NEW YORK: United States has overtaken China in number of coronavirus cases. More than 83000 people have been infected with the virus. So far 1000 people have died in the US from coronavirus. US President Donald Trump had called the virus “China virus.” China in turn retaliated saying that it was the US Army who started the pandemic. Looks like after the much blame game, US has softened its stand as Trump tweeted:
In India, the country has been put under 21-day lockdown. So far more than 700 people have been infected with the virus. 16 people are dead.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced nationwide three weeks lockdown starting from Tuesday midnight. All States and Union Territories will come under its purview.
Stating that “the next 21 days will be very crucial for India”, the Prime Minister added in a live telecast on Tuesday night, “We are taking all steps to ensure continuous supply of essential commodities. In view of the current situation, the nationwide complete lockdown will be in place for 21 days — three weeks. Today India is at the stage where our actions today will decide that to what extent we can bring down the impact of this disaster. This is the time to strengthen our resolve again and again.
He said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively. He added that saving lives is priority as of now.