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COVID Updates: Wuhan Bans Wild Animal Consumption, AIIMS To Study More About COVID

BP World Bureau | May 22 2020 10:29:56 AM
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NEW DELHI: In India, there are 1,18,447 cases of novel Coronavirus disease and out of that, 66,330 are active cases, 48,534 people have recovered and 3,583 people died. 

The union health ministry said that, with 6,088 infections being reported in the past 24 hours, India has recorded the highest one-day surge. 

Doctors and researchers from AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Science) are trying to study how long the coronavirus can survive in a dead body and if it can transmit the infection by doing an autopsy of a COVID victim.

Dr Sudhir Gupta said that they can find out how the virus will affect the organs.

COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown affected Delhi government’s project to strengthen the Capital’s public transport system, by adding a new bus fleet.

Read: COVID Updates: Asymptomatic People Can Infect Surfaces, Biggest One-Day Spike In India 

Maharashtra is the worst affected state as the COVID cases crossed the 41,000 mark. 

But the government is working on strategies to revive the economy and continue the functioning of the nation. 

Domestic flight services will resume on May 25th and Indian airlines will operate a total of 8,428 domestic flights each week for the next three months.

Dr SK Sarin, director of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, said that the disease is yet to peak in India. 

He heads the five-member committee formed to assist the Delhi chief minister to tackle the pandemic.

An informal Group of Ministers headed by labour minister Thawarchand Gehlot, said that 93 million urban informal workers, across five sectors -- manufacturing, construction, trade, tourism, and hospitality -- have been affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Globally, there are 51,02,645 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 28,21,002 are active cases, 19,48,720 have recovered and 3,32,923 people have died.

As China is witnessing the emergence of COVID, Wuhan has ordered a ban on eating and hunting wild animals. Farmers are being offered cash to stop breeding exotic animals and financial help. 

In Sweden, a study revealed that 7.3% of Stockholm’s inhabitants had developed COVID-19 antibodies by the end of April.