Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla tests Covid positive, admitted in AIIMS

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla tests Covid positive, admitted in AIIMS

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla tests Covid positive, admitted in AIIMS
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tested positive for Covid-19 on March 19, a press release announced on Sunday. Birla has been admitted to AIIMS Covid Centre in the national capital, where he is getting treated since March 20. Birla’s condition is stable and his parameters are normal, the press release by AIIMS informed.

India recorded 43,846 new cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday, taking the country’s total tally to over 1.15 crore cases. This is the highest single day spike since November 25. Out of this, over 3.09 lakh cases are active while 1.11 crore people have recovered. Maharashtra reported 27,126 new cases, while Punjab had 2,578 on Sunday.

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 30,535 fresh cases of COVID-19. This is the highest number of daily cases Maharashtra has reported since March 2020, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 24,79,682. As per the health department, 99 deaths have also been reported in Maharashtra today, taking the death tally of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 53,399.

With the recent spike of coronavirus cases in Rajasthan, the state government has decided to impose night curfew in eight cities from tomorrow. From March 25, the state government has also made negative COVID-19 reports mandatory for people who are entering the state. Rajasthan government officials said that the night curfew will be imposed in Ajmer, Bhilwara, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Sagwada (Dungarpur) and Kushalgarh (Banswara) from 11 pm to 5 am, starting from Monday.

Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar Sunday said the second wave of coronavirus had begun, seeking people’s cooperation to contain the spread of the virus. “We are at the beginning of the second wave of coronavirus. Let us all join hands to control it because the next three months are crucial for us,” Sudhakar said.