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Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: No Positive Cases Reported In Uttarakhand In Last 2 Days, Count In State Stands At 35 Live

Here's The Latest On The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic In India And The World.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 10 Apr 2020, 06:11:18 PM

So far, 473 people have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals. (Photo Credit: Image for representation/Reuters)

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Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: The Indian Council of Medical Research - the nodal body for the fight against the novel coronavirus - has revised its testing strategy for COVID-19. According to ICMR, people with cough, sore throat, runny nose, and fever in the hotspots will be tested for coronavirus. 549 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total COVID-19 cases in India to 5,734 on Thursday. So far, 473 people have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals. Meanwhile, the Northeast recorded the region's first Covid-19 fatality with a 65-year-old man passing away in Assam. The United States, meanwhile, recorded 1,783 deaths related to the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the latest updates:

No positive cases reported in the state in the last two days, total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state is 35: Uttarakhand Health Department

Over 65 unidentified people have been booked for obstructing cremation of a COVID-19 patient in Jalandhar's Harnam Daspura, Punjab. "The locals created ruckus saying that they might get infected if the patient would be cremated in their locality," say police

Maharashtra: From the lockdown to till date, total 161 cases registered regarding fake news, rumors and hate speech over social media regarding COVID19. In last 48 hours, total 30 FIR registered in the state. 39 accused are arrested and 33 are identified.

12 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal. Total active cases in the state stand at 89: Rajiv Sinha, Chief Secretary of West Bengal

10 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Jawaharpur village, Dera Bassi. Total positive cases in the village stand at 32. Total active cases in the district is 41 now: Girish Dayalan, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohali, Punjab

Lav Agarwal: It is clarified 2% cases tested positive out of 16,002 samples tested yesterday not 0.2% as mentioned earlier.

Total COVID-19 positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 207. 39 patients are from Jammu and 168 patients are from Kashmir: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), Jammu & Kashmir

We have a domestic requirement of 1 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets while we have 3.28 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets available now: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health

Health workers are on the frontline in the battle against #COVID-19 & any type of misbehaviour with them is harmful to us. Incidents of misbehaviour with them negatively affects their morale: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry

No community transmission in the country yet, no need to panic; But remain aware and alert: Ministry of Health on COVID19

Yesterday, we conducted 16002 tests. Only 0.2% cases tested positive. On the basis of the samples collected, the infection rate is not high; Rapid diagnostics kits have also been sanctioned: Lav Agrawal, Jt Secy Ministry of Health

COVID-19 cases spike to 431 in Uttar Pradesh, with 21 fresh cases being reported today. Out of the total number, 32 have been cured/discharged while four others died. 8671 people are in quarantine & 459 others are in isolation wards: State Health Department

We have evacuated 20,473 foreign nationals as of yesterday. This is an ongoing process. We are receiving excellent cooperation. This is all government effort: Dammu Ravi, AS & Coordinator [COVID-19], MEA

I can tell you one thing, the only good thing that has come out of COVID-19 is that drugs supply line has broken. We are happy, we have a task force working on it: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh

Tripura: To better manage COVID-19 outbreak, the state Government has implemented the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA).

India is in final stages of framing protocol for conducting clinical trial for convalescent plasma therapy, which uses antibodies from blood of cured patients, to treat severely-ill COVID-19 patients: Senior ICMR official

Over 30 people booked for stepping out of houses without wearing masks to guard themselves against coronavirus in northwest Delhi: Police

Only good thing about coronavirus is the drugs supply line has been broken: Amarinder Singh

Punjab expecting bumper crop of 185 lakh tonnes of wheat, making adequate arrangements for harvest: Amarinder Singh

Punjab to allow district-wise relief from lockdown only for farmers to harvest rabi crop: CM Amarinder Singh

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) validates TrueNat- a tuberculosis testing machine for COVID-19 screening tests.

Chennai: Health officials conduct swab test in Pudhupettai containment zone. 834 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Tamil Nadu including 8 deaths and 21 people who were cured/discharged.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha, writes to PM Narendra Modi, urging him to arrange ferrying migrant labourers to their home or at a nearest point from where their respective States would assure them safe return to their homes.

UK announces charter flights from South India including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi and Trivandrum to rescue stranded UK nationals. Over 3,000 British travellers stranded in India will get home on 12 charter flights which are open for bookings today: British Dy High Commission.

Siwan, Begusarai & Nawada have been completely sealed now after new cases reported from these areas. A curfew-like situation is prevailing in these districts. People are not allowed to move from one house to another: Gupteshwar Pandey, DGP Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. "Had fruitful discussion with my friend, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe about COVID19. India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership can help develop new technologies and solutions for post-COVID world - for our peoples, for Indo-Pacific region, and for the world," tweeted PM Modi. 

Selfie and photography to be banned during the distribution of food items in Ajmer. Any violation of social distancing norms may result in action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC): Ajmer District Collector

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) Mumbai has promulgated an order under Section 144 of CrPC, in the areas under the control of CP Greater Mumbai, prohibiting dissemination of incorrect info through various messaging and social media platforms.

In Nagaland, no COVID-19 positive case has been reported till now. 65 samples out of 69 have tested negative. Result of 4 samples is awaited. 23 persons are lodged in quarantine facilities and 658 are under home quarantine.

A petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking its direction to the Govt of India to carry out mass house-to-house tests for identification, treatment of COVID-19 infected persons in hotspot cities and to contain its spread in the country.

Maharashtra: 16 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1380.

A petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking its direction to the Govt of India to carry out mass house-to-house tests for identification, treatment of COVID-19 infected persons in hotspot cities and to contain its spread in the country.

Union health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and MoS Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey held a meeting via video conference today with Health Ministers of States over COVID-19 situation in the country.

32 people have been booked by Police for stepping out of their homes without wearing masks, in Northwest region of the national capital: Delhi Police

Four people confirm positive for COVID-19 in Udhampur district, taking total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 188: Officials

IndiGo CEO says airline will have no meal service for some time when flights restart, will fill only 50 percent seats in flights

65-year-old woman who had tested positive for coronavirus dies in Jaipur, taking toll in Rajasthan to eight: Official

Haryana: Sector-9 in Gurugram has been sealed by the district administration. The locality has been sealed under the containment plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In the last 24 hours we have tested 978 samples, out of which 67 are COVID-19 positive. Total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state at 308, including 259 active cases, of which 2 are on ventilators: Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary (Health), Gujarat

Total 720 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi till now, of which 22 of them are in ICU and 7 on ventilator: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Government had decided to extend help to those people whose livelihood has been affected due to COVID-19. In this context, in the first phase, more than 11 lakh construction workers in the state have been provided Rs 1,000 each in their accounts: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

We have to jointly fight this pandemic. India is ready to do whatever is possible to help our friends. Praying for the well-being and good health of the people of Israel: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

26 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 489. 25 of the new positive cases have contact history, while details of 1 case are being ascertained: Rajasthan Health Department

An FIR has been registered against Kapil Wadhawan of DHFL group and 22 others (his family members and servants) at Mahabaleshwar police station for violating coronaLockdown orders: Satara Police

5 more COVID-19 cases reported in Dharavi taking the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the area to 22, says the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) 

Maharashtra: IPS officer sent on compulsory leave for allowing  members of the Wadhavan family of DHFL group to travel despite lockdown, says Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra: 3 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from Mumbai's Dadar area today; 2 nurses of Shushrusha Hospital and 1 man from Kelkar Road. The total number of cases in Dadar stands at 6 now.

Bihar: Two members of a family in Siwan have tested positive for COVID-19; they have contact history with a positive patient who had returned from Oman. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 60.

Gujarat: 21 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Vadodara, of which 20 people are from Nagarvada area. Total number of positive coronavirus cases in Vadodara stands at 39 now.

India saw an increase of 547 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths in last 12 hours. India's total number of coronavirus positive cases now stand at 6,412 (including 5709 active cases, 504 cured/discharged/migrated and 199 deaths), said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Maharashtra Home Department has issued orders for a complete lockdown of 5 prisons in Mumbai & Pune region - Mumbai Central Prison, Thane Prison, Yerawada Prison, Byculla Prison & Kalyan Prison, till further orders.

First COVID-19 death in Assam at Silchar Medical College Hospital, says Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

"With utmost grief and sorrow, I would like to inform that Sri Faijul Haque Barbhyan (65), Hailakandi District has expired few minutes back in SMCH due to complication of COVID19 infection. My deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family," he tweeted.

149 arrested across Noida & Greater Noida for allegedly defying COVID-19 lockdown on Thursday; number of violators sent behind bars since restrictions came into force in March reaches 2,316: Police

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who ha coronavirus infection, has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital: UK media

One more person has tested positive for coronavirus in Jharkhand's Bokaro, taking the total number of cases in the state to 14

Nine areas in Gurugram, Haryana have been declared containment zones for all the purposes and objectives as prescribed in the protocol of COVID-19, to prevent its spread in the adjoining areas: Gurugram District Administration

United States records 1,783  coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours: AFP news agency quoting Johns Hopkins

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First Published : 10 Apr 2020, 07:59:08 AM