Delhi Govt Demands 50K PPE Kits On Urgent Basis As COVID-19 Cases Witness Major Spurt

By : ABP News Bureau | Updated: 04 Apr 2020 12:23 PM (IST)

The total number of COVID-19 Cases in India cross the 3000-mark after a massive surge in the number of cases over the last two days. 86 deaths have been reported so far. Maharashtra has been the worst affected state by COVID-19 virus with the tally touching almost 500. Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Kerala have also been severely hit with over 200 cases of COVID-19 reported.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has warned of recession worse than the global financial crisis back in 2008.

PATIALA, INDIA – APRIL 3: People wait for their turn while maintaining social distance on day ten of the 21 days nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at an SBI bank branch, in Patiala, Punjab, India, on Friday, April 3, 2020. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

47 fresh Coronovirus positive cases reported in Maharashtra today- 28 in Mumbai, 15 in Thane district, 1 in Amravati, 2 in Pune and 1 in Pimpri Chinchwad; The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 537: Maharashtra Health Department.

The procurement process for PEEs (Personal Protective Equipment) N95 masks, ventilators are in the advanced stage and these will reach the States soon. There is no shortage as of today: Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

Till now, there are 386 Coronavirus positive patients incl 259 from Markaz Nizamuddin; we have only 7000-8000 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits left in our stock which will last 2-3 days. We’ve demanded 50,000 PPE kits on an urgent basis: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain 35 close contacts of the 6 positive cases have also been quarantined. The four villages that they belong to are being sanitized and movement of people in these villages have been completely restricted to contain the spread of Coronavirus: Maharajganj DM, Ujjawal Kumar

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