Coronavirus India Updates: Total Covid-19 Cases Cross 56,000; Nearly 1,900 Dead
Migrant labourers arrive to board a special train for Gonda in Uttar Pradesh to reach their homes, amid ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in Amritsar, Thursday, May 7, 2020.  (Source: PTI)

Coronavirus India Updates: Total Covid-19 Cases Cross 56,000; Nearly 1,900 Dead

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The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 56,000-mark today as the country reported over 3,000 cases for the second straight day.

India reported 3,390 new cases in 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update today, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 56,342. This includes more than 16,540 people cured and 1,886 people dead.

The country has added over 20,000 cases in the first eight days of May alone.

To contain the spread of coronavirus in Surat, Gujarat, the city’s civic authorities on Thursday announced that all shops selling vegetables and fruits will remain closed in the city from May 9 - 14. The announcement came a day after Ahmedabad civic authorities ordered closure of all shops, except those selling milk and medicines, for a week.

Global Update:

U.S. fatalities from the novel coronavirus topped 75,000 and the World Health Organization said as many as 190,000 people in Africa could die if containment measures aren’t properly implemented. Globally, total cases passed 3.8 million while deaths topped 269,000, according to John Hopkins data.

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Vashi APMC To Shut From May 11 To May 17

The Vashi APMC markets, a key hub for Mumbai and adjoining areas’ food supply, will be shut from May 11 to May 17 to contain the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the city.

All five markets at Vashi APMC will remain shut and be disinfected.

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India May Expand Scope Of Repatriation Mission

India may expand the scope of countries from where citizens will be repatriated, ANI reported citing sources.

Mumbai Inovokes Century-Old Law

Mumbai is inovoking a colonoial era making it compulsory for private doctors to sign up for minimum two weeks duty at any state-run hospitals.

Letters have been sent to 75,000 doctors with private practice in Mumbai. Defying the order could mean prosecution and imprisonment under the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 and losing their license to practice medicine.

Also read: Mumbai Invokes an 1897 Law to Draft Doctors in Its Virus Fight

1st Batch Of 168 Indian Students Stranded In Bangladesh Leaves For Home

The first batch of 168 Indian students, stranded in Bangladesh due to the coronavirus-linked global travel restrictions, left for home on Friday on board a special Air India flight, officials said here.

The evacuation flight carrying the students from here will land in Srinagar directly.

More such flights are also being readied by the authorities to facilitate other Indians as part of the Operation Vande Bharat - A homecoming', India's massive repatriation operation to bring home its citizens stranded abroad.

Also read: World’s Largest Evacuation Begins as Modi Brings Indians Home

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