Covid-19: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on Thursday, 2 April, reported that the death toll due to COVID-19 in India has risen to 50, while the number of cases has gone up to 1,965.
A 67-year-old man from Haryana who had tested positive for COVID-19 lost his life in Chandigarh today, ANI reported quoting Ambala Chief Medical Officer. A 52-year-old patient who had a travel history to Sri Lanka also lost his life in Vadodara.
- The Wimbledon tennis tournament has been cancelled for the first time since World War Two, due to the coronavirus pandemic
- More than 45,000 people have been killed in the novel coronavirus pandemic as the disease barrels across the globe
- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has promised Rs 1 crore to kin of healthcare workers who lose their lives “while serving COVID-19 patients”
- COVID-19 death toll in Maharashtra has risen to 16, with total cases at 335, including 41 who have been discharged
- The number of deaths in US from coronavirus surpassed those reported by China, on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University
85-Yr-Old Dies in Rajasthan, Suffered Co-Morbid Condition of Brain Stroke Paralysis
“One person (85-year-old) from Alwar who had tested positive for COVID-19 has unfortunately died. He had a co-morbid condition of brain stroke paralysis,” said Rohit Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Rajasthan Health Department, reported ANI.
Australian Scientists Start Testing Potential COVID-19 Vaccines
Scientists in Australia said on Thursday they have begun testing two potential vaccines for COVID-19 in “milestone” lab trials, reported PTI.
The scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) said they are testing the COVID-19 vaccine candidates for efficacy.
NCC Issues Guidelines for Temporary Employment of Its Cadets to Ramp up Relief Efforts
National Cadet Corps (NCC) issues guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets to augment relief efforts & functioning of various agencies involved in battling coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Defence stated.
Noida: 1 Held, Dozen Booked for Group Namaaz Despite COVID-19 Lockdown
One man was arrested and around a dozen people booked in Noida for allegedly gathering for a group namaaz in violation of lockdown restrictions imposed due to coronavirus, the Noida police said on Thursday.
The FIR was lodged under provisions including those of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Uttar Pradesh Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 after a video surfaced on social media on Wednesday evening purportedly showing the gathering on the terrace of a house for the prayer, the police said.
Lockdown: Teachers Roped in to Trace Migrant Workers in Guj
The Gujarat government has roped in primary school teachers to trace migrant workers and provide them free ration during the unprecedented lockdown in view of the coronavirus outbreak, reported PTI.
Teachers from government-run schools were called-in on Wednesday for door-to-door survey of villages to find the migrant workers there and inform about their whereabouts to the authorities concerned.
Sai Hospital, Saifee Hospital & More Sealed Due to Exposure to COVID-19 Patients
In Mumbai, Sai Hospital Chembur completely sealed and Saifee Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Bhabha Hospital and Hinduja Hospital partially affected due to exposure to COVID-19 patients. (Visuals from Dharavi).