Amid growing Coronavirus cases, India has placed an order for purchase of 40,000 ventilators in the next three months.
Bengaluru: Coronavirus pandemic has killed thousands of people while affecting lakhs.
The pandemic continues to spread its tentacles and bring hell to the people.
India too, sadly, has not been able to escape the dreaded virus.
As of today (March 28) India has 903 affected people while 21 are reported to have died.
But under Modi’s care and concern, health officials continue to work round the clock, helping keep the citizens safe.
Meanwhile, there are reports that the government has placed orders for 40,000 ventilators, as reported by Hindustan Times.
Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said that the Ministry has asked a “PSU to make 10,000 ventilators and another 30,000 will come from Bharat Electricals, a PSU under the Defence Ministry,” the paper adds.
The website also added that cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba has warned the chief secretaries of all states over the big gap in the number of international passengers who should have been monitored, and the actual number of such passengers. He underscored that the gap in this regard could "seriously jeopardise our efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19."
In Italy, it is reported that 969 COVID-19-related deaths took place in a single day, bringing the country's total to nearly 10,000. Italy currently has over 86,000 cases.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States rose past 100,000 on Friday (March 27), according a tracker run by Johns Hopkins University. Over 1,500 people have died. The highest number of cases is in the state of New York, at over 44,000. Out of this, over 25,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in New York City alone.
The death toll in Spain rose to 4,858, after 769 people died in a 24-hour span. Spain has over 64,000 COVID-19 cases.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he too has tested positive for Coronavirus and is in self-quarantine.
As of now, the best preventive measure available is to stay indoors and maintain social distancing.
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Last Updated Mar 28, 2020, 1:40 PM IST