India's health ministry on Monday revealed that the rate of doubling of coronavirus cases in the country had slowed to 7.5 days from the pre-lockdown rate of 3.4 days.
#BreakingNews Health ministry says #India doubling rate has slowed to 7.5 days from pre-lockdown rate of 3.4 days— Dhaval Patel (@dhavalpatel52) April 20, 2020
18 states performed better than national average
No active case in #Goa right now. #lockdown #COVID #Covid_19 #Corona #Palghar #JusticeForHinduSadhus #Mumbai
In addition, Goa and Manipur also broke good news; the states announced that all the COVID-19-positive patients in their areas have recovered, making the states “Corona-free”.
I am glad to share that Manipur is now Corona free.Both patients hv fully recovered and have tested negative.There are no fresh cases of the virus in the state.This has been possible because of cooperation of public &medical staff and strict enforcement of lockdown @PMOIndia— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) April 19, 2020
A moment of satisfaction and relief for Goa as the last active Covid-19 case tests negative. Team of Doctors and entire support staff deserves applause for their relentless effort. No new positive case in Goa after 3rd April 2020.#GoaFightsCOVID19 @narendramodi— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) April 19, 2020
The spirits of locked-down Indians seemed boosted on Twitter after a long time of being locked down in the homes as netizens are rapidly sharing the news on social media platforms, heaving a sigh of relief.
India's COVID-19 cases doubling rate slows to 7.5 days compared to 3.4 earlier- says central govt. Good :)— GEORGE KALLIVAYALIL (@KALLIVAYALIL) April 20, 2020
cues positive today— Sonia Shenoy (@_soniashenoy) April 20, 2020
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Nifty up 24% from lockdown lows
Covid growth rate declining in india
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Covid cases now doubling every 11 days which is a +ve
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India’s covid-19 infections doubling rate is down from 3 days to 11 days. Indian subcontinent(india, Sri Lanka, Nepal etc) has only 25000 infections and less than 1000 deaths 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #lockdown is working.— R Kesava Raman Yadav (@kesavaessar) April 20, 2020
Currently, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in India stands at 17,265, the federal ministry of health has noted. In a bid to prevent the further spread, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nation-wide lockdown – that was initially slated to end on 14 April – until 3 May.
Since free movement of people is restricted, states like Kerala and Odisha have reported the doubling rate of coronavirus at over 30 days.
Certain southern Indian cities like Mahe and Kodaggu have also not reported any new cases for the last 28 days.
Nevertheless, from ventilators to personal protection equipment, the country is collectively contributing in ensuring the availability of all facilities.
On Monday, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind also extended a special appreciation for police and army officials for maintaining discipline in the country at this time of unrest.
Let us express gratitude to our police, armed forces and security personnel for their courage and determination. Internally, police forces are ensuring lockdown with sensitivity and professionalism. Armed and Paramilitary Forces are securing us against cross-border terrorism.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 20, 2020