COVID-19: India Crosses 10 Lakh Cases, Lockdown In Four Odisha Districts Till 31 July
All the efforts of the central and state government have proved to be unsuccessful in curbing the coronavirus spread. According to new figures of the Health Ministry, in the last 24 hours, about 35,000 new patients have been found while 687 people have died. After the new data comes, the total number of infected patients in the country has gone up to 10 lakh 3 thousand 832 while the death toll has increased to 25,602.
#COVID19 cases cross the 10 lakh mark in India with the highest single-day spike of 34,956 cases, and 687 deaths. Total positive cases stand at 10,03,832 including 3,42,473 active cases, 6,35,757 cured/discharged/migrated and 25,602 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/zSRgtW5iAy— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2020
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had tweeted on July 14 that in the current week the corona patients tally will cross the 10 lakh mark. Gandhi’s estimate proved out to be correct and in just three days the number of corona patients reached over 1 million. Retweeting his old tweet, he claimed that if COVID-19 spreads at such a rapid pace, by August 10, there will be more than 2 million infected patients in the country. He appealed to the government that concrete and planned steps should be taken to prevent this pandemic.
10,00,000 का आँकड़ा पार हो गया।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 17, 2020
इसी तेज़ी से #COVID19 फैला तो 10 अगस्त तक देश में 20,00,000 से ज़्यादा संक्रमित होंगे।
सरकार को महामारी रोकने के लिए ठोस, नियोजित कदम उठाने चाहिए। https://t.co/fMxijUM28r
The lockdown has been reimposed in several places due to the huge increase in the number of patients. Now Odisha has also imposed complete lockdown in its four districts Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack and Jajpur, and Rourkela city till 31 July.
Odisha government announces complete lockdown in Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack and Jajpur district and Rourkela city from 9 pm on Friday to July 31 amid a rapid spurt in COVID-19 cases in the state— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) July 16, 2020