Corona Update (Sunday News) – April 19, 2020

* More than 2,500 samples tested in Bhubaneswar in the last 3 days. Target 5,000 in 7 days.

* Odisha CM reassures Odia people stranded outside the State. Efforts to be made to ensure their safe return once lockdown period is over. They will stay in mandatory 14-day quarantine. Sarpanchs will get Collector powers to enforce the guidelines.

* For Central Government Employees in Bhubaneswar, as per MHA Order, all officers above the rank of Deputy Secretary will attend office. Others will be limited to 30 %. They will be allowed to go to office by showing identity card. No vehicle pass is required: Twin City CP Sudhanshu Sarangi.

* Cuttack Administration declares 10 hospitals as Fever Clinics in Cuttack.

* “There shall be no movement of labour outside the State/UT from where they are currently located,” says MHA.

* Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Haryana are in Top 5 States with High corona recovery rates.

* India’s total number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 16116 (including 13295 active cases, 2302 cured/discharged/migrated and 519 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

* All 186 COVID-19 positive cases detected in Delhi yesterday were asymptomatic. One of them distributed food at Govt Centre.

* 139 new COVID-19 positive cases & 5 more deaths reported today in Gujarat. The total number of positive cases rises to 1,743.

* 135 new COVID-19 positive cases & 6 deaths reported today; 29 people recovered today. Total number of positive cases in Mumbai rises to 2,798.

* 552 COVID19 positive cases & 12 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. Death Toll – 223. Total Cases – 4,200.

* 105 new cases reported in Tamil Nadu; total cases in the state climbs to 1477.

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* 20 new Coronavirus positive cases reported in Dharavi of Mumbai. The total number of positive cases in the area increases to 138 (including 11 deaths).

* COVID19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or borders before striking. Our response and conduct thereafter should attach primacy to unity and brotherhood. We are in this together: PM Modi.

* Number of COVID-19 cases rises to 1407 in Madhya Pradesh.

* Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha Secretariat to resume work from Monday: Official order.

* Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 507; number of cases climb to 15,712: Health Ministry.

* There are 3,86,791 tests for coronavirus conducted so far; 37,173 tests done on Saturday: ICMR.

* Two journalists test positive for coronavirus in Chennai.

* JEE Main will be conducted in June:

* Ambassador of India to Afghanistan handed over 300,000 tablets of hydroxychloroquine and 70,000 tablets of paracetamol to Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz.

* China reports 16 new cases of coronavirus, 9 of them were imported.

* Number of recovered coronavirus patients has reached 600,000 worldwide.

* UK reports 5,850 new cases of coronavirus and 596 new deaths. Total of 120,067 cases and 16,060 deaths.

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