Total number of positive cases rise to 606 in India (including 553 active cases, 42 cured/discharged people and 10 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
G20 has an important global role to play in addressing the pandemic. I look forward to productive discussions tomorrow at the G20 Virtual Summit, being coordinated by the Saudi G20 Presidency: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
We are getting about 500 calls per day from French nationals stuck here. Around 11,500 French nationals are currently in India. Mission staff is working in full force through work from home, while the core team is operating out of the Embassy: French diplomatic sources
We are in contact with the Indian government to emphasize the need for hotels to continue to lodge US citizens. US Mission to India continues to work with the US Department of State & airline companies to arrange flights from India to US, for our citizens: US Embassy in India
There had been disruption in import of certain components required for PPEs-masks. Govt has been aware of situation from the time cases started happening in other parts of world: Health Ministry.
Pakistan has suspended all domestic flight operations until April 2 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus after the country reported nearly 1,000 cases from the COVID-19 infection, authorities said on Wednesday.
The nationwide tally of the COVID-19 patients has soared to 990 with 410 cases in Sindh; 110 in Balochistan; 296 in Punjab; 78 in K-P; 80 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad; and one in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, The Express Tribune reported.
The National Disaster Management Authority has said that so far 7 people have died due to the novel coronavirus and 18 recovered.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the country has halted its domestic flights operations.
According to a statement shared on the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority's website, the government has "decided to suspend all types of domestic scheduled/non-scheduled, chartered and private aircraft passenger flight operations with effect from Thursday, March 26, at 6:00am up to April 02, 2020."
Meanwhile, there is complete lockdown in the country and people have been told to remain inside of their homes. They are only allowed to go out in case of emergency.
The government has pledged to increase testing capability and other facilities in hospitals as new medical supplies are expected to start pouring in from China by Friday, according to NDMA chief Lt-Gen Muhammad Afzal.
There have been 9 new #COVID19 positive cases in Kerala today; 4 of them returned from Dubai, 1 from UK and 1 from France. The total number of COVID-19 cases rises to 118 in the state: Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala. (File pic)
Research by scientists from US,Europe,China,Japan,WHO show there's no certain conclusion to origin of coronavirus. Although Wuhan first reported the outbreak,there's no evidence that China is source of the virus.Chinese ppl are also victims of the virus:Spox,Chinese Embassy in India
Delhi CM: Some landlords are threatening to evict doctors/nurses from their houses. They're saying they'll (medical perosnnel) spread COVID-19. It won't be tolerated. God forbid, if someone gets infected from your house then they, & no one else, will come to your rescue.."
Madhya Pradesh reports first coronavirus death; woman succumbs to viral infection: Official
It is govt's responsibility that essential services are provided to all. For people who are working during 21 days lockdown, and have govt IDs, they will be allowed to move in the city if they show their govt IDs. Pvt hospital and media IDs will also work: Delhi CM
People who buy from their local grocery shops - located in their neighborhood or colonies, don't need Curfew Passes. People don't need any Pass for walking up to their local grocery shops. You can buy vegetables, medicines, milk&other things from your local grocery shops: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
FIFA is monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 in India & working with Local Organising Committee to identify any potential impact on preparations for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020, as well as finding alternative solutions to upcoming events planned in India: FIFA
In the last 24 hours, there have been 5 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi. One of them has foreign travel history. Now, the total number of cases rises to 35 in Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Scientists in India and across the world are working on it, work is going on rapidly. If someone recommends you a medicine then kindly talk to your doctor first. Take a medicine only after consulting a doctor: PM Narendra Modi
You should not attempt to treat Coronavirus infection on your own. Stay at your home, do things only after consulting a doctor. Call them up, ask them, tell them your ailments. We will have to note that no vaccine has been developed for it so far, anywhere in the world: PM Modi
Delhi High Court has taken suo moto cognizance&ordered that all matters pending before HC&Districts Courts where interim order is expiring during these days (21 days lockdown), will be automatically extended till 15.05.2020 or until further orders.
Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the cancellation of passenger train services on Indian Railways, passenger trains, suburban trains and trains of Metro Railway, Kolkata till 2400 hours of 14th April 2020. Freight train operations to continue.
This country's common man believes in taking the right step at the right time. On 22 March, it was clearly seen how all the citizens supported Janta Curfew and then at 5 PM, expressed gratitude for the professionals fulfilling their duties in essential services: PM Modi.
I appeal to all the citizens, if you notice any incident where professionals, such as doctors&nurses, are ill-treated then you should take an initiative to make such people (those who are ill-treating healthcare professionals) understand that they are wrong: PM
Govt has formed a help desk, in collaboration with WhatsApp, to seek correct information about Coronavirus. If you have access to WhatsApp you can use the number 9013151515 for the purpose: PM Narendra Modi in interaction with citizens of Varanasi (via video conferencing)
While interacting with citizens of Varanasi (via video conferencing), PM Modi says, At times, ppl don't pay attention to things which are important. The same is happening in India. I request people to understand facts and not believe in rumours. COVID-19 doesn't discriminate b/w rich&poor; it'll not spare anyone just because they perform yoga or exercise daily.
6 new positive cases have been reported in the state today - 5 in Mumbai and 1 in Thane. Total number of positive cases in the state rise to 122: Maharashtra Health Department
Madhya Pradesh: A journalist has been tested positive for Coronavirus in Bhopal, he was present during the recent floor test at state assembly & the press conference by former CM Kamal Nath, during which Nath announced his resignation.
Next in line to the throne, Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19: UK media
Our country is fighting a battle against coronavirus. The question before us is what we should do to minimise the loss of life. The govt has a major responsibility of keeping the situation under control. I believe that our strategy should be divided in two parts:
Battling corona infection with all our might
A. Isolation to contain infection and testing of patients on a large scale
B. Immediately establishing temporary large emergency hospital. Complete ICU facilities should be available in these medical facilities
Daily wagers need help immediately. Cash should be transferred directly to their accounts. Ration should be available free of cost. Any delay in this will prove to be disastrous
B. There should be relaxation in tax as business across the nation is halted. Financial help should be given so that people are not left jobless. Central Government should assure concrete help to small and big scale industries, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
In view of COVID-19 outbreak, the first phase of Census 2021 and the updation of National Population Register (NPR) postponed until further orders: Ministry of Home Affairs
Four new coronavirus positive cases, including two healthcare personnel from Bhilwara, on Wednesday has taken the total number of cases in Rajasthan to 36, according to state health officials on Wednesday.
Additional Chief Secretary (medical & health) Rohit Kumar Singh confirmed that of the four coronavirus positive case, two were medical staff members in Bhilwara.
While third case was from Jodhpur, the fourth case was of the person who got infected by the doctor who himself tested Covid-19 positive in Bhilwara, a few days back, he said.
The Jodhpur lady had travelled in train with two Covid-19 patients from Mumbai.
We have to ensure that there is no scarcity of food. All Police stations will take responsibility to deliver food at doorsteps and it will be monitored by District Magistrates & Police Superintendents: West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee
Five news cases of COVID19 positive in Tamil Nadu. Four Indonesian nationals & their travel guide from Chennai tested positive at Salem Medical College. They are quarantined since March 22: Dr C Vijayabaskar, Tamil Nadu Health Minister
In wake of lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the state government has decided to give ₹1000 each to every family that holds a ration card: Bihar Chief Minister's Office
Maharashtra: Mumbai Police seized 4 lakh face masks worth around ₹1 crore from a godown near Mumbai Airport Cargo Terminal, today. Case registered. More details awaited.
I had a meeting with e-commerce website representatives, they shared the problems faced by them in the movement of essential goods. We have issued passes to them and assured that their delivery agents will be helped by the police: Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa.
Delhi: Women standing in a queue outside a bank in Paharganj refused to maintain social distancing and were dispersed by police personnel. They later reassembled keeping distance after Police assured them that banks and ATMs will remain open amid
Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) designates 285 beds for isolation wards in handling Coronavirus cases. 40 beds in hospitals at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, 30 each at Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore, Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore, Ammunition Factory Khadki: Defence Ministry
All government offices except those providing essential services closed till April 14: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), Jammu & Kashmir
Total number of positive cases in Maharashtra rise to 116; four more test coronavirus positive.
We have sufficient stock of essential commodities like vegetables, rice & other items of daily use, so there is no need to worry. All shops selling essential goods are open too. We will celebrate Gudi Padva once we tackle this crisis: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
Indian Army Sources: Army Headquarters are closed today in view of the lockdown announcement by the Government. From tomorrow onwards, only 5-10 percent of essential staff to work for meeting the operational requirements.
Accompanied by paramilitary forces, the Delhi Police marched in the bylanes of Delhi's Jamia Nagar in the morning enforcing a complete lockdown in the area.
The police officials were seen assuring the residents that there was no need to panic and stocking items as the supply was going to be regular.
A policeman asked some youths standing on the roadside to leave. He said, "This is for your safety so stay inside your homes."
A grocery shop owner, Mehmood, was heard telling customers that shop will remain open, and milk and other items will be available.
While supplies in the area remained as normal, the grocery shops were open and vegetable hawkers, wearing masks and gloves, were doing the rounds. The customers were being frequently told to maintain distance by the security people. They were told to enter the shop or stand near the vendor only after the earlier buyer had left so as to avoid crowding.
As Puducherry is under lockdown and it is not feasible to conduct Annual Examination for the students of Class I to IX. Therefore, it is decided to cancel the examinations for the Class I to IX & declare the students as "All Pass": Directorate of School Education, Puducherry
Rajasthan: Four new Coronavirus positive cases have been reported in the state today. Two of the four positive persons are members of the medical staff in Bhilwara. Total number of cases in the state rise to 36.
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive in her third COVID-19 test, reports of which came in on Tuesday night
In the second test conducted on Sunday, she had tested positive.
Kanika is undergoing treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) here.
SGPGIMS Director Prof R. K. Dhiman said that the singer continues to test positive for the coronavirus and her treatment will continue until unless at least two tests show her negative.
Meanwhile, Kanika's friend, Ojas Desai, who had stayed with her at the Hotel Taj for two days and had later gone underground, has now tested negative for the deadly virus.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Britain reached 8,077 as of Tuesday morning, according to the latest figure from the Department of Health and Social Care.
A total of 90,436 people have been tested across Britain, of which 8,077 were confirmed positive, while 422 patients who contracted the novel coronavirus have died, said the department, Xinhua reported.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday evening a series of measures to restrict social contact in Britain, so as to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Starting from Monday midnight, those measures, dubbed as "lock down" by local media, allow people in the country to leave their homes only for "very limited purposes".
Five more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Indore District, Madhya Pradesh, reported News18.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: We will issues passes for those providing essential services, E-passes will be provided to those who need to open their shops and factories for these services
While we would ensure effective implementation of the lockdown, we also want minimum inconvenience to the public particularly to the lower strata of the society. During the lockdown we would assure that essential supplies are maintained: Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: There is no need to panic. After PM Modi's speech yesterday people started lining up at shops for essential services. I again appeal to people to not do panic buying, I assure everyone that there will be no shortage of essential services.
The total number of coronavirus cases has risen to 1000 in Pakistan including 7 deaths: Pakistan Government
US Senate, White House agree on a $2 trillion Coronavirus rescue plan: AFP news agency
Kerala: Three persons were arrested yesterday for opening their shops near Cochin International Airport as it is a violation of the state order to not open shops after 5 pm.
Three new Coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Gujarat. 38 positive cases reported till date. FIR has been registered against 147 people for breaking home quarantine: Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Gujarat Health and Family Welfare Department.
Jammu and Kashmir: People who were flouting restrictions that have been imposed amid lockdown, made to sit in circles drawn to maintain social distance, in Jammu.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with citizens of Varanasi via video conferencing, today at 5 pm, reported News18
277 evacuees from Iran arrived at Jodhpur Airport (from Delhi) today. A preliminary screening was conducted at the airport upon arrival and thereafter the evacuees were shifted to the Army Wellness Facility established in Jodhpur Military Station: PRO Defence Rajasthan
Mumbai: Aarti being performed at Mumbadevi temple by priests and temple trustees on the first day of chaitra navaratri The temple is closed for devotees.
The second death which was reported in Delhi(yesterday) is COVID-19 negative: Union Health Ministry.
A state of emergency has been declared on Wednesday in New Zealand after 50 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country.
The state of national emergency was declared by Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare under the Civil Defence Emergency Act 2002, Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart Black said, Xinhua reported.
"The state of national emergency has been declared because of the unprecedented nature of this global pandemic and to ensure the government has the powers it needs to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact," she said.
New Zealand confirmed 50 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which took the total number of cases in this country to 205, according to the Ministry of Health.
Another person test positive for coronavirus in Patna’s Nalanda Medical College and Hospital; total number of cases rise to 4 in the state