Three more people test positive for COVID-19 in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar; tally reaches 100: Official
As of today, there are 245 active COVID-19 cases (an increase of 47 cases from yesterday) and 12 deaths due to the coronavirus in West Bengal: State Health & Family Welfare Department
Manipur has become a COVID-19 free State now. We have decided to relax Coronavirus in rural areas but it will continue in Imphal till further orders. Shops of essential goods will open between 8 AM and 2 PM in urban areas: Chief Minister N Biren Singh
The Delhi High Court on Monday applauded the doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers for their services in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. It also appreciated the work being done by government agencies, including police, armed forces and paramilitary forces.
The High Court Bench, comprising Justices J.R. Midha and Jyoti Singh, expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the central and the Delhi governments to provide medical treatment to the non-coronavirus patients, including pregnant women.
The court said if a citizen had any grievance related to medical facilities, he/she could approach the authorities for redressal through helplines and dedicated WhatsApp numbers. "Publicise these helplines and continue rendering assistance to the people in need," the Bench said.
The Bench was hearing a petition, seeking direction to the authorities to also provide medical aid to patients suffering from illnesses other than Covid-19.
Economic activities partially resumed in Uttarakhand on Monday after the state government allowed some businesses to operate amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Confirming it, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said they were allowed to operate with conditions regarding social distancing in place.
Shops dealing in agricultural goods and the repair of vehicles among others have been allowed to operate, he said.
In a way, economic activities have partially resumed in the state," Rawat said.
43 new COVID-19 positive cases & 2 deaths reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in Tamil Nadu to 1520. Total 17 deaths have been reported in state till date: Dr C Vijayabaskar, State Health Minister
Cumulative positive COVID-19 cases (including 14 Italian Nationals) stand at 251 now, of which 141 have been discharged. Total 2 deaths reported till now: Health Department, Haryana
6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala, all from Kannur, of which 5 have foreign travel history. Total cases in the state at 408, including 114 active cases: Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister
One new COVID-19 positive case reported today in Bokaro, taking the total number of cases in the state to 42: Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Jharkhand Health Secretary
Number of COVID-19 cases reaches 245 in Punjab including 38 cured & 16 deaths. 61 cases have been reported in SAS Nagar, 48 in Jalandhar & 26 in Patiala: Punjab Health Department
Thank you my friend PM Narendra Modi&thank you India for providing 500K tablets of Hydroxychloroquine,100K tablets of paracetamol&75000 metric tons of wheat, 1st consignment of it (5,000) will reach here in a day or so,for Afghan people: President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani
53 journalists in Mumbai tested positive for COVID-19; All are under isolation.Samples of 171 journalists reporting from field,including Photographers,Video Journalists&Reporters,were collected.Most of the positive journalists were asymptomatic: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
There are 23 active COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, 11 patients have recovered, four migrated out of the State & one person succumbed to the disease. A total of 2902 people have been tested for COVID-19 so far: Himachal Pradesh Health Department
Number of COVID-19 cases rises to 480 in Karnataka including 16 deaths & 112 discharges. 18 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours: State Health Department
City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has declared 19 wards as Covid containment zones, setting off a range of restrictions and activities aimed at preventing the community spread of the pandemic, an official said on Monday.
"In exercise of powers conferred under Section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, containment zones are to be identified in view of Covid positive case and aggregation of epidemiologically linked Covid cases in a limited area to prevent the further spread," said BBMP Commissioner B. H. Anil Kumar in an order.
The civic body has identified the residences of Covid positive cases ward-wise through a house to house survey for crisis management, special health needs, perimeter control, surveillance and preventive measures, solid waste management, providing essentials and others.
As part of identifying positive cases, places containing infected people from independent houses have been identified as A, apartments, AP and multiple cases have been identified as clusters.
Senior officers of the Odisha government joined their offices on Monday, nearly a month after restrictions were imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, an official said.
While all Class-I officers resumed work from their offices, including state secretariat Lok Seva Bhavan, other subordinate staff started working on a roster basis, he said.
As per the roster system, 33 per cent of the junior staff of different departments will be working on a rotational basis.
At least 53 mediapersons from Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus, a city civic official said on Monday.
During a special camp organised at the Azad Maidan here on April 16 and 17 for COVID-19 testing of scribes, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) collected swab samples of 171 mediapersons, including electronic and print media journalists, photographers and cameramen.
"Out of the 171 mediapersons, 53 tested positive for coronavirus," BMC spokesperson Vijay Khabale said, adding that most of those who tested positive are asymptomatic at present.
Union govt has hiked wages of workers under Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act in the wake ofCoronavirus pandemic. The average increase is Rs 20: Ministry of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj
The Delhi Commission for Women has taken suo-moto cognizance on reports of suicide attempted by a female resident doctor of AIIMS allegedly due to repeated sexual harassment and caste discrimination by the faculty. Commission has instituted an inquiry into the matter
We welcome all constructive support & suggestions, especially from Central Govt in negating the COVID-19 crisis. However, the basis on which Centre is proposing to deploy IMCTs in select districts across India, including few in WB under Disaster Mgmt Act is unclear: West Bengal CM
PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court for the Government to issue directions to all public hospitals for the reduction or relaxation of non COVID-19-related medical treatment bills and expenses.
Further, the petition filed by advocate Sourjya Das prays that private hospitals, laboratories and others also be directed to reduce non-COVID-19 treatment expenses, reported Bar and Bench
"We have received a grievance that In West Bengal, RTPCR kits are not working properly. These kits are US FDA approved & have good standards, only thing is they should be stored under 20 degrees temperature, otherwise, results may not be correct": R Gangakhedkar, ICMR
During this difficult time, we are constantly demanding the central government to make all small and big equipment related to the treatment of this epidemic GST free. It is wrong to collect GST on sanitizers, soaps, masks, gloves etc. from the people who are suffering. from poverty and We will stand by the #GSTFreeCorona demand, tweeted Rahul Gandhi
Out of 100 coronavirus patients, 80 per cent are asymptomatic or show mild symptoms: ICMR
4 new cases reported, all from Kashmir. Total number of cases now stands at 368, Jammu-55 and Kashmir-313: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), Jammu & Kashmir Government.
Mahe in Puducherry, Kodagu in Karnataka & Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand have not reported any COVID-19 case in last 28 days. The number of districts where no case has been reported in last 14 days has increased to 59. Goa is now COVID-19 free: Lav Agarwal, Union Health Ministry
One more person has tested positive for COVID-19. He came in contact with one of the present 4 positive cases. So, the total number of positive cases now stands at 5: Chetan Sanghi, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Seventeen cases of coronavirus were detected in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, taking the total number of such cases here to 74, a health official said.
Kanpur's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ashok Shukla said most of the novel COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Coolie Bazar and Anwarganj areas and they were close contacts of Tablighi Jamaat members.
As many as 103 samples were collected in the last two days, out of which 17 tested positive and rest came out negative, he said.
The portals of Badrinath temple in Garhwal Himalayas, which were scheduled to open on April 30, will now open on May 15, a temple official said.
The decision to reschedule the opening of the temple gates was taken in view of circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dharmadhikari of the Badrinath temple Bhuvan Chandra Uniyal said.
The portals of Badrinath were originally scheduled to open on April 30.
However, as per the revised schedule they will now open on May 15, Uniyal said.
Since yesterday there have been 1553 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 17265. 36 more deaths also reported in the last 24 hours: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry
Restrictions on domestic, international flights will be lifted when govt is confident that spread of coronavirus has been controlled, and poses no danger to Indians, says Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, amidst reports of some airlines doing open bookings
5 more police personnel from Chandni Mahal police station have tested positive for COVID-19. Till now 8 personnel from the police station have tested positive for the virus: Delhi Police
Government offices opened in Jharkhand on Monday amid lockdown 2. The relaxation has been given in green areas.
As per government instructions only 33 percent of the total staff will attend office. The third and fourth grade employees will be given duties on rotation so that social distancing can be maintained in offices. At the main secretariat of the state in Ranchi, the staff and officers were given hand sanitizers while thermal screening is also being done.
The relaxation has not been given in the red zones Ranchi and Bokaro. People in the non-red zone areas came on to the roads in large numbers. In steel city Jamshedpur, a traffic jam like situation prevailed during relaxation.
The death of a 20-year-old man atthe Erode Government Headquarters Hospital sparked off protests from villagers in front of the hospital as they said the man may have died of coronavirus, police said on Monday.
The man belonging to Nambiyur village near Gobichettipalayam was admitted to the isolation ward with high fever some days ago and died on Sunday night.
He was tested negative for COVID-19 and his body was handed over to his relatives.
Secular-communal narrative being deliberately pushed by some people in battle against coronavirus: Union minister Prakash Javadekar
COVID19 situation in the State is completely under control. The role of our health-workers, policemen & all frontline workers is commendable. I appeal to all citizens to continue to cooperate with lockdown rules: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh RawatID19 situation in the State is completely under control
Total 57 new COVID-19 cases & 2 deaths have been reported today in the state, of which 43 are from Jaipur, 6 from Jodhpur & 3 from Kota. Cumulative positive cases now stand at 1535, death toll at 25: Rajasthan Health Department
Congress to submit detailed plan for revival of MSMEs, crop procurement and migrant problems to Centre within 1-2 days: Jairam Ramesh
Congress demands immediate deposit of ₹7500 in every Jan Dhan account, pension account, PM-Kisan account: party leader Jairam Ramesh
Congress' consultative group on COVID-19 under former PM Manmohan Singh meets for first time: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh
Govt against fake news of all kinds; everybody must cooperate in fight against COVID-19 in 'one people, one India' spirit: Prakash Javadekar
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday asked people not to violate lockdown norms and avoid going out of their homes to break the chain of transmission of the novel coronavirus.
He said relaxation for economic activities has been given from Monday but it is limited and rules remain in place for citizens.
"As we enter a modified lockdown in Rajasthan from today, my appeal to all is kindly continue to remain inside your homes and avoid going out. Lockdown rules remain in place for citizens, Gehlot tweeted.
"The decision to ease restrictions is for starting economic activities in a limited and phased manner," he said, adding that COVID-19 remains a threat and the fight is on to prevent its spread.
The Centre has come down heavily on the Kerala government for its decision to allow opening of restaurants, bus travel in cities and opening of MSME industries in urban areas, saying it amounts to dilution of lockdown guidelines and also a Supreme Court observation
However, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left government in Kerala said there was some "misunderstanding", due to which the Centre had objected to dilution of the lockdown protocol for controlling coronavirus
In a letter to the Kerala government, the home ministry said the state government on April 17 circulated revised guidelines for lockdown measures which allowed opening of activities which are prohibited in the Centre's consolidated revised guidelines issued on April 15
Such additional activities allowed by the government of Kerala, include opening of local workshops, barber shops, restaurants, book stores, MSMEs in municipal limits, bus travel in cities and towns for shorter distance (upto 60 km), two passengers in the back seat of four wheeler and pillion riding on scooters.
Seventy-five new coronavirus cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in last 24 hours, number rises to 722; three deaths take toll to 20: Govt
NCW has come across a media report captioned "AIIMS doctor attempts suicide over casteist, sexist harassment; Resident Doctors Association writes to Health Minister over inaction." The doctor is in critical condition in the hospital's ICU currently: National Commission for Women
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath says he will not take part in the last rites of his father tomorrow, to ensure enforcement of lockdown and to defeat coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Puducherry: MNREGA work, which provides employment to rural poor, has started today. Workers resumed their work following social distancing and by using masks, amid
MHA has allowed the resumption of some activities, so if people related to those activities come out of their houses, then common man should not think that they too can step out of their homes now: Gupteshwar Pandey, DGP Bihar
The Madhya Pradesh government will provide some relaxations amidst the coronavirus lockdown in certain districts of the state from April 20, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Sunday night.
He said districts like Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain and others which are affected by the coronavirus spread will be exempted from easing of any norms.
"We are going to start economic activities from April 20 under the guidelines of the Centre. Several activities including construction and repairing of roads, labour work under the MGNREGA are going to be started," the CM said in his video address to the state.
A 25 year-old woman who tested positive for COVID19 has given birth to a healthy baby boy at the hospital. The woman was admitted to the hospital on Apr16. The baby is not infected with COVID19 and is kept in a separate ward: Sasoon hospital officials, Pune
All 16 high-risk contacts of the pizza delivery boy who had tested positive for COVID19, have tested negative: District Magistrate South Delhi
The corona positive patient, who escaped from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and who was involved in stone pelting incident in Indore, has been arrested.
The police had announced a reward of Rs 50,000 on him.
On Monday, Superintendent of Police Amit Singh told IANS: "The stone pelter, who has tested positive for COVID-19, was undergoing treatment in the Isolation ward of the medical college from where he escaped on Sunday. Four police personnel were suspended for negligence while the police was alerted to trace the accused. The accused was arrested late in the night from Narsinghpur district."
The West Bengal government has ordered the frontline medical personnel in state-run hospitals to stay in their headquarters and not commute to and from their residences for reducing strain and avoiding exposure to the coronavirus infection.
In a fresh guideline, the state health department said some frontline medical workers, especially from among those posted in government hospitals in the districts in Kolkata's vicinity, were commuting to and from their residences daily.
"This is not desirable as it puts a daily physical and mental strain on the medical personnel, besides putting them at risk of being exposed to the virus," the guideline said.
The government last week issued an order specifying that frontline medical workers will be given weeklong duties in government hospitals and taken off-duty for seven days for rest and recuperation.
5 COVID-19 dedicated hospitals were launched in Odisha today via video-conferencing. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan & Pralhad Joshi, and other officials were present at the launch via video-conferencing.
5 new COVID19 positive cases reported from Kalaburagi in the State; the total number of positive cases in the State is 395 including 16 deaths and 111 discharged: Government of Karnataka
The civic health authorities have so far declared three sprawling fishing colonies in Mumbai as 'containment zones' and imposed lockdown by barring all entry-exit points there, official sources said here
108 new COVID 19 positive cases reported in Gujarat today. Now the total positive cases in the state stand at 1851, including 106 discharged and 67 deaths: Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Gujarat
One more person died of coronavirus in Rajasthan while 17 fresh cases were reported on Monday, officials said
Oberoi apartments in Delhi's Civil Lines has been identified as a COVID19 'containment zone' by Delhi Government, after positive cases were found here.
3 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Nagpur; the total number of positive cases in the district is 76: Nagpur District Information Office
I am glad to share that Manipur is now Corona free. Both patients have fully recovered and have tested negative. There are no fresh cases of the virus in the state, said Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh
1553 new cases and 36 deaths reported in last 24 hours. India's total number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 17265 (including 14175 active cases, 2546 cured/discharged/migrated and 543 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Total number of COVID19 positive cases in Odisha stands at 68 including 43 active cases, 24 cured and 1 death: Odisha Health Department