Coronavirus India Updates: Total Covid-19 Cases Near 63,000 Mark, Death Toll Crosses 2,000
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India neared the 63,000-mark on Sunday morning, with the death toll exceeding 2,000.
India added 3,277 new Covid-19 cases over 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry’s 8:00 a.m. update on April 10. The total number of cases in India stands at 62,939. This includes 19,358 people who've recovered and 2,109 deaths.
We are now a week away from the end of the lockdown’s second extension.
India's health ministry has told citizens that they will have to learn to live with the virus, urging people to follow prevention guidelines and bring about a behavioural change.
Globally, coronavirus cases went past the 4 million mark, with deaths exceeding 279,000. Shulan, a Chinese city in the northeastern province of Jilin bordering North Korea, raised its coronavirus threat alert level to high risk. Australia’s two most populous states are edging toward easing social-distancing restrictions.
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Revival Of Economy To Take Centre Stage At PM-CM Meeting Tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers via video conferencing on Monday, with a focus on reviving economic activity stalled by the six-week-long coronavirus lockdown.
This will be his fifth such interaction with state leaders since the coronavirus outbreak.
The Prime Minister's Office said the video conference will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday.
According to sources in the government, the focus of the meeting will be on boosting economic activity and pushing efforts to convert 'red' zones into 'orange' or 'green' zones. (read more)
Dharavi Records 26 New Coronavirus Cases, Two Deaths
Mumbai’s largest slum, Dharavi, recorded 26 new coronavirus cases and two deaths today, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said. The area now has a total of 859 cases and 29 deaths.
Two New Coronavirus Cases In Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh has reported two new coronavirus cases, taking the total tally in the state to 55, officials said on Sunday.
Two people quarantined at Swarghat in Bilaspur district along the Himachal-Punjab border have tested positive, Bilaspur Deputy Commissioner Rajeswar Goel said. The two are taxi drivers and had recently ferried two families from Gujarat's Ahmedabad and Haryana's Gurgaon to their native places in Mandi and Kangra districts.
As they showed symptoms during screening at the border, the two were quarantined and their samples were taken, he added. PTI
Delhi Records Five More Deaths Due To Covid-19
Delhi has recorded 381 new cases of Covid-19 and five deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours, the state government said on Sunday.
The coronavirus tally in the national capital now stands at 6,923.
Between midnight of May 8 and midnight of May 9, five fresh fatalities due to the virus were reported, taking the death toll to 73, the government said in its health bulletin. While there are 4,781 active cases of the virus in the city, 2069 patients have so far recovered from Covid-19. PTI
Restaurants, Hotels Seek Approval To Sell Their Liquor Stock
Sitting on a liquor stockpile of around Rs 3,000 crore, restaurants and hotels across the country are asking state governments to allow them to sell the stock lying with them due to the coronavirus lockdown.
"We are truly living in unprecedented times where on one hand we are sitting with expensive liquor inventory and on the other hand, we are cash starved," said Anurag Katriar, president of National Restaurant Association of India. PTI