Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The pandemic has once again shown that India’s pharma industry is an asset not just for India but for the entire world, said Narendra Modi. ‘It has played a leading role in reducing the cost of medicines, especially for developing countries’ he said.
Coronavirus LATEST Updates: The pandemic has once again shown that India’s pharma industry is an asset not just for India but for the entire world, said Narendra Modi. ‘It has played a leading role in reducing the cost of medicines, especially for developing countries’ he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the India Global Week 2020 today, a virtual conference being organised in the UK, which will also feature a “never-seen-before” performance on the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat campaign.
There may be some localised pockets where transmission is high but as a country, there’s no community transmission, said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India’s COVID-19 rate is now at 21.8 days. He further reiterated that there has been no cases of community transmission in the nation yet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with representatives from Varanasi based non-governmental organisations via video conference on Thursday. Kashi has vigorously countered the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, the prime minister said.
India’s coronavirus total rises to 7,67,296, with 24,879 new cases in 24 hours. This is the highest single-day surge in fresh infections. The toll is up by 487 to 21,129. More than 4.76 lakh people have recovered.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan is scheduled to chair a meeting of Group of Ministers (GoM) on the coronavirus situation in the country on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, deaths due to COVID-19 cross the 5,000 mark in Mumbai.
India’scoronavirus casesrose by 22,752 in 24 hours, taking the total number of infections across the country to 7,42,717 on Wednesday. The toll rose to 20,642 with 482 new single-day casualties, according to the Union health ministry data.
The total tally of cases includes 2,64,944 active cases and 4,56,830 recoveries. The ministry also said that the recovery rate stands at 61.53 percent currently.
Officials in the ministry also said that during the last 24 hours, 2,62,679 samples have been tested of which more than 53,000 samples have been tested in private labs. The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now is 1,04,73,771.
Kerala, Bengal, MP and Karnataka report highest single-day spike in cases
With a jump of 301 coronavirus cases in Kerala on Wednesday, the state recorded the highest single-day rise in cases. Reports said that of the new infections, 90 were through local transmission.
West Bengal also witnessed its highest jump in cases with 986 new infections in the last 24 hours. The state also recorded 23 deaths. According to data from the state health department, there are 7,705 total active cases in West Bengal.
This spike in cases comes a day ahead of the enforcement of a “strict” lockdown imposed by the Mamata Banerjee government in the containment zones of the state. “Since Wednesday morning, people queued up before local shops, wholesale grocery chains and hypermarkets like Spencer’s, More, METRO Cash & Carry, etc, to stock daily essentials,”News18reported.
“This lockdown in containment zones in West Bengal will continue for seven days from 5 pm Thursday. Will review the situation after seven days and then decide next course of action on lockdown,” Banerjee was quoted as saying byPTI.
Karnataka was also among the states that registered a record rise in cases on Wednesday with 2,062 testing positive for the virus and a record 54 fatalities. The total number of cases rose to 28,877 and the toll to 470 in the state.
Madhya Pradesh reported 409 new cases with which the total number of cases rose to 16,036.
Congress’ Sushmita Dev tests COVID-19 positive
All India Mahila Congress president and former Assam MP Sushmita Dev tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Dev announced the test result in a tweet, and said that she was asymptomatic.
“My report as signed by Department of Microbiology, Silchar Medical College, Cachar, Assam says I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am asymptomatic as of now. I thank everyone for their concern and calls,”she said.
Hemant Soren in home quarantine
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren quarantined himself at his Ranchi residence on Wednesday after a cabinet minister whom he had met recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Soren had recently come in contact with state minister Mithilesh Thakur who has tested positive for COVID-19. Soren also urged staff members of the Chief Minister’s Office to go into home quarantine.
The chief minister’s samples were to be tested during the day,PTIreported.
UP govt to undertake cleanliness drive to curb COVID-19
The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday announced a three-day special cleanliness campaign to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection and other communicable diseases.
“The three-day special cleanliness campaign will be organised on 10, 11, and 12 July in villages and urban areas,” Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said after chairing a meeting of s