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Coronavirus Updates from 9th April: Total 5865 confirmed cases in India, Death Toll at 169, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus Live Updates: India’s total tally of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 5734, and Dealth Toll climed to 166, as per the latest update from the Health Ministry. Reports have also confirmed that 540 fresh cases and 17 new Deaths were reported on Wednesday. Stay tuned for live updates on Coronavirus in India.

Apr 9, 2020 18:06 IST
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the county, several state governments have announced adopting of cluster containment strategy to curb the spread of the disease. UP Government has decided to seal 15 districts including Lucknow, Noida, Ghaziabad, while Delhi government has also identified 20 hotspots in the national capital that will be completely sealed. India’s total tally of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 5734, and Dealth Toll climed to 166, as per the latest update from the Health Ministry. Reports have also confirmed that 540 fresh cases and 17 new Deaths were reported on Wednesday. Stay tuned for live updates on Coronavirus in India. Globally, the total number of Coronavirus cases surpassed the 1.5 million mark with over the disease claiming over 80000 lives so far. US has been hit the worst, with the country reporting over 4.35 lakh cases and over 14000 deaths.

Stay tuned for live updates on Coronavirus in India.

Live Update @ 6 PM: 21 Hotspots in Delhi Sealed, says CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his daily evening briefing said that the state government has sealed 21 Hotspots of COVID-19 in the national capital. He said that the hotspots have been sealed completely with residents being home quarantined. Essential services and daily necessities to people residing in these localities are being delivered to them at their doorstep by the government.

Live Update @ 5:45 PM: 3 New Cases Reported in Noida / Gautam Buddh Nagar

As per reports, 3 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Noida (Gautam Buddh Nagar) today, taking the district’s overall tally to 63. Of the three cases found today, 1 each has been reported from Noida Sector 50, Sector 93 Aldico and Silver City Greater Noida p-12.

Live Update @ 5:30 PM: Paycut Maharashtra Legislators

Maharashtra Government has decided to cut salaries of state legislators, including MLAs and MLCs, to provide financial support to the state government’s efforts against COVID-19. In addition to this, the state government has also recommended Mahararashtra Governor to appoint Uddhav Thackeray as MLC from Governor quota as the elections have been postponed. Maharashtra Cabinet has also appointed two committees to suggest measures to tackle the economic impact of COVID-19

 Live Update @ 5:15 PM: 1.7 Lakh PPE Order Placed, says Health Ministry

Health Ministry in its daily briefing has said that the in Group of Ministers meet held earlier today, the government has strengthen its resolve to back the medical professionals and front line workers who are managing the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this initiative, the Health Ministry has already placed order for 1.7 crore PPEs,  which have already started arriving as supply was regularising. To ensure minimum loss of life due to COVID-19, the government has also orderd 49,000 ventilators have been ordered.

Live Update @ 5 PM: Govt Approves Rs 15000 cr fund for COVID-19

As per the latest update, the Union Government has approved Rs 15000 crores to be set aside for COVID-19 emergency response and health care preparedness package. Of the total amount, Rs 7774 crores has been earmarked for immediate Covid-19 Emergency Response, while the rest of the amount has been sanction to be sued for mid-term support which will extend to 1 to 4 years.

Live Update @ 4:45 PM: Avoid Fake News, Use Health Ministry Website for Info: Harsh Vardhan

Amid rising number of cases, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also said that handling misinformation and fake news has been one of the biggest challenges for the government. He urged people to steer clear of fake news and only refer the official website of health ministry for updates related to COVID-19.

Live Update @ 4:30 PM: India well-equipped to handle COVID-19: Health Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today briefed media about India’s preparedness to handle COVID-19 situation. According to the minister, India is well-equipped to put its best foot forward to handle the Coronavirus outbreak in the country. He also informed that his ministry officials are in constant touch with WHO and the international healthcare watchdog has expressed confidence in India’s efforts to combat COVID-19.

Live Update @ 4:15 PM: Health Minister on Social Distancing

Touting the importance of Social distancing measures in combating COVID-19, Health Minister urged people to practice social distancing and follow lockdown rules to ensure that the disease doesn’t spread further. He also called upon the society to stand with the medical professionals, doctors and nurses who are putting their lives at risk to keep patients safe.

Live Update @ 4:05 PM: Total 5865 confirmed cases in India, says Health Ministry

As per the latest update, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India has soared to 5,865. Of the total number of cases, 5,218 are active cases while 478 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. The country-wide Death toll from COVID-19 currently stands at 169 deaths.

Live Update @ 4 PM: Markets end in Green

For a second consecutive day, Markets ended in green primarily backed by auto and financial stocks. At the end of the trading session in the evening, Sensex surged 1,266 points to finish at 31,160 while Nifty ended above 9,100.

Live Update @ 3:45 PM: Tablighi Jamaat chief traced to Delhi's Zakir Nagar

As per a Time of India Report, the Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad Khandalvi has been traced back to his Delhi residence located in Zakir Nagar area. Earlier, his kin had informed Delhi Police and Health Officials that he was in self-quarantine after being infected by coronavirus during the religious congregation held at the Nizamuddin Centre. Delhi Police along with health workers will now test Maulana to confirm he has been infected by novel coronavirus or not. Delhi police also might question him over video call to ascertain details about the Tablighi Jamaat congregation held in March 2020, which has led to COVID-19 cases in the country.

Live Update @ 3:15 PM: Delhi HC cancels Summer Vacations

Delhi High Court on Tuesday announced that it will be cancelling summer vacations for the High Court and all its subordinate courts due to COVID-19 pandemic. The High Court said that the decision has been taken to make up for the time lost during the court closure announced earlier. Currently, Delhi High Court and its subordinate courts are only hearing urgent matters that too via video conferencing facility to prevent gathering of people in court premises.

Live Update @ 3 PM: BMC to procure 1 lakh rapid anti-body test kits for COVID-19

As per an ANI Report, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be procuring over 1 lakh rapid anti-body test kits for COVID-19. The test kits are being procured from South Korea to increase the pace of detection tests being done to identify infected persons in the city. Earlier, BMC also made wearing of masks compulsory in public places in the city.

Live Update @ 2:30 PM: SC notice to JK Admin on Restoration of 4G Services in J&K

Supreme Court of India, today issued notice to the Jammu and Kashmir Administration seeking a reply on issue of resumption or restoration of 4G Mobile Internet Services in the region. The notice has been issued in response to a plea filed by SC issues notice to J-K administration on plea seeking restoration of 4G mobile internet services. High Speed Mobile Internet Services have been suspended in the Jammu and Kashmir since August 2019 after the abrogation of Article 370.

Live Update @ 2 PM: Implement rapid Anti-Body Tests for COVID-19: HC to Centre

Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, today directed the Union Health Ministry to implement use of rapid anti-body tests for detection of COVID-19 among people. The suggestion from the High Court came after ICMR recommended use of rapid anti-body tests  for coronavirus detection.

Live Update @ 1:30 PM: Karnataka Ministers, MLA salaries cut by 30%

Karnataka Cabinet has taken a decision to cut salaries of ministers and MLAs by 30%. The total amount which will be around Rs 15 crore will be utilized to cover COVID-19 related expenses.

Live Update @ 1:30 PM: UNSC Meet on COVID-19 today

United Nations Security Council will be discussing the COVID-19 pandemic today in a closed meeting. As per reports, Council President for the month of April, the Dominican Republic has formally scheduled a closed video-teleconferencing (VTC) to assess the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the world. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lead the session today in New York.

Live Update @ 12:45 PM: How to make COVID-19 Face Masks at Home?

With several states implementing cluster containment strategy to manage COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of face marks for people venturing into public spaces has grown exponentially. In fact, Delhi, UP and MP State Govt’s and Chandigarh UT Admin have made face masks compulsory for any one venturing out of their homes. But with shortage of face masks not everyone will be able to obtain an N95 Face Mask from medical stores.

Wondering how to make a face masks at home? Find out here.

Live Update @ 12:30 PM: Govt launches online portal for training of front-line workers

MRHD i.e. Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a dedicated portal which aims to train frontline workers involved in handling of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The portal is named iGOT i.e. Integrated Government Online Training, which has been posted on DIKSHA platform of MHRD.

Get Complete Details Here.

Live Update @ 12: 15 PM: Odisha to extend Lockdown till 30th April

As per the latest update, Odisha Chief Minister CM Naveen Patnaik has announced that the state-wide lockdown in Odisha will continue until 30th April 2020. The decision was taken an an emergency Cabinet meeting. After taking the decision, the state government has also requested the central government,  not to resume rail and air transport till 30th April, due to rise in COVID-19 cases.

Live Update @ 12 PM: Rajasthan state tally rises to 413

As per media reports compiled on the basis of state updates, the state tally of Rajasthan for Covid-19 positive case grew to 413 on Wednesday. As reports, Jhunjhunu, Jhalawar and Tonk districts have reported 7 fresh cases each, while Jodhpur and Barmer districts have reported 1 case each, leading to the recent spike in the number of cases.

Live Update @ 11:45 AM: Are you living on COVID-19 Hotspot?

Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, several state governments have started following cluster containment strategy to curb the spread of the disease. In line with this strategy, the governments have identified the districts where COVID-19 hotspots exist and further have also demarcated clusters where maximum cases are found. Find you if you are also living in a COVID-19 hotspot or not here.

Get details here.

Live Update @ 11:30 AM: Maharashtra tally rises to 1297

As per reports, the state tally of Maharashtra for positive COVID-19 cases rose to 1297 today with 162 fresh cases being reported in last 24 hours. According to reports, the state government is expected to tighten the lockdown measures to curb the spread of disease and also start rapid testing in hotspot identified across the state.

Live Update @ 11:15 AM: 669 COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendra Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday morning said that Delhi’s tally of COVID-19 positive cases has risen to 669. Of the total number of positive cases found in Delhi, 426 are connected with the Tablighi Jamaat event held at the Nizamuddin Markaz. He also said that rapid testing will soon commence in Delhi, especially in the COVID-19 hotspots identified in the national capital.

Live Update @ 11 AM: FM working on 2nd stimulus package for Small and Medium Businesses

Media reports have revealed that the Union Finance Ministry is working on a second stimulus package to revive economic activity in the Indian Economy which is currently looming under the impact of COVID-19 impact. Reports claim that, FM Nirmala Sitharaman should be expected to announce a 2nd Economic package worth Rs 1 lakh crore (USD 13 Billion) aimed at helping small and medium businesses.

Live Update @ 10:45 AM: Make COVID-19 Tests Free: SC to Centre

Supreme Court of India, on Wednesday, directed the Central Government to issue immediate and appropriate orders to make COVID-19 testing at private laboratories completely free for the people. The apex court made an observation that the current charges for COVID-19 test, which are capped by government at Rs 4500/-, are beyond the reach of the poor people of the society. The court also said that at a later stage it would examine the matter regarding reimbursement to private laboratories for COVID-19 tests by the government.

Live Update @ 10:30 AM: Indo-US Partnership stronger than ever: PM MOdi

After US Presizent Trump expressed his gratitude for India or supplying live-saving medicine Hydroxychloroquine, PM Modi has also reached out to him saying ‘Times like these bring friends closer’. He also assured all the world leaders that India will do everything possible to help humanity’s fight against COVID-19.

Live Update @ 10 AM: Trump Thanks Modi for HCQ Medicine Supply

US President Donald Trump thanked PM Narendra Modi for extending a helping hand by supplying the US with anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. In his daily White House Briefings, Trump thanked PM saying “I want to thank Prime Minister Modi of India for allowing us to have what we requested for the problem arose and he was terrific. We will remember it.”

Live Update @ 9:45 AM: India’s tally crosses 5700 mark

On Wednesday, 540 fresh cases and 17 new Deaths were reported from across India, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. The data also confirmed that the total number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 5734, while the Dealth Toll climed to 166. The rising number has come across as an alarm for central and state governments which have now activated cluster containment strategy to deal with the pandemic.

Live Update @ 9:30 AM: US reports 2000 deaths in a single day

For second day in a row, the United States reported over 2000 deaths within 24 hours, as per the data shared by John Hopkins University. America has been the worst hit country due to the virus so far with over 4.35 lakh cases and over 14000 deaths. In the US, New York has emerged as the epicentre of the infections with over 1,38,000 cases of infections and over 6000 deaths.

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