CORONAVIRUS LATEST UPDATES 2ND APRIL
The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe is racing towards the 1 million- mark as the global death toll surpasses 45,000. In India, the coronavirus cases in the last 4 days has climbed, with 1,965 positive cases so far. 50 people have died due to the coronavirus, as per latest figures on the health ministry site
PM Modi to hold video conference with state CMs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a video conference with all the Chief Ministers of the states on Thursday over COVID-19. Earlier, the Prime Minister on March 20 had interacted with the Chief Ministers via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19.
Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu lead surge in positive cases;
Andhra Pradesh Covid-19 positive cases increases to 132 with 21 new cases.
Locals in MP’s Indore pelt stones on health department team
Health department officials with a team of five persons including three doctors, engaged in COVID-19 screening of people reportedly infected with the novel coronavirus in Indore had a narrow escape when a group of angry locals of the area started pelting stones.
The local administration has already declared the area an epicenter following detection of two COVID-19 cases, and as many as 54 families are currently under home isolation.
11 persons from Karnataka’s Bidar holding Tablighi link tested positive of Coronavirus.
389 linked to Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi test positive for COVID-19
Maharashtra reports 3 more cases of Coronavirus- 2 from Pune & 1 from Buldhana- taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 338
According to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, US death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic topped 5,000
US President Trump raised doubts on accuracy of official Chinese coronavirus figures on its coronavirus outbreak after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report, accused Beijing of a cover up. Trump casted his doubts saying “Their numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side.”
India reaches out to SAARC with rapid response teams, to launch an information exchange platform (IEP) to facilitate real time exchanges among health professionals of SAARC Countries.