Health & Wellness

COVID Updates: Minister On Migrant Deaths, States Affected The Worst

BP World Bureau | Sep 20 2020 11:25:13 AM
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NEW DELHI: India has reported 92,605 cases of COVID-19 pushing the total tally to 54,00,619 and out of that, 10,10,824 are active cases, 43,03,043 people have recovered and 86,752 people died. 

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed the Rajya Sabha that 97 people died on board the Shramik Specials, admitting for the first time that migrant labourers lost their lives in the trains that took them to their native places amid COVID lockdown. 

Answering a question to TMC MP Derek O'Brien, he added that state police registers case under Section 174 of Cr.PC in cases of unnatural deaths and follows further legal process.

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has spent Rs 137 cr so far to tackle the pandemic, according to sources. 

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has set up four antigen testing counters at the railway station but they see massive crowds waiting for the test. 

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that 500 intensive care unit (ICU) beds have been added in Delhi’s private sector hospitals for the treatment of patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Five Indian states and union territories that are affected the worst in terms of Mizoram, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Sikkim. 

Globally, there are 3,07,76,433 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 88,03,048 are active cases, 2,10,16,411 people have recovered and 9,56,974 people died. 

In England, new regulations have been announced where people who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to £10,000.