Top 10 coronavirus updates: India reports 2,003 deaths; PM Modi to hold second video call with CMs

  1. India reported 2,003 coronavirus deaths for the first time on Wednesday, taking the toll from the disease in the country to 11,903, according to data from the Union health ministry. The huge increase in the number of deaths came after the states, including Delhi and Maharashtra, took account of pending data. India’s overall count reached 3,54,065 after 10,974 new cases were reported.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold his second videoconference with the chief ministers to discuss the coronavirus crisis. The prime minister will speak to 15 states with the most number of cases. Six chief ministers are scheduled to speak during the online meeting. West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not included in the list of speakers.
  3. The Supreme Court ordered the Centre to issue directions regarding the quarantine protocol for doctors engaged in coronavirus fight and the salaries of healthcare workers by Thursday. The court was hearing a petition seeking separate residential facilities for doctors by acquiring hotels and guest houses close to the hospitals.
  4. Airports in Beijing cancelled more than 1,200 flights amid fears over a new wave of coronavirus infections. Beijing recorded 31 new cases on Wednesday. The new cases have sparked concern because China had managed to largely control…

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