The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 178 countries. Today is the seventh day of India's 21-day lockdown. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1,397. The Union Health Ministry has said that 35 people have died due to the virus.
Globally, there have been over 7.86 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 37,800 people have died so far. The United States, Italy and Spain have registered more cases than China, where the outbreak started.
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Secondbatch of donation from Chinese charity organizations Jack Ma andAlibaba Foundations has arrived in Delhi today andbeen received by Indian Red Cross Society. Donation includes protective clothes, masks, respirators and ventilators.
United States Coronavirusdeath toll exceeds official China tally, according to Johns Hopkins, reports news agencyAFP.
23 COVID-19positive cases reported in Delhi today, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 120.
Medical devices, including ventilators and resting kits have been notified as drugs underDrugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and will see price regulations.
"With effect from 1stApril, 2020, all Medical Devices shall be regulated by the Government as Drugs for quality control and price monitoring. Therefore, the MRPsof all the Medical Devices would be monitored by the Governmentunder the provisions of Para 20(1) of the DPCO, 2013 to ensure that no manufacturer/importer increases the MRP of a drug more than ten percent of MRP during preceding twelve month and where the increase is beyond ten percent of maximum retail price, it shall reduce the same to the level of ten percent of maximum retail price for next twelve months," a PIB release said.
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Cases in India rise to 1,397 with 35 virus-related deaths being reported.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation today with Emmanuel Macron, President of France. Prime Minister Modi expressed his condolences to President Macron for the loss of lives in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
6 persons have tested positive for Coronavirusin Bihar. Four are from Siwan, and oneeach from Gopalganj andGaya.
Today, 15 people who attended the 2020 Markaz (in Nizamuddin, Delhi) andtheir relatives have been diagnosed coronavirus positive in Telangana. At present, 77 active positive cases are being treated in various hospitals of state.
Rumours are being spread about COVID-19in the country leading to misinformation. FIR will be registered against those involved in spreading of these rumours and strict action will be taken under provisions of the Disaster Management Act.