Coronavirus (Covid-19) News in India: The number of Coronavirus positive cases has crossed the 2000-mark in India. As per the latest update from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the last 24 hours, 235 new COVID19 positive cases have been recorded across the country. Total number of cases have now reach 2069 in India, including 1860 active cases, 155 cured/discharged/migrated people and 53 deaths, the ministry said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he will be sharing a video message at 9 AM Friday. The PM, however, did not specify what it will be about. “At 9 AM tomorrow morning, I’ll share a small video message with my fellow Indians,” PM Modi said in his tweet in English and Hindi.
Meanwhile, a nationwide hunt is underway to identify those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin. Authorities across states have already identified 5000 persons and sent them for quarantine. Efforts were on to find 2000, including foreign nationals, in several states including Telangana, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the number of COVID-19 cases may shoot up in Delhi in coming days as the government has decided to put all the people evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz under test.
The Ministry officials have cited that cases have risen largely due to the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin. The congregation took place in mid-March. The central government official said that technically the figure does not show a national trend. The central government has urged people to follow guidelines during the COVID-19 lockdown period by not violating rules, avoiding congregations, including religious meetings.