India has a total of 649 total confirmed cases of Covid-19 till March 26, 2020. The Prime Minister of India has declared a lockdown of 21 days and Indian authorities believe that this will definitely alter the spread of Coronavirus saving the country from a community transmission.
The daily rising cases of the virus and its severe impact have forced the authorities to make efforts for dealing with this pandemic. Let us discuss the latest developments from India!
There are 42 new cases and 4 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, which has made the list to hit 649.
Effect of Lockdown
Following the lockdown, many student hostels and
paying guest facilities have been started closing on Wednesday. This has meant
that over 600 people set off from their places (Hyderabad) set off from
Hyderabad after obtaining special permits from the local police.
Also, jobless daily wage laborers walk back home from villages. Due to Covid-19, daily wagers, and laborers are being robbed in their income. In cities like Agra, closure of the tourism and footwear industry which gives employment to daily wagers has left many people in dire straits.
New Death Cases
Kashmir has recently reported its first death case. A 65-year-old man has died on Thursday, becoming the first case in Jammu & Kashmir due to Coronavirus. Another 4 people have been tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, making total cases reach 11.
Police authorities of India have issued notifications for meetings with e-commerce executives to solve issues of delivery executives in the lockdown process. As the Indian students are asked to vacate their hostels and India is banning the international flights for a week due to Covid-19, rooms in hotels were offered to Indian students by Wednesday following a call from the Indian embassy.