In India, more than 23,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus. It started with a very small number in the first few weeks but the cases have gone up ever since. Around 4,700 people have recovered from the virus but the death toll has gone up to 718.
There are 27,09,483 confirmed cases worldwide with the United States at the top with more than 8,00,000 cases alone. The world has seen over 191k deaths since the virus first started spreading.
Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the people to donate blood plasma for COVID-19 patients. A clinical trial was conducted that showed better and quicker healing of the infected patients due to plasma therapy.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with more than 6,000 cases and 283 deaths. The cases have spiked in the state at an alarming rate.
Franklin Templeton India, one of the biggest fund houses in the country has decided to shut down six of its fixed-income debt schemes due to the rapidly growing pandemic. This step was taken with the belief that the market will not return to normalcy anytime soon.
Till 3rd May, commercial flight services in India have been suspended to control the spread of coronavirus. This is likely to affect 29 lakh jobs in the Indian aviation and dependent sectors. Aviation and tourism have suffered the worst during this global pandemic.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught India to be self-reliant. Modi said this while he was interacting with Sarpanch’s across the nation on a video call.
The number of cases in Madhya Pradesh has reached a total of 1,771 with 85 casualties. There have been no new cases registered and Indore was declared as a hotspot of coronavirus.
Uttar Pradesh has more than 1,500 confirmed cases. Several districts in the state were identified as hotspots and the lockdown was mandated in these regions. The Noida-Delhi border was also sealed, making it difficult for anyone to cross the border.
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of thousands of people worldwide. Protect yourself from coronavirus by staying at home and regularly washing your hands.