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Coronavirus Outbreak: 508 New Cases In Last 24 Hours In India, 13 Deaths- As It Happened On Tuesday

India Entered Day 15 On The 21-day Lockdown On Tuesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 07 Apr 2020, 11:30:19 PM
April 7 Coronavirus live blog

Coronavirus Live Updates: 114 COVID-19 Deaths In India; Confirmed Cases Soar To 4,421 (Photo Credit: PIB/Twitter)

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Coronavirus Live Updates: India reported 508 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday. The total number of cases in India have risen to 4,789 while the number of deaths rose to 124 with 13 new ones. The growth is slower than Monday's when 704 new cases were reported but in line with that seen in the three days before it.

Those in Sector 5 Harola, Noida, who came in contact with Tablighi Jamaat members have been quarantined: Sankalp Sharma, Gautam Budh Nagar (DCP)



A person from Hailakandi district, with a travel history to Saudi Arabia, has been confirmed as #COVID19 positive. The total number of COVID-19 patients in Assam now stands at 28: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

15 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan, taking the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state to 343: Rajasthan Health Department

Ordinance to reduce salaries of MPs by 30 per cent for one year to fund fight against COVID-19 pandemic promulgated

COVID-19 crisis can push around 40-crore informal sector workers in India deeper into poverty: International Labour Organisation report.

Supreme Court directs states, Union territories to ensure that prisoners released from jails get safe transit so that they can reach their homes amid the lockdown.

Madhya Pradesh: 21 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Bhopal today. Positive cases rise to 83 in Bhopal.

A total of 1,14,015 samples have been tested for COVID-19, as of 9 pm today: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

25 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Delhi today. Total number of positive cases in Delhi stands at 550, of them 331 cases are related to Nizamuddin Markaz, 170 cases have foreign travel/contact history and 49 cases are under investigation: Delhi Chief Minister's Office

Ten more COVID-19 cases reported in Gujarat; count climbs to 175: Official

Number of coronavirus cases in J&K rises to 125 after 15 new infections were detected: Officials.

Number of coronavirus cases in Haryana rises to 129 after 33 people test positive: Health department. 

40 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Telagana today. Total positive cases in the state stand at 348: Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Telangana

The total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state stands at 31: Uttarakhand Health Department

Two persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 at Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRI) in Patna today. Total positive cases in Bihar stand at 34.

The United Kingdom (UK) has registered a record of 786 coronavirus deaths, says AFP news agency


Maharashtra reports 12 fresh deaths due to COVID-19, toll jumps to 64: Health official


Around 50-60 people who had returned to Maharashtra from Nizamuddin Markaz (Delhi) have switched off their phones and are trying to hide. Police are looking for them in various parts of the state: Maharashtra Home Ministry

150 more COVID19 positive cases reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 1,018: Maharashtra Health Department


Cats can't spread or get coronavirus. If you have seen on TV that some tiger in one zoo has got the disease. Remember this, a cat is not a tiger. There is no relationship. Your cats are completely safe to be around: Maneka Gandhi, BJP MP










125 COVID19 cases in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir as of 6 pm today (118 active cases, 4 recovered & 3 deaths): Government of Jammu & Kashmir

In Maharashtra currently, 3,02,795 N95 masks are available , 41,400 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) are available, 10,317 Isolation beds are ready and available and 2,666 ICU beds are available: Maharashtra Government

A total of 113 FIRs have been registered by Maharashtra Cyber department during the coronavirus lockdown period for spreading misinformation and for spreading communal/casteist hatred on social media, according to a state Home Dept report


Total 8 COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Punjab today. Positive cases in the state stand at 99: Health Department, Punjab Govt

33 COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Haryana today. Total Coronavirus positive cases in the state stand at 129 which includes 2 deaths and 17 discharged: Health Department, Haryana Govt

100 new COVID19 cases and 5 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today. Death toll rises to 40. Total number of positive cases in Mumbai stand at 590: Public Health Department, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

508 more COVID19 positive cases & 13 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. India's positive cases rise to 4,789 (including 4312 active cases, 353 cured/discharged/migrated people and 124 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Maharashtra Home Department has issued an order that there will be no 'Inquest Punchnama' by any Police personnel in possibly COVID19 infected death cases till provisions of Epidemic Act 1897 and Disaster management Act 2005 are in place in Maharashtra state.

One more COVID-19 death reported in TN; Toll rises to seven. Sixtynine more test positive, take tally to 690. State government

Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik expresses confidence that Covid19 patients can be treated with Ayurveda, says it has only been used as preventive measure during the current crisis in the absence of scientific validation

Eating meat is safe & it doesn't cause coronavirus. People can consume egg, chicken & fish: Rajasthan animal husbandry department

9 new coronavirus cases in Kerala; total rises to 336.

6 more test positive for coronavirus in UP, cases rise to 314.

COVID-19 patient dies in Kashmir, death toll in J-K stands at 3: Officials

A total of 314 people have been found positive in the state till now, of which 168 are connected to Tablighi Jamaat: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

In West Bengal death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 5 and 8 new cases have been reported today. Total cases in the state stand at 69: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee 

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam has been arrested for spreading communal audio clips and was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court in Nagaon district today.

Delhi Government has given phone numbers of 1950 people related to Tablighi Jamat to Delhi Police. All these people were removed from Nizamuddin Markaz recently: Government of Delhi

Punjab Govt has set up control room for coordination& providing logistic support during ensuing wheat harvesting and marketing season,set to begin on April 15 under tight security& safety measures to ensure smooth operations amid the COVID-19 lockdown:Punjab CM Office

Nepal extends the ban on international flights till 30th April. Whereas, the ban on domestic flights to remain in effect till 15th April.

Supreme Court today refused to pass any general directions while hearing a petition, seeking a direction to release prisoners above the age of 50 years and those who are suffering from serious ailments, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nepal extends the ban on international flights till 30th April. Whereas, the ban on domestic flights to remain in effect till 15th April. 

In wake of coronavirus outbreak, students of Class 1 to 9 of Jammu division to be promoted to next class and all examines, who appeared in Class 11 examination falling under Jammu Division to be the promoted to Class 12: School Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Jammu

1,07,006 tests have been done till date. 11795 tests were conducted until yesterday in which 2530 are in the private sector. Currently, 136 government labs are working and 59 private labs have been given permission: R Ganga Ketkar, Indian Council of Medical Research

A recent ICMR study shows that if one COVID-19 patient doesn't follow lockdown orders or practice social distancing, then the patient can infect 406 people in 30 days: Lav Aggarwal

Status of essential goods & services is by and large satisfactory. Home Minister did a detailed review of the status of essential commodities and lockdown measures, he gave directions to take appropriate measures and ensure hoarding and black marketing is not done: PS Srivastav, MHA

Indian Railways has prepared 40,000 isolation beds in 2,500 coaches. They are making 375 isolation beds daily and this is going on across 133 locations across the country: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry


Government has been adopting a strategy for cluster containment & for outbreaks that are amenable to management. This strategy is producing positive results, especially in Agra, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Pathanamthitta, Bhilwara & East Delhi: Lav Aggarwal, Union Health Ministry










Total COVID-19 cases in country rise to 4,421; 354 of them reported since Monday: Health ministry official

COVID-19: Cluster containment strategy designed for Delhi, Mumbai, Bhilwada, Agra, says Health Ministry official.

ICMR study suggests 1 COVID-19 patient can infect 406 people in 30 days if he/she doesn't follow lockdown, social distancing: Health ministry

No decision on extending lockdown as yet, please don't speculate: Union Health Ministry


In view of the prevailing health situation because of the COVID19 outbreak, DM Shahid Choudhary has issued an order prohibiting all sorts of religious congregations and public movement on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat in Srinagar: Srinagar District Administration

Supreme Court issued notice to the Central Government & sought a detailed response, after hearing the petition filed by lawyer Madhurima Mridul, seeking a direction for the evacuation of 'Indian students stranded in the United Kingdom'.

Lives of people are more important, economy can be built again but if people die, how will we bring them back? That is why, if the need arises we will extend the lockdown, a decision will be taken based on the situation: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

65-year-old coronavirus patient flees from community health centre in UP's Baghpat after breaking window pane; found with help of locals at brick kiln: Official.

Man arrested in Uttarakhand for posting objectionable comments on social media about Tablighi Jamaat & spreading rumour: Police

Odisha records its first COVID-19 death: Official

The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board has decided to close down all Kabristan' (graveyards) on the forthcoming occasion of Shab-e-Barat in view of the lockdown imposed due to coronavirus outbreak in the country. Shab-e-Barat is marked by Muslims congregating in mosques and visiting graves. "In view of the lockdown, the board had earlier closed down its mosques for namaaz'. We have directed all the concerned to ensure that Kabristan should not be open for common people on Shab-e-Barant on April 9," Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi said.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, five other prefectures to combat coronavirus, reports Reuters

Instructions issued to BSF formations that leave of personnel to be extended up to Apr21 who are already on leave and are due to join in April. Similar instructions for the training centers where training programs were already running and were due to terminate in coming days: BSF

Indian Railways has taken up production of personal protective equipment type overall on mission mode. An overall produced by Jagadhari workshop was recently cleared by a DRDO lab.Approved one will be used for making this overall by other workshops: Ministry of Railways

Taking measures to safeguard its workers against coronavirus, the AIIMS administration has decided to provide N95 masks to all its healthcare workers involved in direct patient careand has asked them to reuse the masks at least four times after disinfecting them. The masks, it said, will suffice for 20 days after being disinfected.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for police personnel and other state government employees engaged in the fight against coronavirus. In a message on the official government Twitter handle, Chouhan said the Centre had announced Rs 50 lakh insurance cover to health workers, while the state government will provide the same to the police and officials of revenue, urban administration and other departments.

In a bid to ensure safety of health workers, the West Singhbhum administration in Jharkhand has introduced an innovative portable unit for collecting samples from suspected coronavirus-infected persons, an official said. The unit looks like a public telephone booth and will reduce manpower needed for collecting samples for coronavirus tests, he said.

Home grown Dabur group on Tuesday pledged Rs 21 crore to support the relief efforts and help the immediate needs of people affected from the COVID-19 pandemic. The group will also provide assistance to people engaged in frontline efforts to fight the virus and support to members of vulnerable sections of the society and migrant workers, who are the hardest hit by this pandemic, according to a statement.

Delhi govt to takeover 12,000 hotel rooms in wake of spike in number of coronavirus cases: Kejriwal

Will give police phone numbers of Tablighi Jamaat event attendees to trace, ascertain whether they moved in nearby areas: Kejriwal

Delhi government to conduct one lakh random tests for COVID-19 in hotspot areas, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed the office of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and put all its employees under home quarantine after it was found that one of the staff of the central agency had come in contact with a COVID-19 patient, an official said on Tuesday. The civic body officials put up a notice on the wall of the IB Office located at RN Singhdeo Marg in the city, he said.

1 new coronavirus positive case has been found in Guntur of Andhra Pradesh. Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 304. 

12 new positive cases of Coronavirus reported in Bhopal. These include 5 persons from the health department and 7 police personnel and their contacts; till now, total 74 positive cases in Bhopal: Bhopal Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Sudhir Kumar Dehariya

From April 9, Odisha makes it mandatory to cover mouth and nose while venturing out of house.

16 Tablighi Jamaat returnees in Mewat test positive for Coronavirus; the total number of positive cases in Mewat now stands at 30: CMO Mewat

Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has offered to deliver food to people finding themselves hungry during the coronavirus lockdown, his latest charitable effort after spearheading sporting donations to help Australia's bushfire crisis. The Canberra-based Kyrgios, infamously outspoken and known for his fiery on-court antics, said he would personally drop food on doorsteps after COVID-19 restrictions closed down entire industries, forcing huge numbers of people out of work across Australia.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on India's automobile industry will be clear once the ongoing lockdown is lifted and there is clarity on the time taken by supply chain to resume optimal production, according to a top Nissan Motor India official. Before the outbreak, the Indian auto sector was already suffering from a prolonged slump. During the April-February 2019-20 period, passenger vehicle sales had declined by 14.68 per cent to 26,32,665 units as against 30,85,528 in 2018-19.

One more COVID-19 positive case from Dhubri District has been confirmed, taking the total number of positive cases in Assam to 27. This patient is related to the Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma 

Four Tablighi Jamaat members who attended a religious congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin have tested positive for coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh, a senior health official said. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 19.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will on Tuesday declare a state of emergency in parts of the country, including Tokyo, over a spike in coronavirus infections. Abe announced the plan on Monday, citing "rapid increases of new infections, particularly in urban areas like Tokyo and Osaka".

China on Tuesday reported no new deaths from the deadly coronavirus for the first time since it started publishing figures in January but the number of imported infections increased to 983 with 32 new confirmed cases, health officials said.

British actor-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag play will stream on Amazon Prime Video to raise money for coronavirus charities. The show, which played a sold-out run at London's Wyndham's theatre, will be available for purchase for a two-week period in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other parts of the world, starting from Friday.

In a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, police in Chhattisgarhs Janjgir-Champa district have created a mobile application to keep a tab on those violating the home quarantine order, an official said. Nearly 6,200 people, most of them with history of travel to foreign nations or other affected states in India, are kept under home quarantine in Janjgir-Champa district.

The death count due to novel coronavirus rose to 114 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 4,421 on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 3,981, as many as 325 people were cured and discharged, and one had migrated, it stated. The total number of cases include 66 foreign nationals.

India's two leading football clubs Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will join a global campaign by the United Nations and the World Health Organisation to encourage people to remain "active" as millions across the world stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Railways has asked cement firms to offload their goods from freight trains so that they can be used to supply essential commodities to various parts of the country, sources said. With the lockdown in place, the national transporter is using about 50-60 rakes per day to ferry food grains but there is demand for more, the sources said.

The Forest department in Telangana has asked zoos and deer parks in the state to be on "highest alert" while issuing a set of directives to its officers after a tiger in a New York zoo tested positive for coronavirus. State Principal Chief Conservator of Forests R Sobha in a communication on Monday to officials, said the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) informed about the confirmation of COVID- 19 in a tiger housed in a zoo in New York, USA.

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First Published : 07 Apr 2020, 09:41:16 AM

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