Coronavirus roundup: Developments in India and rest of world | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Central authorities is mulling extending the nationwide lockdown past April 14 to include the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic following requests from a number of states and specialists, authorities sources stated. Meanwhile, the demise toll in the nation attributable to coronavirus rose to 124 and the quantity of instances climbed to 4,789, registering a rise of 508 instances in the final 24 hours, in line with the Union health ministry.

Here are the highest developments:


  • Joint Secretary in the Union well being ministry Lav Aggarwal stated, “No choice on extending lockdown as but (taken), please do not speculate.”
  • India has determined to partially elevate a ban on export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, paving the way in which for its provide to the US and a number of different international locations hit laborious by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • An ICMR research has discovered {that a} COVID-19 affected person can infect 406 folks in 30 days if preventive measures corresponding to lockdown and social distancing will not be applied, the Union well being ministry stated.
  • Union dwelling minister Amit Shah has directed the authorities to take applicable steps in coordination with state governments to forestall hoarding and black advertising and marketing of commodities in the course of the 21-day lockdown.
  • Railway subsidiary IRCTC which runs three personal trains in the nation has determined to droop their providers until April 30.
  • Over 22,000 authorities-run aid camps are useful in 578 districts of the nation to supply shelter and meals to needy residents throughout 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb unfold of COVID-19, the Centre knowledgeable the Supreme Court.
  • Over 10,500 public grievances associated to coronavirus have been acquired by the central authorities and directions have been issued to all departments to make sure their disposal on precedence foundation.
  • Religious centres and public locations having potential to draw giant gatherings will stay beneath shut watch irrespective of whether or not the federal government extends the 21-day lockdown or not.


  • Uttar Pradesh: With six individuals testing optimistic for coronavirus, the quantity of instances in Uttar Pradesh climbed to 314.
  • Odisha: Odisha reported its first COVID-19 fatality as a 72-year-outdated man contaminated with coronavirus died. With this, the quantity of coronavirus instances in the state has gone as much as 42.
  • Kerala: Nine folks examined optimistic for coronavirus in Kerala, taking the full quantity of lively instances to 263. The whole quantity of COVID instances in the state has touched 336.
  • Delhi: Delhi chief minister stated 523 coronavirus instances have been discovered in Delhi, to this point.
  • Gujarat: A 52-year-outdated coronavirus optimistic affected person died at a Surat hospital, taking the toll in Gujarat to 13.
  • J&Okay: A 54-year-outdated man died of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the demise toll to a few and the full quantity of instances to 125.
  • Bihar: Two ladies from Siwan district in Bihar examined optimistic for COVID-19, taking the full quantity of coronavirus instances in the state to 34.
  • Punjab: The state has reported 79 coronavirus instances and seven deaths, to this point.
  • Andhra Pradesh: The whole quantity of coronavirus optimistic instances in Andhra Pradesh has reached 304.
  • Haryana: 23 extra COVID-19 instances have been reported from Haryana, taking the full rely of coronavirus instances in the state to 102.
  • Assam: One extra individual has been discovered optimistic for coronavirus in Assam, taking the full quantity of instances in the state to 27.
  • Karnataka: 12 new optimistic coronavirus instances reported in the state, taking the full to 175, together with Four deaths and 25 discharge/cured.
  • Maharashtra: One hundred and fifty individuals examined optimistic for coronavirus an infection in Maharashtra, taking the quantity of COVID-19 sufferers in the state to 1,018.
  • Rajasthan: 24 extra COVID-19 instances have been reported from Rajasthan, taking the full quantity in the state to 325.
  • Mizoram: The Mizoram authorities is considering to increase the continued 21-day lockdown in the state after receiving an “informal suggestion” from a medical panel. Mizoram has to this point reported one optimistic COVID-19 case.
  • Tamil Nadu: The whole quantity of COVID-19 instances in Tamil Nadu has surged to 690 after 69 new instances have been reported.


  • The coronavirus pandemic has killed greater than 75,000 folks worldwide, the bulk of them in Europe.
  • Boris Johnson who was hospitalised with persistent coronavirus signs is steady in the intensive care unit of a London hospital and has not required ventilator help for respiratory, Downing Street stated in a well being replace on the British Prime Minister.
  • The United States demise toll from the coronavirus topped 10,000 on Monday (native time). The US has the third-highest quantity of reported deaths from the illness in the world.
  • Iran reported 133 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the full quantity of formally confirmed fatalities to three,872.
  • Spain’s every day coronavirus demise toll shot as much as 743 after falling for 4 straight days, lifting the full to 13,798.
  • The whole quantity of coronavirus instances in Pakistan crossed 4,000 on Tuesday with greater than 500 recent infections reported, whereas the demise toll reached 54.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six different prefectures to ramp up defenses in opposition to the unfold of the coronavirus because the quantity of infections surges.
  • Sweden reported one other 114 coronavirus deaths, bringing the full to 591 in a rustic that has adopted a softer strategy to containing the outbreak than some of its European neighbours.
  • Afghan well being authorities stated that 56 six new instances of coronavirus have been reported in the nation, taking the full tally of optimistic instances to 423.

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