Coronavirus India May 13 Highlights: Tally at 74,281, Maharashtra accounts for almost 25,000 cases
Coronavirus in India Updates: "Out of Rs 3100 crore, a sum of approximately Rs.2000 crore will be earmarked for the purchase of ventilators, Rs. 1000 crores will be used for the care of migrant labourers and Rs.100 crores will be given to support vaccine development," the PMO said in a statement.
The total number of infections crossed the 74,000-mark Wednesday to reach at 74,281. (File)
Coronavirus in India updates: The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund Trust Wednesday decided to allocate Rs 3,100 crore for the fight against Covid-19, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said. “Out of Rs 3100 crore, a sum of approximately Rs.2000 crore will be earmarked for the purchase of ventilators, Rs. 1000 crores will be used for the care of migrant labourers and Rs.100 crores will be given to support vaccine development,” the PMO said.
With India reporting 122 deaths and 3,525 cases in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus pandemic casualties rose to 2,415 on Wednesday while the total number of infections crossed the 74,000-mark to reach 74,281 including the 24,385 people who have been treated and discharged so far.
Globally, 2,91,942 people have died and 4,261,747 have been infected so far. As many as 1,493,414 people have been cured across the world. The United States has recorded the maximum number of deaths and cases at 82,376 and 1,369,574 respectively.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, Lockdown in India Updates: Day after PM Modi's Rs 20 lakh crore relief package announcement, FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces the details of an economic package expected to mitigate hardships faced during the coronavirus-induced pandemic. Follow LIVE updates
Coronavirus India Live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation five days ahead of the end of the third phase of the lockdown
Coronavirus India Live updates:
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country should view the Covid-19 economic crisis as an opportunity to achieve economic self-reliance. In his address to the nation, he stressed on the importance of promoting “local” products.
Not entirely. While the PM did not give the details, he did specify that this calculation of Rs 20 lakh crore includes what the government has already announced and the steps taken by the Reserve Bank of India.
So, will the actual amount spent by the government be less than Rs 20 lakh crore? If so, by how much?
A rough estimate by suggests that the RBI’s decisions have provided additional liquidity of Rs 5 to 6 lakh crore since the start of the Covid-19 crisis. Add this to the Rs 1.7 lakh crore of the first fiscal relief package announced by the government on March 26. Together the two already account for 40% of the Rs 20 lakh crore package. That leaves an effective amount of Rs 12 lakh crore.
Coronavirus India Live updates: One of the busiest stations for trains route to North India, the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, after rail services were resumed Tuesday
The index of industrial production (IIP) witnessed a sharp decline of 16.7 per cent to 120.1 in the month of March, according to the data released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI). The IIP had grown 2.7 per cent in March 2019. The industrial growth during the fiscal year 2019-20 (April-March) slipped 0.7 per cent, compared to a 3.8 per cent rise in 2018-19, the data showed. The steep fall in IIP during March was mainly on account of a dismal show by mining, manufacturing and electricity sector due to the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Meanwhile, the third wave of infections in Kerala has ostensibly begun, with more people arriving from neighbouring states and abroad testing positive for coronavirus. On Tuesday, four of the five persons who were detected with the virus in the state in the last 24 hours had recently flown in from the Gulf countries on board the Vande Bharat repatriation flights. Of the 32 active cases in the state, 23 persons have travel history from neighbouring states or from abroad.
Coronavirus India Live updates: A little girl gets her temperature screened.
US' CDC commits USD 3.6 million to India's COVID-19 fight
The US' Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has committed USD 3.6 million to assist India's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the aid will support prevention, preparedness and response activities.
The funds will also be used to support the development of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) centres of excellence that can improve the ability of hospital networks to detect COVID-19 and strengthen local health systems through enhanced surveillance and monitoring systems, a US Embassy statement said.
The CDC is the national public health institute of the United States. It is a federal agency under the US' Department of Health and Human Services. "This initial tranche of funding will seek to further strengthen and support the Indian government's efforts to increase laboratory capacity for SARS-COV-2 testing, including molecular diagnostics and serology," the embassy said.