As Covid-19 cases surge, Delhi govt asks all hospitals to be on alert: ANI
Chinese truckers left stranded for days at highway exit by hardline Covid curbs: Reuters
Telangana on Friday recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 7,91,595 so far.
France reports 1,25,394 new Covid cases
Chhattisgarh sees 3 Covid-19 cases, no death; active tally now 19
West Bengal on Friday reported 17 new cases of Covid-19, which raised the tally to 20,17,765, the health department said in its bulletin.
Delhi reports 366 fresh Covid-19 cases, 209 recoveries, and zero deaths in the last 24 hours; Positivity rate rises to 3.95%
Gujarat sees 11 Covid-19 cases, no death; active tally 154 after 19 recoveries
Anti-virus shutdowns in China spread as infections rise
Anti-virus controls that have shut down some of China’s biggest cities and fueled public irritation are spreading as infections rise, hurting a weak economy and prompting warnings of possible global shockwaves.
China’s Xian to impose temporary Covid curbs on residents’ movement, business activities
The northwestern Chinese city of Xian will restrict residents’ movement and business activities from Saturday through to Tuesday, the city’s government said on Friday, after dozens of Covid-19 infections were found this month.
Italy reports 61,555 coronavirus cases on Friday, 133 deaths
The Covid-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 10,41,230 on Friday after the detection of six cases at a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,734, an official said.
All Delhi hospitals advised to remain alert, but no need to panic: Health Minister Jain
All hospitals in Delhi have been advised to remain alert in view of the rise in coronavirus cases in the city, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said Friday, while asserting that they are fully prepared to tackle the situation. According to an officials statement, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government is keeping a close eye on the situation.
Covid cases continue to surge record high in Shanghai amid growing public anger
China on Friday reported more than 3,400 positive and 20,700 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, majority of them in Shanghai city which is reeling under prolonged lockdown, and where hospitals have been ordered not to delay treatment of non-COVID patients after an elderly woman died waiting for emergency care, sparking a public outcry.
Tamil Nadu recorded 22 new coronavirus cases on Friday taking the overall caseload to 34,53,210 while no fatalities were reported, the Health department said.
Maha reports 69 Covid-19 cases, one death; active patient tally falls below 700
Odisha’s Covid-19 tally rose to 12,87,902 on Friday as 17 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.
No fresh coronavirus cases and related fatalities were reported from the union territory of Puducherry in the last 24 hours, a senior Health department official said on Friday.
Of over 1,200 fresh Covid cases in Haryana in a fortnight, more than 1,000 reported from Gurugram
The district has been witnessing a rise in Covid cases in the past few days. Its neighbouring Delhi has also been recording an uptick in daily Covid cases with the positivity rate going beyond two per cent.
Temporarily close specific wing in school or classroom where Covid case is detected, says Sisodia
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said a specific wing in schools or classrooms where a Covid-19 case has been detected should be closed temporarily and clarified that the entire school should only be closed in specific cases. The comments by Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister, came against the backdrop of rising cases of Covid-19 among school children and staff members. A meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has been called on April 20 to review the situation in the national capital.