Coronavirus India Highlights: Union minister Prakash Javadekar Friday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus and urged those who came into his contact to get themselves tested. Earlier in the day, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa also informed that he has tested positve for the virus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday reviewed the current situation of medical-grade oxygen supply in the country. “Inputs from ministries like Health, DPIIT, Steel, Road Transport, etc were also shared with the prime minister. He also stressed that it is important to ensure synergy across ministries and state governments,” a press release issued from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
The Union Home Ministry Friday said that Uttar Pradesh has reported a growth rate of 19.25% in daily new Covid-19 cases, adding that it is among the only three states in the country which have more than one lakh active Covid-19 cases, ANI reported. Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Prayagraj are the most affected districts, the ministry added. UP CM Yogi Adityanath has imposed a lockdown on Sundays across all districts.
In yet another daily high, India, in the last 24 hours, recorded 2,17,353 fresh Covid-19 cases and 1,185 related deaths. As such, the country’s cumulative count surged to 1,42,91,917 of which 15,69,743 are active cases. This is the second straight day that the country recorded over 2 lakh new cases.