At a time when the country is reeling under the coronavirus outbreak, Chennai-based fast moving consumer goods major CavinKare Private Ltd on Monday announced that it would soon launch hand sanitizers in Re 1 sachet under the CHICK brand. This means after shampoo, pickles and other items, the time has come for hand sanitizers in a sachet.
The company which has launched a 5-litre pack of the same said that it would soon launch the product in other packs under its personal care brands — CHIK, Nyle — and professional brand — Raaga.
“This is not merely a product launch, but service that we are launching for the safety of every citizen across urban and rural areas of our country,” C.K. Ranganathan, Chairman and Managing Director of CavinKare, was quoted as saying in a statement.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in India on Monday, while the death toll rose to 29, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 942, while 99 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated. In its updated data at 10.30 am on Monday, health ministry said two fresh deaths were reported from Maharashtra.
Thus, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of eight COVID-19 deaths so far, followed by Gujarat (5), Karnataka (3), Madhya Pradesh (2), Delhi (2) and Jammu and Kashmir (2). Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, West Bengal, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each.
The total number of 1,071 cases includes 49 foreigners.
The highest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic has been reported from Kerala (194) so far, followed by Maharashtra at 193. The number of cases has gone up to 80 in Karnataka, while Uttar Pradesh has reported 75 cases. The number of cases has risen to 69 in Telangana, 58 in Gujarat and 57 in Rajasthan. Delhi has reported 53 cases, while in Tamil Nadu, the number of positive cases is 50. Punjab has reported 38 cases, while 33 COVID-19 cases have been detected each in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. There are 31 cases of the contagion in Jammu and Kashmir, followed by Andhra Pradesh (19), West Bengal (19) and Ladakh (13). Bihar has 11 cases, while nine cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chandigarh has eight cases, while Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand have reported seven cases each. Goa has reported five coronavirus cases, while Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each. Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported a case each, the Health Ministry said.