coronavirus update indiaas on : 25 October 2020 06:29 GMT+5:30
Coronavirus: Biggest Single Day Spike In India ,17,656 Cases So Far|10 Points
The central government has made it clear that states and union territories cannot "dilute" the guidelines issued by the center.
Coronavirus: Biggest Single Day Spike In India,17,265 Cases So Far|10 Points
New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry today said that adding that 1,540 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours take total to 17,656 the number of deaths rises by 40 to 559.
The states across India under lockdown since March 25 to check the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19 are set to ease restrictions today to boost economic activity in non-containment zones in line with announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.
The central government has made it clear that states and union territories cannot "dilute" the guidelines issued by the centre.
In a letter to states and union territories, the Union Home Secretary has said that only those activities permitted by the centre in its guidelines are allowed, as it permitted some sectors to partially open up from today in parts of the country that are least affected by a coronavirus.
10 Big Updates In The Story
1-India has seen an improvement in the recovery rate that indicates the number of people who have successfully fought off the illness, according to the Union Health Ministry. The rate stood at 14.75 percent this morning, an improvement over 14.19 percent on Sunday
2- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone equally. "COVID-19 does not see race, religion, color, caste, creed, language or border before striking. Our response and conduct thereafter should attach primacy to unity and brotherhood. We are in this together," PM Modi said in a post on LinkedIn.
3- In Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced the extension of the coronavirus lockdown till May 7. He said the lockdown will be enforced in a stringent manner, and the food delivery mobile applications will not be allowed starting Monday.
4- "Coronavirus has significantly changed the contours of professional life. These days, home is the new office. The Internet is the new meeting room. For the time being, office breaks with colleagues are history... I have also been adapting to these changes. Most meetings, be it with minister colleagues, officials and world leaders, are now via video conferencing," said the Prime Minister, who has been holding video conferences with chief ministers and other leaders to review the lockdown and the road ahead
5 - West Bengal government has said that faulty kits supplied by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the country's nodal body for COVID-19 testing, have been throwing up inconclusive results and delaying the pace of testing.
6- All airlines have been told by the aviation regulator - Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA - to not take bookings after May 3 when the second phase of lockdown is scheduled to end
7-There are 54 districts in 14 states that have not reported any fresh cases during the last 14 days, Union Health Ministry official Lav Agarwal said on Sunday during a press briefing, news agency PTI reported.
8-More relaxations are likely if India tackles coronavirus crisis well, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told news agency PTI on Sunday.
9-India may touch its peak of coronavirus cases in the first week of May, after which the number will decline, sources in the Home Ministry have said.
10-More than 4,000 cases reported across India have been linked to the congregation held in south Delhi's Nizammudin last month by the Islamic sect Tablighi Jamaat, the government said on Saturday