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Coronavirus India latest updates: Centre asks states to arrange food, shelter for migrant workers

NEW DELHI: Seven deaths from Covid-19 infections were reported from across the country on Thursday, the highest single-day count so far, taking the toll from the disease to 20, even as states registered 71 new cases, including four in Delhi. The total number of coronavirus cases thus far in India crossed the 700 mark, ending the day at 727.
Here is a look at the latest updates on the outbreak of coronavirus in India and around the world —
Centre asks states to arrange food, shelter for migrant workers
The Centre on Thursday asked state governments to arrange food and shelter for migrant workers who are facing difficulties due to the 21-day lockdown announced to check the spread of coronavirus.
“We have asked the state governments to arrange food and shelter for the migrant workers. We are sensitizing everyone that wherever they are, they should remain there. Students should continue to remain in hostels,” a government official said.
US has most coronavirus cases in world, next wave aimed at Louisiana
The number of US coronavirus infections climbed above 82,000 on Thursday, surpassing the national tallies of China and Italy, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalizations and looming shortages of supplies, staff and sick beds.
Govt mulls roping in 5th-yr medical students, retd docs to fight Covid-19
In urgent measures to ramp up medical capacity to tackle any sharp rise in Covid-19 cases, the government is considering facilitating fifth-year MBBS students and retired but practising doctors to help in managing patients, if necessary.
With medical facilities running low on ventilators and protective masks and hampered by limited diagnostic testing capacity, the US death toll from Covid-19-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, rose beyond 1,200.
Cash transfers, free foodgrains for poor in Rs 1.7 lakh crore coronavirus package
The government on Thursday announced a Rs 1.7 lakh crore package focused on emergency cash transfers into bank accounts of the poor, along with providing free foodgrains, pulses and cooking gas for three months in a bid to cushion them from the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and economic disruption caused by the disease.
Heat may slow corona but early summer unlikely
Many Indians have been praying for an early onset of peak summer this year in the light of some studies that have shown that transmission of Covid-19 infections may slow down in high heat. That hope may be dashed, with met department forecasts showing that the chances of summer setting in early are low.
Centre permits doorstep delivery of medicines during Covid-19 lockdown
The Central government on Thursday allowed doorstep delivery of medicines to people during the 21-day nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. “The Central Government is satisfied that retail sale of drugs to the doorstep of consumers is essential to meet the requirements of emergency arising due to pandemic COVID-19,” read a government notification.

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