Country has now reported 15 deaths due to coronavirus, with fresh reports of casualties from Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra, News18 reports. According to Health Ministry data, the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have also risen to 649 in the country.
Another death due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been reported in Maharashtra, taking the total toll to four, say state authorities. The woman had died on March 24 and her post mortem report confirmed her as being infected with the disease.
Indian actor, producer and Telugu cinema bigwig said today that he would be donating Rs 50 lakh to both the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Minister Relief funds to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. He will also be donating Rs 1 crore to the Prime Minister’s relief fund for the same.
More than three billion people around the world are living under lockdown as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic which has left more than 21,000 people dead. As the number of confirmed cases worldwide soared past 460,000, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that only a concerted global effort could stop the spread of the virus.
As reports of landlords and neighbours harrassing those tenants involved in providing essential services during the coronavirus lockdown in India rise up, the Karnataka government has issued a notice that penal action will be initiated against those PGs and landlords for obstructing /harrassing them, or unnecessarily asking them to vacate.
Government sources said today that except for one or two states, coronavirus cases were “relatively flat”. It said it will be able to present a more accurate picture on the benefits of social distancing within 10 days. However, coronavirus testing in India still remains less compared to other countries — 16 tests per million citizens in comparison to over 2 to 3 thousand per million.