Just Facts – Coronavirus in India

Just Facts - Coronavirus in India
Status of the Coronavirus Pandemic in India
Just Facts - Coronavirus in India
Status of the Coronavirus Pandemic in India

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1627. 5.40 PM, May 11, 2020

Every delivery staff in Ahmedabad will compulsorily have to download Arogya Setu App on their mobiles: Gujarat Additional Chief Secy Rajiv Kumar Gupta (Source: ANI)

1626. 5.24 PM, May 11, 2020

310 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Delhi taking the total count to 7,233: Delhi government (Source: TOI)

1625. 5.13 PM, May 11, 2020

1,40,000 contacts traced using an Aarogya Setu app (Source: News18)

1624. 5.10 PM, May 11, 2020

Centre says mild COVID-19 cases can be discharged after 10 days (Source: Firstpost)

1623. 4.30 PM, May 11, 2020

Aarogya Sety app very helpful, make it accessible to as many as possible: Amit Shah tells CMs (Source: India Today)

1622. 4.02 PM, May 11, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with the Chief Ministers of all states began on Monday. They will reportedly discuss the “strategy to contain the spread of the coronavirus with the chief Ministers (Source: Firstpost)

1621. 3.45 PM, May 11, 2020

Health Ministry wants district-level testing amid record surge in COVID cases, ICMR & NCDC to initiate serosurvey (Source: Times Now )

1620. 3.33 PM, May 11, 2020

Delhi government decides to provide another financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to construction workers (Source: PTI)

1619. 3.08 PM, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Indore rise to 1,935 after 77 people test positive; death toll climbs to 90 with one more fatality: Official (Source: News18)

1618. 2.59 PM, May 11, 2020

Till now, 15 police personnel have tested positive for Coronavirus in Bihar: Additional Director General of Police (headquarters), Jitendra Kumar (Source: ANI)

1617. 2.57 PM, May 11, 2020

Chhattisgarh: Only 6 active cases in the state (Source: India Today)

1616. 2.47 PM, May 11, 2020

Gujarat has sent a maximum of 215 out of 468 Shramik Special trains (Source: TOI)

1615. 2.25 PM, May 11, 2020

Total 160 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state till date, of which 79 are active cases and 78 are recovered/discharged cases: Jharkhand Health Department (Source: ANI)

1614. 1.35 PM, May 11, 2020

Maharashtra’s Aurangabad emerges as new COVID-19 hotspot (Source: News18)

1613. 1.10 PM, May 11, 2020

Restrictions on the movement of medical professionals can lead to severe constraints in rendering COVID, non-COVID services MHA to states (Source: PTI)

1612. 12.53 PM, May 11, 2020

Shamik special trains to operate at full capacity & have 3 stops now. 1,700 passengers to be ferried on every train (Source: Times Now)

1611. 12.51 PM, May 11, 2020

Himachal to fund treatment of 2-year-old heart patient who has COVID-19 (Source: NDTV)

1610. 12.48 PM, May 11, 2020

Cop probing Arnab Goswami tests positive for COVID-19, says Goswami’s lawyer Harish Salve (Source: The Quint)

1609. 12.33 PM, May 11, 2020

84 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Rajasthan today, taking the total number of cases and deaths to 3898 and 108, respectively. Number of active cases stands at 1537: Rajasthan health department (Source: TOI)

1608. 12.16 PM, May 11, 2020

38 new COVID-19 cases reported in the state in the last 24 hours. Out of the 38 cases, 26 have returned from Gujarat, 1 from Karnataka and 8 people from Chittoor Dist. had visited Chennai’s Koyambedu market. Total number of positive cases in the state is now 2018: Andhra Pradesh Govt (Source: ANI)

1607. 12.13 PM, May 11, 2020

MHA to States: Ensure opening of all private clinics, nursing homes, labs with all medical staff (Source: PTI)

1606. 12.04 PM, May 11, 2020

Two SRP jawans of Bharuch who returned from duty in Ahmedabad tested positive. Both are suffering from diabetes (Source: TOI)

1605. 11.51 AM, May 11, 2020

Indian railways now decide to carry around 1,700 passengers in ‘Shamik Special’ trains (Source: News18)

1604. 11.14 AM, May 11, 2020

Model Poonam Pandey booked for violating lockdown norms on Sunday. Her car has also been seized by the police (Source: Mumbai Mirror)

1603. 11.09 AM, May 11, 2020

Jammu & Kashmir: Shops of electronic items re-open in Udhampur amid Coronavirus lockdown. A shopkeeper says “Electronics shops were closed in the city for the last 2 months. We will ensure that customers follow social distancing at the shops” (Source: ANI)

1602. 10.56 AM, May 11, 2020

The death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 2,206; cases climb to 67,152 in India: Union health ministry (Source: PTI)

1601. 5.03 PM, May 8, 2020

Killing of migrant workers on railway tracks in Aurangabad an unfortunate incident: Home ministry (Source: TOI)

1600. 4.40 PM, May 8, 2020

Railways has ferried over 2.5 lakh people stranded during Coronavirus – triggered lockdown in 222 special trains Union Home Ministry (Source: PTI)

1599. 4.11 PM, May 8, 2020

Karnataka receives consent from 5 states for transportation of stranded migrant (Source: Firstpost)

1598. 3.48 PM, May 8, 2020

The second special train with 1301 migrant labourers left Mohali Railway Station at 10 AM today for Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh: Mohali District Public Relations Office (Source: ANI)

1597. 3.34 PM, May 8, 2020

Karnataka Deputy CM has requested work-from-home facilities to be extended till 2021! It doesn’t seem like lockdown is getting over any time soon (Source: India Today)

1596. 3.30 PM, May 8, 2020

In talks with authorities in Kolkata, Delhi to expedite testing of COVID-19 samples: Himanta Biswa Sarma (Source: Firstpost)

1594. 3.21 PM, May 8, 2020

Rajasthan: Sixty-four more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday taking the total positive cases to 3,491 (Source: TOI)

1593. 3.17 PM, May 8, 2020

India’s COVID-19 fight has a Mumbai problem and it’s getting out of hand (Source: ET)

1592. 3.10 PM, May 8, 2020

A journalist in Agra, who tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 virus and was admitted to the SN Medical Colege, passed away, said Agra District Magistrate (Source: The Quint)

1591. 3.05 PM, May 8, 2020

CCTV footage shows how a suspected COVID-19 patient tried to escape by jumping from a window of Sion hospital (Source: Times Now)

1590. 2.52 PM, May 8, 2020

Railways orders comprehensive probe into Aurangabad accident in which 16 migrant workers were mowed down by a goods train (Source: PTI)

1589. 2.25 PM, May 8, 2020

COVID warriors in Mumbai continue to suffer.

A doctor from municipality run Sion hospital has made some damning charges indicting well-equipped private hospitals of tweaking the fight against COVID (Source: Times Now)

1588. 2.19 PM, May 8, 2020

Maha seals borders with other states to curb liquor smuggling (Source: TOI)

1587. 1.24 PM, May 8, 2020

Mumbai: Lockdown norms flouted in the slums of Saki Naka. No social distancing was seen in a red zone (Source: Times Now)

1586. 1.18 PM, May 8, 2020

We have received information from the Government Institute of Medical Sciences that a COVID-19 positive patient has died due to comorbidity. He used to travel to Delhi from here for work. We are tracing his contact history: Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate Suhas Ly (Source: ANI)

1585. 1.06 PM, May 8, 2020

Karnataka reports 45 new COVID-19 cases, tally climbs to 750 (Source: TOI)

1584. 12.50 PM, May 8, 2020

Delhi police inspector tests positive for COVID-19, says report (Source: Firstpost)

1583. 12.38 PM, May 8, 2020

Amid COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Uttarakhand has connected Kailash Mansarovar route to Lipulekh pass at a height of 17,060 ft. Now, Kailash Mansarovar Yatris can avoid arduous 90 km trek and move up to China border in vehicles: BRO officials (Source: ANI)

1582. 12.12 PM, May 8, 2020

Rupee rises 36 paise to 75.36 against US dollar in early trade (Source: PTI)

1581. 11.43 AM, May 8, 2020

Karnataka: Migrant workers stranded in the state amid COVID-19 lockdown, today protested at the Central Railway Station in Mangalore. The workers demanded the state government send them back to their native places (Source: ANI)

1580. 11.12 AM, May 8, 2020

COVID-19 may peak in June-July warns AIIMS director Dr Guleria (Source: Quint Fit)

1579. 11.07 AM, May 8, 2020

We paid full salaries in March and April but have to implement pay cuts for senior employees from May: Indigo CEO (Source: PTI)

1578. 10.58 AM, May 8, 2020

West Bengal sees 92 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths; Test kit by state researchers gets ICMR nod (Source: HuffPost India)

1577. 10.35 AM, May 8, 2020

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,886 and the number of cases climbed to 56,342 in the country on Friday, registering an increase of 103 fatalities and 3,390 infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry (Source: TOI)

1576. 5.09 PM, May 6, 2020

UP government approves ordinance allowing stricter penalties for attacks on healthcare workers (Source: PTI)

1575. 5.04 PM, May 6, 2020

Delhi govt says passengers will be quarantined for 14 days (Source: Firstpost)

1574. 4.51 PM, May 6, 2020

112 COVID-19 positive cases reported today, taking the total cases in the state to 1456. 4 deaths also reported in the last 24 hours, total deaths due to Coronavirus in the state now at 72: Alapan Bandyopadhyay, West Bengal Home Secretary (Source: ANI)

1573. 4.46 PM, May 6, 2020

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had earlier announced one-month special pay for doctors, nurses, medical staff and sanitary workers to honour their contribution in the fight against COVID-19 (Source: The Hindu)

1572. 4.41 PM, May 6, 2020

Maharashtra to ramp up ICU beds; seeks central facilities in state (Source: TOI)

1571. 4.33 PM, May 6, 2020

Centre says 548 medical staff members infected across the country (Source: Firstpost)

1570. 4.26 PM, May 6, 2020

Amid nationwide lockdown, children with no access to the internet and computers in Kerala are cut off from the education system as most of the schools have started online classes (Source: Indian Express)

1569. 4.16 PM, May 6, 2020

Delhi govt issues guidelines for screening, handling of people returning to the city by repatriation flights (Source: PTI)

1568. 4.12 PM, May 6, 2020

7 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Haryana today. Total number of positive cases rise to 555 in the state. The death toll stands at 6: Haryana Health Department (Source: ANI)

1567. 3.59 PM, May 6, 2020

A private lab in Kolkata has been fined Rs 10 lakh for conducting illegal COVID tests without the approval from ICMR (Source: Times Now)

1566. 3.55 PM, May 6, 2020

Private doctors in Mumbai asked to report for COVID-19 duty or lose license (Source: Firstpost)

1565. 3.48 PM, May 6, 2020

9 Crore people have downloaded Aarogya Setu app: Govt (Source: TOI)

1564. 3.42 PM, May 6, 2020

Senior citizens must continue to take precautions even after restrictions are lifted, doctors say (Source: The Hindu)

1563. 3.30 PM, May 6, 2020

Gujarat: A special train carrying migrant workers leaves from Sabarmati Railway Station in Ahmedabad for Gorakpur (Source: ANI)

1562. 3.16 PM, May 6, 2020

85 more BSF personnel test positive for COVID-19, taking total to 154; 2 have recovered: Spokesperson (Source: PTI)

1561. 3.10 PM, May 6, 2020

‘Lockdown tax’ sparks anger, oppositions guns for Centre. First pandemic & now a punishment after the hike in prices of liquor & fuel (Source: Times Now)

1560. 2.59 PM, May 6, 2020

30 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans who were performing law and order duty in Delhi, were later shifted to Jodhpur where they tested positive for COVID-19: BSF Sources (Source: ANI)

1559. 2.52 PM, May 6, 2020

Central piece of COVID-19 strategy is to protect the elderly, those with diabetes, heart condition: Rahul Gandhi at Cong CMs meet (Source: PTI)

1558. 2.29 PM, May 6, 2020

Odisha reports second COVID-19 death (Source: TOI)

1557. 2.20 PM, May 6, 2020

No new positive case has been reported in Uttarakhand today till 2 pm. Total number of positive cases of COVID-19 stands at 61 with only 1 death (Source: ANI)

1556. 1.26 PM, May 6, 2020

An NGO files petition in Delhi High Court seeking direction to close the liquor bends (Source: Times Now)

1555. 12.59 PM, May 6, 2020

A plea has been moved in the Kerala High Court alleging possible leak of personal details of COVID-19 patients by hospitals. The court adjourned the matter to May 11 (Source: ANI)

1554. 12.52 PM, May 6, 2020

Karnataka government announces relief package benefiting farmers, SMEs, handloom weavers, flower growers, washermen, barbers, auto and taxi drivers among others (Source: PTI)

1553. 12.39 PM, May 6, 2020

83 Shramik special trains run so far with over 80,000 migrants ferried (Source: Firstpost)

1552. 12.33 PM, May 6, 2020

India’s COVID-19 tally inches closer to 50,000 mark, death toll at 1,694 (Source: Times Now)

1551. 12.23 PM, May 6, 2020

After May 17th, what? and after May 17th, how? What criteria is Govt of India using to judge how long the lockdown is to continue: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi during Congress Chief Ministers’ meeting (Source: ANI)

1550. 10.51 AM, May 6, 2020

Death toll due to COVID-19 touches 1,694; number of cases rise to 49,391: Union Health Ministry (Source: PTI)

1549. 10.21 AM, May 6, 2020

Three BSF camps in Tripura declared containment zones (Source: Firstpost)

1548. 6.05 PM, May 5, 2020

Covid-19 curve remains flat but rise in cases at a steady rate a cause of concern: AIIMS director (Source: TOI)

1547. 5.59 PM, May 5, 2020

12,727 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far, 27.41 PC of total cases; 1,020 people recovered in the last 24 hours: Health ministry (Source: PTI)

1546. 5.43 PM, May 5, 2020

Shramik Special trains: 67 run so far, 21 more to go on Tuesday (Source: TOI)

1545. 5.38 PM, May 5, 2020

62 special trains run till now for domestic workers carrying about 70,000 travellers; 13 more such trains expected to run on Tuesday: MHA (Source: PTI)

1544. 5.16 PM, May 5, 2020

No community transmission of COVID-19, behavioural changes may be new ‘healthy’ normal: Harsh Vardhan (Source: TOI)

1543, 5.07 PM, May 5, 2020

Lockdown has yielded very positive results: as against 3-4 day doubling rate, it is now 12. This has to be maintained through various measures, including testing as per set protocol: Health Ministry (Source: The Hindu)

1542. 4.33 PM, May 5, 2020

Indian government has made arrangements for the return of stranded citizens abroad, SOP has been prepared and it will be released: MHA Spokesperson (Source: The Hindu)

1541. 4.29 PM, May 5, 2020

We are very comfortable in terms of managing COVID-19 as of now but any laxity at field level may have consequences: Health Ministry (Source: PTI)

1540. 3.34 PM, May 5, 2020

Janaushadhi Kendras accepting online orders to facilitate access to medicines: Govt (Source: News18)

1539. 3.25 PM, May 5, 2020

66 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths reported today in the state. Total number of cases rise to 3,127 with 82 deaths. Active cases in the state are 1,581: Rajasthan Health Department (Source: ANI)

1538. 3.21 PM, May 5, 2020

Rajasthan Govt admits to charging migrants for the Jaipur-Patna Shramik Special train (Source: times Now)

1537. 3.16 PM, May 5, 2020

45 ITBP personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi (Source: TOI)

1536. 3.11 PM, May 5, 2020

Twenty-four people, including serving and retired armed forces personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Army’s RR hospital in Delhi: Officials (Source: PTI)

1535. 2.38 PM, May 5, 2020

Delhi AAP MP ND Gupta has written a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying, ‘private hospitals may be directed to reserve at least 50% beds for COVID-19 patients’ (Source: ANI)

1534. 2.32 PM, May 5, 2020

Health has to be on radar just as much as economy, govt has to do balancing act: Health Minister Vardhan on an extension of lockdown (Source: PTI)

1533. 2.23 PM, May 5, 2020

We’ve had demanded from govt to provide migrant labourers at least 3 month’s salary. If they return to their home states now when work is resuming, it will be a huge problem: Punjab industry body (Source: TOI)

1532. 11.52 AM, May 5, 2020

COVID-19 containment zones in West Bengal at 517; Central team says state has highest mortality rate (Source: HuffPost)

1531. 11.36 AM, May 5, 2020

Here is a list of services/sectors that remain prohibited from May 4 to May 17:

  • Travel by air, rail, metro & inter-state movement by road
  • Running of schools, colleges, and other educational and training/coaching institutions
  • Hospitality services, including hotels and restaurants
  • Places of large public gatherings, such as cinema halls, malls, gymnasiums, sports complexities etc.
  • Social, political cultural and other kinds of gatherings
  • Religious places/places of worship for the public (Source: Times Now)

1530. 11.25 AM, May 5, 2020

67 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1717, death toll 34: Andhra Pradesh Health Department (Source: ANI)

1529. 11.21 AM, May 5, 2020

“India needs bigger stimulus package”: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Source: NDTV)

1528. 10.47 AM, May 5, 2020

Rupee rises 14 paise to 75.59 against US dollar in early trade (Source: PTI)

1527. 6.15 PM, May 4, 2020

I appeal to people of Delhi to ensure three things – wear masks when you step outdoors, practice social distancing and sanitize/wash your hands frequently: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Source: ANI)

1526. 6.11 PM, May 4, 2020

Starting today, we have allowed all activities which were permitted by the centre, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Source: TOI)

1525. 6.07 PM, May 4, 2020

In the last 24 hours, 1,074 COVID-19 patients have recovered; the highest number of recoveries in one day: Health Ministry (Source: PTI)

1524. 6.04 PM, May 4, 2020

Number of Coronavirus cases in India rises to 42,836 with 2,573 new cases and 83 deaths in the last 24 hours (Source: Source: NDTV)

1523. 5.38 PM, May 4, 2020

527 new positive cases in Tamil Nadu today, as the state’s total rises to 3550. One more death has been reported. 30 individuals have been discharged today. Total discharged is 1409, reports (Source: The Hindu)

1522. 4.59 PM, May 4, 2020

The preliminary examination of the Civil Services, scheduled to be held on May 30, has been deferred, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said in a press statement (Source: The Hindu)

1521. 4.31 PM, May 4, 2020

Migrant workers pelted stones at cops, Surat district police retaliated with tear gas, lathi-charge: Officials (Source: TOI)

1520. 4.27 PM, May 4, 2020

Recovery rate at 27.52 per cent with 11,706 COVID-19 patients cured till now: Health Ministry (Source: PTI)

1519. 4.18 PM, May 4, 2020

Multiplex Association of India urges actors, producers to hold films for theatrical release after cinemas reopen (Source: Firstpost)

1518. 3.56 PM, May 4, 2020

MHA control room addressed about 12000 grievances till May 3: MHA spokesperson (Source: The Hindu)

1517. 3.43 PM, May 4, 2020

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar confirms no fare is being charged from the people coming to Bihar be it students or the migrant workers (Source: TOI)

1516. 3.16 PM, May 4, 2020

An FIR has been registered against them (UP MLA Aman Mani Tripathi & 11 others) at Muni Ki Reti Poloie Station (in Tehri Garhwal) for violating lockdown norms: Uttarakhand Police DG (Law & Order) Ashok Kumar (Source: ANI)

1515. 2.43 PM, May 4, 2020

“As many as 18 new cases were reported between 9 pm on Sunday and midnight, while a further 13 have been reported till today morning,” Pune District Health Officer (DHO) Bhagwan Pawar (Source: The Hindu)

1514. 2.20 PM, May 4, 2020

Maharashtra govt erred in not testing pilgrims stranded at Nanded: Punjab health minister (Source: TOI)

1513. 2.11 PM, May 4, 2020

Maharashtra: People line up at liquor shops in Mumbai after state govt allowed standalone shops including liquor shops to open from today except for the containment zones (Source: ANI)

1512. 1.38 PM, May 4, 2020

Nearly 4,800 Indians in Singapore COVID-19 positive but with mild infection (Source: NDTV)

1511. 1.30 PM, May 4, 2020

A large number of construction labourers inside Sun City Sector-54 containment zone in Gurugram protest on Monday morning demanding that they are sent back homes. SHO Deepak said the situation was soon brought under control (Source: The Hindu)

1510. 1.12 PM, May 4, 2020

Workers at a garment factory in Bengaluru follow social distancing and revised Coronavirus lockdown guidelines (Source: ANI)

1509. 12.37 PM, May 4, 2020

28 new COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka today of which 21 cases from Davangere (Source: TOI)

1508. 12.24 PM, May 4, 2020

Railways have subsidised 85 per cent of ticket fare for special trains being run to transport migrant workers and the state government has to pay remaining 15 per cent: BJP (Source: PTI)

1507. 12.10 PM, May 4, 2020

Bajaj Auto has reported zero sales in the domestic market in April 2020. However, the company reported an export of 37,878 units in both two-wheelers and commercial vehicles categories (Source: ANI)

1506. 12.06 PM, May 4, 2020

Liquor shop across Uttar Pradesh open following a relaxation in Coronavrius lockdown guidelines (Source: NDTV)

1505. 11.42 AM, May 4, 2020

Odisha: A 29-year-old female has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of positive cases to 163 in the state (Source: TOI)

1504. 11.18 AM, May 4, 2020

What is particularly disturbing is that the Central government and the Rail Ministry are charging them for train tickets in this hour of crisis – Sonia Gandhi

1503. 11.08 AM, May 4, 2020

Railways is charging only standard fare for this class from State Governments which is just 15% of the total cost incurred by Railways. Railways is not selling any tickets to migrants and is only boarding passengers based on lists provided by States: Railway Ministry Sources (Source: ANI)

1502. 11.01 AM, May 4, 2020

Sensex plummets 1,446.89 pts to 32,270.73 in opening session: Nifty tanks 407.05 pts to 9,452.85 (Source: PTI)

1501. 10:56 AM, May 4, 2020

Movement of people and vehicles increase in Guwahati after govt announces relaxation in the restrictions (Source: TOI)

1500. 07:45 AM, May 4, 2020

Movement Passes issued by Delhi Government to stay active till May 17/ 2020

Home Ministry initiates a control room to address grievances of transporters and drivers

Government Clarifies that movement of migrants across states in controlled and not unrestricted. It is only for stranded labourers and students, it is not a general-purpose movement.

1499 11:30 PM, May 3, 2020

India crossed 1 Million Tests milestone today. Daily tests number reaches 74,000.

3rd phase of lockdown, or shall we call it partial lockdown gets in place tomorrow.

20 Central teams are being deployed in worst-hit districts in the country.

1498. 5.52 PM, May 2, 2020

Three strains of the virus have been traced in India so far, with one was from Wuhan, and the other two from Italy and Iran (Source: News 18)

1497. 5.42 PM, May 2, 2020

38 COVID-19 positive cases in Indian Navy, outbreak controlled effectively: Navy Vice Chief (Source: ANI)

1496. 5.33 PM, May 2, 2020

Out on joyrde in Audi during lockdown, 3 drunken businessmen land in jail in Kolkata (Source: Times Now)

1495. 4.51 PM, May 2, 2020

Zonal railways to run ‘Shamik special trains’ as per demand of state administrations: Railways (Source: TOI)

1494. 4.48 PM, May 2, 2020

Women Jan Dhan bank account holders will start getting the second installment of Rs500 from Monday (Source: The Hindu)

1493. 4.41 PM, May 2, 2020

18 migrant workers were found travelling while hiding inside a cement concrete mixture machine (Source: News18)

1492. 4.37 PM, May 2, 2020

Forest department ups vigil to curb wildlife crimes during lockdown (Source: TOI)

1491. 4.20 PM, May 2, 2020

In Tripura two persons from Ambassa, BSF unit found COVID-19 positive. Total COVID-19 positive cases in Tripura stands at 4 (Two already discharged, so active hospital cases: 2): Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb

1490. 4.08 PM, May 2, 2020

When will lockdown finally end; PM must address and enlighten 130-cr Indians on way ahead: Congress leader Surjewala (Source: PTI)

1489. 3.50 PM, May 2, 2020

Odisha government has decided to increase the bed strength of its COVID-19 hospitals to 10,000 (Source: The Hindu)

1488. 3.19 PM, May 2, 2020

In Tripura two persons from Ambassa, BSF unit found COVID-19 positive. Total COVID-19 positive cases in Tripura stands at 4 (Two already discharged; so active hospital cases: 2): Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb (Source: ANI)

1487. 2.25 PM, May 2, 2020

“The lockdown was very effective in curbing the COVID-19 spread: Himachal Pradesh CM (Source: Times Now)

1486. 1.32 PM, May 2, 2020

A special train with 847 migrants departed for Lucknow from Nashik in Maharashtra around 10 am on Saturday: Central Railway

(Source: PTI)

1485. 1.22 PM, May 2, 2020

Railway department will be charging Rs 50 extra per passenger travelling in the special trains being operated (Source: The Hindu)

1484. 11.45 AM, May 2, 2020

20 people residing in Gurudwara Langar Sahib in Nanded test positive (Source: Firstpost)

1483. 11.30 AM, May 2, 2020

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 1,218; the number of cases climbs to 37,336; Union Health Ministry (Source: PTI)

1482. 6.30 PM, May 1, 2020

Nationwide lockdown extended for two more weeks after May 4: Home Ministry

1481. 5.59 PM, May 1, 2020

Rly announces 6 ‘Shamik’ trains — Lingampally to Hatia, Nasik to Lucknow, Aluva to Bhub, Nasik to Bhopal, Jaipur to Patna, Kota to Hatia (Source: PTI)

1480. 5.43 PM, May 1, 2020

Kerala: No new COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hrs. 9 people have been recovered (Source: Times Now)

1479. 5.35 PM, May 1, 2020

Mandatory for passengers to cover face. Meals, drinking water will be provided to them by states at originating station: Railways (Source: TOI)

1478. 5.27 PM, May 1, 2020

Jammu and Kashmir reports 25 new COVID-19 cases; total rises to 639: Officials (Source: PTI)

1477. 5.10 PM, May 1, 2020

“PPE has become a Rs 7,000 crore industry in India, second in China. 21 lakh PPEs have been made available and they have been provided to the States” (Source: The Hindu)

1476. 4.50 PM, May 1, 2020

RSS distributes thousands of food packets per day to the scores of migrant- homeless, stranded and hungry (Source: Times Now)

1475. 4.31 PM, May 1, 2020

A proposal has been moved for all employees of the Ministry of Defence to contribute one-day salary every month of this financial year to the PM CARES Fund (Source: The Hindu)

1474. 4.11 PM, May 1, 2020

In the last 24 hours, 1993 positive cases reported; the total number of positive cases is now 35,043: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry (Source: ANI)

1473. 3.44 PM, May 1, 2020

5 ITBP personnel test positive for COVID-19, at least 90 troops quarantined: Officials (Source: PTI)

1472. 3.40 PM, May 1, 2020

A family violates lockdown & travels from Mumbai to Pratapgarh. 3 members have now tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: Times Now)

1471. 3.23 PM, May 1, 2020

West Bengal Govt writes to the Health Ministry stating that the Cabinet Secretary during the meeting with States on April 30 had made an erroneous presentation of the State showing more districts in the red zone (Source: Times Now)

1470. 3.04 PM, May 1, 2020

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases reach 576 in Karnataka with 11 new cases on Friday (Source: TOI)

1469. 2.47 PM, May 1, 2020

Chennai Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan visited Koyambedu Wholesale Market on Friday morning, to ensure arrangements are in place for traders to maintain physical distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Source: The Hindu)

1468. 2.40 PM, May 1, 2020

No petrol, ration in Goa to those not wearing masks: Goa Government (Source: TOI)

1467. 2.34 PM, May 1, 2020

Zoom reaches out to government after MHA flags security concerns (Source: Money Control)

1466. 2.13 PM, May 1, 2020

Students returning from Kota (Rajasthan) will have to go into self-quarantine for 14 days: Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

1465. 1.27 PM, May 1, 2020

3 more deaths have been reported in Pune district in the last 12 hours. Total deaths in the district stand at 95 now: Pune health department (Source: TOI)

1464. 1.04 PM, May 1, 2020

COVID-19: One patient, whose condition was serious, discharged from hospital after undergoing plasma therapy, says Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

1463. 12.47 PM, May 1, 2020

In the first such move, the Railways on Friday operated a special train from Telangana to Jharkhand, carrying about 1,200 migrant workers (Source: The Hindu)

1462. 12.45 PM, May 1, 2020

60 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh in the past 24 hours (Source: Times Now)

1461. 12.29 PM, May 1, 2020

Free ration being provided to the needy in Delhi will be doubled to 10 kg from 5 kg: Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

1460. 12.17 PM, May 1, 2020

Bihar: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holds a meeting through video conferencing with officials to discuss the issues of migrant labourers (Source: ANI)

1459. 11.55 AM, May 1, 2020

Another COVID-19 case – a 58 year old man who recently returned from neighbouring West Bengal – was on Friday detected in balasore district, taking Odisha’s tally to 143 (Source: The Hindu)

1458. 11.31 AM, May 1, 2020

PM Modi wishes Russian PM Mishustin for early recovery and good health (Source: TOI)

1457. 11.21 AM, May 1, 2020

First train carrying 1200 migrants from Lingampally in Telangana to Hatia in Jharkhand started at 4.50 am today: RPF DG (Source: PTI)

1456. 11.08 AM, May 1, 2020

Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki records zero sales in April amid lockdown (Source: PTI)

1455. 10.53 AM, May 1, 2020

COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,147; total cases 35,043: Union Health Ministry

1454. 5.40 PM, April 29, 2020

288 government labs working along with 97 private lab chains with around 16,000 sample collection centres & testing around 60,000 tests per day. Government is working to increase testing capacity to 1 lakh tests per day within the next few days (Source: ANI)

1453. 5.20 PM, April 29, 2020

55 more persons in all have been discharged from quarantine this past week in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The total number of persons discharged after successful quarantine in the district so far is now 1,985, says District Administration (Source: News18)

1452. 4.43 PM, April 29, 2020

Punjab to extend lockdown for two more weeks (Source: The Hindu)

1451. 4.32 PM, April 29, 2020

There are 2,115 positive cases in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Out of these, 477 have been discharged after making a complete recovery. 36 people have died due to COVID-19. There are 1,602 active cases in the state (Source: Money Control)

1450. 4.18 PM, April 29, 2020

Rajasthan’s Labour Department intensifies psychological counselling of anxious migrant workers stranded away from home: Officials (Source: TOI)

1449. 12.50 PM, April 29, 2020

An 11-month old baby among 73 new Coronavirus cases reported in Andhra Pradesh, taking total to 1,332: Government bulletin (Source: PTI)

1448. 12.44 PM, April 29, 2020

Punjab reports 16 new cases, including 12 Nanded pilgrims: KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secretary, Pubjab (Source: ANI)

1447. 12.06 PM, April 29, 2020

No pay for April and May, Spicejet tell its pilots (Source: TOI)

1446. 11.51 AM, April 29, 2020

Only 3 out of 529 media persons in Delhi test positive, Kejriwal wishes speedy recovery (Source: News18)

1445. 11.29 AM, April 29, 2020

Centre has said that plasma therapy is very technical and is at an experimental stage currently (Source: PTI)

1444. 11.14 AM, April 29, 2020

Sensex rises 200.75 pts to 32,315.27 in opening session; Nifty advances 56.05 pts to 9,436.95 (Source: PTI)

1443. 11.07 AM, April 29, 2020

Maharashtra COVID-19 tally reaches 9,318, death toll rises to 400 (Source: ABP News)

1442. 10.51 AM, April 29, 2020

AIIMS planning to conduct clinical trial of plasma therapy (Source: News18)

1441. 5.41 PM, April 28, 2020

Asian Developement Bank approves a $1.5 bn loan to India (Source: Times Now)

1440. 5.32 PM, April 28, 2020

43 people discharged from hospital in MP’s Indore after being cured of Coronavirus infection (Source: PTI)

1439. 5.09 PM, April 28, 2020

2,000 transpersons write to centre, seek special package amid lockdown (Source: The Quint)

1438. 4.56 PM, April 28, 2020

Delhi Coronavirus cases cross 3,000; govt allows plumbers and electricians to resume work (Source: HuffPost India)

1437. 4.23 PM, April 28, 2020

7 new cases have been reported – 6 from Jaipur and 1 from Jodhpur. Taking the total positive cases for the day to 73 in Rajasthan. Cumulative positive cases in the state stand at 2335: Rajasthan Health Department (Source: ANI)

1436. 4.09 PM, April 28, 2020

Indian scientists say Coronavirus has mutated into 10 types in which A2a emerging as dominant global strain (Source: Times Now)

1435. 4.01 PM, April 28, 2020

China has criticised India’s decision to stop using Chinese testing kits for the novel Coronavirus because of quality issues as unfair and irresponsible in the latest strain in their ties (Source: HuffPost India)

1434. 3.51 PM, April 28, 2020

PM Modi on Tuesday discussed the COVID-19 crisis with Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Source: The Quint)

1433. 3.48 PM, April 28, 2020

Kerala High Court stays for 2 months state government’s order of salary cut for its employees in view of COVID-19 pandemic (Source: PTI)

1432. 3.24 PM, April 28, 2020

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan says that India will be able to produce its own RT-PCR test kits by May (Source: Times Now)

1431. 3.18 PM, April 28, 2020

ADB approves USD 1.5 bn loan to India to help fund its fight against COVID-19: Statement (Source: PTI)

1430. 3.13 PM, April 28, 2020

Mosque inside Azam Campus in Pune turned into a quarantine facility for COVID-19 (Source: ANI)

1429. 3.02 PM, April 28, 2020

DCW counsellor and her driver are under quarantine after a girl rescued by them has tested COVID-19 positive (Source: Times Now)

1428. 2.53 PM, April  28, 2020

In Delhi, 4.11% health workers (incl 13 paramedics, 26 nurses, 24 field workers, 33 doctors) are COVID-19 affected. This is worrying; Currently, there are around 100 hotspots in Delhi, this number should go down: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (Source: ANI)

1427. 2.40 PM, April 28, 2020

Recently, we’ve noticed that children with COVID-19 are being affected by multi-organ failure: Dr Sanjeev Bagai, Chairman, Nephron (Source: Times Now)

1426. 2.32 PM, April 28, 2020

Woman tests positive for COVID-19 in Bihar total reaches 346 (Source: PTI)

1425. 2.21 PM, April 28, 2020

Labourers protested and pelted stones at the office of Diamond Bourse in Surat, alleging that they were made to work amid Coronavirus lockdown. Workers also demanded that they be sent back to their native places (Source: News18)

1424. 1.24 PM, April 28, 2020

Madhya Pradesh recorded 54 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths owing to the illness on Sunday. As many as 28 of the new cases were detected in Bhopal alone. So far, 2,090 cases, 103 deaths and 302 recoveries have been recorded in the State, according to the Directorate of Health Services (Source: The Hindu)

1423. 1.18 PM, April 28, 2020

From delivering cakes to oxygen cylinder or netting a slimy serpent, cops in Kerala are playing good Samaritan, helping people in distress and bringing cheer during the Covid-19 lockdown (Source: News18)

1422. 12.45 PM, April 28, 2020

NITI Aayog building in National Capital sealed for 48 hours after director-level officer tests positive for Coronavirus: Official (Source: PTI)

1421. 12.18 PM, April 28, 2020

Ahmedabad Congress leader and senior Municipal Councillor Badaruddin Sheikh died of COVID-19 infection (Source: The Hindu)

1420. 12.06 PM, April 28, 2020

In last 24 hours, 16 states in India have not reported any COVID-19 case at all: Health Minister (Source: NDTV)

1419. 11.55 AM, April 28, 2020

COVID-19 update from Delhi: (Source: ANI)

  • Number of positive cases: 3,108
  • Number of death: 54
  • Number of people who have recovered: 877
  • Doubling rate: 13 days

1418. 11.50 AM, April 28, 2020

Rapid spread of Coronavirus continues in Andhra Pradesh as 82 fresh cases reported, taking the aggregate to 1,259: Government Buletin (Source: PTI)

1417. 11.27 AM, April 28, 2020

ICMR says no payment made for Chinese test kits supplies (Source: The Hindu)

1416. 11.23 AM, April 28, 2020

Examine on providing PPEs to health workers in non-Covid areas (Source: TOI)

1415. 11.08 AM, April 28, 2020

Supreme Court Staffer, working with judicial section, tests positive for COVID-19; had come in contact with two apex court registrars who have been advised self-quarantine ((Source: PTI)

1414. 10.59 AM, April 28, 2020

With no COVID-19 positive case in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, currently, the city has been removed from the list of hotspots (Source: News18)

1413. 10.40 AM, April 28, 2020

Entire Pune city now containment zone till May 3: Civic chief (Source: TOI)

1412. 10.27 AM, April 28, 2020

Rupee slips 15 paise to 76.40 against US dollar in early trade (Source: PTI)

1411. 5.52 PM, April 27, 2020

Nine new cases reported in Karnataka in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 512 (Source: TOI)

1410. 5.49 PM, April 27, 2020

Guj govt to try Ayurvedic drugs on selected COVID-19 patients (Source: ET)

1409. 5.44 PM, April 27, 2020

6,184 or 22.17% COVID-19 patients have recovered: Health ministry (Source: TOI)

1408. 5.38 PM, April 27, 2020

Jharkhand will not implement central guidelines on reopening shops during lockdown due to sudden spurt in Coronavirus cases: CM Hemant Soren (Source: PTI)

1407. 5.33 PM, April 27, 2020

A 34-year-old man has been found positive for COVID-19 in Jaipur, taking the total number of cases to 111 in Odisha: State Health Department (Source: ANI)

1406. 5.20 PM, April 27, 2020

COVID-19 testing laboratory set up in Ladakh to ensure timely & cost-effective sample testing. Earlier, the samples had to be sent to Delhi (Source: PTI)

1405. 4.59 PM, April 27, 2020

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issues revised advisory to state governments regarding Rapid Antibody Blood tests. ICMR has written to them to stop using Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagonostic kits (Source: ANI)

1404. 4.49 PM, April 27, 2020

The total number of cases in UP now touch 1,955 with 1,589 active cases. 335 have recovered and 31 deaths have taken place (Source: ET)

1403. 4.36 PM, April 27, 2020

No community or area should be blamed for COVID-19 spread; healthcare and sanitation workers should not be targeted: Health ministry (Source: PTI)

1402. 4.30 PM, April 27, 2020

Karnataka government, MPL to hold online chess tournament to raise funds (Source: ET)

1401. 4.22 PM, April 27, 2020

7 test positive in Nashik, district count now 149 (Source: ET)

1400. 4.16 PM, April 27, 2020

Amazon India strengthens partnership with Railways for faster deliveries amid lockdown (Source: ET)

1399. 4.13 PM, April 27, 2020

Over 73,000 cases registered in Maharashtra for violating lockdown (Source: News18)

1398. 4.08 PM, April 27, 2020

Not possible to bring back students from Kota till Centre revises lockdown guidelines: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tells PM Modi (Source: PTI)

1397. 4.03 PM, April 27, 2020

All cops on lockdown duty in Chhattisgarh to be tested (Source: ET)

1396. 3.55 PM, April 27, 2020

Telangana: SpiceJet freighter flight carrying 14 tons of COVID-19 related medical and emergency supplies (including thermometers) from Shanghai arrived in Hyderabad last night (Source: ANI)

1395. 3.49 PM, April 27, 2020

Banks have done nothing to help retailers, says RAI (Source: ET)

1394. 3.39 PM, April 27, 2020

Haryana fully prepared to deal with any situation arising due to COVID-19 crisis: CM Manohar Lal Khattar (Source: PTI)

1393. 3.36 PM, April 27, 2020

Any exit from lockdown will be graded, hints PM Modi (Source: The Hindu)

1392. 2.26 PM, April 27, 2020

Lockdown will continue post May 3 in COVID-19 hotspots, PM Modi tells Chief ministers (Source: Money control)

1391. 3.22 PM, April 27, 2020

Goa CM has also requested PM Modi to extend the lockdown in the state even after May 3 (Source: ET)

1390. 3.04 PM, April 27, 2020

COVID-19 cases rise to 511 in Karnataka after 8 more people test positive: Heath Department

1389. 2.52 PM, April 27, 2020

Punjab govt arranges 80 special buses to bring back 3500 stranded devotees from Maharashtra (Source: News18)

1388. 2.45 PM, April 27, 2020

SC refuses to pass any direction on evacuation of migrant workers (Source: News18)

1387. 2.24 PM, April 27, 2020

Indian girl beats Coronavirus months after surviving cancer in Dubai (Source: ET)

1386. 2.18 PM, April 27, 2020

Death toll rises to 60 in Indore after 3 more fatalities, total cases climb to 1,207 in the Madhya Pradesh district after 31 people test positive (Source: PTI)

1385. 2.13 PM, April 27, 2020

COVID-19: Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) depart for United Kingdom from Sri Guru Ram Dass Je International Airport in Amritsar (Source: ANI)

1384. 1.34 PM, April 27, 2020

A two-minute video, shot apparently by a patient admitted at the state-run Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences in Etawah’s Saifai village on Saturday, sows garbage piled up in the hospital corridor and washroom (Source: NDTV)

1383. 1.29 PM, April 27, 2020

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Reddy interacts with PM Narendra Modi, asks for lockdown extension in state (Souce: News18)

1382. 1.21 PM, April 27, 2020

Till date, 511 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed, this includes 19 deaths & 188 discharges. 8 new positive cases have been reported from 5.00 PM yesterday till 12.00 noon today: Government of Karnataka (Source: ANI)

1381. 12.50 PM, April 27, 2020

Meghalaya wants lockdown in the state to continue beyond May 3 to stem COVID-19 spread: CM Conrad Sangma after teleconference with PM Narendra Modi (Source: PTI)

1380. 12.44 PM, April 27, 2020

A doctor at Lucknow’s prestigious King George’s Medical University, who recently recovered from COVID-19, has donated his blood for plasma therapy on other seriously ill coronavirus patients and has also appealed to other patients who have recovered to come forward and help (Source: NDTV)

1379. 12.32 PM, April 27, 2020

Actor Vijay Devrakonda announces Rs 1.30 cr fund for those affected by pandemic in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana (Source: Firstpost)

1378. 11.42 AM, April 27, 2020

Three bodies of Indians from UAE landed at Delhi airport last night (3am), cleared by authorities and handed over to the families: (Source: ANI)

1377. 11.32 AM, April 27, 2020

With 80 new COVID-19 cases, the tally in Andhra Pradesh has risen to 1,177. While 235 have been discharged, 31 have died due to the novel coronavirus in the state so far (Source: Moneycontrol)

1376. 11.19 AM, April 27, 2020

33 health workers at Max hospital in Delhi test COVID-19 positive (Source: News18)

1375. 11.16 AM, April 27, 2020

Social distancing norms being violated in Raja Bazaar area in Kolkata, West Bengal (Source: ANI)

1374. 10.51 AM April 27, 2020

Virtual meeting between PM Modi and CMs, Administrators of States and UTs underway (Source: ET)

1373. 10.46 AM, April 27, 2020

13 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Bihar today, taking the total number of cases to 290 (Source: Moneycontrol)

1372. 10.40 AM, April 27, 2020

Rupee rises 38 paise to 76.08 against US dollar in early trade (Source: PTI)

1371. 10.28 AM, April 27, 2020

Gujarat reports 230 new coronavirus cases, state tally climbs to 3,301

1370. 10.23 AM, April 27, 2020

As per the Health Ministry (as on 27 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 27,892

Recovered – 6,185

Deaths – 872

1369. 5.59 PM, April 24, 2020

About 3 million jobs at risk due to COVID-19 impact on Indian airline industry: IATA

1368. 5.39 PM, April 24, 2020

Doubling rate of COVID-19 cases now stands at 10 days. Decision to impose lockdown was timely, it was effective in controlling Coronavirus spread (Source: Moneycontrol)

1367. 5.27 PM, April 24, 2020

All medical colleges in Assam have opened for general patients today. District hospitals, PHCs, CHCs, have also been opened for patients. Only Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital will remain shut for other patients as it is dedicated for COVID-19: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (Source: ANI)

1366. 5.10 PM, April 24, 2020

India may see second wave of Covid-19 outbreak in monsoon, say scientists (Source: TOI)

1365. 4.22 PM, April 24, 2020

“Government should allow MSMEs to defer some tax payments, so they conserve liquidity”: Rashesh Shah, ex-President, FICCI (Source: NDTV)

1364. 4.12 PM, April 24, 2020

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in 80 district in the last 14 days: Health Ministry (Source: Times Now)

1363. 3.50 PM, April 24, 2020

Defence Minister directs armed forces to ensure judicial utilisation of financial resources in view of Coronavirus pandemic: Officials (Source: PTI)

1362. 3.28 PM, April 24, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Bihar rise to 176 after 6 more people, including 10-year-old boy, test positive in Munger district: Health Department official (Source: PTI)

1360. 3.06 PM, April 24, 2020

Nagpur reports 2 new COVID-19 positive cases; district tally at 100 (Source: Times Now)

1359. 2.52 PM, April 24, 2020

Five people among those arrested in connection with recent attack on health workers in Bengaluru test positive for COVID-19 in Ramanagara jail; Shifted to hospital, says Karmataka Deputy CM Dr Ashwath Narayan (Source: PTI)

1358. 2.43 PM, April 24, 2020

Developing a vaccine is a humonguous task: Dr Vivek Nangai, Head of Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital (Source: Times Now)

1357. 2.31 PM, April 24, 2020

Rupee slips 40 paise to settle at 76.46 (provisional) against US dollar

1356. 2.08 PM, April 24, 2020

NGT directs team of Centre, CPCB to supervise scientific disposal of COVID-19 waste (Source: The Hindu)

1355. 1.26 PM, April 24, 2020

Maharashtra Govt allows pre-monsoon works amid Covid-19 (Source: News18)

1354. 1.21 PM, April 24, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic has taught us the importance of the need to be self-reliant, says PM Modi (Source: NDTV)

1353.1.17 PM, April 24, 2020

India faring better than other countries at the 5L-test mark: Committee Chief (Source: TOI)

1352. 1.10 PM, April 24, 2020

D P Jindal Group on Friday said its employees have contributed Rs 2 crore towards PM-CARES Fund to fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in the country (Source: News18)

1351. 1.07 PM, April 24, 2020

A central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable posted at Delhi’s IGI Airport has tested COVID-19 positive. He has been shifted to an isolation ward in Jhajjar, Haryana: CISF sources (Source: ANI)

1350. 1.04 PM, April 24, 2020

Andhra Pradesh adds 62 fresh COVID cases; Tally shoots up to 955. Toll rises to 29: Govt bulletin (Source: PTI)

1349. 1.02 PM, April 24, 2020

True lessons can only be learnt during a crisis, says PM Modi (Source: NDTV)

1348. 12.56 PM, April 24, 2020

Results of plasma therapy on Delhi patients encouraging, says Kejriwal (Source: The Hindu)

1347. 12.52 PM, April 24, 2020

The stigma attached to COVID-19 can cause more deaths: AIIMS head

1346. 12.44 PM, April 24, 2020

An IIT-Roorkee professor claims to have developed a software which can detect COVID-19 within five seconds using X-ray scan of the suspected patient (Source: News18)

1345. 12.38 PM, April 24, 2020

“I appeal to all people who have recovered from COVID-19 to come forward and donate plasma therapy for serious patients”: Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

1344. 9.07 AM, April 24, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 24 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 23077

Recovered – 4749

Deaths – 718

1343. 5.55 PM, April 23, 2020

1229 new COVID19 cases & 34 deaths reported in the last 24 hours: Health Ministry (Source: ET)

1342. 5.45 PM, April 23, 2020

18 new cases in Karnataka, state tally rises to 445 (Source: ET)

1341. 5.40 PM, April 23, 2020

4 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Ranchi. Total positive cases in the state rises to 53: Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Health Secretary (Source: ANI)

1340. 5.16 PM, April 23, 2020

In the last month, number of dedicated  COVID-19 hospitals rose by 3.5 times while isolation beds increased by 3.6 times: Govt (Source: TOI)

1339. 5.08 PM, April 23, 2020

At various centres, we’ve started using convalescent plasma that is the blood of COVID-19 patients who have recovered. A large number of patients who have become alright have come forward & volunteered to donate their blood: Delhi AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria

1338. 5.02 PM, April 23, 2020

Indigo CEO Ronojoy Dutta rolls back pay cut in April salary of employees; says decision taken in deference to govt wishes (Source: PTI)

1337. 4.58 PM, April 23, 2020

The Indian Railways has offered to supply 2.6 lakh meals daily from its kitchens across the country to districts which are willing to pick up cooked meals for distribution among the needy (Source: Money Control)

1336. 4.50 PM, April 23, 2020

As on today, 12 districts have not reported any fresh case for the past 28 days and 78 districts have not reported any new case in the last 14 days (Source: News18)

1335. 4.47 PM, April 23, 2020

In the last 24 hours 1409 positive cases have been reported, which takes our total confirmed cases to 21,393: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

1334. 4.25 PM, April 23, 2020

CWC passes a resolution that states must be empowered to devise solutions to challenges due to COVID-19: KC Venugopal (Source: ET)

1333. 4.00 PM, April 23, 2020

CIABC urges states to convince Centre to begin liquor sale in non-Covid zone (Source: TOI)

1332. 3.35 PM, April 23, 2020

Eighty new cases take COVID-19 tally in AP to 893; death toll rises to 27: Govt (Source: PTI)

1331. 3.05 PM, April 23, 2020

Dakshina Kannada records 17th COVID-19 positive cases (Source: ET)

1330. 2.53 PM, April 23, 2020

For the fifth consecutive day, Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh didn’t register a single new Covid-19 case (Source: TOI)

1329. 2.49 PM, April 23, 2020

State govt has decided to provide insurance of Rs 10 lakh each to all journalists who are reporting during Coronavirus pandemic: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar (Source: ANI)

1328. 2.42 PM, April 23, 2020

Operate special trains from Mumbai, Pune to ferry migrant workers after lockdown ends: Ajit Pawar to Piyush Goyal (Source: PTI)

1327. 10.57 AM, April 23, 2020

J&K: Pulwama becomes 1st coronavirus free district of Union Territory. (Source: All India Radio News)

1326. 10.32 AM, April 23, 2020

Fitch Ratings sees India growth slipping below 1% in current fiscal; says there is unparalleled global recession underway (Source: PTI)

1325. 10.20 AM, April 23, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 22 April 2020, 17:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 20471

Recovered – 3960

Deaths – 652

1324. 5.43 PM, April 22, 2020

Karnataka records 9 fresh cases. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 427 including 131 discharged and 17 deaths (Source: News18)

1323. 5.32 PM, April 22, 2020

Mysuru had been designated as a COVID-19 hotspot and accordingly stringent precautionary measures had been enforced in some parts of the city (Source: The Hindu)

1322. 5.24 PM, April 22, 2020

One new COVID-19 positive case reported from Jaipur; the total number of positive cases is now 83 (including 50 active cases, 32 recovered, and 1 death): Information and Public Relations Dept, Odisha (Source: ANI)

1321. 5.19 PM, April 22, 2020

Delhi’s Najafgarh wholesale vegetable market relocated to ensure social distancing amid Coronavirus outbreak (Source: NDTV)

1320. 5.14 PM, April 22, 2020

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says rapid test kits are totally defective (Source: TOI)

1319. 5.11 PM, April 22, 2020

27 new COVID-19 cases reported today, all from the Kashmir division. Total number of positive cases is now 407 (Jammu-56 and Kashmir – 35): Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary- Planning, Jammu & Kashmir (Source: ANI)

1318. 5.03 PM, April 22, 2020

Canards being spread that only a few are getting tested in Bengal for COVID-19: (Source: PTI)

1317. 4.57 PM, April 22, 2020

Doctors welcome efforts by central government to end violence against health workers (Source: TOI)

1316. 4.47 PM, April 22, 2020

Health briefings will now be reduced to 4 days a week, press releases and Cabinet briefing on alternate days (Source: ANI)

1315. 4.42 PM, April 22, 2020

146 Indian crew members stranded on a cruise ship due to Coronavirus pandemic will disembark in Mumbai on Thursday; none COVID-19 patient: Maha Chief Minister’s Office (Source: PTI)

1314. 4.36 PM, April 22, 2020

IMA calls off proposed protests after meeting with Amit Shah (Source: TOI)

1313. 4.25 PM, April 22, 2020

MHA asks states to appoint nodal officers who will be available 24/7 to redress any safety issue related to medical professionals

(Source: The Hindu)

1312. 4.10 PM, April 22, 2020

Rapid antibody test is a surveillance tool, it does not check for Covid-19 positive in a suspect: Javadekar (Source: TOI)

1311. 3.51 PM, April 22, 2020

An inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday for a two-day visit to access the State’s preparedness to fight the Coronavirus outbreak (Source: The Hindu)

1310. 3.46 PM, April 22, 2020

Provision of 6 months to 7 years if anyone found guilty of attack on doctors: Javadekar (Source: TOI)

1309. 3.39 PM, April 22, 2020

Faulty Rapid Antibody Testing Kits provided by two Chinese manufacturers under ICMR scanner (Source: ANI)

1308. 3.18 PM, April 22, 2020

Difficulties COVID patients faced in treatment in unpanelled hospitals addressed: Javadekar (Source: TOI)

1306. 3.08 PM, April 22, 2020

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issues advisory to print and electronic media asks media persons covering Covid-19 related incidents to take precautions (Source: TOI)

1305. 2.41 PM,April 22, 2020

Around 69% of Coronavirus patients in India who were tested did not show any symptoms of the infection, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

1304. 2.37 PM, April 22, 2020

Change of crew to be allowed only after a seafarer is found COVID-19 negative: Govt (Source: PTI)

1303. 2.27 PM, April 22, 2020

Covid-19 patient gives birth to baby in Bengal’s Howrah, both stable (Source: News18)

1302. 2.21 PM, April 22, 2020

India redying rapid response teams for Bangladesh, Bhutan, SL and Afghanistan (Source: TOI)

1301. 2.07 PM, April 22, 2020

West Bengal: Clash broke between Police and locals after they (Police) objected to the road being blocked by the locals. The locals were alleging improper distribution of ration material amid Coronavirus lockdown in Baduria, North 24 Paraganas (Source: ANI)

1300. 2.03 PM, April 22, 2020

COVID-19: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to deliver online address on Sunday (Source: The Hindu)

1299. 1.00 PM, April 22, 2020

Shops selling educational books, electric fans, prepaid phone recharge allowed during Coronavirus lockdown (Source: TOI)

1298. 12.37 PM, April 22, 2020

Maharashtra Health Minister visited Dharavi Transit Camp and other facility today in view of the Coronavirus outbreak in the state (Source: News18)

1297. 12.25 PM, April 22, 2020

Mysuru: Intensive surveillance is being done in a radius of 200 meters in every containment zone, according to DC Abhiram G Sankar (Source: TOI)

1296. 12.22 PM, April 22, 2020

Seven new positive cases have been reported in Karnataka. Total positive cases in the state stand at 425 which includes 17 deaths and 129 discharges: Government of Karnatka (Source: ANI)

1295. 12.16 PM, April 22, 2020

All colleagues who came in contact with COVID-19 positive employee have been asked to go into self-isolation: Aviation Ministry (Source: PTI)

1294. 12.10 PM, April 22, 2020

Resident doctors of Chennai’s Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital have threatened to boycott all COVID-19 related duties (Source: TOI)

1293. 11.53 AM, April 22, 2020

Three new COVID-19 cases were reported from Bhadrak district, taking Odisha’s total to 82, the state government said (Source: The Hindu)

1292. 11.40 AM, April 22, 2020

As of today, there are a total of 2186 positive cases in Delhi, 75 of these were found yesterday. A total of 611 people – 28% of the patients have recovered. 27 patients are in ICU and 5 on ventilator: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain (Source: ANI)

1291. 11.36 AM, April 22, 2020

West Bengal says it will abide by Centre’s orders on lockdown (Source: TOI)

1290. 11.27 AM, April 22, 2020

Coronavirus cases increase to 813 in Andhra Pradesh with the addition of 56, toll goes up to 24: Govt bulletin (Source: PTI)

1289. 11.06 AM, April 22, 2020

PM Modi on Earth Day: A shout out to all those working at the forefront to defeat Covid-19 (Source: TOI)

1288. 10.59 AM, April 22, 2020

Central team in Kolkata starts field visits (Source: ET)

1287. 10.54 AM, April 22, 2020

Delhi’s Azadpur market reports first Coronavirus death (Source: Firstpost)

1286. 10.46 AM, April 22, 2020

In the deepest villages of South Chhattisgarh, locals have set up makeshift check posts and are not letting outsiders into the village. Instead, they are arranging to quarantine the “outsiders” (Source: The Hindu)

1285. 10.38 AM, April 22, 2020

Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah interacted with doctors & Indian Medical Association (IMA) through video conferencing. He appreciated their good work. He also assured them security & appealed to them to not to do even symbolic protest as proposed by them, govt is with them (Source: ANI)

1284. 10.36 AM, April 22, 2020

Through Aarogya app, 3 reports as Corona suspects in UP (Source: TOI)

1283. 10.31 AM, April 22, 2020

Rupee falls to an all-time low of 76.87 against US dollar in early trade (Source: PTI)

1282. 10.18 AM, April 22, 2020

Cases in Gujarat cross 2000-mark, second-highest in country after Maharashtra: COVID-19 state tally (Source: HT)

1281. 10.11 AM, April 22, 2020

COVID-19 cases in India near 20K, 50 deaths in 24 hours. (Source: TOI)

1280. 9.34 AM, April 22, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 22 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 19984

Recovered – 3870

Deaths – 640

1279. 5.55 PM, April 21, 2020

Health Minister has written to all states to maintain adequate availability of blood. Indian Red Cross has set up a 24*7 helpline: 9319982104/105 (Source: The Hindu)

1278. 5.39 PM, April 21, 2020

Indore district reports 18 more COVID-19 cases; tally 915 (Source: ET)

1277. 5.18 PM, April 21, 2020

35  new cases reported in Andhra Pradesh (Source: PTI)

1276. 4.49 PM, April 21, 2020

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visits Rajbazar area in Kolkata, asks citizens to stay at home and cooperate in the fight against Coronavirus (Source: ANI)

1275. 4.39 PM, April 21, 2020

Delhi government will conduct COVID-19 test on media persons in national capital as a precautionary measure: CM Arvind Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

1274. 4.25 PM, April 21, 2020

Robots to be used in COVID-19 ward at AIIMS Delhi (Source: News18)

1273. 4.10 PM, April 21, 2020

SC orders inclusion of women shelter homes under COVID-19 preventive guidelines (Source: ET)

1272. 3.57 PM, April 21, 2020

Improper social distancing causes spread: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar (Source: Money Control)

1271. 3.41 PM, April 21, 2020

83 new Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan (Source: News 18)

1270. 3.37 PM, April 21, 2020

Odisha to provide assistance of Rs 50 lakh to families of health workers who die fighting COVID-19: CM Naveen Patnaik (Source: PTI)

1269. 3.29 PM, April 21, 2020

At least 25 people, including journalists, working for a Tamil TV news channel test positive for Coronavirus in Chennai: Govt Official (Source: PTI)

1268. 3.25 PM, April 21, 2020

Karnataka government to supply milk to migrant camps (Source: News18)

1267. 3.15 PM, April 21, 2020

78 more COVID-19 cases in Delhi, tally in city reaches 2081 (Source: ET)

1266. 3.09 PM, April 21, 2020

British Airways special chartered flight carrying 222 UK nationals and 28 Indians will depart for London shortly from Amritsar International Airport: KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secretary, Punjab (Source: ANI)

1265. 2.42 PM, April 21, 2020

Rupee settles 30 paise lower at 76.83 (Provisional) against US dollar (Source: PTI)

1264. 2.27 PM, April 21, 2020

Andhra Pradesh has reported 35 new cases during the past 24 hours as of Tuesday morning, and 19 of them are from Kurnool (10), and Guntur (9) (Source: The Hindu)

1263. 2.26 PM, April 21, 2020

19 nurses, 6 other staff of Pune-based Ruby Hall Clinic test positive for COVID-19: Authorities (Source: PTI)

1262. 2.20 PM, April 21, 2020

Cumulative positive COVID-19 cases (including 14 Italian Nationals) stand at 252 now, of which 142 have been discharged. Total 2 deaths reported till now: Health Department, Haryana (Source ET)

1261. 12.35 PM, April 21, 2020

“Adventure tourism,” says TMC on the visit of Inter-Ministerial Central Teams to West Bengal to monitor Coronavirus situation (Source: PTI)

1260. 12.27 PM, April 21, 2020

Rapid testing started in Nabi Karim area yesterday, 74 people were tested. All of them tested negative: Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister

1259. 12.17 PM, April 21, 2020

52 people test COVID-19 positive in Rajasthan; Coronavirus cases climb to 1,628 in state: Official (Source: PTI)

1258. 12.10 PM, April 21, 2020

The Odisha government is worried as one-third of the total number of affected people had returned from the neighbouring West Bengal (Source: The Hindu)

1257. 12.03 PM, April 21, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic should be a wake-up call for the planners and administration of Mumbai’s slums, says Ratan Tata: (Source: ET)

1256. 11.52 AM, April 21, 2020

One COVID-19 positive case found in Rashtrapati Bhavan, 125 families advised to remain in self-isolation as mandated by the Health Ministry’s guidelines as a precautionary measure (Source: ANI)

1255. 11.44 AM, April 21, 2020

Six more COVID-19 deaths in Gujarat; state toll rises to 77: Health Official

1254. 5.50 PM, April 20, 2020

Reliance Foundation’s ‘Mission Anna Seva’ biggest free meal program run by any corporate: Nita Ambani (Source: ET)

1253. 5.31 PM, April 20, 20202

835 new COVID-19 cases found in Maharashtra in 36 hours: Uddhav Thackeray (Source: NDTV)

1252. 5.21 PM, April 20, 2020

Need to know on what grounds central teams formed for lockdown assessment before moving ahead: WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Source: PTI)

1251. 5.12 PM, April 20, 2020

Union govt has hiked wages of workers under Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act in the wake of Coronavirus Pandemic. The average increase is Rs 20: Ministry of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (Source: ANI)

1250. 4.43 PM, April 20, 2020

6 tests positive on Monday, Nagpur count reaches 79 (Source: ET)

1349. 4.25 PM, April 20, 2020

36 deaths, 1,553 new Coronavirus cases in India in last 24 hours. Total 2,546 have recovered so far (Source: NDTV)

1348. 4.23 PM, April 20, 2020

Coronavirus doubling rate slows to 7.5 days from 3.4 days before lockdown, says government (Source: NDTV)

1347. 4.12 PM, April 20, 2020

Sensex ends 59.28 points higher at 31,648; Nifty slips 4,90 points to 9,261.85 (Source: PTI)

1346. 4.01 PM, April 20, 2020

COVID-19: 24 cops have tested positive so far in Ahmedabad (Source: ET)

1345. 3.56 PM, April 20, 2020

Madhya Pradesh government scrambles as Coronavirus cases cross 1,400 (Source: Huffpost)

1344. 3.50 PM, April 20, 2020

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said a directive was issued on Sunday to airlines, restraining them from doing open bookings since they did not heed to government’s advice in the matter (Source: The Hindu)

1343. 3.15 PM, April 20, 2020

Delhi: Thermal screening of visitors being conducted at Parliament. also, cars of all the visitors are being sanitised in the Parliament House Complex (Source: ANI)

1342. 2.58 PM, April 20, 2020

COVID-19 situation in the state is completely under control. The role of our health-workers, policemen & all frontline workers is commendable. I appeal to all citizens to continue to cooperate with lockdown rules: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat (Source: ANI)

1341. 2.49 PM, April 20, 2020

The central government on March 25, had announced temporary suspension of toll collection following directives by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic (Source: The Hindu)

1340. 2.30 PM, April 20, 2020

108 new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat; state tally jumps to 1,851, says health official (Source: PTI)

1339. 2.26 PM, April 20, 2020

Odisha policeman suspended for entering Jagannath temple amid Coronavirus lockdown (Source: NDTV)

1338. 2.13 PM, April 20, 2020

Yogi Adityanath says he will not attend his father’s funeral on April 21 due to the lockdown and the state’s objective of ‘defeating’ COVID-19 (Source: The Hindu)

1337. 2.08 PM, April 20, 2020

Punjab: Harvesting of wheat crop continues in Amritsar amid extended lockdown (Source: ANI)

1336. 2.02 PM, April 20, 2020

Seventy-five new Coronavirus cases reported in Andhra in last 24 hours, number rises to 722; three deaths take toll to 20: Govt (Source: PTI)

1335. 1.15 PM, April 20, 2020

“Noida is COVID-19 sensitive, social distancing must be practised”: UP minister (Source: NDTV)

1334. 1.02 PM, April 20, 2020

Maharashtra: A 25-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 has given birth to a healthy baby boy at the hospital. The woman was admitted to the hospital on April 16.

The baby is not infected with COVID-19 and is kept in a separate ward: Sassoon hospital official, Pune (Source: ANI)

1333. 12.18 PM, April 20, 2020

The Odisha government has ramped up testing in Bhubaneshwar and other parts of the state. A total of 10,641 samples were tested in the state so far of which 10,573 tested negative (Source: The Hindu)

1332. 12.11 PM, April 20, 2020

80% of Coronavirus cases in India are asymptomatic, a matter of concern: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

1331. 11.58 AM, April 20, 2020

Telangana first state to extend lockdown till May 7, food delivery apps not allowed (Source: NDTV)

1330. 11.55 AM, April 20, 2020

Andhra Pradesh doctors set record, conduct 5,508 COVID-19 tests per day (Source: NDTV)

1329. 11.38 AM, April 20, 2020

Sensex rises 160.41 pts to 31,749.13 in opening session; Nifty advances 45.50 pts to 9,312.25 (Source: PTI)

1328. 11.35 AM, April 20, 2020

108 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Gujarat today. Now the total positive cases in the state stand at 1851, including 106 discharged and 67 deaths: Health ad Family Welfare Department, Government of Gujarat

1327. 11.29 AM, April 20, 2020

Youth and 12-year-old girl tests COVID-19 positive in Noida. Total number of cases in Noida now 97 (Source: NDTV)

1326. 11.24 AM, April 20, 2020

There has been violence against healthcare workers, violation of social distancing norms, movement of vehicles in urban areas: MHA to States (Source: PTI)

1325. 11.15 AM, April 20, 2020

“Something like this is calamitously challenging for the WHO. And then you have the decision of the US to withhold funding at this weak time. The US contributes something like 15% of the WHO budget,” Says Shashi Tharoor (Source: The Hindu)

1324. 11.10 AM, April 20, 2020

Patna: The departments of Bihar government have resumed functioning with limited

1323. 11.04 AM, April 20, 2020

Violation of lockdown measures posing serious health hazard to public, risks spread of COVID-19: MHA to States (Source: PTI)

1322. 10.51 AM, April 20, 2020

“Government of India has written to Government of Kerala over dilution of guidelines issued by MHA and violation of MHA Order dated 15th April 2020 issued under the Disaster Management Act 2005” (Source: India Today)

1321. 10.47 AM, April 20, 2020

Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha secretariats resume functioning today, after 30 days. All vehicles are being sanitized at the entry point (Source: NDTV)

1320. 10.33 AM, April 20, 2020

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 543 in country; number of cases climb to 17,265: Health Ministry

1319. 6.59 PM, April 19, 2020

Delhi’s Tughlakabad Extension Becomes Third Largest Hotspot | After 38 positive reported in Tughlakabad, it has become Delhi’s third-largest hotspot. Earlier most cases were reported in Nizamuddin Markaz and Chandni Mahal area.

Delhi CM tweets there will be no relaxation of the lockdown in Delhi.

1318. 6.56 PM, April 19, 2020

Two New Cases in Kerala | Two new coronavirus cases have been reported from Kannur and Kasaragod districts in Kerala. The person from Kannur had returned from Abu Dhabi and the person from Kasargod had returned from Dubai. 270 people have recovered so far in the state, says Office of Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja.

Tamil Nadu Reports Over 100 Cases in Last 24 Hours | What can be called as a sharpest spike, Tamil Nadu reported 105 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 1,477 out which 411 have recovered so far.

No Relaxation in Curfew Till May 3, Says Punjab CM | Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh stated that no relaxation will be given in the Covid-19 curfew in the state, except as needed to ensure coronavirus free procurement of wheat, till May 3. The situation will be reviewed again, he added.

1317. 6.53 PM, April 19, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 19 April 2020, 17:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 16116

Recovered – 2302

Deaths – 519

1316. 6.14 PM, April 18, 2020

Chhota Bheem to telecast on Doordarshan amid COVID-19 lockdown (Source: Republic)

1315. 6.09 PM, April 18, 2020

States must provide buses to transport stuck migrant workers to their homes: PIL (Source: PTI)

1314. 6.07 PM, April 18, 2020

Delhi govt has so far identified 71 containment zones; some people not following order, stepping out of homes in these areas: CM Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

1313. 6.00 PM, April 18, 2020

Railways operate special freight trains for speedy delivery of essential items (Source: TOI)

1312. 5.52 PM, April 18, 2020

Coronavirus in West Bengal: Death toll increases to 12, active cases to 178 (Source: Huffpost)

1311. 5.44 PM, April 18, 2020

Plea in Supreme Court for allowing migrant workers to return to hometowns after coronavirus tests (Source: TOI)

1310. 5.28 PM, April 18, 2020

Mortality rate due to COVID-19 in India around 3.3 PC: Health Ministry

1309. 5.10 PM, April 18, 2020

West Bengal police detained Left Front Chairperson Biman Bose and other party workers today in Kolkata who was protesting alleging  improper distribution of ration and low percentage of COVID-19 testing in the state (Source: ANI)

1308. 5.02 PM, April 18, 2020

Commissioners and Directors of all commisionerates and directorates to attend office with 10% staff (Source: ANI)

1307. 4.47 PM, April 18, 2020

“For stranded foreign citizens whose, visa validity will be extended till May 3 without any charges. No penalty for overstaying will be levied”: Home Ministry

1306. 4.44 PM, April 18, 2020

RT-PCR test is standard frontline test for COVID-19 diagnosis; rapid antibody test to be used for surveillance: Health Ministry

1305. 4.29 PM, April 18, 2020

All 10 active cases in Meghalaya are linked to doctor who died (Source: The Hindu)

1304. 4.09 PM, April 18, 2020

33 of 92 COVID-19 patients, more than one-third, cured and discharged from hospitals so far in UP’s Gautam Buddh Nagar, no fresh case in last 24 hrs: Official data (Source: PTI)

1303. 4.05 PM, April 18, 2020

Seven more die due to COVID-19 in Gujarat; state death toll rises to 48: Official (Source: PTI)

1302. 4.01 PM, April 18, 2020

India’s leadership helped South Asia to contain coronavirus so far, European think-tank (Source: TOI)

1301. 3.48 PM, April 18, 2020

A 52-year-old senior doctor from Pune’s Sassoon General Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: The Hindu)

1300. 3.40 PM, April 18, 2020

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 480; cases climb to 14,378 (Source: TOI)

1299. 3.25 PM, April 18, 2020

176 new COVID-19 in Gujarat; state count now 1,272: Official (Source: PTI)

1298. 3.00 PM, April 18, 2020

Delhi government asks officials to move all non-coronavirus patients from dedicated hospitals to other facilities by Sunday (Source: PTI)

1297. 2.44 PM, April 18, 2020

There are 1,767 COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi, out of which 67 were reported on Friday. There have been 42 deaths in the national capital, 911 patients are admitted at hospitals, of which 27 are in ICUs and 6 are on ventilators, says Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain

1296. 2.37 PM, April 18, 2020

Humanity will overcome pandemic, says PM Narendra Modi as he hails ministries for helping people in lockdown (Source: TOI)

1295. 2.14 PM, April 18, 2020

Over 25 sailors of the Indian Navy have been tested positive in a naval base in Mumbai for the novel coronavirus. The infected naval officers have been quarantined in a naval hospital in Mumbai. As per a  report in HT, all the sailors are in their 20s except for one.

1294. 11.35 AM, April 18, 2020

Delhi: Meeting of Group of Ministers (GoM) over COVID19, underway at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence. (Source: ANI)

1293. 10.58 AM, April 18, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 18 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 14378

Recovered – 1992

Deaths – 480

1292. 5.51 PM, April 17, 2020

A few states have taken positive steps to address school fee-related issues during lockdown, hope others will consider too: HRD Minister (Source: PTI)

1291. 5.45 PM, April 17, 2020

Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan holds meeting with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Senior health officials via video conference (Source: ANI)

1290. 5.40 PM, April 17, 2020

3 cops enforcing lockdown attacked in Rajasthan’s Tonk (Source: TOI)

1289. 5.30 PM, April 17, 2020

“Where there is will, there is way”: Rahul Gandhi praises Congress-ruled states’ fight against Covid-19 (Source: TOI)

1288. 5.16 PM, April 17, 2020

Maharashtra State Housing Department has issued instructions to landlords to postpone rent collection by at least 3 months (Source: Huffpost)

1287. 5.00 PM, April 17, 2020

Reviewing government order on refunds, need some clarifications: Vistara (Source: NDTV)

1286. 4.50 PM, April 17, 2020

Kerala has focused well on containment strategy, contact tracing and testing. Similar efforts are being made in other parts of the country: Health Ministry (Source: The Hindu)

1285. 4.37 PM, April 17, 2020

1007 new Covid-19 cases, 23 deaths reported in the last 24 hours: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health (Source: ANI)

1284. 4.27 PM, April 17, 2020

A security guard accused of infecting a family in Delhi’s Defence Colony has tested negative for Covid-19 (Source: NDTV)

1283. 4.19 PM, April 17, 2020

“Before lockdown, doubling rate of Covid-19 cases was about 3 days, but according to data in the past 7 days, doubling rate of cases now stands at 6.2 days”: Health Ministry (Source: ANI)

1282. 4.10 PM, April 17, 2020

Cricket Club of India to donate Rs 51 lakh to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the flight against Covid-19 pandemic (Source: PTI)

1281. 3.58 PM, April 17, 2020

Keep everyday record of contacts, avoid mass gathering at roll calls: Govt guides CAPFs on Covid-19 (Source: TOI)

1280. 3.35 PM, April 17, 2020

The Kerala cabinet has recommended that the Centre re-categorised some of the state’s districts since several of them have very few Covid-19 cases while one has seen a spurt in patients (Source: The Telegraph)

1279. 3.21 PM, April 17, 2020

Covid-19 patient dies of multiple ailments at AIIMS, Patna; Bihar Coronavirus toll goes up to two: Official (Source: PTI)

1278. 3.17 PM, April 17, 2020

Bengal finance minister writes to Nirmala Sitharaman to allow corporate funds for Covid-19 from CSR kitty (Source: TOI)

1277. 3.13 PM, April 17, 2020

India removes export curbs on formulations from Paracetamol (Source: The Hindu)

1276. 2.58 PM, April 17, 2020

Around 150 defy lockdown for temple festival in Karnataka (Source: Huffpost)

1275. 2.45 PM, April 17, 2020

Indian women’s hockey team to raise funds for poor affected by nationwide lockdown (Source: PTI)

1274. 2.35 PM, April 17, 2020

The Health Department has said it will issue a protocol for the use of the rapid test kits in the community (Source: The Hindu)

1273. 2.29 PM, April 17, 2020

RBI’s steps will “improve credit supply”, help farmers and poor: PM Modi

1272. 2.25 PM, April 17, 2020

Uttarakhand Police personnel have voluntarily donated around Rs 3 crores to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to combat Covid-19: Ashok Kumar, DG Law & Order (Source: ANI)

1271. 2.11 PM, April 17, 2020

Rajasthan’s success in imposing strict lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus has come at huge costs to its economy, prompting fears of mass unemployment & hunger (Source: Huffpost)

1270. 2.06 PM, April 17, 2020

“Migrants backbone of any city should be incentivised to make them feel safe in Delhi & other towns”: Ajay Maken (Source: PTI)

1269. 2.03 PM, April 17, 2020

Kirana stores go ‘online’ using e-commerce platforms (Source: TOI)

1268. 1.24 PM, April 17, 2020

DRDO testing facility shifted to Delhi from Gwalior for swift delivery (Source: TOI)

1267. 1.15 PM, April 17, 2020

No student  should be restricted from attending online classes: Sisodia tells Delhi private schools (Source: PTI)

1266. 1.11 PM, April 17, 2020

Chandigarh admin asks Punjab, Haryana governments to run offices with minimum staff (Source: ET)

1265. 12.46 PM, April 17, 2020

A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on its way to Chandigarh carrying samples for Covid-19 testing from Ladakh had to make an emergency landing on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in UP’s Baghpat due to a technical fault on Thursday (Source: TOI)

1264. 12.38 PM, April 17, 2020

No case has been reported in last 15 days from 3 locations in the national capital, including Dilshad Garden, 60 containment zones identified till now: Delhi Health Min Satyendar Jain on ‘Operation Shield’ that is being conducted in areas from where Covid-19 cases are reported (Source: ANI)

1263. 12.33 PM, April 17, 2020

Three persons, including a six-month-old infant girl, have tested positive for Covid-19 in Bihar, taking the total number of Coronavirus cases in the state to 83 (Source: NDTV)

1262. 12.26 PM, April 17, 2020

Private schools to charge tuition fee monthly, mandated to pay salaries to both contractual and full-time staff during lockdown: Manish Sisodia (Source: PTI)

1261. 12.20 PM, April 17, 2020

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the activities of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) and their assistance to civilian authorities to contain the spread of Covid-19 (Source: ANI)

1260. 12.16 PM, April 17, 2020

One more person infected with Covid-19 succumbed in Meerut on Thursday night, taking the number of casualties in Uttar Pradesh to 14 (Source: The Hindu)

1259. 12.09 PM, April 17, 2020

Mumbai case count crosses 2000-mark, total confirmed cases now 2919 (Source: ET)

1258. 11.36 AM, April 17, 2020

Ninety-two new Covid-19 cases take tally to 1,021 in Gujarat: Health official

1257. 11.34 AM, April 17, 2020

“No downtime of internet or mobile banking during the lockdown. ATM operations stood at 91% of the full capacity”: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

1256. 11.29 AM, April 17, 2020

Two more persons succumbed to Covid-19 in Gujarat, taking toll to 38: Health Official (Source: PTI)

1255. 10.59 AM, April 17, 2020

“RBI to take further measures to:

– maintain adequate liquidity in system

-facilitate and incentivise bank credit flows

-ease financial stress and

-enable formal functioning of markets”: Shahikanta Das

1254. 10.49 AM, April 17, 2020

Nearly 50% of Coronavirus patients in Bengaluru have recovered (Source: TOI)

1253. 10.34 AM, April 17, 2020

“It has been decided to reduce the fixed reverse repo rate under liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 4% to 3.75%, with immediate effect” RBI Governor

1252. 10.14 AM, April 17, 2020

“The mission is to do whatever it takes to prevent the epidemiological curve from steepening any further,” says RBI Governor

1251. 10.02 AM, April 17, 2020

Sensex gains 930.73 points; currently at 31,533.34

1250. 9.57 AM, April 17, 2020

PM  Narendra Modi’s address extending the lockdown watched by a record 203 million TV viewers (Source: All India Radio News)

1249. 9.43 AM, April 17, 2020

India’s COVID-19 testing numbers cross 3 lakh; total cases rise to 13,887, 437 deaths: ICMR

1248. 9.12 AM, April 17, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 17 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 13387

Recovered – 1749

Deaths – 437

1247. 5.17 PM, April 16, 2020

2 persons from Morigaon have tested Covid-19 positive. They both are secondary contacts of ‘Nizamuddin Markaz’ attendees. The cumulative number of patients in Assam now stands at 34. So Far 5 patients have been cured: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (Source: ANI)

1246. 5.11 PM, April 16, 2020

No more Covid-19 disinfectant tunnels in Tamil Nadu. Human beings are not building to be sprayed with disinfectants said a senior health official (Source: TOI)

1245. 5.09 PM, April 16, 2020

“Rapid anti-body test kits arrived from China, their sensitivity and specificity is less. We are using them only to keep a watch on the trend” ICMR Spokesperson

1244. 5.00 PM, April 16, 2020

India has decided to supply anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to 55 countries: Govt sources (Source: PTI)

1243. 4.43 PM, April 16, 2020

Telangana to invoke tough laws to curb attack on doctors (Source: TOI)

1242. 4.32 PM, April 16, 2020

264 people have been arrested & 60 vehicles seized since morning till 1200 hours today for violating ‘total safety restrictions’: Kolkata Police (Source: ANI)

1241. 4.13 PM, April 16, 2020

In wake of surge in cases from certain pockets in Surat, Gujarat govt has decided to impose curfew in 4 police station jurisdiction areas of the city from tonight to April 22. Only women will be allowed to go out to buy essential items from 1-4 PM (Source: The Hindu)

1240. 4.02 PM, April 16, 2020

Sensex rises 222 points to end at 30,602; Nifty advances 67 points to 8,992 (Source: NDTV)

1239. 3.52 PM, April 16, 2020

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Naqvi asks state waqf boards to ensure strict implementation of lockdown and social distancing during Ramzan starting next week (Source: NDTV)

1238. 3.45 PM, April 16, 2020

Delhi HC agrees to hear a petition on increase in domestic violence cases during lockdown (Source: ET)

1237. 3.39 PM, April 16, 2020

Covid-19: Aviation min likely to come up with guidelines on refunds for cancelled flight tickets (Source: TOI)

1236. 3.31 PM, April 16, 2020

Covid-19 containment starts with the identification of hotspots and their categorization into Red, Orange & Green Zones: Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (Source: ANI)

1235. 2.37 PM, April 16, 2020

“I may disagree with PM Modi, but this is no time to fight; it is time to fight virus unitedly”: Cong leader Rahul Gandhi

1234. 2.32 PM, April 16, 2020

‘We took away the right of migrants to stay with their families’, says Kannan Gopinathan (Source: TOI)

1233. 2.21 PM, April 16, 2020

Tamil Nadu officials to keep an eye on migrant labourers after Bandra incident (Source: The Hindu)

1232. 12.37 PM, April 16, 2020

Fishery, horticulture, animal husbandry, and all the vertically integrated processes whether it is marketing or logistics, all of them have been exempted to make that our Rabi harvest is taken care of: Dr Rajiv Kumar (VC, NITI Aayog) [Source: CNN News18]

1231. 12.15 PM, April 16, 2020

72 South Delhi families asked to self-quarantine after pizza delivery boy tests COVID-19 positive (Source: IndiaTVNews)

1230. 12.08 PM, April 16, 2020

Andaman and Nicobar Education Department comes up with the idea to teach them through television. Local Cable TV operator and Doordarshan Kendra in Port Blair contacted and the classes are starting from today. (Source: All India Radio News)

1229. 11.38 AM, April 16, 2020

Food Business operators get relief after FSSAI extends renewal date of food license, registration and filling of annual, half-yearly returns to 30th June 2020 and 31th July 2020 respectively. (Source: All India Radio News)

1228. 10.43 AM, April 16, 2020

Finance Minister Sitharaman to meet PM Modi today for stimulus 2.0. (Source: CNN News18)

1227. 10.34 AM, April 16, 2020

A 66-year-old man dies due to Coronavirus in Karnataka. This is the 13th death in the state. (Source: Times Now)

1226. 10.11 AM, April 16, 2020

Rupee slips 34 paise to all-time low of 76.78 against US dollar in early trade. (Source: PTI)

1225. 9.39 AM, April 16, 2020

A suspected Corona patient runs away from a hospital in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur. (Source: Times Now)

1224. 8.39 AM, April 16, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 16 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 12,380

Recovered – 1,489

Deaths – 414

#Nagaland Patient shifted to Assam

1223. 6.02 PM, April 15, 2020

Covid-19 cases in India rises to 11,933 (Source: India Today)

1222. 5.40 PM, April 15, 2020

West Bengal to provide aid to migrant labourers, families stranded in other states: CM Mamata Banerjee (Source: TOI)

1221. 5.35 PM, April 15, 2020

In last 24 hours, 1,076 fresh Coronavirus cases reported: Health Ministry (Source: PTI)

1220. 5.19 PM, April 15, 2020

Movement will not be allowed in containment zones, except for those related with essential services: Health Ministry (Source: India Today)

1219. 5.05 PM, April 15, 2020

38 hotspots declared in Bengaluru, Karnataka: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

1218. 4.52 PM, April 15, 2020

Casino industry in Goa offers help in tackling the situation arising out of the Coronavirus crisis and helping the people stranded in the state due to the national lockdown (Source: ET)

1217. 4.42 PM, April 15, 2020

Health Ministry declares 170 districts hotspots, identifies 207 as non-hotspots (Source: TOI)

1216. 4.34 PM, April 15, 2020

Daliganj hospital in Lucknow to be sealed (Source: India Today)

1215. 4.27 PM, April 15, 2020

In buffer zones, outside the containment zones, testing will also be done for those with influenza-like symptoms and breathlessness (Source: The Hindu)

1214. 4.20 PM, April 15, 2020

Here are the relaxations for the agriculture sector from April 20 amid National Lockdown 2.0:

  • Farming activities
  • Procurement of produce
  • Mandis operated by APMC
  • Shops for agri machinery
  • Manufacturing of fertilisers, pesticides & seeds
  • Retail of fertilisers, pesticides & seeds
  • Distribution of fertilisers, pesticides & seeds
  • Inter & intra state movement of machines

1213. 4.16 PM, April 15, 2020

Mumbai migrant instigator Vinay Dubey has been taken to Court (Source: Times Now)

1212. 4.14 PM, April 15, 2020

Banks in Tamil Nadu to function from 10 am to 2 pm until May 3 (Source: The Hindu)

1211. 4.08 PM, April 15, 2020

70 fresh cases of Coronavirus have been reported in U.P in last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state stands at 727 (Source: Times Now)

1210. 4.00 PM, April 15, 2020

West Bengal government makes wearing masks compulsory for patients, relatives when visiting hospitals (Source: ET)

1209. 3.51 PM, April 15, 2020

12 more Covid-19 positive cases reported today; 8 from Jaipur, 1 from Dausa, 1 from Tonk, 1 from Jhunjhunu. Total number of positive cases in the state stands at 1046 now: Rajasthan Health Department (Source: ANI)

1208. 3.44 PM, April 15, 2020

Sensex ends 310.21 pts lower at 30,379.81; Nifty drops 68.55 pts to 8,925.30 (Source: PTI)

1207. 3.31 PM, April 15, 2020

Chairman & members of UPSC have decided to voluntarily forego 30% of basic pay (Source: ET)

1206. 2.56 PM, April 15, 2020

Railways to make 30,000 PPE overall this month and one lakh in May (Source: TOI)

1205. 2.51 PM, April 15, 2020

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan holds a high-level meeting through video conferencing with WHO officials on measures to combat (Source: ANI)

1204. 2.31 PM, April 15, 2020

Ola has partnered with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to enable essential medical trips in Mumbai. BMC has been provided with dedicated cars for every ward in the city to ferry health workers and paramedical staff across wards and their homes: Ola statement (Source: ANI)

1203. 2.24 PM, April 15, 2020

Rupee slips 17 paise to an all-time low of 76.44 (provisional) against US dollar (Source: PTI)

1202. 2.19 PM, April 15, 2020

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani isolates self after MLA he met tests Coronavirus +ve (Source: TOI)

1201, 2.10 PM, April 15, 2020

With the collaboration, products like hand sanitisers, anti-smoking/nicotine gums, multivitamin tablets, experdine gargle amongst others, made available to consumers via robust delivery channels across 45 cities.

1200. 1.57 PM, April 15, 2020

Cipla Health, a subsidiary of Cipla, on Wednesday declared it had partnered with Swiggy, Zomato, and Dunzo for home deliveries of over-the-counter wellness products in the wake of the nationwide lockdown.

Cipla Health CEO Shivam Puri said, “We have collaborated with these premier delivery partners as their expertise, coupled with our suppliers, will allow us to reach out to a larger segment of the population.” 

1199. 1.42 PM, April 15, 2020

Section 144 has been imposed in Bengaluru City until April 20 (Source: Times Now)

1198. 1.30 PM, April 15 2020

Allegedy refused ambulance, man in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore rushed to hospital on scooter dies (Source: NDTV)

1197. 1.20 PM, April 15, 2020

17 more Covid-19 cases reported in Karnataka. The total number of Coronavirus positive cases in the state is now at 277, including 75 discharged & 11 deaths. Of the 17 new cases, 9 are workers of a pharmaceutical company in Mysuru: Karnataka Government (Source: ANI)

1196. 1.08 PM, April 15, 2020

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma has said that of the 68 tested so far, six have come out positive in the state. All those who tested positive for Coronavirus are family members and helpers of the first Covid-19 positive case (Source: India Today)

1195. 12.54 PM, April 15, 2020

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has written a letter to Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh, seeking an investigation into yesterday’s gathering Bandra (Source: ANI)

1194. 12.47 PM, April 15, 2020

A 69-year old person from Chikkaballapura dies of Coronavirus in Bengaluru, Covid-19 related toll in Karnataka increases to 11: Health Minister Sriramulu (Source: PTI)

1193. 12.40 PM, April 15. 2020

Stranded migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh to get Rs 1,000, says CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan (Source: India Today)

1192. 12.32 PM, April 15, 2020

Covid-19 cases cross 500 marks in AP, 19 new cases reported (Source: ET)

1191. 12.26 PM, April 15, 2020

Consolidated MHA guidelines on Coronavirus lockdown: Service provided by self-employed persons e.g, electricians, plumbers, motor mechanics, and carpenters are allowed to operate (Source: ANI)

1190. 12.20 PM, April 15, 2020

Another woman tests positive for Covid-19 in Assam (Source: Firstpost)

1189. 12.09 PM, April 15, 2020

MGNREGA works allowed from April 20: Govt in revised guidelines (Source: India Today)

1188. 11.57 AM, April 15, 2020

The total number of Coronavirus cases in Indore went up to 544 after 117 new cases were reported from the Madhya Pradesh city on Wednesday (Source: ET)

1187. 11.35 AM, April 15, 2020

We will get rapid testing kits in one or two days and will begin random testing from the day we receive the kits: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain (Source: TOI)

1186. 11.30 AM, April 15, 2020

Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani will undergo a Coronavirus test on Wednesday as a precautionary measure (Source: Firstpost)

1185. 11.22 AM, April 15, 2020

A patient can walk into the kiosk & a nasal or oral swab will be collected by healthcare professionals from outside, through built-in gloves. The kiosk is automatically disinfected without the need for human involvement, making the process free of infection spread: Govt of India

(Source: ANI)

1184. 11.16 PM, April 15, 2020

Delhi: Police personnel today checked identity cards and passes of people amid the movement of vehicles at Delhi-Ghazipur border, amid Coronavirus lockdown (Source: ANI)

1183. 11.08 PM, April 15, 2020

Markets open in green: Sensex jumps over 600 points, Nifty above 9,100-mark; RIL, ICICI Bank, L&T rally (Source: Firstpost)

1182. 11.00 PM, April 15, 2020

Coronavirus in West Bengal: Traders suffer losses on Poila Boishakh, clashes in Asansol (Source: HuffPost)

1181. 10.56 PM, April 15, 2020

Iscon Mall at Ahmedabad’s SG Highway has opened its doors to migrant workers who are stranded in the city on the Municipal Corporation’s behest (Source: The Quint)

1180. 10.50 AM, April 15, 2020

Rajasthan sees 29 new cases of Coronavirus (Source: India Today)

1181. 10.44 AM, April 15, 2020

Industries operating in rural areas to be permitted to run from April 30 with strict social distancing norms: MHA (Source: PTI)

1179. 10.36 AM, April 15, 2020

In Dharavi, five more persons have tested positive to Coronavirus (Source: India Today)

1178. 10.30 AM, April 15, 2020

Rupee opens at 76.06 against US dollar (Source: ET)

1177. 10.17 AM, April 15, 2020

Services provided by self-employed electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, motor mechanics, carpenters to be allowed from April 20: MHA (Source: PTI)

1176. 10.00 AM, April 15, 2020

From April 20 activities permitted include agricultural, horticultural, farming, procurement of agri products, ‘mandis’: MHA guidelines (Source: PTI)

1175. 9.55 AM, April 15, 2020

All social, political, sports, religious functions, religious places, places of worship shall be closed for public till May 3: MHA on lockdown (Source: PTI)

1174. 9.52 AM, April 15, 2020

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues National Directives for COVID19 management. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public places, workplaces. Spitting in public places shall be punishable with fine. (Source: ANI)

1173. 9.42 AM, April 15, 2020

Delhi Police officials are feeding hungry monkeys, birds and cows apart from providing food to poor people amid the coronavirus lockdown. (Source: News18)

1172. 8.52 AM, April 15, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 15 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 11,439

Recovered – 1,306

Deaths – 377

1171. 5.52 PM, April 14, 2020

Centre wasted time during initial days of COVID-19 outbreak & implemented lockdown in haste: Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury

1170. 5.46 PM, April 14, 2020

BMC to hire private doctors for treating COVID-19 patients (Source: ET)

1169. 5.32 PM, April 14, 2020

4 more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Odisha, taking the total number of cases in the state to 60 including 1 death and 18 cured/discharged: State Health Department (Source: ANI)

1168. 5.20 PM, April 14, 2020

Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Dharavi (Source: Firstpost)

1167. 5.05 PM, April 14, 2020

Plans for MGNREGA approved to kick-start work after lockdown: Union Minister Tomar

1166. 4.52 PM, April 14, 2020

Private hospital, diagnostic centre shut; 65 staff members of state-run KGMU in Lucknow quarantined after patient who came in their contact tests positive for Covid-19: Officials (Source: PTI)

1165. 4.40 PM, April 14, 2020

Till now 1036 people have been cured. Yesterday 179 people were diagnosed and found cured: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry

1164. 4.32 PM, April 14, 2020

Over 2.3 lakh samples tested so far: Indian Council of Medical Research

1163. 4.24 PM, April 14, 2020

For Covid-19, 2.3 lakh samples have been tested so far: ICMR

1162. 4.21 PM, April 14, 2020

11 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra’s Palghar; cases rise to 53 in the district (Source: PTI)

1161. 4.07 PM, April 14, 2020

Producer Karim Morani tests positive for second time, days after daughters get discharged (Source: Firstpost)

1160. 4.00 PM, April 14, 2020

Pune hospital nurse tests positive for Covid-19 (Source: Firstpost)

1159. 3.52 PM, April 14, 2020

Mass testing is the key to fighting Covid-19, but we are nowhere in the game: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

1158. 3.50 PM, April 14, 2020

Four Covid-19 patients pass away in Pune (Source: Firstpost)

1157. 3.45 PM, April 14, 2020

An area where 1 or 2 positive cases are found is considered an ‘Orange Zone’. It is monitored & declared a ‘Red Zone’ if more cases are found there: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

1156. 3.33 PM, April 14, 2020

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to reconsider its directives asking industries & shops/commercial establishments to continue paying full wages to their workers during Covid-19 lockdown, as it may push them to bankruptcy: Punjab Chief Minister’s Office

1155. 2.29 PM, April 14, 2020

Kerala FM puts out a 3-point reminder to the Centre

“There is no option other than extending the lockdown. But Centre must learn lessons from the past 3 weeks. 1. Without extensive testing lockdown won’t be effective. 2. Without income support, compliance will be low. 3. Without additional resources, states will be constrained.

(Source: ANI)

1154. 2.25 PM, April 14, 2020

Three Covid-19 patients cured; discharged from Mumbai hospital (Source: ET)

1153. 2.20 PM, April 14, 2020

With today’s announcement of extending complete lockdown in the country till May 3, metro rail service will continue to be suspended tillMay 3: DS Mishra, Secretary of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Source: ANI)

1152. 2.16 PM, April 14, 2020

Decision to resume construction work from 15 April in UP stands cancelled (Source: Firstpost)

1151. 1.57 PM, April 14, 2020

Odisha police fines 167 persons for not wearing masks (Source: Firstpost)

1150. 1.54 PM, April 14, 2020

“Delhi will fully implement PM’s lockdown measures”: Arvind Kejriwal

1149. 1.48 PM, April 14, 2020

All domestic and international commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till 11.59 pm of May 3: Aviation Ministry (Source: PTI)

1148. 1.29 PM, April 14, 2020

PM has not talked about plight of migrant workers quarantined at state borders and govt intends to do about them: Cong

1147. 1.19 PM, April 14, 2020

No advance reservation of trains tickets, including e-tickets, till further orders; online cancellation facility remains functional: Railways (Source: ET)

1146, 1.13 PM, April 14, 2020

Centre sets up 20 control rooms to address wage related issues due to lockdown (Source: Firstpost)

1145. 1.04 PM, April 14, 2020

Shah Rukh Khan donates 25,000 PPE kits to Maharshtra medical staff, state health minister thanks actor (Source: Firstpost)

1144. 12. 59 PM, April 14, 2020

Two deaths, 34 new Covid-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh (Source: ET)

1143. 12.54 PM, April 14, 2020

121 new Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra; state tally surges to 2,455: Health official

1142. 12.49 PM, April 14, 2020

The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Indore rise to 411: Indore’s Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr Praveen Jadiya (Source: ANI)

1141. 12.43 PM, April 14, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) commends India’s timely and tough actions to stop Covid-19: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, on extension of lockdown until May 3

1140. 12.33 PM, April 14, 2020

121 new Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra; state tally surges to 2,455: Health official

1139. 12.24 PM, April 14, 2020

Ensure proper lockdown but see to it that no one faces problem: Home Minister Amit Shah tells state governments (Source: PTI)

1138. 10.00 AM, April 14, 2020

~ PM Modi starts addressing the nation

~ PM lauds countrymen in the fight against COVID-19

~ Tribute to Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar by striving towards our goal to fight against the COVID-19.

~ Economy losses are nothing as compared to saving the lives of Indians.

~ More than 1 Lakh bed facilities made available.

~ Social Distancing and lockdown helped India

~ Lockdown extended till May 3

~ Need to take care of our elders in the family, follow AYUSH directive to boost immunity, use Aarogya Setu app

~ Analysis until 20 Apr to evaluate efforts in regions in terms of following restrictions. Areas may be considered free to move under restrictions.

~ Detailed guidelines will be published on 15 Apr 2020.

1137. 9.55 AM, April 14, 2020

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday praised frontline workers battling against the coronavirus pandemic in India despite the lack of resources. (Source: News18)

1136. 9.29 AM, April 14, 2020

Nation awaits PM Narendra Modi’s 4th address during the 1st phase of lockdown. A graded lockdown is most likely to be announced.

1135. 9.22 AM, April 14, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 14 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 10,363

Recovered – 1,036

Death – 339

1134. 5.43 PM, April 13, 2020

Kashmir reports 25 fresh cases of Covid-19; total risres to 270 (Source: PTI)

1133. 5.40 PM, April 13, 2020

Karnataka forms six member panel to advise government on Covid-19 (Source: ET)

1132. 5.31 PM, April 13, 2020

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM, seeks 10 kg grains per person to NFSA beneficiaries and to those who may not have ration cards till September (Source: PTI)

1131. 5.15 PM, April 13, 2020

97 people tested for Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh today, of which 28 were negative & results of 69 are awaited. Currently, the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state is at 32, including 15 active cases, 12 recovered & 1 death: N Jindal State Special Secy (Source: Health Ministry)

1130. 4.54 PM, April 13, 2020

Core Strategy Group on Covid-19 working on molecular surveillance, rapid and economical diagnostic, new drugs: Health Ministry (Source: PTI)

1129. 4.49 PM, April 13, 2020

Assam government launches helpline for people of the state stranded elsewhere (Source: ET)

1128. 4.47 PM, April 13, 2020

Lockdown in Tamil Nadu to be extended till April 30 (Source: ET)

1127. 4.43 PM, April 13, 2020

First consignment of testing kits from China will arrive in India on April 15: ICMR

1126. 4.25 PM, April 13, 2020

146 hotspots have been identified in 15 districts. There are 1,71,232 houses there with 9,78,055 people. Barricading has been done at all these areas, sanitisation has been done here. 401 positive cases found here: Awanish K Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Dept (Source: ANI)

1125. 4.21 PM, April 13, 2020

India to host Asian Boxing Championship in November-December this year, BFI confident of Covid-19 storm passing (Source: PTI)

1124. 4.15 PM, April 13, 2020

Internationally acclaimed sand artist from Odisha, Sudarshan Pattnaik says he has put on auction five of his sand art-on-canvas paintings to raise funds for fight against Coronavirus (Source: PTI)

1123. 4.00 PM, April 13, 2020

Regular visa, e-visa of foreigners stranded in India due to Covid-19 extended till April 30: MHA

1122. 3.37 PM, April 13, 2020

Sensex slides 469.60 points to close at 30,690.02; Nifty down 118.05 points at 8,993.85 (Source: PTI)

1121. 3.29 PM, April 13, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation today with Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam. The two leaders discussed the situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic & the steps being taken to address this challenge: PrimeMinister’s office (Source: ANI)

1120. 3.12 PM, April 13, 2020

Nitish Kumar-led govt must persuade Centre to provide financial package to Bihar to fight Covid-19: Tejaswi Yadav

1119. 3.01 PM, April 13, 2020

Supreme Court today deferred for 4 weeks, all the petitions before it which sought directions or orders to ‘bring back Indians stranded in various countries abroad’ (Source: ANI)

1118. 2.52 PM, April 13, 2020

Bihar govt needs to be proactive in combating Covid-19, it is hoping ‘fire will douse on its own’: Tejaswi Yadav

1117. 2.24 PM, April 13, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 10 AM on April 14 (Source: ANI)

1116. 2.21 PM, April 13, 2020

Rupee settles 1 paise higher at 76.27 (provisional) against US dollar (Source: PTI)

1115. 2.16 PM, Apri 13, 2020

Jute sacking bag is an important material classified under Essential Commodities Act. Spoke to CMs of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, & Assam & requested them to resume production of jute sacking bags for the forthcoming paddy procurement season: Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Textiles (Source: ANI)

1114. 2.10 PM, April 13, 2020

India recorded 796 new cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the nation’s total to 9,152 confirmed cases as of Monday, according to the country’s health ministry (Source: CNN)

1113. 1.54 PM, April 13, 2020

Delhi: The sale of vegetables & fruits at Azadpur Mandi to be done from 6 am – 11 am & 2 pm – 6 pm from today. Odd-Eve rule to be followed by traders according to their shed numbers to maintain social distancing (Source: ANI)

1112. 1.40 PM, April 13, 2020

Drone used to sanitize area in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash 1 (Source: NDTV)

1111. 1.36 PM, April 13, 2020

Leading stock exchange NSE said it has contributed Rs 26 crore towards PM-CARES Fund and a few state government funds in the fight against the novel Coronavirus pandemic (Source: ET)

1110. 1.34 PM, April 13, 2020

Hyundai Motor donates Rs 5 crore to Tamil Nadu CM relief funds (Source: ET)

1109. 1.22 PM, April 13, 2020

One more tests positive for Covid-19 in Assam, cases rise to 30: Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

1108. 1.14 PM, April 13, 2020

15 more Covid-19 cases reported in Karnataka, total number of Coronavirus positive cases in the state at 247, including 6 deaths & 59 discharged. Of the 15 new cases, 13 have contact history, 1 has history of travel to Delhi & 1 has history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (Source: ANI)

1107. 1.05 PM, April 13, 2020

The way doctors, nurses, police personnel, sanitation workers etc are frontline workers, the same way media persons are also frontline workers. Media persons should also take care and follow all precautions: Union I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar (Source: ANI)

1106. 1.00 PM, April 13, 2020

Two persons, who were discharged from a hospital in Noida near Delhi last Friday after testing negative from Coronavirus, have been readmitted to the hospital after the third round of tests showed positive results (Source: NDTV)

1105. 12.52 PM, April 13, 2020

52-year-old Gazetted Officer of Punjab Police, posted in Ludhiana, tests positive. He had been unwell for the past week and has been put on a ventilator. SOP is being followed: KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secy, Punjab Disaster Management (Covid-19) (Source: ANI)

1104. 12.46 PM, April 13, 2020

82 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra; state tally rises to 2,064: Health official

1103. 12.37 PM, April 13, 2020

Border Security Force (BSF) distributes ration & face masks to the needy in Amritsar, Punjab amid Coronavirus lockdown (Source: ANI)

1102. 12.34 PM, April 13, 2020

Maharashtra has reached 2000 cases, total count now stands at 2,064 cases. Most of the numbers being added are from Mumbai and Pune-Pimpri Chinchwad areas. 82 cases in 12 hours (Source: ET)

1101. 12.25 PM, April 13, 2020

Wearing masks now mandatory in Ahmedabad, hefty fines for violators (Source: ET)

1100. 12.12 PM, April 13, 2020

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath has expressed concern over shifting of some NSA detainees from one district to another despite the lockdown, as some of them later tested positive for Coronavirus (Source: NDTV)

1099. 12.03 PM, April 13, 2020

Google chief Sundar Pichai has donated Rs 5 Crore to give India (Source: ET)

1098. 12.00 PM, April 13, 2020

22 new Covid-19 positive cases & 1 death reported today; total number of positive cases in Indore is 328 & total 33 deaths: Indore Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. Praveen Jadia (Source: ET)

1097. 11.53 AM, April 13, 2020

Covid-19 curve of Kerala has started to flatten: Minister (Source: NDTV)

1096. 11.49 AM, April 13, 2020

Jitendra Awhad, Housing Minister, quarantines himself at home after coming in contact with Covid-19 positive cop (Source: ET)

1095. 11.42 AM, April 13, 2020

Amazon will begin to put new grocery delivery customers on a wait list and curtail shopping hours at some Whole Foods stores to prioritize orders from existing customers buying food online during the Coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday (Source: ET)

1094. 11.29 AM, April 13, 2020

12 more Covid-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh (8 in Guntur, 2 in Chittoor and 1 each in Krishna & West Godavari), taking the total number of positive Coronavirus cases in the state to 432: State’s Covid-19 Nodal Officer (Source: ANI)

1093. 11.24 AM, April 13, 2020

Chandigarh university delivers 500 liters hand sanitizer to AIIMS, New Delhi (Source: ET)

1092. 11.13 AM, April 13, 2020

22 more Covid-19 cases & 2 more deaths (Ahmedabad & Vadodara) related to the virus reported in Gujarat. Total Coronavirus positive cases in the state at 538, including 26 deaths & 47 discharged: Gujarat Health Department

1091. 11.10 AM, April 13, 2020

Rupee slips 8 paise to 76.36 against US dollar in early trade (Source: PTI)

1090. 11.05 AM, April 13, 2020

There are 43 containment zones in Delhi today. If there are 3 or more positive cases in an area then we are declaring it a hotspot. 180 random samples were collected from Dilshad Garden yesterday. Rapid testing kits are awaited: Delhi Health Ministry Satyendra Jain

1089. 11.02 AM, April 13, 2020

28 Covid-19 cases from Delhi cancer hospital, 4th patient tests positive (Source: NDTV)

1088. 10.59 AM, April 13, 2020

Covid-19 cases rise to 815 in Rajasthan after 11 more people test positive (Source: PTI)

1087. 10.51 AM, April 13, 2020

TS EAMCET, ICET and other CETs postponed by Telangana Government as lockdown extended till April 30. (Source: Times Now)

1086. 10.37 AM, April 13, 2020

Dwarka District Police has partnered with Mahindra Logistics (Alyte) to launch FREE CAB SERVICE for Senior Citizens & Women in Need of Support in Dwarka Subcity. The service may be used in case of any medical or other emergencies/ for genuine essential services. Cabs will ply from 8 AM to 8 PM & one cab will be available at night on helpline 9773527222.  ( Source: Dwarka District Police Official Twitter handle)

1085. 10.20 AM, April 13, 2020

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 9152

Recovered – 857

Death – 308

1084. 10.08 AM, April 13, 2020

First Covid-19 case in Nagaland has been reported, the man from Dimapur tests positive (Source: India Today)

1083. 11.49 AM, April 12, 2020

Govt denies claims that COVID-19 can be spread by household pets. (Source: All India Radio News)

1082. 11.45 AM, April 12, 2020

The Union science and technology ministry will fund in a first of such cases, a firm to make COVID-19 vaccine. Pune-based Seagull Biosolutions to use existing Active Virosome Tech to develop two agents to produce 19 types of neutralising antibodies to fight Coronavirus. (Source: TOI)

1082. 11.40 AM, April 12, 2020

British Airways to fly back 900 UK nationals stranded in Gujarat due to lockdown: Officials (Source: PTI)

1081. 10.07 AM, April 12, 2020

At least six employees working at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace and Towers hotel in south Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus. (Source: Quint)

1080. 9.23 AM, April 12, 2020

As per Health Ministry (as on 12 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 8356

Recovered – 716

Death – 273

1079. 8.06 PM, April 11, 2020

Schools in the state to remain closed till June 10: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Source: ANI)

1078. 8.03 PM, April 11, 2020

Karnataka announces 15 more days of lockdown with some relaxations. The coronavirus-driven lockdown will continue for another 15 days, but relaxations will be allowed in a graded manner, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said after a four-hour-long video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

‘Agriculture and industrial sectors will be given relaxation. Government offices will be allowed to work with partial strength. But the PM said detailed guidelines will be issued in two days,’ Yediyurappa said, briefing reporters.

1077. 7.52 PM, April 11, 2020

1035 new cases of COVID-19 reported in India in last 24 hours. (Source: All India Radio News)

1076. 7.37 PM, April 11, 2020

Assam: No new case reported during last 40 hours. So far 29 positive cases reported while 1 person lost his life. (Source: All India Radio News)

1075. 7.26 PM, April 11, 2020

Around 2.65 crore HCQ tablets are available to the private sector, Joint Secretary (Health) Lav Agarwal said. (Source:

1074. 7.07 PM, April 11, 2020

Fire breaks out in a shelter home near Kashmiri Gate in Delhi. Multiple fire engines present at the spot. (Source: NDTV)

1073. 7.01 PM, April 11, 2020

The Jammu & Kashmir Government released Rs 27 crore under the State Disaster Response Fund for sustenance of relief & response operations for COVID19 in the state. (Source: Quint)

1072. 6.54 PM, April 11, 2020

Council of ministers asked to resume work in ministries from Monday. One third of essential staff need to be present in ministries: Sources

Number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai goes up to 1182: Civic body

(Source: PTI)

1071. 6.49 PM, April 11, 2020

Tamil Nadu reports 58 new COVID 19 cases, one more death. Total stands at 969: Govt (Source: PTI)

1070. 6.41 PM, April 11, 2020

Dedicated COVID Hospitals are being put in place with coordinated efforts of Centre & States; more than 586 Covid hospitals have become functional with more than 1 Lakh isolation beds & 11,500 ICU beds: Health Ministry during media briefing on Coronavirus. (Source: PIB)

1069. 6.36 PM, April 11, 2020

As per Health Ministry (on 11 April 2020, 17:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 7529

Recovered – 653

Death – 242

1068. 6.34 PM, April 11, 2020

Without containment and lockdown, Covid-19 may have spiraled to 8.2 lakh cases by now: Government (Source: HT)

1067. 2.18 PM, April 11, 2020

Donation to PM-CARES fund via employers eligible for Section 80G benefit. (Source: Times Now)

1066. 1.54 PM, April 11, 2020

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the nation-wide lockdown. (Source: HT)

1065. 1.17 PM, April 11, 2020

Exploring novel blood plasma therapy for COVID-19 | The treatment aims at using the immune power gained by a recovered person to treat a sick person

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) an Institution of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology has obtained a go-ahead for taking a bold step to provide innovative treatment to patients suffering from COVID-19 disease. Technically called “convalescent-plasma therapy”, the treatment aims at using the immune power gained by a recovered person to treat a sick person. Indian council for medical research (ICMR) the top authorising body in India has given approval to the SCTIMST for carrying out the novel treatment. “We have applied for age cut off to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for permissions for relaxation of the norms for blood donation,” said Dr Asha Kishore Director, SCTIMST. (Source: MIB)

1064. 1.01 PM, April 11, 2020

Fact Check

Claim: A prominent newsportal has claimed Hydroxychloroquine stocks in Mumbai have run out

Fact: MoHFW has allocated 34 lakh tablets of HCQ to Maharashtra upto 9 April. So supply is much more than present requirement. It has also made its own procurement. (Source: PIB)

1063. 12.11 PM, April 11, 2020

In view of the rising number of cases in Maharashtra, CM Uddhav Thackeray tells PM to extend lockdown till April 30th at least. (Source: CNN)

1062. 11.50 AM, April 11, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wears mask during a meeting with Chief Ministers through Video Conferencing. (Source: All India Radio News)

1061. 11.48 AM, April 11, 2020

With 92 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, state tally reaches 1,666: Officials (Source: PTI)

1060. 11.13 AM, April 11, 2020

183 new confirmed cases of novel CoronaVirus reported in Delhi. (Source: All India Radio News)

1059. 10.38 AM, April 11, 2020

PM Narendra Modi is looking at the possibility of creating 3 zones – red, yellow and green – depending on the Covid19 cases that have been reported. (Source: HT)

1058. 10.26 AM, April 11, 2020

As of now, 13500 PPE kits are being loaded on trucks and being taken to our godowns: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain (Source: ANI)

1057. 10.16 AM, April 11, 2020

Over 37,000 relief camps set up in country; more than 1 cr people being provided food: Home Ministry (Source: All India Radio News)

1056. 9.35 AM, April 11, 2020

As per Health Ministry, as on : 11 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 7447

Recovered – 643

Death – 239

1055. 5.55 PM, April 10, 2020

Govt to give life insurance cover up to Rs 35 lakh to FCI officials, labourers if succumbed to Covid-19 while on duty: Food Minister (Source: PTI)

1054. 5.39 PM, April 10, 2020

Cab driver, who sold four taxis and wife’s ornaments to build hospital in sister’s memory near Kolkata, offers the 50-bed facility to West Bengal govt as a quarantine centre for suspected Covid-19 patients (Source: PTI)

1053. 5.27 PM, April 10, 2020

Petrol pumps across Odisha come up with No Mask, No Petrol/Diesel/CNG rule, in an effort to strictly enforce the state government’s order making wearing of face masks mandatory while going out of homes. Odisha has decided to impose fines on the violators. Rs 200 will be levied for the first three offences and Rs 500 on every subsequent violation (Source: News18)

1052. 5.22 PM, April 10, 2020

Six Thai nationals, who tested positive for Coronavirus and are undergoing treatment at a government hospital near Erode in Tamil Nadu, arrested for allegedly indulging in religious preaching in violation of visa norms: police (Source: PTI)

1051. 5.17 PM, April 10, 2020

Punjab cabinet extends curfew restrictions till April 30: Special Chief Secretary KBS Sidhu (Source: PTI)

1050. 5.13 PM, April 10, 2020

NCW launches WhatsApp number to report domestic violence during lockdown – 7217735372 (Source: ET)

1049. 5.03 PM, April 10, 2020

Covid-19: 16,002 tests were conducted on Thursday and only 0.2 PC cases tested positive, says health ministry (Source: PTI)

1048. 4.59 PM, April 10, 2020

Uttar Pradesh govt will soon allow people from abroad to donate money in UP Covid Care Fund: Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi (Source: ANI)

1047. 4.55 PM, April 10, 2020

Woman dies in Rajasthan; 57 fresh cases reported (Source: ET)

1046. 4.52 PM, April 10, 2020

No community transmission in the country yet, no need to panic; but remain aware and alert: Health Ministry

1045. 4.48 PM, April 10, 2020

Haryana to pay double salary to government doctors, nurses (Source: ET)

1044. 4.40 PM, April 10, 2020

NHRC asks Centre about arrangements made for mentally ill people on streets during Covid-19 lockdown: Official (Source: PTI)

1043. 4.34 PM, April 10, 2020

Home Minister reviewed protection of Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh borders via a video-conference meeting with officers of BSF India. HM asked to strengthen vigilance at borders, esp. at areas without border-fencing and asked not to allow any cross-border movement (Source: Ministry of Health)

1042. 4.29 PM, April 10, 2020

We have more than 3 times of our hydroxychloroquine requirements, says Health Ministry (Source: ET)

1041. 4.12 PM, April 10, 2020

Covid-19 cases spike to 431 in Uttar Pradesh, with 21 fresh cases being reported today. Out of the total number, 32 have been cured/discharged while four others died. 8671 people are in quarantine & 459 others are in isolation wards: State Health Department (Source: ANI)

1040. 4.05 PM, April 10, 2020

To ramp up the country’s testing capacity for Covid-19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approves the use of diagnostic machines meant for testing drug-resistant tuberculosis for conducting coronavirus tests (Source: PTI)

1039. 3.59 PM, April 10, 2020

A lekhpal & a panchayat secretary have been suspended for negligence after 18 labourers fled a quarantine centre in Pipri Shadipur village in Pisawan area allegedly due to lack of facilities at the centre: Sitapur District Magistrate Akhilesh Tiwari (Source: ANI)

1038. 3.55 PM, April 10, 2020

Countries must not squander chance to control Coronavirus, says WHO (Source: TOI)

1037. 3.52 PM, April 10, 2020

Two more persons test positive for Covid-19 in Puducherry on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases to seven in the union territory (Source: PTI)

1036. 11.36 AM, April 10, 2020

11 lakh construction workers in UP have been provided Rs 1,000 each in their accounts: UP CM Yogi Adityanath (ANI)

1035. 11.32 AM, April 10, 2020

World faces worst crisis since “Great Depression”: IMF Chief (Source: NDTV)

1034. 11.15 AM, April 10, 2020

Four people confirm positive for Covid-19 in Udhampur district, taking total number of cases in J&K to 188 (Source: PTI)

1033. 11.09 AM, April 10, 2020

65-year-old woman, who had tested positive, dies in Jaipur, taking toll in Rajasthan to eight (Source: TOI)

1032. 10.58 AM, April 10, 2020

In the hotspots identified in Delhi, we are conducting door-to-door medical scanning of the residents. 6000 houses have been scanned in Nizamuddin area also, one person tested positive for Covid-19: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain (Source: ANI)

1031. 10.54 AM, April 10, 2020

Sector 9 in Gurugram, Haryana has been sealed by the district administration. The locality has been sealed under the containment plan to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (Source: ANI)

1030. 10.48 AM, April 10, 2020

46 new positive cases in Gujarat in past 12 hours, taking the state’s tally to 308 cases (Source: TOI)

1029. 10.41 AM, April 10, 2020

ADB assures USD 2 bn support package to India to fight against Covid-19 (Source: PTI)

1028. 10.37 AM, April 10, 2020

All government departments told to cut expenses by 60% due to Covid-19 (Source: The Wire)

1027. 10.34 AM, April 10, 2020

Mobile testing pods to collect samples of suspected COVID patients in Sangrur (Source: ET)

1026. 10.24 AM, April 10, 2020

5 more people, two of them Nizamuddin event attendees, test positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai’s Dharavi: BMC (Source: PTI)

1025. 9.25 AM, April 10, 2020

The Northeast recorded its first death due to coronavirus disease Covid-19 early on Friday when a 65-year-old patient passed away at Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH). The patient, who had travelled to Saudi Arabia recently, had also attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area last month and returned to Hailakandi on March 18.

1024. 9.12 AM, April 10, 2020

As per Health Ministry on 10 April 2020 (08:00 GMT+5:30)

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 6412

Active Cases – 5709

Recovered – 504

Death – 199

1023. 9.08 AM, April 10, 2020

Government Response Stringency Index is a score assigned to countries by researchers of the University of Oxford based on 7 indicators. A higher score means a country has taken stricter measures. India is among 18 countries with a score of 100, the highest value. (Source: HT)

1022. 7.45 PM, April 9, 2020

Odisha becomes the first state to extend lockdown till April 30.

1021. 7.36 PM, April 9, 2020

Nearly 200 Indian American organisations have lauded Indian government’s ”proactive initiatives” to curb the COVID19 spread in India. (Source: WION)

1020. 5.50 PM, April 9, 2020

Seven persons test positive for Coronaviryus in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district; number of cases in the state rises to 18 (Source: PTI)

1019. 5.39 pm, April 9, 2020

Spicejet to carry critical medical supplies to Chennai and Bengaluru (Source: ET)

1018. 5.33 PM, April 9, 2020

The year 2020 could see worst global economic fallout since Great Depression in 1930s: IMF

1017. 5.31 PM, April 9, 2020

There are active cases of Covid-19 in Haryana out of which 106 patients are linked to Tablighi Jamaat: Haryana Minister Anil Vij (Source: ANI)

1016. 5.24 PM, April 9, 2020

CM ML Khttar released an amount of Rs 5 Crore to 2,588 panchayats in the state to carry out sanitisation work. The amount will be given to panchayat samitis, whose annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh. The panchayat samitis, whose income is over Rs 2 lakh, can spend Rs 20,000 on sanitisation (Source: Moneycontrol)

1015. 5.19 PM, April 9, 2020

12,236 FIRs have been registered against 39,857 people under Section 188 of IPC for violating the Lockdown. 78 cases have been registered in connection with circulation of fake news related to Covid-19 (Source: ET)

1014. 5.07 PM, April 9, 2020

Govt should use Rs 51,500 crore USO funds, if it wants extension of benefits to all prepaid feature phone users: COAI (Source: PTI)

1013. 5.04 PM, April 9, 2020

24 new Covid-19 cases detected in Jammu and Kashmir; total no, of cases in UT 184: Government spokesperson (Source: PTI)

1012. 4.43 PM, April 9, 2020

Ten teams of Coronavirus specialists sent to nine states: Health ministry official (Source: PTI)

1011. 4.40 PM, April 9, 2020

1,30,000 samples tested for Covid-19 so far in country: ICMR official

1010. 4.38 PM, April 9, 2020

Indian Railways has produced about 6 lakh reusable face masks and over 4,000 litres of hand sanitiser: Health ministry official (Source: PTI)

1009. 4.35 PM, April 9, 2020

Hospitals should follow infection control guidelines so that medical staff don’t contract Covid-19: Health ministry official (Source: PTI)

1008. 4.29 PM, April 9, 2020

540 cases of Coronavirus infection and 17 deaths due to it reported since Wednesday: Health ministry official (Source: PTI)

1007. 4.26 PM, April 9, 2020

In order to prepare 80,000 isolation beds, Indian railways are converting 5,000 coaches into isolation units, of which 3,250 have been converted: Health ministry (Source: ANI)

1006. 4.24 PM, April 9, 2020

Covid-19: Orders for 49,000 ventilators places, supply is under way, says health ministry official (Source: PTI)

1005. 4.08 PM, April 9, 2020

20 companies manufacturing personal protective gear in India, order for 1.7 cr of such gear already places: Health ministry official (Source: PTI)

1004. 4.08 PM, April 9, 2020

Jharkhand dependent on Centre forresources, needs special financial package to deal with Covid-19 crisis: CM Hemant Soren to PTI

1003. 4.02 PM, April 9, 2020

Lifting lockdown ‘big challenge’, must be given considered thought: Hemant Soren to PTI

1002. 3.35 PM, April 9, 2020

Chief Minister coordinate with each other to help out people stranded outside their home state: Hemant Soren to PTI

1001. 3.31 PM, April 9, 2020

India considers initiatives to check Covid-19 as efforts to jointly deal with it in SAARC region without being bound by formalities (Source: PTI)

1000. 3.21 PM, April 9, 2020

Rupee settes 6 paise higher at 76.28 (provisional) against US dollar (Source: PTI)

999. 3.17 PM, April 9, 2020

Pak will get free hand to block India’s initiatives if Covid-19 related interactions are brought under SAARC umbrella (Source: PTI)

998. 3.11 PM, April 9, 2020

LNJP Hospital to create additional 500 beds for Covid-19 patients: Delhi govt order (Source: PTI)

997. 3.05 PM, April 9, 2020

Pak attempting to score narrow political goals by trying to bring COVID-19 related interactions under formal SAARC umbrella (Source: PTI)

996. 2.35 PM, April 9, 2020

GB Pant hospital removed from list of designated Covid-19 facilities: Delhi govt order (Source: PTI)

995. 2.27 PM, April 9, 2020

Twelve fresh cases of Covid-19 reported in Bihar, number of afflicted rises to 51: Official (Source: PTI)

994. 2.05 PM, April 9, 2020

Karnataka cabinet has approved 30 per cent cut in salaries of Ministers and MLAs in the state for 1 year: Law Minister J C Madhuswamy (Source: PTI)

993. 1.56 PM, April 9, 2020

India’s fixed broadband, mobile mean download speeds dip in March 2020 amid Coronavirus pandemic: Ookla (Source: NDTV)

992. 1.53 PM, April 9, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for facilitating export of raw materials to Brazil for production of hydroxychloroquine, cited by many as viable therapeutic solution to fight Coronavirus infection (Source: PTI)

991. 1.39. PM, April 9, 2020

National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune ties up with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) for production of medical devices.

2 new innovations:

  1. Hand held Digital IR thermometer
  2. 2. Oxygen Enrichment Unit

(Source: CSIR)

990. 1.35 PM, April 9, 2020

55 new Covid-19 cases in Gujarat; state tally rises to 241: Govt official (Source: PTI)

989. 1.23 PM, April 9, 2020

48 year old Coronavirus patient dies in Guj: state toll rises to 17: Govt official (Source: PTI)

988. 1.19 PM, April 9, 2020

Odisha to extend lockdown till April 30; schools to remain closed till June 17: CM Naveen Patnaik (Source; PTI)

987. 1.04 PM, April 9, 2020

Maharashtra cyber police has noted increase in fake news, hate and communal content over Coronavirus on social media in last few days; 132 cases registered so far: Official (Source: PTI)

986. 12.30 PM, April 9, 2020

Delhi’s Chief inister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the government has identified 20 Covid-19 hotspots that will be sealed to arrest the spread of the virus. Here is the list:

  1. Entire affected street near Gandhi Park, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi
  2. Entire affected street of Gali No 6, L1 Sangam Vihar, New Delhi
  3. Shahajahanabad society, Plot No 1, Sector 11, Dwarka
  4. Dinpur village
  5. Markaz and Nizamuddin Basti
  6. Nizamuddin West (G and D block) areas
  7. B Block Jhangirpuri
  8. H No 141 to H No 180, Gali No 14, Kalyanpuri Delhi
  9. Mansara Apartments, Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi
  10. 3 streets of Khichirpur, Delhi
  11. Gali No 9, Pandav Nagar, Delhi 110092
  12. Vardhaman Apartments, Mayur Vihar, Phase I, Extension, Delhi
  13. Mayurdhwaj Apartments, IP Extension, Patparganj, Delhi
  14. Gali No 4, from H No, J-3/115 (Nagar Dairy) to H. No. J-3/108 (towards Anar wali Masjid Chowk), Kishan Kunj Extension, Delhi
  15. Gali No 4, from H No J-3/101 to H No. J-3/107 Krishan Kunj Extension Delhi
  16. Gali No. 5, A Block (From H No. A-176 to A-189), West Vinod Nagar, Delhi 110092
  17. J,K,L & H Pockets, Dilshad Garden
  18. G, H, J, Blocks, old Seemapuri
  19. 19. F-70 to 90, Dilshad Colony
  20. Pratap Khand, Jhilmil Colony

985. 12.07 PM, April 9, 2020

The Resident Doctors’ Association at AIIMS Bhopal has written a letter to the Director of the institute regarding “abusive behaviour and physical assault by policemen on resident on-duty doctors” (Source: ANI)

984. 11.52 AM, April 9, 2020

Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar chaired meeting via videoconference with state agriculture ministers, He appreciated efforts of states for their proactive role in agriculture activities even during this challenging time of COVID 19 pandemic: Agriculture Ministry (Source: ANI)

983. 11.50 AM, April 9, 2020

A high level meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Covid-19 being held at the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Source: ANI)

982. 11.44 AM, April 9, 2020

162 new Coronavirus cases in Maha; tally jumps to 1,297: Health Officials (Source: PTI)

981. 11.42 AM, April 9, 2020

55 new Covid 19 cases in Gujarat; state tally rises to 241: Govt Officials (Source: PTI)

980. 11.39 AM, April 9, 2020

A doctor who tested positive for COVID19 passes away, taking the death toll in Indore to 22. Total number of positive cases in Indore are 213: PRO, MGM Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh (Source: ANI)

979. 11.34 AM, April 9, 2020

Doorstep distribution of ‘Take-Home Ration’ to beneficiaries underway by Anganwadi workers due to lockdown in Chungthang Tribal project, North Sikkim district: Ministry of Women and Child Development (Source: ANI)

978. 11.20 AM, April 9, 2020

55 new positive cases of Covid-19 reported in Gujarat including 50 cases in Ahmedabad, 2 in Surat, 1 case each in Dahod, Anand and Chotta Udepur each; the total number of positive cases in the state are 241: Gujarat Health Department (Source: ANI)

977. 11.18 AM, April 9, 2020

Chennai: Disinfectant tunnel put up for two-wheeler drivers at Maduravioal, for prevention of Covid-19 transmission (Source: ANI)

976. 11.16 AM, April 9, 2020

Rajasthan records 30 more cases of Coronavirus; state’s tally at 413: Officials (Source: PTI)

975. 11.09 AM, April 9, 2020

80-year-old woman diagnosed with Coronavirus after developing severe respiratory problems dies of cardiac arrest in Karnataka’s Gadag district; toll in state touches 6: Officials (Source: PTI)

974. 10.44 AM, April 9, 2020

India shall do everything possible to help humanity’s fight against Covid-19: PM Modi in response to US Prez thanking India for HCQ decision (Source: PTI)

973. 10.40 AM, April 9, 2020

Till now, there are 669 Covid-19 positive cases including 426 cases from Markez, in Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain (Source: ANI)

972. 10.35 AM, April 9, 2020

Sanitation workers in North Delhi Municipal Corporation wear personal protective gear for the collection of garbage from the houses of the quarantined in the Paharganj area, for prevention of Covid-19 transmission (Source: ANI)

971. 10.33 AM, April 9, 2020

Dwarka sector -11 situated Shahjahanabad Apartments have been declared as ‘containment zone’ by the Delhi Government. All movements have been completely barred from here, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Source: ANI)

970. 10.24 AM, April 9, 2020

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meeting with senior officials today (Source: ANI)

969.10.17 AM, April 9, 2020

Jharkhand reports its first Covid-19 case (Source: PTI)

968. 9.45 AM, April 9, 2020

As per Health Ministry, as on 09 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 5734

Active cases – 5095

Recovered – 473

Deaths – 166

967. 9.35 AM, April 9, 2020

Sensex rallies 739.91 pts to 30,633.87 in opening session; Nifty surges 171.85 pts to 8,920.60 (Source: PTI)

965. 9.12 AM, April 9, 2020

Total 540 new confirmed cases of COVID19 reported in the country during the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 5,734 and 473 patients have recovered so far, 166 died: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Source: HT)

964. 7.51 PM, April 8, 2020

Maharashtra reports 117 fresh COVID-19 cases; tally jumps to 1135: Health official

963. 7.30 PM, April 8, 2020

30 healthcare workers at AIIMS Delhi advised quarantine after 72-year-old man, who visited the facility with neurological problem, tests positive for coronavirus. (Source: PTI)

962. 7.09 PM, April 8, 2020

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 5274

Recovered – 411

Deaths – 149

961. 7.04 PM, April 8, 2020

Ministry of Home Affairs Spokesperson has tweeted, “So far, 31 states and UTs have announced cash relief ranging from 1000-6000 rupees. Cash disbursement to more than 2 crore construction workers & food disbursement to 29 lakh+ construction workers has been done thus far.” (Source: Official Twitter Account)

960. 5.52 PM, April 8, 2020

Fourteen new Covid-19 cases detected in Jammu and Kashmir; total cases rise to 139: Officials (Source: PTI)

959. 5.47 PM, April 8, 2020

CM Kejriwal calls high-level meeting with ministers, top officers of Delhi govt to discuss measures to check COVID-19 spread: Official (Source: PTI)

958. 5.38 PM, April 8, 2020

Doctors, healthcare professionals are ‘warriors’, have to be protected: Supreme Court tells Centre (Source: PTI)

957. 5.28 PM, April 8, 2020

Supreme court suggests that centre should create mechanism wherein private laboratories conducting Covid-19 tests do not charge exorbitant fees (Source: PTI)

956. 5.21 PM, April 8, 2020

6 Coronavirus patients died in Pune since Tuesday night, death toll in the district rises to 14: Official (Source: PTI)

955, 5.16 PM, April 8, 2020

2 health workers terminated from service for refusing to work at quarantine centre in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district: Official (Source: PTI)

954. 5.12 PM, April 8, 2020

United face of political leadership was visible in PM’s meeting with floor leaders in time of crisis: Union Minister Prahlad Joshi (Source: PTI)

953. 5.04 PM, April 8, 2020

Cuttack district collector in Odisha continues to work without leave even after the death of his 98-year-old father (Source: PTI)

952. 5.01 PM, April 8, 2020

Covid 19 cases rise to 141 in Haryana after 11 more people test positive: Health Department (Source: PTI)

951. 4.56 PM, April 8, 2020

Don’t stop MPLAD funds, ready to give away full salary: TMC at meeting with PM (Source: PTI)

950. 4.35 PM, April 8, 2020

Total 1,21,271 tests for Covid-19 have been done so far: ICMR official

949. 4.33 PM, April 8, 2020

Centre has told states to continue its focus on building hospitals and on surveillance and contact tracing (Source: PTI)

948. 4.29 PM, April 8, 2020

Sufficient stock of hydroxychloroquine available in country: Health ministry official (Source: PTI)

947. 4.26. PM, April 8, 2020

PM said he will try and implement suggestions on Covid-19 crisis put forth by various leaders in all-party meeting: Ghulam Nabi Azad (Source: PTI)

946. 4.22 PM, April 8, 2020

Once on the verge of starvation following lockdown, differently-abled man in Lucknow now serving food at community kitchen to thousands of deprived families (Source: PTI)

945. 4.19 PM, April 8, 2020

Wear masks in public places in Mumbai or face action under IPC section 188: BMC (Source: PTI)

944. 4.15 PM, April 8, 2020

Government’s priority is to save each and every life: PM Narendra Modi tells political leaders during interaction on Covid-19 outbreak (Source: PTI)

943. 2.46 PM, April 8, 2020

UP Govt decides to completely seal 15 districts from midnight April 13. The govt will be providing essential services in these places.

– Lucknow

– Agra

– Gaziabad

– Gautam Buddh Nagar

– Kanpur

– Varanasi

– Shamli

– Meerut

– Bareilly

– Bulandshahar

– Firozabad

– Maharajganj

– Sitapur

– Saharanpur

– Basti

942. 2.37 PM, April 8, 2020

Rupee falls to near-record low against US dollar at 76.34

941. 2.34 PM, April 8, 2020

In Maharashtra, the Public Service Commission (MPSC) Exam postponed in view of the COVID19 Pandemic. (Source: All India Radio News)

940. 1.55 PM, April 8, 2020

UN Chief Antonio Guterres suspends rotation and deployments of the peacekeepers until June 30 to mitigate the risk of transmission of the novel Coronavirus. (Source: All India Radio News)

939. 1.43 PM, April 8, 2020

Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (SNCF) is committed to providing 10000 PPE Kits for Doctors and Front liners in Delhi. SNCF comes forward to Heal, Enrich & Empower the nation (Source: Official Twitter Handle)

938. 1.37 PM, April 8, 2020

The Centre decides to create “larger force” to replace frontline workers engaged in various works to tackle COVID-19 and its exponential increase, asserts India faces significantly higher threat from pandemic. (Source: Source: PTI)

937. 1.14 PM, April 8, 2020

Govt mulls extending lockdown as COVID-19 cases in India cross 5,000. (Source: HT)

936. 12.57 PM, April 8, 2020

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to ensure free testing for patients with COVID-19 symptoms by creating a mechanism to reimburse private labs. “This will ensure that people do not have to pay,” the top court said. (Source: India Today)

935. 12.48 PM, April 8, 2020

Not just schools and universities, but it seems the entertainment industry is also moving to the online space as well. Here is an example. In collaboration with YouTube India, composer Anirudh Ravichander performed a live concert Moonu To Master from the safety of his house, to celebrate eight years of his career, taking song requests and enthralling fans. (Source: Hindu)

934. 12.18 PM, April 8, 2020

More than 29 million hydroxychloroquine doses bought by US have come from India: Trump (Source: TOI)

933. 12.15 PM, April 8, 2020

India has partially eased restrictions on the export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and paracetamol (Source: HT)

932. 12.12 PM, April 8, 2020

S President Donald Trump on Monday warned India of retaliation if the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is not supplied to the US. The Centre has said that India will be supplying essential drugs to neighbouring countries and those that are badly affected by the pandemic.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “We will also be supplying these essential drugs to some nations who have been particularly badly affected by the pandemic. We would therefore discourage any speculation in this regard or any attempts to politicise the matter.” (Source: India Today)

931. 11.15 AM, April 8, 2020

60 new Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra; state tally jumps to 1,078: Health official (Source: PTI)

930. 10.16 AM, April 8, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kashmir confirms third death; J&K tally stands at 125 (Source: Republic)

929. 10.12 AM, April 8, 2020

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to hold meeting with all Delhi MPs on #coronavirus via video conference. (Source: PTI)

928. 9.40 AM, April 8, 2020

Two more people die of coronavirus in Maharashtra’s Pune; toll in district climbs to 10: Officials (Source: PTI)

927. 6.55 AM, April 8, 2020

Two sources two data sets:

Government of India:

Active Cases: 4312

Cured/Discharged 352

Deaths: 124

Time Stamp: 7:00 PM April 7, 2020

The Hindu – Online edition

Active Cases: 4573

Cured/Discharged: Cured/Discharged/Migrated: 573

Deaths: Deaths 167

926.5.48 PM, April 7, 2020

All passengers who booked tickets on IRCTC – run 3 trains will get full refund, says IRCTC after cancelling bookings till Apr 30 (Source: PTI)

925. 5.38 PM, April 7, 2020

Chinese Army releases Indian abducted on March 19 from near McMahon line in Arunachal Pradesh (Source: PTI)

924. 5.36 PM, April 7, 2020

Head constable of Hyderabad police tests positive for novel coronavirus, 17cops in quarantine (Source: PTI)

923. 5.19 PM, April 7, 2020

Guangdong Province of China has donated 50K masks to its Sister State Gujarat. Masks arrived in India yesterday: Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong (Source: All India Radio News)

922. 5.10 PM, April 7, 2020

Home Minister asks authorities to take quick and stern action against individuals involved in hoarding and black marketing (Source: PTI)

921. 4.42 PM, April 7, 2020

8 Kyrgyzstan nationals, quarantined in Karnataka’s Bidar district, booked for violating visa rules by indulging in Islamic missionary activities (Source: PTI)

920. 4.33 PM, April 7, 2020

1,07,006 tests have been done till date. 11795 tests were conducted until yesterday in which 2530 are in the private sector. Currently, 136 government labs are working and 59 private labs have been given permission: R Ganga Ketkar, Indian Council of Medical Research (Source: ANI)

919. 4.18 PM, April 7, 2020

Illegal stock of N-95 masks and sanitisers seized in Mumbai; 2 held (Source: PTI)

918. 4.11 PM, April 7, 2020

Eight Covid-19 deaths in country since Monday: Health ministry official (Source: PTI)

917. 4.08 PM, April 7, 2020

Total COVID-19 cases in country rise to 4,421; 354 of them reported since Monday: Health ministry official (Source: PTI)

916. 3.58 PM, April 7, 2020

65 year old coronavirus patient flees from community health centre in UP’s Baghpat after breaking window pane; found with help of locals at brick kiln (Source: PTI)

915. 3.54 PM, April 7, 2020

UP Shia Waqf Board decides to close all graveyards ahead of Shab-e-Baraat (Source: PTI)

914. 3.52 PM, April 7, 2020

Lot of states and experts requesting Central government to extend lockdown; Centre thinking in this direction (Source: PTI)

913. 3.51 PM, April 7, 2020

Will extend lockdown if need arises: MP CM (Source: PTI)

912. 3.47 PM, April 7, 2020

40 booked in UP’s Balrampur district for defying lockdown norms & coming out on roads with candles on Sunday night: Police Lockdown21 (Source: PTI)

911. 3.46 PM, April 7, 2020

Three COVID-19 patients die in Pune; district toll reaches 8: Official (Source: PTI)

910. 3.41 PM, April 7, 2020

Supreme court today issued notice to Assam Government on a plea seeking ‘release of persons from detention centers in the state who have completed more than 2 years to avoid spreading of COVID19, as centers are overcrowded’ (Source: ANI)

909. 2.02 PM, April 7, 2020

CM Edappadi Palaniswami launches district wise helpline numbers to help farmers sell product & sort out transport, pass and storage issues. CM also waived off cold storage fees for fruits & vegetables till 30th April, ahead of mango harvest: Tamil Nadu CM Office (Source: ANI)

908. 2.00 PM, April 7, 2020

Sensex rises by 2046.58 points, currently at 29,637.53: Nifty at 8,667.15 (Source: ANI)

907. 1.58 PM, April 7, 2020

Transfer all money under ‘PM Cares’ fund to ‘Prime Ministers National Relief Fund’ for efficiency, transparency, accountability: Sonia to PM (Source: PTI)

906. 1.55 PM, April 7, 2020

All foreign visits of President, PM Union ministers, CMs, state ministers and bureaucrats must be put on hold: Sonia Gandhi to PM (Source: PTI)

905. 1.50 PM, April 7, 2020

We have prepared detailed plan to take over private hospitals if cases of Coronavirus rises up to 30,000 in Delhi: CM Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

904. 1.47 PM, April 7, 2020

Impose complete ban on media ads- TV, print and online – by govt and PSUs for two years: Sonia Gandhi to PM on fighting COVID-19 (Source: PTI)

903. 1.42 PM, April 7, 2020

Today, Group of Ministers had an extensive discussion on the prevailing situation post lockdown. We shared appreciation for the Union Cabinet’s decision to reduce the salaries of all MP’s for a year & also the suspension of MPLADS funds for 2 years: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (Source: ANI)

902. 1.38 PM, April 7, 2020

Delhi government to takeover 12,000 hotel rooms in wake of spike in number of Coronavirus cases: CM Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

901. 1.36 PM, April 7, 2020

Currently, 2,950 beds are reserved for COVID-19 patients: Delhi CM Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

900. 1.32 PM, April 7, 2020

Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Karnataka; total number of infections in state at 175: Govt (Source: PTI)

899. 1.28 PM, April 7, 2020

Delhi government to conduct one lakh random tests for COVID-19 in hotspot areas: CM Arvind Kejriwal (Source: PTI)

898. 1.21 PM, April 7, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the government has prepared a 5T plan to control the spread of Coronavirus. The 5Ts are:

1. Random testing

2. Tracing of contacts

3. Treatment of positive cases

4. Teamwork

5. Tracking and monitoring

(Source: India Today)

897. 1.14 PM, April 7, 2020

Two policemen on lockdown enforcing duty attacked by miscreants in Bhopal (Source: PTI)

896. 1.08 PM, April 7, 2020

WhatsApp to limit sharing of frequently forwarded messages to only one chat at a time to combat spreading fake news (Source: PTI)

895. 12.46 PM, April 7, 2020

“Till now, there’re total 308 COVID19 positive cases incl 168 Tablighi Jamaat returnees. We’ve 10 testing labs in the state today. UP COVID-Care Fund will be used for strengthening of healthcare system incl establishing more testing facilities & COVID19 hospitals” CM Yogi Adityanath

(Source: ANI)

894. 12.37 PM, April 7, 2020

Delhi Fire Service and South Delhi Municipal Corporation Conduct sanitisation outside Markaz in Nizamuddin area. 329 people from Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi have tested positive for COVID19 (Source: ANI)

893. 12.30 PM, April 7, 2020

Deputy CM of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar said that this Hanuman Jayanti, people needed to stay inside and celebrate the festival (Source: News18)

892. 12.09 PM, April 7, 2020

“We’ve 4 testing labs, 2-Jammu & 2-Kashmir. We’ll soon begin Rapid tests. We’ve around 2500 isolation beds and 1000 quarantine beds, & sufficient PPE kits in J&K,” Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo (Source: ANI)

891. 12.04 PM, April 7, 2020

North Western Railway to run special parcel train service from April 7 to 14 to transport goods and essentials (Source: ET)

890. 12.03 PM, April 7, 2020

One more COVID-19 death reported in AP, toll rises to 4 (Source: PTI)

889. 11.57 AM, April 7, 2020

16 Tablighi Jamaat returnees in Mewat test positive for Coronavirus (Source: ET)

888. 11.53 AM, April 7, 2020

12 new COVID-19 cases in Bhopal; MP tally jumps to 268 (Source: PTI)

887. 11.31 AM, April 7, 2020

India to export anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to several countries including those in the neighbourhood on a case-by-case basis in sync with its commitment to the international community to fight coronavirus pandemic: MEA (Source: PTI)

886. 11.24 AM, April 7, 2020

Kerala: Ernakulam District Administration has set-up Walk-in Sample Kiosk (WISK) to collect samples from those with COVID19 symptoms (Source: ANI)

885. 11.23 AM, April 7, 2020

Rajnath Singh chairs high-level meet of ministers in Delhi over ongoing lockdown (Source: India Today)

883. 11.13 AM, April 7, 2020

Tamil Nadu: Madurai Corporation has set up a disinfection tunnel at the entry of Madurai College for COVID19 prevention (Source: ANI)

882. 11.10 AM, April 7, 2020

19 New Coronavirus cases detected in Gujarat – 13 from Ahmedabad, 3 from Patna and 1 each from Bhavanagar, Anand and Sabarrkantha (Source: ANI)

881. 11.02 AM, April 7, 2020

Two new COVID-19 cases in Dharavi; tally reaches 7 in Mumbai’s slum area: Officials (Source: PTI)

880. 10.59 AM, April 7, 2020

Asymptomatic Delhi student tests positive 20 days after return to Kerala (Source: India Today)

879. 10.56 AM, April 7, 2020

Sensex rallies over 1,100 points, Nifty trading above 8,400 (Source: DNA)

878. 10.12 AM, April 7, 2020

Rupee opens 21 paise higher at 75.92 against US dollar. (Source: PTI)

877. 10.03 AM, April 7, 2020

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal readies master plan to tackle corona spread. (Source: CNN)

876. 9.55 AM, April 7, 2020

18 staffers test positive at a Delhi government-run cancer institute. (Source: Network 18)

875. 9.30 AM, April 7, 2020

The Union Cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to cut salaries of the Prime Minister, all ministers and sitting MP s by 30% for one year in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and also decided to suspend the MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for two years. The twin moves will release Rs 7,900 crore to combat the disease. (Source: ET)

874. 9.27 AM, April 7, 2020

Total number of confirmed cases in India – 4421

Active Cases – 3981

Recovered – 326

Deaths – 114

873. 5.55 AM, April 7, 2020

Government of India is opting for drastic measures, and it is starting from itself. 30% cut in salaries of MPs and a two-year suspension of MPLAD funds.

National Cadet Corps – NCC, the youth wing of Indian Armed Forces, started working alongside the Government in different states to augment human resources much needed in the fight against COVID-19.

Kerala upped the ante in its fight against COVID-19, it has started walk-in kiosks for mass collection of samples in Ernakulam district.

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


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


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.