India’s coronavirus cases rise to 3374, death toll touches 77

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The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 3374 and the death toll mounts to 77. There are now 3030 active cases in the country while 266 people have been cured/discharged, Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Maharashtra has maximum number of COVID-19 cases followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Kerala.

Various actions have been initiated by Government of India along with the States/UTs for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 in the country.

In order to address the requirements of containment and management of COVID-19 in the country, various levels of health professionals including doctors, nursing professionals, allied healthcare professionals and others are available. As many as 9.70 lakh ASHAs, one lakh AYUSH professionals, NCC Cadets, ex-Servicemen, Red Cross/NSS/ NYK volunteers, employees from gram panchayats and Urban Local Body employees, Civil Society Organisations may be involved as required. A Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for reallocation of residents/ PG Students and nursing students as part of hospital management has been prepared. Additionally, more than 31,000 doctors including retired doctors from Government, Armed Forces Medical Services, Public Sector undertaking, and private doctors have voluntarily signed up to join the fight against COVID-19, according to official government release.

The Union Government has granted a slew of exemptions and relaxations for Agriculture and Allied sectors with respect to the 21-day lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak so as to ensure that the farmers do not suffer from any adverse fall out. In this regard, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has issued the 4th Addendum to its notification invoking the Disaster Management Act.