From Our Bureau
2nd MAY 2020
A total of 37,776 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country so far and the death toll mounted to 1,223 on Saturday. As many as 10,018 persons have been cured with a recovery rate of 26.5 per cent. The number of active cases in the hospitals reached 26,535, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Through a graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach, Government of India is taking several steps along with the States/Union Territories for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.
Additional guidelines on rational use of Personal Protective Equipment were issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. These guidelines are in continuation of guidelines issued previously on ‘Rational use of Personal Protective Equipment’.
Meanwhile, in continuation of the measures taken in the wake of Covid-19, the Indian Railways has decided to extend the cancellation of all passenger train services till 17th May 2020.
However, movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places will be carried out by Shramik Special trains, as required by the State governments, in terms of the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Freight and parcel train operations will continue as at present. (eom)