Northeast reports 35 COVID-19 cases so far; total soars to 7,447 in India; death toll 239. Stay with EastMojo for the latest updates, particularly from the region
Hailing PM Narendra Modi on agreeing to extend the lockdown, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wrote, "PM has taken correct decision to extend lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp to extend it."
Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's meeting with chief ministers, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram urges CMs of states where the party is in power to unanimously demand for transfer of cash to every poor family
As the coronavirus spreads in Japan, the chief executive of the Tokyo Games said on Friday he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year even with a 16-month delay.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus, putting the country under restrictions after it seemed it had avoided the spread.
“I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not,” Tokyo organising committee CEO Toshiro Muto said, speaking through an interpreter at a news conference conducted remotely.
Marking an end to all possibilities for mass celebration of Rongali Bihu next week, the Centre on Friday directed all States and Union Territories to strictly adhere to the ongoing 21-day lockdown guidelines and not allow any festival, including social or religious gathering and procession.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 7,447 on Saturday (April 11), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 239.
According to the latest updates provided by the Union health ministry, there are 6,565 active cases with 239 deaths so far in the country. As many as 642 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.