Janta Curfew will end at 9 pm but it doesn’t mean we should start celebrating. People shouldn’t come out of houses in states which have announced lockdown, says PM.
The total number of positive coronavirus cases in India reached 360 on Sunday, including the foreign nationals, with 329 active cases, the Union Health Ministry said.
While 319 of the positive cases were Indian, 41 are foreigners, the Health Ministry said in the 6.30 p.m. update.
"A total of 24 patients have been cured and discharged. Seven deaths have been reported across the country," the Health Ministry said.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) clarifies - Domestic flights to and from Indira Gandhi International Airport shall continue to operate and the airport shall remain functional.
All private offices will remain closed but the employees - both permanent and contractual - will be considered to be on-duty. The companies will have to provide them the salary for this duration: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
“No public transport services including private buses, autos, e-rickshaws will be allowed during the lockdown period. 25 per cent of the DTC bus fleet will continue to ply on roads of Delhi to carry people involved in essential services,” added CM.
There are 27 cases in Delhi - 6 of them fall under the category of transmission, 21 had come from foreign countries: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
We have decided to impose lockdown in Delhi from 6 AM tomorrow (23rd March) to 12 midnight of 31st March 2020: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Anil Baijal to make an important announcement shortly.
Delhi: People wave the tricolour outside Jama Masjid to express their gratitude to those providing essential services amid.
The Uttarakhand government imposed a lockdown till March 31 in the state on Sunday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.
However, essential supplies such as medicines, foodgrains, vegetables etc. were kept out of the ambit of the lockdown, they added.
The lockdown was imposed on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a countrywide "janta curfew" evoked a spontaneous response across the state with people staying at home and roads and marketplaces wearing a deserted look.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had thrown clear hints about harsher measures in the offing to check the spread of the coronavirus when in a thanksgiving message to the people of the state for the success of the "janta curfew" earlier in the day, he had asked them to remain prepared for even tougher times ahead.
341 confirmed cases are there, as of now. It may vary as I mention: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry
Chandigarh administration notifies a lockdown in the territorial jurisdiction of the entire Union Territory with effect from 00:00 hours on March 23 to 2400 hours on March 31: Health Department, Chandigarh
We have conducted 15,000-17,000 tests so far. We have the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests per day, it means we can conduct 50,000-70,000 per week: Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Balram Bhargava.
In the wake of coronavirus, Section 144 of CrPC to be imposed in Delhi with effect from 9 pm on March 22 to 12 midnight of March 31.
One positive patient, male 69 yrs, died today in Surat hospital. He was having co-morbid conditions. One female, 65 years, died in Vadodara hospital but her test report for COVID is awaited. She was also having comorbid conditions: Health & Family Welfare Dept, Gujarat
Request all MPs of NCP - Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha not to go back to Delhi, please stay where you are and assist Govt agencies help citizens to fight the pandemic: Sharad Pawar, President of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Intercity bus services will remain suspended in Maharashtra till March 31. However, BEST buses will ply on the roads of Mumbai for people involved in essential services. All essential services including banks & share market will remain open: Maharashtra CM
Entry and exit of all vehicles in Dharwad District banned till 31st March: Deepa Cholan, Dharwad District Collector, Karnataka
Train services suspended, roads free from traffic as citizens of Mumbai observe Janta Curfew announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Now, total 21 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in the state. During the lockdown in the state, there will be a regular supply of all essential commodities, says Punjab Health Minister BS Sidhu.
Delhi Airport statement: We are anticipating higher passenger arrivals between 12 noon and 4 pm from various destinations at Delhi Airport. This may result in a longer wait time. We would like to request friends & relatives of arriving passengers to plan accordingly.
6 deaths reported due to COVID-19, number of confirmed cases mount to 341 in India.
COVID-19 claimed it's second victim in four days when a 63-year-old man succumbed to the virus at a private hospital, officials said here on Sunday.
He had been admitted to the private hospital on March 19 with chronic diabetes and high blood pressure.
Late on Saturday, he developed severe breathing problems and succumbed around 11p.m.
On March 17, the state's first victim, a 63-year-old man with history of foreign travel to Dubai had died due to coronavirus.
Kerala: Beaches in Trivandrum deserted, as nationwideJanta Curfew is being observed today; Visuals from Shangumugham Beach.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered complete lockdown in the state, in wake of Coronavirus: Public Relations (PR) Senior Official, Punjab Government
A 63-year-old COVID19 patient succumbed to illness last night. The patient who tested positive for Coronavirus. Death toll rises to 5 in India.
Jammu and Kashmir: Streets in Srinagar remain empty as citizens observe Janta Curfew. The number of Coronavirus cases in India stands at 324.
The special Air India flight carrying 263 Indian students that took off from Rome landed at Delhi airport at 9.15 AM today. All 263 evacuees to be taken to ITBP Chhawla Quarantine Facility in Delhi, after thermal screening and immigration at the airport.
Number of Coronavirus cases in India rises to 324, says Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Iranian health authorities have said that the coronavirus pandemic in the country, one of the worst-hit in the Middle Eastern region, was showing signs of slowing down although the overall number of cases has now reached 20,610.
On Saturday, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said that the death toll from the novel coronavirus increased to 1,556, while the number of cured people rose to 7,635, reports Xinhua news agency.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the region, Turkey on Saturday confirmed 21 deaths from COVID-19, while the total number of confirmed cases in the country soared to 947, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
"In the past 24 hours, tests were made for 2,953 suspected cases and 277 of them came out positive. Our number of patients reached 947. We lost 12 of our elderly patients (today). We have lost a total of 21 lives so far," Koca tweeted.
Delhi: Policemen at Connaught Place offer flowers to the locals out on roads, requesting them to stay at home and observe the countrywide Janta Curfew today.
The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has increased to 645 with several new cases in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), while the death toll stood at three, according to health autorities.
The largest single-day increase in the number of virus patients so far came after provinces reported more positive test results. As of Saturday, Sindh, the worst-affected province, has the highest number of COVID-19 cases - 292, reports The Express Tribune.
The number of cases soared past 100 in Punjab and Balochistan to 137 and 104, respectively.
K-P has 27 patients and Gilgit-Baltistan 55. The number of patients in Islamabad remains at 10 and one in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.
Among the deaths, K-P has reported two while Sindh has one.
As a result of the increase in cases, the government on Saturday suspended all international flight operations for two weeks.
In an unexpected announcement made via Facebook, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that all commercial activities in the country would be shut down unless they performed an "essential" role for the country in its battle against the spread of coronavirus.
Conte's announcement on Saturday night came as Italy reported 4,825 coronavirus deaths, the highest global tally even surpassing China where the virus originated last December.
Maharashtra: Deserted roads in Nagpur following commencement of Janta Curfew from 7 am today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed for the self-imposed curfew in his address to the nation on 19th March.
Jammu and Kashmir Police in Doda appeals to the public not to step outside their homes during Janta Curfew, in order to control the spread of Coronavirus
Karnataka: No passengers at Majestic bus station in Bengaluru as people observe self-imposed Janata Curfew.
A 24-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, officials said, in the first case reported in the state.
The man flew from Paris to Delhi on March 15 and then to Hyderabad and Vijayawada on March 17, they said.
He was admitted to a government hospital in Vijayawada on March 20 and tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a state health bulletin.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to become a part of 'Janata Curfew', saying it will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace.
In a recorded video message, he urged people to follow social distancing and Janata Curfew and remain indoors.
"In a few minutes from now, the Janata Curfew commences. Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace. The steps we take now will help in the times to come. Stay indoors and stay healthy," Modi tweeted.
Department of Public Relations, Chandigarh: One person, a secondary contact of Chandigarh's first positive case, has tested positive for Coronavirus. Total number of positive cases rises to 6 in Chandigarh. Health condition of all the 6 positive cases is stable.
Mumbai: People providing essential services do not need to take part in self-imposed Janta Curfew. Maharashtra has the highest number of positive Coronavirus cases in the country; Visuals from Dadar railway station.
Delhi Metro rail services closed today in view of Janta Curfew
The self-imposed curfew to be observed till 9pm today, amid rising cases of Coronavirus in the country; Visuals from Hyderabad's Himayatnagar.
Countrywide Janta Curfew underway amid rising Coronavirus cases. As per ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), 315 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in India.