Total Coronavirus COVID-19 positive cases have crossed the 720-mark as
the death toll touched 17 on Friday. However, the Central government has
assured people that positive cases figure is "relatively stable" in the
country. More than 500,000 people around the world have now contracted
the new coronavirus. Experts have asked people to stay at home, to not
venture out on roads unless it;s absolutely necessary and to not believe
in rumours, and don;t panic. In the United States, more than 82,000
people have tested positive for COVID-19, edging out Italy, which has
reported the most deaths, and China, where the virus was first detected
in December in the metropolis of Wuhan. Here are the list of Peoples
contribution to help fight coronavirus.
1). With an aim to help mitigate the needs of poor people, the central government has announced Rs 1.70 lakh crore financial package. The central government has stated that as many as 17 states have begun to transform hospitals into dedicated Coronavirus treatment facilities.
2). Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das today announced a cut in the repo rate by 75 basis points and that in reverse repo rate by 90 basis points to help the economy tide over the coronavirus distress. Das also announced that banks and NBFCs can allow a 3-month moratorium on loans.
3). Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar has pledged to donate his one month salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to fight Covid-19.
4). Cabinet Secretary informed all states that 15 lakh international travellers arrived in India between January 18 and March 23. There is a need for monitoring all of them.
5). The Reserve Bank of India on March 27 announced a raft of measures that will infuse an additional Rs 3.7 lakh crore into the banking system to boost the economy but the decisions failed to cheer capital markets.
6). The night shelters run by the Delhi government have been proving food and accommodation to hundreds of daily wage labourers who have been left stranded in the city following the nationwide lockdown.
7). Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has donated Rs 51 Crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Read More...
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