Coronavirus in India: 8.3% of the 1,200 infected are cured leaving 29 dead

  • The Ministry of Health data shows that the number of infected cases yesterday crossed the 1,200 mark.
  • UP recorded a biggest one day spur, with 19 new cases in the past 24 hours.
  • Andhra Pradesh authorities are providing a mobile hand-wash facility for slum dwellers.
  • The Lucknow administration, on Monday, acquired four luxury hotels, which would serve as the quarantine centres.
It is day six of a 21-day lockdown here in India. As the country entered the critical phase of community spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Health data shows that the number of infected cases yesterday crossed the 1,200 mark.

The current number of infected people stands at 1,200 after 100 were cured and 29 died.

Seven Iran evacuees test positive in Rajasthan

Seven of the evacuees from Iran who landed in Jodhpur recently, besides three others, were tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Rajasthan on Monday, taking the total number of infected people in the state to 69, said officials.
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Indian government gets cracking to procure ventilators, masks, coveralls

The government is placing orders with companies for supply of ventilators and Agva Healthcare and Bharat Electronics will supply 40,000 ventilators used for coronavirus patients.

A statement by the Health Ministry said domestic manufacturer AgVa Healthcare in Noida has been able to develop suitable ventilators and an order of 10,000 ventilators has been placed.

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Supplies are expected to commence by the second week of April. In addition, an order for 30,000 ventilators has been placed to Bharat Electronics Limited which is going to collaborate with domestic manufacturers in this endeavour. Indian auto manufacturers are also preparing to manufacture ventilators, the statement said.

Orders have also been placed with international companies like Hamilton, Mindray and Draeger to supply ventilators. Ministry of External Affairs is also approaching suppliers in China for sourcing 10,000 ventilators from them.

Second ‘Granthi’ - a man of cloth, passes away in Punjab

Punjab has reported the second death due to coronavirus, officials said on Monday. He was in close contact with the state's lone casualty Baldev Singh, and both were 'granthis'. Granthis read Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy book of the religion, at Gurudwaras.
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They returned from Germany and Italy and mingled freely with the people despite advisory on landing in Delhi's IGI Airport on March 7 to isolate.

Harbhajan Singh, 62, died Sunday night and was a resident of Hoshiarpur. He was undergoing treatment at Government Medical Hospital in Amritsar.

Both— Baldev Singh and Harbhajan Singh— were 'granthis', the keeper and the reader of the Sikh scripture.
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UP reported 19 cases in a day; tally surges to 82

With 19 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the tally of Corona positive cases in Uttar Pradesh has touched 82. Of the 19 new cases, 12 came from Meerut, four from Noida, two from Ghaziabad, and one from Bareilly.

This is the highest single-day tally in the state. Four persons tested positive in Noida alone, which now accounts for 31 of the total cases in the state.
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In a statement issued here, Joint Director-cum-State Surveillance Officer under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Vikasendu Agrawal said, "As many as 14 patients have recovered and discharged till now in the state, including seven in Agra, two in Ghaziabad, four in Noida, and one in Lucknow."

The total number of samples found positive in the state till now is 82.

4 Lucknow hotels acquired, turned into quarantine centres

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The Lucknow administration, on Monday, acquired four luxury hotels, which would serve as the quarantine centres for medical and para-medical staff involved in treating corona patients.

The hotels that have been acquired are Hyatt, Marriott, Piccadilly and Lemon Tree.

Hotel Hyatt and Marriott will be reserved for the staff of Ram Manohar Lohia Medical Institute while Piccadilly and Lemon Tree will be for the staff of Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences. The hotels are in proximity to the two institutes.

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3 kin of Ajmer patient test positive

Three family members of the man from Ajmer, who was found Covid-19 positive on Saturday, tested positive on Sunday, taking Rajasthan's confirmed coronavirus cases to 59, officials said.

Additional Chief secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said that those who tested positive are the 23-year-old man's father, mother and brother, but his 17-year-old sister tested negative.

Mobile hand-wash facility for slums in Andhra
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Authorities in an Andhra Pradesh town are providing a mobile hand-wash facility for slum dwellers to help protect themselves from coronavirus.

Officials in Nandyal town in Kurnool district have arranged mobile hand-wash facilities in slums to ensure that people living there too have easy access to preventive measures.

With prevention being the only cure for coronavirus, people are taking extra care about personal hygiene, especially focusing on frequent hand-wash or using hand sanitisers to protect themselves.
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As slum dwellers lack access to water and sanitizers, Nandyal municipal authorities came with the novel idea. They fitted a water tanker to an open vehicle with four tap connections and four washbasins. Two soap dispensers were also installed.

Yogi writes to all CMs to take care of UP people

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has written to all chief ministers, requesting them to take adequate care of people from Uttar Pradesh, living in their respective states.

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The chief minister has also assured that his government would take proper care of residents of other states living in UP.

He said that the lockdown has created unusual circumstances and preventing movement of people was the biggest responsibility of all.


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