COVID-19: 704 Cases in 24 Hours, Total Touches 4,281

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COVID-19: 704 Cases in 24 Hours, Total Touches 4,281
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The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday, 6 April, reported an increase 704 COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest rise recorded so far. The total number of cases rose to 4,281 and including 3,851 active cases. The death toll stands at 111.

The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the Ordinance amending the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 reducing allowances and pension by 30 percent with effect from 1 April, 2020 for a year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

In Gujarat's Vadodara, a 62-year-old woman with a travel history to Sri Lanka who had tested positive for COVID-19 died on Monday, 6 April. Bhopal reported its first coronavirus-related death after another 62-year-old succumbed Sunday night, ANI reported.

  • With 33 new COVID-19 cases reported in Maharashtra on Monday, the state’s total is at 781
  • 16 people tested positive in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, taking state’s total to almost 300, according to Lucknow officials
  • Resident Doctor’s Association of AIIMS, Delhi have written to PM Modi over brutality towards doctors who are raising concerns for COVID-19
  • In Delhi, 58 new cases were reported, taking its total to 503
  • Global cases crossed 1,280,000 on Monday, with US reporting over 330,000 cases and over 9,000 deaths
  • PM Modi has held telephone conversations with leaders like US President Trump and Brazil President Bolsonaro, about working together to fight COVID-19

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4:09 AM , 07 Apr

'There May be Retaliation,' Says Trump if India Does not Export Hydroxychloroquine

US President Donald Trump on Monday, 6 April, said that if India does not export hydroxychloroquine to the US, India may witness retaliation, ANI reported.

“I spoke to him (PM Modi) on Sunday morning and I said we appreciate it that you are allowing our supply (of hydroxychloroquine) to come out, if he doesn't allow it to come out, that would be okay, but of course, there may be retaliation, why wouldn't there be?” he said.

3:49 AM , 07 Apr

TN Buys One Lakh Rapid Test Kits From China

Tamil Nadu has bought one lakh rapid test kits from China and the consignments are to arrive on Thursday, 9 April. “Rapid kits take just 30 minutes to test,” says Tamil Nadu chief minister.

Orders have also been issued to buy 2500 ventilators.

3:49 AM , 07 Apr

UN Security Council to Hold First COVID-19 Talks on Thursday: Diplomats

The UN Security Council will hold its first meeting on the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, 9 April, after weeks of divisions among its five permanent members, diplomats said on Monday, 6 April, AFP reported.

Last week, exasperated by the back-and-forth that has paralysed the Council, including between China and the United States, nine of the 10 non-permanent members formally requested a meeting featuring a presentation by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

12:47 AM , 07 Apr

Central Govt Removes Export Restrictions on 12 APIs

The central government has removed restrictions on the export of 12 active pharmaceutical ingredients and 12 formulations made from these APIs with immediate effect, said Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, ANI reported.

Published: 06 Apr 2020, 7:17 AM IST
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