With Nagaland reporting 1st COVID-19 case, Northeast’s tally is 36 so far; total soars to 9,352 in India; death toll 324. Stay with EastMojo for the latest updates
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan have risen to 5,362, according to Dawn. While 1,028 patients have recovered so far, 93 have died. With 2,594, Punjab province there has the highest number of confirmed cases in the country. In fact, the province accounts for nearly half of Pakistan’s reported cases. Sindh has reported close to 1,500 cases so far.
Responding to the appeal made by the Government for voluntary contributions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Action Committee for Safeguard of Indigenous Manipuri People of Assam has extended monetary donation of Rs 50,000 to the Assam Arogya Nidhi.
Members of the Joint Action Committee handed over the cheque to Cachar Deputy Commissioner Barnali Sarma.
The State government has allowed the liquor shops in the State to reopen from Monday. According to an order issued by the Additional Commissioner of the State Excise department, all wine shops will remain open from 10 am to 5 pm. Meanwhile, the department asked the owners of the wine shops, wholesale warehouses, bottling plants, distilleries and breweries to ensure that the customers maintain social distancing.
The State government will not take any decision on relaxing the lockdown on its own and will abide by the Central government’s directions. This was decided at the meeting of the council of ministers held at the Administrative Staff College here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal this afternoon. “The State government has decided that it will not take any unilateral decision regarding relaxing the lockdown till the Central government issues any instruction. We will wait for the Central government’s instruction and abide by it,” Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said after the meeting.
Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu - the most endearing festival of the people of Assam cutting across caste, community and religion - will be sorely missed by the masses this time. This Bihu which begins tomorrow and is generally celebrated for a week perhaps is the only instance in living memory when the people have been compelled to give the festivities a complete miss due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The only parallel one can draw dates back to 1983 when it remained a minimalist celebration during the peak of the Assam Movement but this year it is going to be a total blank.
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The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 9,152 on Monday (April 13), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 308.
According to the latest updates provided by the Union health ministry, there are 7,987 active cases with 308 deaths so far in the country. As many as 856 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.
Nagaland govt directs employees of civil secretariat and directorates in Kohima and Dimapur, & all govt offices in districts to resume office with skeletal staff from April 13. READ MORE
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The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 8,356 on Sunday (April 12), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 273.
According to the latest updates provided by the Union health ministry, there are 7,367 active cases with 273 deaths so far in the country. As many as 715 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.