TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Apr 3, 2020, 10:37 IST
NEW DELHI: The number of confirmed cases around the world crossed a million mark on Thursday. In India, more than 2,500 people were infected from the virus till which has so far claimed over 72 lives till Thursday evening.
According to the latest update by the ministry of health and family welfare, the total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 2567 by Friday morning. There were 2,303 active cases, 192 people were cured and 72 people died.
PM Modi asks citizens to light diyas, candles to fight the ‘darkness of coronavirus’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in a video message urged the people of the country to stand united in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. The Prime Minister called upon the people of the country to light candles, diyas, torchlights from the balconies and doorways of their houses on April 5 for nine minutes as a symbolic gesture to fight against the darkness spread by a coronavirus. The Prime Minister also instructed the people to remain inside and not venture out on the streets during the task.
World Bank approves $1 billion emergency funds for India to tackle coronavirus outbreak
The World Bank’s first set of aid projects, amounting to $1.9 billion, will assist 25 countries, and new operations are moving forward in over 40 nations using the fast-track process, the bank said. The largest chunk of the emergency financial assistance has gone to India – $1 billion.
Nearly 65% of 544 new all-India cases linked to Tablighi Jamaat’s event in the city
The explosion of COVID-19 cases caused by the Tablighi Jamaat event continued to unfold for the third consecutive day, when at least 295 delegates from across the country who had attended the religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month tested positive for the virus, accounting for more than 60% of the 485 confirmed cases across India till around 11.45 pm on Thursday.
Common, staggered lockdown exit plan needed, says PM Modi
Indicating that there is need for a coordinated approach to the lifting of restrictions after the national lockdown ends on April 14 to ensure that the gains of social distancing and isolation in the fight against COVID-19 are not lost, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked chief ministers to consider a common exit strategy once the lockdown ends.