Coronavirus Highlights/ Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is COVID-19 Positive and Other Updates

Ghulam Nabi Azad
  • The coronavirus pandemic has been taking a toll in the country as we become the country with the second largest rate of infections in the world.  The coronavirus death toll has now reached 1,12,161 and the virus has claimed 895 lives in a matter of just twenty four hours.
  • Worldwide, the coronavirus numbers have crossed in 38.6M mark and the toll has risen to 1.09M according to Johns Hopkins University. And more than 26.7M people have recovered from COVID-19 so far.
  • Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has tested COVID-19 positive and has appealed to all those who have met him the recent days to undergo testing and take up institutional quarantine.
  • Pollution levels in Delhi are on the rise and it is believed that the rising pollution levels could worsen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the city.
  • A package of Rs 22,267 crore has been allotted to the state of Odisha to help the state fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In an astonishing estimate, it has been found that more than 25 hearings took place  in various courts in India, these hearings were conducted through video-conferencing.
  • India’s COVID-19 fatality rate has climbed to an all time low and has now climbed down to 1.52%. This is the lowest to have been recorded by India since March, 2020.
  • American President Donald Trump recently said that it was unconstitutional to impose a lockdown due to the pandemic, he said that he defends holding public events during the pandemic. He said that as president he has to meet people despite the pandemic. Donald Trump had recently tested COVID-19 positive.
  • The Delhi Government told the Delhi High Court that the policy decisions directing 33 big private hospitals to reserve 80% of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients was taken as a temporary measure to mitigate the crisis. 

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