Coronavirus Live Updates: The number of coronavirus cases in India reached 1.65 lakh on Friday, as India reported 7,466 new cases in 24 hours, its biggest jump so far. India has recorded 4,706 COVID-19 deaths sor far, making it the ninth worst affected country in the world, even surapssing China where the virus originated.
The first case of the novel coronavirus emerged in China last December and since then it has spread to virtually all parts of the world infecting more than 59 lakh people globally. More than 3.5 lakh have died too across the world, but very few new cases are being reported in China for the last few days.
The Haryana government has issued orders to “completely seal” all borders with Delhi except for essential services, state Home Minister Anil Vij said on Thursday, over concerns of coronavirus spreading with people travelling from the national capital.
Coronavirus cases have been increasing in districts sharing a border with the national capital, Anil Vij said in an order. “The main reason behind the spike in cases is the entry of people from Delhi into areas of Haryana which share its border with Delhi,” he said.
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Telangana reported its biggest spike in the number of cases, with 117 people testing positive for the virus. Forty-nine of the those who tested positive were returnees from Saudi Arabia. The new cases have pushed the number of COVID-19 cases to 2,256.
JUST IN: 7,466 coronavirus cases in India in 24 hours, biggest jump so far, 1.65 lakh total cases, 4,706 deaths
Punjab: Migrant workers hold a protest at Bypass road in Amritsar. A migrant, Pulkit says, “Yesterday, our health screening was done. We boarded a bus also, but were told that our train has been cancelled. We are forced to stay on road now. We request Government to send us home”. pic.twitter.com/wvkBwaWC7x
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Locals in Mominpura, a COVID-19 red zone, held a protest here on Thursday demanding re-opening of roads in the area.
With hundreds of people hitting the streets, social distancing norms were flouted openly.
As per the latest update by the Maharashtra Health Department, a total of 59,546 people have tested positive for coronavirus and 1,982 have succumbed to the disease, news agency ANI reported.
Jammu & Kashmir: Over 250 migrant workers left Poonch district for their home district in Uttar Pradesh yesterday amid COVID-19 induced lockdown. An official said, “They are being sent by buses to Katra where they will board special trains tomorrow for their home district in UP”. pic.twitter.com/RK5nkd1EzM
– ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2020
Three more employees of the office of Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal have tested positive for COVID-19, a day after a junior assistant was found infected with the novel coronavirus.
Sources said that entire staff members may undergo COVID-19 test in the next few days, since four cases of coronavirus infection have so far emerged at the LG Secretariat.
“Two junior assistants and a sanitation worker tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday,” a source told PTI.
The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 1.6 lakh on Thursday, making it the ninth worst-hit country by the deadly virus infection, while the number of deaths crossed China’s official count, data from states governments and America’s Johns Hopkins University showed.
With 1,65,386 cases, India has reported nearly double the number of cases in China at 84,106, an online real-time tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed. India also surpassed China with as many as 4,711 deaths, compared to 4,638 by Thursday night, the data showed.
West Bengal has taken a major step towards starting plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 patients after a state-run hospital collected and preserved the blood component from a woman who recovered from the disease in March, a senior official of the health department
said on Thursday.
The therapy involves taking antibodies from the plasma of a person who has recovered from COVID-19 and transfusing those antibodies into an active coronavirus patient to help the immune system fight the infection.
The collection and preservation of plasma have been done at the Department of Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday after Monami Biswas donated blood for the purpose, the official said, news agency PTI reported.