Covid-19: India sees highest single-day jump in cases after 6,767 new infections, toll at 3,867
9.15 am: India’s coronavirus tally rises to 1,31,868 cases and the toll stands at 3,867. The country records 6,767 new infections and 147 deaths in the last 24 hours. This is the biggest single-day jump in the number of cases.
8.37 am: Car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy on Friday after its business suffered a blow due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, reports Reuters.
7.55 am: The Punjab and Chhattisgarh governments have also announced a mandatory 14-days home quarantine for passengers returning to their respective states via flights, buses, and trains, reports NDTV.
7.50 am: India’s health infrastructure needs to be ramped up for the next two months to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, says top officials. “It was pointed out that testing needs to stepped up in some municipal areas to ensure early detection of cases, timely clinical management and a reduction in fatality rate,” reads a press release from a meeting between the health officials. “They also need to be mindful of ramping up the health infrastructure to ensure preparedness for the next two months...
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