking interim bail citing coronavirus risk in Tihar jail, PTI reported.

23 More Test Positive for Coronavirus in Maharashtra, Tally Climbs to 891

Twenty-three more tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, taking the state tally to 891, PTI reported, quoting an official.

UP Waqf Boards Ask Shrines and Cemeteries to Remain Closed During the Shab-E-Barat Festival

In view of upcoming Shab-e-Barat festival, the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board and the UP Shia Central Waqf Board have directed trustees and managing committees of shrines and cemeteries to not let people enter their premises and instead encourage them to pray at home, ANi reported.

Delhi State Cancer Institute Shut After 18 Healthcare Workers Test Positive

Delhi State Cancer Institute has been shut after 18 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19, ANI reports.

Gujarat Reports 19 New Cases, Total at 165

Gujarat has reported 19 new cases of COVID-19: 13 from Ahmedabad, 3 from Patan and 1 each from Bhavanagar, Anand and Sabarkantha. The total number of positive cases in the state is 165, according to Gujarat’s health department, ANI reports.

India to Supply Essential Drugs to Neighbours, Badly Affected Nations

India would supply paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in appropriate quantities to badly affected nations and neighbouring countries, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday, 7 April.

“In view of the humanitarian aspects of the pandemic, it has been decided that India would licence paracetamol and HCQ in appropriate quantities to all our neighbouring countries who are dependent on our capabilities,” it said.

“We will also be supplying these essential drugs to some nations who have been particularly badly affected by the pandemic. We would, therefore, discourage any speculation in this regard or any attempts to politicise the matter,” MEA added.

2 New COVID-19 Cases in Mumbai's Dharavi

Two more positive cases have been found in Mumbai’s Dharavi, ANI reports. The infected are the second positive case’s father and brother.

The Dr Baliga Nagar area of Dharavi has been sealed and contact tracing of the new cases is being done. Total coronavirus positive cases in Dharavi now stand at 7, including 1 death, according to the news agency.

24 New COVID-19 Cases in Rajasthan, Total Climbs to 325

Twenty-four new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Rajasthan on Tuesday: 4 in Banswara, 1 in Churu, 3 in Jaipur, 7 in Jaisalmer and 9 in Jodhpur, according to the state’s health department.

The total number of positive cases in the state has risen to 325.

Delhi Govt to Conduct 1 Lakh Tests, CM Kejriwal's Briefing at 1 pm

Delhi government is set to conduct over 1 lakh tests for COVID-19 in the next few days, ANI reports on Tuesday. Random testing will be done in hotspots and quarantine centres are being set up in large numbers.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will brief the media today at 1 pm about a 5 point plan, formed to deal with the increase in the number of cases in Delhi.

Total Cases in India Jump to 4,421

The number of coronavirus cases in India soared to 4,421 on Tuesday, 7 April, with the death toll rising to 114.

According to the Health Ministry figures, there are 3,981 active cases and 114 deaths in the country so far. As many as 325 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.

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India Lifts Export Restrictions on 24 APIs

The Government of India has lifted export restrictions on 24 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and formulations made from them. These APIs are now allowed to be exported, ANI reports.

1,182 Persons Arrested, 504 Cases Registered in Assam for Violating Lockdown

1,182 persons have been arrested and 504 cases have been registered so far in Assam for violating the COVID-19 lockdown, ANI reported, quoting state ADGP (Additional Director General of Police)-Law & Order, GP Singh.

In a First, China Reports No New COVID-19 Deaths

China reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time, AFP reported on Tuesday, 7 April.

Over 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths in 24 Hours in US: Johns Hopkins Tracker

The United States has recorded 1,150 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, AFP reported quoting Johns Hopkins tracker.

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