The Union health ministry said India had reported 328 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths reported since Wednesday.
The ministry’s last update of the day at 6 pm on Thursday said the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India had crossed 2,000, of which 1,860 were active cases. The death toll rose to 53 while 155 had recovered from the infection.
Meanwhile, the prime minister announced he would address the nation in short video message on Friday morning.
What you need to know today:
1. 219 Positive Cases In Delhi, May Increase In Coming Days: Arvind Kejriwal
Out of these 219 cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, 108 are from the Nizamuddin Markaz event. Over 2,000 people were evacuated from the Nizamuddin Markaz and 1,810 of them have been sent to quarantine, he added. The Chief Minister said they are being tested and the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi might shoot up in the coming days.
There is a slight increase in the corona cases, there are 219 cases including 51 flyers, 108 markaz , 29 close relatives of flyers and 4 are unfortunately dead. : CM @ArvindKejriwalpic.twitter.com/1TZ190ulgh— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) April 2, 2020
2. Two AIIMS Doctor Tests Positive
A resident doctor at AIIMS has tested positive for Covid-19, Vijayta Lalwani reported for Scroll. His wife, also a doctor at AIIMS, has also tested positive, NDTV reports. She is nine months pregnant.
The doctor is from the physiology department and was not involved in any patient care services, reports said. According to NDTV, he is the seventh doctor in Delhi to be infected with the novel coronavirus.
3. Home Ministry blacklists 960 foreigners who attended Tablighi Jamaat blacklisted, tourist visas cancelled
#IndiaFightsCorona— Spokesperson, Ministry of...
MHA blacklists 960 foreigners, present in India on tourist visas, for their involvement in #TablighiJamaat activities; Necessary legal action to be taken.#COVID19Pandemic@PMOIndia@HMOIndia@PIB_India
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