Coronavirus: Centre makes testing, treatment free under Ayushman scheme as India's toll rises to 75
04th April 2020 08:56 pmScroll
The health ministry said more than 1,000 cases were linked to last month's Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi.
8.55 pm: Here are the top updates of the day:
- The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 3,072 on Saturday and toll reached 75, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India saw its largest single day spike - 601 cases - in the last 24 hours.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked officials to ensure sufficient availability of personal protective equipment, masks, gloves and ventilators. He chaired a meeting of the 11 empowered groups set up by the Centre to assist the government in combating the coronavirus pandemic.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is working closely with the US to win the fight against the pandemic. "Had an extensive telephone conversation with President @realDonaldTrump," he tweeted. "We had a good discussion, and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19."
- Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday warned people against circulating "inflammatory content" about the coronavirus pandemic and said that the "virus" of fake news and communal hatred is threatening social harmony. Thackeray added that his government has
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