The Union Health Ministry on Friday announced that over 2300 cases and 56 deaths have been reported in India so far. Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary stated that “If we look at cases related to Tableeghi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin, around 647 confirmed cases related to it found in 14 states – Andaman & Nicobar, Assam, Delhi, Himachal, Haryana, J&K, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh – in last 2 days.
He added that “From yesterday till today 336 additional cases of coronavirus have come before us. Meanwhile, the Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has appealed to patients and their families not to create any obstacle in the path of doctors while they discharge their duties. He also expressed concerns over misbehavior with doctors and medical staff.
Likewise, Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary stated that “Union Ministry of Home Affairs has written to state governments to take strict action in cases of attack on healthcare & frontline workers & ensure the security to the medical fraternity.”
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that “5 people have died in Delhi so far due to Coronavirus, one of them was a person who was evacuated from Markaz.” Likewise, he said that “We have prepared 328 relief centres to accommodate 57,000 people. Anyone can come to these relief centres and stay here. We will take care of them.”