Coronavirus Highlights: Flights, Trains Suspended Till May 3 As Lockdown Gets Extended

Coronavirus Cases: "I know how many problems you had to face. Somebody has trouble getting food, somebody has trouble commuting and someone is away from home," Prime Minister Modi said in his address to the nation."

Coronavirus Highlights: Flights, Trains Suspended Till May 3 As Lockdown Gets Extended

Coronavirus Cases: More than 8,000 people in India have contracted coronavirus infection.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India's fight against coronavirus is moving ahead very strongly and the country has been able to avert considerable damage due to sacrifice of the countrymen. "India's fight against corona global epidemic is moving ahead very strongly. Because of your sacrifice so far, India has been able to avert considerable damage from coronavirus. I know how many problems you had to face. Somebody has trouble getting food, somebody has trouble commuting and someone is away from home," Prime Minister Modi said in his address to the nation. All passenger flights will remain suspended till May 3, the civil aviation ministry said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of coronavirus. Minister Hardeep Puri said after May 3, the government could consider ending the restrictions on domestic and international flights. All domestic and international scheduled Airlines operations shall remain suspended till 11.59 pm of May 3, the ministry said in a tweet.

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Apr 15, 2020 06:26 (IST)
Coronavirus update: US hits record 2,228 deaths in past 24 hours

The United States recorded 2,228 deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic over the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:30 pm Tuesday (0030 GMT Wednesday).

The number of fatalities was a sharp increase after two days in decline, AFP reported.

Apr 15, 2020 05:39 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Section 144 imposed in Bengaluru City until April 20

Bengaluru Commissioner of Police, Bhaskar Rao, said that prohibitory order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973, will remain in place for all parts of the City Commissionerate till April 20.

Section 144 of CrPC prohibits the assembly of four or more people in an area, ANI reported. 

Apr 15, 2020 05:02 (IST)
Trump announces funding halt to World Health Organization

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday a suspension of US funding to the World Health Organization because he said it had covered up the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak in China before it spread around the world, AFP reported. 

Apr 15, 2020 03:15 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Rio de Janeiro governor has coronavirus

Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel, a leading opponent of President Jair Bolsonaro's calls to relax COVID-19 containment measures, said Tuesday he had tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Apr 15, 2020 03:11 (IST)
Coronavirus update: No plan to run any special train till May 3, says Ministry of Railways

Refuting reports in some sections of media that the Indian Railways was planning to run special trains to help move labourers stranded in different parts of the country to their native places, the Ministry of Railways clarified that it had no such plans till May 3, ANI reported. 
Apr 15, 2020 01:18 (IST)
Coronavirus Update: Coronavirus death toll surpasses 24,000 in US

The coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 24,000 people in the United States, the highest number of fatalities in any country, data from the Johns Hopkins University showed.
Apr 15, 2020 01:14 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Gujarat MLA tests COVID-19 positive, present in meeting attended by Chief Minister

A Gujarat MLA has tested positive for coronavirus, said Amit Chavda, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee President on Tuesday.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was at a meeting in which the MLA was also present, ANI reported. 
Apr 15, 2020 01:12 (IST)
France reports 762 more coronavirus deaths

France on Tuesday reported 762 more COVID-19 deaths in hospitals and nursing homes, bringing its total toll from the epidemic to 15,729, AFP reported. 
Apr 15, 2020 01:11 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Curfew imposed in some more areas of Pune to check pandemic

Curfew was imposed on Tuesday in some more areas in Pune city after the civic body on Monday issued an order to seal them following a spurt in the cases of COVID-19.
Apr 15, 2020 01:09 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Committees to suggest how to tackle financial crisis, says Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the state government has set up an experts panel and a cabinet sub-committee to suggest steps to tackle the financial crisis arising out of the coronavirus pandemic, PTI reported. 
Apr 15, 2020 01:03 (IST)
People with COVID19 certificate will only be allowed to enter state post lockdown: Goa Health Minister

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said he has requested the Chief Minister to not allow people to enter the state without a COVID-19 certificate after the flight services are resumed, ANI reported. 
Apr 14, 2020 22:36 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Foreign Ministry Announces Coronavirus Training For Healthcare Professionals From SAARC Countries
The External Affairs Ministry has announced a training programme on coronavirus from April 17 for healthcare professionals from SAARC countries, reported PTI.

The training programme will be carried out by the central government's Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme.

"Taking forward @PMOIndia's vision on #PrepareNotPanic for #SAARCfightsCoronoa, @MEAIndia announces e-@ITECnetwork training programmes on #COVID19  for healthcare professionals for @SAARCsec countries starting April 17, 2020," the ITEC said in a tweet.

At an India-initiated video conference of SAARC leaders on March 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested that health professionals of the member nations could come together to jointly fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 14, 2020 22:31 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Rajasthan Minister Writes To Chief Ministers Of 4 States About Stranded Workers
Rajasthan Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ramesh Chand Meena has written to the chief ministers of four states, demanding protection for the workers stranded in those states due to the lockdown, reported PTI.

In a letter to the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the minister sought protection for the workers from Rajasthan.

More than a thousand workers from Rajasthan's Karauli district are strnaded in these four states and are facing a major crisis of livelihood, Mr Meena said in a statement.

The minister has sent the names of the workers along with their addresses and mobile numbers, demanding that adequate food and proper lodging be provided to them.
Apr 14, 2020 22:13 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 2 More Die In Karnataka From Coronavirus infection
The death of two elderly persons on Tuesday took the number of coronavirus-related fatalities to double digits in Karnataka, where 13 new positive cases were confirmed, taking the total number of infections in the state to 260, the health department said.

Expectedly, the state government welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement extending the lockdown till May 3 and said it will strictly implement the centre's guidelines which will be issued on Wednesday, reported PTI.
Apr 14, 2020 21:28 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Nagpur Count Rises To 53 After 9 Fresh Cases
The total number of coronavirus cases in Nagpur climbed to 53 after nine new positive cases were reported on Tuesday.

"The COVID-19 positive cases in Nagpur rose to 53 after nine new cases today. The number of negative cases till today is 434 and patients recovered and discharged is 10 and under treatment is 43," Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe said in a tweet, reported ANI.
Apr 14, 2020 21:25 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Food Corporation Provided 22 Lakh Metric Ton Foodgrains To States, Union Territories Till April 13
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday said the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has released over 22 lakh metric tonnes (MT) foodgrain to the states and Union Territiories till April 13, reported ANI.

"The FCI has released over 22 lakh metric tonne foodgrains to States and UTs till April 13. We are ensuring the supply of essential goods and services," Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, MHA, said on Tuesday.

"Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), a provision has made to provide 5 kg foodgrain -- rice/wheat -- to 80 crore beneficiaries free of cost for three months," she added.

She further said that as many as 5,000 queries were solved through grievance centres till April 13.
Apr 14, 2020 21:23 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Case Against Senior Congress Leader In Telangana For Violating Lockdown
A case has been registered against Telangana Senior Congress leader Hanumantha Rao for allegedly violating lockdown rules by approaching Dr BR Ambedkar's statue and garlanding it on the occasion of his 129th birth anniversary, reported ANI.

Speaking to ANI, Hanumanth Rao said, "Today on this occasion I went to pay tribute to Dr Ambedkar's statue at Tank Bund. I went there all alone and offered a garland. I did not do anything wrong as I was all alone and there was no person accompanying me. I did not disturb anyone, maintained social distancing but yet a case has been registered against me."
Apr 14, 2020 21:20 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Maharashtra Issues 55 "Take Down" Notices To Social Media Platforms Over Fake News
The Cyber wing of Maharashtra Police has issued 55 "Take Down" notices to Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and other such platforms during the lockdown period in an attempt to check the spread of hate messages and rumour-mongering on social media, an official said on Tuesday, reported PTI.

While 32 such objectionable posts have been removed, police have arrested 37 people and identified 114 others.

The Maharashtra Cyber Cell has registered 196 cases related to the circulation of fake news, rumours and hateful messages as well as for circulation of misinformation during the lockdown period till April 14, he said.

While 188 of the total 196 cases are converted into FIRs, the rest eight cases were registered as Non-Cognizable offences, he said.
Apr 14, 2020 20:31 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 2,000 Contacts Of Coronavirus Positive Doctor Traced So Far, Says Meghalaya Chief Minister
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday said the health authorities have established 2,000 contacts of the 69-year-old doctor attached to the Bethany Hospital who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The senior doctor has no travel history except that his son-in-law, who is a pilot, had been to coronavirus infected countries, and had returned home on March 22, reported PTI.

The doctor tested positive on Monday.

"We have established 2,000 contacts approximately. We have also established about 200 primary contacts including his immediate family members and those who had come in close contact with the patient," the chief minister told journalists.
Apr 14, 2020 20:28 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 10 More Test Positive In Bengal taking Total Count To 120
At least 10 more have tested positive for coronavirus in different parts of West Bengal over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 120, health department officials said on Tuesday, reported PTI.

The number of deaths due to the virus remained unchanged at seven.

The department did not mention anything about the number of recoveries in the last 24 hours on its bulletin.

Taking into account the fresh cases that were reported on Tuesday, the total number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in Bengal stood at 147.

The Union health ministry, however, put the total at 190 on its website.

The ministry also said that the number of people discharged from different hospitals in the state was 36.
Apr 14, 2020 20:25 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 2 Doctors Test Positive For Coronavirus At Delhi's RML Hospital
Two doctors at Delhi's RML hospital have tested positive for coronavirus. Both are admitted at the hospital for treatment. There is a possibility that they were exposed to COVID-19 patients. Contact tracing has started, a hospital official to ANI.
Apr 14, 2020 20:17 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Curfew To Be Imposed In 2 Areas Of Ahmedabad To Curb Virus Spread
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced on Tuesday that curfew will be imposed in Old City and Danilimbda areas of Ahmedabad from 6 am on Wednesday to contain COVID-19 cases, reported PTI.

The curfew will continue till April 21, he said. Ahmedabad city has over 350 cases of coronavirus and most of them are from the Fort area (Old City).

"We have decided to impose a curfew in the Old Fort and Danilimbda areas of the city from Wednesday morning," Mr Rupani said in a video message on Facebook.
Apr 14, 2020 20:14 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Railways To Cancel 39 Lakh Tickets Amid Lockdown Extension
Railways is set to cancel around 39 lakh tickets booked for travel between April 15 and May 3 due to the extension of the nationwide lockdown and suspension of passenger trains till then amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources told PTI.

With the national transporter allowing tickets to be booked during the 21-day lockdown for journeys after April 14, around 39 lakh bookings were made by passengers hoping that trains will resume operation after the lockdown is lifted.

However, after the lockdown extension was announced, railways on Tuesday not only cancelled all its passenger services till May 3 but have also stopped all advance bookings.

All passengers will, however, get full refund on tickets booked for the cancelled trains as well as for those booked in advance.

Railways has also said full refunds will be automatically provided by the national transporter for its online customers, while those who have booked at the counters can take the refunds up to July 31.
Apr 14, 2020 19:59 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Mizoram Chief Minister Urges Security Forces, State Police To Increase Surveillance Along Borders
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Tuesday directed the state police and urged the security forces to ramp up surveillance along the inter-state and international borders to prevent any movement as the cases of coronavirus in neighbouring states and countries continue to rise.

During a meeting with top officers of Assam Rifles, Border Security Forces (BSF), state police and those of the state government, the chief minister said stricter measures should be taken along the inter-state and international borders to prevent movement without permission, a statement said.

He asked the security forces and state police to coordinate with village-level task forces and other local volunteers to protect the state borders, reported PTI.
Apr 14, 2020 19:51 (IST)
Coronavirus News: J&K Witnesses Drop In Active Coronavirus Cases For First Time
Jammu and Kashmir saw a drop in the number of active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as 14 patients were discharged from hospitals and only eight fresh cases were detected in the Union Territory, officials said.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases now stand at 278, they said, reported PTI.

"For now our luck seems to be holding!!! Eight new cases, 14 recoveries. New cases -- six from Kashmir and two from Jammu division. Fourteen recoveries, all from Kashmir. Total cases now 278," Government spokesman Rohit Kansal said on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, officials said 14 patients were discharged from hospitals in Kashmir and placed under home quarantine as per the standard operating procedure.

With this the total number of patients who have recovered in the Union Territory has gone up to 20, while four patients have died due to the infection.
Apr 14, 2020 19:47 (IST)
Coronavirus News: DRDO Develops Kiosk For COVID-19 Sample Collection
The Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad has added another product to the portfolio of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to fight the coronavirus by developing COVID Sample Collection Kiosk (COVSACK), said the Defence Ministry in a statement on Tuesday, reported ANI.

The unit has been developed by the DRDL in consultation with the doctors of Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Hyderabad.

The COVSACK is a kiosk for use by healthcare workers for collecting samples from suspected COVID-19 patients.

"Patient under test walks into the kiosk and a nasal or oral swab is taken by health care professional from outside through the built in gloves," the statement read.

"The kiosk is automatically disinfected without the need for human involvement, making the process free of infection spread. The shielding screen of kiosk cabin protects the health care worker from the aerosols/droplet transmission while taking the sample. This reduces the requirements of PPE change by health care workers," it added.
Apr 14, 2020 19:39 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 2 More Tests Positive In Chhattisgarh
Two more people, including a woman, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, taking the number of such cases in the state to 33, officials said, reported PTI.

Both cases were reported from Katghora town, which has emerged as the top COVID-19 hotspot in the state. The town, located around 200 km from the state capital Raipur, has reported 24 of the 33 infections detected so far in the state.
Apr 14, 2020 19:37 (IST)
Coronavirus News: "This Too Shall Pass," Says Rajinikanth In New Year Message To Tamilians
Superstar Rajinikanth urged Tamils in every nation to follow restrictions imposed by governments to protect themselves and said "this too shall pass".

In a video message released to extend his Tamil New year greetings, he urged Tamils living everywhere, including in foreign countries, to follow the restrictions to protect themselves from the contagion, saying this would be their "biggest gift" to their family members this year, reported PTI.
Apr 14, 2020 18:26 (IST)
Coronavirus News: RPF, IRCTC, NGOs Serve Food To Poor In Bengal, Jharkhand
The RPF, IRCTC and NGOs are preparing and distributing food daily among the needy at different locations in West Bengal and neighbouring Jharkhand in the wake of the lockdown over the novel coronavirus spread, PTI quoted an official as saying on Tuesday.

As part of the service for the poor and needy that began since the lockdown commenced three weeks ago, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) distributed cooked lunch at locations in and around Kolkata and far-off places in the districts, the Eastern Railway official said.
Apr 14, 2020 17:37 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Coronavirus Count In Haryana Rise To 184 With 2 Fresh Cases
With two more positive cases of coronavirus reported on Tuesday, Haryana's COVID-19 count has gone up to 184.

"Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported from Faridabad today," said the state's Health Department in a statement on Tuesday.

"Out of 184 confirmed cases, 10 are foreign nationals -- 6 from Sri Lanka and one each from Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa," the statement added.

The statement further said that as many as 64 COVID-19 patients in the state are from other states, reported ANI.
Apr 14, 2020 16:40 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Alcohol Production Resumes In Haryana To Fufil Demand For Hand Sanitisers
Alcohol production in Haryana has begun at full capacity to ensure a stable supply of the commodity for manufacturing hand sanitisers, state's Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala said In Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Hand sanitisers are in great demand as the country grapples with the contagious coronavirus. Doctors and experts have advised people to frequently use hand sanitiser, among other things, to check the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"A major portion of the alcohol industry's production is used in making sanitisers. The stock of 70 lakhs proof litre that we had was transported in the amount of 2 lakh proof litre every day to various states for manufacturing sanitisers," Mr Chautala told ANI.
Apr 14, 2020 16:35 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 1,211 New Cases Reported In Last 24 Hours With 31 Deaths, Says Health Ministry
2.3 lakh samples have been tested for coronavirus so far, ICMR said at a press conference. The Health Ministry said 1,211 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours with 31 deaths, reported PTI.
Apr 14, 2020 16:21 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Centre Paid Over Rs 29,000 Crore To 32 Crore Poor Till April 13
Over 32 crore poor people have been provided financial support of Rs 29,352 crore till April 30, says government, reported PTI. Free ration and food grains were distributed among 5.29 crore beneficiaries under Garib Kalyan Yojna, the centre said.
Apr 14, 2020 16:16 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Tourists Flying To Goa Will Need COVID-19 Health Certificates, Says Goa Minister
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said air travellers will not be allowed to enter the coastal state without a health certificate, after the centre opens up airports once the lockdown is eased or lifted.

Speaking to PTI, Mr Rane said he had already urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to take up the issue with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to not allow air travellers to enter the state without a COVID-19 certificate.
Apr 14, 2020 16:08 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 49-Year-Old Dies In Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad
A 49-year-old COVID-19 patient died at the TMU Hospital In Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad on Monday, Moradabad Chief Medical Officer MC Garg said.

Sixteen more COVID-19 cases have also been reported on Monday, Mr Garg added.

The 16 people, who tested positive for coronavirus, include a 39-year-old doctor from Moradabad, reported ANI.

Out of the fresh cases, two are residents of Sambhal and one from Amroha, while rest of the patients are from Moradabad.

Mr Garg appealed to the people of Moradabad to strictly follow the lockdown rules in order to stay safe.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh is 558. Till now, 49 people have been discharged, while five deaths have been reported.

Apr 14, 2020 16:05 (IST)
Coronavirus News: "India Nowhere In The Game," Tweets Rahul Gandhi Over Country's Virus Testing
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said mass testing for coronavirus infection is key to fighting its spread but the country is currently "nowhere in the game".

Stating that the country has quite low level of testing for coronavirus infection, he said with only 149 tests per million population, India is currently in the company of countries like Laos, Niger and Honduras, reported PTI.

"India delayed the purchase of testing kits & is now critically short of them," he said on Twitter.

"With just 149 tests per million Indians, we are now in the company of Laos (157), Niger (182) & Honduras (162). Mass testing is the key to fighting the virus. At present we are nowhere in the game," he added in his tweet.
Apr 14, 2020 16:02 (IST)
Coronavitus News: Sarpanchs Of Haryana Persuade Villagers To Give Up Hookah Sessions
Hookah smoking sessions - a common sight in villages of Haryana - have now taken a break as village heads have prevailed upon locals not to share the smoking pipes to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Playing their part in spreading awareness on coronavirus in the hinterland, the village heads or sarpanch are also ensuring that farmers follow social distancing norms during the harvest season, reported PTI.

"Smoking hookah is part of our culture as villagers, especially the elderly gather at a common place in the village to socialise and share the hookah. Initially, it was a bit difficult to make them understand, but we prevailed upon them and soon everyone realised that it can be dangerous in view of the coronavirus outbreak and now no one can be found smoking hookah outside," said Hoshiar Chand, sarpanch of Nazelda Kalan in Sirsa.
Apr 14, 2020 15:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Private Hospital Shut In Lucknow, KGMU Staff Quarantined After Man Tests Positive
A private hospital in Lucknow has been shut and 65 staff members of the government-run KGMU were quarantined after a patient who came in their contact tested positive for coronavirus, officials said.

According to officials, a 65-year-old man who had diabetes visited the private hospital for the treatment of fever and cough over a week ago, reported PTI.

On Saturday, he was brought to the Lucknow's King George's Medical University after he complained of breathlessness. Later, he tested positive for coronavirus.
Apr 14, 2020 15:05 (IST)
Coronavirus: 2 deaths, 34 more cases of COVID-19 reported from Andhra Pradesh

Two deaths related to COVID-19 and 34 more cases of coronavirus have been reported today from Andhra Pradesh
Apr 14, 2020 14:53 (IST)
Coronavirus: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister praises lockdown extension

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan praised the extension of lockdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi till May 3
Apr 14, 2020 14:47 (IST)
COVID-19: Decision to resume construction work in UP stands cancelled, says Keshav Prasad Maurya

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya today said that the decision to resume construction work from April 15 in Uttar Pradesh has been revoked after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of lockdown till May 3. "The decision to resume construction works from April 15 in Uttar Pradesh stands cancelled in view of PM Narendra Modi's address today,"  Keshav Prasad  Maurya told ANI.

Apr 14, 2020 14:32 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Health workers conduct door-to-door COVID-19 survey in Noida

Health workers conduct door-to-door COVID-19 survey in an apartment building inside a containment zone in Noida.
Apr 14, 2020 14:29 (IST)
COVID 19: BS Yediyurappa supports lockdown extension

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to extend coronavirus lockdown till May 3. "Our government will strictly implement the Government of India guidelines, which will be issued tomorrow. Lockdown will be followed more stringently till April 20 as Prime Minister said and the situation will be closely monitored. I appeal to the people of Karnataka to voluntarily cooperate with us to contain this disease," BS Yediyurappa said.
Apr 14, 2020 14:18 (IST)
COVID-19: Lockdown rules should be followed strictly, says Hemant Soren

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday said that lockdown rules should be strictly followed in order to combat COVID-19. "Lockdown must be extended to fight coronavirus. We have to follow it strictly. The government of Jharkhand is working to strengthen social security in the state and to provide help through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to our hardworking brothers and sisters. Stay safe and do not believe in rumours," Hemant Soren tweeted in Hindi.

Apr 14, 2020 14:06 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Robots to serve food, medicine to COVID-19 patients in Jharkhand

Robots will serve food and give medicine to COVID-19 patients in two hospitals in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district from today, in a step, to protect doctors and health workers from getting infected with the coronavirus.
Apr 14, 2020 13:55 (IST)
COVID-19: IPL likely to be postponed indefinitely as lockdown extends

The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely to be postponed indefinitely as Prime Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. "Since lockdown has been extended, we have to postpone the IPL for the time being, the decision will be intimated, we will discuss the matter later today," sources within BCCI told ANI.
Apr 14, 2020 13:51 (IST)
COVID-19: Chidambaram questions Centre's efforts on relief to poor

"The poor have been left to fend for themselves for 21+19 days, including practically soliciting food. There is money, there is food, but the government will not release either money or food," Mr Chidambaram  tweeted.

Apr 14, 2020 13:34 (IST)
COVID-19 news: 11 new positive cases have been reported in Karnataka

11 new positive cases have been reported in Karnataka from yesterday 5 pm till noon today
Apr 14, 2020 13:30 (IST)
Coronavirus: Lockdown extension a game-changer, says Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today termed the lockdown as a "game-changer" in the fight against the coronavirus and expressed confidence that people will have a "positive response" to the decision and will follow it. 
Apr 14, 2020 13:19 (IST)
COVID-19 cases: 2 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Nepal

2 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Nepal today taking the total number of Coronavirus infected patients to 16: Health Ministry
Apr 14, 2020 13:12 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Enough food, medicine, no need to worry, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah took to twitter, to assure people that there is no shortage of anything in the country whether it is food or medicines. "As the Home Minister of the country, I assure the people again, that there is enough stock of food, medicines and other everyday things in the country, no citizen needs to worry. I also would like to request the relatively well off people to come forward and help the poor living in their vicinity," read the tweet by the Home Minister.
Apr 14, 2020 13:09 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal supports PM on extending COVID-19 lockdown

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has extended support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on extending lockdown across the country till May 3.
Apr 14, 2020 13:05 (IST)
COVID-19 news: Kolkata metro services to remain suspended till May 3

Kolkata Metro services will remain cancelled till May 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown across the country.
Apr 14, 2020 12:54 (IST)
Good reasons for the Lockdown to be extended till 3rd May, says Hardeep Singh Puri

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, "There were good reasons for the Lockdown to be extended till 3rd May"
Apr 14, 2020 12:39 (IST)
Indian Railways extends suspension of services till May 3

Indian Railways extends suspension of its passenger services till May 3: Indian Railways Officials
Apr 14, 2020 12:14 (IST)
Domestic, International flights suspended till May 3: Government

All domestic and international commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till 11.59 pm of May 3: Aviation Ministry. 
Apr 14, 2020 11:16 (IST)
Coronavirus latest: Lockdown extended till 3 May 2020

We have to be alert that there shall be no new corona hotspots, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Apr 14, 2020 10:49 (IST)
Coronavirus lockdown: Shashi Tharoor supported the announcement of lockdown

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor supported the announcement of lockdown extension.
Apr 14, 2020 10:20 (IST)
PM Modi says till April 20 April, harsh steps to be taken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that till April 20, harsh steps will be taken to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the country. 
Apr 14, 2020 10:17 (IST)
Lockdown to be extended till May 3, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the lockdown will be extended till May 3. 

Apr 14, 2020 10:00 (IST)
PM Modi addresses Nation on coronavirus

Prime Minister begins his address to the nation, says India is doing well to tackle the coronavirus nation. He thanks people on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle. 

Apr 14, 2020 09:44 (IST)
COVID-19: BSP will support if Central government extends coronavirus lockdown, says Mayawati

BSP will support if Central government extends coronavirus lockdown with some conditions while keeping in view public interests. But the government  must keep in mind the interests of the poor, labourers, farmers and other working-class and provide aid to them during a lockdown, says BSP chief Mayawati
Apr 14, 2020 09:39 (IST)
COVID-19: 16 new coronavirus cases in Noida

Two people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin are among 16 fresh cases of coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar, taking the district's virus count to 80, officials said.
Apr 14, 2020 09:07 (IST)
US records 1,509 deaths in past 24 hours: Report

The United States recorded 1,509 deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic over the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The number of fatalities was similar to the previous day's count of 1,514.
Apr 14, 2020 09:02 (IST)
Coronavirus latest: France extends lockdown till May 11

France extended its nationwide lockdown on Monday for another month in a bid to halt the coronavirus pandemic, as other hard-hit countries considered easing their measures with hopes rising that death rates may soon plateau.
Apr 14, 2020 08:56 (IST)
COVID-19: Coronavirus cases in India cross 10,000-mark

The total number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 10,000, with 339 deaths, according to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry. 31 people have died and 1,211 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours alone.

Apr 14, 2020 08:33 (IST)
Bathindi area of Jammu has been identified as a COVID-19 'red zone'

Bathindi area of Jammu has been identified as a COVID-19 'red zone', the movement of people is restricted here.
Apr 14, 2020 08:03 (IST)
Coronavirus latest: PM Modi to address Nation today at 10am

The 21-day day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month, that is widely expected to be extended once it ends today, has pushed lakhs of people across the country into poverty and hunger. The lockdown came nearly two months after India reported its first COVID-19 case and almost three months after the virus emerged in China's Wuhan.
Apr 14, 2020 08:00 (IST)
Coronavirus crisis: PM prays for strength to collectively fight COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the various festivals being marked and prayed for more strength to fight the menace of coronavirus in the times to come.
Apr 14, 2020 07:57 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Mumbai's Worli Koliwada has been declared a COVID-19 containment zone

Mumbai's Worli Koliwada has been declared a COVID-19 containment zone, the movement of people is restricted
Apr 14, 2020 07:55 (IST)
COVID-19: Donald Trump says he is very close to completing a plan to reopen US

US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he was very close to completing a plan to reopen the country. As a result of the deadly spread of the novel coronavirus, more than 95 per cent of the country's 330 million population are under stay-at-home order. The social mitigation guidelines have been in place for a month now and will continue till April 30.

Apr 14, 2020 07:33 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Sonia Gandhi thanks coronavirus warriors on video message

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi thanks coronavirus warriors in a video message ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation

Apr 14, 2020 07:30 (IST)
Coronavirus: 15 buses of state transport corporation in Haryana have been converted into mobile clinics

15 buses of state transport corporation in Haryana have been converted into mobile clinics in Rohtak, in wake of coronavirus outbreak. Dr. Anil Birla, Civil Surgeon, "we have made 15 mobile health teams of which 11 are for rural areas and 4 are for urban areas."