New Delhi, April 3
India had 2,547 confirmed coronavirus cases until Friday and the death toll climbed to 62 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked citizens to show their “collective resolve” in fighting the disease that has prompted his government to impose a three-week lockdown. “In that brightness, we should resolve that we are not alone. Nobody is alone,” Modi said.
In a video message, Modi asked people to keep in their minds the poor, a large number of whom have been hit hard by the lockdown, and help them “walk from darkness spread by coronavirus to light and hope”. India sought $6 billion of loans from multilateral institutions such as the Asian Development Bank to bolster its efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Globally, the virus continues to wreak havoc as the figure of infected people crossed a million the highest of which were reported from the US at 244,769 cases as the death toll surpassed 53,249. Italy has 115,242 confirmed cases an 13,915 Covid-related deaths. Death toll in Spain has also crossed the 10,000-mark and the country has 112,065 positive cases.