Coronavirus pandemic: Narendra Modi says states playing proactive role in dealing with Covid-19 crisis; India infections near 28,000 

Team Suno Neta Sunday 26th of April 2020 02:54 PM
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Narendra Modi.

New Delhi: The prime minister, Narendra Modi, on Sunday, acknowledged the role played by the states in dealing with the coronavirus crisis while saying helping the poor is his government’s top priority at this moment. This comes at a time when hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are stranded in cities without job or money, hundreds, even thousands, of kilometres from their native places.

While addressing the nation in his “Mann Ki Baat” radio programme, Modi praised the efforts of the state governments in their fight against the new coronavirus, Covid-19, and said, “The responsibilities being borne by local administrations and state governments are critical in the fight against the corona(virus). Their hard work is worthy of praise.”

The prime minister said his government’s top priority is to help the poor in this crisis. Modi said the country’s fight against the coronavirus is people-driven and along with the people, the government and the administration are fighting the pandemic.

While highlighting the steps taken by his government, Modi said, “Money is being directly transferred into accounts of the poor as part of Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan package. The old-age pension is being disbursed. The poor are being provided facilities like free of cost gas cylinders and rations for three months.”

PM Narendra Modi’s April 26, 2020 “Mann Ki Baat”

India Covid-19 cases inch towards 28,000 mark, global infections near 3,000,000

Meanwhile, Sunday witnessed over 1,600 new Covid-19 cases and 56 new deaths from the infection in India. The total number of cases in the country is now nearly 28,000 with over 880 deaths. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi continue to be the top three states respectively both in terms of the number of coronavirus infections and deaths resulting from it.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the world has almost reached 3,000,000 and the death toll neared 207,000. Among all countries, the United States continues to lead the world both in terms of the total number of infections and the total number of deaths from the viral infection. The total number of coronavirus infections in the country is now close to a million and over 55,000 people have died from it.

Latest global coronavirus stats from Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering 

Latest coronavirus India stats:

  • Confirmed: 27,890
  • Deaths: 881
  • Recovered: 6,523

Latest worldwide coronavirus stats:

  • Confirmed: 2,993,262
  • Deaths: 206,915
  • Recovered: 877,411

Top 5 countries with coronavirus infections:

  • United States: 987,160
  • Spain: 226,629
  • Italy: 197,675
  • France: 162,100
  • Germany: 157,770

Top 5 countries with coronavirus deaths are:

  • United States: 55,413
  • Italy: 26,644
  • Spain: 23,190
  • France: 22,856
  • United Kingdom: 20,732

[Source: Worldometer]

[This story was last updated at 9.50am on April 27, 2020.]




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