This Article is From May 02, 2020

Coronavirus Highlights: COVID-19 Deaths In India Tops 200, Total Cases Rise To 6,761

Coronavirus India Updates: On Hydroxychloroquine, the ministry said that exports of this drug and four other medicines were restricted but since the demands were rising worldwide these restrictions have been relaxed.

Coronavirus Highlights: COVID-19 Deaths In India Tops 200, Total Cases Rise To 6,761

Over 5,000 have been infected with the coronavirus in India so far.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation to announce his decision on whether the coronavirus lockdown will end on Tuesday. Sources say the lockdown may be extended but with many changes this time around. Interstate movement will remain restricted, except for essential services.

The health ministry today said that they have successfully evacuated nearly 3,473 foreigners from the country. Indians are also being evacuated from abroad. The work is still in progress. On Hydroxychloroquine, the ministry said that exports of this drug and four other medicines were restricted but since the demands were rising worldwide these restrictions have been relaxed. However, the ministry has assured that there is adequate stock for India. The ministry added that over one crore Indians are provided with food on daily basis amid lockdown. The borders are under strict vigilance, especially those where there is no proper fencing. The health ministry today confirmed that the coronavirus death count in India has become 206 while the total number of cases jumped to 6,761.

World

17,87,73,191Cases
5,81,13,196Active
11,67,87,419Recovered
38,72,576Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,87,73,191 and 38,72,576 have died; 5,81,13,196 are active cases and 11,67,87,419 have recovered as on June 22, 2021 at 9:30 am.

India

2,99,77,861 42640Cases
6,62,521 -40366Active
2,89,26,038 81839Recovered
3,89,302 1167Deaths
In India, there are 2,99,77,861 confirmed cases including 3,89,302 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,62,521 and 2,89,26,038 have recovered as on June 22, 2021 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Akola757
Aurangabad1974
Dhule228
Jalgaon1039
Mumbai45478
Mumbai Suburban5363
Nagpur692
Nashik1575
Palghar1421
Pune9920
Satara629
Solapur1291
Thane13660
Yavatmal150
Ahmednagar190
Amravati291
Beed54
Bhandara41
Buldhana88
Chandrapur32
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Kolhapur646
Latur139
Nanded176
Nandurbar42
Parbhani78
Raigad1462
Ratnagiri350
Sangli145
Gadchiroli42
gondia69
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Wardha11
Washim13

5979051 6270

127523

5733215 13758

118313 352

DistrictCases
Chittoor319
Guntur511
Krishna557
Kurnool795
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Prakasam104
Srikakulam183
Visakhapatnam103
West Godavari199
Y.S.R.205
Vizianagaram23

1853183 2620

58140

1782680 7504

12363 44

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Rural40
Bengaluru Urban529
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Ballari60
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Chikkaballapura149
Dakshina Kannada179
Dharwad61
Gadag45
Kalaburagi669
Mandya346
Tumakuru36
Uttara Kannada95
Vijayapura201
Chamarajanagara0
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Davangere204
Hassan205
Haveri24
Kodagu4
Kolar29
Koppal5
Raichur369
Ramanagara3
Shivamogga67
Udupi1176
Yadgir538

2811320 4867

123156

2654139 8404

34025 142

DistrictCases
North Goa57
South Goa69

164654 218

3066

158591 413

2997 7

DistrictCases
Chengalpattu1314
Chennai23324
Kanchipuram503
Madurai322
Namakkal83
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Thiruvallur774
Thiruvarur67
Tiruppur116
Vellore71
Virudhunagar185
Ariyalur444
Coimbatore188
Cuddalore477
Dharmapuri15
Dindigul175
Erode75
Kallakurichi324
Kanniyakumari110
Karur88
Nagapattinam99
Perambalur133
Pudukkottai53
Ramanathapuram119
Salem258
Sivaganga46
Tenkasi103
The Nilgiris17
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Tirunelveli433
Tirupathur45
Tiruvannamalai496
Tuticorin333
Villupuram509
Krishnagiri43

2429924 7427

61329

2337209 15281

31386 189

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kottayam73
Alappuzha76
Idukki40
Kasaragod333
Kollam118
Kozhikode90
Malappuram119
Palakkad224
Pathanamthitta98
Thiruvananthapuram104
Thrissur106
Ernakulam60
Wayanad36

2816843 7449

100135

2704554 13596

12154 94

DistrictCases
Raipur46
Korba100
Balod41
Baloda Bazar85
Balrampur17
Bastar2
Bemetara21
Bijapur2
Bilaspur100
Dantewada0
Dhamtari6
Durg31
Gariyaband10
Janjgir-Champa56
Jashpur77
Kabirdham52
Kanker19
Kondagaon0
Korea39
Mahasamund54
Mungeli87
Narayanpur0
Raigarh47
Rajnandgaon52
Sukma0
Surajpur9
Surguja14

991171 496

8564

969212 1116

13395 8

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2475
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Vikarabad40
Warangal Urban32
Adilabad22
Jagitial77
Jangoan8
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Kamareddy11
Karimnagar17
Khammam26
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Mahabubnagar30
Mancherial43
Medak11
Nalgonda33
Narayanpet3
Nirmal21
Nizamabad76
RajannaSircilla16
Sangareddy26
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Mahabubabad10
Mulugu3
Nagarkurnool8
Peddapalli5
Siddipet7
Wanaparthy1
Warangal Rural4
YadadriBhuvanagiri40

614399 1197

17246

593577 1707

3576 9

DistrictCases
Baleshwar190
Bhadrak137
Jajapur322
Dhenkanal36
Kalahandi33
Kendrapara164
Khordha238
Koraput16
Sundargarh102
Anugul26
Balangir129
Bargarh16
Boudh34
Cuttack155
Deogarh33
Gajapati61
Ganjam581
Jagatsinghapur91
Jharsuguda8
Kandhamal28
Kendujhar34
Malkangiri20
Mayurbhanj73
Nabarangpur2
Nayagarh86
Nuapada69
Puri103
Rayagada2
Sambalpur16
Sonepur29

880533 3031

32099

844801 4587

3633 43

DistrictCases
Barwani60
Bhopal1880
Dewas140
Dhar132
East Nimar266
Gwalior211
Indore3839
Jabalpur276
Ujjain799
Agar Malwa15
Alirajpur3
Betul35
Burhanpur351
Chhindwara16
Dindori29
Harda4
Hoshangabad37
Khargone196
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Raisen71
Ratlam51
Sagar228
Shajapur39
Shandol14
Sheopur26
Tikamgarh18
Vidisha37
Anuppur22
Ashoknagar13
Balaghat9
Bhind87
Chhatarpur35
Damoh26
Datia12
Guna8
Jhabua14
Katni3
Mandla15
Narsinghpur17
Neemuch319
Niwari0
Panna20
Rajgarh31
Rewa39
Satna24
Sehore12
Seoni2
Shivpuri15
Sidhi17
Singrauli13
Umaria10

789350 89

1980

778584 304

8786 19

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17125
Anand107
Arvalli134
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Gandhinagar410
PanchMahals107
Surat2311
Vadodara1555
Bharuch56
Botad55
Chhotaudepur37
Dang5
Dohad43
GirSomnath45
Jamnagar63
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Mahesana159
Mahisagar125
Narmada25
Naysari35
Patan105
Rajkot135
SabarKantha101
Surendranagar55
Tapi6
Valsad47
Amreli16
DevbhumiDwarka22
Junagadh31
Morbi4
Porbandar11

822485 151

5639

806812 619

10034 2

DistrictCases
Ajmer379
Banswara91
Bharatpur563
Jaipur2177
Jhalawar329
Jodhpur1748
Kota503
Nagaur500
Alwar90
Barmer34
Bhilwara250
Bikaner112
Chittorgarh188
Churu81
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Dungarpur374
Hanumangarh31
Jaisalmer53
Jhunjhunu64
Karauli17
Pali352
Rajsamand140
SawaiMadhopur26
Sikar231
Tonk171
Udaipur724
Baran59
Bundi5
Ganganagar8
Jalore164
Pratapgarh14
Sirohi130

951256 151

2691

939664 533

8901 6

DistrictCases
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Ambala93
Bhiwani60
CharkiDadri43
Fatehabad38
Gurugram2950
Hisar98
Jhajjar114
Jind38
Kaithal48
Karnal104
Kurukshetra55
Nuh68
Palwal120
Panchkula39
Panipat78
Rohtak145
Sirsa50
Yamunanagar19
Mahendragarh47
Rewari56

767580 162

2337

755968 287

9275 29

DistrictCases
Agra933
Aligarh215
Amroha80
Bareilly17
Bijnor157
Bulandshahr166
Firozabad190
Gautam Buddha Nagar1119
Kanpur Nagar286
Lucknow386
Mathura129
Meerut504
Moradabad252
Muzaffarnagar117
Rae Bareli78
Rampur203
Saharanpur298
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Varanasi243
Auraiya37
Ayodhya120
Azamgarh138
Baghpat68
Bahraich73
Balrampur49
Banda27
Basti214
Bhadohi60
Budaun23
Etah52
Etawah46
Ghaziabad794
Ghazipur159
Gonda59
Gorakhpur166
Hapur225
Hardoi49
Jalaun41
Jaunpur194
Jhansi41
Kannauj69
Kasganj16
Kaushambi6
Mainpuri46
Mau48
Mirzapur22
Pilibhit15
Pratapgarh15
Prayagraj30
Sambhal116
Shamli40
Shravasti23
Sitapur32
Sultanpur97
Unnao42
Ambedkar Nagar92
Amethi206
Ballia60
Barabanki168
Chandauli38
Chitrakoot4
Deoria143
Farrukhabad36
Fatehpur3
Hamirpur3
Hathras43
Kanpur Dehat4
Kheri72
Kushi Nagar67
Lalitpur3
Maharajganj85
Mahoba3
Shahjahanpur25
Siddharth Nagar159
Sonbhadra10

1704476 118

4163

1678089 478

22224 46

DistrictCases
Central4817
East2472
New Delhi3405
North3059
North East1914
North West5463
Shahdara1580
South2329
South East2446
South West2391
West4768

1432381 89

1996

1405460 173

24925 11

DistrictCases
Dhubri30
Goalpara19
Marigaon50
Baksa14
Barpeta28
Biswanath16
Bongaigaon12
Cachar80
Charaideo29
Chirang6
Darrang20
Dhemaji47
Dibrugarh61
Dima Hasao86
Golaghat203
Hailakandi57
Hojai89
Jorhat24
Kamrup42
Kamrup Metro276
KarbiAnglong13
Karimganj85
Kokrajhar37
Lakhimpur57
Majuli2
Nagaon143
Nalbari23
Sivasagar20
Sonitpur27
South SalmaraMancachar4
Tinsukia84
Udalguri28
West KarbiAnglong5

485310 2805

32625

448442 3699

4243 35

DistrictCases
East District3
North District0
South District3
West District0

19321 25

2448

16580 274

293

DistrictCases
Buxar134
Gaya115
Munger188
Patna279
Rohtas256
Arwal52
Aurangabad75
Banka134
Begusarai243
Bhagalpur266
Bhojpur103
Darbhanga143
Gopalganj123
Jehanabad178
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Lakhisarai72
Madhepura82
Madhubani199
Nalanda123
Nawada122
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Saran101
Siwan139
Vaishali87
Araria68
Jamui47
Katihar175
Khagaria253
Kishanganj75
Muzaffarpur96
Pashchim Champaran57
Saharsa88
Samastipur139
Sheikhpura118
Sheohar20
Sitamarhi73
Supaul87

719939 245

3017

707365 410

9557 7

DistrictCases
24 Paraganas North1031
24 Paraganas South281
Darjeeling97
Howrah1435
Jalpaiguri88
Kalimpong18
Kolkata2777
Maldah235
Medinipur East153
Medinipur West159
Hooghly604
Murshidabad125
Nadia139
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purba Bardhaman130
Alipurduar39
Bankura116
Birbhum206
Coochbehar210
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Dinajpur Uttar216
Jhargram9
Purulia66

1483586 1879

22740

1443456 2113

17390 42

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

7415 9

97

7191 14

127

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Karaikal2
Mahe4
Yanam0

115080 233

3364

109990 428

1726 3

DistrictCases
Anjaw0
Changlang31
Dibang Valley0
East Kameng0
East Siang1
Kamle0
KraDaadi0
KurungKumey0
Leparada0
Lohit3
Longding0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0
Lower Subansiri0
Namsai2
PakkeKessang1
Papum Pare8
Shi Yomi0
Siang0
Tawang1
Tirap0
Upper Siang1
Upper Subansiri0
West Kameng0
West Siang1

33375 294

2539 24

30677 270

159

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Kiphire3
Kohima7
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Mon8
Peren2
Phek1
Tuensang3
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

24374 126

1844

22055 166

475 6

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

10516 2

60

10452 10

4

DistrictCases
Ranchi148
Bokaro16
Deoghar5
Dhanbad32
Garhwa80
Giridih19
Hazaribagh110
Jamtara2
Koderma58
Simdega48
Chatra1
Dumka5
East Singhbum170
Godda2
Gumla28
Khunti10
Latehar14
Lohardaga8
Pakur4
Palamu27
Ramgarh75
Sahebganj0
SaraikelaKharsawan20
West Singhbhum21

344665 122

1489

338076 228

5100 1

DistrictCases
Gomati74
North Tripura14
Dhalai196
Khowai24
Sepahijala174
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45

62745 421

3910

58181 449

654 4

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

19838 33

365 2

19271 31

202

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Bandipora175
Shopian255
Srinagar300
Baramulla271
Budgam110
Ganderbal37
Jammu138
Kathua53
Kulgam295
Kupwara231
Rajouri39
Ramban151
Reasi26
Samba25
Udhampur155
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0
Doda27
Kishtwar10
Poonch35
Pulwama108

312156 362

7759

300135 1224

4262 10

DistrictCases
Chamba29
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Sirmaur11
Solan32
Una41
Bilaspur21
Kinnaur2
Kullu4
Lahaul And Spiti0
Mandi21
Shimla10

200603 193

2408

194747 490

3448 6

DistrictCases
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Patiala132
Amritsar485
Barnala25
Faridkot74
Firozepur50
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Moga65
Pathankot86
S.A.S Nagar137
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Tarn Taran163
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Rupnagar (Ropar)74

592658 355

6477

570327 1271

15854 28

DistrictCases
Haridwar94
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Almora71
Bageshwar31
Chamoli36
Champawat45
PauriGarhwal36
Pithoragarh43
Rudraprayag30
Tehri Garhwal110
Udam Singh Nagar83
Uttar Kashi24

338807 163

2964

328799 326

7044 9

DistrictCases
Bishnupur7
Chandel5
Churachandpur32
Imphal East10
Imphal West21
Jiribam3
Kakching2
Kamjong5
Kangpokpi26
Noney1
Pherzawl3
Senapati6
Tamenglong2
Tengnoupal9
Thoubal18
Ukhrul4

64418 353

9298

54065 660

1055 8

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

61444 14

311

60327 56

806

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
North Garo Hills1
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Garo Hills4
South West Khasi Hills0
West Garo Hills5
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1

45555 269

4196

40574 655

785 5

DistrictCases
Aizawl10
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Kolasib11
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Mamit8
Saiha0
Saitual1
Serchhip0

17979 374

4227 95

13667 277

85 2

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

9471 28

319

9106 28

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Here are the Highlights of Coronavirus Pandemic:

Apr 11, 2020 00:03 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Chief Justice To Review Functioning Of Top Court Every 3-4 Days Amid COVID-19
Chief Justice S A Bobde will review the functioning of the Supreme court every three to four days in consultation with other judges and officials of health ministry in view of the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, an office bearer of Supreme Court Bar Association said.

"I spoke to Chief Justice of India (CJI) on April 10 at 12 noon and was informed that he was going to review the situation after every 3/4 days after consulting the other Judges and health ministry. Till then status quo. So better, we wait for a while," Advocate Ashok Arora said.

The top court on March 23 virtually went into the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus and had suspended for indefinite period the entry of advocates and other staff in the high security zone on the basis of their proximity cards, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 23:57 (IST)
Coronavirus News: India's Border Sealed To Prevent Infiltration Of Criminals: Sashastra Seema Bal
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) DG Kumar Rajesh Chandra on Friday said that the country's borders have been completely sealed and India has enforced strict lockdown and Nepal was doing the same by augmenting their deployment to prevent any infiltration by criminals taking the advantage of COVID-19 pandemic.

"We're enforcing strict lockdown and Nepal has been doing the same by augmenting their deployment. The letter is based on intelligence input about a criminal. We're looking into it," Mr Chandra said, news agency ANI reported.

Apr 10, 2020 23:39 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Warns Strict Action Against Lockdown Violators
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today warned people who are violating the restrictions imposed in the state in the wake of coronavirus lockdown and asserted that strict action will be taken against violators.

"The government is making an appeal to people that we have to break the chain of coronavirus. People irrespective of all religions are supporting the government. But some people are trying to hide that they are infected with the virus," Chouhan told ANI.

"Several people from Jamaat hide this fact which is the reason the virus got spread in many districts. They are risking their lives along with others. There will be strict action. I am warning those people who are violating the restrictions," he said, news agency ANI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 23:36 (IST)
Meghalaya Speaker Urges Chief Minister To Extend Lockdown Till April 30
Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh toay wrote to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, urging him to extend the lockdown period till April 30, as the number of COVID-19 cases have been rising in the
country.

Though no such case has been reported from the state so far, the government should continue with the existing measures to tackle the crisis by end of the current month so that Meghalaya remains free of COVID-19, he said.

"There are increasing number of COVID-19 patients in the country. It is worrisome. I have written to the chief minister to consider extension of the lockdown period till April end," he told PTI.
Apr 10, 2020 23:21 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Public Health Will Be Kept In Mind While Extending State Lockdown: Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today said the decision on extending the lockdown in the state beyond April 14 will be taken while keeping public health in mind.

Discussing the situation through video conferencing with representatives of industrial organisations and various business associations, the chief minister said protecting the lives of people was paramount for the state government.

"Keeping this in mind, the decision on the lockdown will be taken," Mr Gehlot said.
Apr 10, 2020 23:17 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 30 COVID-19 Cases Reported In Madhya Pradesh, Total Reaches 456 Mark
With 30 people testing positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh today, the number of coronavirus cases in the state climbed to 456, while one moreperson succumbed to the disease, taking the death count to 37, health officials said.

Twenty-one new cases were reported in Bhopal, which took the tally of COVID-19 patients in the state capital to 119, they said.

Indore has reported the highest 235 cases in the state so far. But Friday's data of new cases from Indore, if any, was awaited.

A 65-year-old doctor died in Indore due to coronavirus infection today.
Apr 10, 2020 23:14 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Odisha Seeks More COVID-19 Funds From Centre
The Odisha government today sought more funds, equipment and testing kits to effectively tackle the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The state's Health and Family Welfare Minister NK Das earlier in the day briefed his counterpart in the Union government, Harsh Vardhan, through video-conferencing.

"We have demanded more Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for doctors and healthcare workers... masks and COVID- 19 testing kits," Mr Das told reporters, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 22:56 (IST)
Coronavirus News: With 98 Fresh COVID-19 Cases Reported In Rajasthan, Total Reachs 561 Mark
The total number of coronavirus cases in Rajasthan rose to 561 as 98 fresh cases were reported in the state today while the fatality count due to the disease increased to eight with the death of a 65-year-old woman at a hospital in Jaipur, officials said.

The fresh cases include eight people evacuated from Iran, they said.

Defence sources said all the 1,036 Indians evacuated from Iran had tested negative for the virus in that country but 50 of them have tested positive now. They were kept in Army-run quarantine facilities.

"With 98 fresh cases reported on Friday, the total number of COVID-19 patients has reached 561, whereas with the death of a 65-year-old woman who died at SMS hospital in Jaipur on Thursday evening, the number of deaths has increased to eight," an official said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 22:52 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Srinagar Tops COVID-19 Cases Among 13 Infected Districts In J&K
With 207 people infected with coronavirus, Srinagar has reported the most number of COVID-19 cases among the 13 districts of Jammu and Kashmir affected by the virus, according to official data released today.

Kashmir's nine districts have reported COVID-19 cases, except Anantnag in South Kashmir. Out of Jammu's 10 districts, four have been hit by the deadly virus.

The data showed that out of the total cases, 197 are active, six have recovered and four died.

Out of the total 51 positive cases in Srinagar, 49 are active, one has recovered and one died, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 22:00 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Government Steps Up Efforts To Ensure Availability Of Medical Oxygen Amid COVID-19
After seeing several countries facing problem due to lack of medical oxygen, the Indian government is making all possible efforts to ensure that there is ample availability of medical oxygen to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to ANI, Dr R Venugopal, Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives, Petroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), said that a monitoring mechanism has already been set up by the centre to address the issue.
Apr 10, 2020 21:31 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Wearing Masks Made Compulsory In Maharashtra's Thane
The Thane district administration in Maharashtra today issued an order making wearing of masks compulsory for everybody in view of novel coronavirus outbreak, officials said.

The order was issued by Collector Rajesh Narvekar, they said, adding that the masks should be of specifications issued by the government, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 21:18 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 4 COVID-19 Infected Patients Recover In Himachal Pradesh
Four more COVID-19-infected patients have recovered in Himachal Pradesh, taking the total in the state to six, a senior health official said today.

Three patients admitted to a Shimla hospital on April 5 and another admitted to a hospital in Kangra district from Una on April, 3 have recovered from COVID-19, Additional Secretary (Health) RD Dhiman said in Shimla.

The reports of the three patients admitted in Shimla are found to be negative, he added, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 21:15 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Welfare Of Indian Diaspora Focus Of PM Modi's Gulf Outreach Amid COVID-19: Officials
Welfare of Indians in the Gulf was the major focus area in the discussions Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with leaders of countries in the region over the last few weeks, officials said.

Over the last few weeks, PM Modi has been holding consultations with leaders of several Gulf nations, including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with whom he spoke on March 17 to discuss the COVID-19 situation.

PM Modi has also spoken to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Bahraini King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, news agency PTI reported.

Apr 10, 2020 21:11 (IST)
Coronavirus News: COVID-19 Cases In Delhi Tops 900, 183 Reported Today Itself
The total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi today climbed to 903, with 183 fresh cases and two deaths being reported in a day, according to the Delhi government authorities.

Of the total cases, 584 are related to the religious congregation that took place in Nizamuddin area in March.

Till Thursday night, the number of cases of the deadly virus in the city stood at 720 including 12 deaths.

With two more fatalities reported, the death count from COVID-19 in Delhi has jumped to 14.

Out of the total cases, 26 have been discharged and one has migrated out of the country, authorities said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 20:41 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Andhra Pradesh Governor Donates Rs 30 Lakh To COVID-19 Relief Fund
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan today decided to contribute Rs 30 lakh to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund from the discretionary funds, grants available to meet expenditure of the
Governors Secretariat, under the budget allocated during the financial year 2020-21.

An official release said the governor observed that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a grave danger to mankind and the state government was waging a relentless fight to curb the spread of the dreaded disease in the state. This requires huge amounts of money to be spent for the purpose, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 20:27 (IST)
One More COVID-19 Death In Tamil Nadu, 77 Test Positive
A 70-year-old woman died of coronavirus in Tamil Nadu today, taking the count in the state so far to nine, while 77 people tested positive, pushing the total to 911, Chief Secretary K Shanmugam said.

The Chief Secretaty said all the 77 people who tested positive were primary contacts and from various containment areas in the state.

"The new cases have been reported in those places which have been marked as containment or quarantine areas", he said.

The government, he said, was strengthening its efforts to contain the virus, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 20:24 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Assam Seals Mosque Where 3 COVID-19 Infected Patients Stayed
The Assam government has sealed a mosque in Guwahati where three persons who later tested positive for COVID-19 had stayed to attend a religious congregation last month, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today.

Two of them had returned to Assam after attending a Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin area. The third stayed with them at the Athgaon Kabarsthan Masjid and accompanied one of them to Dhubri, Sharma said at a press conference in Guwahati.

At least 100 people attended the gathering at the mosque on March 12 and the organisers have so far given the names of 58 people and they have been quarantined, he said.

"The fact that a congregation was held here was brought to our notice much later and we have asked the organisers to give a list of all people who attended it," he said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 20:20 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Salaries of Arunachal Ministers, MLAs Cut By 30% Amid COVID-19
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet today approved an ordinance to reduce salaries of all ministers and MLAs, including the chief minister, by 30 per cent for a year.

The cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu decided to reduce the salaries with effect from April 1, 2020.

The fund will go to the state exchequer and utilised in the fight against COVID-19, a communique from the Chief Minister's Office said.

The cabinet also reviewed the preparedness of the state to contain the spread of coronavirus and efforts required to strengthen the infrastructure to tackle the situation, it said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 20:17 (IST)
Coronavirus News: In Mumbai's Dharavi, 6 Arrested For Good Friday Prayer Assembly Amid Lockdown: Police
Six people were arrested in Mumbai's Dharavi area for assembling to offer prayers on the occasion of Good Friday in violation of lockdown norms in place for the novel coronavirus outbreak, the police said.

Police got a tip-off that some people had gathered in a room in Gandhinagar society for prayers, and six were arrested
under sections of Indian Penal Code and Epidemic Diseases Act for disobeying official orders, and later released on bail, an official said.

Dharavi, one of the most congested urban clusters in the world, has seen several COVID-19 cases and authorities are taking all efforts to ensure it does not emerge as a hotspot in the metropolis, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 20:13 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 161 Cyber Cases Reported In Maharashtra As Fake News Rise Amid COVID-19
The Maharashtra Cyber has registered 161 offences for circulation of hate speeches, fake news and rumours on social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsAapp, Instagram and Twitter in connection with the novel coronavirus outbreak, a senior police official said today.

Maharashtra Cyber Superintendent of Police Balsing Rajput said there was rise in hate speeches on such platforms.

"Out of the total cases we have registered, 73 are for hate speeches. So far we have arrested 39 people and 33 have been identified for further action. Our data shows 30 cases have been registered for fake news, rumours regarding the virus outbreak," he said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 19:54 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 7 Test Positive For COVID-19 In Kerala
Seven more people, including two Tablighi Jamaat returnees, tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala today, taking the total number of
active cases in the state to 238.

Kerala Health minister KK Shailaja said 124 people have so far been cured of the infection, including 27 today.

Of the seven cases, three are from the worst affected Kasaragod and two each from Kannur and Malappuram districts, a press release quoting the minister said.

The two who tested positive from Malappuram had participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi recently.

Five people had contracted the infection through contacts, of which two are from Kannur and three from Kasaragod, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 19:44 (IST)
Coronavirus News: COVID-19 Death Count Tops 200, Totals Cases Reach 6,761 Mark
The health ministry today confirmed that the coronavirus death count in India has become 206 while the total number of cases jumped to 6,761.
Apr 10, 2020 19:14 (IST)
Coronavirus News: J&K Reports 23 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Total Count Reaches Over 200 Mark
The number of COVID-19-infected people in Jammu and Kashmir increased above 200 today as 23 new cases were detected in the union territory, officials said.

"Today, 23 fresh cases were detected in Jammu and Kashmir," the officials said.

While 16 cases were detected in the Kashmir Valley, seven persons were found positive in Jammu region, they said.

The total number of positive cases in the union territory has now risen to 207 - out of which 168 were in Kashmir and 39 in Jammu.

The number of positive cases has been steadily increasing in the Valley over the past week, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 19:10 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Delhi Police Receives Over 850 Calls In 24 Hours Over Lockdown
The Delhi Police received over 850 calls on its 24x7 helpline number from 2 pm on Thursday and the same time today, seeking assistance on issues faced during the lockdown, officials said.

A total of 16,621 calls were received by the police on its helpline (011-23469526) regarding the lockdown till date, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 19:08 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Over 4,000 COVID-19 Test Kits Reach Odisha: Government Sources
Amid spurt in COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government has procured a substantial number of test kits and other materials as part of its measures to ensure speedy detection of coronavirus infections in the
state, official sources said today.

Kits for conducting at least 4,000 tests, reagents and virus transportation mediums (VTMs) were airlifted from Mumbai on Thursday as the government stepped up its drive to enhance COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, an official said.

The kits will give a considerable boost to the states preparedness to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak, he said, news agency PTI reported.

The arrival of the kits was significant as Odisha is now all set to start coronavirus testing at three more locations in addition to the four existing test facilities in the state, he said.

The aim is to put in place adequate capacities soon to conduct at least 1,000 tests for COVID-19 daily, the senior official said.
Apr 10, 2020 18:59 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Case Against Over 130 For Stepping Without Masks In Delhi: Police
Over 130 cases were registered against people for stepping out of their houses without wearing masks to guard themselves against coronavirus in the national capital, the police said today.

According to the police, a total of 137 cases were registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

Among the 137, 32 cases were registered in Delhi's northwest district, 23 in south district, 20 in north district, 14 in outer district and 14 in the Shahdara district, the police said.

Face masks have become mandatory for people stepping out of their houses in Delhi, news agency PTI reported.

In south district, a case was registered for violation of directives issued by the police against gathering of people during Shab-e-barat amid the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus.
Apr 10, 2020 18:50 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Maharashtra Seeks Nod For COVID-19 Testing Labs In 5 Districts
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today sough the Union government's permission to start coronavirus testing laboratories in Nanded, Jalna, Aurangabad, Latur and Amravati districts in the state.

He made the demand during a meeting with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan through video conferencing, officials said.

Mr Tope said the rise in the number of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra was a cause of concern, and demanded that the centre provide more Personal Protection Equipment kits and N-95 masks, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 18:47 (IST)
Coronavirus News: In UP, 10-Month-Old Dies At COVID-19 Quarantine
A 10-month-old baby girl died today at a quarantine centre set up in a primary school inUttar Pradesh, a senior official said.

The toddler was rushed to the district hospital in an ambulance but doctors declared her brought dead, he said.

The family had come from outside and were instructed to stay at a primary school at Chaurasi village that was functioning as a quarantine centre, District MagistrateSiddharthnagar, Deepak Meena said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 18:02 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Gautam Gambhir Supports Extension Of COVID-19 Lockdown
BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir has batted for extension of the 21-day lockdown period to contain the spread of coronavirus, saying the country can not afford the risk of resurgence of the pandemic.

Noting that chief minister's of some states have said that lockdown needs to be extended and the prime minister has to take a decision on it, he said extension is not a bad idea considering that a large number of people will come out after the lockdown ends and will be exposed to the virus that is still beyond control.

A nationwide lockdown for three weeks was declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for checking the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown started on March 25 and will end on April 14, news agency PTI reported.  
Apr 10, 2020 17:57 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Punjab Is India's 2nd State To Extend Lockdown Till April 30
The Punjab government today said it was extending the COVID-19 lockdown in the state till the end of the month, becoming the second state to do after Odisha.

Punjab has registered 132 of the over 12,000 coronavirus cases reported in India till today despite a strict three-week clampdown to control the outbreak.
Apr 10, 2020 17:51 (IST)
Don't Allow Religious gatherings During Lockdown: Centre Tells States
In view of the ensuing festivals, the centre today asked the states and union territories to strictly adhere to the ongoing 21-day lockdown and not allow any social or religious gathering and procession.

In a communication, the Union Home Ministry also said that appropriate vigil on social media should be maintained against circulation of any objectionable content.

In view of the ensuing festivals in the month of April, the home ministry has directed all states and union territories to ensure strict compliance of lockdown measures to fight COVID-19 and not allow any social, religious gathering or procession, an official statement said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 17:48 (IST)
Coronavirus News: India-Japan Partnership Can Develop New Technology For Post-COVID World: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the India-Japan special strategic and global partnership can help develop new technologies and solutions for the post-COVID-19 world.

The prime minister made these remarks on Twitter after speaking with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the situation arising out of coronavirus outbreak.

"Had fruitful discussion with my friend, Japanese PM @abeshinzo about the COVID-19 pandemic. The India-Japan Special Strategic & Global Partnership can help develop new technologies and solutions for the post-COVID world - for our peoples, for the Indo-Pacific region, and for the world," he said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 17:25 (IST)
Coronavirus News: UP Villagers Allegedly Attack Police Checking Liquor Sale Amid Lockdown
A police team was attacked with bricks and stones during a raid to check illicit sale of liquor in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district today, an official said.

One sub-inspector and two constables sustained injuries and are undergoing treatment at a government hospital, said ASP Balwant Chaudhari.

He said the incident took place in Ghadighat village under Pahadi police station limits when the police team reached there to check illicit liquor sale during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 17:11 (IST)
Coronavirus News: In Maharashtra, 338 Essential Goods Company To Resume Work During Lockdown
As many as 338 companies manufacturing essential commodities in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district received permission to resume their
operations during the COVID-19 lockdown, an official said today.

A committee constituted by the district collector granted these permits to ensure smooth supply of essential commodities during the lockdown, he said.

Several companies in Aurangabad's industrial belt were forced to shut their operations when the lockdown was announced last month and some of them included manufacturers of essential commodities, news agency PTI reported.

The committee, under the chairmanship of regional officer Rajendra Joshi, granted permission to 338 companies to resume their operations.

Passes have been allotted to limited number of employees from these 338 companies, he added.
Apr 10, 2020 16:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Chhattisgarh BJP Legislators To Donate Rs 11 Lakh For COVID-19
All 14 BJP legislators in Chhattisgarh will aid the state's fight against COVID-19 pandemic by donating Rs 11 lakh from their local area development funds to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF).

Apart from this, the party MLAs will also donate 30 per cent of their basic salary to the CMRF for a year and their one-month salary to PM CARES Fund.

BJP legislative party leader Dharamlal Kaushik made this announcement in a press statement issued in Raipur.

The 90-member state Assembly has 14 BJP MLAs, including Mr Kaushik, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 16:53 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 6 Thai Nationals Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 Arrested For Visa Vilation In Tamil Nadu: Police
Six Thailand nationals, who tested positive for coronavirus and are undergoing treatment at a government hospital near Tamil Nadu were arrested for allegedly indulging in religious preaching in violation of visa norms, the police said today.

The arrest took place in a hospital on Thursday evening, days after cases were registered against them under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.

Police personnel were posted outside the isolation ward of the hospital, where the six are undergoing treatment.

The action was taken based on a complaint by local Tahsildar lodged with the police, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 16:48 (IST)
Coronavirus News: With 21 New COVID-19 Cases In UP, Total Count Rises To 431
The number of total confirmed coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 431 toay with 21 more people testing positive, while the death count stood at four, a senior health official said. "As many as 431 people have tested positive so far. Of them, 32 have been treated," Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said in an official release issued in Lucknow.

Till Thursday, there were 410 cases in the state of whom 225 are linked to last month's Tablighi Jamaat event in the national capital, he said.

The death count in the state due to COVID-19 stands at four - one each in Meerut, Basti, Varanasi and Agra districts, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 16:16 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 3,473 Foreign Nationals Have Been Evacuated Till Thursday: Health Ministry
The health ministry today said that they have successfully evacuated nearly 3,473 foreigners from the country. Indians are also being evacuated from abroad. The work is still in progress. On Hydroxychloroquine, the ministry said that exports of this drug and four other medicines were restricted but since the demands were rising worldwide these restrictions have been relaxed. However, the ministry has assured that there is adequate stock for India.

The Health Ministry also said that there are 39 authorised manufacturers of Personal Protection Equipment available across the country.

"In the past few weeks we all applauded the work being done by our medical staff across the country, but there are some reports of manhandling of medical workers. We urge you all to cooperate and respect them. Today we again held a detailed discussion with all states to know the situation on ground across the country." the health ministry added.

On Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's comments on coronavirus the health ministry pointed out that,"there is no community transmission yet across the country. We must all ensure we follow the lockdown and rules strictly."
Apr 10, 2020 15:55 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Nearly 250 Indians Infected By COVID-19 In Singapore: Indian High Commission
About 250 Indians, with nearly half of them staying in close contact in the dormitories for foreign workers, have tested positive for the coronavirus in Singapore, the Indian High Commission in Singapore said today.

Indian High Commissioner Jawed Ashraf told PTI that almost all of the Indians who have the disease are mostly stable or improving. He said that the about 250 Indian nationals, who are suffering from the disease, include some permanent residents.

Of the infected Indians, nearly 50 per cent are from dormitories for foreign workers, which have emerged as the disease spreading points in the country.

As the country has ramped up aggressive testing in the dormitories, the numbers are expected to climb in the next few days.
Apr 10, 2020 15:51 (IST)
Coronavirus News: PM Modi Discusses COVID-19 "Challenges" With Nepal's KP Sharma Oli Over Call
With the rising cases of coronavirus throughout the world today Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed on the pandemic with his Nepal counterpart KP Sharma Oli and shared views on how this crisis poses challenges to health and safety of the citizens of both the countries. They also discussed on various measures that should be taken to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister's office said.
Apr 10, 2020 15:44 (IST)
Coronavirus News: "Crime": Delhi AIIMS Doctor On Rumours Of COVID-19 Spread From Animals To Humans
Calling the circulation of rumours about animals spreading COVID-19 a "classic example of spreading misinformation, disinformation, distorted information," Dr Chandrakant Pandav, Head of Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS Delhi, said that this totally wrong and he considers it a "crime".

Dr Pandav said that all medical institutes in the world have stated that "there is no evidence that dogs and cats are transmitting or are being affected by COVID-19."

Asked about rumours that pets can spread COVID-19, he said, "This news is totally wrong. This is a classic example of spreading misinformation, disinformation, distorted information. I think it is a crime. For me, I consider it as a crime to spread this wrong information."

He added, "Unfortunately, like everything else in life, it''s a double-edged sword. So, social media can be used for good purpose as well as for bad purpose... So, I think we have to change our mindset in terms of how we transmit and communicate the news to people. This is a very serious lapse, it should be made a criminal offence if somebody spreads this particular news," news agency ANI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 15:34 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Bengal Taxi Body To Provide Emergency Services Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
The Bengal Taxi Association (BTA) today said it is ready to provide cabs for emergencency purpose during the ongoing lockdown as suggested
by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Expressing the association's eagerness to help people during this crisis, BTA general secretary Bimal Guha said that it would be helpful if a government order is issued in this regard.

Most of the metred taxis in the city operate under the banner of the BTA.

"A senior official of the Public Vehicles Department (PVD) on Thursday asked me to make arrangements for keeping five taxis each at important junctions across the city to help people reach their destination during an emergency," Mr Guha said, news agency PTI reported.
Apr 10, 2020 15:12 (IST)
Apr 10, 2020 14:53 (IST)
720 have tested positive in Delhi, informs health minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday informed that so far 720 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the national capital.

"Out of these, 22 are in ICUs and seven on ventilators," Mr Jain said.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said India's total number of COVID-19 positive cases now stands at 6,412. Out of these, 5,709 are active patients and 503 of them have been cured/discharged and one has migrated.
Apr 10, 2020 14:50 (IST)
Special train carrying masks, sanitizers, medicines arrives in Jammu

Amid lockdown in wake of the coronavirus crisis, a first parcel train carrying essentials commodities arrived at the Jammu Railway Station from New Delhi, on Friday.

"The train departed from New Delhi last night around 10 pm carrying essential supplies and delivered it to Panipat, Ambala, Ludhiana, Pathankot and Jammu. The essential supplies include masks, sanitisers and other medicines," Vijay Kumar, Indian Railways Officer told ANI.

Indian Railways on Thursday introduced time-tabled parcel trains for nationwide transportation of essential commodities and other goods, the national transporter said on Wednesday.
Apr 10, 2020 14:42 (IST)
WHO to NDTV on coronavirus report: "Cluster of cases in India, not community transmission, error has been fixed"
Apr 10, 2020 14:26 (IST)
Coronavirus: Congress Leader Who Hid Delhi Mosque Visit, His Family COVID-19 +ve
A Congress leader in Delhi, a former civic councillor, has been charged by the police for not disclosing that he had visited Markaz Nizamuddin, the Tablighi Jamaat headquarters and one of the country's biggest coronavirus hotspots, in March." 
Apr 10, 2020 14:00 (IST)
Apr 10, 2020 13:46 (IST)
Coronavirus Update:"Have More Than Enough Stock": Government On Export Of Key COVID-19 Drug
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today said that the government has more than enough stock of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for meeting the current requirement. It said that the Centre has done proper preparation and planning with respect to current and future requirements of HCQ."
Apr 10, 2020 13:30 (IST)
Apr 10, 2020 13:22 (IST)
Life Inside A Coronavirus Containment Zone In Hyderabad
Barricades over seven to eight feet high and built across the road, not even leaving a foot of space on the pavement." 
Apr 10, 2020 13:18 (IST)
DHFL Promoters Kapil, Dheeraj Wadhawan Defied COVID-19 Lockdown, Big Group Drove To Farmhouse
Billionaires Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan, the promoters of scam-hit shadow lender Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL), have been detained at their farmhouse in a Maharashtra hill station after they were caught violating the coronavirus lockdown with more than 20 family members."
Apr 10, 2020 13:10 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases: 10 more COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka

10 more cases have been reported in Karnataka, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 207, including 6 deaths & 30 discharged. 9 of the 10 new cases, are close contacts of people who had tested positive for the virus earlier: Karnataka Government


(Source: ANI)
Apr 10, 2020 13:04 (IST)
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Apr 10, 2020 12:43 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Dead woman's samples test positive in Punjab

A 78-year-old woman from Mundi Kharar, who died here at Kharar Civil Hospital on April 7, had coronavirus, informed Mohali District Collector on Friday.

The woman was admitted to the emergency ward of the said hospital with co-morbid conditions and breathed her last on April 7. Her body was cremated as per COVID-19 protocol.

The district administration has traced all her primary contracts and their samples will be sent for testing soon.

"A 78-yr-old woman with co-morbid conditions, from Mundi Kharar who was brought to Emergency Ward of Kharar Civil Hospital and later died on 7 April, has posthumously tested positive for COVID-19. Her body already cremated as per protocol. Primary contacts traced and to be sampled," said the Mohali DC.
Apr 10, 2020 12:35 (IST)
"Not Flying Higher": IndiGo's Tweet To Vistara Starts LOL Twitter Thread
A hilarious Twitter exchange between major airlines has tickled social media's funny bone."
Apr 10, 2020 12:29 (IST)
Anand Mahindra Explains Why Banana Leaves Replaced Plates At His Factories Amid Lockdown

Industrialist Anand Mahindra has opted for a sustainable way to feed workers at his factories during the nationwide lockdown. Instead of plates, food is now being served on banana leaves at his auto conglomerate Mahindra group's factory canteens."
Apr 10, 2020 12:22 (IST)
Coronavirus news: UP government provides financial aid to over 11 lakh workers amid lockdown

The Uttar Pradesh government has provided Rs 1,000 financial aid each to over 11 lakh construction workers in the state till date amid the nationwide lockdown, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.

Addressing media here, the Chief Minister said: "The State government had decided to extend help to those people whose livelihood has been affected due to COVID-19. In this context, in the first phase, more than 11 lakh construction workers in the state have been provided Rs 1,000 each in their accounts."

Apr 10, 2020 12:14 (IST)
Coronavirus, India, Israel: PM Modi Replies To Benjamin Netanyahu Tweet On Hydroxychloroquine: Have To Jointly Fight Pandemic

Hours after Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu thanked India for rushing a five-tonne cargo of medicines, including anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine which is believed to be effective in treatment of coronavirus or COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning replied to him saying: "India is ready to do whatever is possible to help our friends."
Apr 10, 2020 12:04 (IST)
Coronavirus cases: 46 people test positive in Gujarat

Forty-six new cases of COVID-19 have been found in Gujarat, news agency PTI reported quoting an official. At least 308 people have been tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
Apr 10, 2020 11:59 (IST)
Apr 10, 2020 11:48 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases: Five more test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai's Dharavi

Five more people, including two who returned from the last month's religious gathering at Nizamuddin, have tested positive for oronavirus in Dharavi, taking the tally in the slum-dominated area to 22, said
BMC officials on Friday.

According to the officials, among the five two are women. One of them, aged 29, is the wife of a doctor who tested positive earlier in Vaibhav Nagar, while the other, aged 31, is a resident of the Kalyanwadi locality, they said. 
Apr 10, 2020 11:43 (IST)
Four more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha; cases rise to 48

Four persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of coronavirus patients in the state to 48, officials said on Friday.

The details of the fresh cases were not immediately available.
Apr 10, 2020 11:32 (IST)
Apr 10, 2020 11:28 (IST)
Top Indian-American Executives Raise $600,000 For COVID-19 Relief
A high-profile diaspora group of some of the top Indian American corporate executives and leaders have raised USD 600,000 to fight hunger and provide direct relief to vulnerable populations affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and India."
Apr 10, 2020 11:05 (IST)
Coronavirus cases: 26 people test positive in Rajasthan

Twenty-six new cases of coronavirus were reported on Friday in Rajasthan taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 489.

According to Rajasthan Health Department data the total samples received in the state are 19,107, including 1082 evacuees samples. There are 489 positive cases of coronavirus till now. The samples found negative are 17851 and those under process are 767.

As per the state Health Department, 26 people were found positive for coronavirus on Friday.
Apr 10, 2020 11:02 (IST)
Coronavirus: After Test Shift, Medical Body ICMR's Data Shows Big Change

Coronavirus tests on patients with respiratory complaints is showing that more and more people with no travel history are contracting the virus, indicates data compiled by the Indian Council of Medical Research, the nodal body in the battle against the virus."
Apr 10, 2020 10:54 (IST)
Apr 10, 2020 10:38 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Shops remain closed in Delhi's Bengali Market

Shops at the famous Bengali Market of the city remained closed on Friday as the area has been sealed following the orders of the Delhi government under the containment plan.

The area has been cordoned off by the Delhi police to prevent movement of people during the lockdown.

Yesterday, the Delhi police had made an announcement in the Bengali market that the area will be sealed and strict action will be taken against violators for flouting social distancing norms during the lockdown.

Apr 10, 2020 10:23 (IST)
Coronavirus India: PM likely to address nation to announce whether lockdown ends Tuesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation again to announce his decision on whether the coronavirus lockdown will end on Tuesday. Before the decision, he will meet with Chief Ministers via video conference tomorrow.

Sources say the lockdown may be extended but with many changes this time around. Interstate movement will remain restricted, except for essential services. Schools, colleges and religious institutions are likely to stay closed.

Given the massive economic fallout of the prolonged shutdown, some sector specific relaxation is likely to be allowed, sources say, with social distancing norms.
Apr 10, 2020 10:08 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases: 35-year-old in Jharkhand's Bokaro tests positive

A 35-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 in Bokaro district, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in Jharkhand to 14, officials said on Friday.

The man, a resident of Pipradih village in Chandrapura block, was in the isolation ward at Bokaro General Hospital for the last one week, said district medical officer Ashok Kumar Pathak.

The test report came in late Thursday night, he said.
Apr 10, 2020 09:56 (IST)
Column On Markaz Masjid In Delhi COVID-19 Updates Thoughtless: Minorities Body

The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has asked the Health Department to drop any mention of Tablighi Jamaat event in its daily bulletins on COVID-19 cases in Delhi."
Apr 10, 2020 09:39 (IST)
Telangana Woman Rides 1,400 km On Scooty To Bring Back Son Stranded In Andhra Pradesh
A woman in Telangana rode nearly 1,400 km on a scooter over three days amid the nationwide lockdown to bring her stranded son home from Nellore in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh."
Apr 10, 2020 09:24 (IST)
COVID-19: 5 new cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi

The number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai's Dharavi - the largest slum in Asia -- has touched 22, with five new cases in 24 hours. 

Apr 10, 2020 09:16 (IST)
COVID-19: What to keep in mind while coughing or sneezing

Things to keep in mind while coughing or sneezing
Apr 10, 2020 09:12 (IST)
Coronavirus: Church closed in Thiruvananthapuram to avoid mass gathering

St Joseph Metropolitan Cathedral in Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram is closed on the occasion of Good Friday, today, to avoid mass gathering in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 10, 2020 09:07 (IST)
Coronavirus India: 2 members of a family in Bihar's Siwan have tested positive for COVID-19

Two members of a family in Bihar's Siwan have tested positive for COVID-19; they have contact history with a positive patient who had returned from Oman. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 60.
Apr 10, 2020 09:02 (IST)
China reports 42 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

China has reported 42 new coronavirus cases, including 38 imported infections, taking the total tally to 81,907, health officials said on Friday, as the country started a new trial of re-testing the recovered COVID-19 patients amid heightened concern of a rebound of the deadly disease.

Apr 10, 2020 09:00 (IST)
Coronavirus updates: 65-Year-Old man dies of COVID-19 in Assam

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said a 65-year-old patient from Hailakandi District died due to coronavirus.
Apr 10, 2020 08:55 (IST)
COVID 19: Over 16,000 Americans die of coronavirus in US

The deadly coronavirus pandemic claimed lives of more than 16,000 Americans and infected over 4.6 lakhs of them, devastating the US economy and rendering a record 16 million workers jobless in just three weeks. Of this, the New York metropolitan area, comprising the adjoining New Jersey and Connecticut, alone account for more than 9,000 cases and 220,000 cases. Globally, over 15 lakh people have been infected so far by a coronavirus and the fatalities stands at nearly 95,000.
Apr 10, 2020 08:51 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases: 199 Deaths In India, 33 In 24 Hours, 6,412 Cases So Far

The highly infectious COVID-19 has killed 199 people in the country, with 33 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of patients to 6,412 on Friday. The highest number cases have been reported from Maharashtra, with 1,364 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus that was first detected in China in December. A novel virus is one that has not been previously identified in humans.
Apr 10, 2020 08:40 (IST)
In Coronavirus Random Tests, Medical Body ICMR Data Shows Big Shift

Coronavirus tests on patients with respiratory complaints is showing that more and more people with no travel history are contracting the virus, indicates data compiled by the Indian Council of Medical Research, the nodal body in the battle against the virus."
Apr 10, 2020 08:04 (IST)
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Coronavirus India: Gurugram declares 9 areas as containment zones

Gurugram district administration on Thursday declared nine areas in the city as containment zones.

"Nine areas in Gurugram, Haryana have been declared as containment zones for all the purposes and objectives as prescribed in the protocol of COVID-19, to prevent its spread in the adjoining areas," the district administration said in a statement.

The nine areas include Sector-9, Sector-54/Nirvana Country, Palam Vihar, Emar Palm Gardens Sector-83, Laburnum Society, Sector-39, Village Fazilpur Jharsa, Ward Number 11 Pataudi and Village Raipur Sohna.
Apr 10, 2020 07:58 (IST)
Coronavirus cases: Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal report new cases

Fresh cases were reported from Gujarat, Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Apr 10, 2020 07:57 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Odisha first state to extend lockdown

Odisha on Thursday became the first state to extend the lockdown further till April 30 and also announced closure of schools till June 17. Several other states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh said they will take a final decision in the coming days on whether to extend or not the 21-day nationwide lockdown, which entered its 16th day.
Apr 10, 2020 07:56 (IST)
The Centre has announced a Rs 15,000 crore "India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package" to tackle the pandemic which has affected 5,865 people and killed 169 so far.
Apr 10, 2020 07:56 (IST)
Twenty-five more people died from COVID-19 in Maharashtra on Thursday in the sharpest spike yet since the beginning of the global pandemic, taking the total number of deaths to 97. With 229 more people testing positive, the number of coronavirus cases in the state reached 1,364, a health official said, which is the highest in the country.