As India and the Philippines reported a record rise in new cases, the UN health agency has warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”.
After 52,509 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, India has crossed 19 lakh-mark in coronavirus cases, the Union Health Ministry said this morning.
39,795 have died after contracting the virus, whereas nearly 12.82 lakh patients in the country have recovered so far. 857 deaths were reported due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate across the country from the infectious disease stood at 67.19 percent this morning, while the positivity rate stood at 8.47 percent.
Maharashtra continues to report highest cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh.
India is now the third worst-hit country by the pandemic across the world, right below the USA and Brazil. As India and the Philippines reported a record rise in new cases, the UN health agency has warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”.
Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday thanked the South Korean ambassador for his words of appreciation for the Delhi Model of COVID-19 management, said an official statement.
The Delhi CM said he is happy that the Delhi Model is being recognized across the globe and that all nations need to join hands to fight and defeat COVID-19.
“The ambassador of South Korea Shin Bong-Kil on Tuesday praised the Delhi model of combatting the COVID pandemic. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked the South Korean ambassador for his words of appreciation,” said the statement.
Bong-Kil, in a video message, had said, “I am very impressed with the Delhi Model. Actually, Korean model is 3T – Test, Trace and Treat. Delhi Model is Test and Home Quarantine, and it is a very effective and wise measure which has been made in India’s and particularly Delhi’s situation. I am very happy and I would like to congratulate the Delhi government that they accomplished this achievement.”
Responding to Bong-Kil’s appreciation, Delhi Chief Minister tweeted, “Happy that our Delhi Model is being recognized across the globe. I want to thank South Korean Ambassador Shin Bong-kil for his encouraging words. All nations coming together to defeat Covid is the need of the hour.”