COVID-19: Govt Sanctions Rs 15,000 Cr Package as Cases Touch 5,865

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A medic in protective suit instructs people coming to a hospital for check-up during the nationwide lockdown in view of coronavirus pandemic, New Delhi, Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India shot up to 5,865 on Thursday, 9 April, with the death toll standing at 169. According to the latest health ministry data, there are 5,218 active cases and as many as 487 patients have been cured or discharged.

The Centre on Thursday, 9 April, announced significant investments to the tune of Rs.15,000 crore as an emergency response and health system preparedness package. The funds sanctioned will be utilised for immediate COVID-19 Emergency Response (amount of Rs 7,774 crore) and rest for medium-term support (1-4 years) to be provided under mission mode approach.

  • Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev has ordered deployment of ACP-rank officers at every quarantine centre
  • Delhi University has postponed all examinations until further notice
  • The SC has asked the Centre to issue directions to approved labs for conducting COVID-19 tests free of cost
  • Several states have suggested an extension of the nationwide lockdown to contain the virus
  • The UP government announced that it will be sealing several hotspots in 15 districts across the state
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More details are awaited.

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France COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 12,200

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Published: 09 Apr 2020, 6:54 AM IST
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