Coronavirus India Latest LIVE Updates: Over 6 lakh migrants have been accommodated in 61,000 relief camps, the health ministry said in a press briefing Tuesday, adding that routine health services such as immunisation should not be suspended. When asked to reveal list of hotspots, Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary, Health Ministry, said the situation at present is very dynamic and a success story today can become a hotspot tomorrow.
Earlier in the day, Chief Justice of India S A Bobde Tuesday told the Centre to ensure all migrants who had been shifted to shelter homes received food, nourishment and medical aid. His instruction came after the government stated that all migrants on the road had been shifted to the nearest available shelters as they pose a risk of spreading the coronavirus if they return home. The CJI also directed the government to let volunteers manage the shelters, instead of the police as there should be no use of force or intimidation.
Two more deaths due to Covid-19 were reported today, one each from Kerala and West Bengal. The number of active cases in the country rose with more infections in New Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, among other states. The government maintains there is no community transmission of the virus but is studying emerging hotspots, where they will follow “rigorous surveillance”.
The number of global coronavirus infections stands at 786,291, the most in the United States (164,620), following by Italy (101,739), Spain (87, 956) and China (82,240). Among the 37,820 people who have died from the virus, the most are from Italy (11,591), Spain (7,716) and China (3,187). In the list of countries with the most infections, India ranks 40 with 1,252 cases.