COVID-19: Delhi Reports 93 New Cases; India Total Stands at 5,274
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Delhi government reported 93 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 8 April, raising the total number of cases in the capital to 669, reported ANI. The death toll in the city stands at 9.
The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday announced that 773 cases and 32 deaths were reported since Tuesday. The total number of cases in the country stands at 5,274, including 4,717 actives cases. The death toll stands at 149 while 410 have recovered.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday announced that it will sealing several hotspots in 15 districts across the state from midnight to 15 April morning, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, ANI reports.
A number of state governments as well as experts have been requesting the central government to extend the 21-day nationwide lockdown and the Centre is going through these requests, PTI reports.
- Maharashtra and UP make wearing masks in public compulsory
- Several states have suggested an extension of the nationwide lockdown to contain the virus
- The Union Health Ministry ensured that there will be no shortage of hydroxychloroquine
- Centre told SC that it will tell states to ensure that no government doctor or healthcare worker gets a salary cut
- The SC has asked the Centre to issue directions to approved labs for conducting COVID-19 tests free of cost
COVID-19: 61-Year-Old Passes Away in Jammu
A 61-year-old female patient from Udhampur, who had tested positive for COVID-19, passed away at Government Medical College in Jammu on Wednesday, 8 April, ANI reported.
“She was reported to be suffering from arthritis and was bedridden. Contacts are being traced,” said Rohit Kansal, principal secretary (planning), Jammu & Kashmir.
COVID-19: 55-Year-Old Dies in Punjab's Morinda
A 55-year-old male patient from Chatamli village, Morinda, who had tested positive for coronavirus, passed away on Wednesday, 8 April, ANI reported.
“The protocol for handling the body under COVID-19 is being followed,” said Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Bir Singh Sidhu.
Delhi Chief Secretary Orders Deployment of ACPs at Every Quarantine Centre
Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev has ordered deployment of ACP-rank officers at every quarantine centre, PTI reported.
“In every quarantine centre, established in each district, one assistant commissioner of police shall be deployed in a shift to maintain law and order and to ensure that COVID-19 affected persons remain in quarantine centres,” he told ANI.
One COVID-19 Patient in Goa Recovers, Total Cases Stand at 6
One of the seven coronavirus patients undergoing treatment in Goa has recovered, said official on Wednesday, 8 April, PTI reported.
“The patient will further be kept under monitored quarantine for 14 days as per protocol before final discharge,” Vishwajit Rane, Goa health minister told ANI.
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