Corona Update (Morning News) – April 08, 2020


* BMC seals Satya Nagar area in Bhubaneswar; declares it as ‘Containment Zone’ to prevent spread of COVID-19 .

* Former Mohana MLA Bharat Paik passes away at a private hospital in Srikakulam (AP) at the age of 61.

* 31 persons booked, 47 vehicles have been seized in 24 hours at Sambalpur; Sambalpur district administration imposes stricter restrictions; essential services to be available between 7 am & 12 noon only.

* Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 149; total number of #COVID19 cases in India touches 5,194. Active cases stand at 4643. Number of people cured/discharged/migrated is 402: Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

* Indian-American Journalist Brahm Kanchibotla dies of Coronavirus

* 3 companies from Gujarat will export hydroxychloroquine to the US: CM Vijay Rupani.

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* Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan rises to 343; tally reaches 179 in Gujarat, 314 in Andhra Pradesh.

* 23-day-old baby is among 40 new #coronavirus cases in Telangana, total rises to 348.

* Wearing masks at public places made mandatory in Chandigarh.

* Yogi govt announces Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for UP police personnel.

* Brazil President Jair M. Bolsonaro writes to PM Narendra Modi seeking medical assistance from India in the fight against COVID-19.

* Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 10,000.

* 30,706 new cases in last 24 hours in USA; 1,970 new deaths and 30,941 +ve cases in USA.

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