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Coronavirus en Inde

État de la pandémie de coronavirus en Inde

CAS ACTIFS – 640 | CAS RÉCUPÉRÉS – 66 | DÉCÈS – 17

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645. 10:24 AM, 27 mars 2020

Le service des investisseurs de Moody a réduit son estimation de la croissance du PIB de l’Inde au cours de l’année civile 2020 à 2,5%, contre 5,3% auparavant, en raison de l’augmentation du coût économique de la pandémie de coronavirus.

644. 10:13 AM, 27 mars 2020

Le gouverneur du RBI, Shaktikanta Das, s’adresse aux médias sur les points suivants:

~ RBI avance la réunion du comité de politique monétaire du 25 au 27 mars.

~ Taux de mise en pension réduit de 75 points de base à 4,4%. Taux de prise en pension inversé réduit de 90 points de base à 4%.

~ Les décisions d’abaisser le RepoRate et le Reverse RepoRate ont été justifiées par la force perturbatrice de COVID2019 pour:

1) atténuer l’impact du coronavirus

2) relancer la croissance

3) préserver la stabilité financière

~ MPC (Comité de politique monétaire) a noté que l’activité économique mondiale était au point mort à cause des blocages liés à COVID19 et de la distanciation sociale dans les pays touchés. Les attentes d’une reprise superficielle en 2020 par rapport au creux de la croissance mondiale de la décennie 2019 ont été anéanties. Les perspectives dépendent désormais fortement de l’intensité, de la propagation et de la durée de la pandémie. Il existe une probabilité croissante que de grandes parties du monde sombrent en récession.

~ La RBI est en mode mission, surveillant l’évolution des conditions financières et calibrant ses opérations pour fournir un soutien de liquidité supplémentaire ou d’autres mesures selon les besoins.

~ Le taux de croissance implicite du PIB de 4,7% au quatrième trimestre 2019-2020 est désormais menacé; la plupart des secteurs de l’économie, à l’exception de l’agriculture et des activités connexes, seront affectés négativement en raison de la pandémie COVID2019, en fonction de l’intensité, de la propagation et de la durée de la pandémie.

~ Toutes les institutions de crédit – banques commerciales, coopératives, IMF, sont autorisées à autoriser un moratoire de 3 mois sur les prêts à terme.

~ Ratio de réserve de trésorerie réduit de 100 points de base à 3%.

~ En ce qui concerne l’inflation, les tendances de janvier et février 2020 indiquent que les résultats pour le trimestre dépassent les prévisions antérieures, en raison du choc des prix de l’oignon. Les prix des denrées alimentaires pourraient encore baisser en raison des effets bénéfiques d’une production record de céréales vivrières et horticoles.

643. 9:58 AM, 27 mars 2020

Fait saillant du sommet du G20 | Le sommet du G20 a décidé d’injecter plus de 5 billions de dollars pour relancer l’économie mondiale après COVID 19.

~ Le PM Modi a parlé des coûts sociaux et économiques alarmants, a demandé au G20 de partager librement la recherche médicale, a-t-il également déclaré que l’OMS avait besoin de réformes.

~ Il n’y a eu aucune discussion sur les origines du virus ni sur la responsabilité de la Chine.

~ Le paiement des intérêts sur le fonds de roulement doit être différé.

642. 9:53 AM, 27 mars 2020

Le nombre total de cas confirmés en Inde s’élève à 727.

Décès – 17

Récupéré – 66

641. 9:44 AM, 27 mars 2020

CONFIRMÉ: la série télévisée emblématique Ramayana fera son retour au milieu du verrouillage après la demande.

Le ministre de l’Union I&B, Prakash Javdekar, a déclaré: «Heureux d’annoncer qu’à la demande du public, nous commencerons la retransmission de« Ramayana »à partir de demain (samedi 28 mars) sur DDNational.»

Le calendrier est comme tel:

– Un épisode le matin de 9h à 10h

– Un autre le soir de 21h à 22h

640. 9:41 AM, 27 mars 2020

La roupie grimpe de 56 points à 74,60 contre le dollar américain en début de séance.

Sensex saute 1 107,30 points, actuellement à 31 054,07.

639. 9:36 AM, 27 mars 2020

Andhra Pradesh: affaire enregistrée contre deux Indiens non résidentiels pour avoir sauté la quarantaine à domicile à Mylavaram dans le district de Krishna. La police dit: «Les deux sont rentrés des États-Unis le 14 mars et ont été placés en quarantaine à domicile. Aujourd’hui, ils ont été retrouvés portés disparus ».

638. 9:32 AM, 27 mars 2020

Jeudi, la police du Maharashtra a trouvé deux camions porte-conteneurs avec plus de 300 travailleurs migrants entassés à l’intérieur. Les conteneurs transportaient des produits essentiels de Telangana au Rajasthan. Les fonctionnaires qui ont trouvé les travailleurs ont découvert qu’ils étaient originaires du Rajasthan essayant d’atteindre leurs maisons depuis que tous les transports publics étaient fermés.

637. 9:10 AM, 27 mars 2020

Les États-Unis ont maintenant le plus grand nombre de cas de coronavirus dans le monde, les cas dans le pays ont dépassé la Chine et l’Italie.

636. 9:03 AM, 27 mars 2020

Mylab livre le premier lot de kit de test de coronavirus aux laboratoires gouvernementaux et privés à travers l’Inde

La société de diagnostic moléculaire basée à Pune, Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd, le premier kit de test Made in India Covid-19 développé mercredi a annoncé qu’elle était prête avec le premier lot de kits de test et qu’elle commencerait à être fournie au gouvernement et aux laboratoires privés.

Dans le premier lot, Mylab Discovery Solutions fournira des kits de test pour effectuer 15 000 tests.

~ Le kit est le premier à recevoir l’approbation commerciale de la FDA indienne / Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)

~ A été développé en un temps record de six semaines.

~ Le kit Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR filtre et détecte l’infection en 2,5 heures, contre plus de 7 heures selon les protocoles actuels.

635. 8:55 AM, 27 mars 2020

Le ministre des syndicats Nitin Gadkari versera un mois de salaire au PM Relief Fund pour COVID-19.

MS Dhoni rejoint la bataille de COVID-19 et fait un don monétaire aux journaliers de Pune.

Le Temple Hanuman (Mahavir Mandir Trust à Patna) a fait don de 1 crore Rs au Fonds de secours Bihar CM pour lutter contre le coronavirus.

À Bilaspur, le temple de Mahamaya a fait un don de 5,11 roupies lakh au Chhattisgarh CM Relief Fund pour lutter contre le coronavirus.

634. 8:38 AM, 27 mars 2020

Le nombre total de cas positifs pour le coronavirus dans le district de Pune est maintenant de 32, dont 5 ont déjà été guéris et libérés. (Source: ANI)

633. 7:30 AM, 27 mars 2020

Le gouverneur du RBI s’adressera aux médias à 10h00: Twitter.com/RBI

Le taux de propagation du COVID-19 a relativement ralenti en Inde – Ministère de la Santé et du Bien-être familial

632. 7:15 AM, 27 mars 2020

Selon le ministre des Finances de l’Union – le groupe de travail économique annoncera bientôt le paquet de secours économique – Source du compte Twitter de GM.

L’alimentation animale et le fourrage est un service essentiel: Gouvernement de l’Inde / AIR

Le gouvernement de l’État du Chhattisgarh a repris l’Institut Raipur des sciences médicales (hôpital) en vertu de la loi sur les maladies épidémiques pour fournir des installations de traitement aux patients atteints de coronavirus: AIR News

Le Premier ministre Modi a contacté les dirigeants des pays du G20 lors du «Sommet extraordinaire des dirigeants du G20 virtuel» avec un message plaçant la santé et le bien-être humain au sommet des priorités humaines: Twitter.com/NarendraModi

Le dernier nombre signalé de cas actifs de COVID-19 dans le Maharashtra est de 130: PTI

631. 6:45 AM, 27 mars 2020

Le premier cas positif de COVID-19 à Amritsar est devenu négatif et est en cours de sortie – ANI

Total des cas actifs: 633

Récupéré – 45

Décès -16

630. 6:00 AM, 27 mars 2020

Le Maharashtra va libérer 11 000 prisonniers en liberté conditionnelle – Gouvernement du Maharashtra

Les magasins vendant des produits essentiels restent ouverts 24h / 24 et 7j / 7 dans le Maharashtra – CM

Le gouvernement de l’Inde a déclaré qu’il n’y avait aucune preuve de propagation communautaire du coronavirus en Inde. Toutefois, le gouvernement a reconnu que le nombre de cas augmente en Inde, bien que le taux de croissance se stabilise. Source _ AIR News.

Conformément au PIB – 18 personnes atteintes de COVID-19 ont été guéries et libérées dans le Maharashtra.

Ne sortez pas pour les prières du vendredi – All India Muslim Law Board

Le train spécial des chemins de fer indiens de Nashik à Kanpur avec 200 personnes a atteint Kanpur. Tous ont été contrôlés et tamponnés à quarantaine à domicile pendant 15 jours.

629. 8:30 PM, 26 mars 2020

Nombre total de cas confirmés: 681

Récupéré – 43

Décès -13

628. 7:30 PM, 26 mars 2020

Le célèbre chef Floyd Cardoz, copropriétaire de 3 restaurants à Mumbai, décède des suites de Covid-19.

627. 7:09 PM, 26 mars 2020

Le sommet virtuel du G20 est en cours.

«Cette crise humaine nécessite une réponse globale. Le monde compte sur nous pour nous unir et coopérer afin de relever ce défi »: le roi Salman au Sommet virtuel du G20.

626. 6:51 PM, 26 mars 2020

Tous les services commerciaux de passagers internationaux réguliers seront fermés jusqu’au 14 avril 2020. Les restrictions ne s’appliquent pas aux opérations internationales de fret: DGCA

625. 6:42 PM, 26 mars 2020

J&K: 5482 voyageurs et personnes en contact avec des cas suspects ont été mis sous surveillance tandis que 2 autres cas ont été testés positifs avec le Jammu-et-Cachemire Union Territory signalant un décès de coronavirus. (Source: ANI)

624. 6:38 PM, 26 mars 2020

Le nombre total de cas au Punjab s’élève à 33, après que 2 autres personnes ont été testées positives pour #Coronavirus. Des deux, une personne est de Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar et est un contact d’un autre patient positif et le deuxième cas est de Jalandhar et le patient a des antécédents de voyage. (Source: ANI)

623. 6:31 PM, 26 mars 2020

Shahi Imam de Jama Masjid à Delhi Syed Ahmed Bukhari appelle les musulmans à offrir toutes les prières, y compris la prière du vendredi, depuis leur domicile. (Source: All India Radio News)

622. 6:27 PM, 26 mars 2020

L’assemblée de l’État du Chhattisgarh adopte le budget pour la prochaine année fiscale. Le budget de plus de Rs. 1 lakh crores a été passé à travers une guillotine.

621. 6:14 PM, 26 mars 2020

Les dirigeants mondiaux au Sommet extraordinaire du G-20 pour discuter d’une réponse coordonnée à la pandémie de COVID19 et de ses implications humaines et économiques.

620. 5:42 PM, 26 mars 2020

Ravi Shankar Prasad a tweeté: «J’ai décidé de faire don de 1 crore ₹ de mes fonds MPLAD, qui seront utilisés pour des provisions et de l’aide dans la lutte contre COVID19. L’administration du district de Patna peut le dépenser selon les exigences. Je surveillerai également ses dépenses. »

619. 5:36 PM, 26 mars 2020

La roupie s’installe 78% plus haut à 75,16 (provisoire) pour un dollar américain après que le gouvernement a annoncé des mesures de bien-être pour lutter contre le COVID-19.

618. 5:30 PM, 26 mars 2020

Sensex a bondi de 1 411 points supplémentaires après que FM NirmalaSitharaman a annoncé un plan de relance.

Nifty termine à 8 641.

617. 5:24 PM, 26 mars 2020

Premier ministre Yogi Adityanath: La mesure prise par le Premier ministre Narendra Modi d’un ensemble Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan est une mesure qui devrait être saluée par tous. L’Inde est le premier pays à annoncer un tel programme de secours.

616. 5:16 PM, 26 mars 2020

Mamata Banerjee écrit à 18 CM pour demander un soulagement aux personnes bloquées dans d’autres États.

615. 5:12 PM, 26 mars 2020

Capuchons centraux MRP de 3 masques faciaux soufflés par fusion à Rs 16 / pièce jusqu’au 30 juin.

La frontière entre Telangana et Andhra Pradesh est claire, car les personnes qui y étaient bloquées ont été renvoyées ou celles qui souhaitaient subir une quarantaine ont été autorisées dans l’État voisin: des fonctionnaires.

(Source: PTI)

614. 4:23 PM, 26 mars 2020

Telangana: trois autres cas positifs de coronavirus ont rapporté avoir porté le nombre total de cas positifs à 44. (Source: Air India Radio News)

613. 4:12 PM, 26 mars 2020

42 nouveaux cas de coronavirus et quatre décès liés à COVID19 ont été signalés au cours des dernières 24 heures. Le nombre total de cas s’élève à 649: Lav Aggrawal, co-secrétaire, ministère de la Santé (Source: ANI)

612. 3:51 PM, 26 mars 2020

Rahul Gandhi s’est rendu sur Twitter pour montrer son soutien au programme de secours du FM aujourd’hui. Il a écrit: «L’annonce par le gouvernement aujourd’hui d’un programme d’aide financière est le premier pas dans la bonne direction. L’Inde a une dette envers ses agriculteurs, ses salariés journaliers, ses ouvriers, ses femmes et ses personnes âgées qui subissent de plein fouet le blocage en cours. »

611. 3:35 PM, 26 mars 2020

Odisha va installer le plus grand hôpital COVID19 du pays. Il s’agira d’un hôpital de 1 000 lits et sera fonctionnel dans quinze jours.

610. 3:18 PM, 26 mars 2020

Le nombre total de cas positifs de coronavirus dans l’État s’élève désormais à 18 (2 cas à Faridabad, 10-Gurugram, 1-Palwal, 3-Panipat, 1-Panchkula et 1-Sonepat): ministère de la Santé, gouvernement d’Haryana

609. 3:16 PM, 26 mars 2020

Trois personnes, dont un couple de médecins, ont été testées positives pour le coronavirus à Telangana, le nombre total de cas s’élève à 44 dans l’État: Govt. (Source: PTI)

608. 3:13 PM, 26 mars 2020

Karnataka: le Collège médical et institut de recherche Lady Curzon de Bowring à Bangalore sera transformé en hôpital COVID19. Tous les OPD, les blessés de l’hôpital doivent être fermés et aucun patient sauf COVID19 ne doit être admis. (Source: PIB)

607. 3:04 PM, 26 mars 2020

Le gouvernement du Nagaland annonce que les pompes à essence à travers l’État resteront ouvertes un jour sur deux, l’épicerie fonctionnera pendant 4 heures par jour. (Source: PTI)

606. 3:00 PM, 26 mars 2020

Le gouvernement de l’Uttarakhand a lancé un numéro d’appel et de message pour les personnes de l’Uttarakhand bloquées dans d’autres États – Numéro de téléphone fixe – 0135 2722100,

Numéro Whatsapp – 9997954800.

605. 2:58 PM, 26 mars 2020

Ambassadeur d’Israël en Inde Ron Malka: Aujourd’hui, nous évacuons aujourd’hui 317 Israéliens. Demain, dans un autre vol, 200 Israéliens de plus seront évacués. Le gouvernement indien nous a beaucoup aidés, je tiens à les remercier; Israël a pris des mesures drastiques pour lutter contre le coronavirus, la situation y est sous contrôle. (Source: ANI)

604. 2:47 PM, 26 mars 2020

Les banques et succursales bancaires, les distributeurs automatiques de billets, les cartes bancaires Mitr et RuPay sont tous classés comme des services essentiels, des dispositions étant prises pour que les succursales bancaires puissent fonctionner.

Toute carte de n’importe quelle banque peut être utilisée dans n’importe quel guichet automatique sans frais supplémentaires.

– FM, répondant à une requête média

603. 2:11 PM, 26 mars 2020

Nitish Kumar accorde 100 crores dans le fonds de secours du coronavirus pour l’hébergement et la nourriture des pauvres.

602. 1:28 PM, 26 mars 2020

Le ministre des Finances Nirmala Sitharaman s’est adressé aux médias sur les points suivants:

~ La relance économique a été finalisée pour faire face à l’impact du verrouillage corona.

~ Un package sous Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana est prêt pour les pauvres qui ont besoin d’une aide immédiate comme les travailleurs migrants et les pauvres des zones urbaines et rurales. Personne n’aura faim. Le package vaut Rs 1,7 lakh crore.

~ Nous fournissons une couverture d’assurance de 50 lakh roupies par personne aux guerriers de Corona de première ligne – travailleurs ASHA, ambulanciers paramédicaux, médecins, infirmières, travailleurs sanitaires – qui mettent leur vie en danger et traitent les patients atteints de coronavirus.

~ 80 cr les pauvres auront gratuitement 5 kg / personne de blé ou de riz et 1 kg / famille de légumineuses préférées chaque mois pendant les trois prochains mois.

~ Dans le cadre du transfert en espèces, 8 annonces spécifiques doivent être faites:

Les agriculteurs

MNREGA

Pauvres veuves, retraités et Divyang

Jan Dhan Yojana

Les femmes reçoivent des prestations dans le cadre du programme Ujjwala

Groupes SHG

Travailleurs du secteur organisé

Ouvrier du batiment

~ Pour les agriculteurs: 2 000 roupies pour chaque agriculteur à pré-charger – ici et maintenant; 8,70 crore kissans pour l’obtenir avant la première semaine d’avril.

~ Augmentation des salaires de MGNREGA, bénéficiant à 5 familles de crore. Rs 2,000 par travailleur sera le revenu supplémentaire. Le salaire des travailleurs de la MNREGA est passé de Rs.182 à 202 roupies par jour.

~ 20 cr femmes Jan Dhan Les titulaires de compte doivent obtenir 500 roupies par mois pendant les trois prochains mois pour les aider à gérer leur ménage.

~ Schéma d’Ujjawala près de 8,3 crores de familles BPL couvertes par cela, afin de ne pas manquer de milieu de cuisson, pendant 3 mois de cylindres gratuits.

~ Les prêts sans garantie pour les groupes d’entraide peuvent désormais être obtenus jusqu’à 20 roupies lakh, ce qui bénéficiera à 63 SHG lakh et aura un impact sur 7 crores de ménages.

~ Le gouvernement de l’Inde paiera la contribution du Fonds de prévoyance des employés (EPF), à la fois de l’employeur et de l’employé, mis ensemble, il sera de 24%, ce sera pour les 3 prochains mois. Il s’agit des établissements qui comptent jusqu’à 100 employés et 90% d’entre eux gagnent moins de 15 000. La réglementation EPFO ​​sera modifiée pour permettre aux travailleurs sous EPFO ​​de tirer jusqu’à 75% de leur avance non remboursable ou de 3 mois de salaire, le montant le plus bas étant retenu.

~ Pour le bénéfice des travailleurs de la construction Les gouvernements des États doivent être invités à utiliser un fonds de bien-être Rs 31 000 crore existant au profit de 3,5 travailleurs crore de la construction.

~ District Mineral Fund: Central Govt à demander aux gouvernements d’État d’utiliser ce fonds pour augmenter les tests médicaux et le dépistage et fournir des soins de santé.

601. 1:23 PM, 26 mars 2020

Les cliniques Mohalla à Delhi continueront de fonctionner, a déclaré Kejriwal après qu’un médecin de l’une des cliniques eut été testé positif au COVID-19.

600. 12:26 PM, 26 mars 2020

En Inde, 16 nouveaux cas et 1 décès jusqu’à présent aujourd’hui à cette heure.

599. 12:21 PM, 26 mars 2020

La South Delhi Municipal Corporation a procédé à un assainissement à Lajpat Nagar, à la suite de la propagation du coronavirus.

598. 12:18 PM, 26 mars 2020

Un troisième décès dû à Covid 19 a été signalé au Gujarat. Un patient de 70 ans est décédé aujourd’hui à Bhavnagar.

Le gouvernement du Karnataka a envoyé un avertissement sévère aux propriétaires suite à des informations selon lesquelles des médecins et des personnels de santé auraient été forcés de quitter les locaux loués.

597. 12:13 PM, 26 mars 2020

Le ministre des Finances, Nirmala Sitharaman, s’adressera aux médias à 13 heures. Les pourparlers sur son annonce d’un plan de relance au milieu du verrouillage sur le coronavirus sont monnaie courante.

596. 12:10 PM, 26 mars 2020

L’Inde est sous verrouillage pendant 21 jours. Une majorité malgré le groupe occasionnel de contrevenants est à la maison. Alors, combien sont encore à risque d’être infectés par un coronavirus. Selon le recensement de 2011, l’Inde compte plus de 1,7 million de sans-abri, dont 938 384 sont situés dans les zones urbaines. Il y a un énorme besoin d’étendre également les mesures de secours «Rester à la maison» aux sans-abri.

595. 11:40 AM, 26 mars 2020

L’acteur de Tollywood, Pawan Kalyan, fait un don de 2 roupies aux fonds de secours du PM et du CM pour la lutte contre COVID-19.

594. 11:37 AM, 26 mars 2020

La police du Jammu-et-Cachemire a enregistré 218 FIR contre ceux qui ne respectent pas les ordres de verrouillage à travers le territoire de l’Union.

593. 11:29 AM, 26 mars 2020

L’administration du district du Tamil Nadu a commencé à nourrir plus de 20 000 indigents dans le district de Tiruvannamalai alors que le couvre-feu est en vigueur.

592. 11:12 AM, 26 mars 2020

Selon un rapport sur Reuters, le Centre est susceptible d’accepter un plan de relance économique de plus de 1 500 milliards de roupies pour lutter contre une récession dans le pays actuellement verrouillé pour endiguer la propagation du nouveau coronavirus. À cet égard, des discussions sont en cours entre le bureau du Premier ministre Narendra Modi, le ministère des Finances et la Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

L’une des sources, un haut fonctionnaire du gouvernement qui s’est entretenu avec Reuters, a déclaré que le plan de relance pourrait atteindre 2,3 billions de roupies.

Le paquet, qui devrait être annoncé d’ici la fin de la semaine, sera utilisé pour mettre de l’argent directement dans les comptes de plus de 100 millions de pauvres et pour soutenir les entreprises touchées par le verrouillage.

591. 11:06 AM, 26 mars 2020

Le Ministère du commerce et de l’industrie a lancé une ligne d’assistance téléphonique pour aider les fabricants, les transporteurs, les distributeurs, les grossistes ou les entreprises de commerce électronique confrontés à des difficultés au niveau du sol dans le transport et la distribution des produits essentiels.

Voici le numéro: + 91 11 23062487

590. 10:55 AM, 26 mars 2020

Selon un rapport partagé par ANI, le marché Hubbali Gandhi du Karnataka reste occupé même au milieu d’un verrouillage national. La police a enregistré des FIR contre de nombreuses personnes qui tentent toujours de violer le verrouillage.

589. 10:47 AM, 26 mars 2020

Le temple Siddhivinayak ouvre ses portes pour distribuer de la nourriture et une bouteille d’eau aux policiers.

588. 10:43 AM, 26 mars 2020

Les cas de COVID-19 à Delhi sont passés à 36. Un médecin de la clinique de mohalla et 4 autres ont été testés positifs après avoir rencontré une femme infectée qui est revenue d’Arabie saoudite. La femme et la fille du médecin ont également été testées positives: le ministre de la Santé de Delhi, Satyendar Jain. (Source: ANI)

587. 10:18 AM, 26 mars 2020

Flipkart reprend ses opérations, dit Amazon en pourparlers avec le gouvernement | Après avoir suspendu ses opérations, Flipkart, propriété de Walmart, reprendra sa livraison de produits d’épicerie et de produits essentiels après avoir assuré le passage en toute sécurité de sa chaîne d’approvisionnement et des cadres de livraison par les autorités locales chargées de l’application des lois. Amazon a également annoncé qu’il travaillait avec les autorités pour lui permettre de livrer des articles essentiels.

586. 9:56 AM, 26 mars 2020

Dans des incidents distincts à travers le pays, des travailleurs à salaire journalier sont maintenant vus se diriger vers leurs États d’origine, car tous les transports publics sont arrêtés. On voit des travailleurs au salaire journalier marcher pour traverser la frontière du Gujarat pour atteindre le Rajasthan, traverser la frontière entre Delhi et Ghazipur pour atteindre leurs maisons dans différents districts de l’Uttar Pradesh. Une femme dit: «Nous n’avons plus d’argent car nous ne trouvons pas de travail ici. Qu’est ce qu’on mange? Si nous ne quittions pas la ville, nous mourrions de faim ». Leur voyage va prendre 2 à 3 jours et cela aussi, après avoir convaincu les flics de les laisser passer.

585. 9:47 AM, 26 mars 2020

Jour 1 de la fermeture du coronavirus: l’Inde enregistre 101 nouveaux cas, 3 décès; Le gouvernement dit travailler pour fournir des services essentiels.

584. 9:43 AM, 26 mars 2020

Le président de la BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, s’est engagé à soutenir les personnes touchées par le verrouillage de 21 jours en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19. Il a annoncé un don de riz d’une valeur de Rs 50 lakh pour les personnes défavorisées.

583. 9:30 AM, 26 mars 2020

Nombre total de cas en Inde: 657

Récupéré: 43

Décès – 12

582. 7:30 AM, 26 mars 2020

La première phase du recensement de l’Inde 2021, qui devrait commencer le 1er avril 2020, est reportée. Source: Bureau du registraire général et commissaire au recensement, gouvernement de l’Inde et AIR News.

Selon le site Web de Niti Aayog, le gouvernement indien recherche des médecins pour se porter volontaires pour le travail COVID-19. Le gouvernement central a lancé cet appel au gouvernement à la retraite, aux forces armées, aux PSU et aux médecins privés.

581. 7:00 AM, 26 mars 2020

Nombre total de cas en Inde: 596

Guéri / déchargé: 43

Actif: 553

Décès: 10

Source: MyGov.in/covid-19

580. 6:45 AM, 26 mars 2020

L’État d’Andhra Pradesh a eu deux nouveaux cas hier, le nombre dans tout l’État s’élève à 10.

Pas besoin d’aller au poste de police pour déposer une plainte ou un grief: police de Mumbai

La Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) s’arrête jusqu’au 14 avril 2020, tous les matchs sont annulés. Site Web de MCA

Le Premier ministre indien a suggéré que tous ceux qui peuvent se le permettre puissent envisager de fournir de la nourriture à neuf familles chacune pendant Navratri – The Hindu.

Voici une source crédible d’informations sur COVID-19: COVID-19 en Inde

579. 5:45 AM, 26 mars 2020

Indian Railways a prolongé l’annulation des services de trains de voyageurs jusqu’au 14 avril 2020. Ministry of Railways.

Le nombre total de cas dans le Tamil Nadi est de 26. 8 autres cas ont été signalés hier.

Le Maharashtra se prépare avec 55 000 lits pour les patients COVID-19. Source: Ministre des personnes handicapées – Ashok Chavan

Tous les «magasins de rationnement» du Maharashtra resteront ouverts. Ministre de l’alimentation et des fournitures civiles, Maharashtra.

578. 11:45 PM, 25 mars 2020

La perception du péage à tous les postes de péage / points de contrôle à travers le pays a été suspendue pour faciliter la circulation plus fluide des biens et services: Shri Nitin Gadkari, ministre des Transports routiers et des Autoroutes.

La police du Kerala a arrêté 2 535 personnes pour violation du verrouillage du pays.

Les travailleurs migrants sont toujours bloqués dans les villes métropolitaines de Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai et Bangalore après la suspension des trains dans tout le pays.

577. 10:55 PM, 25 mars 2020

La liste d’exemption des personnes pendant le verrouillage a été élargie pour inclure RBI et ses marchés financiers réglementés, le personnel du ZOO, les bureaux forestiers et la chaîne d’approvisionnement des produits pétroliers ont été exemptés. Il y a quelques autres exemptions. Ministère de l’Intérieur

Le gouvernement de Delhi a nommé deux officiers nodaux deux griefs:

  • Pour les biens et services: Shri Sanjeev Khirwar, IAS
  • Pour la police de Delhi: Shri Muktesh Chander, IPS

576. 9:55 PM, 25 mars 2020

La violation des directives gouvernementales encadrées pour lutter contre le coronavirus peut conduire à une action en vertu de l’article 188 de la CIP – Ministre de la Santé et du Bien-être de l’Union.

L’AIIMS, New Delhi, mettra en place un service de télé-consultation pour les patients chroniques – Dr. Randeep Guleria, Directeur (Source ANI)

L’administration de Chandigarh a publié une liste de pharmacies / pharmacies / salles médicales autorisées pour la livraison à domicile de médicaments – Site Web de l’administration de Chandigarh.

575. 8:55 PM, 25 mars 2020

Indian Railway a confié la responsabilité de l’assainissement de la gare d’Ahmedabad à une agence professionnelle.

19 arrestations ont été effectuées aujourd’hui à Delhi pour avoir enfreint les directives de verrouillage.

L’ambassade de France en Inde a confirmé qu’il y avait plus de 11 500 citoyens français en Inde et le gouvernement français prévoit de les emmener en France en affrétant quelques avions à cet effet. Ils envisagent de renvoyer environ 2 000 ressortissants français immédiatement.

74. 7:53 PM, 25 mars 2020

Nombre total de cas en Inde: 606

Décès – 10

Récupéré – 42

573. 7:43 PM, 25 mars 2020

Des rations doivent être livrées aux domiciles d’environ 1,6 familles lakh à Srinagar. (Source: ANI)

572. 7:41 PM, 25 mars 2020

Le 24 mars, le Premier ministre indien Narendra Modi a annoncé un couvre-feu national jusqu’au 15 avril 2020, afin d’empêcher la propagation du COVID19. Les citoyens américains sont tenus de se conformer à la loi indienne et d’obéir aux instructions des forces de l’ordre: Ambassade des États-Unis en Inde

571. 7:32 PM, 25 mars 2020

Plus de 29 laboratoires privés avec plus de 16 000 centres de prélèvement d’échantillons ont été enregistrés à ce jour pour tester COVID-19: Ministère de la Santé

570. 7:28 PM, 25 mars 2020

1 autres tests positifs pour le coronavirus dans l’Uttarakhand; le nombre total de cas confirmés dans l’état est désormais de cinq: fonctionnaires (source: PTI)

569. 7:24 PM, 25 mars 2020

Troisième cas de coronavirus signalé au Népal.

568. 7:00 PM, 25 mars 2020

Un journaliste de Bhopal faisait partie des six nouveaux patients COVID19 signalés au Madhya Pradesh, déclenchant la panique parmi la fraternité des médias alors qu’il était présent lors d’une conférence de presse de l’ancien CM Kamal Nath. (Source: Quint)

567. 6:58 PM, 25 mars 2020

Le stock de céréales vivrières du gouvernement de l’Union durera au cours des deux prochaines années et les États ne manqueront pas de pénurie: le ministre d’État à la Consommation, à l’Alimentation et à la Distribution publique, Raosaheb Danve. (Source: PTI)

566. 6:52 PM, 25 mars 2020

Blocage de COVID-19: le chef du Congrès, Rahul Gandhi, demande un soutien financier par le biais de transferts monétaires directs aux pauvres et aux paris quotidiens, notant que tout retard entraînera une dévastation et un chaos généralisés.

565. 6:49 PM, 25 mars 2020

Il y a eu 9 nouveaux cas positifs pour COVID19 au Kerala aujourd’hui; 4 d’entre eux sont revenus de Dubaï, 1 du Royaume-Uni et 1 de France. Le nombre total de cas de COVID-19 s’élève à 118 dans l’État: Pinarayi Vijayan, ministre en chef du Kerala.

564. 6:43 PM, 25 mars 2020

Une infirmière de 21 ans travaillant pour un hôpital privé de Gurgaon est testée positive pour COVID-19; le nombre total de personnes infectées à Haryana est désormais de 17: fonctionnaires (Source: PTI)

563. 6:41 PM, 25 mars 2020

Plus de 126 personnes sont parties de Dabolim, Goa aujourd’hui pour Moscou (Russie) à bord d’un vol charter organisé par un grand voyagiste russe pour ramener ses clients, en raison de la situation de verrouillage en Inde. (Source: ANI)

562. 6:39 PM, 25 mars 2020

COVID-19: IndiGo offre au gouvernement son avion et son équipage pour transporter des médicaments, de l’équipement et du matériel de secours à travers le pays.

561. 6:08 PM, 25 mars 2020

Au cours des dernières 24 heures, il y a eu 5 nouveaux cas de COVID19 à Delhi. L’un d’eux a une histoire de voyage à l’étranger. Maintenant, le nombre total de cas s’élève à 35 à Delhi: le Premier ministre de Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal

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560. 6:02 PM, 25 mars 2020

51 FIR enregistrées et 335 personnes ont été arrêtées aujourd’hui, pour des accusations de violation du verrouillage dans tout le pays: Cellule des médias de la police d’Uttarakhand.

559. 5:59 PM, 25 mars 2020

Le Bengale occidental CM Mamata Banerjee cherche à obtenir un centre de 1 500 crores de roupies auprès du Centre pour soutenir les efforts du gouvernement de l’État pour faire face à une épidémie de coronavirus.

558. 5:57 PM, 25 mars 2020

RSS commence à distribuer des kits alimentaires aux travailleurs journaliers de Bangalore pour les aider pendant la période de 21 jours de verrouillage imposée pour contenir la propagation du coronavirus.

557. 5:45 PM, 25 mars 2020

Tamil Nadu: cinq nouveaux cas de COVID19 signalés.

556. 5:41 PM, 25 mars 2020

Le Premier ministre Modi lors de son interaction avec les habitants de sa circonscription, Varanasi, par vidéoconférence:

Vous ne devez pas tenter de traiter vous-même une infection à Coronavirus. Restez chez vous, ne faites des choses qu’après avoir consulté un médecin. Appelez-les, demandez-leur, dites-leur vos maux. Nous devrons noter qu’aucun vaccin n’a été développé à ce jour, nulle part dans le monde. Les scientifiques en Inde et à travers le monde y travaillent, les travaux avancent rapidement. Si quelqu’un vous recommande un médicament, veuillez d’abord en parler à votre médecin. Prenez des médicaments uniquement après avoir consulté un médecin.

Nous devons encourager tout le travail effectué par ceux qui nous fournissent des services essentiels.

En raison du verrouillage, les animaux sont également confrontés à des problèmes. J’appelle les gens à prendre soin des animaux qui les entourent.

Ceux qui peuvent s’engager à aider 9 familles pour les 21 prochains jours; ne peut pas être une plus grande offrande aux dieux pendant les navratras.

J’en appelle à tous les citoyens, si vous remarquez un incident où des professionnels, tels que des médecins et des infirmières, sont maltraités, alors vous devriez prendre une initiative pour faire comprendre à ces personnes (celles qui maltraitent les professionnels de la santé) qu’elles ont tort .

Personne n’est à l’abri de ce virus, il affecte même les personnes qui ont un mode de vie sain.

Encouragez les gens à traiter les héros de COVID-19 avec respect. Le gouvernement prendra des mesures strictes contre les personnes qui maltraitent nos héros.

555. 5:34 PM, 25 mars 2020

Le ministre du Pétrole et du Gaz naturel et le ministre de l’Acier, gouvernement de l’Inde, ont annoncé que les autorités font le point sur les opérations de GPL afin d’assurer un approvisionnement ininterrompu de GPL.

554. 5:13 PM, 25 mars 2020

Six nouveaux cas de coronavirus positifs ont été signalés dans l’état aujourd’hui – 5 à Mumbai et 1 à Thane. Le nombre total de cas positifs dans l’État s’élève à 122: Département de santé du Maharashtra.

553. 5:07 PM, 25 mars 2020

Le gouvernement de l’Uttar Pradesh interdit la fabrication et la vente de pan masala pour lutter contre la propagation du coronavirus. (Source: PTI)

552. 5:06 PM, 25 mars 2020

L’ambassade des États-Unis à New Delhi travaille sur des options d’évacuation pour les Américains en Inde. Les citoyens américains ont été invités à se conformer à la loi indienne et à obéir aux instructions des forces de l’ordre. (Source: News 18)

551. 5:03 PM, 25 mars 2020

Il est absolument faux que les journalistes et les médecins soient invités par les sociétés à quitter leur logement. Ils jouent un rôle important dans la sensibilisation des citoyens à la situation actuelle du COVID19: a déclaré le ministre de l’Union Prakash Javadekar lors d’une conférence de presse.

550. 5:00 PM, 25 mars 2020

Maharashtra: Une réunion a été convoquée aujourd’hui avec le ministre de l’Industrie Subhash Desai et des colporteurs / éditeurs de journaux, où il a été décidé que les journaux seraient publiés et distribués à partir du 1er avril 2020 à Mumbai. Actuellement, l’impression et la distribution des journaux sont interrompues dans la ville. (Source: ANI)

549. 4:58 PM, 25 mars 2020

Les marchés de l’or au comptant restent fermés en raison du verrouillage à l’échelle nationale pour contenir la propagation du coronavirus. (Source: PTI)

548. 4:43 PM, 25 mars 2020

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik sanctionne une avance de salaire de 4 mois au personnel soignant. (Source: ANI)

547. 4:40 PM, 25 mars 2020

«Les personnes en dessous du seuil de pauvreté recevront du blé à 2 livres sterling. Le riz et le blé seront donnés à des taux préférentiels pour les trois prochains mois à 80 crores. Les travailleurs contractuels recevront leur salaire, a déclaré le ministre de l’Union, Prakash Javadekar, lors d’une conférence de presse au cours de laquelle il a annoncé que la commission du Cabinet sur les affaires économiques avait approuvé une recapitalisation de 1340 crores de roupies des banques rurales régionales pour améliorer leur ratio capital / actifs pondérés en fonction des risques.

546. 4:30 PM, 25 mars 2020

Delhi govt permits all manufacturers of drugs and cosmetics to produce ethanol-based hand sanitisers up to June 30 without a separate license to deal with the shortage of such cleansers in markets post coronavirus outbreak. (Source: PTI)

545. 4:29 PM, March 25, 2020

All companies from the digital industry have decided upon temporarily defaulting HD & ultra-HD streaming to SD content or offering only SD content, at bitrates no higher than 480p on cellular networks until April 14: Prasar Bharati

544. 4:25 PM, March 25, 2020

UP: Licenced hawkers will be allowed to sell commodities in residential colonies. (Source: TOI)

543. 4:21 PM, March 25, 2020

Here is Chidambaram’s 10-point plan, as shared by him on Twitter:

  • Transfer Rs 12,000 under PM-KISAN  to the bank account of each beneficiary.
  • Include tenant farmers under PM-KISAN and pay same Rs 12,000 split in two installments
  • Transfer Rs 3000 into the bank account of each MGNREGA worker
  • Transfer a sum of Rs 6000 into the bank account of urban poor’s Jan Dhan accounts
  • Offer to every ration card holder, through the ration shops, 10 kg of rice or wheat absolutely free.
  • Ask all registered employers  (registered under any law) to maintain current levels of employment and wages
  • Register in every ward or block to track  persons who have not received payment under any of the categories listed above and transfer Rs 3000 after minimal verification
  • Extend the deadlines for payment of any kind of tax until 30 June 2020.
  • Instruct banks to extend the date for any kind of EMI payment until 30 June 2020.
  • Cut GST rates by 5 percent on all wage goods, essential goods, and services or the period 1 April to 30 June 2020.

542. 4:18 PM, March 25, 2020

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh says he has written to Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to help evacuate devotees stranded at Gurdwara Hazur Sahib in Nanded.

541. 4:14 PM, March 25, 2020

No need to worry for essential foods, rice over 3 lakh tonnes are available, sufficient for 3 months, Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna. He assures, there would not be any dearth of essential items.

540. 4:12 PM, March 25, 2020

In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, the first phase of Census 2021 and the updation of National Population Register (NPR) postponed until further orders: Ministry of Home Affairs.  (Source: Business Standard)

539. 3:54 PM, March 25, 2020

16 Muslim pilgrims from Malaysia and Indonesia have been quarantined within the premises of a Durgha which they were visiting in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. (Source: All India Radio News)

538. 3:52 PM, March 25, 2020

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said he has ordered the School Education Department to promote all students of Class 1 to Class 9 in the state due to the nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: TOI)

537. 3:47 PM, March 25, 2020

Workers will be given salaries, the government will help them: Prakash Javadekar during a press conference. (Source: Business Standard)

536. 3:44 PM, March 25, 2020

On day one of the 21-day national lockdown due to coronavirus, supplies of the essential commodity is the first concern. Regarding this, West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee has said, “We have to ensure that there is no scarcity of food. All Police stations will take responsibility to deliver food at doorsteps and it will be monitored by District Magistrates & Police Superintendents.”

535. 3:37 PM, March 25, 2020

Arunachal Pradesh: MLAs, women donate to assist Tirap district administration to prevent COVID19. (Source: All India Radio News)

534. 3:23 PM, March 25, 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Four persons in Indore and one person in Ujjain found infected with Coronavirus. Coronavirus total cases in MP rise to 14. (Source: All India Radio News)

533. 3:11 PM, March 25, 2020

Home delivery of public distribution system (PDS) ration to 1.60 lakh families in Srinagar will start from 28th March under strict safety-protocol: Shahid Choudhary, District Magistrate Srinagar. (Source: ANI)

532. 3:05 PM, March 25, 2020

TN reports five fresh COVID-19 cases, says the government. (Source: PTI)

532. 3:02 PM, March 25, 2020

First made-in-India Covid-19 test kit MyLab gets commercial approval.

531. 2:58 PM, March 25, 2020

Delhi govt orders strict action against landlords forcing healthcare professionals to vacate. (Source: ANI)

530. 2:07 PM, March 25, 2020

PM Modi to interact with citizens of Varanasi via video conferencing, today at 5 pm. (Source: ET)

529. 2:05 PM, March 25, 2020

Scientists Say India to See 13 Lakh Covid-19 Cases by Mid-May | While India seems to have done well in controlling the number of confirmed cases compared to other countries in the early phase of the pandemic, the country may see up to 13 lakh cases by mid-May if the numbers keep growing, according to researchers with the COV-IND-19 Study Group. (Source: News 18)

528. 2:02 PM, March 25, 2020

Save this number on your phones.

Call 23469536 in Delhi for help from cops, says Arvind Kejriwal

527. 1:41 PM, March 25, 2020

“Delhi is prepared to supply all essential commodities to all residents of the national capital,” said CM Arvind Kejriwal on 25 March, ensuring that there will be no dearth of essentials in the markets amid Coronavirus Lockdown.

526. 1:39 PM, March 25, 2020

Air India has issued a passenger advisory in which if customers are holding tickets for dates between March 30 – April 30, 2020, Air India will waive no show charges on the ticket i.e, the ticket will be protected at full value. The validity of this service will extend until September 30, 2020, so one can reschedule the travel without sector change or date change.

525. 1:26 PM, March 25, 2020

Union Min Ram Vilas Paswan donates Rs 1 crore from MP fund for Bihar’s Coronavirus fight. (Source: PTI)

524. 1:20 PM, March 25, 2020

Five more patients in Sangli District of Maharashtra #COVID19 positive, number of cases in Sangli District surge to nine.

Table of coronavirus cases in India

Day wise break down of coronavirus cases in India since the last 14 days

523. 12:13 PM, March 25, 2020

AAP MP Sanjay Singh donates Rs 1 Crore to CM relief Fund.

522. 12:12 PM, March 25, 2020

Will issue e-passes to vegetable-sellers, grocers among others to ensure essential supplies during the lockdown: Delhi CM Kejriwal

521. 12:05 PM, March 25, 2020

We will ensure strict implementation of lockdown in Delhi: LG Anil Baijal

520. 11:29 AM, March 25, 2020

Piyush Goyal tweeted, “Nearly 9,000 freight trains making the rounds, Indian Railways goes all out to ensure supply of essential goods across the country.”

519. 11:08 AM, March 25, 2020

Swiggy is still operational. They even have a “Leave order at door or gate”.

The food aggregator app has written, “Opt for no-contact delivery and our delivery partner will leave it at your door/gate (not applicable on COD orders)”.

518. 10:34 AM, March 25, 2020

Four of the coronavirus hit states have pulled out an economic stimulus that will astound any nation — Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi — have announced a combined stimulus of about $8.5 billion (INR 6.4 Lakh Crore)

517. 10:15 AM, March 25, 2020

Why are Ecommerce companies stopping services despite coming under essential services?

~ Walmart-owned E-commerce platform Flipkart on Wednesday announced a temporary suspension of its services in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the 21-day lockdown. Without giving a date, the company has promised it will resume its services soon.

~ Myntra, which is a part of the Flipkart group has also announced that it is “temporarily not accepting any new orders.”

~ Amazon India has announced that it is temporarily halting the sales of all non-essential products in India in order to prioritise the customers’ needs at a time when the country was in a state of lockdown.

~ BigBasket has also halted its sales and limited supply to its existing customers.  It has announced this on its website saying, “We are currently experiencing unprecedented demand. In light of this, we are restricting access to our website to existing customers only. Please try again in a few hours.”

~ Grofers is also not taking further orders due to high demand. It has stopped services in many locations also. The company has left a contact form on its website where customers can leave their phone numbers and they will be notified when they resume services again.

516. 10:00 AM, March 25, 2020

Ministry of Home Affairs issues advisory to private security agencies stating, “this is the time for the private security industry to adopt a humane approach and protect its workers and staff members from lay-offs and consequent decrease in earnings.” (Source: ANI)

515. 09:40 AM, March 25, 2020

Sensex at 27,138.97; up by 464.94 points.

1 US Dollar = 76.28 Indian rupees

514. 09:24 AM, March 25, 2020

5 people in Indore test positive for coronavirus: MP health official. (Source: PTI)

513. 09:19 AM, March 25, 2020

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat appeals people of the state to support 21 days Lockdown, says essential goods, services to be available for people in the state. (Source: All India Radio News)

512. 08:54 AM, March 25, 2020

Bihar: Another person tested positive for Coronavirus in Patna’s Nalanda Medical College and Hospital; the total number of cases has reached 4 in the state. (Source: ANI)

511. 08:44 AM, March 25, 2020

What will be open during the 21-day lockdown?

As per the Ministry of Home Affairs,

~ Fair price shops and those dealing with food, groceries, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, fish, animal fodder to remain open.

~ Banks, ATMs, insurance offices, print and electronic media to remain open.

~Hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, to be open.

510. 08:34 AM, March 25, 2020

Govt directs all Centres/States to set-up a 24X7 control room with Helplines to address problems faced by the providers of Goods/Services during interstate movement.

It has also requested to provide state Helpline facility to ensure adequate protection to Essential service providers.

509. 08:28 AM, March 25, 2020

Total confirmed cases in India – 536

Total deaths in India – 10

Cured cases in India – 40

Total active cases in India – 486

508. 08:24 AM, March 25, 2020

Mahan Air flight carrying 277 Indian passengers landed at Delhi airport today early morning from Tehran, Iran. (Source: ANI)

507. 08:16 AM, March 25, 2020

In view of the prevailing coronavirus situation in India, the Gujarat government has announced that all the cabinet ministers will donate their one month’s salary to the CM relief fund for the fight against coronavirus. (Source: All India Radio News)

506. 08:00 AM, March 25, 2020

The first two positive cases in Maharashtra have both tested negative today. They’ll be discharged. (Source: ANI)

Manipur villages and towns are seeing volunteer-led isolation barriers at village/ town entry points to prevent outsiders from coming inside. AIR News

Flipkart temporarily shuts down its services. Source – Flipkart.com’s homepage

505. 07:40 AM, March 25, 2020

Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka told the State to stay prepared for 100,000 cases of COVID-19

Delhi’s famed Jhandewalan Mandir would stay closed during Navratri – Temple Authorities/ ANI

The number of cases in Chennai has gone up to 18, 6 cases were reported yesterday. AIR News

District Administration Ranchi, Jharkhand has partnered with Big Bazaar and two other Super Markets to provide doorstep delivery of essential products. DC – Ranchi.

Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all States & UTs to have a 24×7 COVID-19 Helpline.

504. 06:55 AM, March 25, 2020

As per the Ministry of Health & Family, Welfare:

  • The number of COVID 19 Positive Cases: 519
  • Indian Nationals: 476
  • Foreigners/ Foreign Nationals: 43
  • Recovered & Discharged: 40
  • Died: 10 NCT of Delhi reported one more death.

The State of Uttar Pradesh has enough essential supplies – CM (Door Darshan News)

The Government of India has banned the export of Malaria drug – Hydroxychloroquine (Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce).

503. 05:55 AM, March 25, 2020

It isn’t getting easy. Telangana CM has said “…If people don’t follow Coronavirus Lockdown, a situation may arise where we’ll have to impose 24-hour curfew & issue shoot-at-sight orders. I urge people not to let such a situation arise”.

In Madurai, Tamil Nadu a COVID-19 positive patient passed away. The patient had a history of Diabetes and COPD. Source State Health Minister (ANI)

State of Chattisgarh to provide free rice to poor under PDS for April and May.

502. 11:55 PM, March 24, 2020

Union cabinet would meet tomorrow at 10:30 AM at PM’s residence. (ANI)

Number of cases reported by Gujarat stands at 35 – Chief Secretary

No confirmation on use of Malaria Drug as preventive medicine (The Hindu)

501. 10:45 PM, March 24, 2020

The state of Gujarat tested 110 Samples, 95 tested negative, 2 Positive and 13 results are awaited – Chief Secretary.

Total number of positive cases are 536 – ICMR

Supreme Court stands adjourned. No matters would be taken up for tomorrow.

500. 09:45 PM, March 24, 2020

State of Uttar Pradesh would use Police Vehicles for the door to door supply – Chief Minister

Several Chief Ministers have issued appeals to their citizens to trust their government and to not panic. The Chief Ministers issued statements stating that essential supplies won’t be hindered.

Consul General of India in Dubai made an appeal to the Indian diaspora to stay at home and do not panic.

499. 08:43 PM, March 24, 2020

Prime Minister Modi’s appeal to 1.3 Bn countrymen:

~ forget what it’s like ‘going out’, stay inside your homes.

~ the nation will be on lockdown from mid-night till another 21 days

~ Prime Minister assures this is the only way to fight coronavirus

~ Prime Minister explains it took about 67 days for the world population to reach 1 lac confirmed cases, but it took just 11 days to reach 2 lac confirmed cases.

~ Modi emphasises that citizens need to follow all government protocol to save lives

~ Modi says to spend the time in isolation to pray for those affected by the pandemic and for who is on the frontline such as the doctors, nurses, ward boys, paramedical staff, police, media personnel, etc.

~ Modi pleads to stay home, to take preventive measures and participate wholly in the lockdown.

~ He says central and state governments are boosting health infrastructure with Rs 15,000 Cr benefits and he has asked all states to keep healthcare as a priority.

~ PM warns if the country doesn’t take care of preventing coronavirus in 21 days, the country might go back 21 years behind in terms of prosperity.

498. 07:10 PM, March 24, 2020

Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021.

497. 06:27 PM, March 24, 2020

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s wife Anupama Venugopal Nadella donates Rs 2 crore to Telangana govt to help the poor with the supply of essential commodities during the #CoronavirusLockdown in the state. Her father KR Venugopal handed over the check to the Chief Minister: State Govt (Source: ANI)

496. 06:11 PM, March 24, 2020

As India goes under lockdown, country’s top medical body, ICMR, says it will take 20 days for community spread patterns to be visible. (Source: WION)

495. 06:10 PM, March 24, 2020

COVID-19 cases in India rise to 519; active cases stand at 470: Health ministry.

494. 06:05 PM, March 24, 2020

Social distancing can reduce India’s cases by up to 62%, says ICMR study.

493. 06:02 PM, March 24, 2020

No case of coronavirus reported in the last 40 hours in Delhi: CM Kejriwal.

492. 05:57 PM, March 24, 2020

According to a report by ET, the Delhi Police has a total of 77 people arrested and has registered FIRs against them, over 674 people have been detained and 66 vehicles have been seized for violating lockdown in West Delhi. Over 400 detained for violations, says DGP in Gujarat lockdown.

492. 05:44 PM, March 24, 2020

Of the over 94,000 NRIs and foreign returned persons who had entered Punjab in recent days, most had been tracked and around 30,000 have been placed under isolation: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh. (Source: TOI)

492. 05:44 PM, March 24, 2020

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said he “doesn’t have an answer” on the fate of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) amid a nationwide lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: ET)

491. 04:57 PM, March 24, 2020

Here is a figure of the people quarantined in Gujarat as per the state government:

~ A total of 11,108 people are under quarantine for 14 days in Gujarat.

~ Of these many people, 224 are in government facilities.

~ Of these, over 10,850 are home quarantined and 34 are being treated in private hospitals.

490. 04:36 PM, March 24, 2020

Piyush Goyal has tweeted to announce that, “United to Combat Coronavirus: In the wake of #COVID19, Railways has decided to utilise its Production Units & Zonal Railway Workshops to manufacture essential medical items which can be utilised for the treatment of those affected in the pandemic”.

489. 04:26 PM, March 24, 2020

UP’s basic education minister Satish Chandra Dwivedi to give Rs 25 lakh from his MLALAD fund and his one month salary with allowances to the CM Relief Fund to help buy medical equipment to combat Covid -19, and also to ensure daily wage labourers get their share.

488. 04:22 PM, March 24, 2020

Maharashtra’s Health Minister has said that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has risen to 106. (Source: Business Line)

487. 04:15 PM, March 24, 2020

Pune-based firm Mylabs Discovery Solutions develops a testing kit for faster confirmation of Covid-19 cases. (Source: TOI)

486. 04:06 PM, March 24, 2020

84th Senior National Badminton Championships put on hold due to Covid-19: BAI (Source: Business Standard)

485. 04:00 PM, March 24, 2020

A 47-year-old woman with no recent history of foreign travel tests positive for Covid-19 in Noida: Officials (Source: Business Standard)

484. 03:56 PM, March 24, 2020

Full lockdown announced in UP till March 27.

483. 03:53 PM, March 24, 2020

As per a press release shared by the PIB, the central government has stated, “Deploy fiscal resources for additional medical facilities, Center instructs State Governments. Facilities to be well equipped with ventilators, personal protective equipment, masks and drugs”.

482. 03:45 PM, March 24, 2020

Sensex ends 692.79 points higher at 26,674.03; Nifty rises 190.80 points to 7,801.05

481. 03:37 PM, March 24, 2020

Entire West Bengal to be put under lockdown from 5 pm today till 31st March: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nabanna

480. 03:29 PM, March 24, 2020

Union Group of Ministers (GOM) meeting over Covid-19 to be held tomorrow at Nirman Bhawan in Delhi.  (Source: TOI)

479. 03:23 PM, March 24, 2020

Logix Blossom residential society in sector-137 of Noida has been seized till 10 AM on March 26 for sanitisation after a resident of the society tested positive for #coronavirus: Gautam Budh Nagar DM BN Singh. (Source: ANI)

478. 03:16 PM, March 24, 2020

Debit cardholders to withdraw cash from any other bank ATM without any charge for the next 3 months: Sitharaman

We may consider suspending Section 7, 9 and 10 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), at a later stage, if the present circumstances prevail beyond six months, says the FM. (TOI)

477. 03:13 PM, March 24, 2020

Health officials have confirmed two more people test positive for coronavirus in Srinagar, taking total cases in Jammu and Kashmir to six.

476. 03:00 PM, March 24, 2020

Curfew should be immediately imposed in populated areas of Himachal Pradesh to ensure social distancing to avoid the spread of coronavirus, Congress Mukesh Agnihotri said on Tuesday.(Source: Firstpost)

475. 02:47 PM, March 24, 2020

Maharashtra government issues division-wise and district-wise helpline numbers in wake of COVID19 virus.

474. 02:41 PM, March 24, 2020

The relief being provided by Finance Minister as announced during the press conference:

– Compliance related to Income tax related matter

– FY 2018-19 – the last date for tax return extended to June 30, 2020. Interest @ 9%.

– Various notice, compliance, etc – extended to June 30, 2020

– Aadhar PAN linking – extended to June 30, 2020

– Vivad se Vishwas scheme – extended to June 30, 2020. No 10% additional charge till June 30, 2020

– The due date for issuance of notice/intimation/filing of appeal/furnishing of return/return statement/report/any other document/compliance  including investment under Income-tax Act – extended to June 30, 2020

Also, the FM added:

– GST: The last date for filing March, April, May 2020 returns and composition returns extended till June 30

– For companies with less than Rs. 5 crore turnover, no interest, late fee or penalty will be charged

– For the bigger companies, interest would be 9%: FM

– Aadhaar-Pan linking date extended to June 30, says FM

473. 02:39 PM, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus update: Vivaad se Vishwas scheme extended to June 30, so no additional 10% payment required. (Business Standard)

474. 02:36 PM, March 24, 2020

The Map Team of MapsofIndia has prepared this map of India highlighting states and Union Territories under lockdown as of March 23, 2020, due to COVID-19.

Map of India Showing Lockdown States and Union Territories as of March 23, 2020 Due to COVID-19

Map of India depicting States and Union Territories which are lockdown as of March 23, 2020, due to coronavirus

473. 02:30 PM, March 24, 2020

Very close to coming out with an economic package to deal with coronavirus crisis, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman in a press conference.

472. 02:26 PM, March 24, 2020

No salary or leave deduction during domestic flights suspension period: IndiGo CEO tells staff. ( Source ET)

471. 02:10 PM, March 24, 2020

The number of Coronavirus patients in Tamil Nadu go up to 15.

470. 01:59 PM, March 24, 2020

Chandigarh Administration: Punjab Jail Manual, Cricket Stadium in Sector-16 & Sports Complex in Manimajra are hereby declared as temporary jail till prohibitory orders remain in operation keeping in view the urgencies arisen due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Manipur declares statewide indefinite curfew after woman tests positive for COVID-19.

(Source: ET)

469. 01:52 PM, March 24, 2020

Chandigarh Administration: Punjab Jail Manual, Cricket Stadium in Sector-16 & Sports Complex in Manimajra are hereby declared as temporary jail till prohibitory orders remain in operation keeping in view the urgencies arisen due to the outbreak of #COVID19. (Source: ET)

468. 01:49 PM, March 24, 2020

Mukesh Ambani’s RIL has mega plans to fight coronavirus. While Reliance Industries Ltd. will make a donation of Rs 5 crore to Maharashtra government’s relief fund, it has also announced that it will gear up production of face masks and safety suits for the workers of the country. “RIL has deployed the combined strengths of Reliance Foundation, Reliance Retail, Jio, Reliance Life Sciences, Reliance Industries, and all the 6,00,000 members of the Reliance family on this action plan against COVID-19,” the company said in a statement. (Source: Financial Express)

467. 01:42 PM, March 24, 2020

Health Department workers like doctors, nurses and all those who attend to Coronavirus patients will be given one month’s extra salary: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami in the state assembly. (Source: ANI)

466. 01:04 PM, March 24, 2020

West Bengal: Bengal Imams Association has urged all mosques to prohibit the entry of people in mosques. Only 4-5 with Imam will perform azan. People should offer prayers inside their houses. All mosques in the state should follow the order till 9 April in wake of COVID19. (Source: ANI)

465. 01:02 PM, March 24, 2020

Delhi: Special Task Force constituted by CM Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting today at 3:30 pm at CM’s residence, to discuss the steps taken till now to control the spread of #COVID19. Top officials of the concerned departments will be also present in the meeting. (Source: ANI)

464. 12:52 PM, March 24, 2020

Govt includes Covid-19 treatment in Ayushmann Bharat scheme: The central government has decided to extend the benefits of the Ayushmann Bharat Yojana for the treatment of novel coronavirus. The government said that all beneficiaries of the Ayushmann Bharat yojana will be eligible to seek treatment for Covid-19 under this scheme.

463. 12:34 PM, March 24, 2020

Eleven Italian tourists, among the first patients of Covid-19 to be admitted in Indian hospitals, have made a full recovery. Medanta, the super-speciality private hospital where they were being treated, said on Monday all 11 had been discharged and handed over to the Italian embassy.

Overall, 36 coronavirus patients have fully recovered in India.

462. 12:13 PM, March 24, 2020

Arvind Kejriwal said that five people infected with COVID-19 have been discharged from hospitals after getting treatment.

461. 12:09 PM, March 24, 2020

IIT Roorkee Startup Develops Herbal Hand Sanitiser To Tackle COVID-19: In an endeavour to minimise the transmission risk of COVID-19 and promote basic hygiene, two students of IIT Roorkee have led the development of preparing more than 150 litres ( 1500 bottles) of the herbal hand sanitiser. The Heal-agnostics Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Is a start-up incubated at TIDES, IIT Roorkee under the aegis of Dr Indranil Lahiri and Dr Debrupa Lahiri, with support of the administration.

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460. 11:50 AM, March 24, 2020

CM Arvind Kejriwal says no new coronavirus case in Delhi in last 24 hours, the biggest challenge now is to not let the situation go out of control.

459. 11:42 AM, March 24, 2020

Case registered against Coca Cola plant in Himachal Pradesh, operated by a separate entity, for running factory in violation of lockdown order to check the spread of coronavirus.

458. 11:32 AM, March 24, 2020

Election Commission postpones elections to 18 Rajya Sabha seats scheduled on March 26 in view of COVID2019 outbreak: Indian Express

457. 11:30 AM, March 24, 2020

West Bengal: Kolkata Police arrests 255 persons from different parts of the city for violating norms during ongoing lockdown imposed in the wake of #Coronavirus threats in the state. (Source: All India Radio News)

456. 11:18 AM, March 24, 2020

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi on COVID-19. The letter states, “I request you to consider advising the State Building & Other Construction Worker’s Welfare Boards to roll out emergency welfare measures, particularity wage support to construction workers.” (Source: ANI)

455. 11:10 AM, March 24, 2020

Four more COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra; total reaches 101: Health official (Source: PTI)

454. 11:08 AM, March 24, 2020

Will address the nation at 8 PM today, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

453. 11:05 AM, March 24, 2020

SAARC health professionals meet proposed for March 26. (Source: ANI)

452. 11:00 AM, March 24, 2020

Former India cricketer and now MLA, Gautam Gambhir has come forward to help the Coronavirus patients. Gautam Gambhir has announced to donate a hefty amount of ₹50 lakh from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) fund for the equipment needed for the treatment of the people suffering from coronavirus.

451. 10:50 AM, March 24, 2020

According to a medical journal published by the Indian Journal of Medical Research and shared by the ICMR, India ranks 17th among the countries at the highest risk of importation of COVID-19 through air travel.

450. 10:39 AM, March 24, 2020

As per a press release circulated by the ICMR, “A total of 20,707 samples from 23rd March 2020 8:00 PM IST. A total of 471 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases.”

Late at night, the Centre said states have now imposed complete lockdown covering 548 districts.

India reported two more deaths on Monday — one each from West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh.

449. 10:35 AM, March 24, 2020

Piyush Goyal confirms, “Over 111 Govt. labs across India are functional for #COVID19 testing.”

448. 09:50 AM, March 24, 2020

Benchmark indices opened in positive territory on 24 March with Sensex added more than 1000 points. At 09:17 hrs IST, the Sensex is up 1,212.60 points or 4.67 per cent at 27193.84, and the Nifty up 353.85 points or 4.65 per cent at 7964.10.

447. 09:40 AM, March 24, 2020

Manipur has reported the first case of COVID-19 in Northeast India, say reports. Northeast Now reports that a 23-year-old from Imphal (west) has been identified as the first confirmed case in the state.

446. 07:40 AM, March 24, 2020

Tamil Nadu: Out of the 113 passengers who were brought back on board Air Asia flight that landed in Chennai last night, 9 symptomatic passengers were referred to hospital, while the remaining 104 were taken to Air Force quarantine facility in Tambaram yesterday. (Source: ANI)

445. 07:30 AM, March 24, 2020

Complete Lockdown in Kerala – Number of cases 95.

Assam to be under lockdown from 6:00 PM today till 31st of March

96 FIRs were registered in Delhi’s suburb of NOIDA for violating lockdown orders and 1995 vehicles were challaned. (ANI)

444. 06:55 AM, March 24, 2020

The Uttrakhand Government has directed all private medical colleges and hospitals with a capacity of 100 beds or more to reserve 25% of their beds for COVID19 infected or “possibly infected cases”. Government/ ANI.

Gujarat Government announced statewide lock-down. DGP Shivanand Shah said it would be strictly implemented.

443. 05:55 AM, March 24, 2020

Bombay High Court to hear only urgent cases.

Tamilnadu reported 3 more cases overnight.

30 States and Union Territories are under complete lockdown. India has a total of 36 States and Union Territories (28+8) / 548 districts under lockdown.

All domestic and international airlines to suspend operations from midnight, today.

442. 11:55 PM, March 23, 2020

Persons employed in private organisations engaged in essential services in Delhi will have to seek “curfew” passes from their DCP offices: Delhi Police/ AIR

441. 10:55 PM, March 23, 2020

All incoming traffic stopped in 107 immigration check posts.

Private laboratories can charge Rs 1,500 for testing and Rs 3,000 for confirmation of Coronavirus.

12 private lab businesses having 15,000 collection centres (collectively) start testing of COVID19

Assam under lock-down till 31st March

440. 09:55 PM, March 23, 2020

Maharashtra to impose a curfew from midnight, state-wide.

439. 08:55 PM, March 23, 2020

Number of cases in Maharashtra is 97

All essential goods shops would open in Uttrakhand from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

438. 07:58 PM, March 23, 2020

Tejashwi Yadav offers official bungalow for use as quarantine camp. (Source: Republic TV)

437. 07:56 PM, March 23, 2020

Tripura CM Biplab Deb announces a complete lockdown in the state from 2 PM tomorrow till 31st March in the wake of Coronavirus Pandemic. (Source: ANI)

436. 07:55 PM, March 23, 2020

We are going through a crisis, we must all cooperate as a family so that no one gets this disease. Police have been fully empowered to enforce the curfew & if anyone is caught violating it then they will be treated with legal mechanism: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.

435. 06:03 PM, March 23, 2020

Additional precautionary measures initiated by IndianArmy

  • Attendance further reduced in Headquarters. Work from Home enhanced.
  • Personnel engaged in Essential services only, including Medical Services to continue.

434. 06:00 PM, March 23, 2020

Families having ration cards will get free ration for one month and pensioners will get 3 months’ pension in advance. Every family having ration cards in lockdown areas will get Rs 1000. Students of Class 1 to Class 12 will get scholarships till March 31, announces Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. (Source: News 18)

433. 05:40 PM, March 23, 2020

Grant leave to domestic helpers till March 31, pay wages: Gujarat govt

In order to promote social distancing and check the spread of coronavirus, the Labour and Employment department of Gujarat government Monday asked citizens to grant voluntary leaves to domestic helpers and other domestic workers until March 31. (Source the Indian Express)

432. 05:24 PM, March 23, 2020

Manipur govt orders shut down of the State except for emergency and essential services till March 31 as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of Coronavirus. (Source: All India Radio News)

431. 05:17 PM, March 23, 2020

Yesterday we sealed the state borders and today we are sealing district borders. We will not allow it to spread to the districts which are unaffected as of now: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.

431. 05:08 PM, March 23, 2020

The Indian Army has tweeted, “#Quarantine facilities of #IndianArmy as on date are only functioning at #Manesar & #Jaisalmer.”

430. 04:49 PM, March 23, 2020

Bengaluru police commissioner says those subjected to home-quarantine stamping will be arrested if they are found in public places. (Source: TOI)

429. 04:40 PM, March 23, 2020

ICMR Director-General: Hydroxychloroquine is recommended only for a healthcare worker who is treating a COVID-19 patient. Secondly, it’s recommended only for persons staying & caring for a household positive patient. They can take that only for prophylaxis, only for prevention.

428. 04:35 PM, March 23, 2020

Complete lockdown in 19 states, UTs; some parts of 6 states, UTs have been kept under lockdown: Union Health Ministry joint secretary.

Jamia Millia Islamia forms 11-member committee to deal with medical emergencies due to coronavirus outbreak, say officials.

(Source: PTI)

427. 04:32 PM, March 23, 2020

One person died of CoronaVirus in Kolkata this afternoon. (Source: All India Radio News)

426. 04:17 PM, March 23, 2020

ICMR chief confirms over 12 more laboratory chains have come on board and are testing for the virus.

425. 04:17 PM, March 23, 2020

Arunachal Pradesh govt orders lockdown from 5 pm on Monday till March 31. (Source: TOI)

424. 04:00 PM, March 23, 2020

After Donald Trump prescription, ICMR, Delhi, prescribes Hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis of COVID-19 for high risk population in India. (Source: The Indian Express)

423. 03:45 PM, March 23, 2020

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat asks officials to strictly enforce statewide lockdown to check #coronavirus spread, seeks public cooperation.

422. 03:18 PM, March 23, 2020

Tamil Nadu to impose Section 144 all over the state, starting tomorrow at 6 pm, till March 31.

Delhi High Court suspends functioning till April 4.

Sources say West Bengal CM has written to the PM to issue instructions to stop all flights coming into West Bengal with immediate effect.

Houses of 3,000 people advised home quarantine following screening for coronavirus in Chennai under watch; Houses to be stamped with stickers for alerting others: Civic body.

Telangana govt has invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. All hospitals are ordered not to perform any elective procedures/ surgeries to enhance the availability of healthcare facilities to Covid-19 patients.

(Source ET)

421. 03:06 PM, March 23, 2020

Lockdown announced in Tamil Nadu from 6 PM on Tuesday till Mar 31 to check the spread of coronavirus. District borders to be shut; barring outlets dealing with essentials, all other establishments to be closed: Govt

420. 03:03 PM, March 23, 2020

Jammu & Kashmir Police: FIR has been registered against two students for concealing their travel history to Pakistan and Bangladesh, in Awantipora area of Pulwama district in the union territory.

419. 03:01 PM, March 23, 2020

Delhi govt allocates Rs 724 crore for new hospitals, Rs 365 crore for more mohalla clinics, polyclinics.

418. 02:58 PM, March 23, 2020

Delhi govt to provide Rs 7,704 crore for the health sector in the next financial year: Dy CM Sisodia in the Budget speech. (Source: PTI)

417. 02:31 PM, March 23, 2020

SAARC Corona Emergency Fund

Sri Lanka – $ 5 million

Bangladesh – $1.5 million

Nepal – $1 million

India – $10 million

Maldives – $200,000

Bhutan – $100,000

Afghanistan – $ 1 Million

416. 02:04 PM, March 23, 2020

AIIMS to shut down OPD, including speciality services, all new and follow up patients’ registration from March 24 till further orders. (Source: PTI)

415. 01:59 PM, March 23, 2020

55 CNG stations to be operational in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and Gurugram during the period of lockdown from March 23 till 31st March: Indraprastha Gas Limited

414. 01:57 PM, March 23, 2020

All officers/officials of Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) will be contributing their one day salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund: Public Relations, Punjab. (Source: ANI)

413. 01:31 PM, March 23, 2020

In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis in the country, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana Dushyant Chautala on Monday donated one month of his salary to the Coronavirus Relief fund.

412. 01:26 PM, March 23, 2020

Curfew imposed in Punjab to combat coronavirus spread. (Source: PTI)

411. 01:09 PM, March 23, 2020

Karnataka govt to buy 1,000 ventilators, 5 lakh personal protective equipment, says state health minister.

410. 01:08 PM, March 23, 2020

Punjab CM to initiate legal action against violators: ‘Won’t let few threaten safety’.

409. 12:11 PM, March 23, 2020

Two-wheeler major TVS Motor Company on Monday said it is suspending production at all its plants for two days in order to safeguard its employees from the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: ET)

408. 12:08 PM, March 23, 2020

~ 15,17,327 – Passengers screened at the airports. (Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)

407. 12:00 PM, March 23, 2020

The Health Ministry has released the complete list of cases district wise in India. Here is the list.

406. 11:54 AM, March 23, 2020

Canadian Olympic officials urge postponement of #TokyoGames, says that in view of the #CoronavirusPandemic they won’t send the team in summer of 2020. India is considering the options. (Source: All India Radio News)

405. 11:49 AM, March 23, 2020

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the Delhi Budget would be tabled on Monday despite it being the first day of a lockdown in the national capital to prevent the possible community spread of the coronavirus. (Source: Hindu)

404. 11:39 AM, March 23, 2020

Here are the Indian corporates stepping up to fight against Coronavirus menace in India.

~ Tata Group will pay full wages to its temporary workers and daily-wage earners for March and April.

~ Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal is committing ₹100 crores to fight Covid-19.

~ Paytm is earmarking ₹5 crores for innovators developing medical solutions. Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma will forego 2 months’ salary.

~ Anand Mahindra offers converting resorts to isolation/quarantine facilities, to develop a fund to fight coronavirus and offers his salary to be contributed to it.

402. 10:56 AM, March 23, 2020

The total number of positive Coronavirus cases in the country is 415 and 7 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

401. 10:56 AM, March 23, 2020

Government of India asks states to strictly enforce lockdown, legal action will be taken against violators. (Source: PIB)

400. 10:50 AM, March 23, 2020

11 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat; the total number of patients rises to 29, 1 death: Source – PTI

399. 10:47 AM, March 23, 2020

Leading automakers such as Maruti Suzuki India and Mahindra & Mahindra have announced the suspension of manufacturing activities across plants. Two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp has also suspended production across all manufacturing plants. (Source: ET)

398. 10:44 AM, March 23, 2020

Police at Delhi-Gautam Budh Nagar border are stopping vehicles from Delhi entering Uttar Pradesh amid lockdowns. (Source ET)

397. 10:32 AM, March 23, 2020

Prime Minister sends a stern message to the public. He tweeted, “Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself by doing this, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request the state governments that they enforce the rules and laws strictly”.

397. 10:18 AM, March 23, 2020

Amid lockdown in the city due to COVID19, Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi opened this morning and continues the business as usual. A wholesale seller says, “Fruits and vegetables are in sufficient quantity.”

396. 10:10 AM, March 23, 2020

Shiv Sena MPs will not take part in proceedings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, due to Coronavirus: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

Andhra Pradesh reports the sixth positive case.

395. 10:07 AM, March 23, 2020

Sensex tanks 10 pc to hit lower circuit limit, halts trading for 45 minutes. (Source: PTI)

394. 10:05 AM, March 23, 2020

CPM MP KK Ragesh has given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha over “2000 people gathering at the Parliament including PM and MPs amid the spread of COVID19”

393. 09:59 AM, March 23, 2020

In view of the government imposed lockdown, services of Ola will not be available in Delhi till 31 March. This is to support the administration to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus infection.

392. 09:55 AM, March 23, 2020

Tamil Nadu: Two new Covid-19outbreak positive cases reported.

391. 09:50 AM, March 23, 2020

A 68-year-old Philippines citizen, initially tested positive for COVD19 but subsequently became negative, passed away yesterday. He was shifted from Kasturba hospital to a private hospital. He had developed acute renal failure and respiratory distress: Public Health Department, Mumbai.

390. 09:39 AM, March 23, 2020

“Uber is complying with all Central and State Government directives related to its services for containing the spread of Coronavirus.’’ – Uber Spokesperson

389. 09:34 AM, March 23, 2020

Maharashtra cases touch 89. India tally of coronavirus near 400 now.

388. 09:26 AM, March 23, 2020

Market hits a new low. 1 US dollar equals to Rs 76.04 and Sensex is down by 2,148 points, Nifty below 8,000.

387. 09:17 AM, March 23, 2020

The total number of positive Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rises to 89: Maharashtra Health Department. (Source: ANI)

386. 08:51 AM, March 23, 2020

Government of Punjab: To help those whose livelihood is affected as a result of lockdown to curb the spread of #CoronaVirus, all IAS Officers of Punjab Cadre shall contribute one day salary to Chief Minister Relief Fund. (Source: ANI)

385. 07:30 AM, March 23, 2020

17 out of 28 States and 5 out of 8 Union Territories have at least one district under lockdown. Total number of Districts under central Government lockdown is now 80.

Prime Minister of India has urged maximum use of Digital Means of Payment to control the spread of Coronavirus in India.

Team of researchers at IIT-Delhi have developed a cheap test to confirm Coronavirus. It has been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune, which is doing clinical trials. Source – The Hindu.

384. 07:00 AM, March 23, 2020

Keep it handy, ICMR has released a list of operational laboratories for Coronavirus Testing in India. Voici la LIST

Budget Session of Parliament may end today – NDTV

Supreme Court to function without lawyers today, virtually.

383. 06:30 AM, March 23, 2020

Reported Cases: 384

Active Cases: 353

Recovered: 24

Deaths 7

Indian Embassy in the US has set up 24×7 helplines for Indians- This is the lien

The Government of Maharashtra has issued an advisory to all private hospitals:

  • Postpone non-emergency services
  • Prepare isolation wards

382. 06:00 AM, March 23, 2020

Delhi under lockdown from 6:00 AM till March 31st – Delhi Government.

Government of UT of Jammu and Kashmir is starting doorstep delivery of ration to the cardholders.

Do wash your hands after touching currency – Indian Banks Association (AIR News)

381. 05:30 AM, March 23, 2020

Pune has extended curfew till March 31/2020.

Lockdown has been extended in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district.

Delhi has three terminals, TI, T2 and T3 – DIAL, the agency operating Delhi Airport, has stated that all operations at T3 are suspended till 5:31 AM of March 29/2020.

Arunachal Pradesh has placed the state under restrictive mode as a precautionary measure under “Complete Safety Restrictions” notification till March 29/2020.

380. 11:30 PM, March 22, 2020

Amidst COVID-19 impact resultant lockdown, Supreme Court of India would function only on two days this week, tomorrow and on Wednesday.

The UT of Jammu and Kashmir has restricted gathering to a max of 3 at all public places.

Andhra Pradesh reports 6th case. The person infected was in close contact with one of the 5 existing COVID-19 positive cases. All the 5 had international travel history.

379. 11:08 PM, March 22, 2020

In view of the recent complaints that some groups of people have been discriminating against the employees of Air India due to their recent exposure to hotspots of coronavirus for the evacuation operations, the Air India official Twitter handle has tweeted:

“#FlyAI: We would like to appeal to all, particularly the law enforcement agencies, to ensure that AirIndia crew are treated with respect and freedom that every citizen deserves, especially those who have been discharging their duties in a selfless manner for return of fellow Indians”

378. 10:42 PM, March 22, 2020

Jammu & Kashmir Govt: Employers shall not terminate their employees, particularly casual or contractual workers from the job or reduce their wages. If any worker takes leave, they shall be deemed to be on duty without any consequential deduction in wages.

377. 10:38 PM, March 22, 2020

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announces lockdown in urban areas till March 31 over novel #coronavirus pandemic. (Source: PTI)

375. 10:31 PM, March 22, 2020

Total number of #Coronavirus positive cases rises to 396 in India (including foreign nationals): Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Three persons have been tested positive for #Coronavirus today. Total 28 positive cases have been reported in the state till now: Rohit Singh, Additional Chief Secretary of Rajasthan Health Department

[Source: ANI]

374. 07:55 PM, March 22, 2020

Pune goes under compulsory curfew from 9:00 PM March 22/2020 to 5:00 AM tomorrow. It will be enforced. Joint Police Commissioner Pune.

The State of Telangana has also declared lockout till March 31, 2020. There are 87 lakh people in Telangana under White Ration Card Scheme, they will be provided with 12 KG rice free of cost and Rs 1,500 each.

Three more cases have been reported in Kolkata, West Bengal, with these three added, total number of COVID19 Positive cases in West Bengal is 7.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has stated the following nationwide numbers:

  • Number of cases: 360
  • Deaths 7

Section 144 has been imposed in all cities of Maharashtra. Chief Minister

373. 07:55 PM, March 22, 2020

There is a clarification by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) – Delhi Airport is not being shutdown – Domestic flights would keep on operating between Delhi and other cities, both departures and arrivals.

Health Department, Government of Karnataka has reported that till date 26 cases have been identified as COVID-19 positive. It also reported one death.

The State of Goa has extended Janata Curfew by three more days.

Indian Airforce is reducing the number of officers on duty by 25% to 30% and total staff on duty by 45% to 50%.

The State Government of Andhra Pradesh announced free ration to poor and a sum of Rs 1,000 per family.

372. 06:55 PM, March 22, 2020

People shouldn’t come out of houses in States which have announced Lockdown: Prime Minister of India.

All Government Departments to run with skeletal staff to provide essential services – Department of Personnel and Training

First death reported in Gujarat today, a 69-year-old male in Surat – Department of Health, Gujarat.

371. 05:55 PM, March 22, 2020

Delhi is under lockdown. Following Districts have been listed:

  • Central
  • East Delhi
  • North Delhi
  • North West Delhi
  • North East Delhi
  • South Delhi
  • West Delhi

370. 05:47 PM, March 22, 2020

Areas in Maharashtra under lockdown:

Pimpri-Chinchwad

Pune

Mumbai

Nagpur

Yavatmal

Kalyan

Navi Mumbai

Ahmednagar

Panvel

Thane

Ulhasnagar

Aurangabad

Ratnagiri

369. 05:45 PM, March 22, 2020

Bihar

Munger

Patna

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Jabalpur

Karnataka

Bengaluru

Kalaburagi

Kodagu

Chikkaballapur

Mysore

368. 05:42 PM, March 22, 2020

Five districts of Gujarat under lockdown:

Ahmedabad

Rajkot

Surat

Baroda

Gandhinagar

367. 05:39 PM, March 22, 2020

Odisha government has ordered lockdown for five districts:

Khurda

Cuttack

Ganjam

Kendrapara

Angul

It has also ordered the lockdown of eight towns:

Puri

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Jharsuguda

Balasore

Jajpur Road

Jajpur Town

Bhadrak

366. 05:37 PM, March 22, 2020

Seven districts under lockdown in Kerala are:

Pathanamthitta

Kasargod

Ernakulam

Malappuram

Kannur

Kottayam

Thiruvananthapuram

365. 05:24 PM, March 22, 2020

India has responded to PM Modi’s clarion call. Citizens across India acknowledged the stellar efforts of the women and men standing on the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 in India. The bells, conch shells, claps, etc. started 5 mins prior and kept going. India stands together in gratitude for its warriors today!

364. 04:51 PM, March 22, 2020

In a Press Briefing on COVID-19 in India Prof Bhargava, Director-General, ICMR DELHI expressed that ‘Lockdown is the most essential thing to battle the coronavirus… If we succeed, we will find out soon’.

363. 04:44 PM, March 22, 2020

Indian Council of Medical Research director-general confirms that over 60 private labs have registered so far to conduct COVID-19 tests.

362. 04:41 PM, March 22, 2020

Here is a break up of the coronavirus cases in India.

TOTAL CASES: 344

HOSPITALIZED CASES: 314

CASES IN INTENSIVE CARE: 0

RECOVERED CASES: 23

DEATHS: 7

361. 04:34 PM, March 22, 2020

Gujarat reports first death due to coronavirus infection as a 67-year-old patient dies in Surat. (Source: PTI)

360. 04:34 PM, March 22, 2020

Prohibitory orders imposed in Delhi till Mar 31 due to coronavirus; Protests and other gatherings banned: Delhi Police. (Source: Press Trust of India)

359. 03:55 PM, March 22, 2020

As per the Ministry of Health & Family, Welfare total number of COVID-19 cases have gone up to 341.

Maharashtra to keep Banks & Sharemarkets open.

Uttrakhand lockdown till 31st March 2020.

Tamilnadu extends Janta Curfew till 5:00 AM tomorrow.

As per Central Government, there is no evidence of Community Transmission of COVID-19 in India. (The Hindu).

358. 02:55 PM, March 22, 2020

As per Director General of Press Information Bureau, only essential services would be allowed in 75 districts which have had positive cases of COVID-19, this was decided in a meeting chaired by the Cabinet Secretary.

All metro rail services in India suspended till 31st March.  Source – All India Radio News

357. 01:55 PM, March 22, 2020

This is a real big one, Indian Railways has cancelled all passenger trains till March 31. Source: Indian Railway, Second Source ANI. This is a big disruption and leads India closest to “Shelter in Place”.

Kolkata Metro will also shut down at midnight tonight. Mumbai and other suburban trains too would shutdown.

Punjab confirms 14 positive cases.

356. 12:55 PM, March 22, 2020

Bihar has confirmed two cases, one has passed away, he had a history of travel to Qatar and the second person is a lady who is admitted at AIIMS Patna.

The UT of Jammu & Kashmir has declared March 24th as a Government Holiday, March 23rd and 25th are already holidays in the UT.

355. 11:55 AM, March 22, 2020

Bihar reports its first death. The patient had travelled from Kolkata to AIIMS Patna two days back and was COVID-19 Positive.

ICMR reports that 341 people have so far tested Coronavirus positive in India, so far.

As per the Health Department, Government of Maharashtra total number in the state stands at 74. 6 from Mumbai and 4 from Pune have increased the number by 10.

354. 10:55 AM, March 22, 2020

Punjab Government orders complete lockdown in the state.

Maharashtra reports another death.

353. 9:55 AM, March 22, 2020

There is an overwhelming response to Janta Curfew nationwide.

Care is being taken to clear passengers who have arrived during Janta Curfew from Italy on a special Air India flight. The flight landed a few minutes back. All passengers would be taken to ITBP’s quarantine facility in Chhawla, Delhi.

352. 8:55 AM, March 22, 2020

Largely India is observing voluntary curfew.

Delhi Police is giving flowers to those on-road and requesting them to go home.

Maharashtra has exempted all essential services from voluntary curfew/ Janta Curfew.

351. 7:55 AM, March 22, 2020

News from all parts of India is that the voluntary Janta Curfew is being observed in totality.

Embassy of India in Italy has confirmed that 263 Indians, students and individuals on compassionate ground have left for India on a special Air India flight.

The number of reported cases in India is 332 with 305 cases live and rest declared COVID-19 free.

350. 6:55 AM, March 22, 2020

India gets ready to stay indoors.

Bihar shuts down bus service, restaurants and banquet halls till March 31.

Jharkhand writes to Chairman of Railway Board to stop trains from entering the state from March 22 – March 31.

349. 05:55 AM, March 22, 2020

Don’t pay more. Government fixes the price of single-ply and two-ply face mask between Rs 8 – Rs 10 and of alcohol-based hand sanitizer at Rs 100/- for 200 Ml bottle.

348. 04:55 AM, March 22, 2020

Delhi moved a notch higher:

  • Food to be served in night-shelters
  • Rs 4,000-Rs 5,000 pension to be paid to 8,00,000 beneficiaries by April 7.
  • Free rations with 50% more quantity than normal entitlement to 72 lakh beneficiaries.

Source: Delhi Government/ AIR

347. 10:55 PM, March 21, 2020

The State of Chattisgarh has closed all Government offices except emergency services to be closed, it has also banned all semi-government and private businesses. Intercity and intracity state transport has been suspended., review on March 31/2020.

Pondicherry has shut down its famous beach for public till March 31/2020

346. 09:55 PM, March 21, 2020

After the frantic movement from cities to villages, the PM made an appeal to stay where you are or in other words Shelter in Place to contain the spread.

345. 08:55 PM, March 21, 2020

Kerala is infected and it is the Gulf which has exported it to Kerala. With 12 more cases reported, the number stands at 52.

Indian Railways has closed all its museums, heritage parks and galleries with immediate effect. No date of reopening has been announced.

344. 07:55 PM, March 21, 2020

Former CM of Rajasthan and BJP leader Vasundhra Raje tested negative for COVID-19.

India Railways to suspend all services from 00:00 hrs till 10:00 PM.

343. 06:55 PM, March 21, 2020

The number of COVID cases in India is 283.

Delhi Metro has reconfirmed that all services would be closed from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

342. 05:55 PM, March 21, 2020

Lawyers’ bodies—SCBA, SCAORA—has decided to appeal to Chief Justice of India to prepone summer vacation in Supreme Court by declaring holidays for 2-4 weeks in wake of coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Press Trust of India)

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341. 05:45 PM, March 21, 2020

Vasundhara Raje tested negative. She tweeted, “After conducting a #Covid19 test, I’m happy to inform you that the results came back negative. However, as a preventive measure, my son and I will continue to be in isolation for 15 days.”

340. 05:36 PM, March 21, 2020

No lockdown in Delhi for now, but will have to do it if the need arises: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Covid-19.

339. 05:33 PM, March 21, 2020

SBI opens an emergency credit line for borrowers | Amid businesses getting affected due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the country’s largest lender State Bank of India has opened an emergency credit line to meet any liquidity mismatch for its borrowers. (Source: ET)

338. 05:24 PM, March 21, 2020

Amid fears of a lockdown in India, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry emphasised, “NO LOCKDOWN”.

The Joint Secretary said, “All our efforts are towards Prevention”.

337. 05:05 PM, March 21, 2020

Tata Group to fully compensate temporary staff amid COVID-19 outbreak

– N Chandrasekaran

336. 05:00 PM, March 21, 2020

No gathering with more than 5 people allowed.

– Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

335. 04:58 PM, March 21, 2020

India revises its testing strategy for coronavirus; all patients hospitalised with severe acute respiratory illness to be now tested for COVID19 infection. (Source: Wion)

334. 04:53 PM, March 21, 2020

People should not go for coronavirus test out of fashion or for confidence-building; it should be done as per protocol: Health ministry. (Press Trust of India)

333. 04:51 PM, March 21, 2020

India has come up with a chatbot to spread awareness about coronavirus.

An individual is required to text +919013151515 (or click on this link) to connect to the bot.

The bot was built by Mumbai-based firm Haptik Technologies, which local telecom giant Reliance Jio acquired last year, and the information is being provided by the nation’s Ministry of Health. (Source: Techcrunch)

332. 04:43 PM, March 21, 2020

Mock drill on Mar 22 for emergency response for handling coronavirus cases in govt hospitals: Health ministry (Source: Press Trust of India)

331. 04:37 PM, March 21, 2020

72 lakh people in Delhi get ration from fair price shops. Ration per person being increased by 50 pc, will be provided free: Arvind Kejriwal (Source: Press Trust of India)

330. 04:29 PM, March 21, 2020

The Prime Minister has tweeted about the current coronavirus situation in the country:

“Never forget – precautions not panic!

It’s not only important to be home but also remain in the town/ city where you are. Unnecessary travels will not help you or others.

In these times, every small effort on our part will leave a big impact. #IndiaFightsCorona”

329. 04:19 PM, March 21, 2020

Govt caps the maximum retail price of 200ml hand sanitizer at Rs 100 till June

The maximum retail price of hand sanitizer at Rs 100 per 200ml bottle till June 30 this year

Similarly, the price of a 2 ply (surgical) mask has been capped at Rs 8

That of 3 ply (surgical) mask at Rs 10 till June 30

Earlier this month, the government had declared sanitizers and masks “essential commodities”

On March 19, the government had placed price limits on alcohols used in making hand sanitizer. (Source ET)

328. 03:50 PM, March 21, 2020

Autos, taxis to remain off-road in Delhi during ‘Janta Curfew’.

327. 02:58 PM, March 21, 2020

Anupam Kher opts self-isolation after returning from New York: Veteran actor Anupam Kher who returned from New York to Mumbai after four months on Friday decided to keep himself in self-isolation as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: ET)

326. 02:56 PM, March 21, 2020

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board on Saturday announced the suspension of regular prayers at its affiliated mosques and shrines as a preventive measure to contain the fast-spreading COVID-19. (Source Firstpost)

325. 02:52 PM, March 21, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that all govt press conferences will be conducted digitally from now on. “All Delhi government press conferences will be conducted digitally now. It’s very important that all journalists, who are at the forefront of our battle against Corona, also protect themselves as they are in a high exposure environment,” he tweeted. (Source Firstpost)

324. 02:47 PM, March 21, 2020

#coronavirus: Potato prices jump at least 20 per cent in West Bengal amid panic-buying. (Source: Press Trust of India)

323. 02:43 PM, March 21, 2020

#coronavirus: Kerala’s Kasaragod district on lockdown, cases against 10 traders for opening shops despite the warning. (Source: Press Trust of India)

322. 02:25 PM, March 21, 2020

Varanasi’s Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple to be closed for devotees from today till March 25.  (Source ET)

321. 01:19 PM, March 21, 2020

CBSE launches toll-free helpline for students, parents on coronavirus safeguards

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a toll-free helpline on coronavirus safeguards for students, officials said on Saturday.

The facility is available on helpline number 1800 11 8004 from 8 am to 8 pm, initially up to March 31, they said.

320. 01:15 PM, March 21, 2020

Netflix is establishing a $100 million virus relief fund for the worldwide creative community.

319. 12:48 PM, March 21, 2020

The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has barred all International flights for one week from March 22 onwards amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Source ET)

318. 12:32 PM, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Strict restrictions on movement and assembly of people in Kashmir, markets shut.

315. 12:19 PM, March 21, 2020

A special Air India flight will be evacuating Indian nationals stranded in Italy, ANI reports.

314. 12:14 PM, March 21, 2020

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane: We have launched a self-assessment interactive app on #Coronavirus. This is the first in the country. We’re taking all precautions and discouraging gathering of even 5 people. We don’t want tourists coming to Goa till the situation settles.

313. 12:08 PM, March 21, 2020

Asia’s richest man, Jack Ma, has pledged to deliver 1.8 million face masks and 210,000 coronavirus test kits to Asia. (Source: Bloomberg)

312. 11:47 AM, March 21, 2020

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has come up with a measure to relieve financial burdens during the time of coronavirus in India. It is suggesting a direct cash transfer of Rs 5,000 cash transfer to 20 cr people.

CII suggests direct cash transfer of Rs 5,000 into the accounts of all adults with an annual income of less than Rs 5 lakh per annum.

It said that for more vulnerable persons above 60, the cash transfers could be raised to Rs 10,000. (Source: ET)

311. 11:37 AM, March 21, 2020

Pune woman with no travel history tests positive. (Source: Quint)

310. 11:34 AM, March 21, 2020

Noida administration has started its sanitisation work. It has stopped the entry and exit of a society in Noida Sec-74. The apartment is now being sanitised. (Source: ET)

309. 11:32 AM, March 21, 2020

One more person tests positive for coronavirus in Gujarat; total rises to eight: Officials

308. 11:26 AM, March 21, 2020

The total number of cases reach 274 in India. Maharashtra the worst-hit state.

307. 11:13 AM, March 21, 2020

Sources from the Rashtrapati Bhavan say Ram Nath Kovind has cancelled all his appointments. The president had come in contact with MP Dushyant Singh who is currently under self-isolation.

306. 11:05 AM, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus: 11 fresh cases reported in Maharashtra; total number jumps to 63 in the state. (Press Trust of India)

305. dix:54 AM, March 21, 2020

A 200 ml bottle of #HandSanitizer cannot be sold for more than Rs.100.  Bottles of other sizes to be priced proportionally. This is applicable throughout the country till 30th June 2020. (Source: PIB)

304. dix:51 AM, March 21, 2020

Maharashtra Government issues circular to restrict or lower the use of air-conditioners to a minimum in government offices, to curb the spread of #Coronavirus.

303. dix:46 AM, March 21, 2020

According to a government record, India has one doctor for every 1,457 citizens. This is the reason why India cannot allow a stage 3 transmission.

302. dix:39 AM, March 21, 2020

The UP police have booked singer Kanika Kapoor for negligence and committing acts that are likely to spread disease dangerous to life after she attended at least three gatherings in Lucknow, including a party where political leaders were present, and tested positive for the new coronavirus, an official said. (Source ET)

301. dix:27 AM, March 21, 2020

Air India to mount a 787-Dreamliner to Rome today to evacuate students, other travellers or any Indians stranded there. The flight will return to Delhi tomorrow morning.

300. dix:23 AM, March 21, 2020

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath: Rs 1000 each will be given to 15 lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 lakh construction workers to help them meet their daily needs.

299. dix:05 AM, March 21, 2020

Janata curfew: No passenger trains will run on Sunday. The sources have said that mail and express trains will also stop services from 4 am on Sunday. All suburban train services to be reduced to a bare minimum as well.

298. 09:56 AM, March 21, 2020

Another new case of coronavirus has been reported in Gujarat after a 52-year-old man who returned from Sri Lanka tested positive in Vadodara. (Source: India Today)

297. 09:48 AM, March 21, 2020

Karnataka Deputy CM CN Ashwath Narayan: IT companies agreed to close their offices&allow employees, except for those discharging essential services, to work from home during a video conference with companies’ representatives yesterday. We’ll issue a circular to this effect soon. (Source: ANI)

296. 09:39 AM, March 21, 2020

The total number of positive cases of #COVID19 in India now stands at 258 (including 39 foreigners), 4 deaths (1 each) in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (Source: ANI)

295. 09:27 AM, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus cases rise to 258 in India: Health Ministry (Source: Press Trust of India)

294. 09:15 AM, March 21, 2020

The State Government of Kerala is trying to stay ahead of the curve Coronavirus is making. Kerala has directed all its employees to work part-time for two weeks.

UPSC defers all remaining civil services interviews to April 3/ 2020.

293. 09:00 AM, March 21, 2020

Finally big news from RBI – Rs 30,000 Crores would be inducted through open market operations next week to maintain financial stability amidst Coronavirus pandemic across India.

292. 08:45 AM, March 21, 2020

Embassy of India in the US has issued an advisory to all those whose Visa is expiring and are still the US. They have told them to get in touch with USCIS for Visa extension assistance. This is in light of the blanket ban on take-off for India from overseas from 22nd of March, 2020.

As per All India Radio News 6 more cases have been reported from Rajasthan.

As per ANI, Varanasi’s Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple is being closed till March 25/ 2020.

291. 08:30 AM, March 21, 2020

Nagpur, Maharashtra – All private and corporate services barring essential services declared closed by District Administration Nagpur. They will remain closed till March 31. (AIR News)

290. 08:00 AM, March 21, 2020

It is getting serious by the hour now. Three family members and one other test positive for COVID19 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

289. 07:00 AM, March 21, 2020

The Hindu reports that there are 214 active cases and 234 total cases reported. It further reports that Tamil Nadu has gone for partial closure of its borders with neighbouring states.

Kanika Kapoor, the Bollywood singer who acted irresponsibly had stayed in The Taj Hotel Lucknow. As per Taj Group sources, the hotel has been temporarily closed.

288. 06:30 AM, March 21, 2020

Delhi now has 20 confirmed cases of Coronavirus reported. This figure doesn’t include those who have recovered.

The Indian state of Meghalaya becomes the first Indian State to observe complete shutdown. Meghalaya went for a shutdown at 00:00 hours this morning. It is for 24 hours, with Janta Curfew starting after that, the state would see 48 hours of negligible activity.

287. 06:00 AM, March 21, 2020

As per India in Iran, the official Twitter Handle of India’s Iran Embassy, 1006 Fishermen in Hormozgan have been provided with essential supplies. These fishermen are from Tamilnadu, Gujarat and Kerala.

286. 05:30 AM, March 21, 2020

Every passenger disembarking from the US, UK and Australia would be screened – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

District of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh has had its first two cases, both direct “imports of virus” one from Singapore and one from Dubai. (Press Information Bureau)

285. 05:30 AM, March 21, 2020

Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh has been closed for devotees till March 31.

Meanwhile, on a lighter note, Kerala High Court rejected the plea to allow the sale of liquor online. The plea was, the online sale would ensure no crowding at liquor shops. (ANI)

284. 05:00 AM, March 21, 2020

Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, Gujarat has 7 positive COVID-19 cases. The state is releasing one-month advance ratio to all ration card holders of Public Distribution System.

283. 04:30 AM, March 21, 2020

The number of positive cases reported from Telangana reached 19. Three fresh cases were reported.

282. 04:00 AM, March 21, 2020

In the border state of Arunachal Pradesh, Panchyat Elections have been put off.

281. 11:03 PM, March 20, 2020

A Breakdown of the coronavirus cases in India as on March 20, 2020

CONFIRMED CASES – 251

HOSPITALIZED CASES – 222

CASES IN INTENSIVE CARE – 2

RECOVERED CASES – 23

DEATHS – 4

280. 10:52 PM, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: IndiGo says due to reduction in demand, it is trimming its domestic flights by 25 per cent for now.

IndiGo says it will operate only 60 per cent of its domestic flights on Sunday when ‘Janta curfew’ is in force

279. 10:50 PM, March 20, 2020

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS): All non-essential elective procedures and surgeries are to be postponed and only emergency life-saving surgeries will be taken up in various Operation Theaters (OTs) of AIIMS. #Coronavirus

278. 10:47 PM, March 20, 2020

Total number of coronavirus cases in national capital climbs to 20: Delhi Health Department

277. 10:37 PM, March 20, 2020

GoAir says it is voluntarily suspending all flights on Sunday when Janta curfew will be in force. (Source: Press Trust of India)

276. 10:32 PM, March 20, 2020

Meghalaya announces 24-hour shutdown beginning midnight; CM Conrad Sangma says Saturday will be observed as ‘coronavirus awareness day’

275. 10:30 PM, March 20, 2020

Govt of Jammu and Kashmir | In wake of the #CoronaVirus outbreak, it is hereby ordered that the govt employees shall attend their offices on alternate weeks except those who are associated with the Coronavirus control efforts & essential services. (Source: ANI)

274. 10:29 PM, March 20, 2020

The US is recommending the use of a drug called Chloroquine to treat coronavirus infection even as health experts are talking about the serious side effects of this drug.

273. 10:20 PM, March 20, 2020

SAARC Conference | Bhutan has welcomed the establishment of the #COVID19 emergency fund as proposed by India at SAARC video conference and has decided to make an initial contribution of 100,000 US Dollars: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bhutan.

Previously, Nepal confirmed it would be committing 100 million rupees to #SAARC fund set by the PM Narendra Modi to fight #Coronavirus: KP Sharma Oli, Nepal Prime Minister. (Source: All India Radio News)

272. 10:16 PM, March 20, 2020

Jamia Millia Islamia: All the teaching staff of the various faculties and department will work from their home henceforth and they are directed to provide reading materials etc for the assignment of each unit on time. This arrangement is up to March 31, 2020.

271. 10:08 PM, March 20, 2020

Kaushal Raj Sharma, Varanasi District Magistrate: Kashi Vishwanath Temple to remain closed for devotees from tomorrow till March 24, in the wake of #CoronaVirus outbreak. However, routine prayers by priests would continue. (Source: ANI)

270. 10:04 PM, March 20, 2020

Gujarat | Two more persons reported positive for #Covid19, with this, the total number of corona infected people rises to 7 in the state. (Source: All India Radio News)

269. 10:02 PM, March 20, 2020

The markets in Delhi will remain closed on 21, 22 and 23 March. Trade leaders will review the situation on the evening of 23 March and decide actions for the future. This was communicated by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal. (Source: The Quint)

268. 10:00 PM, March 20, 2020

Contact tracing of over 6,000 people underway to contain the spread of coronavirus: Health Ministry (Source: Health Ministry)

267. 09:58 PM, March 20, 2020

India has a total of 243 cases now and 4 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

However, the Shaheen Bagh-inspired sit-in protest led by women in Mumbai has still decided to continue the protest, albeit with fewer people and more precautions. It is also in light of the shocking ongoing protests in Shaheen Bagh, Lucknow and Chennai against CAA amid the coronavirus scare in the country.

266. 09:52 PM, March 20, 2020

Two Indonesian nationals have tested positive for #COVID19 in Telangana. The total number of positive cases in the sate has reached 19: Dr Shankar, Superintendent, Government Fever Hospital. (Source: ANI)

265. 09:48 PM, March 20, 2020

Delhi govt to pay salaries to daily wage staff, guest teachers employed at places that have been closed due to COVID-19: Dy CM Manish Sisodia. (Source: Press Trust of India)

264. 09:47 PM, March 20, 2020

Madhya Pradesh sees first Covid-19 cases; four tests positive for novel coronavirus in Jabalpur

263. 09:21 PM, March 20, 2020

What is the incubation period of coronavirus and what is the prescribed time of self-isolation?

The incubation period, as stated by the Health Ministry and & international organisations like WHO and CDC is 2 weeks. If any person catches #COVID19, symptoms will be seen within a maximum time period of 2 weeks. So, 2 weeks is the prescribed period for #SelfIsolation. (Source: PIB)

262. 09:18 PM, March 20, 2020

Kanika Kapoor’s recklessness bears bad results for her. Lucknow DM has now ordered an FIR against her, and the report will be submitted to the Uttar Pradesh Home Dept. (Source: Republic TV)

261. 09:14 PM, March 20, 2020

Ministry of Health: There will be universal screening for all passengers coming from Australia, the United Kingdom & USA and risk profiling them for either quarantine or isolation based on risk assessment. (Source: ANI)

260. 09:12 PM, March 20, 2020

#Nepal has committed 100 million rupees to #SAARC fund set by the PM Narendra Modi to fight #Coronavirus: KP Sharma Oli, Nepal Prime Minister (Source: All India Radio News)

259. 08:52 PM, March 20, 2020

The Prime Minister took to Twitter to update the country that a video conference was organised to discuss on coronavirus in India with the chief ministers of the states. Il a dit,

“Today, via video conferencing, had an extensive interaction with Chief Ministers of various states to discuss ongoing efforts towards tackling COVID-19 menace. Discussed ways to curtail the spread and ensure our citizens are healthy.”

258. 08:40 PM, March 20, 2020

DELHI METRO ADVISORY ON COVID–19

In view of the COVID–19 pandemic, the metro authorities have issued information for travellers about following certain measures being taken by DMRC to counter its spread. Click here for the measures.

257. 08:31 PM, March 20, 2020

Vasundhara Raje took to Twitter to communicate she and her son got in contact with singer Kanika Kapoor who has tested positive with coronavirus after her recent UK travel. Here is what she wrote:

“While in Lucknow, I attended a dinner with my son Dushyant & his in-laws. Kanika, who has unfortunately tested positive for #Covid19 was also a guest.

As a matter of abundant caution, my son & I have immediately self-quarantined and we’re taking all necessary precautions.”

256. 08:27 PM, March 20, 2020

On-board catering services in mail or express trains to be closed until further advice. Food plazas, refreshment rooms, Jan aahars, & cell kitchens will also be closed: Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC). (Source: ANI)

255. 08:24 PM, March 20, 2020

The PIB has tweeted about the protocols that health officials must follow with regards to Kidney patients.

The tweet says that kidney patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infections.

Management of patients on dialysis must be according to strict protocols to minimize risk

Click here for the guidelines.

254. 08:20 PM, March 20, 2020

India continues to be in Phase II of transmission of Coronavirus. Phase III – Community Transmission has not been able to take over so far – ICMR

Shri Piyush Goyal clarified in Parliament that the professionals rendering following services do qualify under Essential Services:

  • Parliamentarians
  • Doctors
  • Para-medics

253. 08:14 PM, March 20, 2020

Indian Air Force: Due to #COVID19, all Services Selection Board (SSB) interviews for selecting officers planned from 23rd March onwards at Air Force Selection Boards have been cancelled till further orders. Fresh dates would be intimated in due course of time. (Source: ANI)

252. 08:00 PM, March 20, 2020

Ladakh Government informs airlines to ensure they don’t bring to Leh any passengers other than:

  • Residents
  • Civilian Officers
  • Uniformed forces serving in Ladakh.

251. 07:00 PM, March 20, 2020

The closure list just became longer. Lucknow District Administration Uttar Pradesh just announced the closure of all:

  • Bars
  • Cafes
  • Saloons
  • Beauty Parlours
  • Lawns

250. 06:00 PM, March 20, 2020

The annual festival at Sabrimala would begin as scheduled on March 29, 2020. However, public participation is planned at zero and only rites during the festival will be performed. This, temple management sources say is due to Coronavirus spread.

249. 05:00 PM, March 20, 2020

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has announced that it’s all services will remain closed this Sunday in sync with #JantaCurfew

248. 04:02 PM, March 20, 2020

The new COVID-19 guidelines for India are as follows:

* India bans entry of all international commercial passenger flights from March 22 to March 29.

* States are being requested to enforce work from home for the private sector. (Source: Indian Express)

247. 03:43 PM, March 20, 2020

Bengal govt creating state emergency relief fund to collect aid from those who wish to donate: CM Mamata Banerjee on COVID-19 pandemic. Rice distributed via PDS for Rs 2 per kg will be free for the next 6 months: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on COVID-19 crisis. (Source: Press Trust of India)

246. 03:40 PM, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: DMRC says Delhi metro services will be closed on Sunday in view of Janata curfew

245. 03:38 PM, March 20, 2020

Sensex zooms 1,627.73 pts to end at 29,915.96; Nifty rallies 482 pts to 8,745.45

244. 03:18 PM, March 20, 2020

Uttarakhand bans entry of all tourists(domestic & Foreign) till further orders. (Source: All India Radio)

243. 02:45 PM, March 20, 2020

Ministry of health is regularly fact-checking some of the shared information around Covid-19, the most commonly believed one is: One should avoid eating eggs or any other meat to prevent Coronavirus.

The fact check the Ministry has published is: Consume only thoroughly cooked food including meat, poultry, fish and eggs.

242. 02:23 PM, March 20, 2020

Rishikesh | All river rafting and bungy jumping activities have been closed till March 31. (Local Newspaper)

241. 02:16 PM, March 20, 2020

Singer Kanika Kapoor tests positive for #COVID19.

241. 02:13 PM, March 20, 2020

Aaditya Thackeray took to tweeting to announce CM Uddhav Thackeray’s steps in view of the prevailing situation of Coronavirus Outbreak in Maharashtra.

He has tweeted, “CM Uddhav Thackeray announced that from this Midnight, all workplaces will remain closed till 31st March. This is applicable in Mumbai, MMR Region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur. Govt offices to operate at 25% attendance. Essential services shall operate, any other services important to operate, the collectors shall specify from time to time. Groceries, milk and other day-to-day items shall be available. Citizens are req to reduce unnecessary movement.”

241. 02:03 PM, March 20, 2020

Delhi CM Arvind  Kejriwal: In view of the prevailing situation, we are closing down all Malls (except grocery, pharmacy and vegetable shops in them).

240. 01:43 PM, March 20, 2020

Foreign Secretary HV Shringla conducted a teleconference with world leaders on coronavirus in India.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla today participated in a telephonic conference call initiated by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun for discussions among some countries in the Indo-Pacific region on issues related to countering COVID-19.

Foreign Secretary HV Shringla briefed the participants on the proactive steps taken by India both nationally and in the region. He conveyed India’s desire to regularly share its perspectives with partners in the region and to work together with others to counter this challenge.

The teleconference included senior representatives from Australia, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Japan. The participants shared their assessments of the current situation with respect to COVID-19,&discussed ways to synergize their efforts to counter its spread. (Source: ANI)

239. 01:35 PM, March 20, 2020

“Nature is reminding us to acknowledge, with humility, our quintessential equality and interdependence. “ — President Kovind on coronavirus.

238. 01:34 PM, March 20, 2020

Assam: Kamakhya Devi shrine closed as a precautionary measure to prevent #COVID19, till further orders. (Source: All India Radio News)

237. 01:00 PM, March 20, 2020

As a reportage on Republic TV, Delhi’s Shaheenbagh anti-CAA protest organiser Tabrez Khan has tested positive with Coronavirus. His sister had returned from Saudi Arabia recently. The family has also been also infected.

236. 12:55 PM, March 20, 2020

Maharashtra: Wholesale fruits and vegetable market in Pune’s Gultekdi closed, due to coronavirus.

235. 12:34 PM, March 20, 2020

India’s total confirmed cases have reached 201 with 175 cases in hospitals under treatment.

234. 12:27 PM, March 20, 2020

The central government and state governments are moving ahead against coronavirus in India with financial plans.

~ To fight COVID-19, the Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajendra has announced a budget of Rs 100 Cr and urged people to not panic.

~ Kerala government is also leading in announcing a budget to fight the coronavirus spread in India. It has announced ₹20,000 Cr economic package. The package includes funds to clear various dues the government owes individuals and institutions, ₹2,000 Cr in consumer loans, ₹1,320 Cr to disburse two months’ welfare pension in advance, and a health package of ₹500 Cr.

~ The central government is also working on a financial package to fight Covid-19 in India. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is heading an Economic Response Task Force initiated by the Prime Minister to work on affected areas of the economy.

233. 12:01 PM, March 20, 2020

India Death Toll Rises to 5 | The first foreign national death due to coronavirus has happened in India. The news has been reported from Rajasthan, where a 69-year-old Italian citizen has died while undergoing treatment at the Fortis Hospital in Jaipur. He had apparently previously ‘recovered’ from the disease but died later. (Source: News18)

232. 11:33 AM, March 20, 2020

BREAKING | Uttar Pradesh government has announced that the Ram Navami celebrations in Ayodhya have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

231. 11:30 AM, March 20, 2020

Andhra Pradesh Health Minister: A man who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia has tested positive for COVID-19 in Visakhapatnam; Total number of positive cases in the state is now 3. (Source: ANI)

Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Gujarat: 2 people from Ahmedabad and 1 from Vadodara have tested positive for #Coronavirus. The person in Vadodara has a history of travel to Spain, the 2 people in Ahmedabad had travelled to Finland & New York. (Source: ANI)

230. 11:15 AM, March 20, 2020

Manjit Singh, Mohali Civil Surgeon, #Punjab: A 69-year-old woman from Mohali has been tested positive for #Coronavirus; the total number of positive cases in the state rises to 3. (Source: ANI)

228. 11:09 AM, March 20, 2020

Uber is doing 70 per cent fewer trips in cities hit hard by the coronavirus. This was highlighted in a conference call with analysts on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the state of the business considering COVID-19, and what the company is doing to respond.

To flatten the curve of community spread in the affected cities, it is suspending the Pool option in the US, Canada, London, and Paris. However, Uber Pool is still available in India.

227. 10:58 AM, March 20, 2020

Fitch Ratings, an international credit rating agency based out of New York City and London, has cut India’s growth forecast to 5.1% from 5.6% due to coronavirus outbreak.

226. 10:51 AM, March 20, 2020

In reports confirmed by Firstpost, the government has announced a total ban on the export of all ventilators, surgical/disposable masks and textile raw material used for making masks and coveralls with immediate effect in wake of the coronavirus outbreak. This move has been made to ensure India has enough stock while fighting coronavirus.

225. 10:39 AM, March 20, 2020

Karnataka: The Bangalore Wholesale Cloth Merchants Association will keep shops and establishments closed from 22nd March to 25th March, due to Coronavirus. (Source: ANI)

225. 10:32 AM, March 20, 2020

The Rajasthan government has instructed the banks in the state to provide hand sanitisers at all ATM kiosks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Currently, the state has a total of 7 confirmed coronavirus cases.

224. 10:21 AM, March 20, 2020

To take feedback & assess the economic impact of #COVID19, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet th