Coronavirus India LIVE Updates Covid-19 situation
India’s COVID-19 cases crossed the 8 lakh-mark with 27,114 cases and 519 deaths reported in the last 24 hours across the country.
Now the total number of positive cases stand at 8,20,916 including 2,2123 fatalities, 2,83,407 active cases, and 5,15,386 recoveries, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India is the third worst-hit nation, behind only the United States and Brazil.
Also, lockdown restrictions have been announced in Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Pune, amid a surge in the number of cases. Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 2,30,599 cases including 9,667 deaths, followed by Tamil Nadu with 1,26,581 cases and Delhi at 1,07,051 cases.
Fresh infections crossed 27,000 for the first time, the third record high in daily numbers in the past three days. Total Covid-19 infections in India rose to 8,20,916, as per health ministry data. The death toll stands at 22,123. Stay with for live updates
HONG KONG: At a time when Covid-19 has infected over 12 million people across the globe, a scientist from Hong Kong has revealed that China knew about the deadly virus well before it claimed it did, in an extraordinary claim about cover-ups at the highest levels of government.
In an exclusive interview to Fox News on Friday, Li-Meng Yan, who has specialised in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, said that China likely had an obligation to tell the world, given their status as a World Health Organisation (WHO) reference laboratory specialising in influenza viruses and pandemics, especially as the virus began spreading in the early days of 2020.
Yan said very soon she and her colleagues across China discussed the peculiar virus but that she soon noted a sharp shift in tone. Doctors and researchers who had been openly discussing the virus suddenly clammed up. Those from the city of Wuhan--which later would become the hub of the outbreak -- went silent and others were warned not to ask them details.
The doctors said, ominously, "We cannot talk about it, but we need to wear masks,'" Yan said. The numbers of human-to-human transmission cases then began to grow exponentially, according to her sources.