COVID-19: Global Cases Spike to 1 Million; India Cases Cross 2,000

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More than 1,000,000 cases of the novel coronavirus have been officially detected worldwide since the pandemic emerged in China late last year, according to the John Hopkins Resource Centre on Friday, 3 April.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on Thursday reported that the death toll due to COVID-19 in India has risen to 53, while the number of cases has gone up to 2,069.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has risen to 293 on Thursday, including 182 positive cases from Markaz Nizamuddin, PTI reported, quoting the Delhi government.

“At 9 am tomorrow morning, I’ll share a small video message with my fellow Indians,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

The health ministry, in a press conference, said that about 400 COVID-19 cases have been found “whose epidemiological linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster.”

  • World Bank on Thursday approved USD 1 billion in emergency funds for India to tackle coronavirus outbreak
  • SC has taken suo moto cognisance of a letter sent by Mahua Moitra highlighting the plight of migrant workers amid the lockdown
  • 960 foreigners, found to be involved in Tablighi Jamaat activities, have been blacklisted and 9,000 members quarantined
  • 328 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths have been reported in India since Wednesday
  • More than 45,000 people have been killed in the novel coronavirus pandemic as the disease barrels across the globe
  • Around 50 members of medical staff (doctors, nurses and paramedics) across the country have tested positive for COVID-19

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