NEW DELHI: As the quantity of coronavirus circumstances mounted to 694 in India, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday introduced a aid bundle for the poor and migrant staff amid a 21-day countrywide lockdown to mitigate the impression of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman urged G20 leaders to take “effective and coordinated” motion to fight the worldwide disaster, amid forecasts of a deep financial recession.
Here are the highest developments:
- The authorities introduced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore stimulus that included free foodgrain and cooking fuel to poor for 3 months, and money doles to ladies and poor senior residents because it seemed to ease the financial impression of the nationwide lockdown.
- While over 80 crore poor ration card holders will every get 5 kg of wheat or rice and one kg of most popular pulses free of price each month for the subsequent three months, 20.Four crore ladies having Jan Dhan financial institution accounts would get one-time money assist of Rs 1,500 unfold over three months.
- The authorities additionally introduced an insurance coverage cowl value Rs 50 lakh per particular person for sanitation staff, ASHA staff, medical doctors, nurses and paramedics who’re on the frontlines of the corona battle.
- The Central authorities allowed doorstep supply of medicines to individuals throughout the 21-day nationwide lockdown to cease the unfold of coronavirus.
- The well being ministry stated that 17 states have began work on earmarking hospitals for devoted therapy of Covid-19 sufferers.
- The ministry of well being has stated that the “community transmission phase” of coronavirus will begin if the neighborhood and authorities won’t work collectively and comply with pointers.
- All worldwide business passenger flights will stay suspended until April 14, aviation regulator DGCA introduced.
- The CRPF has launched a WhatsApp-primarily based helpline – 7082814411 – that may present medicines and different important objects to the needy.
- As many as 1,600 wholesale fruit and vegetable mandis have began functioning easily and 300 extra will function from Friday after the central authorities on Thursday stepped in to normalise the availability throughout the lockdow.
- The Indian Air Force has created 9 quarantine services at its nodal bases throughout nation.
- Karanataka: A 70-year previous girl, who grew to become the second COVID-19 associated fatality from Karnataka, is amongst 4 new constructive circumstances of coronavirus confirmed in the state, taking the entire quantity of the affected to 55.
- West Bengal: An aged man examined constructive for COVID-19 in West Bengal, taking the entire quantity of circumstances in the state to 10.
- Gujarat: The loss of life toll because of coronavirus reached three in Gujarat after a 70-year-previous COVID-19 affected person died in Bhavnagar district early Thursday morning.
- Maharashtra: Three extra individuals -one every from Nagpur, Mumbai and Thane — examined constructive for coronavirus an infection, taking the quantity of such sufferers in the state to 125. Shops promoting important commodities shall be allowed to remain open 24 hours of the day in Maharashtra.
- Delhi: The Delhi authorities will enable retailers promoting important objects comparable to groceries and greens to function around the clock.
- Arunachal Pradesh: Border level of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh which witnessed chaotic state of affairs on Wednesday night time is evident as individuals who had been stranded there have been both despatched again or these prepared to endure quarantine have been allowed into the neighbouring state
- Bihar: The state reported two extra Covid-19 circumstances, taking the entire rely to 6. The authorities additionally introduced a aid bundle of Rs 100 crore and has determined to transform colleges into shelter houses.
- Kerala: The state reported 19 extra constructive circumstances of coronavirus, taking the entire quantity of contaminated individuals beneath therapy to 126.
- J&Okay: Two siblings, each minors, had been examined constructive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the quantity of circumstances to 13.
- Odisha: The state will arrange the nation’s two largest COVID-19 hospitals with a mixed capability of 1,000 beds.
- Rajasthan: Two extra individuals have examined constructive for coronavirus in Rajasthan, taking the entire quantity of confirmed circumstances of the an infection to 40 in the state.
- Assam: The Assam authorities is establishing a coronavirus isolation centre on the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, also referred to as Sarusajai Stadium, in Guwahati on a conflict footing.
- Tamil Nadu: The authorities introduced extending the continued lockdown of the state to stem the unfold of coronavirus until April 14.
- Uttar Pradesh: Four extra individuals check constructive for coronavirus in UP because the quantity of circumstances rises to 42.
- Punjab: The quantity of coronavirus sufferers continued to surge in Punjab with two extra individuals testing constructive for the an infection, taking complete circumstances to 33 in the state.
- Madhya Pradesh: The quantity of COVID-19 circumstances in the state rose to 21 with six extra sufferers – 5 in Indore and one in Shivpur – testing coronavirus constructive.
- Saudi Arabia’s King Salman urged G20 leaders to take “effective and coordinated” motion to fight the worldwide disaster triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, and referred to as on them to help growing nations.
- Germany has boosted its coronavirus check fee to 500,000 every week, with the early detection serving to in half to maintain the nation’s loss of life toll comparatively low, a virologist stated Thursday.
- Sri Lanka will enable chartered flights from any nation to land and fly out their residents stranded in the island nation.
- The coronavirus loss of life toll in Spain surged to 4,089 after 655 individuals died inside 24 hours.
- Iran introduced 157 new deaths from coronavirus, elevating the official quantity of fatalities to 2,234, because it slapped a ban on intercity journey to attempt to curb the unfold of COVID-19.
- China is ready to drastically reduce its worldwide flight routes in a bid to blunt the quantity of imported circumstances of the brand new coronavirus, the civil aviation authority stated on Thursday. Flights out of China shall be capped at only one route every week to every nation, with worldwide airways additionally permitted just one route.
- Singapore on Thursday unveiled a “landmark” bundle of SGD 48.Four billion (USD 33.17 billion) to help its staff and companies because the nation stepped up measures to cope with the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.