NEW DELHI :
Covid-19 claimed its first life in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday of a 60-year-old lady, elevating the toll throughout India to 16 as six extra died because of the coronavirus. This was the highest quantity of deaths the nation has recorded to date in a single day.
The nation recorded 70 contemporary circumstances on Thursday, taking the whole quantity to 703.
Kerala reported 19 contemporary Covid-19 circumstances on Thursday, taking the whole quantity of energetic circumstances in the state to 126, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated, including that greater than 1.2 lakh persons are underneath remark in the state.
The state now has the highest quantity of optimistic circumstances in India.
Maharashtra comes shut second with 124 energetic circumstances reported to date with one new case every being reported in Mumbai and Thane.
4 contemporary circumstances had been recorded in Karnataka on Thursday, taking the tally in the state to 55.
Three extra individuals, together with a couple, examined optimistic for Covid-19 in Telangana on Thursday.
The quantity of Covid-19 circumstances in the state stands at 44. The husband and spouse, residents of Domalguda in Hyderabad, are docs and got here into contact with others contaminated with the virus. The third individual, additionally a resident of Hyderabad, had travelled to Delhi. None of them have current historical past of overseas journey.
In neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, three new circumstances of the virus had been detected, taking the state complete to 11.
The federal government on Thursday, in the meantime, allowed retail sale of medication on the doorstep of shoppers throughout the 21-day lockdown. “Retail sale of medication to the doorstep of shoppers is crucial to satisfy the necessities of emergency arising on account of pandemic Covid-19 and in the general public curiosity,” stated a gazette notification by the ministry of well being and household welfare.
Nonetheless, the federal government stated it’s equally mandatory to control the sale and distribution of medication for his or her supply to the shoppers.
The centre stated that government-approved retailers can promote such medication, topic to the situation that any such sale of a drug specified in Schedule H shall be based mostly on receipt of prescription bodily or via e-mail. The licensee should submit an e-mail ID for registration with the licensing authority if prescriptions are to be acquired via e-mail, it stated. “The medication shall be provided on the doorstep of the sufferers situated throughout the identical income district the place the licensee (chemist store) is situated,” the notification stated.
The federal government additionally stated that for persistent illnesses, the prescription ought to be given to the chemist inside 30 days of its concern, whereas in acute circumstances, the prescription submitted ought to be inside seven days of its concern.
Coverage assume tank NITI Aayog has referred to as upon docs to work as volunteers for dealing with the outbreak. The federal government has realised that if the quantity of circumstances spikes, public well being amenities will face super stress. “This overwhelming burden will not be met by the obtainable docs in the general public well being system. The central and state governments are augmenting and expediting enhance in healthcare providers in each half of the nation,” NITI Aayog stated.
Regardless of the large quantity of circumstances being recorded, the federal government maintains that India continues to be in stage two of the unfold, which is native transmission.
“It’s too early to say that group transmission of the virus has began in India. A non-traveller to an contaminated nation can also be contaminated if he comes in contact not directly both touching surfaces touched by the contaminated individual or via unknowingly shut contact with an contaminated individual,” stated Rajni Kant, scientist on the Indian Council of Medical Analysis.
Nidheesh M.Okay., Kalpana Pathak, Yunus Lasania, and Sharan Povanna contributed to this story.