Coronavirus latest updates: 626 new cases reported in last three days | India News

NEW DELHI: In a massive surge in fresh cases led by 82 in Maharashtra and 57 in Tamil Nadu, 315 new coronavirus infections were reported in the country on Tuesday — nearly double the previous day’s number — taking the total number of cases detected in India galloping to 1,618.
The number of deaths among Covid-19 cases too rose by nine to 52 so far. As many as 626 new cases have been reported in the past three days, accounting for nearly 40% of all cases so far.
Here is a look at the lastest updates on the outbreak of coronavirus from India and around the world —
From vaccines to ventilators, India and US ramp up ties in fight against Covid-19
Officials says both countries are looking for ways to work together for vaccine development. India’s strength lies in its long experience in dealing with infectious diseases. The second issue is the US FDA approval for use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for Covid patients.
Fake news spurring migrant exodus worrying: SC
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the steps taken by the Union and state governments to prevent spread of Covid-19 “at this stage” but expressed serious concern over fake news in social, electronic and print media causing the mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages.
“Migration of large number of labourers working in cities was triggered by panic created by fake news that the lockdown would continue for more than three months. Such panic driven migration has caused untold suffering to those who believed and acted on such news. In fact, some have lost their lives in the process. It is, therefore, not possible for us to overlook this menace of fake news either by electronic, print or social media,” the court added.
Govts race to curb spread as hundreds from Tablighi meet show symptoms
Government authorities are tackling a logistical nightmare as they try to map the movements of thousands of people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation end-February and early March in New Delhi and then dispersed, many carrying the novel coronavirus to states across the length and breadth of India.
The magnitude of the task is immense: three southern states — Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka — were trying to track at least 2,500 people, many of who had tested positive for Covid-19.
New test kits likely in 2 months: ICMR
India is likely to start manufacturing new serological diagnostic testing kits within the next two months as many advances have been made after the virus was isolated by research agencies, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
ICMR’s chief said once the virus has been isolated, it helps in taking research forward for developing diagnostic kits, medicines and vaccines and India is working in that direction.
Migrant exodus stopped to save villages: Govt
The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that there is a possibility that 3 out of 10 persons moving from cities to rural areas are carrying the coronavirus.
Solicitor general Tushar Mehta told a bench of CJI S A Bobde and Justice L Nageswar Rao that so far 28 lakh persons have been screened at airports and seaports. As many as 3.5 lakh persons are being monitored, he said.
The SG said nearly 22.88 lakh migrant labourers, poor and daily wagers are being provided food and shelter by governments after being stopped enroute to their native places in various states.
Trump warns US headed for ‘very, very painful two weeks’
President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned of a “very painful” two weeks as the United States wrestles with a coronavirus surge that the White House warns could kill as many as 240,000 Americans.

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