Coronavirus was first founded in Wuhan, which is the largest metropolitan area in China Provenance. It is an infectious virus. Many people throughout the world are infected with this virus. Many of them have died also. The governments of every nation are trying to breakdown this outbreak. They are also helping the poor in their nation. Coming to the effect of Coronavirus in India, our Prime Minister Modi sir have decided lockdown for 21 days throughout India. The first case of COVID-19 in India is on 30th January 2020. As per 19th May 2020, there were 1,02,032 cases located in India by the Indian Council of Medical Research and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
COVID-19 in India
In India, the first cases are found on 30th January 2020 whereas in China it was on 31st December 2020. But this first case of COVID-19 in India also from the person who came from China. As of 26th March 2020, The Indian Council of Medical Research and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have confirmed a total of 649 cases, 42 recoveries, 1 migration and 13 deaths in the country. The infection rate of COVID-19 in India is reported to 1.7 significantly lower than in the worst affected countries. Because of this outbreak, Our Prime Minister sir has invoked the lockdown situation in India for 21 days on 24th March 2020. This is nothing but everyone should lock themselves in the home for 21days to break this wide spreading of Coronavirus. But now in India, there is a situation to continue this lockdown system for more days. In every state, the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 has been invoked. Every educational institution, commercial complexes, public gathering places like parks, movie theatres, and also coaching institutions are also have been shut down. India has suspended all tourist visas, as many of the cases of this epidemic virus are coming from foreign countries.
On 22nd March 2020, in India Modi sir invoked a 14-hour voluntary public curfew. The government of India has followed this for 75 districts where Coronavirus cases were situated as well as the cities and districts. After that on 24th March 2020, the prime minister sir ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21days for the entire 1.3 billion population of India. In our country, the first three cases are from Kerala and all of them were returned from Wuhan, China. This was found on 30th January 2020. But this transmission escalated in March and after several cases were reported in India and most of them were linked with the people who travelled from many affected countries. On March 10, the COVID-19 in India cases reported is 50. The total cases reached to 100 on 15th March, 250 on 25th March and 10 have died as per reports of 24th March 2020.
On 3rd March 2020, the Indian government suspended the issuing of new visas already issued for nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan. On 4th March 2020, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare announced the compulsory screening of all international passengers arriving India. The minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that so far 589000 people have been screened at borders of India. In earlier days, they are screening the people who are arriving from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
On 11th March 2020, the Indian government suspended all visas to India also from midnight GMT on 13th March 2020 expect diplomatic official, United Nations, employment and project visas till 15th April 2020. From 18th March, the entry of all travellers from every nation was banned.
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Closedown and curfews
- On 5 March, amidst a surge in fresh cases being confirmed in Delhi NCR, the Government of Delhi announced that all primary schools across Delhi would be shut until 31 March as a precaution.
- On 7 March, primary schools in Jammu district and Samba district were closed down until 31 March after two suspected cases with “high viral load” were reported in Jammu.
- On 9 March, district collector of Pathanamthitta district of Kerala declared three days long holidays for all educational institutions in the district. Karnataka declared an indefinite holiday for all kindergarten and pre-primary schools in Bangalore. The holiday was extended to all primary schools up to fifth grade after a confirmed case was reported in the city.
- On 10 March, Kerala announced the closure of all schools and colleges across the state until 31 March, with effect from 11 March.
- On 12 March, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal announced that all schools, colleges and cinema halls in New Delhi would be closed till the end of March and all public places disinfected as a precautionary measure.
- On 12 March, the Chief Minister of Karnataka S. Yediyurappa announced that all educational institutions, malls, cinema halls and pubs would be shut for a week across the state. He also issued prohibitory orders on public events such as parties and weddings. The Government of Odisha, declaring the outbreak a “disaster”, announced the closure of educational institutions and cinema halls until the end of the month, as well as the prohibition on non-essential official gatherings. The Government of Maharashtra declared the outbreak to be an epidemic in the cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. It announced that all malls, cinema halls, swimming pools and gyms in these cities will be closed until 31 March.
- On 13 March, the Punjab and Chhattisgarh governments declared holidays in all schools and colleges till 31 March. Manipur government announced that all schools in the state, where examination are not being held would remain closed till 31 March.
- On 14 March, the Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur declared that all educational institutions and theatres would remain closed until 31 March as a precautionary measure because of the threat of the coronavirus. Also, in the West Bengal government announced that all educational institutions will be closed till 31 March, however, the board examinations will be conducted. Maharashtra government closed shopping malls, swimming pools, movie theatres, gyms and asked all schools and colleges in the state’s urban areas to remain close till 31 March 2020. Government of Rajasthan announced to close all educational institutions, gyms, and cinema halls till 30 March, however ongoing school and college exams will continue.
- On 15 March, IIT, Bombay suspended all academic activities till 29 March. In Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant declared that all educational institutions would remain closed until 31 March. While the examinations of the 10th and 12th Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will be held as per schedule. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation shut down Jijamata Udyaan till further orders. The Gujarat government announced that all schools, colleges, cinema halls will be closed till 31 March, however, the board examinations will be conducted. Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has postponed all the recruitment exams until 31 March. Vaishno Devi Shrine Board issued an advisory asking non-resident Indians and foreigners not to visit the temple for 28 days after landing in India. The Tamil Nadu and Telangana governments declared the closure of schools, malls and theatres till 31 March. Ministry of Culture shut down all monuments and museums under Archaeological Survey of India till 31 March.
- On 17 March, schools, colleges and multiplexes in Uttar Pradesh were shut down till 2 April and on-going examinations were postponed. BMC ordered private firms in Mumbai to function “only at 50% of their staff capacity or face action under section 188 of the IPC”. Rajasthan government banned the gathering of more than 50 people in public places till 31 March. Important tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu were locked down. Authorities in Nilgiris district ordered the closure of tourist sites including Ooty and the tourists staying in hotels and resorts were given 24 hours to leave the city. In Maharashtra, government offices were closed down for seven days. Chandigarh administration ordered the closure of shopping malls, cinema halls, gyms, nightclubs, swimming pools, coaching centres, spas, creches and video game parlours till 31 March. It also banned gatherings of more than a 100 people and census work was postponed. At the same time, Dera chiefs were asked to postpone all religious events till 31 March. The GoM has also directed that no more than 50 people are allowed to gather at any place other than weddings. Pondicherry shut down schools, colleges, cinemas and gyms till 31 March. Mumbai Police ordered the closure of pubs, bars and discotheques till 31 March.
- On 18 March, District Magistrate of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir said that the entry of all foreign tourists has been banned in the entire union territory. On the other hand, the Directorate of Floriculture, Parks and Horticulture of the state has also extended the Bagh-e-Bahu Garden to the general public from 18 to 31 March to keep the situation under control in the Union Territory. Government of Andhra Pradesh announced the closure of all educational institutions till 31 March.
- On 23 MarchChief Minister of Maharashtra announced that borders of all the districts will be closed, and a strict curfew will be implemented statewide.
Because of this COVID-19 in India, many people were affected in many ways. The GDP growth in India also affected due to this outbreak. Students have examinations in these months are postponed. All educational institutions are closed. Shopping malls, Commercial complexes, movie theatres and also the state governments are announcing that there are no exams for Class 6th to Class 9th and they are directly promoting to the next class.
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In India 19th May 2020, 1,02,032 Cases are Confirmed and Active Cases are 59,330, Recovered Cases are 39,529, Deaths 3,167.
Now the latest update on 9th May 2020, 59,801Cases were tested positive and the death troll is raised to 361. Now the central government is trying to take some measure to break down this virus spreading and also the state governments are helping the poor in their state. Because of COVID-19 in India, there are 21 days lockdown situation and there is no work for the workers who are working for daily wages. Our Prime Minister also announced Rs. 15,000 Crores for the healthcare sectors and this money is used to develop testing facilities, PPEs, ICUs, Ventilators and in training medical workers. Many people are also offering more money for these facilities. Some of them also gave their offices for the treatment of Coronavirus patients.