COVID-19: 6 CISF Personnel Test Positive in Maharashtra

COVID-19: 6 CISF Personnel Test Positive in Maharashtra


Mumbai, April 3, 2020:

Six Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have tested COVID-19 positive in Maharashtra, officials said on Friday.

The personnel were posted at Kharghar adjoining Mumbai, senior official said. Five CISF personnel had tested COVID-19 positive earlier.

As of now there are 14 COVID-19 cases in Panvel Municipal Corporation area. Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 count continue to rise sharply today. The total cases have been reported at 2,567 till the filing of this report. The death toll has increased to 72. Till now, 192 patients have recovered from the disease.

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4 more people in Assam (3 are from Nalbari and 1 of the patients is from South Salmari) tested positive for the new coronavirus or COVID-19 that has infected over a million worldwide. With the earlier 16 detections, the total number of positive cases in Assam has now risen to 20.

Across the world, the number of COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed to 1,040,997 positive cases. Although 222,332 have recovered from the disease, 55,195 have died from complications. The United States has reported 245,442 cases, by far the highest number recorded in any country, and 6,099 have died so far.

Spain leads the list of country with the highest number of casualties - 10,935. A total of 117,710 cases have been reported in Spain so far.

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Meanwhile, the World Bank has approved $ 1 Billion emergency fund for India in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted 2,567 people in the country, including 72 fatalities.

The World Bank, on Friday shared that it will aid in expanding lab capacity to diagnose diseases, procuring testing kits and ventilators. It will also help set up isolation wards in the country and support COVID-19 research in the Indian institutions.

The World Bank’s focus is to help health systems tackle the immediate challenges of COVID-19. “In countries ranging from Afghanistan and Haiti to India, Mongolia, and Tajikistan, the financing will help bring more medical staff onboard and ensure that they are well trained and equipped to deliver emergency care,” read a statement by the World Bank.

The World Bank’s first set of aid projects, which amounts to $ 1.9 billion, will assist 25 countries, and new operations are moving forward in over 40 nations using the fast-track process, the bank said.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Apr 04, 2020