Day 24 of coronavirus lockdown: Ground reports from Indian cities

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Apr 17, 2020, 13: 51 IST

NEW DELHI: India now has entire 13,387 coronavirus instances in accordance with the ministry of health and household welfare. Of the entire instances 11,201 are lively instances, 1,749 folks have been cured and there have been 437 deaths.

Right here is a glimpse at essentially the most modern updates on the outbreak of coronavirus from numerous Indian cities —



  • No case has been reported within the wonderful 15 days from 3 areas within the national capital, collectively with Dilshad Backyard. 60 containment zones identified except now, says Satyendar Jain
  • The articulate executive on Thursday shifted extra than 1,500 migrant labourers and homeless folks, who had been camping on the banks of Yamuna, and supplied them with food and refuge.
  • App-essentially based cab aggregator Uber’s companies are now available without cost for public hospitals adore Safdarjung, Sir Ganga Ram and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals. These public hospitals will salvage UberMedic autos to switch frontline health group across the city as fragment of the 10 million free rides being supplied globally as launched by Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi earlier, the corporate said.



  • Mumbai added 177 instances, additionally its third-best depend for a day, taking the entire instances within the city to 2,073. In Mumbai, instances have doubled in precisely six days. On April 13, Maharashtra had 2,334 instances, and on April 10, a month after the first case turned into reported, Mumbai had 1,008 instances.
  • Covid-19 instances in Dharavi jumped by 26 on Thursday, the congested set’s largest single-day tally that smashed the soundless of three days of single-digit rises. The set additionally recorded one loss of life, taking the toll to 9. The entire collection of instances now stands at 86 for the reason that first patient turned into reported on April 1.
  • Six police officers and 13 constables from Mumbai and Thane have tested decided for coronavirus within the wonderful one week. All 19 are undergoing medicines at numerous hospitals at the same time as 86 police personnel, who had come interesting with them, have been positioned in quarantine.
  • The BMC’s D ward, which contains upscale and excessive-profile areas corresponding to Malabar Hill, Nepean Sea Toll road, Pedder Toll road and Nana Chowk, had reported 135 Covid-19 decided instances except Wednesday, the third-best among the civic physique’s 24 administrative wards, after G South and E. And, except date, this ward has had 3,317 excessive-possibility contacts of sufferers who were positioned in quarantine.



  • There turned into no describe of a brand novel coronavirus case from Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh on Thursday.
  • To salvage to the underside of medical and stress-connected points of oldsters all around the lockdown, the Punjab executive launched a obvious helpline (1800-180-4104) for electorate to join with a network of senior medical doctors over teleconference and salvage medical recommendation on Covid-19 and other connected issues.
  • On the orders of the deputy commissioner, the learning department has made three faculty-essentially based midday meal (MDM) kitchens purposeful from Thursday. These kitchens will acquire meals for 12,000 folks per day.



  • Authorities at Gandhi Clinic, along with the city police, region up a Covid-19 isolation ward for prisoners on Thursday. The 23-year-former man arrested by Chilakalguda police for assaulting a health care provider turned into the first inmate to be admitted on the ward.
  • The central executive’s decision to permit IT companies to attempt areas of work at 50% capacities from April 20 will have come as a breather. But having factual settled true into a come-entire model a residing from house (WFH) scenario, most companies, tall and puny, recount they keep not seem like yet in a position to salvage attend to the diagram of labor.
  • Jamia Nizamia, among the oldest Islamic seminaries of Hyderabad, issued a fatwa on Taraweeh, asserting Muslims across the country, must quiet provide the special prayers all over Ramzan from homes.
  • With the prolong in samples being despatched for attempting out, there is a lengthen of two-3 days in take a look at describe being bought, which has resulted in a protracted interval of live in isolation for suspected sufferers. While the 2-3 days live within the isolation wards not only poses a possibility of contracting the virus to the suspected sufferers who take a look at detrimental for the virus, however the lengthen additionally capacity that their detrimental describe can’t be even handed if yet every other patient within the ward all around the live turns out to be decided.



  • Almost 50 per cent of the oldsters that had tested decided for coronavirus in Bengaluru have recovered and are attend house, an encouraging designate for Karnataka’s wrestle in opposition to the outbreak.
  • Realising the necessity for epidemiologists amid the Covid-19 outbreak, BBMP has initiated the job for his or her recruitment. Nonetheless, its notification appealing applications has been flayed by public health experts, who’re aghast on the low wage of Rs 25,000 supplied for the four posts.
  • No topic the nationwide lockdown as a consequence of Covid-19, mangoes will quiet reach you by the humble postman, who will negate it to the doorstep as fragment of a Karnataka executive initiative.



  • Anna College researchers have developed a fresh hand sanitizer they recount can salvage rid of the coronavirus’ genetic subject cloth and damage the chain of transmission. Existing hand sanitizers only damage the outer surface and not genetic subject cloth of the virus which is able to quiet infect if it enters the human physique.
  • The Chief Minister’s Public Reduction Fund has to this point bought Rs 134.63 crore in the direction of Covid-19 reduction. Between April 7 and 13, the rest fund bought Rs 54.9 crore.



  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath in a gathering as of late with senior officers said,’It is not critical if an particular person has Ration Card or not, Aadhaar Card or not, if the person is needy he/she would be supplied with mandatory food objects. Despite the truth that the person is a migrant he/she can be supplied with food and ration’
  • Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has warned nodal officers, a mandatory hyperlink between the articulate executive and labourers stranded in assorted states, to repair their techniques.
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute, working within the field of veterinary remedy and allied branches, has volunteered to enroll in wrestle in opposition to fresh coronavirus an infection. IVRI has bought Indian Council of Clinical Research’s nod for starting Covid-19 attempting out facility.



  • The Bengal executive will, to any extent additional, be aware global protocol while writing loss of life certificates for Covid-19-decided sufferers, in teach to set to rest any confusion over loss of life figures, a senior member of the articulate’s health workers’ panel said on Thursday, on a day the manager beefed up surveillance in “sensitive zones” of Kolkata and Howrah, underneath the Centre’s identified “Crimson Zones”.
  • As fragment of its containment strategy in excessive-possibility zones, KMC and health department officials on Thursday began a door-to-door medical evaluate-up within the Belgachhia slums, overlaying almost 200 homes. Fever evaluate is the Stage II of the containment strategy after police restricted salvage admission to to and from the zone and ensured your doorstep provide of essentials with the civic physique.
  • KMC on Thursday performed an intensive disinfection pressure in a north Kolkata neighbourhood off Bidhan Sarani for 3 hours to allay fears of residents. Panic had gripped the locality after note went around that an 85-year-former native, whose physique had been introduced to the neighbourhood after she died at a sanatorium off Amherst Street, had tested decided for Covid-19.



  • The novel Covid-19 instances reported in Gujarat encompass 45 from Ahmedabad, 14 from Surat, 9 from Vadodara, 8 from Bharuch, 5 from Narmada, 3 from Botad, 2 from Panchmahal and 1 every from Anand, Chhota Udepur, Dahod, Kheda, Mahisagar and Patan.
  • The gathering of recent Covid-19 instances reported within the city within the wonderful 24 hours has hit 95 and the city will quickly peruse extra than 100 instances being reported every day. The intensive surveillance and aggressive attempting out strategy, the gathering of recent instances reported within the city every day will corrupt 100 quickly.

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