Total cases soar to 21,393 in India; death toll 681; 4,257 cured/discharged. Stay with EastMojo for the latest updates, particularly from Northeast
The funds sanctioned will be utilized in 3 Phases and for immediate COVID19 Emergency Response.
"The package include mounting emergency response to slow and limit COVID19 in India through the development of diagnostics and COVID-dedicated treatment facilities, centralized procurement of essential medical equipment and drugs."
Union minister Prakash Javedkar clarified that govt has not issued any directive that if any Coronavirus case is detected in the factory there will be FIR against the factory. This is a rumor and absolutely false.
He added, "Industry can go for production fearlessly in the allowed areas by taking adequate precautions like social distancing, wearing face mask, etc."
Citing that the royalties paid by the oil companies will go down by more than half due to the record slump in crude oil prices, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said the hike in oil taxes imposed by the State government was a “temporary measure” to cover up some revenue loss.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 21,393 on Thursday (April 23), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 681.
According to the latest updates provided by the Union health ministry, there are 16,454 active cases with 681 deaths so far in the country. As many as 4,257 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.
Assam: 34 (1 dead)
Meghalaya: 12 (1 dead)