Corona Update (Afternoon News) – April 09, 2020

* A 51-year-old woman in Dhenkanal and a 69-year-old man from West Bengal in Bhubaneswar have tested positive for COVID19: Odisha Health Department. State Tally goe up to 44.

* #COVID19 testing will now be available in 3 more Hospitals in #Odisha . Govt plans to conduct 1,000 tests per day.

? MKCG Berhampur from April 12
? VIMSAR Burla from April 15
? IGH, Rourkela from April 17

* Odisha Govt decides to extend the lockdown period till April 30, 2020; becomes 1st State in the country to do so. A proposal sent to Centre too.

* All Schools, Colleges and Educational Institutions in Odisha to remain closed till 17th June 2020.

* Total 5734 confirmed cases reported in the country till date, 549 new cases in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Health.

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* Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation declares 381 areas as containment zones; total number of positive cases in Maharashtra is 1297.

* The total number of positive cases in Rajasthan rises to 430.

* Maharashtra Cabinet has approved a proposal for 30% salary cut for all state legislators for a year starting from this month;

* 76,000 people in Chhattisgarh are currently under home quarantine, informed Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.

* After Trump, Brazil’s Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for supplying hydroxychroloquine raw materials.

* 150 members of the ruling Saudi Royal Family has tested positive for Coronavirus.

* Kapil Dev not in favour of Indo-Pak cricket match to raise funds.

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