Total cases of Coronavirus rises to 28,380 today in India, while 886 patients died so far due to deadly Covid-19 infection. India is currently under country wide lockdown which is ending on May 3, but it expected to be extended due to current situation in the country. The final decision will be taken by Government in due course of time by consulting with the state chiefs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, interacted with the chief ministers of the state through video conference. The meeting has been organized to next move in India’s battle plan against Covid-19. Some states including Delhi is in favor of extending the lockdown to fight against Covid-19 as there is only way of fighting with Covid-19 and it is the social distancing.
PM Modi interacted with the state chief ministers today over video conference, PM Modi stressed the use of face masks and face covers and said that the effect of coronavirus will remain visible for months in the country,
India is under second phase of 40-day lockdown and this week is the final week. There is still no final decision about the extension of lockdown further, but Government will take decision soon based on the requests from the state chief ministers.
In Delhi coronavirus cases are already touching to 3,000 and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal already in favor of extension of lockdown in Delhi.
The total active cases in India are 21,132 with 77 foreign nationals being treated in country, the health ministry said today.
Good news is that over 6,361 patients have been discharged or cured from the deadly virus in the country.
According to Lav Aggrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, the recovery rate increased in country to 22.17% today. He also added, "16 districts in the country which earlier had cases have not reported any fresh cases since last 28 days while 85 districts have not reported any new cases in the last 14 days."
On plasma treatment, Lav Aggrawal said "We've to understand that there is no risk of transmission from recovered patients. They, in fact, can be a potential source of healing for antibodies using plasma therapy.”
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued a revised advisory to state governments advising the to stop using Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics kits. Government asked state to return Diagnostics kits to be sent back to Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon.
Currently Maharashtra is the worst hit state where total cases rises to 8,068, followed by Gujarat with 3,301 cases, Delhi with 2,918 cases and Rajasthan with 2,185 cases.
Andhra Pradesh became the fifth state with over 1,000 cases.
State wise Covid-19 cases in India:
During video conferencing with state chiefs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the “efforts of states should be directed towards converting the red zones into orange and thereafter to green zones".
Global Covid-19 confirmed cases rises to 3,002,303 with more than 208,131 deaths so far. United States is most affected country with 972,969 confirmed cases and 55,118 deaths.
The current outbreak of Coronavirus is originated from the Wuhan city of China where more than 4,000 people died. As of now there are only few cases of Covid-19 in China, while all new cases are imported.
As of now there are no vaccines or medicine for against deadly Coronavirus and it will take over a year to come with the vaccine.
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