COVID-19: Total Cases in Maha Cross 1,000; India Cases Touch 4,789

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Maharashtra on Tuesday, 7 April, reported 150 more COVID-19 cases, raising the total of cases in the state to 1,018, reported ANI, quoting the state health department. Hundred of the latest cases were reported in Mumbai.

The total number of cases in India have risen to 4,789, including 4,312 active cases on Tuesday, 7 April. The death toll stands at 124.

Numerous states and experts have requested the Central government on Tuesday, 7 April, to extend the 21-day nationwide lockdown. The Centre has been thinking in the direction, reported PTI, quoting sources.

Earlier, reacting to the foreign ministry's decision to supply essential drugs in “appropriate quantities” to badly affected nations, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that “lifesaving medicines should be made available to Indians in ample quantities first.”

Snapshot
  • The United States recorded 1,150 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, taking the death toll past 10,000
  • In a first, China reported no new deaths on Tuesday
  • US President Donald Trump on Monday said that if India does not export hydroxychloroquine to the US, it may witness retaliation
  • The central government has removed restrictions on the export of 12 active pharmaceutical ingredients and 12 formulations made from these APIs with immediate effect
  • Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures

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Published: 07 Apr 2020, 6:42 AM IST
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