Coronavirus LIVE: Fake messages on social media about likely declaration of emergency, says Army
Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: The government on Monday said that there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown, which came into force from Tuesday midnight. The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose to 1071 on Sunday, with eleven deaths in the last 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 30 while 99 people have recovered till now.
Amid reports of shortages across the country, a government stocktaking exercise found that 3.17 lakh personal protective equipment (PPE) and 11.47 lakh N95 masks are currently available. Central PSUs are in the process of manufacturing 40 lakh more masks — 13 lakh have been procured and 5 lakh received as donation. Across the country, 1,26,720 isolation beds have been earmarked for COVID-19 patients. This includes 17,631 beds in central government institutions and 1,09,089 in the states. However, there are only 25,743 ICU beds so far.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases across the world surpassed seven lakh, with over 1,30,000 cases in the United States. And the worst affected state in the US is New York, which has over 1,000 deaths. US President Donald Trump said the death rate in the country would likely peak in another two weeks. So far the over death toll is 2,460 from the respiratory disease, according to a Reuters tally.
(Inputs and image from theindianexpress.com)