COVID-19:  Kerala, Bengal Report More Deaths; Total Cases at 1,251

COVID-19: Kerala, Bengal Report More Deaths; Total Cases at 1,251

COVID-19: Kerala, Bengal Report More Deaths; Total Cases at 1,251

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Migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh walk along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, following the coronavirus lockdown, in Palghar, Monday, 30 March.

Migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh walk along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, following the coronavirus lockdown, in Palghar, Monday, 30 March.(Photo: PTI)

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A 68-year-old man who had been tested positive for coronavirus passed away early morning on Tuesday, 31 March in Kerala, taking the death in the state to two. A woman died at a hospital in West Bengal’s Howrah district, taking the state’s death toll to three. The death toll due to COVID-19 in the country increased to 32, while the number of cases rose to 1,251, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

India is set to increase testing in ten identified “hotspots” where “unusual” transmission has been detected. It includes Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin, both in Delhi, the others being Noida, Meerut, Mumbai, Pune, Bhilwara, Ahmedabad, Kasaragod and Pathanamthitta.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought an FIR in connection with Tabligh-e-Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin, after at least 175 people who had gathered there were taken to various hospitals to test for coronavirus.

Earlier, the Health Ministry clarified that the country is still in the local transmission stage, adding that if it reaches the community transmission stage, the Health Ministry will admit it.

  • The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a petition seeking relief for migrant workers affected by the lockdown
  • The Centre on Sunday asked all states and Union territories to allow transportation of all goods during the nationwide lockdown

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has “appealed to the large number of people, who are returning from cities they work in, to stay wherever they are”
  • ICMR on Monday said 38,442 tests have been conducted so far
  • PM Modi apologised for “taking harsh steps that caused inconvenience to common man” in his first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ under lockdown

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Sena Seeks Action Against Bjp Leader Over Remarks on COVID-19

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday demanded action against Maharashtra BJP spokesman Avdhut Wagh who tried to link state minister Jayant Patil’s criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over lockdown announcement to 25 people contracting COVID-19 in his Assembly constituency in Sangli.

Such remarks not just malign Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but also hurt the legacy of progressive leaders and social reformers like Jyotiba Phule, Shahu Maharaj and Dr BR Ambedkar, an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said.

PM Modi Shares Video of Yoga Asan, Says It Helps Relieve Stress

In a bid to encourage people to stay fit during lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared a video of a yoga asan which he practices.

“Whenever I get time, I practice Yoga Nidra once or twice a week,” he wrote on Twitter.

24 People Present at Markaz, Nizamuddin Test Positive: Health Min

Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister said, “24 people who were present at the Markaz building, Nizamuddin have tested positive for coronavirus, so far,” reported ANI.

“We are not certain of the number but it is estimated that 1,500-1,700 people had assembled at Markaz building. 1,033 people have been evacuated so far — 334 of them have been sent to hospital and 700 sent to quarantine center,” he added.

35-Yr-Old With Travel Hist to Saudi Arabia Tests Positive in Bihar

“A 35-year-old man from district Gopalganj has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has travel history to Saudi Arabia,” said Abhishek Sen, Nodal Officer, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences Nodal Officer, Bihar, according to ANI.

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