coronavirus update indiaas on : 22 September 2020 06:08 GMT+5:30
Coronavirus Outbreak: Positive Cases In India Cross 200 Mark, Government Calls Out Different Measures.
Coronavirus was first detected in China's Wuhan city, a very highly contagious disease which spreaded globally, took thousands of lives and crashed global economies. In India, positive cases surpassed 200 mark.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Positive Cases In India Cross 200 Mark
New Delhi: Novel Coronavirus first case in India was reported in Kerala and now has surpassed 200 marks of positively tested cases. Maharashtra reported the highest number with more than 50 cases which are followed by Kerala. Coronavirus has taken 4 lives till now in India. The rising number of COVID-19 cases made government to go for different measures to ensure adequate testing and control over its spread.
'Coronavirus Pandemic' term was given by the World Health Organisation(WHO) to describe the devastation virus has caused globally. The number of coronavirus cases in India includes more than 30 foreign nationals, including 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each from Canada, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Below mentioned are facts regarding Coronavirus Pandemic in India:-
1) Yesterday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on COVID-19 and described Social Distancing as the key to stop the spread of the virus. He appealed to people to take an active role in "Janta Curfew" and only step out for very essential chores. he earlier advised people to avoid public gatherings and non- essential travel to control Community Spread.
2) India crossed 200 mark of positively diagnosed cases with 4 deaths so far. All Delhi Malls to be closed except grocery, pharmacy and vegetable shops said Arvind Kejriwal.
3) On Thursday, the government the vulnerable group of citizens such as children below the age of 10 above 65 to stay at home unless they are public representatives or doctors or government employees. People have been advised to keep children below 10 at home.
4) To investigate the effects of the global pandemic coronavirus on the nation's economy and counsel on steps to reduce the financial exertion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, an exceptional task force will be formed by the government Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, he said, would lead the COVID-19 Economic Response, Task Force.
5) Visas of several countries have been expired by the government. No international flights will be allowed to land in India from Sunday for a week, the government said on Thursday amid the rise in the number of cases
6) The Indian Railways has taken several steps to check COVID-19 spread. The measures include raising platform ticket prices, canceling non-essential trains and apprising passengers on public address systems about ways to avoid the viral infection.
7) Big religious places in India are closed to control spread such as Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust has urged the devotees of Shirdi Saibaba to postpone their visit to the sacred temple 17th march onwards, this will last till further orders from the Trust.
8) India evacuated over 90 citizens from Singapore's Changi Airport on Thursday due to the travel restrictions imposed by the government to control the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.
9) India remains at Stage 2 of the outbreak, which means the spread is through local transmission and is not reached the point of community spread. The health ministry said there is no evidence of community transmission yet, that's stage 3 in which it is hard to tell how the patient contracted the virus.
10) Millions of people are vulnerable to the COVID-19, particularly in poor countries, if it is allowed to spread unchecked. "If we let the virus spread like wildfire -- especially in the most vulnerable regions of the world -- it would kill millions of people", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday.
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