Coronavirus affects live Update in India

Coronavirus affects live Update in India,Coronavirus in India Live Updates: Over 21,000 people have died of coronavirus infections across the world with over 7500 deaths being recorded in Italy alone. Spain has also crossed China’s death toll with over 3600 deaths. The virus infection in the United States is spreading at an alarming level with over 900 deaths and 60,000 infections. India has so far recorded over 600 cases and 12 deaths while the country was put under complete lockdown. Prime Minister Modi has announced complete lockdown of the nation for 21 days in which the public has been asked to stay indoors at all costs and venture out only for essential needs. On Wednesday, India recorded over 100 new coronavirus cases and 3 deaths. Maharashtra has the highest tally with 125 cases in India. Follow live updates on coronavirus:



Coronavirus affects live Update in India

Owaisi appeals to all Muslims to offer Friday prayers from home tom.

“My appeal to all Muslims is to offer Zuhur prayers tomorrow at home & to not congregate. The only way we can get ahead in this fight is by practicing social distancing & preventing larger gatherings,” tweets AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi


Death toll jumps by more than 100 in UK in a day for the first time

The death toll due to Covid-19 in United Kingdom jumps by more than 100 in a day for the first time, say UK media reports

Uttarakhand to send over 2,000 tourists back to their states

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat: Uttarakhand government is in preparation to send back all the tourists from different states and cities. There are around 2,100 tourists in the state. The state govt is in talks with the Centre and the tourists will get permission to reach their homes. Buses are being arranged for the tourists.

5 more test positive in MP

Five more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh – 4 from Indore, 1 Ujjain

Coronavirus deaths in Europe top 15,000

Coronavirus deaths in Europe top 15,000, according to AFP tally

1,245 foreign nationals to be evacuated to their countries via special flights from Delhi airport

1,245 foreign nationals will be evacuated to their respective countries (Austria, UAE, Israel, Germany, and Italy) from Delhi airport via 5 special flights between 25th March and 26th March, says airport official

Curfew imposed in 1km radius of infected person in Jaipur

Coronavirus affects live Update in India

A curfew has been imposed in one km radius of the person who tested positive in Ramganj area of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Intense contact tracing has also started.

Air India operates special flight to take back 300 Israelis home

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Air India on Thursday sent a special flight from Delhi to Tel Aviv to carry around 300 Israelis home. According to a senior official of the airline, a Boeing 777 aircraft departed from Delhi around 4 pm and is expected to land at Tel Aviv around 7.30 pm (local time).

35 private labs across country allowed to conduct Covid-19 tests

5 private laboratories across the country have been given the green signal from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct Covid-19 tests.

1 more tests positive in Andhra, tally rises to 11

One more Covid-19 positive case has been reported in Andhra Pradesh, taking total number of cases in state to 11. The latest person to have tested positive has history of travel to Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently admitted at Govt General Hospital in Vijayawada, says Andhra Pradesh Health Department.

5 more test positive in Maharashtra, total cases rise to 130

5 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Maharashtra today – 3 from Sangli and 1 each from Kolhapur and Pune – taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 130, says Maharashtra Health Department

Delhi: DCP given work from home as his daughter came from UK and tested p

Delhi: DCP given work from home as his daughter came from UK and tested positive for corona

A DCP from Delhi Police was given work from home as his daughter tested for Covid-19. His daughter returned from the UK.

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A DCP from Delhi Police was given work from home as his daughter tested for Covid-19. His daughter returned from the UK.

PM Modi discusses Covid-19 with Abu Dhabi Prince

In a telephonic conversation, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi spoke to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi exchanged information and views on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in their respective countries, as well as the steps being taken by their Governments.

Yogi Adityanath tweets on current situation

Utttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweets on current situation

GoAir offers govt its aircraft, crew for emergency services

Wadia Group aviation venture GoAir has written to civil aviation ministry and sector watchdog DGCA, offering its grounded aircraft fleet, cockpit and cabin crew, and airport staff for carrying out emergency services and repatriation of citizens.

Regular passenger air services are suspended in the country till April 14 amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown, which is in place from Tuesday mid-night, as part of the larger efforts of the government to contain COVID-19 (coronavirus), which has wreaked havoc in several developed economies.

Locals markets to remain open till 1 am in Uttarakhand

Local markets which earlier remained open from 7 am to 10 am, will now remain open till 1 pm in order to avoid rush for buying essential commodities: Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Office

Fresh positive reported in Jammu

Another Covid-19 positive case reported just now, A patient from Rajouri district in Jammu. History of close contact with a (now deceased) positive case: Rohit Kansal, J&K Principal Secretary (Planning)

G20 leaders agreed to take all necessary measures to contain Covid-19 pandemic

G20 leaders agreed to take all necessary measures to contain Covid-19 pandemic and protect people. They also supported the strengthening of WHO’s mandate in the fight against pandemics, including delivery of medical supplies, diagnostic tools, treatments, medicines & vaccines. G20 leaders committed to using all available policy tools to minimize economic & social cost of the Covid-19 pandemic and to restore global growth, market stability and strengthening resilience.G20 countries also committed to injecting over USD 5 trillion into the global economy: MEA

Delhi govt orders DMs to set up hunger relief centres in their areas

Delhi govt has ordered all district magistrates to set up ‘hunger relief centres’ in their jurisdiction, says official.

3 more test positive in Delhi, total cases rise to 39: Govt

3 more test positive in Delhi, total cases rise to 39, says Delhi govt

60-year-old man tests positive in Bhubaneswar, 3rd case in Odisha

60-year-old man tests positive for novel coronavirus in Bhubaneswar; Covid-19 cases in Odisha rise to 3, say officials


Facilities for storage of essential goods exempted: MHA

Facilities for storage of essential goods like warehouse, godown, transporters, drivers, loaders exempted: MHA SOP on lockdown.

Pak again seeks to host SAARC health ministers’ video conference as cases soar past 1,100

For the second time in a week, Pakistan on Thursday sought to host a video conference of SAARC health ministers “at an early date” to chalk out a joint strategy to combat the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, which has infected over 1,100 people and claimed eight lives in the country.

MHA issues SOP for maintaining supply, availability of essential commodities

MHA has issued an SOP for maintaining supply, availability of essential commodities during lockdown period.

Delhi Police senior officer, staffers placed in quarantine

A senior officer of Delhi Police and his staff members have been in quarantine for the last two days amid the coronavirus outbreak, an official said.

Railways offers new training institute in Gujarat as quarantine facility

“New rail training institute in Gujarat’s Vadodara with 168 rooms, 334 beds, 12 big common rooms offered as quarantine centre,” says Railways


Man tests positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A man, in his mid-30s, tested positive for the COVID-19 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Thursday, the first case in the Union Territory, officials said. The man, a resident of Mayabunder, had returned from Kolkata on March 24, Chief Secretary Chetan Sanghi said.

Covid-19 patient dies in Mumbai, 5 deaths in Maharashtra so far

A 65-year-old woman who had tested positive for COVID-19 died at a hospital here on Thursday evening, taking the death toll of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra to five, officials said.

The woman died at civic-run Kasturba Hospital, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). She was also suffering from diabetes and hypertension, the BMC statement said.

G20: PM seeks strengthening of organisations like WHO to deal with healthcare issues

At G-20 video conference, PM Modi seeks strengthening of global organisations like WHO to deal with healthcare issues: Sources.

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G20 conference: PM Modi pitches for developing more affordable healthcare system

At G-20 virtual summit, PM Modi pitches for developing more adaptive, responsive, affordable, human healthcare system to be deployed globally: Sources

G20 meet: PM Modi calls for sharing medical research for development of humankind

PM Narendra Modi at G20 virtual summit calls for sharing freely and openly medical research for development of humankind.

Let’s focus on humans rather than economic targets: PM Modi at G20 meet

Let’s put human beings rather than economic targets at centre of our vision for global prosperity, cooperation,” says PM at G20 meet on coronavirus

PM Modi urges G20 leaders for a plan to help economically weaker sections

‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the G20 leaders to come out with a plan putting the focus on human lives. He urged for a plan to reduce the hardships faced by economically weaker sections of society, strengthening WHO and mitigating economic hardships,’ say sources.

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No discussion on origins of Covid-19 in G20 meeting: Sources

“There was no discussion on the origins of Covid-19, during the G20 Virtual Summit. The spirit was collaborative and discussions were held on how to deal with the current crisis. There were no efforts to ascribe blame to anyone for the outbreak of the virus,” say sources.

Congress asks state units to ensure availability of food, medicines for people during lockdown

Congress has directed its state units to ensure the availability of food and medicines for the people during the 21-day lockdown period. The party has also asked its Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs to use their MPLAD funds in their respective constituencies to equip hospitals in combating coronavirus.

Last date to pay electricity bills for March, April extended till May 15 in Gujarat

“Last date to pay electricity bills for the months of March and April, extended till May 15. No fixed electricity charge for April to be levied on industrialists and shop keepers. They will be charged only for their actual electricity usage,” says Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

17 dead, total 695 cases reported in India

A total of 17 people have died due to coronavirus infection in India. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country is currently at 695.

Wholesale medical suppliers in Bhagirath Palace to open from tom.: Delhi CM

“There are many wholesale suppliers of medical consumables, equipments and medicines in Bhagirath Palace. These had been closed due to lockdown. These will open from tomorrow,” tweets Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

About 1,600 fruit, vegetable mandis functioning; 300 more to operate from Friday: Agri Min official

As many as 1,600 wholesale fruit and vegetable mandis have started functioning smoothly and 300 more will operate from Friday after the central government on Thursday stepped in to normalise the supply during the lockdown.

The Union agriculture ministry is in constant touch with state governments in charge of agriculture marketing and APMC (Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee) or wholesale mandi boards to take proactive measures to ensure supply of essential vegetables and fruits is not hit during the lockdown period.

“There were initial resistance but we have persuaded with state governments and APMC board to keep mandis open. As a result, 1,600 fruits and vegetable mandis have started functioning smoothly today (Thursday) and 300 more will open tomorrow (Friday),” a senior agriculture ministry official told PTI.

There are about 6,900 wholesale mandis, including grains, vegetables and fruits ones, across the country. The grain mandis get activated during the time of harvest. Right now, the focus is on vegetable and fruit mandis, the official said.

CRPF personnel donate one day’s salary (over Rs 33 crore) to fight coronavirus

It is submitted that CRPF personnel have decided to make a humble contribution of one day’s salary (over Rs 33 crore) to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. We are dutifully committed to stand firmly with our Nation in this challenging time of COVID-19 spread: Central Reserve Police Force

Total number of cases rises to 33 in Punjab

The total number of cases in Punjab rise to 33, after 2 more people test positive for coronavirus. Of the two, one person is from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and is a contact of another positive patient and the second case is from Jalandhar and the patient has a travel history.

2 more test positive for coronavirus in Kashmir

2 more test positive for coronavirus in Kashmir; number of cases rise to 13 in J&K: Officials.

“Two more positive cases in Srinagar. Siblings (7 years old and 8 months old)- grandchildren of a confirmed case from Srinagar with travel history to Saudi Arabia who had tested positive on 24th. Total number of active positive cases now 11,” Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.

Over 20,000 sanitisers, masks supplied to various agencies, including Delhi Police: DRDO

We have also developed N-99 and 3 layered masks, we have produced more than 20,000 masks and supplied to various agencies, including Delhi Police: Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman, Dr G Satheesh Reddy Covid-19

Video conference of G20 leaders to be a closed meeting

Video conference of G20 leaders to discuss coronavirus will be a closed meeting. The video conference will not be aired Live.

From the outreach countries the followin are participating:
Spain- PM
Rwanda- President
Vietnam- PM
Singapore- PM
Jordan- King
Switzerland- President
UAE- Crown Prince

From the IOs: Heads of UN, WHO, IMF and World Bank will be delivering their remarks, while other IOs heads ( ILO, FAO, Financial Stability Board, OECD) will be present.

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42 fresh cases, 4 deaths reported in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

“42 fresh coronavirus cases and four deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases stands at 649,” Lav Aggrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.

Govt allows doorstep delivery of medicines/drugs, notification to be published soon

Government of India allows doorstep delivery of medicines/drugs to people in view of Covid-19 pandemic. Notification to be published soon in the Gazette of India.

Man kills brother for stepping out despite COVID-19 lockdown

A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his younger brother for stepping out of their home during the COVID-19 lockdown in the western Mumbai suburb of Kandivali, police said on Thursday. Rajesh Laxmi Thakur killed his younger brother Durgesh after the latter stepped out of the house despite repeated warnings about the lockdown on Wednesday night, an official from Samta Nagar police station said.

Scrap Rs 20,000 crore Central Vista plan in view of COVID-19: Yechury

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury hit out at the government on Thursday over the Rs-20,000 crore Central Vista plan, saying it was “unconscionable” and should be scrapped in view of the coronavirus outbreak. The government last week notified the land-use change of an over-86-acre area in Lutyens’ Delhi that currently houses some of the country’s landmark buildings such as the Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, North Block and South Block, among others, to expedite the completion of the Rs 20,000-crore Central Vista redevelopment project.

31 Kolkata hotels set up pay-and-use quarantine units

Amid the spurt in Covid-19 cases, a total of 31 hotels in Kolkata and nearby Rajarhat and New Town areas have agreed to offer pay-and use rooms to people who have been asked to live in isolation for 14 days, a senior govt official said. Bengal government had requested the hotels to let out some of their rooms as quarantine units, following which necessary arrangements were made at these properties, in accordance with the protocols set by the health department, reported PTI.

Govt announces Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for each coronavirus warrior

Nirmala Sitharaman announces insurance cover for the frontline Asha workers, sanitation workers who are the warriors in India’s fight against coronavirus as they are attending to coronavirus patients. Each of these workers will get Rs 50 lakh medical insurance cover.

Malaysia royals quarantined after 7 palace staff test positive

Malaysia’s king and queen are under quarantine after seven palace staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The palace said Thursday that seven staff were hospitalized Tuesday and health authorities were trying to identify the source of the transmission. It said King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and his wife Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah were tested for the virus, but both were negative.

With over 300 deaths, New York mobilizes against coronavirus

New York authorities mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster in the city on Wednesday, with its emergence as the nation’s biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning flare and perhaps a cautionary tale for the rest of the country. A makeshift morgue was set up outside Bellevue Hospital, and the city’s police, their ranks dwindling as more fall ill, were told to patrol nearly empty streets to enforce social distancing. New York State alone accounted for more than 30,000 cases and close to 300 deaths, most of them in New York City. Worldwide, the death toll climbed past 20,000, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The number of dead in the U.S. topped 900, with more than 60,000 infections, reports AP.

Over 21,000 dead, WHO calls for attack on coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 21,000 people worldwide, most of them in Europe. With 7,503 deaths, Italy is the most affected country ahead of Spain with 3,434 and China with 3,281, the country where the initial outbreak occurred. The United States has also seen over 900 deaths and some 60,000 infections. Coronavirus has now spread to over 190 countries across the world affecting billions of people. Most affected nations have called for complete lockdown to stop spread of the deadly virus. The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that countries which have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus need to use the time to find and attack the virus. “Asking people to stay at home and shutting down population movement is buying time, and reducing pressure on health systems. On their own these measures won’t extinguish epidemics,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.


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