With 227 people tested positive in less than 24 hours, India on Monday saw the sharpest spike in coronavirus cases in a single day ever since the spread of the virus became known in the country. The total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 1,251, health ministry data showed. Of the total cases, 102 people have been cured and 32 have died. Among the states, the biggest jump was reported from Delhi – the national capital had 25 new cases, which took its total to 97. The government said then virus is still in the local transmission stage. Earlier in the day, the government also denied “rumours and media reports” about an extension of the lockdown, saying it was “baseless”. Telangana, meanwhile, became the first state to tighten its belt in view of the coming economic slump, slashing the salary of all its public servants, starting with the Chief Minister:
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The Jammu and Kashmir administration constituted various coordination teams on Monday to ensure movement of essential goods and services, and address difficulties amid the lockdown over the novel coronavirus pandemic, news agency PTI reported.
According to the order, the Health and Medical Education financial commissioner Atal Dulloo will be the incharge of the coordination.
The order mentions that the commissioner secretary of Labour and Employment shall coordinate labour issues, including problems of daily-wage labourers of Jammu and Kashmir currently under lockdown in other parts of the country.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region’s COVID-19 count reached 170 on Monday with 47 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said.
While 29 of the new infections are in Mumbai, the rest 18 are from other parts of MMR, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials said.
Also, an 80-year-old man, who suffered from acute respiratory distress, succumbed to COVID-19 at a private hospital, taking the death toll in MMR to eight, including six in Mumbai, said the civic body’s release.