Coronavirus: Millions show collective resolve to fight COVID19 by lighting lamps; cases cross 3,500

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Updated: April 6, 2020 12:01:03 AM

Coronavirus Updates in India / State-Wise Count: Coronavirus Latest Updates: Total Covid-19 cases in India has breached the 3,500-mark in India. There has been a spike of 505 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

narendra modi, light a diya, coronavirus, covid 19Prime Minister Narendra Modi lights a lamp at his residence in Delhi. (Photo/Twitter@narendramodi)

Coronavirus Updates in India / State-Wise Count: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to light a diya (earthern lamp) in support of the ongoing fight against Coronavirus crisis received a rousing support on Sunday evening. People across the country put off lights to light diyas, candles and flash mobile lights to show solidarity with all those who are at the forefront of the ‘war’ against the deadly infection which has killed thousands and affected lakhs across the world.  Total Covid-19 cases in India have climbed to 3,577, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to the ministry, the total death toll has jumped to 83 while 267 people have recovered/discharged.  There has been a spike of 505 positive cases in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

On Saturday, authorities continued their search for people who had visited the Nizamuddin congregation that turned into a coronavirus hotspot. A dozen men from three mosques in Gautam Buddh Nagar were tested for coronavirus and sent to an isolation facility after it emerged that they might have come in contact with a COVID-19 positive man, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month, PTI reported. The three mosques are in the Dadri area of Greater Noida, where the coronavirus-infected man, who hails from Hardoi district in Uttar Pradesh, had stayed in the second half of March, and those have been sanitised, police said.

Meanwhile, during a meeting, it was found out that there are between 20,000 and 30,000 ventilators that may be lying dysfunctional across the country. This includes both public and private sector hospitals. The meeting was chaired by the NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday. Many senior representatives of the industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) were also there. Meanwhile, India is observing a 21-day lockdown and has entered its 12th day on Sunday.

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