By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: June 26, 2020, 1:55:56 pm
Coronavirus India LIVE news updates: With India registering 407 deaths and 18,185 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections crossed the 4.9 lakh-mark to reach 4,91,170 including 15,308 fatalities, 190,191 active cases, and 285,671 people who have been treated and discharged so far. On Thursday, the number of recoveries was 96,173 more than the number of active cases.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday said that Delhi has reported 74,000 COVID-19 cases so far, but the situation is under control. “We have increased COVID-19 testing in Delhi, hence, cases are rising. Delhi government has set up 3,500 beds for COVID-19 patients in hotels in the last 10 days,” the CM added.
The Centre announced it will be sending a team of experts to Telangana, Maharashtra, and Gujarat — three states with high positivity rates that are considered critical in the efforts against the pandemic. Sources said experts may also be sent to Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, which are also seen as requiring advice and assistance on clinical management. The Centre is already closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Delhi, the city with the most number of cases.
Meanwhile, the government on Thursday decided to keep regular train services suspended till August 12.
Globally, the infections soared to 9,724,146 on Thursday and the death toll rose to 492,085. Also, as many as 5,260,762 people have recovered across the world.
PM launches Aatma Nirbhar Rojgar Abhiyan in UP, claims state govt saved 85,000 lives during a pandemic
Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan will provide motivation and learning to other states as well, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday during the launch of the scheme for migrant labourers in the state.
“Uttar Pradesh is bigger than many countries in the world. Looking at the hard work done by the state government during the pandemic, we can say that it has managed to save 85,000 lives,” said the prime minister.