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Coronavirus India Live News Updates: Centre asks states, UTs to launch war footing contact tracing of all participants of Tablighi congregation

Total confirmed cases as of April 1 stands at 1,637 with 1,466 active cases, 38 deaths, and 132 recoveries.

07:27 PM

After Spain and Czech Republic, Nepal also not to use Covid-19 test kit from China

  • Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population has advised the country’s hospitals and medical centers not to use any sort of rapid test kits raising doubts over its standards.
  • Earlier this week, the tiny Himalayan country, purchased kits from China worth millions of rupees. These kits also included various medical materials.
  • “We have asked all the hospitals and medical centers not to use the kits to check the infection until and unless they are advised by the government and the WHO,” said Dr Khem Karki, advisor to Nepal Health Minister.

07:25 PM

European experts ready smartphone technology to help halt coronavirus spread

  • This would help trace people who had come into contact with those infected with coronavirus, helping the health authorities act swiftly to halt its spread.
  • The initiative involves gathering data via smartphones to show who a person with the virus had come in close contact with, so that those people at risk could then be contacted.
  • The ability to track down those at risk of infection more accurately could help avoid having to ‘lock down’ entire societies, with the resulting hugely damaging economic impact.

07:21 PM

A woman, with travel history to Dubai, has tested COVID19 positive in Gaya, taking total cases to 24 in Bihar

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A woman, with travel history to Dubai, has tested #COVID19 positive in Gaya, taking total cases to 24 in Bihar. A team has been formed to located 81 Indians &57 foreigners who came in the state after attending Delhi’s Tablighi Jammat event: Principal Health Secretary Sanjay Kumar

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One more coronavirus positive case reported in Buldhana and 14 in Mumbai today. The total number of positive cases in the state increases to 335: Maharashtra Health department PRO

07:19 PM

Virus deaths in NYC top 1,000 as city prepares for worse

  • The city’s Health Department reported late Tuesday that nearly 1,100 people have died of the virus in the city.
  • More than 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded across New York state.
  • Data released by the city shows that the disease is having a disproportionate effect in certain neighborhoods, mainly in Brooklyn and Queens.

07:16 PM

Dow Jones slumps 800 points at open as coronavirus fears intensify

  • US stock indexes tumbled at the open on Wednesday, as investors fled to safe-haven assets following the first slide in U.S. private payrolls since 2017 and dire predictions on the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 816.64 points, or 3.73%, at the open to 21,100.52.
  • The S&P 500 opened lower by 86.51 points, or 3.35%, at 2,498.08, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 240.60 points, or 3.12%, to 7,459.50 at the opening bell.

07:15 PM

18 Nepali Muslims who attended Nizamuddin congregation in Delhi, quarantined in Nepal

  • Famed for the shrine of the 14h century Sufi mystic Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi has emerged as an epicentre for spread of the coronavirus in different parts of India after thousands of people took part in a Tablighi Jamaat congregation from March 1-15.
  • Indian authorities have launched a nationwide search for participants of the huge religious gathering amid fears that thousands present there could have carried the infection to the length and breadth of the country.

07:09 PM

CBSE to conduct class 10, 12 exams for only 29 main subjects: HRD Ministry

“Have advised CBSE to conduct board exams only for 29 main subjects that are required for promotion and crucial for university admissions. Whenever CBSE is in a position to hold board exams, it shall conduct for 29 subjects by giving adequate notice. For rest of the subjects, CBSE will not hold board exams and instructions for their marking, assessment will be issued soon,” he said.06:59 PM

Tamil Nadu records 110 new COVID-19 cases,all Tablighi event returnees

  • As many as 110 people who returned to Tamil Nadu from Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total cases in the state to 234, a top Health department official said.
  • This is a quantum jump as the state recorded the highest number of new cases in a single day so far.
  • Health Secretary Beela Rajesh told reporters here that 110 people hailing from 15 districts of the state have tested positive for the contagion.
  • All of them had participated in the Delhi religious congregation and the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state now stood at 234, she said.
  • Around 1,500 people from Tamil Nadu had attended the event last month and of them over 1,131 have returned to the state so far

06:51 PM

Class 10 and 12 board exams will be rescheduled with 10 days notice

06:50 PM

UK coronavirus deaths rise by 563 to 2,352

  • The number of people with coronavirus who have died in Britain rose by 563 to a total 2,352 by 1600 GMT on March 31.
  • It said there were 29,474 confirmed cases of the virus at as 0800 GMT on Wednesday, up from 25,150 the day before.

06:49 PM

Epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic, China to host Asian Youth Games in 2021

Epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic, China to host Asian Youth Games in 2021

06:47 PM

Kerala reports 24 COVID-19 cases, 1.64 lakh under observation

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 24 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total number of people under treatment in the state to 237.The worst affected Kasaragod accounted for 12 positive cases on Wednesday, Ernakulam three and Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kannur two cases each, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting this evening.One case was detected from Palakkad. So far, 265 positive cases have been reported from the southern state and 26 people, including six foreigners, have tested negative, he said.A total of 1. 64 lakh people are under surveillence, of whom 622 people are in various hospitals.06:44 PM

The entire govt machinery has been working overtime the last 24 hours.

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The entire govt machinery has been working overtime the last 24 hours. We have taken them into isolation wards, 658 samples have b een lifted and 110 have been found positive so far: Beela Rajesh, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary #Coronavirus https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1245337624275017728 …ANI@ANII would like to thank every person who came forward voluntarily on our appeal for having attended the Delhi conference (at Markaz) & they have come into our treatment facilities. We have tested 658 of them, 1103 members have come forward: Beela Rajesh, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary4576:43 PM – Apr 1, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy110 people are talking about this06:26 PM

Tamil Nadu has reported 110 new cases of COVID-19 in 15 districts (source: ANI)

Tamil Nadu has reported 110 new cases of COVID-19 in 15 districts of the state bringing the total count to 234; more details awaited: National Health Mission06:14 PM

24 coronavirus cases reported in Kerala on Wed: PTI

06:13 PM

14 people who had attended religious event at Markaz Nizamuddin have returned to Kalaburagi

26 people from Kalaburagi district attended the event at Markaz Nizamuddin in Delhi. Out of the 26 people, 14 people came back to the District and were put under quarantine: Sharat B, Deputy Commissioner, Kalaburagi, Karnataka

14 people who had attended religious event at Markaz Nizamuddin have returned to Kalaburagi

06:08 PM

Sonia Gandhi has written a letter for PM Modi where she suggests advance payment of wages for 21 days to MGNREGA workers

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to PM Narendra Modi stating ‘govt may consider immediate advance payment of wages for 21 days to registered & active MGNREGA workers. Advance wages may be adjusted against work to be done by workers, once MGNREGA sites are opened up.”

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Centre asks states, Union Territories to launch on “war footing” contact tracing of all participants of Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin

05:58 PM

Total cases in Rajasthan jump to 90

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Till now, the total number of Coronavirus positive cases in state is 90 (including 2 Italian nationals): Rajasthan Health Department4125:56 PM – Apr 1, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy71 people are talking about this05:55 PM

IPS officers in AP donate 3 days salary to CM’s COVID-19 fund

  • Following the lead taken by the IAS officers in the state, the IPS Officers Association of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday announced the contribution of three days’ salary of its members to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to fight COVID-19.
  • Director-General of Police D G Sawang and Association Secretary Ch Dwaraka Tirumala Rao met Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and handed over a letter to this effect, officials said.

05:53 PM

Delhi Police flags off 40 motorcycles for patrolling and spreading awareness about coronavirus

05:47 PM

236 people discharged after quarantine period in Srinagar city

  • A total of 236 people were discharged from various quarantine facilities in the city here on Wednesday after they completed their isolation period, officials said.
  • “Today, 236 more persons were discharged from various facilities after completing the mandatory two-week quarantine period,” the officials said. They said the quarantined group is being sent back to their homes.

05:44 PM

Startup community launches Rs 100-cr grant for innovators working on COVID-19 solutions

  • Founders of Indian startups, members of investment advisory firms and independent advisors have joined hands to launch a Rs 100 crore grant for supporting innovators working on solutions to control COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives globally.
  • The mission of ACT (Action COVID -19 Team) is to provide guidance and resources to startup founders and employees, and empower teams through financial grants and mentoring to create a large-scale impact in the fight against COVID-19.

05:40 PM

Include psychologists in task force to address mental health challenges faced by students during lockdown: HRD ministry tells IITs

05:36 PM

Andhra chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has confirmed that 70 out of 87 Covid-19 positives in the state are linked to the Tablighi meet at Nizamuddin

05:35 PM

HRD ministry directs IITs to form task force to ensure placements are not affected due to situation arising out of COVID-19: Officials

05:30 PM

Mizoram engineers extend financial aid in fight against COVID-19

  • The engineering fraternity of Mizoram on Wednesday joined a host of politicians, corporates and other associations in extending financial help to the state government in its fight against the deadly coronavirus.
  • The Mizoram Engineering Service Association (MESA), an umbrella body of graduate engineers, donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh, PWD Engineer-in-Chief K Lalsawmvela told PTI.

05:27 PM

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, N95 masks etc are available in adequate quantities

– Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan05:23 PM

Govt to track mobile phones of people under quarantine to check their movement; we gave 14,345 phone numbers to Delhi Police

– CM Kejriwal05:20 PM

29 out of total 120 COVID-19 patients in Delhi contracted disease from people already infected with virus

– Delhi CM05:18 PM

Curfew passes will be allotted to the business owners so that they can go to their firms and pay the salary of employees online (2 passes each day)

– Delhi CM05:17 PM

Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin area caused “big damage” to government’s efforts to contain COVID_19 pandemic

– National Commission for Minorities, reports PTI05:14 PM

766 people with COVID-19 symptoms admitted at hospitals across Delhi; situation now under control

– Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal05:14 PM

120 positive cases reported till this morning

– Delhi CM05:11 PM

7 new COVID-19 patients found in Gautam Buddh Nagar in 24 hours, total cases 45: Officials

Reports PTI05:08 PM

Till now, 46 persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Punjab, 4 deaths: Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

05:06 PM

NPPA sets up drug price monitoring, resource unit in J-K

  • The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has set up price monitoring and resource unit (PMRU) in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a government statement on Wednesday said.
  • PMRUs have already been set up by the drug price regulator NPPA in 11 states such as Kerala, Odisha, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Nagaland, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Mizoram, it added.
  • “PMRU, a registered society, shall function under the direct control and supervision of State Drug Controller of Jammu & Kashmir,” the statement said.

05:03 PM

9 members at UN’s Geneva office have tested positive for COVID-19, Reports TIMES NOW

04:59 PM

Director-General of Civil Aviation grants special permission to conduct cargo operations using passenger category aircraft

04:57 PM

World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus

  • The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide “food shortage” if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly.
  • Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown causing severe slow-downs in international trade and food supply chains.
  • Panic buying by people going into confinement has already demonstrated the fragility of supply chains as supermarket shelves emptied in many countries.

04:56 PM

Russia’s atomic agency reports four coronavirus cases

  • Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has confirmed four coronavirus cases among its employees, including one case in Hungary, the Interfax news agency cited the company’s CEO Alexei Likhachev as saying on Wednesday.
  • Russia has so far recorded 2,777 cases of the virus and 25 coronavirus-related deaths.

04:54 PM

I urge all citizens of the State to follow the rules and norms laid down by the government

– Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma04:53 PM

‘COVID Patrol’ with 40 motorcycles launched by Delhi Police

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Delhi: ‘COVID Patrol’ with 40 motorcycles launched by Delhi Police in South District to spread awareness about COVID-19 through bike patrolling & announcements.

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AP government to deliver pensions to over 58 lakh beneficiaries worth Rs.1395 Crores to their doorstep

Reports PTI04:51 PM

Electronics, phone makers extend warranties for customers amid COVID-19 lockdown

  • Electronics and mobile handset companies including Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo and others have extended warranties on their products to cushion customers, amid the nationwide lockdown imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus.
  • South Korean electronics giant Samsung has extended the standard warranty across its product portfolio till May 31, 2020 for all products whose warranty would have expired between March 20 and April 30, 2020.

04:50 PM

All 33 Supreme Court Judges, including CJI, have donated Rs 50,000 each to PM Cares Fund

04:48 PM

CIPET hands over Gwalior centre for converting into quarantine unit

  • The Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) on Wednesday said it has handed over its skill training centre in Gwalior for creating 72-bed quarantine facility in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The institute has also attached its staff and officers on a 24×7 duty to provide support services to the paramedical team.
  • Moreover, the Bhubaneswar centre has distributed face masks, sanitizers, disinfectants and water bottles besides creating awareness on preventing transmission of the viral disease.

04:47 PM

India well prepared, coronavirus impact will be ‘much smaller and manageable’: Niti Aayog member

  • The impact of the coronavirus outbreak in India will be “much smaller and manageable” as the big decision of nationwide lockdown and travel restrictions were put in place much before other countries, a Niti Aayog member said on Wednesday.
  • While asserting that the country is well-prepared, V K Paul, who is also heading a panel to coordinate efforts to tackle the outbreak, noted that it would be difficult to say when the situation would stabilise since that would depend on various factors, including the effectiveness of the overall response.

04:44 PM

SC has said that misinformation needs to be checked. For that, we’ve created email id technicalquery.covid19@gov.in through which a joint secretary-rank officer of Health Ministry & specialized doctors of AIIMS will provide technical support

– Lav Aggarwal, Health Ministry04:42 PM

Railways setting up 3.2 lakh isolation and quarantine beds, 20,000 coaches being modified in the process: Health Ministry

04:42 PM

Infosys Foundation partners with Narayana Health City to open quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients

  • Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, on Wednesday said it has partnered with Narayana Health to open a 100-room quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients in the vicinity of Narayana Health City in Bengaluru.
  • The facility, aimed at serving patients belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society, will accommodate patients, offer regular monitoring by doctors, nurses, and provide essential medication, free of cost, a statement said.

04:37 PM

We urge people to follow guidelines during the lockdown period, avoid congregations and religious gatherings: Health Ministry

04:36 PM

States asked to carry out intensive drives to ensure tests of those who came in contact with affected people: Health Ministry

04:32 PM

9 from Punjab attended Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi

Nine people from Punjab attended Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, which has become an epicentre for the spread of #COVID_19, but none of them has returned: Officials04:32 PM

Maharashtra govt stops one private lab from conducting COVID-19 tests

04:27 PM

States, where cases have been reported, asked to initiate rigorous contact tracing and containment strategies: Health Ministry

04:26 PM

South actor Prithviraj and crew stuck in Jordan

Actor Prithviraj and a Malayalam film crew of 58 are stuck at a shooting venue in Jordan after director Blessy are stuck at a shooting venue in Jordan. They were there to film ‘Aadujeevitham’ (Goat Days) in the desert of Wadi Rum, but the shoot was stalled due to the curfew thereover the coronavirus outbreak PTI quotes sources saying they were safe at their hotel and that they have sought the assistance of the External Affairs Ministry and Kerala government authorities for a safe return.04:23 PM

We have conducted 47,951 tests till date. There are 126 labs in ICMR network, number of private labs that have been approved are 51

– R Ganga Ketkar, Indian Council of Medical Research04:22 PM

Hydroxychloroquine is still under testing: ICMR briefs media

04:22 PM

Hydroxychloroquine is still under testing: ICMR briefs media

04:22 PM

Lifeline flights have been started to transport essential commodities like testing kits, medicines & masks: Lav Aggrawal, Union Health Ministry

04:21 PM

Railways is preparing to set up 3.2 lakh isolation&quarantine beds by modifying 20000 coaches

04:21 PM

Cases have increased due to Tablighi Jamaat congregation; it does not show a national trend: Health Ministry

04:20 PM

51 private labs have been established for COVID testing: ICMR

04:19 PM

1800 people related to Tablighi Jamaat have been sent to 9 hospitals and quarantine centers

04:13 PM

21486 relief camps have been set up till now

04:08 PM

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare briefs the media on Coronavirus, in Delhi

04:06 PM

Covid-19 pandemic affecting business in India, Europe: Tata Steel

  • Steel major Tata Steel on Wednesday said the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has impacted its business and operations in India and Europe.
  • As the novel coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across the world, Tata Steel will be reducing operations at some of its sites, the company said in a statement.
  • In India, where a 21-day nationwide lockdown has been announced to combat the spread of the virus, the company said its mining operations are running normally “but the integrated steel facilities in Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar Angul (Tata Steel BSL) and Gamahria (Tata Steel Long Products) have started reducing production levels and operations in the downstream facilities have been suspended and put on care and maintenance mode.”

04:05 PM

Nurses of civic-run hospital demand protective gear

  • As many as 18 nurses and medical staff from civic-run Balasaheb Thackeray Hospital in Jogeshwari on Wednesday staged a protest demanding protective gear to attend to COVID-19 patients admitted at the facility.
  • The protesting medical staff from Balasaheb Thackeray Hospital signed a letter addressed to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s medical officer.
  • The hospital was converted into a COVID-19 facility, for treating positive patients and suspected cases, the letter stated.

04:02 PM

94 inmates released from Meghalaya jail to decongest prison

  • A total of 94 prisoners were released from the Shillong District Jail in Meghalaya as per the Supreme Court order to decongest prisons to check the spread of novel coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday.
  • The decision was taken by a high-powered committee headed by Meghalaya High Court judge and Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority (MSLSA) executive chairman, Justice HS Thangkhiew at a meeting held here on Tuesday, they said.

03:57 PM

India’s COVID-19 hotspots: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

  • The western Uttar Pradesh district is the second hotspot in the state, where the number of cases has crossed the 100 mark, with 19 people testing positive for the disease.
  • Of the 17 samples tested on Monday, six were declared positive, officials said. Of the six, four are family members of a man who recently returned from Maharashtra.

03:56 PM

India’s COVID-19 hotspots: Noida, Uttar Pradesh

  • Gautam Buddh Nagar adjoining Delhi in western Uttar Pradesh has so far recorded 38 COVID-19 cases, the highest for any district in the country’s most populous state.
  • About two dozen of these cases are linked directly or indirectly to a private firm in Noida which has now been booked for endangering people’s lives and sealed.
  • An estimated 626 samples have been tested so far and 1,852 people are under surveillance across Noida and Greater Noida, while another 291 have been quarantined at various isolation facilities in the district, local Health Department officials said.
  • On the brighter side, six of the patients have so far recovered in Gautam Buddh Nagar and discharged from hospitals till Tuesday, leaving 32 active cases of coronavirus, they added.

03:53 PM

Creating awareness: Yamraj, Chitragupta and Coronavirus

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Andhra Pradesh: Police in Dhone town of Kurnool dist is creating awareness among people by hiring local artists & dressing them up as Yamraj, Chitragupta and #Coronavirus. The artists, along with Police, go around the town, making announcements, to make people stay inside houses.

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Andhra Pradesh: Police in Dhone town of Kurnool dist is creating awareness among people by hiring local artists & dressing them up as Yamraj, Chitragupta and #Coronavirus. The artists, along with Police, go around the town, making announcements, to make people stay inside houses.

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Andhra Pradesh: Police in Dhone town of Kurnool dist is creating awareness among people by hiring local artists & dressing them up as Yamraj, Chitragupta and #Coronavirus. The artists, along with Police, go around the town, making announcements, to make people stay inside houses.

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Andhra Pradesh: Police in Dhone town of Kurnool dist is creating awareness among people by hiring local artists & dressing them up as Yamraj, Chitragupta and #Coronavirus. The artists, along with Police, go around the town, making announcements, to make people stay inside houses.

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Over 1,000 evacuees are quarantined at facilities in Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Chennai, Manesar, Hindan and Mumbai. Their quarantine period will end by April 7, 2020

– Defence Ministry03:49 PM

Separate hospitals have been identified to exclusively deal with COVID-19 and more than 9,000 hospital beds have been made available

– General Bipin Rawat informed Defence Minister03:46 PM

3 more test positive in Mohali

Three more COVID19 cases emerged in Mohali today. They are stated to be close contacts of the positive cases in Chandigarh & have been put under quarantine: Mohali district administration03:45 PM

74 flights have been operated till date for transporting medical cargo across the country

  • Under Lifeline Udan initiative of Ministry of Civil Aviation, 74 flights have been operated till date for transporting medical cargo across the country.
  • A total of 37.63 tonnes of cargo has been transported till date out of which more than 22 tonnes was transported on 31st March.

03:39 PM

Markets back in red, sensex plunges 1,203 points to close at 28,265 as coronavirus continues to spread; Nifty ends below 8,300

03:37 PM

COVID-19 effect: After pay cut, GoAir CEO tells employees that portion of March’s salary has been deferred to April

03:37 PM

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi writes to PM seeking advance payment of 21 days’ wages to MGNREGA workers

03:36 PM

Spain death toll tops 9,000 with 864 fatalities in 24 hours: govt

03:36 PM

UK govt promises more virus tests as criticism grows

  • Britain said Wednesday it would soon begin testing 25,000 people daily for COVID-19 as a criticism of the government grew over low numbers of testing compared to other countries.
  • Housing Minister Robert Jenrick told Sky TV that it was targeting 25,000 daily tests by “mid-April”, after the latest figures revealed the UK death toll was almost 1,800,.
  • The victims included a 13-year-old boy, thought to be the country’s youngest victim.

03:34 PM

Iran coronavirus deaths pass 3,000: health ministry

03:32 PM

13 more test positive for COVID-19 in Jaipur’s Ramganj area; total 106 cases in Rajasthan: officials

Reports PTI03:30 PM

Four new coronavirus cases in Karnataka, tally up to 105

  • Four new positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of the affected in the state to 105, the Health Department said on Wednesday.
  • “Till date 105 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed this includes 3 deaths and 9 discharges,” the department in a mid-day situation update said.

03:28 PM

Two doctors of Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi test positive for COVID-19: Official sources

Reports PTI03:27 PM

37 attendees of Delhi’s Tablighi Jamaat event traced & placed under quarantine in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan

Thirty-seven attendees of Delhi’s Tablighi Jamaat event have been traced & placed under quarantine in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. We will collect their samples for testing & take further action accordingly: Chief Medical Health Officer Pratap Singh03:25 PM

Employees of Lok Sabha Secretariat have decided to contribute a day’s salary, amounting to approximately Rs 45 lacs, to the PM CARES Fund

03:24 PM

SBI relaxes payment obligation timeline for OTS, Rin Samadhan, General compromise Schemes by 3 months

  • SBI has come forward to extend the timeline for payment of settlement amount by 3 months. Now, customers on boarded under settlement scheme SBI OTS 2019 / Rin Samadhan 19-20 / General compromise can meet payment obligation by June 30, 2020.
  • Under One Time Settlement (OTS) 2019, the extension will be available only to those customers where the first two instalments of 5% / 15% and 20% / 25% have been received within stipulated time of 30 days and 60 days respectively. The balance OTS amount can be paid by June 30, 2020. Bank will not charge any interest on the amount for this extended period.
  • Similarly, under Rin Samadhan, the timeline for receipt of acceptance of OTS proposal along with upfront payment from borrowers has been extended upto June 30, 2020 from the current March 31, 2020, and up to September 30, 2020 for recovery of entire OTS amount. This will provide an extended opportunity to borrowers who are unable to visit branches owing to the lockdown.
  • Payment obligations for borrowers with outstanding as on March 01, 2020 under General Compromise category has been extended by 3 months from the respective dates, without charging any interest for additional period.

03:21 PM

Kerala govt allotted Rs 350 crore from Chief Minister’s Distress Fund for distribution of free kits of foodgrain to families across the state

03:17 PM

Coronavirus death toll rises to six in Bangladesh, positive cases surge to 54

03:15 PM

No extra spectrum needed to maintain network stability, quality: COAI

  • Telecom operators believe that there is no requirement of additional spectrum to maintain stability and quality of networks amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus, industry body COAI said on Wednesday.
  • Recent series of measures, including streaming services switching content to SD and traffic redistribution has led to reduced pressure on networks, the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) said.
  • “Over the past few days, the industry, in concern with actions coordinated with the Department of Telecom (DoT), has seen a flattening of traffic demand on member’s networks.

03:14 PM

UP: 26 booked for negligence after fleeing from quarantine facility

  • Police have booked 26 people for negligence after they fled from a quarantine facility in Uttar Pradesh’s Gosaiganj area, an official said on Wednesday.
  • SP Shivhari Meena said in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, 115 people who had returned from other states were kept at Gosaiganj’s Kamla Nehru Institute , of which 26 fled on Tuesday night.

03:13 PM

81 Tablighi Jamaat returnees suspected in Bihar, 30 identified

03:10 PM

No Coronavirus cases in our premises: Isha Yoga Center

  • The Isha Yoga center in Coimbatore has said there are no Covid-19 positive cases in its campus.
  • “State health officials who have been visiting the Yoga Center to conduct screenings and checks since February have found no COVID-19 positive cases,” the Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev-run center said in a statement on their website.
  • The statement said Isha had earlier requested visitors from China, Japan, Singapore, and other COVID-19 affected countries, not to travel to the yoga center as a precautionary measure.

03:09 PM

54 people from Nagpur who had attended the Nizamuddin Markaz have been identified, traced and quarantined

Reports TIMES NOW03:09 PM

2nd COVID-19 related death reported in UP, reports TIMES NOW

03:08 PM

Activist petitions Amit Shah to issue permit to caregivers of PwD amid lockdown

  • Wheelchair-bound Virali Modi, a disability rights activist, has started a petition requesting Union Home Minister Amit Shah to issue permits to caregivers and helpers of persons with disabilities so that they do not suffer during the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus.
  • To ensure welfare of People with Disabilities (PwD), the Union Social Justice ministry on March 26 had issued instructions to all states and union territories to ensure that caregivers, maids, essential services and NGOs working with PwD were able to reach them during the three-week lockdown.

03:05 PM

NZ police urge virus-testing tent thieves to get tested

  • Hapless thieves who stole a coronavirus testing tent in New Zealand have put themselves at risk of contracting the virus and should get tested, police have warned.
  • The tent was stolen from outside an Auckland hospital where it had been set up to test Kiwis for COVID-19, police said in a video posted on Facebook Tuesday.
  • East Health Trust chief Loretta Hansen said staff discovered the tent was missing when they arrived early Tuesday morning to begin a day of testing.

03:01 PM

Zydus Wellness launches hand sanitizer under Nycil brand to meet growing demand

  • Zydus Group firm Zydus Wellness on Wednesday said it has forayed into hand sanitizer category with the launch of its product under ‘Nycil’ brand in the country to meet the rising demand due to COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The company had acquired the Nycil brand as part of its acquisition of Heinz India.
  • The company decided to roll out this product in a record time of 12 days, as a response to the current pandemic.
  • Nycil sanitizer consists of neem and aloevera extracts that helps kill 99.9 per cent germs, Zydus Wellness said.

02:58 PM

India’s COVID-19 hotspots: Bhilwara, Rajasthan

  • Of the total 83 coronavirus positive cases detected in Rajasthan, 26 are from the textile town of Bhilwara. Eight patients have tested negative after treatment.
  • Health department teams have taken 1,194 samples from Bhilwara.
  • A massive screening exercise is underway with over 26 lakh people in urban and rural areas being screened.
  • Two coronavirus positive deaths have taken in Bhilwara but officials maintain that they died due to co-morbid conditions.
  • A doctor of a private hospital was the first positive case in Bhilwara. Most of the cases that have come up so far either are of hospital staff or the patient who had gone for treatment at hospitals.

02:57 PM

250 Indians stranded in Iran tested positive for COVID-19, Centre tells SC

02:56 PM

India’s COVID-19 hotspots: Nizamuddin West, Delhi

  • Famed for the shrine of the 14h century Sufi mystic Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, the south Delhi locality has emerged as an epicentre for spread of the coronavirus in different parts of the country after thousands of people took part in a Tablighi Jamaat congregation from March 1-15.
  • Six people who died in Telangana and one in Jammu and Kashmir attended the congregation in the headquarters of the Tablighi in Nizamuddin West, a colony split between the labyrinthine lanes near the ‘dargah’ and spacious residential homes.
  • In Delhi alone, 24 participants tested positive for the disease. Besides, 441 of the participants were hospitalised after they showed symptoms. The number is likely to swell significantly as more test reports come.

02:54 PM

4 more test positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati, taking total in Assam to 5; all attended Tablighi Jamaat congregation

Reports PTI02:53 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold video conferencing with all CMs tomorrow over COVID-19

02:53 PM

Deploy fire brigade to disinfect COVID-19 hotspots, quarantine centres, Delhi LG tells authorities

  • Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday asked authorities to deploy fire services personnel for disinfecting COVID-19 hotspots, quarantine centres, and public places to check the spread of the virus, which has infected at least 120 people and killed two in the national capital.
  • Baijal held a high-level meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev, Police Commissioner S N Srivastava and other senior officers to review containment measures being taken in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

02:51 PM

China reveals 1,541 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases amid concerns of second wave of infections

  • For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak, China on Wednesday revealed the presence of 1,541 asymptomatic cases carrying the deadly novel coronavirus, raising concerns of a second wave of infections amid the relaxation of stringent measures in the country initiated to contain the deadly disease.
  • Asymptomatic coronavirus cases are those who carry the virus but do not show any symptoms and can cause sporadic clusters of infections.In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said it would begin to release the data of asymptomatic patients.
  • A total of 1,541 asymptomatic patients infected with COVID-19 have been put under medical observation in China by the end of Monday, including 205 imported cases, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the NHC in a statement.

02:49 PM

Markaz building in Nizamuddin being sanitized

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Credit quality of Indian companies worsened in FY20: ICRA

  • Domestic credit rating agency Icra said credit quality of Indian companies worsened in the fiscal year 2019-20 as it downgraded Rs 7 lakh crore of debt and warned of “unprecedented strain” on credit profiles of corporates due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The agency said policymakers will have to unleash more measures to avoid severe economic imbalances if the COVID-19 crisis prolongs.

02:43 PM

Wimbledon is expected to be cancelled today, for the first time since World War II

02:41 PM

Uber launches 24/7 transportation service for frontline healthcare workers

Reports TOI02:39 PM

Chhattisgarh: School students to be promoted without exams

In view of the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to promote students of all classes, except 10th and 12th standards, of the state schools without exams, an official said on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel took a decision in this regard late Tuesday evening, he said.
On March 19, the state government shut all schools to prevent the spread of the deadly viral infection.
In view the lockdown till April 14, it does not seem possible to conduct school exams in near future, he said.02:37 PM

Seven attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi have been traced & put under quarantine in Kathua district in J&K

02:35 PM

These are unprecedented times: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

02:34 PM

Thank all healthcare workers for their efforts”: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

02:32 PM

If anyone loses their life while serving COVID-19 patients will be provided Rs 1 crore: Delhi CM

If anyone loses their life while serving #COVID19 patients, whether sanitation workers, doctors or nurses, their family will be provided Rs 1 crore as respect to their service. Whether they are from private or government sector doesn’t matter: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal02:29 PM

States to implement the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana for large cash transfer to beneficiaries

  • States were asked to implement the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana within the next week.
  • This will involve large cash transfer to beneficiaries. It should be organized in a staggered manner to ensure social distance: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

02:25 PM

It has been found that foreigners who had participated in the Tablighi Jamat had violated visa conditions: I&B Ministry

  • Cabinet Secretary took a meeting today by video-conferencing with all the Chief Secretaries/DGPs of states. They were sensitized about the intensive contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants as this has increased the risk of containment efforts of COVID19: I&B Ministry
  • It has been found that foreigners who had participated in the Tablighi Jamat had violated visa conditions. Concerned states were asked to initiate action for violation of visa condition against the foreigners & the organizers of the event: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

02:24 PM

Jindal Aluminium contributes Rs 5 cr to PM CARES fund

  • Jindal Aluminium Ltd (JAL) on Wednesday said that it has contributed Rs 5 crore to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) fund in order to help the government fight the coronavirus pandemic in India.
  • “We are confident that India will conquer the COVID-19 crisis. In this exceptionally difficult period, we have made our humble support to the PM-CARES fund towards relief efforts,” said Jindal Aluminium Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Sitaram Jindal.

02:21 PM

Pak’s coronavirus cases cross 2,000

  • The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan surpassed 2,000 on Wednesday, indicating an upward trend despite efforts by the government to contain the pandemic.
  • The Ministry of National Health Services said that 105 new patients tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 2,039.

02:18 PM

India’s fiscal deficit may shoot to 6.2% of GDP in FY21: Fitch Solutions

  • India’s fiscal deficit in 2020-21 may shoot up to 6.2 per cent of the GDP from 3.5 per cent government estimate as a fallout of the Covid-19 economic stimulus package, Fitch Solutions said on Wednesday.
  • With businesses disrupted due to the lockdown and its ripple effects, revenue will come under “heavy pressure” and may force the government to look towards additional borrowing and/or a higher central bank dividend to fund its expenditure, it said.

02:14 PM

With 16 new cases, Mumbai’s COVID-19 count climbs to 167

02:13 PM

8 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Ahmednagar, 2 of them attended the Markaz event

Reports TIMES NOW02:12 PM

All India Football Federation to donate Rs 25 lakh to PCares Fund to combat COVID-19 pandemic

02:11 PM

The Govt of Puducherry has decided to ask landlords to not demand rent from tenants for 3 months

– Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy02:10 PM

6 from Puducherry & 3 from Karaikal who had attended Tablighi Jamaat: Puducherry CM

We’ve identified 6 people from Puducherry & 3 from Karaikal who had attended Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi. Their samples have been taken & sent for tests. I appeal to all other people who had attended the meeting to come forward & identify themselves: Puducherry CM02:09 PM

26 from Uttarakhand participated in Tablighi Jamaat event

26 people of Uttarakhand participated in Tablighi Jamaat event at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz. They are still in Delhi. 173 out of 713 people who participated in regular jamaats at the mosque in last 28 days have been quarantined: Ashok Kumar,Director General of Police(Law & Order)02:08 PM

22 from Mallapuram, Kerala attended Tablighi Jamaat meeting at Delhi’s Nizamuddin; all under home quarantine

Kerala: 22 people from Mallapuram district had attended the (Tablighi Jamaat) meeting at Delhi’s Nizamuddin. They have been placed under home quarantined on their return, says Superintendent of Police Abdul Kareem02:03 PM

Maha: Cop tests coronavirus positive ; kin, 32 policemen quarantined

  • After a constable posted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus police station here tested positive for coronavirus, his family members and 32 police personnel who came in contact with him have been asked to remain in home quarantine, an official said on Wednesday.
  • This is the first case in Maharashtra of a police personnel contracting the viral infection, he said.
  • The constable is being treated at the Kasturba Hospital, the official said, adding that samples of four police personnel who worked with him have been sent for test.

02:01 PM

Odisha puts fourth Nizamuddin congregation returnee in isolation

  • Another returnee from Markaz congregation in Delhi’ Nizamuddin has been identifed by the Odisha government and put under isolation, the fourth from the state coming back from the coronavirus hotspot, official sources said on Wednesday.
  • The man was picked up from his house on Tuesday night and put in hospital isolation as he comes under high-risk category for COVID-19 while his family members have been kept under home quarantine, said Kendrapara District Collector Samarth Verma.
  • We will send his blood sample for the COVID-19 test. If there is any positive signal, those who came in contact with him will be traced, ” Verma said, adding the police is on the job to ascertain whether any other person from the district had joined the Tablighi Jammat function in Nizamuddin.

01:58 PM

Only 5 pc of 90 lakh trucks operating; driver, labour shortage hampering logistics: AIMTC

  • Only 5 per cent of around 90 lakh trucks across India are plying on the roads at the moment due to shortage of drivers and labourers at loading and unloading points following the nationwide lockdown, thereby severely hampering transportation of goods, according to truckers body AIMTC.
  • The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) said even after the notification by Union Home Ministry on Sunday allowing movement of non-essential goods during the lockdown, things have not changed at the ground level as many drivers have either abandoned trucks and went to native places, or have moved to stay put at places where basic amenities like food and shelter are available.

01:50 PM

Sri Lanka records highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases

  • The total number of the novel coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka reached 143 with 21 fresh cases being reported on Tuesday, the highest single-day increase so far, health officials said on Wednesday, underlining that next two weeks will be crucial.
  • The island nation has recorded only one death due to the novel coronavirus.
  • A 65-year-old diabetic man who died on Sunday had contracted the virus from Lanka’s second COVID 19 patient who was in contact with a group of Italian tourists.

01:49 PM

India looks at importing PPEs to meet demand

  • Finding itself in a tight spot, India has started looking at importing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits from China, Singapore and Korea in order to meet its requirements.
  • While the government’s nodal agency on procurement HLL Lifecare rolled out a tender last week, the government has decided not to wait for the bids to open instead source it from other countries.“We are looking at whatever source available,” said a senior health ministry official.
  • Adding that the ministry has placed orders on Tuesday from various sources in China, Korea and Singapore.
  • “The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has been roped in for imports,” added the official.

01:46 PM

13 Indonesian Markaz attendees stayed at Wazirabad Masjid

Reports TIMES NOW01:43 PM

Coronavirus can travel up to 8 metres from exhalation, linger in air for hours: MIT scientist

01:42 PM

Sensex drops 1,200 points, Nifty below 8,250

01:41 PM

Delhi State Legal Services Authority distributed ration among the needy at Prahladpur, Rohini today

01:39 PM

24 foreigners who came to Lucknow after participating in the event have been admitted at Balrampur Hospital

– Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujit Pandey01:39 PM

18 residents of Lucknow, who participated in Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi, have not returned to the city

– Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujit Pandey01:33 PM

Mumbai Municipal corporation releases heat map of coronavirus cases

Mumbai Municipal corporation releases heat map of coronavirus cases

01:31 PM

Ten people who arrived in Poonch, J&K after attending Tablighi Jamaat identified and quarantined

Ten people who arrived in Poonch district after attending Tablighi Jamaat (in Delhi’s Nizamuddin) have been identified by District Administration. All of them have been kept under quarantine: Ramesh Angral SSP District Police, Poonch, Jammu & Kashmir.01:29 PM

Utkala Dibasa observed sans celebrations in Odisha amid lockdown

  • President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa, while it was being observed sans celebrations due to the nationwide lockdown to contain spread of the novel coronavirus.
  • The state government has put on hold all functions, including commemoration and garlanding of statues, for an indefinite period as part of measures to fight COVID-19.

01:28 PM

5 trains, thousands of passengers under scanner over travelling with Tablighi Jamaat participants

  • Railways is scrambling to provide information regarding thousands of passengers who travelled on five trains with people who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, many of whom have tested positive.
  • All these trains began from Delhi between March 13 and March 19 – the Duronto Express to Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, the Grand Trunk Express to Chennai, the Tamil Nadu Express to Chennai, New Delhi-Ranchi Rajdhani Express and the AP Sampark Kranti Express.
  • While there are yet no definite numbers with the railways on the actual number of people who could have come in contact with the participants of this event, sources say that each train carried around 1000-1200 passengers and other staff members which could put them all at risk.

01:26 PM

Mumbai Police conducting searches to locate the people who participated in Tablighi Jamaat

Mumbai Police is conducting searches at various locations in the city to locate the people who participated in Tablighi Jamaat (in Delhi’s Nizamuddin), reports ANI quoting sources.01:25 PM

PM Modi’s mother donates Rs 25,000 from her personal savings to PM Cares Fund

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Cabinet Secretary holds a key meet on Markaz, MHA to deal with the issue strictly

Reports TIME NOW01:23 PM

Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation commit Rs 1,125 cr to tackle COVID-19 crisis

  • Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation have together committed Rs 1,125 crore towards tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis arising from the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
  • These resources will help enable the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the frontline of the battle against the pandemic and in mitigating its wide-ranging human impact, particularly on the most disadvantaged of our society, as per a company statement.
  • Of the Rs 1,125 crore, Wipro Ltd’s commitment is Rs 100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd’s is Rs 25 crore, and that of the Azim Premji Foundation is Rs 1,000 crore, it added.

01:21 PM

Total 342 people from Karnataka had attended the event

– Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu01:21 PM

200 people including 4 from Bengaluru & 5 from Belgaum, who participated in Tablighi Jamaat, have been quarantined

– Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu01:19 PM

UK extends work visas for Indian, foreign doctors amid coronavirus outbreak

  • In a relief to foreign doctors, including from India, whose visas were set to expire in October this year, the UK government has extended the deadline by one year amid the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The UK government on Tuesday confirmed that foreign doctors, including from India, whose visas are set to expire before October this year will get an automatic extension for one year as they battle the coronavirus pandemic for the country’s National Health Service (NHS).
  • The extension, announced by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, will apply to around 2,800 migrant doctors, nurses and paramedics employed by the NHS whose visa is due to expire before October 1.

01:17 PM

Global suffering: The Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran

The Azadi (Freedom) Tower in Tehran, Iran, is lit up with flags and messages of hope in solidarity with all the countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: AFP

Global suffering: The Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran

01:15 PM

Elderly woman donates pension money to MP govt

  • In a heartwarming gesture, a senior citizen from Madhya Pradesh’s Vidhisha city donated Rs 1 lakh from her pension to fund the state government’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
  • After reading an appeal in a newspaper, Salbha Uskar, a retired employee, donated Rs 1 lakh from her pension to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, an official said.

01:14 PM

BHEL, its employees contribute Rs 15.72 cr to PM-CARES fund

  • State-run engineering firm BHEL on Wednesday said the company and its employees have contributed a total of Rs 15.72 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • BHEL has made a contribution of Rs 7 crore through its CSR (corporate social responsibility) funds, while its employees have donated their one-day’s salary to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund), the company said in a statement.

01:12 PM

1 more COVID19 death in Bangladesh taking total to 6 till 1st April

01:10 PM

Lockdown defied in Rajasthan, over 100 people gather for a religious event in Ajmer, 6 arrested

Reports TIMES NOW01:08 PM

Efforts on to evacuate 2,000 foreign tourists from Goa

01:07 PM

The Western Wall, the most holy site in Judaism, is sanitised against the spread of the coronavirus in Jerusalem

Credit: Emmanuel Dunand, AFP

The Western Wall, the most holy site in Judaism, is sanitised against the spread of the coronavirus in Jerusalem

01:06 PM

Indian railways to hire contract doctors for 3 months

Reports TIMES NOW01:05 PM

All 43 patients tested positive today in Andhra have returned after attending the event at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz

All the 43 patients tested positive for COVID19 today in Andhra Pradesh have returned after attending the event at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz: Chief Minister’s Office, Andhra Pradesh12:58 PM

China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases after public concern

  • China on Wednesday said it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has released such data following public concern over people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms.
  • Health officials also reported the first imported case from abroad in Wuhan — the epicentre where the virus first emerged late last year — heightening fears of infections being brought into China from other countries.
  • Of 36 new cases reported Wednesday, 35 were imported from abroad.

12:57 PM

Around 210 people who were stranded at Majnu-ka-Tilla Gurudwara since 28th March are being shifted to schools

– Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North, Delhi12:53 PM

107 Madhya Pradesh residents who attended Nizamuddin meet quarantined

  • All 107 people from Madhya Pradesh who attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin West, which has turned out as one of the major COVID-19 hotspots in the country, have been identified and quarantined, a senior official said on Wednesday.
  • The gathering at Markaz Nizamuddin, the Delhi headquarters of the Tabligh-e-Jamaat, was held earlier this month.
  • “We have identified all the 107 people from Madhya Pradesh who attended the Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s event in Delhi. They have been put under quarantine and are being examined thoroughly,” Bhopal Collector Tarun Kumar Pithode told PTI.

12:49 PM

Europe coronavirus death toll tops 30,000: AFP tally

12:48 PM

Total confirmed cases as of April 1 stands at 1,637 with 1,466 active cases, 38 deaths and 132 recoveries

12:47 PM

European shares tumble as more coronavirus damage revealed

  • European shares fell on Wednesday in their first trading session of the quarter, as dismal economic data from Asia underpinned the ongoing damage from the coronavirus pandemic and fanned fears of a deep global recession.
  • The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 2.4% at 0705 GMT, after ending Tuesday with its worst quarter in 18 years as lockdown measures to contain the virus outbreak upended business activity, raising the threat of corporate defaults and mass layoffs.

12:43 PM

4 fresh cases have been reported in Noida. The total number of positive cases now mounts to 45

Reports TIMES NOW12:42 PM

86 residents of Bihar & 57 foreigners who had attended Markaz in Delhi are being monitored: G Pandey, Bihar DGP

12:39 PM

Total number of confirmed cases in India rises to 1637: Health Min

12:35 PM

Migrant workers need social protection to overcome trauma in lockdown: Health Min

  • The Health Ministry on Wednesday called for providing social protection to migrant workers, saying they are prone to social, psychological and emotional trauma in lockdown situations.
  • Immediate concerns faced by such migrant workers relate to food, shelter, healthcare, fear of getting infected or spreading the infection, loss of wages, concerns about the family, anxiety and fear.
  • “Sometimes, they also face harassment and negative reactions of the local community. All this calls for strong social protection,” the ministry said in a document.

12:32 PM

19 more people have been tested positive for COVID19, taking the total number of cases to 63 in Indore

12:29 PM

RBI announces further measures for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Extension of realization period of export proceeds
  • Review of limits of way
  • Means advances of States/UTs & Implementation of counter-cyclical capital buffer
RBI announces further measures for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

12:23 PM

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh makes an appeal to the Markaz attendees to reach out to the authorities

12:09 PM

Uttar Pradesh records first death

  • 25-year old boy from Basti who passed away in BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur was found positive after his death , sparking the fear of having passed it on to everyone including doctors and paramedics that he came in touch with.

12:02 PM

UP govt issues licences to 48 companies to make 50,000 litres of sanitisers per day

  • Forty-eight companies have been issued licences by the Uttar Pradesh government to produce 50,000 litres of sanitiser per day, officials said on Wednesday.
  • The move comes in the wake of a spike in demand of sanitisers, an alcohol-based disinfectant, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has claimed 35 lives and infected 1,397 people in the country.

11:52 AM

Ten people who attended Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi sent for quarantine in Jammu: Officials

11:52 AM

Two COVID-19 patients die in West Bengal, death count rises to six: Health official

11:52 AM

KPCC chief Shivakumar donates Rs 5 lakh for party’s Covid-19 fund

11:51 AM

Hockey India pledges to donate Rs 25 lakh to PM Cares Fund for fight against COVID-19 pandemic

11:50 AM

LPG cylinder prices slashed. Prices cut by up to Rs. 65 per cylinder

Reports TIMES NOW11:47 AM

23 cases reported in Bihar till today; people with no symptoms have tested positive

  • 23 COVID19 cases have been reported in Bihar till today morning.
  • State govt has decided to test all the people who have returned from abroad after 18th March, because we have found that even those who had no symptoms have tested positive: Principal Secretary, Bihar Health Dept

11:42 AM

Zen Technologies to develop ventilator prototype for India to fight COVID-19

  • In its bid to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic , Zen Technologies on Wednesday said it is in the process of developing a ventilator prototype for India.
  • The product is expected to be ready soon, according to a BSE filing.

11:41 AM

Saudi official urges people to delay hajj plans over virus

  • A senior Saudi official urged the more than 1 million Muslims intending to travel to Islam’s holiest sites to perform the hajj to delay making plans this year due to the new coronavirus pandemic, according to reports Wednesday, in comments that suggested the pilgrimage could be cancelled.
  • In February, the kingdom took the extraordinary decision to close off the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to foreigners over the virus, a step which wasn’t taken even during the 1918 flu epidemic that killed tens of millions worldwide.

11:36 AM

7 members of Shillong Markaz who attended Nizamuddin meet have not returned to Meghalaya

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The 7 members of Shillong Markaz who attended the Tablighi Jamaat Meet in Nizamuddin have not returned to Meghalaya. It is confirmed that 5 are currently in Delhi and 2 are in Lucknow.

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The 7 members of Shillong Markaz who attended the Tablighi Jamaat Meet in Nizamuddin have not returned to Meghalaya. It is confirmed that 5 are currently in Delhi and 2 are in Lucknow.

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Man who died on Sunday found coronavirus positive; MP toll reaches six: Official

11:32 AM

Markaz boss Maulana Saad goes missing after F.I.R was filed, reports ANI quoting Delhi Police Sources

Whereabouts of Maulana Saad are not known since 28th March when he was served a notice by police. Search for him is currently underway: Delhi Police Sources11:30 AM

IIT researchers developing robots to deliver food, medicines to patients in isolation wards

  • Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing two robots which can be deployed in isolation wards for COVID-19 infected cases for delivery of food and medicine to patients and the collection of contagious waste.
  • The team from IIT Guwahati’s Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments believes the move will reduce human intervention in isolation wards.

11:29 AM

43 new coronavirus cases reported in Andhra Pradesh, tally in the state rises to 87

11:28 AM

20 new COVID-19 cases in MP; tally jumps to 86

11:26 AM

300 people from Karnataka attended Nizamuddin jamaat

  • Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Wednesday said about 300 people from the state had attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz Masjid in New Delhi last month, and 40 of them have been identified and quarantined.
  • In a tweet, the Minister also said COVID-19 test reports of 12 of them have come out as negative.

11:25 AM

As on today, Delhi govt has 1000 beds dedicated for COVID19 patients

– Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain11:24 AM

Lok Nayak Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital to be used for Coronavirus patients only

11:23 AM

Total 750 people are admitted in hospitals across Delhi, of which only one person is on ventilator

– Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain11:23 AM

Total of 120 positive COVID19 cases reported in Delhi

11:22 AM

How high is the kill rate of Covid-19? Here’s what a new study found

  • Even as a sudden spike in coronavirus cases threatens to ruin every plan India has made, a new study has come up with new insights for countries stricken by mass hysteria.
  • According to the study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal a couple of days ago, the death rate for Covid-19 could be significantly lower than what was previously thought.
  • The new study, done by British researchers, was carried out on people who caught the infection and got cured without showing severe symptoms or getting tested. It was based on findings from new comprehensive analyses of coronavirus cases in mainland China.
  • The death rate caused by the virus — after taking into account both confirmed and unconfirmed cases — was 0.66 per cent, the study found.
  • The death rate from confirmed Covid-19 cases turned out to be 1.38 per cent.
  • Estimates that authorities had made so far put the death rate for confirmed cases between 2% and 8%, and the death rate for overall cases between 0.2% and 1.6%.

11:20 AM

Germany reports 5,453 additional coronavirus cases, 149 more deaths

11:18 AM

Honda commits Rs 11 cr for fight against COVID-19

  • Honda India Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Honda group companies in India, on Wednesday pledged Rs 11 crore aid towards COVID-19 relief and prevention measures.
  • As part of the initiative, Honda will immediately supply 2,000 units of high-pressure backpack sprayers to various government agencies.

11:14 AM

Sensex drops 1,000 points, Nifty below 8,300

11:13 AM

Madhya Pradesh: A 65-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away in Indore today

11:10 AM

Delhi hospital shut, being sanitised after doctor tests positive for coronavirus

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Delhi: A doctor working at a Delhi government hospital has tested positive for #COVID19.

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The doctor working at Delhi State Cancer Institution has tested positive for #COVID19. She visited her brother’s house recently, who returned from the United Kingdom few days back. Hospital has been shut for today&being disinfected: Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain

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Delhi: A doctor working at a Delhi government hospital has tested positive for #COVID19.

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The doctor working at Delhi State Cancer Institution has tested positive for #COVID19. She visited her brother’s house recently, who returned from the United Kingdom few days back. Hospital has been shut for today&being disinfected: Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain

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Former US Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe tested positive for the coronavirus

11:07 AM

Cuba suspends arrival of international flights to stop coronavirus

11:05 AM

Fake infrared thermometers, materials used for making sanitisers seized in Karnataka

  • Two persons were arrested for allegedly selling fake infrared forehead thermometers and manufacturing sanitisers illegally, police said.
  • The Central Crime Branch police arrested the two on Tuesday night and seized a huge cache of fake thermometers and materials used for making sanitisers.
  • According to the police, Kesavan N, a resident of Kurubarahalli in Bengaluru was arrested with 70 infrared forehead thermometers and 60 batteries, which he had allegedly brought from Chennai and was selling at exorbitant prices.

11:05 AM

Thailand confirms 120 new coronavirus cases, 2 more deaths

11:03 AM

2,361 people evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz after 36-hour exercise

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निज़ामुद्दीन के आलमी मरकज़ में 36 घंटे का सघन अभियान चलाकर सुबह चार बजे पूरी बिल्डिंग को ख़ाली करा लिया गया है. इस इमारत में कुल 2361 लोग निकले. इसमें से 617 को hospitals में और बाक़ी को quarantine में भर्ती कराया गया है. 1/216K10:39 AM – Apr 1, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy5,080 people are talking about this

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निज़ामुद्दीन के आलमी मरकज़ में 36 घंटे का सघन अभियान चलाकर सुबह चार बजे पूरी बिल्डिंग को ख़ाली करा लिया गया है. इस इमारत में कुल 2361 लोग निकले. इसमें से 617 को hospitals में और बाक़ी को quarantine में भर्ती कराया गया है. 1/216K10:39 AM – Apr 1, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy5,080 people are talking about this11:01 AM

Of 2,361 people evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, 617 admitted to hospitals and rest quarantined: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

10:58 AM

China reports 36 new coronavirus cases

10:57 AM

Nizamuddin Markaz and the area around it being sanitised by South Delhi Municipal Corporation

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Delhi: Nizamuddin Markaz and the area around it being sanitised by South Delhi Municipal Corporation. A religious gathering was held in Nizamuddin Markaz, that violated lockdown conditions&several #COVID19 positive cases have been found among those who attended the gathering.

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Delhi: Nizamuddin Markaz and the area around it being sanitised by South Delhi Municipal Corporation. A religious gathering was held in Nizamuddin Markaz, that violated lockdown conditions&several #COVID19 positive cases have been found among those who attended the gathering.

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8 new positive cases detected in Ahmedabad taking the total number of positive cases in Gujarat to 82

8 new COVID19 positive cases have been detected in Ahmedabad taking the total number of positive cases in Gujarat to 82. As of now, only three patients are on ventilator support: Gujarat Health Department10:52 AM

COVID19 pandemic most challenging crisis since World War II: UN chief

  • The coronavirus pandemic is the most challenging crisis the world has faced since World War II, one that is killing people and will also lead to an economic recession without any parallel in the recent past, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
  • According to the estimates by the Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 850,500 confirmed coronavirus cases in the world and over 41,000 deaths. The US now has the highest number of cases in the world at 184,183 and more than 4,000 deaths.

10:50 AM

Nizamuddin Markaz is yet to be completely sanitized: Delhi Police Sources

10:48 AM

Nizamuddin Markaz was vacated around 3:30 am today, it had around 2100 people & it took 5 days to vacate the place

Quoting Delhi Police Sources, Reports ANI10:47 AM

6 people, Maulana Saad, Dr Zeeshan, Mufti Shehzad, M Saifi, Younus, & Mohd Salman named in the FIR in Markaz, Nizamuddin case

Another person Mohammed Ashraf’s name has also been included in the Markaz, Nizamuddin case FIR.10:42 AM

A Tamil Nadu village has been quarantined after 21 positive cases of Coronavirus were reported

Reports TIMES NOW10:38 AM

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announces 61 million pound package to “withstand” financial impact of COVID-19 pandemic

No cuts in players’ salaries for now.10:34 AM

US futures extend slide; Dow futures fall 400 points

10:34 AM

Mizoram boy breaks open his piggy bank, donates his savings to fight COVID-19

  • A seven-year-old boy from Mizoram’s Kolasib town broke open his piggy bank and donated his entire savings to fight COVID-19 and feed the poor hit by the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the disease.
  • Rommel Lalmuansanga, a resident of the Venglai area in Kolasib donated an amount of Rs 333 to the village-level task force on COVID-19, local resident Zomuanpuia Tlau said.
  • Lalmuansanga handed over a tiny plastic containing Rs 333 in coins and currency notes to leaders of the task force, he said.

10:29 AM

Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

10:29 AM

34 traced in Ahmednagar who attended Markaz in Nizamuddin; 2 test positive

34 people traced in Ahmednagar, including 29 foreigners who had attended the Markaz in Nizamuddin, Delhi. Out of these 29 foreigners, results of 14 have come & 2 have tested positive for COVID19. 3 people who came in contact with them also tested positive: Ahmednagar Collector10:26 AM

Tamil Nadu CM makes an appeal to Tablighi attendees to reach out to the authorities

10:25 AM

Apple doubles China donations for COVID-19 recovery efforts

  • Apple more than doubled its donation to China’s efforts to fight COVID-19 to over 50 million yuan ($7 million), CEO Tim Cook posted on Weibo on Wednesday, weeks after the iPhone maker said it had opened all its 42 stores in one of its largest markets.
  • Cook said in a post on Twitter last week that Apple donated 10 million masks for health professionals in the United States and Europe, which it sourced through its supply networks.

10:23 AM

Voldemort never attacked Harry Potter when he was home. Wonder why?

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#DidYouKnow that Harry Potter was always safe at his home?

Yes, Voldemort never attacked Harry when he was home.

Wonder why? Well, ask any #HarryPotter fan you know!

Yes, #StayHome during #LockDown21, #StayHomeStaySafe

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#DidYouKnow that Harry Potter was always safe at his home?

Yes, Voldemort never attacked Harry when he was home.

Wonder why? Well, ask any #HarryPotter fan you know!

Yes, #StayHome during #LockDown21, #StayHomeStaySafe

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62 Indonesian & Malaysian nationals who took part in prayers in Delhi (Markaz) had visited Karnataka as well

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We got info that 62 Indonesian & Malaysian nationals who took part in prayers in Delhi (Markaz) had visited Karnataka as well. We have detected 12 such people & quarantined them. The home department will investigate the case further: B Sriramulu, Karnataka Health Minister

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We got info that 62 Indonesian & Malaysian nationals who took part in prayers in Delhi (Markaz) had visited Karnataka as well. We have detected 12 such people & quarantined them. The home department will investigate the case further: B Sriramulu, Karnataka Health Minister

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Delhi: A doctor working at a Delhi government hospital has tested positive for COVID-19

10:15 AM

In Mumbai: 140 residential buildings & clinics have been sealed to contain the spread of COVID-19

Reports TIMES NOW10:14 AM

It is a Talibani crime by Tabhleeghi Jamaat, such criminal act can not be forgiven. They have put lives of many people in danger

– MA Naqvi, Union Minority Affairs Minister on Markaz case10:12 AM

ICICI Bank cuts lending rate by 15 bps across tenors

10:08 AM

China starts to report asymptomatic coronavirus cases

  • Chinese health authorities began on Wednesday reporting on asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus as part of an effort to allay public fears that people could be spreading the virus without knowing they are infected with it.
  • China, where the coronavirus emerged late last year, has managed to bring its outbreak under control and is easing travel restrictions in virus hot spots.
  • But there are concerns that the end of lockdowns will see thousands of infectious people move back into daily life without knowing they carry the virus, because they have no symptoms and so have not been tested.

10:07 AM

Cuba suspends May Day parade over virus worries

10:05 AM

Yediyurappa to donate one year’s salary to fight COVID-19

  • Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday announced he will donate his one year’s salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund COVID-19.
  • He has appealed to Ministers, legislators, Members of Parliament, officials and citizens to also do their bit and contribute in whatever capacity possible to help the state in fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

10:04 AM

Market continues to trade lower with Sensex slipping more than 757 points, Nifty below 8,400

10:00 AM

No new case of COVID-19 in Rajasthan, as of 9 am today

Total positive cases in the state still stands at 93 (including 2 Italians & 17 evacuees from Iran). Out of those 93 people, 14 tested negative later while 5 have been discharged: Rajasthan Health Department09:59 AM

People in Karnataka defy social distancing norms

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Karnataka: People in Kalaburagi defy social distancing norms as heavy crowd gathers at a vegetable market, amid #CoronavirusLockdown.

Total number of positive #COVID19 cases in the state is 101, including 3 deaths & 8 discharged/cured cases.

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Karnataka: People in Kalaburagi defy social distancing norms as heavy crowd gathers at a vegetable market, amid #CoronavirusLockdown.

Total number of positive #COVID19 cases in the state is 101, including 3 deaths & 8 discharged/cured cases.

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‘The Society’ actor Olivia Nikkanen tests positive for coronavirus

09:56 AM

Forex market to remain shut for annual closing of banks

09:55 AM

Nifty slips below 8,400; down more than 2%

09:55 AM

Total shutdown in Nagaland’s Dimapur from Wednesday

  • At the end of the first week of 21-day nationwide lockdown, the district administration of Dimapur in Nagaland has ordered the total closure of all shops, commercial, private establishments, and imposed restrictions on the movement of public and vehicles for 66 hours with effect from 6 am on Wednesday.
  • In exercise of powers under Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Nagaland government order to initiate effective and immediate measures needed to contain the spread of coronavirus, total closure will be imposed from 6 am on April 1 to midnight of April 3, 2020, an order issued by Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, said on Tuesday.

09:48 AM

US virus deaths pass 4,000: Johns Hopkins

09:46 AM

Erode District Collector asks people who participated in Tablighi Jamaat to undergo COVID-19 test

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District Administration has asked Muslims who participated in Tablighi Jamaat (in Delhi’s Nizamuddin) to come forward&undergo #COVID19 test. Sulthanpet,Manickam Palayam&BP Agraharam,where Muslim population density is high,have been cordoned off:Erode District Collector.#TamilNadu9119:30 AM – Apr 1, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy208 people are talking about this

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District Administration has asked Muslims who participated in Tablighi Jamaat (in Delhi’s Nizamuddin) to come forward&undergo #COVID19 test. Sulthanpet,Manickam Palayam&BP Agraharam,where Muslim population density is high,have been cordoned off:Erode District Collector.#TamilNadu9119:30 AM – Apr 1, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy208 people are talking about this09:41 AM

Meanwhile, Sensex drops 500 points, Nifty tests 8,450

09:39 AM

Two test positive for COVID 19 in Puducherry

09:39 AM

20 new COVID-19 cases in MP; tally jumps to 86

  • Twenty more people tested positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 86, a health official said.
  • Among the new cases, 19 were reported from Indore and one from the neighbouring Khargone district, he said.
  • Of the 19 new patients in Indore, nine are from one family, including three children, aged 3, 5 and 8, residing in Tanzeem Nagar area of the city, the official said.

09:33 AM

UP sugar mills start sanitising villages in their areas

  • Three sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district have started sanitising villages and towns in their areas to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, state Minister Suresh Rana has said.
  • The minister for sugarcane development affairs said all sugar mills should start sanitising activities in their areas.

09:11 AM

More than 130 people from Pune attended the event at Markaz Nizamuddin. Many of these people are either out of Pune or are untraceable. Search for them is ongoing: Pune District Collector, Naval Kishore Ram

09:09 AM

60 people from Pune in connection with Nizamuddin Markaz put under quarantine. Their samples being sent for testing. Tracing for others is on: Pune District Collector, Naval Kishore Ram

08:46 AM

16 more test positive in Mumbai & 2 in Pune, total count rises to 320 in Maharashtra

16 more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai and two more cases have been reported in Pune, taking the total number of cases in the state to 320. Total of 12 people have died due to Covid-19 in the state till now.08:33 AM

100% deferment in salaries of CM/Ministers/MLAs/MLCs in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government has issued an order deferring salaries of govt employees, in wake of Covid-19 outbreak & nationwide lockdown. The deferment of remuneration includes 100% deferment in respect of CM/Ministers/MLAs/MLCs, Corporations members, elected representatives of local bodies.08:31 AM

14 tests conducted at Goa Medical College & Hospital came out negative. 25 more tests to be conducted today.

07:42 AM

Man forges his death certificate & travels in ambulance to reach home in J&K’s Poonch amid lockdown; 4 arrested: Police

07:30 AM

People from Nizammudin area are still being taken to different hospitals for a checkup

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Delhi: People continue to board buses in Nizammudin area,to be taken to different hospitals for a checkup.A religious gathering was held in Nizamuddin Markaz, that violated lockdown conditions&several #COVID19 positive cases have been found among those who attended the gathering.

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15 people who attended the Markaz gathering in Nizamuddin (Delhi) identified. Shifted from Srikalahasti to Ruia Hospital in Tirupati.

06:39 AM

US Covid-19 deaths set one-day record at 865, according to Johns Hopkins University

06:38 AM

FIR against 2 Covid-19 positive people in Andaman & Nicobar for misleading contact tracking

Andaman and Nicobar: Deputy Commissioner of South Andaman District has ordered to register FIR against Farzand Ali & S Rehman who have been recently tested positive for Covid-19, for continuously misleading contact tracking and giving wrong information about the places they visited during the home quarantine period apart from violating the terms and conditions of home quarantine.06:34 AM

US President Donald Trump warns US headed for “very, very painful two weeks”

06:34 AM

Indiabulls Group pledged Rs 21 crore donation to the PM-CARES Fund

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