Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday spoke with US President Donald Trump and he said both countries “agreed to deploy the full strength of India-US partnership to fight COVID-19 pandemic”. In a tweet, PM Modi said, “Had an extensive telephone conversation with President @realDonaldTrump. We had a good discussion, and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19.” He also spoke with his counterparts from Spain and Brazil and discussed the impact of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with floor leaders of various political parties via a video link on April 8 at 11 am, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.
Earlier today, the health ministry said there are 1,023 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country and they are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat meeting, which means 30 per cent of the cases are linked to one thing they couldn’t control.
The total number of positive cases in India Saturday rose to 3,113 including 75 deaths and 212 people who have been treated and discharged so far. While Maharashtra has reported 47 new cases, 25 new infections emerged from Agra on Saturday. There has been a spike of 355 cases in the country in the last 12 hours.
Globally, 58,871 people have died of the virus. The number of active cases is about to touch 11 lakh with 1,098,848 cases reported as of Saturday morning, according to John Hopkins. The US has reported the worst 24-hour death toll since the pandemic started, with nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday. The country has 277,828 active cases. Italy, meanwhile, has reported the maximum number of deaths at 14,681 followed by Spain (11,198), France (6,507), United Kingdom (3,605), Iran (3,294) and China (3,203).