The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the thirty-fourth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 28,380. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 886. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.
Globally, there have been over 29.8 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least two lakh people have died so far. The United
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Coronavirus cases in Delhi cross 3,000-mark; 190 fresh cases reported today.
UK has reported 360 new coronavirus deaths, taking the total number od virus-related deaths in the country to 21,092.
West Bengal Health Department now clarifies, COVID-19positive patients to be mandatorily brought to hospitals. Only primary/secondary contacts allowed home isolation. Earlier CM Mamata Banerjee had announced in her press conference that positive patients could home quarantine.
Eight new COVID-19positive cases have been reported in Punjab today; taking the total number of positive cases to 330.
Total 77 COVID-19cases reported in Rajasthan today--- 25 in Jaipur, 11 in Jodhpur, 10 in Jhalawar, 8 in Tonk, 7 each in Kota and Chittorgarh, 3 in Nagour, 2 in Bhilwara and 1 each in Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Pali andUdaipur. Total number of positive cases here rises to 2,262.
We recommend that lockdownshould be extended after May 3. No mode of public transport should be allowed between States.
The pandemic is far from over. WHO continues to be concerned about increasing trends in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and some Asian countries. As in all regions, cases and deaths are underreported in countries in these regions because of low testing capacity.
Although COVID-19is taking a heavy toll, WHO is deeply concerned about the impact the pandemic will have on other health services, especially for children.
WHO Director-General:WHO played a key role in the development of Ebola vaccine andwe’re doing the same for COVID-19. Developing a COVID-19 vaccine has been accelerated because of the previous work WHO andpartners have done over several years on vaccines for other coronaviruses.