Coronavirus update: Kejriwal says Modi to extend lockdown

Nearly 250 dead in India

By DTE Staff
Published: Saturday 11 April 2020

The Narendra Modi government will extend the nationwide lockdown, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted after a video conference between the PM and various CMs:

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy suggested that the lockdown be extended but only at affected zones. 
  • His government halso started a scheme to procure five crops directly from farmers through 700 centres.
  • The global death of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crossed the 100,000 mark, April 11, 2020. The number of positive cases worldover was above 1.7 million, accpording to aggregator Worldometer.
  • In India, the death toll was already at 250, according to crowd-sourcing website The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare put it slightly lower at 239.
  • The number of cases positive to the virus SARS-CoV-2 was 7,447, according to the ministry.
  • Maharashtra alone accounted for a 110 deaths amid 1,574 cases.
  • Nearly two-thirds of the state's cases were in capital Mumbai.
  • The state, arguably India's most industrialised, has extended the state of lockdown to April 30.
  • Tamil Nadu's tally was above 900.
  • Internationally, 4 per cent of the patients remained serious or critical.
  • The United States crossed the 0.5 million cases mark, resulting in 18,761 deaths only a tad short of Italy's toll.

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