Railways is scrambling to provide information regarding thousands of passengers who travelled on five trains with people who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, many of whom have tested positive.
Four more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in Assam to five, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
«Today - 1 April 2020 - is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of #India and the People's Republic of #China | Congratulations and best wishes to all friends in India and China. Wish all of them peace, prosperity and good health,» Indian Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri, tweeted.
Over 300 public grievances, including those related to non-adherence of the ongoing lockdown and request for rescue from foreign countries, have been received by the central government under a recently-launched mechanism, officials said on Wednesday.
The plea has claimed that in the absence of appropriate protective gear, doctors and other medical staff are putting themselves at risk of being affected by the virus, also called Covid-19, and it is the duty of the state to ensure that they get all the required kit while treating patients.
Italian doctors and unions have warned that a government policy to send patients discharged from a hospital but still positive for coronavirus to care homes is like priming «biological bombs». With over 28,000 people in hospital including more than 4,000 in intensive care, beds need to be freed up as soon as possible.
.«What is this happening Mr Prime Minister Narendra Modi? While Frontline Indian Health workers are struggling for protective equipment we are supplying Serbia. Air India to fly out Germans and 90 tonnes of Protective Medical Equipment to Serbia. Are we nuts? This is CRIMINAL,» Congress leader Manish Tewari tweeted.
The man, whose identity hasn't been revealed yet, died at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital.
The Centre has asked all states and union territories to immediately trace and quarantine the estimated 2,000 foreign Tabligh-e-Jamaat workers present in India, as a number of them tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a religious gathering in Delhi and six died in Telangana.
The Tabligh-e-Jamaat's Markaz in Nizamuddin has emerged as a hotspot of coronavirus as 24 people tested positive for Covid-19 following which a major area has been sealed and an FIR lodged against its cleric for violating the government orders. The Delhi government said 1,548 people have been evacuated and 441 hospitalised after they showed the virus symptoms.