Dark clouds loomed large over India after nearly 700 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 4067 in India out of which 1445 cases are related to Tablighi Jamaat.
As the COVID-19 outbreak is quickly spreading across the globe, no country has been spared by this deadly disease. The population of India is over 1.3 billion at present. In such a situation, how will India deal with the daily inflow of patients and lack of testing kits, if the number of coronavirus patients rises? It is true that there is a scarcity of medical equipment like testing kits, ventilators in the time of crisis. India, at the moment, is seeing a shortage of testing kits and other medical equipment.
Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has placed an order for 5 lakh new Testing Kits for COVID19, 2.5 lakh of them will be delivered on in the next 2 days which will help India conduct corona test rapidly. “An order has been placed for 5 lakh testing kits for COVID19. 2.5 lakh kits to be delivered on April 8 or 9 as promised by the company,” ICMR’s R Gangakhedkar told reporters.
When asked about the coronavirus testing capacity per day, he said: “We have been saying that our current capacity is 13,000. If we do it in two shifts. It can be increased to 25,000. If we use all our resources, then it will be increased to such a level that the people don’t have to care about testing.”
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on the other hand, has announced that from tomorrow, food will be made available to the poor in 421 govt schools who don’t have ration card in Delhi. Each person will get 4 kg wheat &one kg rice.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi had an interaction with BJP Karyakartas on the occasion of BJP foundation day and made five appeals to them to support the country’s fight against Coronavirus. He asked them to distribute food to the poor, maintain social distancing, encourage use and distribution of masks, support to PM CARES Fund and to install Aarogya Setu app, among others. The lockdown will come to an end after eight days which was implemented for 21 days to curb the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.
The novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, is bent upon killing human beings, eliminating them. It is neither restricted to a nation nor a region or particular weather. It has put the entire world in a lockdown.
By far, the virus has affected over 12.8 lakh people globally and the global death toll has risen to at least 70,000. In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 4,300 so far, while at least 118 people have died in the country from the infection.