By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: May 28, 2020 8:26:52 am
Coronavirus India News Live Updates: There have been “multiple gains” from the lockdown and the most important of them is that it has “decelerated the pace” of the spread of COVID-19, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday as the death toll reached 4,534 and the number of cases rose to 1,58,086 in the country. A total of 6,387 new cases of coronavirus infection and 170 deaths were reported in a 24-hour span till Wednesday 8 AM, according to ministry’s data. The country has been registering new cases in excess of 6,000 daily since the past six days.
A day after the Supreme Court sought answers from the Centre and the state governments over the problems faced by migrant workers, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said the governments at both levels are doing their best in these challenging times and are ready to consider “better solutions” to improve the situation.
Meanwhile, a day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) suspended the allocation of patients in the hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) arm of its multi-country Solidarity Trial to find an effective treatment for Covid-19, India reiterated its faith in the continued prophylactic use of the anti-malaria drug for the disease. In other news, the Supreme Court Tuesday took the suo motu cognizance of “problems and miseries of migrant labourers” and “inadequacies and certain lapses” in efforts by the Centre and States and sought their responses, saying it will hear the matter again Thursday.
On the global front, with 102,107 deaths in the United States, the total toll in the country is crossed the 1 lakh-mark, while the total cases have soared to 1,745,803. Also, as many as 357,432 people have died across the world and 5,789,843 are infected so far.