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The Union Health Ministry has formed 10 high-level teams to help states in the wake of Kovid infection. These teams will work to prevent corona virus and better medical management of patients and will be sent to 9 states of the country, Bihar, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. These teams will also coordinate between the Central and State Governments in setting up Kovid Hospitals with better dimensions of ventilator management, infection prevention to the State Governments.

In a press conference on Thursday, Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that two labs of CSIR in Hyderabad and National Institute of Virology in New Delhi have started working to understand the genome of corona. He said that all the ministry is getting full support in prevention of corona infection. Railways have engaged 2500 doctors, 35000 health workers to deal with this situation. Separate arrangements are being made for Kovid patients in 586 health centers, 45 sub zonal hospitals, 16 zonal hospitals. With this, the railway has accelerated the work of converting 5 thousand coaches into Isolation wards under the construction of 80 thousand Isolation beds. So far, three and a half thousand coaches have been completed. With this, Railways has given 6 lakh face masks and 40 thousand liters sanitizer to the Ministry of Health.
NGOs will be able to buy food grains directly from FCI:
Several thousands of laborers are stranded in the states due to the ongoing lockdown due to Kovid-19. State governments are working to provide food to these people. Along with this, many non-government institutions are also supporting the state governments. NGOs are also working to provide food to such people. Such NGOs will now be able to buy food grains directly from the Food Corporation of India.
3.2 percent of the total people tested were found to be Corona positive:
So far, more than 1 lakh 30 thousand samples have been investigated in the country. Of this, 3.2 percent have been found to be corona positive. According to ICMR, 13193 samples have been examined in the last 24 hours.

It is noteworthy that a total of 5734 cases of corona have been reported in the country. Out of these, 473 people have gone home after taking leave from hospital


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