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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : April 17, 2020, 09:10
Duration : 02:32

NEWS AT 9 PM, APRIL 17th, 2020

THE GOVERNMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE DOUBLING RATE OF COVID-19 CASES IN INDIA HAS DROPPED TO 6.2 DAYS OVER THE PAST WEEK, AS COMPARED TO THREE DAYS BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN WAS IMPOSED LAST MONTH, ADDING THAT THERE HAD BEEN A 40 PER CENT DECLINE IN THE GROWTH OF NEW CASES. THE DECLINE IS THE RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING, INCLUDING THAT OF PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS AND INFLUENZA-LIKE ILLNESS. THE UTTAR PRADESH GOVERNMENT IS SENDING 250 BUSES TO BRING BACK 7,000 STUDENTS STRANDED IN THE COACHING HUB OF RAJASTHAN’S KOTA DUE TO COVID-19 LOCKDOWN. THE MOVE CAME AFTER THE “#SENDUSBACKHOME” CAMPAIGN OF THE COACHING STUDENTS STARTED TRENDING ON TWITTER TWO DAYS AGO. THE BUSES WITH COACHING STUDENTS WILL DEPART FROM KOTA TO UP TOMORROW MORNING and more news
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