India fights COVID-19: Increase of more than 1000 covid +ve case in 24 hours

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New Delhi: An increase of 1035 cases has been noted in COVID-19 confirmed cases in India during 24 hours since Saturday 10 April 2020 and an increase of 855 has been reported in Active Cases. Total deaths that have occurred as of today is 239. As many as 642 persons have been cured/discharged after recovery. As of now total 7447 confirmed cases have been reported.Government of India in its continual efforts, following a graded response approach, is ensuring that there is no shortage of supplies of critical items which includes PPEs, N95 masks, testing kits, medicines and ventilators with each State across the country.

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PM interacts with CMs to strategize ahead for tackling COVID-19

Prime Minister ShriNarendraModi today interacted with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing to strategize ahead for tackling COVID-19.Prime Minister observed that the combined effort of the Centre and the States has definitely helped reduce the impact of COVID-19 but since the situation is rapidly evolving, constant vigilance is paramount. Talking about the Exit Plan from Lockdown, Prime Minister said that there seems to be a consensus amongst the states on extension of Lockdown by another two weeks.

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MHA issues 5th Addendum to exempt Operations of Marine Fishing/Aquaculture Industry and its Workers from Lockdown Restrictions to fight COVID-19

Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an addendum to the consolidated guidelines to all Ministries/Departments, regarding the Nationwide lockdown to fight COVID-19.The 5th addendum exempts from lockdown restrictions the operations of the Fishing (Marine)/Aquaculture Industry, including feeding and maintenance, harvesting, processing, packaging, cold chain, sale and marketing; hatcheries, feed plants, commercial aquaria, movement of fish/ shrimp and fish products, fish seed/feed and workers for all these activities.

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan chairs a video conference with States regarding the steps taken on COVID-19

Pointing to the critical importance of the next few weeks to break the chain of transmission of the disease, Dr Harsh Vardhan urged all to ensure social distancing and spread awareness about personal hygiene, which shall help in a resolute and collective fight against COVID-19.He urged States to promote mobile app ArogyaSetu to bring the people of India together in a resolute fight against COVID-19

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Government approves ex-gratia compensation for more than one lakh FCI employees in case of death due to COVID-19

The Government has approved the proposal for grant of ex-gratia monetary compensation to 1,08,714 workers and officers of the Food Corporation of India, including 80,000 labour who are working 24×7 to supply food grains across the country amidst the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.

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Action taken by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare during lockdown

In order to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during the lockdown period, the Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, is taking several measures.

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Overcoming lockdown restrictions, sowing of Summer Crops continues uninterrupted

Sowing of the Summer Crops has progressed satisfactorily despite the difficulties experienced due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the 21-day lockdown. total area under the Summer Crops (including Rice, Pulses, Coarse Cereals and Oil Seeds) cultivation has jumped significantly, registering 11.64% increase over last year.

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Department of Commerce has Provided a number of Relaxations / Extensions of various Compliance Deadlines etc. to address Corona Pandemic Related Hardships of Exporters

In order to give relief to businesses and affected individuals amidst the stress caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has introduced several relaxations and extensions in deadlines etc. with regard to compliances mandated under its schemes and activities.

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Around 2,000 NCC cadets employed and 50,000 more volunteered to contribute in fight against COVID-19

National Cadet Corps (NCC) volunteer cadets are helping civil administration by working shoulder to shoulder with civil, defence and police personnel under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’ in fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since April 01, 2020.

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More than 1 million free hot cooked meals distributed to needy persons by Indian Railways

Indian Railways staff from a number of Railway organizations like IRCTC, RPF, Zonal Railways and others have worked tirelessly to keep alive the Railways’ commitment of social service by selflessly and voluntarily providing hot cooked meals to needy people after the lockdown due to COVID-19.

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AYUSH reiterates immunity boosting measures for self-care during COVID 19 crises

Ministry of AYUSH had issued an advisory on various immunity enhancing steps from the time tested approaches of Ayurveda. The advisory has again been reiterated in these testing times to support the efforts of all as a measure towards enhancing ones immunity.

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