Prime Minister Narendra Modi has indicated that the lockdown could also be prolonged past April 14, because the variety of COVID-19 cases transcend 5,300. Maharashtra alone reported over 1000 cases.
Here are answers from experts in your queries in regards to the virus, a listing of State Helpline numbers, a State-wise tracker for COVID-19 cases, deaths and testing, and a map of confirmed cases in India.
Numbers to notice:
24/7 nationwide helpline might be reached at 1075, 1930, 1944 (devoted to Northeast), 1800-112-545 and 011-23978046.
WhatsApp helpdesk quantity: 9013151515.
Here are the most recent updates:
5.40 pm | Jammu and Kashmir
14 new cases in Jammu and Kashmir
“14 information cases detected on Wednesday, 11 in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu. A complete of 139 cases in all J&Okay”,says Jammu and Kashmir authorities spokesman Rohit Kansal.
5.30 pm | Maharashtra
Six coronavirus sufferers die in Pune
Six coronavirus sufferers died in Pune since Tuesday evening, taking the COVID-19 dying toll in the district to 14, a senior official mentioned right here on Wednesday.
All six had some or different co-morbidity (present well being situation), officers mentioned.
5.15 pm | Rajasthan
15 new cases in Rajasthan; State COVID-19 tally rises to 363
“With 15 extra individuals discovered contaminated with novel coronavirus, the variety of COVID-19 constructive cases in Rajasthan will increase to 363 on Wednesday afternoon. Of the full 20 cases detected as we speak, 12 are from Jaipur, 6 from Bikaner and 1 every from Jodhpur and Banswara. Thirty-six of the 363 constructive cases are these of evacuees from Iran staying in Army’s amenities in Rajasthan,” says the Medical & Health Department.
5.00 pm | West Bengal
West Bengal studies two new cases
Total variety of lively cases in West Bengal stands at 71, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned in a press meet in Kolkata including that two recent cases have been reported as we speak, she added.
177 folks participated in the Nizamuddin occasion have been recognized, she mentioned. Of them, 108 are foreigners. All of them have been quarantined.
– Shiv Sahay Singh
4.25 pm | New Delhi
HCQ accessible sufficiently: Health Ministry
On HCQ availability, Luv Agarwal says the entire state of affairs is being monitored, there could be no scarcity of the drugs. It shall be used solely on physician’s prescription. It is sufficiently accessible proper now, and likewise for the times to come.
We have been implementing a two-pronged strategy – lockdown and containment measures. We could have to see its impression. “When we’re coping with infectious illness, it’s an day by day battle,” he says including that main focus is now on hospitals and momentary buildings for therapy.
4.20 pm | New Delhi
Community leaders being concerned for spreading consciousness, says Home Ministry spokesperson. Availability of important commodities passable… to stop hoarding of important items, States have been requested to take motion below Essential Commodities Act, he says.
4.15 pm | New Delhi
‘About 80% cases associated to gentle or very gentle signs’
The Health Ministry has categorized COVID-19 centres for therapies. “About 80% cases associated to gentle or very gentle signs,” says Luv Agarwal.
Under the containment plan, on the district degree initiatives are taken to handle the state of affairs. Pune area, as an example is conducting door-to-door survey.Persons with co-morbidity are being checked. Similar train is being carried out in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta too, he says.
4.10 pm | New Delhi
Breaking the chain of transmission
Ministry of HRD has launched coaching module on Covid-19 for capability constructing of frontline well being care personnel, together with volunteers.
Health Ministry has issued coaching modules ready by AIIMS on COVID-19 contaminated pregnant ladies. The particulars got by ministry official Luv Agarwal.
Central and State governments taking measures to break the chain of transmission, Mr. Agarwal mentioned in his every day briefing.
3.50 pm | New Delhi
Lockdown unlikely to be lifted submit April 14, PM tells political events
Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout a gathering with parliamentary ground leaders of each Houses on April Eight mentioned it didn’t appear potential that the countrywide lockdown might be lifted as per the unique schedule of April 14, however added that he’ll seek the advice of the Chief Ministers earlier than deciding the exit technique.
Speaking to The Hindu, senior Biju Janata Dal Pinaki Misra, “PM advised us that it doesn’t appear seemingly to carry the lock down for now. He didn’t give a deadline, however mentioned that he shall be consulting the Chief Ministers.”
The assembly went on for almost three and a half hours. The Prime Minister heard out each one’s considerations, and on the finish, talking in regards to the ongoing lockdown mentioned that as per the recommendation and knowledge that he has been receiving, it seems troublesome to finish it on April 14. – Sobhana Okay. Nair
3.45 pm | Maharashtra
It’s obligatory to put on masks in Mumbai
Citing research that present that carrying masks can cut back the unfold of Coronavirus considerably, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has made it obligatory for everybody, together with officers on COVID-19 obligation, to put on a masks in public locations.
Municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi issued these orders on Wednesday. – Tanvi Deshpande
3.10 pm | Uttar Pradesh
Hotspots to be sealed in UP
Uttar Pradesh authorities has determined to seal COVID-19 hotspots in 15 districts until the tip of the lockdown interval.
A authorities spokesperson mentioned these districts have reported greater than six constructive cases.
Number of hotspots to be sealed in 15 UP districts are as follows:
Agra 22, Ghaziabad 13, Noida 12, Kanpur 12, Shamli 3, Meerut 7 together with some rural areas, Varanasi 4, Bareilly 1, Bulandshahr 3, Basti 3, Firozabad 3, Saharanpur 4, Maharajganj 4, Lucknow 12 together with Eight main ones and Sitapur 1. – Omar Rashid
3.00 pm | New Delhi
India will take away its suspension of home and worldwide industrial passenger flights as soon as it’s assured that the unfold of coronavirus has come below management, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has mentioned.
2.50 pm | Maharashtra
‘Four stage particular construction’ in Maharashtra to deal with COVID-19
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has introduced a ‘4 stage particular construction’ to deal with COVID-19.
“There will be three types of hospitals to treat these patients. Those with no coronavirus symptoms, those with mild symptoms and those with severe stage and facing other health issues,” he mentioned including that coronavirus affected sufferers shall be handled solely in specialised hospitals to cut back the chance to different sufferers.
All residents with fever, cough and chilly will now have to strategy particular ‘fever clinics’ for the therapy.
Mr. Thackeray appealed to former medical professionals, together with ex-servemen to come ahead to be a part of the struggle towards the pandemic. – Alok Deshpande
2.40 pm | Madhya Pradesh
COVID-19 deaths rise to 16 in Indore
The variety of deaths due to coronavirus an infection has risen to 16 in Indore in Madhya Pradesh with a 49-year-old man turning into the most recent fatality.
The man, who was examined constructive for COVID-19 on March 24, succumbed to the an infection whereas present process therapy at a non-public hospital on Tuesday night, an official mentioned. Indore, the industrial capital of Madhya Prdesh, has to this point reported 173 COVID-19 cases.
Six folks, together with a tv journalist have examined constructive for coronavirus in Bhopal.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed the officers involved to utterly seal the borders of Bhopal and Indore. – PTI
2.30 pm | Odisha
Police bans all non secular gatherings in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack
The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate of Police has banned all non secular gatherings in the dual cities in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Religious leaders have additionally come ahead and appealed to folks towards any gathering in mosques and kabarstan in reference to Sab-e-Barat on April 9.
Meanwhile, the state authorities has banned massive gathering in crematorium in the occasion of dying of any individual belonging to any faith. Maximum 20 persons are allowed to attend the funeral and they need to preserve social distancing, an official mentioned. – PTI
1.45 pm | New Delhi
PM interacts with ground leaders of political events on coronavirus
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with ground leaders of assorted events, together with opposition, in Parliament to talk about the state of affairs arising out of the unfold of coronavirus.
The interplay was held via video conferencing and people participated, included Ghulam Nabi Azad, chief of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, and Nationalist Congress Party head Sharad Pawar.
Mr. Modi interacted with leaders of these events whose mixed power of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha provides up to 5. – PTI
1.40 pm | Karnataka
Karnataka information fifth dying
Karnataka recorded its fifth COVID-19 dying on Wednesday, with a 65-year-old resident of Kalaburagi succumbing to the an infection.
In addition to this, there have been 5 extra COVID 19 constructive cases recorded in the State on Wednesday. This takes the full variety of constructive cases to 181. – Tanu Kulkarni
12.55 pm | Uttarakhand
One extra checks constructive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand
One extra individual examined constructive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand on Wednesday.
A Health Department spokesman mentioned the most recent case has been reported from Haridwar and it takes the variety of coronavirus sufferers in the state to 32.
Five folks affected by COVID-19 have been cured and discharged in the state to this point. – PTI
12.45 pm | Maharashtra
Aggressive testing attributed to extra variety of cases
Mumbai’s G South municipal ward now has 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This ward consists of COVID-19 hotspots resembling Worli Koliwada, Janata Colony, Adarsh Nagar, and Jijamata Nagar.
This is highest in town and is being attributed to aggressive testing.
Meanwhile, two fresh cases have been reported in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum. – Tanvi Deshpande
12.30 pm | Andhra Pradesh
15 new cases in AP
Fifteen new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Andhra Pradesh since final evening. The State’s tally is now 329.
Of the 15 cases, six every from SPS Nellore and Krishna districts whereas three had been reported in Chittoor district.
In all, six sufferers had recovered from the illness and been discharged from hospitals whereas 4 have died to this point, in accordance to the most recent bullettin.
The Health Department stated that 48% of the full Covid-19 sufferers are of the 21-40 years age group and 36% of them are of 41-60 age group whereas 8% every are these above 60 years and beneath 20 years. – Tharun Boda
12.20 pm | New Delhi
About 400 million staff in India might sink into poverty: UN report
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in its report titled ‘ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work’, says about 400 million folks working in the casual economic system in India are susceptible to falling deeper into poverty due to the coronavirus disaster which is having “catastrophic consequences”, and is anticipated to wipe out 195 million full-time jobs or 6.7% of working hours globally in the second quarter of this 12 months.
12.00 midday | New Delhi
Ensure availability of important items: Home Ministry to States
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has written to all State Chief Secretaries to take pressing steps to guarantee availability of important items, by invoking provisions of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act 1955.
There are studies of lack of manufacturing due to varied elements, it might lead to hoarding, black advertising and marketing, profiteering. Invoke provisions of EC Act, repair inventory limits, cap costs, and improve manufacturing of important commodities, the letter states. – Vijaita Singh
11.40 am | Tamil Nadu
11.30 am | Delhi
Kejriwal to maintain assembly with Delhi MPs on coronavirus
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will maintain a gathering with all Delhi MPs on the issue of coronavirus by way of video convention on Wednesday.
The chief minister will talk about the measures with the Members of Parliament (MPs) to take care of COVID-19 in the nationwide capital, an official mentioned. – PTI
11.25 am | Maharashtra
60 new cases in Maharashtra; State COVID-19 tally jumps to 1,078
Sixty new coronavirus cases had been reported in Maharashtra on Wednesday, taking the toll variety of such cases in the state to 1,078.
Among the new cases, 44 have been discovered in Mumbai, 9 in Pune, 4 in Nagpur, and one every in Ahmednagar, Akola and Buldhana. – PTI
11.00 am | Uttar Pradesh
Delhi nurse checks constructive in Noida
A Delhi nurse working with a non-public hospital in Noida’s Sector 62 tested positive on Tuesday night. The 20-year-old girl labored with a lab technician, who was examined constructive for COVID-19 in Delhi, officers mentioned.
A well being division official mentioned the lady was staying at a paying visitor facility in Noida’s Sector 62 after the lockdown.
The premises of the rented lodging and the world round it has been sealed and was sanitised. Also, the wing of the hospital the place she labored has been sealed and sanitisation of the hospital premises was carried out. – Anuj Kumar
10.40 am | Rajasthan
Five extra cases in Rajasthan
Rajasthan’s complete COVID-19 constructive cases will increase to 348 with 5 extra cases detected as we speak.
Three of them are from Jaipur and one every from Bikaner and Banswara. All of them got here in contact with the individuals beforehand recognized as constructive, Medical & Health Department bulletin mentioned.
The determine consists of 36 evacuees from Iran staying in Army’s amenities in the State. – Mohammed Iqbal
10.30 am | Gujarat
Gujarat’s complete COVID-19 constructive cases bounce to 179 with 4 extra cases reported from the State on Wednesday morning. – Mahesh Langa
10.20 am | Maharashtra
Two extra deaths in Pune as district’s toll rises to 10
Two extra COVID-19-related deaths had been reported from Pune district on Wednesday morning because the district’s dying toll rose to 10 whereas Maharashtra’s dying toll soared to 66.
A 44-year-old man who was stored on a ventilator in town’s Naidu Hospital, and one other affected person on the Sassoon Hospital handed away.
The district has recorded 157 Covid-19 constructive cases to this point, with 136 of those being from city and rural Pune and the remaining 21 being from Pimpri-Chinchwad. – Shoumojit Banerjee
8.30 am | U.S.
Acting U.S. Navy secretary resigns
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he confronted mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for assist stemming a Coronavirus outbreak onboard. Mr. Modly’s resignation highlighted the U.S. navy’s battle to meet more and more competing priorities: sustaining readiness for battle and safeguarding service members because the virus spreads globally.
8.00 am | U.S.
New York deaths exceeds 4,000
New York City’s dying toll from the coronavirus rose previous 4,00Zero on Tuesday, eclipsing the quantity killed on the terrorist assault on World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the primary main world chief hospitalised with the virus.
7.45 am | Assam
Another constructive case, depend rises to 28
A new COVID-19 case associated to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation was reported in Assam on Tuesday, taking the quantity to 28, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned.
The 65-year outdated man, who has a journey historical past to Saudi Arabia, examined constructive, the minister tweeted on Tuesday evening. The affected person, from Hailakandi, can also be linked to the Tablighi Jamaat occasion in Nizamuddin’s Nizamuddin space, he tweeted.
7.30 am | U.S.
Trump accuses WHO of being China-centric, threatens to reduce funding
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday mentioned he would put a maintain on America’s funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of turning into China-centric through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on it and we’re going to see. It’s a great thing if it works. But when they call every shot wrong, that’s no good,” Mr. Trump advised reporters at his every day White House information convention.
4.00 am | Punjab
Punjab registers a dying, eight new cases
Another Covid -19 dying was reported in Punjab on Tuesday, taking the dying toll in the State to eight, in accordance to an official assertion.
According to the well being division, a affected person from Amritsar died on April 7, whereas eight recent cases of Covid-19 had been reported, taking the tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases to 99, it added.
Government mulls lockdown extension amid requests from the States
The Union authorities on Tuesday indicated that it was actively contemplating an extension of the 21-day nationwide lockdown that started on March 25 and due to finish on April 14 as many States have overtly appealed for its continuation in the face of rise in COVID-19 cases. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday mentioned he would request the Centre to lengthen the lockdown.