Coronavirus in India

Status of the Coronavirus Pandemic in India

Stay with MapsofIndia to know all the latest updates and facts about Coronavirus in India

CONFIRMED CASES – 4067 | RECOVERED CASES – 292 | DEATHS – 109

MyGov Corona Helpdesk: Whatsapp Number – +91 9013151515

872. 4.55 PM, April 6, 2020

WB to have a policy-making body for COVID-19 response; Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee to be engaged: CM Mamata Banerjee

Males account for 73 pc total COVID-19 deaths, female 27 pc: Health ministry official

(Source: PTI)

871. 3.51 PM, April 6, 2020

Bhilwara in Rajasthan, Noida, Agra in UP and Mumbai were among the districts that recorded the highest number of positive cases since the imposition of the 21-day lockdown.

870. 3.45 PM, April 6, 2020

9th COVID19 patient (total of 10 COVI19 patients) in Chhattisgarh has also now fully recovered. So now there is only 1 person in Chhattisgarh who has COVID19 and he is being looked after by a team of expert doctors, all other patients have been cured: Chhattisgarh Health Minister (Source: ANI)

869. 3.42 PM, April 6, 2020

Assam govt considering starting permit system for people wishing to enter state after coronavirus lockdown ends: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (Source: PTI)

868. 3.37 PM, April 6, 2020

Union Cabinet approves Ordinance amending the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 reducing allowances and pension by 30% w.e.f. 1st April 2020 for a year. (Source: ANI)

867. 3.35 PM, April 6, 2020

Man in Maharashtra’s Pune district booked for allegedly posting a message on social media against a minority community: Police (Source: PTI)

866. 3.19 PM, April 6, 2020

With the help of some prisoners, Madhya Pradesh health officials come up with low-cost personal protective equipment (PPE) kit. (Source: PTI)

865. 3.18 PM, April 6, 2020

Delhi Government has decided that Lok Nayak Hospital (that includes GB Pant Hospital) with a capacity of 2,000 beds and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital that can accommodate 450 beds will now be dedicated for Coronavirus cases only. (Source: ANI)

864. 3.15 PM, April 6, 2020

Entrance exams including JNU, UGC NET, PhD, NEET postponed. (Source: HT)

863. 12.08 PM, April 6, 2020

No COVID19 case has been reported in Assam in the last 24 hours: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (Source: ANI)

862. 12.08 PM, April 6, 2020

PM Narendra Modi addresses BJP workers:

~ India’s efforts to combat coronavirus have set an example

~ It is going to be a long haul, we do not have to tire, our resolve and mission are to emerge victorious in fight against this pandemic

~ Fight against coronavirus no less than war, says Modi, asks BJP workers to donate, encourage others to contribute to PM-CARES Fund

861. 12.05 PM, April 6, 2020

The maturity shown by the people during the lockdown, in a large country like India, is unprecedented. No one could have imagined that the people will abide by this with such obedience and sense of service: PM Narendra Modi

860. 11.56 AM, April 6, 2020

From starting helplines to feeding poor and daily wagers, RSS workers helped 25.5 lakh, people, during a lockdown: RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya (Source: PTI)

859. 11.35 AM, April 6, 2020

Kanika Kapoor discharged from hospital quarantine after testing negative for COVID again.

858. 10.35 AM, April 6, 2020

ICMR to get about 7 lakh rapid antibody testing kits by April 8. These will help in conducting COVID19 tests in hotspot areas where large no.of cases are being seen. ICMR will get delivery in a phased manner. It’s expected that they’ll get 5 lakh kits in 1st phase. Orders placed. (Source: ANI)

857. 12.00 PM, April 3, 2020

Delhi reports sixth COVID-19 death

Two deaths and 93 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi on Friday, taking the total number of deaths to six and total cases to 386, according to the Delhi government.

Of the 93 new COVID-19 positive cases, 77 are people from a centre run by Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, which has been evacuated by the authorities.

A total of 259 people from the centre have been tested positive for COVID-19 so far just in Delhi alone.

Till Thursday, Delhi had 293 cases of COVID-19.

(Source: HINDU)

856. 9.00 AM, April 3, 2020

A group of 217 Indians evacuated from Italy have been found negative for the coronavirus after spending over a fortnight at an ITBP quarantine facility.

“The batch of 217 members, who arrived from Italy’s Milan town tested negative in COVID test after 14 days of quarantine. The batch has been quarantined at Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Facility Chhawla since their arrival on 15 March 2020,” says ITBP spokesperson.

(Source: PTI inputs)

855. 11.00 AM, April 2, 2020

UNRAVELLING OF A VIRUS HOTSPOT–TABLIGHI JAMAAT

3 attendees test positive in

1 person tests positive in Manipur

Arunachal man who attended event tests positive

2 Italians & 14 attendees test positive

275 foreign nationals quarantined in Delhi

Passports of 8 foreigners impounded

104 people traced in Agra, samples to be collected

36 people identified and isolated in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu

2 returnees test positive in Tamil Nadu

Telangana reports 3 more deaths; 30 new cases

1,500 attendees from Karnataka; 800 traced, tested

23 out of 24 patients in Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital test positive

Maharashtra civic bodies and collectors join search for 480 attendees

2 people in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra test positive

(Source: ET)

854. 9:00 AM, April 2, 2020

The total number of positive cases (including deaths) in India: 2,465 as of April 2.

Total deaths in India: 79

853. 7:19 PM, April 1, 2020

Google Pay India has collected over Rs 60 Cr for PM Cares Fund. It tweeted, “Wish we could send 60 crore Red hearts to thank each one of you for contributing more than ₹60 crores to the PM-CARES Fund through Google Pay.” (Source: Official Twitter Handle)

852. 6:55 PM, April 1, 2020

Armed forces have made available over 9,000 hospital beds and more than 8,500 doctors and support staff across the country to deal with the rising cases of coronavirus infection: Officials. (Source: PTI)

851. 6:36 PM, April 1, 2020

Total 9 persons including 7 Indonesian nationals and 2 Indians who attended the event at Markaz Nizamuddin have been identified. They have been in kept in government quarantine and have shown no symptoms as of now: SP, West Midnapore, West Bengal (Source: ANI)

850. 6:33 PM, April 1, 2020

CBSE to conduct board exams only for 29 main subjects that are required for promotion and crucial for university admissions: HRD minister (Source: PTI)

849. 6:31 PM, April 1, 2020

ITC Limited has pledged Rs 100 Cr to fight coronavirus. It has tweeted, “Today the nation faces an unprecedented challenge to fight COVID-19. At ITC, we humbly pledge our contribution of Rs 100 crores to PM Cares Funds. Together with other initiatives, we will continue to do our best to serve the Nation in this hour of crisis.” (Source: Twitter Official Account)

848. 6:27 PM, April 1, 2020

Two more tests positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, tally reaches 322: health minister Rajesh Tope. (Source: PTI)

847. 6:15 PM, April 1, 2020

Twenty four coronavirus cases reported in Kerala on Wednesday: CM Pinarayi Vijayan (Source: PTI)

846. 6:09 PM, April 1, 2020

Centre asks states, Union Territories to launch on “war footing” contact tracing of all participants of Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin, which has emerged as coronavirus hotspot. (Source: PTI)

845. 5:59 PM, April 1, 2020

Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow companies in Punjab to use their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contribution to assist the state government in its efforts against COVID-19. (Source: ANI)

844. 5:42 PM, April 1, 2020

8 villages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur declared as red zones after it was found that 10 people from the district had attended the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin, officials said. (Source: PTI)

843. 5:38 PM, April 1, 2020

Tiktok India tweeted, “In the fight against the spread of COVID-19, we are extending support by donating Rs. 100 Crore towards 400,000 hazmat medical protective suits and 200,000 masks to doctors and supporting medical staff.” (Source: Twitter Official Account)

842. 5:28 PM, April 1, 2020

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 to date, out of which more than 22 tonnes were transported yesterday. (Source: All India Radio News)

841. 5:24 PM, April 1, 2020

About 10 lakh poor people do not have ration card in Delhi. I request them to apply for the ration card on Delhi govt’s e-district website. They will not get the card but we will give them ration till COVID-19 issue persists: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Source: ANI)

840. 5:21 PM, April 1, 2020

Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin area caused “big damage” to government’s efforts to contain COVID-19 pandemic, says National Commission for Minorities (Source: PTI)

839. 5:08 PM, April 1, 2020

Total 112 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi; we have requested Centre to provide us testing kits, other medical equipment: CM Arvind Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

839. 5:08 PM, April 1, 2020

Till now, there are 23 Coronavirus cases in Bihar and 1 death: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (Source: ANI)

838. 5:00 PM, April 1, 2020

51 private labs given approval so far for conducting COVID-19 tests, 816 tests conducted at private labs on Tuesday: ICMR official

837. 4:57 PM, April 1, 2020

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

836. 4:52 PM, April 1, 2020

47,951 tests for COVID-19 conducted in country so far out of which 4,562 tests done at ICMR network labs on Tuesday: ICMR official

835. 4:32 PM, April 1, 2020

Maharashtra govt stops one private lab from conducting COVID-19 tests. (Source: PTI)

834. 4:29 PM, April 1, 2020

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi; seeks advance payment to MGNREGA workers. (Source: PTI)

833. 4:23 PM, April 1, 2020

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram describes as the wrong step based on “stupid advice” the government’s decision to reduce interest rates on small saving schemes and demanded its rollback. (Source: PTI)

832. 4:07 PM, April 1, 2020

Total 5 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Assam – 1 shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital and 4 to Gauhati Medical College in Guwahati: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (Source: ANI)

831. 4:00 PM, April 1, 2020

Sensex plunges 1,203.18 pts to end at 28,265.31; Nifty tanks 343.95 pts to 8,253.80 (Source: PTI)

830. 3:40 PM, April 1, 2020

Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation contribute Rs 1,125 cr to tackle coronavirus crisis. (Source: Business Today)

829. 3:32 PM, April 1, 2020

13 more test positive for COVID-19 in Jaipur’s Ramganj area; total 106 cases in Rajasthan: Officials (Source: PTI)

828. 3:31 PM, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus positive patient dies in Meerut, second such death in Uttar Pradesh: Officials (Source: PTI)

827. 3:22 PM, April 1, 2020

Over 5,000 people in Maharashtra quarantined as they were in close contact with 162 COVID-19 patients in the state: Health Minister Rajesh Tope (Source: PTI)

826. 2:54 PM, April 1, 2020

Uber India has tweeted, “In partnership with hospitals across India, we’ve launched a new service, UberMedic – a 24/7 dedicated fleet to help healthcare professionals move with ease.”

825. 2:45 PM, April 1, 2020

Jindal Aluminium Limited donates Rs 5 crore to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation. (Source: All India Radio News)

824. 2:43 PM, April 1, 2020

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 1 cr for families of healthcare personnel if they die while dealing with coronavirus cases. (Source: PTI)

823. 2:37 PM, April 1, 2020

Actor Rakesh Bedi is back with the comedy series Shrimaan Shrimati on Doordarshan every day from 4-5 pm. (Source: DD Channel Twitter Handle)

822. 2:26 PM, April 1, 2020

A railway police head constable has tested positive for COVID19. He has been quarantined at Kasturba hospital, Mumbai along with 5 of his colleagues. His 3 family members & 8 other colleagues have also been asked to remain in quarantine: Railway official (Source: ANI)

821. 2:23 PM, April 1, 2020

Bihar: Three people arrested for attacking police in Andhara Tharhi area in Madhubani yesterday. “Police were pelted stones when they went to check if any attendee of Delhi’s Tablighi Jamaat event was staying at a mosque in Girdarjung village,” says Jhanjharpur DSP Amit Sharan. (Source: ANI)

820. 2:07 PM, April 1, 2020

The Indian Football Team has contributed 50 lakhs to the PM Cares Fund. (Source: Official Twitter Account)

819. 1:58 PM, April 1, 2020

As per Health Ministry release of April 1, 2020

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 1637

Recovered – 133

Deaths – 38

818. 1:38 PM, April 1, 2020

18 residents of Lucknow, who participated in the Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi, have not returned to the city. 24 foreigners who came to Lucknow after participating in the event have been admitted at Balrampur Hospital: Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujit Pandey (Source: ANI)

817. 12:49 PM, April 1, 2020

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. (Source: ANI)

817. 12:49 PM, April 1, 2020

LPG cylinder prices were cut today by up to Rs 65 per cylinder, amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. As per IOC’s revised rate list that was made public today, the 14.2 cylinder will cost Rs 744 in Delhi from today (April 1, 2020), down Rs 61.5 from the last list (Rs 805.5 per cylinder).

Rates across cities:

Kolkata – Rs 774.5 (earlier price 839.5)

Mumbai – Rs 714.5 (earlier price Rs 776.5)

Chennai – 761.5 (earlier price Rs 826)

Today’s rate revision is the second consecutive fall in cylinder prices in the past two months. (Source: Times Now)

816. 12:43 PM, April 1, 2020

86 residents of Bihar & 57 foreigners who had attended Markaz in Delhi are being monitored. 48 people have been quarantined already. Some of 86 Bihar residents are not in the state but other parts of the country, we’re coordinating with other states to trace them: G Pandey, Bihar DGP (Source: ANI)

815. 12:40 PM, April 1, 2020

Hockey India contributes Rs 25 lakh for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Republic)

814. 12:37 PM, April 1, 2020

Fourth dedicated flight with Russian nationals on board departed from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to Russia on the intervening night of 31st March and 1st April. (Source: Russian Embassy)

813. 12:27 PM, April 1, 2020

9 more people have been tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of cases to 63 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Most of the new cases are contacts of infected people. 600 people have been placed in quarantine in Indore: Dr Praveen Jadiya, Chief Medical Health Officer (Source: ANI)

812. 12:15 PM, April 1, 2020

A special flight of Egypt Air (Delhi-Cairo-Salt Lake City, US) with 215 stranded United States nationals on-board departed from Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Delhi Airport yesterday: Airport official (Source: ANI)

811. 12:05 PM, April 1, 2020

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls Coronavirus Pandemic the most challenging crisis the world has faced since World War-II. (Source: All India Radio News)

810. 11:34 AM, April 1, 2020

Man who died on Sunday found coronavirus positive; MP toll reaches six: Official (Source: PTI)

809. 11:29 AM, April 1, 2020

As on today, Delhi govt has 1000 beds dedicated to COVID19 patients. It has been decided that Lok Nayak Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital will now be used for Coronavirus patients only: Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain (Source: ANI)

808. 11:26 AM, April 1, 2020

UN confirms nine cases of Coronavirus among its staff in Geneva office as of 30th March. (Source: All India Radio News)

807. 11:24 AM, April 1, 2020

Gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana and Delhi is preparing langar to feed the homeless during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Rooms for isolation wards and quarantine facilities for the treatment of COVID-19 positive patients will be set up in ‘Serai’ (Inn) of the Gurudwaras. (Source: Indian Express)

806. 11:20 AM, April 1, 2020

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Monday offered its facilities to set up isolation centres for coronavirus patients that can house up to 10,000 people.

Former Member of Parliament and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’s general secretary Maulana Mahmood A Madani in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wrote, “It has come to our knowledge that the emerging circumstances might require quarantine of a large number of people to contain the spread of coronavirus….. We would like to offer the premises under the control of our network in various parts of the country. On a rough estimate, we can voluntarily accommodate up to 10,000 people. You are requested to please direct the concerned authorities to let us know of their requirements wherever and whenever the need might arise.” (Source: HT)

805. 11:15 AM, April 1, 2020

The doctor working at Delhi State Cancer Institution has tested positive for COVID-19. She visited her brother’s house recently, who returned from the United Kingdom a few days back. Hospital has been shut for today&being disinfected: Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain (Source: ANI)

804. 11:09 AM, April 1, 2020

Maharashtra: Two people lost their lives due to COVID-19, 18 people tested positive during the last 24 hrs, the total number of cases in a state gone up to 320. (Source: All India Radio News)

803. 10:54 AM, April 1, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh government has claimed that 95 per cent of the people who participated in the religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area from the state have been identified. Speaking to media, UP Home Secretary Awanish Awasthi said, “95 per cent of the people who attended the religious congregation in Delhi from the state have been identified. We have got their samples tested and those having symptoms of COVID-19 will be put in isolation. 10-12 people are yet to be traced for which instructions have been issued to the concerned authority. We will take action against those who will not cooperate with the officials.” (Source: India Today)

802. 10:47 AM, April 1, 2020

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke over the phone to discuss a coordinated effort by India and the US to respond to the COVID19 pandemic. (Source: Quint)

801. 9:51 AM, April 1, 2020

ICICI Bank launches Whatsapp Banking, savings account customers who are on WhatsApp can access the new service. The customer simply needs to save ICICI Bank’s verified WhatsApp profile number, 9324953001, to his/her ‘contacts’. (Source: Livemint)

800. 9:40 AM, April 1, 2020

As per the Health Ministry (March 31, 2020, 8.30 PM)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 1397*

Recovered – 124

Deaths – 35

*Remaining 38 cases are being assigned to states to initiate contact tracing

799. 9:28 AM, April 1, 2020

Sensex falls 379.61 points; currently at 29,088.88

798. 9:20 AM, April 1, 2020

“Till now 60 people from Pune have been put under quarantine, in connection with Nizamuddin Markaz (in Delhi) matter. Tracing for others is on,” said Pune District Collector, Naval Kishore Ram. (Source: Quint)

797. 9:13 AM, April 1, 2020

Seven more COVID19 positive cases confirmed in Kerala.  The total number of patients under treatment in State is 215. (Source: All India Radio News)

796. 7:55 AM, April 1, 2020

As per The Hindu online edition, there are 1,574 COVID-19 positive cases reported out of which 1377 are still active.

Officials of Tablighi Jammat, Nizamudin Delhi,  have been charged with defying restrictions imposed after COVID-19 outbreak.

The Government of India has directed Migrant Workers to stay at local residence or their place of work till COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

795. 6:55 AM, April 1, 2020

As per the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, there is no shortage of medicines to treat COVID-19 in India

The Central Body of Public Sector Banks announced that Public Sector Banks announced deferment of EMI payments on loans to customers for 3 months.

As per Home Ministry Spokesperson – There are over 21,000 camps established to provide relief to people all over the country.

794. 5:55 AM, April 1, 2020

Government of India is working on Cluster Containment Strategy to avoid large scale community spread. The official data states that there are 1251 cases.

Ministry of Civil Aviation has started flights of “Lifeline Udaan” to facilitate Medical and other Essential supplies across the country and abroad.

The existing foreign trade policy has been extended by one year. Now the same policy is applicable till March 2021

The State of Chattisgarh opts for 100% promotion for students in Class I – 9 and class 11.

793. 8:05 PM, March 31, 2020

As per the Health Ministry’s website, the latest updated information on coronavirus as under:

March 30, 2020, 9.30 PM

Total confirmed cases: 1,251*

Recovered: 102

Deaths: 32

* Remaining 46 cases are being assigned to states to initiate contact tracing

792. 8:00 PM, March 31, 2020

Assam gets first corona positive case. A 52-year-old person has been found positive for Coronavirua and is Assam’s first COVID-19 patient. He is undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College. (Source: All India Radio News)

791. 7:42 PM, March 31, 2020

India’s leading cement manufacturer, Dalmia Group, has pledged Rs 25 crore for PM CARES fund as India battles the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: WION)

790. 7:40 PM, March 31, 2020

Total 36 people have been identified from Bhopal who attended the gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. They have been quarantined. Samples have been collected for tests: Tarun Pithode, Collector Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. (Source: ANI)

789. 7:26 PM, March 31, 2020

Income Tax Department tweeted, “All officers and staff of IT Deptt pledge to contribute their one day’s salary to PM Cares Fund launched by hon’ble PM Narendra Modi to fight COVID-19 pandemic. We stand with India during this national challenge.” (Source: Official Twitter Handle)

789. 7:26 PM, March 31, 2020

1339 Tablighi activities quarantined at Narela, Sultanpuri, Bakkarwala facilities and also at some hospitals including AllMS, Jhajjar: MHA (Source: PTI)

788. 7:24 PM, March 31, 2020

Madhya Pradesh: The total number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 66 in the state, of which 44 positive cases have been reported in Indore. 5 people have died due to COVID-19 till now in the state. (Source: ANI)

787. 7:16 PM, March 31, 2020

Bharti Enterprises and its companies Bharti Airtel, Bharti Infratel and others are contributing a sum of over Rs 100 crore for India’s fight against COVID-19. (Official Twitter Handle)

786. 7:14 PM, March 31, 2020

Donated Rs 5 L each to PM National Relief Fund and state Emergency Relief Fund to help combat COVID-19: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Source: PTI)

785. 7:08 PM, March 31, 2020

Case registered against Maulana Saad & others of Tableeghi Jamaat under Epidemic Disease Act 1897 & other sections of IPC for violation of government directions given to the management of Markaz of Basti Nizamuddin, regarding restrictions on gatherings: Delhi Police Commissioner (Source: ANI)

784. 6:55 PM, March 31, 2020

72 new coronavirus patients found in Maharashtra on Tuesday, 59 of them in Mumbai: health officials (Source: PTI)

783. 6:53 PM, March 31, 2020

The Hero Group has pledged Rs 100 crores as an aid for the ongoing COVID-19 relief-efforts in India. Half of this sum, Rs 50 crores, will be contributed to the PM-Cares Fund and the remaining Rs 50 crore will be spent in other relief efforts. (Source: ANI)

782. 6:49 PM, March 31, 2020

Govt to borrow Rs 4.88 lakh crore during Apr-Sep 2020, says Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty (Source: PTI)

781. 6:35 PM, March 31, 2020

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have contributed one day’s salary to #PMCARES Fund, adding to a sum of Rs Ten Crore Fifty-Three Lakhs Fifty-Eight Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-Nine. (Source: ANI)

780. 6:18 PM, March 31, 2020

List of banks in India that tweeted their deferment offerings for customers as per the Finance Minister’s announcement:

Canara Bank

SyndicateBank

Indian Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

UCO Bank

Central Bank of India

779. 5:53 PM, March 31, 2020

As of March 21, there were about 1,746 persons staying in Hazrat, Nizamuddin Markaz. Of these, 216 were foreigners and 1530 were Indians. Additionally, about 824 foreigners had been, as on March 21, doing Chilla activities in various parts of the country: Ministry of Home Affairs (Source: ANI)

778. 5:06 PM, March 31, 2020

Coal India Limited has committed Rs. 220 crores and NLC India Limited has committed Rs. 25 crores to PM CARES fund in the fight against COVID-19: Union Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi (Source: ANI)

777. 4:41 PM, March 31, 2020

Ola gives 500 cabs to Karnataka govt to transport doctors, coronavirus-related activities. (Source: Business Standard)

776. 4:29 PM, March 31, 2020

Using cluster containment strategies and doing rigorous contact tracing in COVID-19 hotspots in the country: Health Ministry official (Source: PTI)

775. 4:19 PM, March 31, 2020

MEA has identified suppliers in Korea, Turkey, Vietnam to improve logistics in India during COVID-19: Health Ministry official. (Source: All India Radio News)

774. 4:14 PM, March 31, 2020

Modified 20,000 rail coaches can accommodate up to 3.2 lakh beds for isolation needs; work on modification of 5,000 coaches, which are to be converted initially into isolation coaches, already started: Indian Railways (Source: PTI)

773. 3:29 PM, March 31, 2020

Govt clarifies that the employees who are due to retire today on superannuation shall retire irrespective of whether working from home or working from an office. (Source: All India Radio News)

772. 2:56 PM, March 31, 2020

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will donate his 5 month’s salary to CM’s relief fund. (Source: ANI)

771. 2:55 PM, March 31, 2020

10 more evacuees from Iran test positive for coronavirus; total cases in Rajasthan rise to 93: Officials (Source: PTI)

770. 2:53 PM, March 31, 2020

Labourers from other states should not leave Mumbai, we have made adequate arrangements of food & shelter for them. There is no need to leave Maharashtra, they should stay here: Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra Home Minister (Source: ANI)

789. 2:42 PM, March 31, 2020

Ministry of Tourism launches ‘Stranded in India’ portal to help foreign tourists stuck in various parts of India. (Source: PIB)

788. 2:36 PM, March 31, 2020

Out of the 70 people that tested positive for COVID19 in the state, 12 have been cured and tested negative till now: Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao. (Source: ANI)

787. 2:20 PM, March 31, 2020

Here is the latest on Nizamuddin:

– At least 2,000 people stayed at the Markaz Nizamuddin building earlier this month

– 24 have tested positive to COVID-19

– Hundreds who showed symptoms were moved to the hospital

– Medical teams and police are present at the premises

– Delhi CM attends high-level meetings on the next steps

786. 1:07 PM, March 31, 2020

Maharashtra Deputy CM and state Finance minister Ajit Pawar has issued orders that salaries of all elected representatives, including CM and all MLAs-MLCs, will be cut by 60% for the month of March. (Source: ANI)

785. 12:32 PM, March 31, 2020

An I&B Ministry press release on how medical supplies are being maintained:

Cargo flights carry medical supplies to eastern and southern parts of the country; private airlines also carry out critical supply operations on 30th March 2020. 

Details are as below:

Lifeline 1 – Air India flight A320 on its route Mumbai-New Delhi-Bengaluru-Mumbai, carried HLL consignment of 6,593 kg and Nagaland ventilator masks, consignments of Kerala and Karnataka, a consignment of Bipaps for Meghalaya and consignment of Ministry of Textiles for Coimbatore.

Lifelines 2 – IAF flight from Hindon- Dimapur- Imphal-Guwahati carried consignments of HLL and ICMR kits for Shillong.

Private airlines such as Indigo, Spicejet and Blue Dart are also operating flights on a commercial basis.

MoCA group was formed with relevant Stakeholders. Hub and spoke lifeline services were started. Cargo Hubs have been created at Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata. Hubs feed to spokes at Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Agartala, Aizwal, Imphal, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram.

784. 12:21 PM, March 31, 2020

At Nizamuddin, over 1,000 people have been shifted till now – 334 to hospitals and 700 to quarantine centres. (Source: ANI)

783. 12:04 PM, March 31, 2020

There will be a 60% salary cut for IAS, IPS, IFS and other such central services officers. For all other categories of employees, there will be a 50% salary cut. For Class-IV, outsourcing & contract employees, there will be a 10% salary cut.

– Telangana CMO

782. 11:53 AM, March 31, 2020

“24 people who were present at the Markaz building in Nizamuddin, Delhi have tested positive for coronavirus so far,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. (Source: ANI)

781. 11:38 AM, March 31, 2020

Kejriwal, Delhi ministers hold a high-level meeting on coronavirus amid the Nizamuddin fiasco.

The high-level meeting is underway at the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over the issues of coronavirus and Markaz building event at Nizamuddin.

780. 11:34 AM, March 31, 2020

Five more people test coronavirus positive in Maha; total climbs to 230: Health official (Source: PTI)

779. 11:29 AM, March 31, 2020

17 new coronavirus cases in Indore; Madhya Pradesh tally jumps to 66: Health official (Source: PTI)

778. 10:58 AM, March 31, 2020

Cricket sensation Rohit Sharma tweeted, “We need our country back on feet & the onus is on us. I’ve done my bit to donate Rs 45 lakhs to PM Cares Funds, 25lakhs to CM Relief Fund Maharashtra, Rs 5 lakhs to Feeding India and 5lakhs to Welfare Of Stray Dogs. Let’s get behind our leaders and support them.”

777. 9:47 AM, March 31, 2020

Lucknow: UP Chief Secy to hold a meeting today over Coronavirus, in the absence of CM Yogi Adityanath who is visiting Ghaziabad. He’ll also take a report of the arrangements for the people staying at shelter homes. Members of 11 committees and 12 Nodal Officers to attend the meeting. (Source: ANI)

776. 9:37 AM, March 31, 2020

1 US Dollar = 75.56 Indian Rupees

775. 9:33 AM, March 31, 2020

As of March 30, 2020, 9.30 AM, the Health Ministry has confirmed:

Total Confirmed Cases – 1,251

Recovered – 102

Deaths – 32

774. 9:24 AM, March 31, 2020

Sensex spikes 876.48 pts to 29,316.80 in opening session; Nifty jumps 199.85 pts to 8,480.95

773. 9:19 AM, March 31, 2020

Another coronavirus patient dies in West Bengal; COVID-19 deaths in state rise to three: Health Officials (Source: PTI)

772. 9:13 AM, March 31, 2020

5 fresh Coronavirus cases (1-Mumbai, 2-Pune and 2- Buldhana) in Maharashtra; Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 225: Maharashtra Health Department (Source: ANI)

771. 8:54 AM, March 31, 2020

This is why police cordoned off the entire area of Delhi’s Nizamuddin:

-200 people taken for COVID-19 test as 7 people tested +ve

-Over 1,500 people from different parts of the country and Asia had attended a convention of Islamic preachers held by the Tableeghi Jamaat here earlier this month, where some of them contracted the illness.

-Nearly 400 houses are under observation.

-2 men from gathering tested +ve

-Many from various states attended the programme

770. 8:34 AM, March 31, 2020

227 new positive cases nationwide with 11 more deaths; Govt says no community transmission yet. (Source: ET)

769. 8:29 AM, March 31, 2020

No positive case in Nagaland

Andhra Pradesh: Two more COVID-19 positive cases reported, taking the total number to 23

Maharashtra: Total of 39 people discharged

Telangana: Six persons died after suffering from COVID19

32 more positive cases in Kerala

768. 7:15 AM, March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis at Nizamudin is still unfolding, people are still being moved to different hospitals for tests. Special DTC busses have been commissioned for this medical emergency.

The State Government of Andhra Pradesh is implementing Mobile Monitoring by tagging geo Location of Mobile Phones of those who have been home quarantined.

National Testing Agency has extended dates of online submission of forms of various exams.

767. 6:55 AM, March 31, 2020

As per The Hindu (Online edition)

Reported Cases: 1284

Active Cases: 1133

The Central Government has extended the validity of documents like Driver’s License, Permits and Registration which expired after Feb 1 till January 30th.

Rajasthan has 72 cases and 11 districts are affected.

As per a tweet from @FinMinIndia – the official handle of the Finance Minister, India – The FY 19-20 has not been extended till June.

Two dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in Ladakh have started functioning.

766. 5:55 AM, March 31, 2020

Government of India extended Premium payment period for Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance from March 31 to  April 30 without any delay charges.

Government moves the date of Crop Loan Benefits to farmers to May 31.

The number of cases in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir rose to 48.

The number of active cases in Punjab is 39.

31 Indian Nationals from Kabul brought back to India, now in quarantine at ITBP wellness centre in Chhawla, Delhi.

765. 7:51 PM, March 30, 2020

PM Narendra Modi holds a video conference with 130 Indian missions abroad to get a global sense of COVID-19 situation. (Source: PTI)

764. 7:35 PM, March 30, 2020

DMRC has decided to contribute 1 day’s basic pay (as on April 2020) of its employees towards PM’s Citizen Assistance & Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) Fund to combat efforts in the fight against COVID-19. DMRC has around 14500 employees at present: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

763. 7:31 PM, March 30, 2020

47 more test positive for coronavirus in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, taking the number of infected persons to 170: BMC (Source: PTI)

762. 7:21 PM, March 30, 2020

Bodies of all those who died of COVID-19 will be cremated irrespective of their religion: BMC chief

761. 7:10 PM, March 30, 2020

BJP president J P Nadda appeals to party workers to donate at least Rs 100 each to PM CARES Fund, inspire 10 others to contribute as well.

760. 7:06 PM, March 30, 2020

Five more tests positive in Chandigarh; count rises to 13. (Source: PTI)

759. 7:03 PM, March 30, 2020

IIT-Guwahati says faculty members are in the process of developing small molecules inhibitors for the treatment of COVID-19.

758. 6:48 PM, March 30, 2020

The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021, after the International Olympic Committee announced last week that the games would be delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

757. 6:46 PM, March 30, 2020

Sonia Gandhi approves setting up of ‘Central Control Room’ to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

756. 6:44 PM, March 30, 2020

Vistara asks staff to self-quarantine after a passenger who took Mar 22 Mumbai-Goa flight tests positive for coronavirus.

755. 6:13 PM, March 30, 2020

32 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala out of which, 17 have foreign travel history. With this, total cases rise to 213 in the state: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

754. 6:00 PM, March 30, 2020

Maharashtra: An 80-year-old person who tested positive for Coronavirus passed away today at a private hospital in Mumbai. The total number of positive cases is 216 in the state, of which 39 people have been discharged. 10 people have died due to COVID-19 till now in Maharashtra. (Source: ANI)

753. 5:17 PM, March 30, 2020

All central government departments to appoint nodal officers to deal with public grievances related to COVID-19: Personnel Ministry (Source: PTI)

752. 5:15 PM, March 30, 2020

We will ensure strict action against those ration dealers who are stealing people’s ration: CM Arvind Kejriwal 

751. 5:10 PM, March 30, 2020

Police cordon off area in Delhi’s Nizamuddin as people show COVID-19 symptoms after the religious gathering. (Source: PTI)

750. 5:05 PM, March 30, 2020

JNU extends deadline for entrance exam amid coronavirus scare. (Source: PTI)

749. 4:59 PM, March 30, 2020

West Bengal: A woman died of COVID-19 today in Darjeeling, says Superintendent of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. This the second death due to the disease in the state.

748. 4:48 PM, March 30, 2020

Northern Railway converts 16 coaches into isolation wards

One rake of 10 coaches to be converted into isolation facility within one week

Railway workshops geared up to manufacture 700 litres sanitizer and 700 face masks per day.

(Source: All India Radio News)

747. 4:41 PM, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus testing begins at AIIMS Rishikesh: Officials. (Source: PTI)

746. 4:33 PM, March 30, 2020

HAL has pledged Rs. 20 crores from its CSR fund to PM Cares Funds. In addition to it, HAL employees have pledged their one day salary amounting to Rs. 6.25 crores. Cumulatively it works out to Rs. 26.25 crores: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Source: All India Radio News)

745. 4:29 PM, March 30, 2020

Technically, COVID-19 in India is still in the local transmission stage, there has been no community transmission so far: Health Ministry (Source: PTI)

744. 4:23 PM, March 30, 2020

38,442 tests have been conducted till now out of which 3,501 were done yesterday, it means we are still at less than 30% of our testing capacity. In the last 3 days, 13,034 tests have been done in private labs: R Ganga Ketkar, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

743. 4:19 PM, March 30, 2020

92 new cases and four deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours: Health Ministry official (Source: PTI)

742. 4:16 PM, March 30, 2020

Patanjali to contribute Rs 25 crores to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji’s initiative PM CARES Fund: Yoga Guru Ramdev. (Source: ANI)

741. 4:04 PM, March 30, 2020

Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal releases Rs 1 crore from MPLADS fund, donates one month’s salary. (Source: PTI)

740. 3:55 PM, March 30, 2020

One more COVID-19 patient dies in MP; toll rises to 4: Official (Source: PTI)

739. 3:50 PM, March 30, 2020

Anyone found roaming without e-pass or valid reason during coronavirus lockdown would be sent to shelters, LG tells DMs, DCPs (Source: PTI)

738. 3:44 PM, March 30, 2020

A Kam Air flight from Kabul, Afghanistan landed at Delhi airport at around 2:40 pm today with 35 Indians onboard. They will be kept in quarantine for 14 days at Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp.

737. 3:42 PM, March 30, 2020

Members of the transgender community distributing food packets to needy in Surat in the wake of 21 days lockdown. (Source: All India Radio News)

736. 3:36 PM, March 30, 2020

New India Assurance to provide Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage to healthcare providers: Govt (Source: PTI)

735. 3:31 PM, March 30, 2020

Delhi: 1000 lunches were distributed today by the Army Wives Welfare Association to the representatives of Delhi Government who will be distributing it to migrant labourers. (Source: ANI)

734. 3:22 PM, March 30, 2020

MC Mary Kom said she will donate her one month’s salary as Rajya Sabha MP, amounting to Rs 1 lakh, to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (Source: Quint)

733. 3:17 PM, March 30, 2020

Around 1,200 prisoners to be released on parole in wake of Coronavirus Outbreak in Gujarat. (Source: All India Radio News)

732. 2:58 PM, March 30, 2020

In the wake of Coronavirus Lockdown, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) launches virtual tour of its permanent collection for the visitors. It is for the first time that NGMA has provided the facility of virtual tour to art lovers. (Source: PIB)

731. 1:52 PM, March 30, 2020

DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) Foundation donates Rs 1 Crore to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

730. 1:43 PM, March 30, 2020

We will control the situation in Indore soon, says Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Source: PTI)

728. 1:43 PM, March 30, 2020

A PIL has been moved in Delhi HC seeking direction to Centre to Provide medical benefit & LIC facility of at least Rs 50,000 each to every journalist, reporter & other media personnel. Court says, “No urgency in this, we’ll hear the petition when the lockdown period gets relaxed.”

727. 1:37 PM, March 30, 2020

Orders for 20 lakh Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) coveralls have been placed on a South Korea firm which has a capacity to produce 1 lakh coveralls per day. Supplies are expected to commence in 10 days. (via Health Ministry’s Twitter account)

726. 1:27 PM, March 30, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Agva Healthcare, Noida has been given an order to manufacture 10,000 ventilators within a month. Their supplies are expected to commence in the 2nd week of April. Additionally, Bharat Electronics Ltd. has been asked to manufacture 30,000 ventilators in the next two months in collaboration with local manufacturers. Automobile manufacturers have been asked to manufacture ventilators and are working towards this end.

(Source: ANI)

725. 1:21 PM, March 30, 2020

17 new cases reported in Tamil Nadu bringing the total number of cases in the state to 67: Tamil Nadu Health Department (Source: All India Radio News)

724. 1:17 PM, March 30, 2020

Congress MP from Kerala’s Kasaragod, Rajmohan Unnithan approaches Supreme Court seeking directions to Karnataka govt to open Karnataka-Kerala border to allow movement of ambulances & other emergency vehicles and for the transport of essential and non-essential items to Kerala. The MP also seeks direction for Karnataka govt to register an FIR & constitute an SIT under the supervision of SC to enquire against the concerned authorities ‘whose action led to the death of a woman who was denied entry into Karnataka for an urgent medical treatment’. (Source: ANI)

723. 1:06 PM, March 30, 2020

Supreme Court seeks status report from Centre on steps taken to prevent migration of workers.

722. 12:58 PM, March 30, 2020

Health Ministry is organising an online training in ventilator management to manage patients of COVID-19. More updates awaited.

CM Yogi Adityanath transferred Rs 611 crore directly to the bank account of 27.5 Lakh workers of the state, under MNREGA scheme, in the light of Coronavirus lockdown.

721. 12:45 PM, March 30, 2020

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has taken over four five-star hotels in Lucknow to lodge doctors, medical workers and paramedic staff who are at the forefront of fighting the battle against coronavirus. The four five-star hotels include the Hyatt Regency, Lemon Tree, The Piccadily and Fairfield by Marriott. These four hotels will be converted into quarantine zones for the medical staff who are in constant contact with the coronavirus patients. (Source: India Today)

720. 12:39 PM, March 30, 2020

Government clarifies there is no plan to extend 21 days’ lockdown which came into force on 25th of this month. (Source: All India Radio)

719. 12:11 PM, March 30, 2020

A 77-year-old man from Kolkata tests positive for COVID-19, the total number of cases in West Bengal 22. (Source: PTI)

718. 12:07 PM, March 30, 2020

COVID19 positive cases reach up to 10 in Andaman and Nicobar (Source: All India Radio News)

717. 11:59 AM, March 30, 2020

TVS Group contributes Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES fund to fight COVID-19. (Source: Times Now)

716. 11:35 AM, March 30, 2020

A woman from Srinagar who was the first Coronavirus patient in Kashmir has been tested negative yesterday: Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir (Source: ANI)

715. 11:30 AM, March 30, 2020

Yogi Adityanath to visit Noida today to inspect preparedness.

Teen shooting sensation Manu Bhaker on Monday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Haryana government to help the state combat the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic. The 18-year-old, who is a Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics champion, belongs to the Jhajjar district in the state.

(Source: ET)

714. 11:04 AM, March 30, 2020

No new Coronavirus cases in Kashmir Division today. In Jammu Division, 3 new positive positive cases; Total number of Coronavirus cases in J&K is now 41: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, J&K (Source: ANI)

713. 10:59 AM, March 30, 2020

As of March 30, 2020, 10.30 AM: Total confirmed cases in India is 1,071, recovered cases are 100 and deaths due to coronavirus stands at 29. (Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)

712. 10:43 AM, March 30, 2020

AIIMS, Delhi has decided to convert its sprawling Trauma Centre building into COVID-19 hospital. (Source:

711. 10:25 AM, March 30, 2020

The PM has tweeted that people are raising the point of health and fitness during the lockdown period. He has said, “During yesterday’s #MannKiBaat, someone asked me about my fitness routine during this time. Hence, thought of sharing these Yoga videos.  I hope you also begin practising Yoga regularly.” Here is the link to the video.

710. 10:09 AM, March 30, 2020

As on 7.30 pm of March 29, 2020, the Health Ministry has revealed that India has a total confirmed case of 1,024.

709. 10:01 AM, March 30, 2020

T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar pledges Rs 11 Cr to PM CARE, Rs 1 Cr For CM’s Relief Fund.

708. 09:53 AM, March 30, 2020

Breweries in Assam which had closed operations due to the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus have now resumed work to supply 5 lakh litres of hand sanitizer free to the state government to fight the virus, the state’s excise minister has announced. (Source: HT)

707. 09:41 AM, March 30, 2020

Bihar: Total number of  COVID-19 cases go up to 15, while two patients have been cured. (Source: ANI)

706. 09:33 AM, March 30, 2020

Home Ministry says migrant people must be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days. (Source: All India Radio)

705. 09:30 AM, March 30, 2020

65-year-old Mohali resident tests positive for coronavirus, the total number of cases 39 in Punjab. (Source: ANI)

704. 09:25 AM, March 30, 2020

Sensex tanks 1,106.76 pts to 28,708.83 in opening session; Nifty slumps 270.95 pts to 8,389.30

703. 08:55 AM, March 30, 2020

Punjab: Ramnagar Sainian village of Patiala district sealed by the local administration as a precautionary measure after a 21-yr-old resident of the village, who returned from Nepal, tested positive for COVID-19 and his 14-member family tested negative. Residents have been asked to stay at home. (Source: ANI)

702. 08:05 AM, March 30, 2020
The total number of active cases in Andhra Pradesh is 21, 2 more COVID-19 positive cases came-up yesterday.
Karnataka State Government has brought back 2442 laborers from Maharashtra, yesterday.
Buildings are transforming in India, especially School Buildings, in Delhi and in other places, increasingly school buildings are being used as shelters for migrants and homeless.
701. 07:15 AM, March 30, 2020
As per The Hindu newspaper’s online edition, India has crossed 1,000 active cases mark.
Reported Cases: 1125
Active Cases: 1005
Education Department Gujarat is set to formulate and introduce a home-learning process for students in the state.
The Government of Uttar Pradesh is transferring Rs 611 Crores to accounts of 27.15 lakh MNREGA workers.
700. 06:15 AM, March 30, 2020
As per MyGov.in/Covid-19 – Government of India’s official site, the current data is as under:
Active COVID-19 Cases: 901
Cured/Discharged/ Migrated cases: 96
Deaths: 27

699. 05:45 AM, March 30, 2020

Ladakh UT has not received any new Union Territory case of COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has readied all National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) for use as quarantine centers.

IRCTC has stepped forward to support Government and NGOs. They are providing cooked food with paper plates in bulk quantities. This service is being provided form all base kitchens.

“State Bhawans” in Delhi of many states are pitching in arranging boarding and lodging arrangement for students and migrants from their state to Delho. The state of Bihar is at the forefront with maximum migrants in distress.

The number of patients in Kerala is 50.

The government has approved insurance schemes for health workers working through COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

698. 07:54 PM, March 29, 2020

Six cured COVID19 patients discharged from hospital in Haryana. (Source: PTI)

697. 07:48 PM, March 29, 2020

Two COVID-19 patients are on a ventilator, while one patient has been discharged from Ahmedabad’s SVP Hospital: Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Gujarat. (Source: ANI)

696. 07:42 PM, March 29, 2020

Kotak Mahindra Bank & Mr Uday Kotak personally, commit immediate support of ₹50 cr to PM CARES (₹25cr each). (Source: Kotak Twitter Handle)

695. 07:37 PM, March 29, 2020

~ A 45-year-old man who died in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district on Saturday tests coronavirus positive; state toll reaches 8: Official (Source: PTI)

~ SalmanKhan will help 25,000 daily wage workers, who have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: WION)

~ Paytm has tweeted that it is aiming to contribute ₹500 Crore to the PM CARES Fund.

~ 20 more positive cases in Kerala; 18 have foreign travel history and 2 have contact history with positive cases. The total number of cases in the state rise to 202, of which 181 are active. 4 people under treatment tested negative today: Kerala Health Minister’s Office (Source: ANI)

~ COVID-19 positive cases rise to 196 in Maharashtra.

694. 07:28 PM, March 29, 2020

~ 979 confirmed Coronavirus cases including 25 deaths reported. (Source: All India Radio News)

~ Delhi govt has emptied stadiums, schools to shelter migrant workers. Giving free food to 4 lakh people daily: CM Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

~ Dr Kumar Vishvas has donated Rs 5 lakhs to the PM Cares Fund.  (Source: His Twitter account)

693. 07:24 PM, March 29, 2020

8 new positive COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu from Erode (contact of the Thai Nationals who are undergoing treatment at IRT Perundurai). Patients were identified through contact tracing. All patients isolated for treatment: Dr C Vijayabaskar, Tamil Nadu Health Minister. (Source: ANI)

When Prime Minister Modi announced the Coronavirus Lockdown he said, ‘stay wherever you are’. I think it is the mantra of this lockdown if we don’t follow this the lockdown will not be successful and the country will fail in the fight against this virus: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Landlords cannot ask for rent for lockdown period from workers living in rented accommodation, cannot ask them to vacate: MHA (Source: PTI)

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive in her 4th COVID-19 test: Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. (Source: ANI)

692. 07:16 PM, March 29, 2020

Read 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita during the remaining 18 lockdown days; we are doing that in our family: Delhi CM urges people. (Source: PTI)

Samples of 11 previously coronavirus positive patients from Telangana tested negative in the latest set of tests today. Recovered patients are likely to be discharged soon. (Source: TOI)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to Mukesh Ambani (Jio), Kumar Mangalam Birla (Vodafone-Idea), PK Purwar (BSNL), and Sunil Bharti Mittal (Airtel) urging them to make incoming-outgoing calls free on their networks, for one month, for migrants amid Coronavirus Lockdown. (Source: ANI)

691. 06:56 PM, March 29, 2020

Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group: Adani Foundation is humbled to contribute Rs 100 cr to PM Cares Fund in this hour of India’s battle against COVID19. Adani Group will further contribute additional resources to support governments and fellow citizens in these testing times. (Source: ANI)

690. 06:47 PM, March 29, 2020

Mr Rushi Sunak, the Finance Minister and Mrs Priti Patel, Home Minister of UK both of INDIAN origin are now in-charge of dealing the COVID19 Pandemic in Britain now after PM Boris was tested positive for coronavirus.

689. 06:39 PM, March 29, 2020

Dr Harsh Vardhan has tweeted, “I pledge Rs 1 crore from my #MPLADS budget towards PM’s Citizen Assistance & Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ to strengthen govt’s battle against #COVID2019. I’m also contributing  one month’s salary towards #PMCARES to help those who need it the most.”

688 11:45 AM, March 29, 2020

The number of COVID-19 Positive Cases in Gujarat stands at 58, three more tested positive:  Department of Health, Gujarat

The state of Bihar would quarantine all workers coming from neighboring states at the border itself for 14 days. The state would take care of food, shelter and essential needs.

Maharashtra reported 7 more cases, with this the cases tested positive for COVID-19 stands at 193.

275 more Indian citizens arrived from Iran, with this the number of citizens in Army Wellness Center in Jodhpur stands at 552.

PM Narendra Modi committed his program Mann Ki Baat on AIR to fighting coronavirus. He thanked the medical fraternity and apologized for the hardship people, especially poor people, were going through due to lockdown.

687 7:45 AM, March 29, 2020

Agriculture, Farming and Allied activities exempted from lockdown.

Center sets up PM-Cares fund, Small and Big donations start pouring in: Twitter.com/Narendramodi

The total number of confirmed cases: 918

Cured and Discharged: 79

Deaths: 19

686. 6:44 PM, March 28, 2020

The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court has directed the state government to facilitate home delivery of essential commodities during the COVID19 lockdown.

685. 6:31 PM, March 28, 2020

The number of Covid19 cases in Tamil Nadu gone up to 41 with three new cases reported today. Two of them are returnees from abroad.

684. 6:24 PM, March 28, 2020

COVID-19: Govt launches Teleconsultation Centre to bolster communication among doctors.

683. 6:20 PM, March 28, 2020

6 more COVID19 positive cases in Kerala- 2 from Thiruvananthapuram and 1 each from Kollam, Malappuram, Kasaragod and Palakkad: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

682. 6:18 PM, March 28, 2020

The 85-year-old doctor who died in Mumbai on Friday confirmed as coronavirus patient; the death toll in Maharashtra now six. (Source: PTI)

681. 5:40 PM, March 28, 2020

I have asked MLAs to request migrant workers to not leave Delhi: Kejriwal

680. 5:32 PM, March 28, 2020

Akshay Kumar tweeted, “I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to Narendra Modi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai.”

679. 5:29 PM, March 28, 2020

Major car manufacturers Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai will be making their own set of contributions to the country, by helping out in making ventilators and providing them additional testing kits respectively.

678. 5:27 PM, March 28, 2020

PM announces citizen assistance and relief in emergency situation fund for people to contribute to govt’s fight against coronavirus.

677. 5:19 PM, March 28, 2020

Tata Trusts committed Rs 500 crores to fight coronavirus.

676. 4:30 PM, March 28, 2020

Head scientist of ICMR Dr. RR Gangakhedkar says, “We are analysing the samples of patients. Now we are not doing surveillance because the testing criteria has widened now.”

675. 4:12 PM, March 28, 2020

As Bihar battles with COVID-19 crisis, cases of bird flu and swine flu have also been reported from the state. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday held a meeting with the officials of the Animals and Fisheries Resources Department of the state over the issue on Friday. (Source: ET)

674. 4:06 PM, March 28, 2020

Railways to give a full refund for all tickets for journey period from Mar 21 to Apr 14.

673. 4:04 PM, March 28, 2020

After Ramayana and Mahabharat, DD National is all set to bring back 90’s shows Circus and Byomkesh Bakshi.

672. 3:35 PM, March 28, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a press conference today at 5 pm via video conferencing on the situation pertaining to coronavirus and nationwide lockdown.

671. 3:34 PM, March 28, 2020

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced free kitchen in every panchayat that will provide cooked food for 100- 200 people every day. These will be prepared by self-help groups (SHGs). The Chief Minister has also announced Rs 3000 for the 65,000 registered vendors in 114 urban areas in the state.

670. 3:31 PM, March 28, 2020

Ten new cases of positive coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka since March 27, 5.00 pm to March 28, 8.00 am. Till date, 74 cases have been confirmed which includes three deaths and five who have been discharged from hospital. (Source: News 18)

699. 2:11 PM, March 28, 2020

Telugu actor Prabhas donates ₹4 crores for the fight against coronavirus. (Source: LiveMint)

698. 2:04 PM, March 28, 2020

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari asks NHAI Chairman, toll operators to ensure food, water support to migrant workers. (Source: ANI)

697. 1:47 PM, March 28, 2020

Two IFS probationers being treated for coronavirus in Uttarakhand are on way to recovery, while one was discharged from hospital after testing negative twice: Officials (Source: PTI)

696. 1:38 PM, March 28, 2020

PM during today’s video conference with AYUSH professionals:

~ PM suggested that AYUSH medicine producers could utilize their resources towards producing essential items like sanitizers. He exhorted them to utilize the platform of telemedicine to reach out to the public and generate constant awareness to fight the pandemic.

~ Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country must be ready to use the entire healthcare workforce to meet the challenge, and if the need so arises, help from private doctors connected with AYUSH may be sought by the government.

695. 1:24 PM, March 28, 2020

Despite the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the whole workforce of the power sector – generation, transmission, distribution and system operations – is working round the clock to keep all homes and establishments lighted. RK Singh, the Union Minister of Power, has said that in this time of crisis, the Ministry of Power is committed to providing 24×7 supply of electricity to all consumers. (Source: News 18)

694. 1:19 PM, March 28, 2020

Three Covid-19 positive patients from Vadodara have been tested twice at the gap of 24 hours for reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and they have tested negative. They would soon be discharged. (Source: TOI)

693. 1:13 PM, March 28, 2020

Mother Dairy has doubled its supply of fruits and vegetables in Delhi-NCR at over 300 tonnes per day to meet the rising demand amid the nationwide lockdown even as it faces some logistics challenges, a senior company official said. (Source: ET)

692. 1:03 PM, March 28, 2020

Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO, Ola: Millions of drivers and their families find themselves without an income today. To support them, we’re launching the ‘Drive the Driver’ fund. I’m contributing my next yr salary and Ola along with employees will contribute Rs 20 cr to the fund.

UP Police Chief distributes food and refreshments to travellers who came on foot to Charbagh in Lucknow. Later, the government made arrangements to ferry them to their respective places.

(Source: TOI)

691. 12:55 PM, March 28, 2020

The total number of positive cases in Punjab reaches 38. (Source: ET)

690. 12:52 PM, March 28, 2020

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia visits Ghazipur near Delhi-UP where people have gathered in huge numbers to board special buses for their homes in Uttar Pradesh. “We have also provided some DTC buses to transport them. I urge people to stay put where they are”. (Source: TOI)

689. 12:33 PM, March 28, 2020

Sonia Gandhi gives her entire MPLAD funds from Rae Bareli for corona relief.

688. 12:19 PM, March 28, 2020

Kerala’s first COVID-19 death reported from a hospital in Kochi: State government (Source: PTI)

687. 11:53 AM, March 28, 2020

Kerala currently has the most number of cases with 176.

686. 11:26 AM, March 28, 2020

Isolation coaches have been prepared by the Indian Railways to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic. (Source: ANI)

685. 11:17 AM, March 28, 2020

Mumbai police has seized 25 lakh masks worth ₹14 crores which were being smuggled out of India. Reports of police across states have come to the forefront where such seizes have been made. In the whole country, a big black market of masks has emerged during the time of coronavirus in India.

684. 11:11 AM, March 28, 2020

India will soon participate in the WHO solidarity trial – a multi-country clinical study for potential treatments for COVID2019, part of a rapid global search for drugs to treat COVID19 outbreak. (Source: PIB)

683. 11:01 AM, March 28, 2020

UP government deploys 200 buses to transport the migrant workers walking towards home towns and villages. (Source: Business Standard)

682. 10:43 AM, March 28, 2020

Kerala CM writes to the PM about ‘the action of Karnataka Police which has resulted in blocking of Thalassery-Coorg State Highways-30’. The CM, in a letter, has requested the PM to intervene in the matter to ensure smooth flow of essential commodities to Kerala amid Coronavirus Lockdown. (Source: ANI)

681. 10:24 AM, March 28, 2020

DRDO developing bodysuits for medical staff, five-layer N99 masks, hand sanitizer and ventilators to help fight the Coronavirus. (Source: All India Radio News)

680. 10:20 AM, March 28, 2020

We are committed to learn and collaborate with leaders across the world. Together, we will win: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal represented India while addressing C-40 cities climate leadership group on a strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

679. 10:14 AM, March 28, 2020

An Infosys employee had recently posted on social media that one should sneeze and infect as many people as possible. The company has since then checked on the post and it has announced the following:

“The social media post by the employee is against Infosys’ code of conduct and its commitment to responsible social sharing. Infosys has a zero-tolerance policy towards such acts and has accordingly, terminated the services of the employee.”

678. 10:08 AM, March 28, 2020

PM Modi called up West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and appreciated the steps taken by the state govt to prevent the spread of COVID19. (Source: Quint)

677. 10:04 AM, March 28, 2020

COVID-19 cases rise to 873; death toll stands at 19: Union Health Ministry

676. 09:44 AM, March 28, 2020

Over 39 new positive patients of COVID19 confirmed in Kerala, total cases rise to 164. (Source: All India Radio News)

675. 09:40 AM, March 28, 2020

COVID-19: Maharashtra tally now 159; six more test coronavirus positive. (Source: PTI)

674. 09:36 AM, March 28, 2020

The Noida Authority has allowed home delivery of essential items amid nationwide lockdown, reports ANI. Ritu Maheshwari, chief executive officer of the Noida Authority said that vegetable stalls will be set up at many places in the region.

673. 09:16 AM, March 28, 2020

In the last few days, despite the government coming up with the most comprehensive relief package, the poor and the underprivileged appears to bear the brunt of the coronavirus attack on India the most. Unable to get work anymore during the nation-wide lockdown, migrant workers across the country have started walking for their hometowns in different states. But today, in Delhi, Rickshaw pullers, who intended to return to their respective hometowns, were turned back by Police from Akshardham flyover. They have been told by the police that a bus is being arranged to take them home. (Source: TOI)

672. 09:06 AM, March 28, 2020

The West Bengal government have started sanitising the roads in Kolkata in wake of Coronavirus Pandemic. (Source: ANI)

671. 07:30 AM, March 28, 2020

Dehradun – Uttarakhand, District Magistrate Ashish Kumar Srivastava notified that restaurants in Dehradun can keep their kitchens running from today.
As per the Ministry of Health release/ ANI:

Active COVID-19 cases: 748

Cured/Discharged/ Migrated cases: 66

Death cases: 19

State Bank of India has passed on the entire 75 basis point repo rate cut by RBI.

Ministry of Civil Aviation has created an Air Cargo Management Group to facilitate the movement of essential commodities during the nationwide lockdown.

670. 08:41 PM, March 27, 2020

Today’s cases as per the Ministry’s website:

Active COVID-19 cases: 640

Cured/Discharged/ Migrated cases: 65

Death cases: 17

669. 05:45 PM, March 27, 2020

Centre will clear entire pending wages of Rs 11,499 crore under MGNREGA by April 10: Officials (Source: PTI)

668. 05:41 PM, March 27, 2020

Over 6 more people test positive for novel coronavirus in UP, Covid-19 cases in state rise to 49: Official

667. 05:39 PM, March 27, 2020

As of now, there are five hospitals across the Army, Navy, and Air Force that can carry out COVID19 tests. Six additional hospitals are also being equipped with the resources to begin testing: Indian Army officials.

Apart from Maldives, we are ready to dispatch Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to Nepal for assisting them with the current COVID19 situation. Other assistance as sought by MEA/MoD for other countries will be provided as & when required: Indian Army officials on regional assistance.

(Source: Indian Army Twitter Account)

666. 05:35 PM, March 27, 2020

Mizoram government converts the Zoram Medical College and hospital (ZMC) in Aizawl as the treatment and isolation centre for Coronavirus infected patients.

665. 05:30 PM, March 27, 2020

Himachal Pradesh government cuts the curfew relaxation from six hours to three hours daily: State Public Relations Department quotes Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. (Source: ANI)

664. 05:15 PM, March 27, 2020

Novel coronavirus cases climb to 147 in Maharashtra, 12 people in Sangli district test positive for Covid-19: Health officials

Laxmi Ratan Shukla has donated 3 months’ MLA salary and BCCI pension for tackling COVID-19.

663. 05:00 PM, March 27, 2020

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID19.

662. 02:55 PM, March 27, 2020

15 lakh international travellers arrived in India between Jan 18 and Mar 23, need monitoring of all: Cabinet Secy to states. (Source: PTI)

661. 02:41 PM, March 27, 2020

Telangana: Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid closed for devotees, due to Coronavirus. All religious places are closed for devotees in the light of 21 Day Lockdown, Muslim clerics have also made an appeal to all the people to offer prayers at their houses itself.

660. 02:31 PM, March 27, 2020

We’ve prepared the database for the requirement of food for daily wage earners. We’ve also roped in certain agencies to provide food packets. Yesterday, we distributed 9,500 food packets. We require 11,134 food packets daily for locations in South Delhi: Brijmohan Mishra, DM South (Source: ANI)

659. 02:23 PM, March 27, 2020

Shirdi Sai Trust has decided to donate Rs 51 crore to fight against the coronavirus and its impact.

658. 02:16 PM, March 27, 2020

The Indian Army has code-named its actions against Covid-19 as Operation Namaste. It is taking following additional measures:

~ Additional infrastructure for Quarantine/ Isolation under process to extend the medical network.

~ Augmenting of Hospitals and Laboratories to render assistance to civil administration at COVID-19 hotspots.

~ Online training for prompt Medical intervention.

657. 01:41 PM, March 27, 2020

A 65-year-old man who had tested positive for Coronavirus passes away in Tumakuru. He had travelled to Delhi by train on Mar 5th&returned on Mar 11. All passengers who travelled with him on the train are being traced: Dr K Rakesh Kumar, Dy Commissioner Office, Tumakuru, Karnataka. (Source: ANI)

656. 01:06 PM, March 27, 2020

DRDO to produce 5,000 ventilators to treat coronavirus patients.

655. 12:59 PM, March 27, 2020

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal holds meeting with e-commerce stakeholders. Assures Government is committed to ensuring the supply of essentials to people.

654. 12:59 PM, March 27, 2020

Axis Bank Kargil donated to Rs 76 thousand Red cross society Kargil.

DM Kargil appeals to those who want to donate to fight against COVID19 to deposit their donation in Red cross society Kargil’s account

653. 12:46 PM, March 27, 2020

Cognizant to give 25% extra pay to Indian employees for working during COVID-19 pandemic.

652. 12:42 PM, March 27, 2020

10 new cases of local transmission in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

651. 12:26 PM, March 27, 2020

During his press conference, the Delhi CM said that he had ordered for the formation of a five-member committee led by Dr Sareen. The committee has formulated a plan on how to deal with a situation where 100, 500 or 1000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 come to light in Delhi each day. (Source: India Today)

650. 12:11 PM, March 27, 2020

In a bid to contain the spread of #coronavirus, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started moving the homeless people to the city-based shelter homes. (Source: Quint)

649. 11:54 AM, March 27, 2020

A 24-hour control room has been established for UP residents at the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in Delhi. People can contact the UP Bhawan Control Room at 011-26110151 to 26110155, and 9313434088. (Source: ANI)

648. 11:51 AM, March 27, 2020

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited, a Miniratna PSU provides Rs 1 Cr for buying ventilators. It will also extend financial support to provide other essential items like masks, sanitizers, and gloves to health institutions. (Source: PIB)

647. 11:29 AM, March 27, 2020

Five tests positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. (Source: ANI)

647. 11:29 AM, March 27, 2020

According to the data released by the ICMR, a total of 27,688 samples from 26,798 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV2 as on March 27, 2020, 9 AM. A total of 691 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases.

646. 11:27 AM, March 27, 2020

Owaisi’s AIMIM Party is stoking up controversies during the 21 days of Coronavirus lockdown:

1) In Maharashtra: Doctors went on strike as AIMIM MLA Maulana Mufti barged into a hospital with goons and threatened medical staff.

2) In UP: AIMIM leader Mansoor Alam has been arrested for spreading fake news to create panic that 50,000 people died due to coronavirus in India.

645. 10:24 AM, March 27, 2020

Moody’s Investors Service slashed its estimate of India’s GDP growth during the 2020 calendar year to 2.5 per cent from an earlier estimate of 5.3 per cent, on account of the rising economic cost of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

644. 10:13 AM, March 27, 2020

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses the media on the following points:

~ RBI advances monetary policy committee meeting to Mar 25-27.

~ Repo rate reduced by 75 basis points to 4.4.%. Reverse repo-rate reduced by 90 basis points to 4%.

~ The decisions to lower RepoRate and Reverse RepoRate have been warranted by the disruptive force of COVID2019 to:

1) mitigate the impact of coronavirus

2) revive growth

3) preserve financial stability

~ MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) noted that global economic activity has come to a near stand-still as COVID19 related lockdowns and social distancing in affected countries. Expectations of a shallow recovery in 2020 from 2019’s decade low in global growth have been dashed. The outlook is now heavily contingent upon the intensity, spread and duration of the pandemic. There is a rising probability that large parts of the world will slip into recession.

~ The RBI is in mission mode, monitoring evolving financial conditions and calibrating its operations to provide additional liquidity support or other measures as needed.

~ The implied GDP growth rate of 4.7% in Q4 of 2019-20 is now at risk; most sectors of the economy apart from agriculture and allied activities will be adversely affected due to the COVID2019 pandemic, depending on intensity, spread and duration of the pandemic.

~ All lending institutions – commercial banks, cooperative, MFI, are being permitted to allow 3-month moratorium on term loans.

~ Cash Reserve Ratio cut by 100 basis points to 3%.

~ As regards inflation, Jan and Feb 2020 trends indicate that outcomes for the quarter are running above earlier projections, due to onion price shock. Food prices may come down further due to the beneficial effects of record food grain and horticulture production.

643. 9:58 AM, March 27, 2020

G20 Summit Highlight | The G20 summit decided to inject over $5 trillion to revive the global economy after COVID 19.

~ PM Modi spoke of the alarming social and economic costs, asked G20 to freely share medical research, he also said the WHO needs reforms.

~ There was no discussion on the origins of the virus or ascribing blame to China.

~ Interest payment on working capital to be allowed to be deferred.

642. 9:53 AM, March 27, 2020

The total number of confirmed cases in India stands at 727.

Deaths – 17

Recovered – 66

641. 9:44 AM, March 27, 2020

CONFIRMED: Iconic Ramayana TV series to make comeback amid lockdown after demand.

Union I&B minister Prakash Javdekar has expressed, “Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting the re-telecast of ‘Ramayana’ from tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) on DDNational.”

The schedule is as such:

– One episode in the morning 9 am to 10 am

– Another in the evening from 9 pm to 10 pm

640. 9:41 AM, March 27, 2020

Rupee rises 56 paise to 74.60 against US dollar in early trade.

Sensex jumps 1,107.30 points, currently at 31,054.07.

639. 9:36 AM, March 27, 2020

Andhra Pradesh: Case registered against two Non-Residential Indians for skipping home quarantine in Mylavaram of Krishna District. Police says, “Both of them returned from the US on March 14 and was placed under home quarantine. Today they were found missing from their homes”.

638. 9:32 AM, March 27, 2020

On Thursday, Maharashtra Police found two container trucks with over 300 migrant workers crammed inside them. The containers were carrying essential commodities from Telangana to Rajasthan. The officials who found the workers discovered that they hailed from Rajasthan were trying to reach their homes since all public transportation was closed.

637. 9:10 AM, March 27, 2020

The US now has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, cases in the country have surpassed China and Italy.

636. 9:03 AM, March 27, 2020

Mylab ships first batch of coronavirus testing kit to government and private labs across India

Pune-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd the developed first Made in India Covid-19 testing kit on Wednesday announced that it is ready with the first batch of test kits and will start supplying to the government and private labs.

In the first batch, Mylab Discovery Solutions will supply testing kits to conduct 15,000 tests.

~ The kit is the first one to receive commercial approval from Indian FDA/ Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)

~ Has been developed in a record time of six weeks.

~ Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit screens and detects the infection within 2.5 hours, compared to 7+ hours taken by current protocols.

635. 8:55 AM, March 27, 2020

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to donate one month salary to PM Relief Fund for COVID-19.

MS Dhoni joins COVID-19 battle, makes a monetary donation to daily wage labourers in Pune.

Hanuman Temple (Mahavir Mandir Trust in Patna) has donated Rs 1 crore to the Bihar CM Relief Fund to fight against coronavirus.

In Bilaspur, Mahamaya Temple has donated Rs 5.11 lakh to Chhattisgarh CM Relief Fund to fight against coronavirus.

634. 8:38 AM, March 27, 2020

The total number of Coronavirus positive cases in Pune district is now 32, out of which 5 have been already cured and discharged. (Source: ANI)

633. 7:30 AM, March 27, 2020

RBI Governor would address media at 10:00 AM: Twitter.com/RBI

Rate of spread of COVID-19 has relatively slowed down in India – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

632. 7:15 AM, March 27, 2020

As per the Union Finance Minister  – Economic Task Force to soon announce Economic Relief Package – Source  GM’s Twitter Account.

Animal Feed and Fodder is an Essential Service: Government of India / AIR

The state government of Chhattisgarh has taken over Raipur Institute of Medical Sciences (Hospital) under the Epidemic Diseases Act for providing treatment facilities to Coronavirus patients: AIR News

Prime Minister Modi reached out to the G20 countries leaders during “Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit” with a message of placing health and human welfare at the top of human priorities: Twitter.com/NarendraModi

Last reported number of active COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra is 130: PTI

631. 6:45 AM, March 27, 2020

The first COVID-19 positive case in Amritsar has now turned negative and is being discharged – ANI

Total Active Cases: 633

Recovered – 45

Deaths -16

630. 6:00 AM, March 27, 2020

Maharashtra to release 11,000 prisoners on parole – Government of Maharashtra

Shops selling essential commodities to stay open 24×7 in Maharashtra – CM

The government of India has stated that there is no evidence of community spread of Coronavirus in India. However, the Government acknowledged that the number of cases is growing in India, albeit the growth rate is getting stable. Source _ AIR News.

As per PIB – 18 persons with COVID-19 have been cured and discharged in Maharashtra.

Don’t come out for Friday Prayers – All India Muslim Law Board

Indian Railways’ special train from Nashik to Kanpur with 200 people reached Kanpur. All were screened and stamped home quarantine for 15 days.

8,635  total views, 300  views today

Summary
Coronavirus in India - Just Facts
Article Name
Coronavirus in India - Just Facts
Description
There are many rumours and misinformation about coronavirus which are flooding our phones and is creating panic among people. Let us not spread rumours. There is no place for fiction. May facts prevail.
Author

prev