Countrywide Covid-19 Tally Nears 1200 Mark; 17 News Cases in Tamil Nadu

Countrywide Covid-19 Tally Nears 1200 Mark; 17 News Cases in Tamil Nadu

 

The government today said there was no plan to extend the 21-day nationwide lockdown which came into force on Tuesday midnight, beyond April 14, and refuted the reports claiming so.

The Supreme Court today sought a status report from the Centre by Tuesday on the measures taken in view of the large-scale migration of labourers from cities to their native villages amid the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent lockdown across the country.

The number of COVID-19 positive cases climbed to 1173, as more than a hundred fresh cases were reported on Sunday, with 29 deaths reported so far. Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with 215 cases.

17 new cases reported in Tamil Nadu bringing the total number of cases in the state to 67: Tamil Nadu Health Department

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The Supreme Court on Monday sought a status report from the Centre by Tuesday on the measures taken in view of the large-scale migration of labourers from cities to their native villages amid the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent lockdown across the country.

The top court observed that the migration of labourers out of panic and fear is becoming a bigger problem than the coronavirus. It said the court would not create more confusion by issuing directions on measures that the government is already taking to deal with the issue.

Tamil Nadu has 67 coronavirus positive cases in the State, up from 50, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Monday. The fresh cases include 10 from Erode, Palaniswami said adding additional personal protective equipment like N-95 masks for the health personnel have been ordered. Migrant workers stranded in Tamil Nadu have already been provided food and shelter apart from medical help, he said.

India entered the sixth day of the lockdown, as more than 1150 positive Covid-19 cases across the nation were confirmed.

 

 

 

 

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