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Coronavirus India LIVE updates: Delhi covid model being discussed by other countries, says Kejriwal

Coronavirus India LIVE updates: Delhi covid model being discussed by other countries, says Kejriwal
Health workers in Mobile COVID Testing Van take swab samples in New Ashok Nagar in New Delhi (Express photo/Abhinav Saha)

Coronavirus India News Live Updates:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday said that the national capital has seen a marked improvement and that there was no need for a second lockdown in the city was a matter of satisfaction. Kejriwal also said that the Delhi model is being discussed by other states as well as countries. He also announced a portal to connect employers with job seekers

With daily coronavirus cases (49,931) inching close to 50,000, the total number of infections in India crossed the 14-lakh mark on Monday. The toll rose to 32,771 with 708 deaths in the last 24 hours. Of the 14,35,453 cases, India currently has over 4.85 lakh active cases, while 9.17 lakh patients have already recovered. Globally, over 16 million people have been infected while 6.47 lakh people have died. The United States is the worst-affected followed by Brazil and India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today launch “high throughput” COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata, which will boost the testing capacity and strengthen early detection and treatment in the country, the Prime Minister’s Office said. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, along with the chief ministers of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh — Uddhav Thackeray, Mamata Banerjee and Yogi Adityanath respectively, will be attending the virtual launch event. These have the capacity to test over 10,000 samples per day, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.