The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in India is increasing daily. On Monday, the highest number of cases of coronavirus came into daylight when the Union Health Ministry reported a sudden increase in the coronavirus positive cases in just one day. The ministry updated its tally on Monday night, adding 227 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive coronavirus cases in India to 1,251. Out of these, 1,117 are currently undergoing treatment and 102 have fully recovered and been discharged. Also, these include 32 deaths.
In its latest update, the Union Home Ministry stated that the death toll due to COVID-19 has increased to 32. The total positive cases as of Sunday evening were 1,025, which increased to 1,251 on Monday. While the death toll stood at 27, in such a situation, 227 new cases have raised India's concern. At least 25 new cases were reported from Delhi alone on Monday.
Stay Away From Rumours
Rumours of increasing the lockdown have been dismissed by the government, calling it baseless. While interacting with organizations involved in social work through video conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked them to combat misinformation and superstition on coronavirus as several people were seen disobeying the social distancing rule in the name of faith. Vigilance has increased in many states after new cases came to light in Nizamuddin, Delhi.
Religious Gatherings Increase Transmission
New cases of coronavirus have been reported from various parts of the country including Rajasthan, Haryana, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, which includes National Capital Region Noida. At the same time, 200 people have been identified in Nizamuddin's 'Tabligh-e-Jamaat'. Many have been tested positive; several are undergoing tests, and the whole area is under tight vigil to control transmission.
According to officials, more than 2,000 delegates from Indonesia and Malaysia attended the Tablig-e-Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin from March 1-15, 2020. More than 200 people have been admitted to hospitals after showing signs of COVID-19, and many of them are expected to come to the lab for testing. At the same time, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal later ordered an FIR against the person who led the congregation.
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