Another Delhi politician added to the list of COVID-19 patients.
In the latest update, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was admitted to the hospital after reporting COVID-19 symptoms.
Jain has been suffering from high fever and breathing problems after attending a meeting with Council of Ministers, including Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, convened by the Home Minister Amit Shah.
Earlier this week, Kejriwal had reported COVID-19 symptoms and was admitted to hospital for tests. However, the tests were found negative.
So far, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 3.4 lakhs, with 10,667 cases and deaths in the last 24 hours.
Prime Minister Narendra is set to hold a fresh round of discussions with the Lt. Governors, chief ministers, and administrators of 21 states, including UTs, on ways to tackle the rising COVID-19 spread.
The PM is expected to hold virtual meetings with some state CMs tomorrow as well.
These will be the seventh and eighth such discussions between PM and state CMs in the COVID-19 crisis.
Meanwhile, the Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari hints that lockdown cannot be the further solution in saying, “I accept that there are problems (amid coronavirus) – related with banks, with demand and supply, with liquidity. The most important problem in the present economic situation is liquidity. We need to increase liquidity in the market. Without that, we can’t accelerate the wheel of our economy.”
In another update, the US stood by its promise of handing over the first tranche of 100 ventilator kits to India as part of the cooperation agreed upon.
A new US study said a specific mutation in the Coronavirus could significantly boost the virus’s ability to cause cell infection.