India COVID-19 Cases Mount To 513, Death Toll Rises To 10
Meanwhile, in view of the rising cases of the coronavirus, state governments have become more strict now. So far, 33 states and union territories in the country have been placed under complete or partial lockdown. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the National Centre for Disease Control is monitoring suspected coronavirus patients. For the time being, 1 lakh 87 thousand people are being community-monitored across the country. The number of patients in Maharashtra has reached 101 and a hospital has been built for coronavirus patients in Mumbai. Despite curfew in Nagpur, some people were seen on the roads and they were made to do sit-ups by the police there itself. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that 25 lakh masks have been confiscated in the Andheri and Bhiwandi region. Among these are 3 lakh N95 masks worth Rs 15 crore. The masks had been hoarded for the purpose of black-marketing. While four people have been booked under the Essential Commodities Act so far, two are absconding. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Rohit Kansal said that Jammu’s Government Medical College has been declared as the hospital for coronavirus patients. With two new patients confirmed in Ladakh, the number of patients there has reached 11. Madhya Pradesh’s new Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has announced that COVID-19 patients will be treated at the Bhopal Memorial Hospital. So far, 33 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Gujarat. Amid a lockdown, the state government has sent 11,108 people into quarantine for 14 days. Among these, 224 people in government hospitals, 34 people in private hospitals and 10,850 people have been quarantined inside homes. Apart from this, 21 cases have also been registered across the state against people trying to evade quarantine. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami has declared that one month’s additional salary will be paid to doctors, nurses and other health care workers engaged in the treatment of coronavirus patients. Apart from this, all ration card holders will be given free rice and sugar and Rs 1,000. Employees of the cinema industry in south India are facing many problems due to the lockdown. Film actor Rajinikanth has donated Rs 50 lakh to them. In West Bengal, organisations of Imams have said that no one will be allowed inside any mosque in the state. Only 4-5 people will be present at mosques, among whom will be Imams who recite the Quran and muezzins who give ‘azaan’ (the call for prayer). The Kolkata High Court has constituted a three-member committee on the release of prisoners on bail. The committee will submit its report by March 31. Apart from Maharashtra, there is curfew in Punjab as well, where people can buy milk, medicines and vegetables between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. On Wednesday, shops selling milk, medicines and vegetables will remain open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Chandigarh administration has converted the Sector-16 cricket stadium and the Mani Majra Sports Complex into temporary jails, so that they can be used during any kind of emergency situation.
With #coronavirus cases in the country crossing 500 & the threat of #communitytransmission still writ large, @drharshvardhan, revealed that up to 187,000 people in the country were being closely monitored by authorities. Medical facilities across the country were being ramped up pic.twitter.com/QBtIlkbdfc— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 24, 2020