Coronavirus wrap April 9 | Here are the top developments of the day
COVID-19 pandemic will unleash the worst recession since Great Depression: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva warned; and other key developments from India and around the world:
The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 184 countries and territories. Today is the sixteenth day of India's 21-day lockdown. Reports suggest that the lockdown could be extended. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 5,865. The Union Health Ministry has said that 169 people have died due to the disease.Globally, there have been over 15.1 lakh
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | BREAKING: Global coronavirus death toll passes 90,000
Coronavirus in Uttarakhand LIVE updates: Rs 10 crore has been released from Chief Minister’s relief fund to the state medical education department in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Union Finance Ministry:
Central Government exempts BCD and health cess with immediate effect on the following items:
b. Face masks, surgical Masks,
c. Personal protection equipment (PPE)
d. Covid-19 test kits
e. inputs for manufacture of the above items
Exemptions will be available till September 30, 2020.
The Finance Ministry has said, "In the context of Covid-19 situation, considering the immediate requirement of ventilators and other items, the Central Government has granted exemption from Basic Customs Duty and Health cess, on the import of these goods."
Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | Rajasthan Health Department: 80 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan today. Total positive cases in the state stands at 463.
Coronavirus in Assam LIVE Updates | Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma: Till tomorrow at least 70,000 people will be released from 14-day quarantine. (ANI)
Coronavirus in Punjab LIVE Updates | CM Captain Amarinder Singh: Masks are compulsory in Punjab now. Health Secretary is issuing a detailed advisory for the people. Just remember to wear mask when you step out of home for any emergency/essentials. A piece of clean cloth is all you need.
Coronavirus in Assam LIVE Updates |Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma: A person from Dhubri, who was in contact with a positive patient (with Markaz linkage) from the same district, has been confirmed as COVID-19 positive. The total number of COVID-19 patients in Assam now stands at 29.
Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | 229 new cases have been reported from the state today, taking the total tally to 1,364. The state has reported 25 deaths, with 14 deaths being reported from Pune; nine from Mumbai and one each from Malegaon and Ratnagiri. These deaths have taken the total number of deaths in the state to 97.
Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates: 51 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Delhi today (including 35 with a history of foreign travel, 4 cases related to Markaz, 3 deaths & 5 discharged). Total number of positive cases in the national capital rises to 720 (including 12 deaths and 25 discharged).
Coronavirus in Gurugram LIVE Updates | Nine containment zones declared:
#Movement of public of the inhabitants of containment zones shall be absolutely restricted and the entire containment zone shall be sealed by deployment of adequate police force and setting up of required number of Nakas, etc
#The entire area of containment zone will be fully sanitised by the Municipal Corporation, Gurugram.