Coronavirus LIVE: Death toll in Britain rises to 1,019 up from 759 the day before

Death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Britain has risen to 1,019 up from 759 the day before, according to government figures released Saturday, reports AFP

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28 Mar 2020, 8:18 PM

Death toll in Britain rises to 1,019 up from 759 the day before

Death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Britain has risen to 1,019 up from 759 the day before, according to government figures released Saturday, reports AFP.

28 Mar 2020, 8:36 PM

Total number of Coronavirus cases in J&K is 28

The total number of Coronavirus cases in the state is 28 including 25 active cases of which 21 are in Kashmir division and 4 in Jammu division

28 Mar 2020, 8:12 PM

Migrant workers at Delhi's Anand Vihar bus terminal, to board buses

Migrant workers in very large numbers at Delhi's Anand Vihar bus terminal, to board buses to their respective home towns and villages.

28 Mar 2020, 8:11 PM

Elderly people are at higher risk of COVID-19: Health Ministry

28 Mar 2020, 7:27 PM

Finance Minister held calls with representatives of private sector banks to ensure uninterrupted banking services

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also held calls with the representatives of private sector banks and requested them to ensure uninterrupted banking services are provided across the country while maintaining social distancing norms.

28 Mar 2020, 7:26 PM

Tata Sons contributes additional Rs 1000 Crores to fight Coronavirus

28 Mar 2020, 7:22 PM

Telangana: First death due to COVID-19 recorded in the state today. 6 persons have tested positive today

Telangana: First death due to COVID-19 recorded in the state today. 6 persons have tested positive today; taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 65.

28 Mar 2020, 6:58 PM

Huge number of migrant workers at Delhi's Anand Vihar bus

Huge number of migrant workers at Delhi's Anand Vihar bus, to board buses to their respective home towns and villages; Police is present at the spot

28 Mar 2020, 6:57 PM

Karnataka launches 'Food Helpline Number: 155214' for labourers

Karnataka government launches 'Food Helpline Number: 155214' for labourers who are facing problems.

28 Mar 2020, 6:37 PM

Total number of positive cases rises to 918 in India

Total number of coronavirus positive cases rises to 918 (including foreign nationals, 80 people cured/discharged/migrated, 19 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

28 Mar 2020, 6:17 PM

Total 6 patients (4 from Mumbai) who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away in the state: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra

28 Mar 2020, 6:16 PM

Total 165 COVID19 cases are under treatment, says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Total 165 COVID19 cases are under treatment; Rapid tests to be conducted to understand whether there is any community spread: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

28 Mar 2020, 5:57 PM

Huge number of migrant workers continue to walk along the national highway 9 in Indirapuram

Ghaziabad: Huge number of migrant workers continue to walk along the national highway 9 in Indirapuram, in absence of transport services due to Coronavirus lockdown

28 Mar 2020, 5:56 PM

Community Development through Polytechnics girls in Patiala prepared 1500 face masks

Community Development through Polytechnics (CDTP) wing of Govt Polytechnic College for Girls in Patiala prepared 1500 face masks & handed over to District Administration of Patiala: Public Relations, Punjab Government.

28 Mar 2020, 5:49 PM

Maharashtra: Four migrant labourers killed by speeding tempo Advertisement

Four migrant labourers were

crushed to death and three others seriously injured when a speeding tempo ran over them on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway on Saturday, police said.

The incident took place at around 3 am near Parol village in Vasai tehsil, where the speeding tempo knocked down a group of migrant labourers from Rajasthan, who were travelling towards Mumbai on foot, police PRO Hemant Katkar said.

While four were crushed to death, three others sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital, he said.

The tempo driver, who initially fled the scene, was subsequently arrested by the Virar police, he added.

28 Mar 2020, 5:39 PM

Telangana govt declares production & manufacturing units that require continuous process may function

Telangana govt has declared that production& manufacturing units that require continuous process such as pharmaceuticals, etc may function. Manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities like dal mills,rice mills, dairy units, food to also permitted to operate.

28 Mar 2020, 5:38 PM

Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar Contributes ₹25 crores PM-CARES Fund to fight COVID-19

This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people & we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to PM Modi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai: Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar

28 Mar 2020, 5:06 PM

We have opened a COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre today for doctors who are treating people with virus, says Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Centre today for doctors who are treating people with virus so that they can get in touch with other doctors for consultation regarding treatment of any patient. Helpline number is 9115444155: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

28 Mar 2020, 4:49 PM

All MPs of BJP will release Rs. 1 crore from their MPLADS fund to fight COVID-19

All MPs of BJP will release Rs. 1 crore from their MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund to the Central Relief Fund in support to fight against COVID-19: Jagat Prakash Nadda, BJP national president, reports News18

28 Mar 2020, 4:38 PM

8 people test positive in Maharashtra, 167 total cases

8 new Coronavirus positive cases found in the state today - 7 in Mumbai and 1 in Nagpur. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 167: Maharashtra Health Ministry

28 Mar 2020, 3:56 PM

5 more people test positive in UP

5 more people test positive for coronavirus in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar, 3 in Noida, 2 in Greater Noida: Officials

28 Mar 2020, 3:54 PM

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights issues advisory regarding care and protection of children

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights issues advisory regarding care and protection of children moving with migrant families,children living onstreets/child care institutions in light of COVID-19

28 Mar 2020, 3:34 PM

Maharashtra: A group of migrant workers in Nagpur alleged that truck drivers are charging them Rs 100 per head after committing to dropping them to their native villages in Madhya Pradesh for free.

28 Mar 2020, 2:41 PM

A long queue of passengers outside the Kaushambi bus depot

A long queue of passengers outside the Kaushambi bus depot where people are gathering in hope of getting buses. As per officials each passenger is being thermal screened. Circles have been made in the queue to maintain 1m social distancing from each other, reported TOI

28 Mar 2020, 2:39 PM

4 people test positive in Rajasthan, 54 total cases

4 people test positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan; total number rises to 54: Officials

28 Mar 2020, 2:35 PM

We had been talking to public. But awareness among them is very less, says Rajesh Babu

Inspector Rajesh Babu says, "We had been talking to public. But awareness among them is very less. So we thought of doing something different. We designed a helmet that looks like coronavirus. We thought of doing something which will scare the people and make them stay at home."

28 Mar 2020, 2:10 PM

PM underlined the importance of countering and fact-checking unsubstantiated claims of AYUSH having cure for the disease

PM underlined the importance of countering and fact-checking unsubstantiated claims of AYUSH having cure for the disease, adding that AYUSH scientists, ICMR, CSIR and other research organizations must come together for evidence-based research.

28 Mar 2020, 2:05 PM

How can we just leave thousands of migrant workers to fend for themselves?, says Priyanka

We sent planes to bring citizens from Europe, why aren’t we organising transport to take the poorest and most vulnerable amongst us home?, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

28 Mar 2020, 1:27 PM

2 new positive cases in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has 2 new positive cases. 42-year-old man Kumbakonam - who had returned from West Indies and 49-year-old man from Katpadi - who had returned from UK at Vellore Pvt Hosp. Both had travelled via Middle East. They're in isolation & stable: Tamil Nadu Health Min.

28 Mar 2020, 1:20 PM

Government is responsible for this miserable condition in the nation, says Rahul Gandhi

Government is responsible for this miserable condition in the nation, worsening condition of migrants is a sinful crime. Today, in this time of crisis our brothers and sisters deserves respect and support. Gorvernment should take quick actions so that this frightening scenario does not turn into a calamity, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

28 Mar 2020, 12:56 PM

Migrant workers walking to reach their homes in Uttar Pradesh

Rajasthan: Migrant workers walking on foot in Jaipur to reach their homes in Uttar Pradesh in absence of transport services due to Coronavirus lockdown. "I started my journey from Jodhpur & will go to Banda - a distance of over 900 kilometers," says Amar Singh Yadav, a labourer.

28 Mar 2020, 12:56 PM

In this arena of appetite, fear and uncertainty, thousands of Indians are walking back to their native places, says Priyanka Gandhi

In this arena of appetite, fear and uncertainty, thousands of Indians are walking back to their native places, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

28 Mar 2020, 12:27 PM

Kerala’s first COVID-19 death reported from a hospital in Kochi

A 69-year-old man died due to Coronavirus, at Kochi Medical College today: Ernakulam District Medical Officer Dr NK Kuttappan This is the first death in Kerala, due to Coronavirus.

28 Mar 2020, 12:08 PM

I'm contributing my next yr salary to the fund: Bhavish Aggarwal,co-founder&CEO,Ola

Millions of drivers & their families find themselves without an income today. To support them, we're launching the ‘Drive the Driver’ fund. I'm contributing my next yr salary&Ola along with employees will contribute Rs 20 cr to the fund: Bhavish Aggarwal,co-founder&CEO,Ola

28 Mar 2020, 12:00 PM

Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000

Iran announced 144 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,926 new cases of infection. Meanwhile, Turkey's number of COVID-19 infections kept rising fastly as the second hardest-hit country in the Middle East.

The latest figures on Friday brought Iran's death toll to 2,378, as the total number of COVID-19 cases surged to 32,332, of whom 11,133 have recovered, Xinhua news agency reported.

On Friday, Iran started the implementation of a social distancing plan for one week. It could be extended if the authorities deem it necessary.

The plan includes further restrictions of the inter-city travels, the closure of public places like parks, swimming pools and entertaining centres, a ban on gatherings and reducing work hours of civil servants.

Iran is the worst-hit country in the Middle East, and the rise in the number of infections and death toll has not shown signs of easing so far despite the government's tightened efforts to stem the highly infectious disease.

28 Mar 2020, 11:51 AM

Till 31st May 2020 the payment security mechanism to be maintained by the Distribution Companies with the Generating Companies for dispatch of power shall be reduced by 50 percent: Govt of India

28 Mar 2020, 11:43 AM

India under lockdown, migrants suffering, Home Minister mum, says Kapil Sibal

"While: 1) A locked down in our homes; 2) lakhs of migrants walk to reach home; 3) struggling to survive at home; and 4) many can't reach home. Home Minister has neither spoken nor been seen by," Kapil Sibal tweeted.

28 Mar 2020, 11:33 AM

Policeman on curfew duty dies of heart attack in Punjab

A 48-year-old policeman, who was on duty to implement the curfew to prevent spread of coronavirus, died of a heart attack in Patiala district on Saturday, official said.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Mian Singh was on a patrol duty at Khari Fatan village in Samana town when he had the heart attack, an official said. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

It was learnt that he was performing duty for over 14 hours a day since the curfew began.

28 Mar 2020, 11:25 AM

Isolation coaches prepared by the Indian Railways

Isolation coaches have been prepared by the Indian Railways to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

28 Mar 2020, 11:10 AM

UP government deploys more than 1000 buses for migrant workers

Uttar Pradesh government deploys more than 1000 buses for migrant workers. UP govt buses to ferry stranded migrants labourers, reported NDTV

28 Mar 2020, 10:39 AM

Six more people tested positive, 53 total cases

Six more people have been tested COVID-19 positive, taking total number of cases to 53 in Gujarat: Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Health and family welfare Department.

28 Mar 2020, 10:37 AM

2 positive cases found in Rajasthan, 52 total cases

2 coronavirus positive cases found in the state today - a 23-year-old man in Ajmer, who travelled to Punjab and a 21-year-old woman in Bhilwara. Total number of positive cases in the state now rises to 52: Rajasthan Health Department

28 Mar 2020, 10:36 AM

Huge gathering in Delhi's Ghazipur area near Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border

Huge gathering in Delhi's Ghazipur area near Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border as police stopped people from heading to their native places in different districts of UP.

28 Mar 2020, 10:34 AM

6 more test positive in Maharashtra, 159 total cases

COVID-19: Maharashtra tally now 159; six more test coronavirus positive

28 Mar 2020, 10:07 AM

Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers and leaders to help migrant labourers

28 Mar 2020, 10:01 AM

Cases in India climb to 873, death toll reaches 19

Total number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 873 (including foreign nationals; 79 people cured/discharged, 19 deaths), says Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 149 new positive cases have been reported in last 24 hours

28 Mar 2020, 10:01 AM

26 COVID-19 cases in MP with 3 more test positive

A 53-year-old railway guard in Bhopal and two more members of the Jabalpur-based jeweller's staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday bringing the state's tally to 26.

28 Mar 2020, 9:34 AM

Two more test COVID-19 positive in J&K, tally rises to 18

Two more persons from Rajouri district of J&K have tested positive raising the number of COVID-19 patients to 18 in the union territory.

28 Mar 2020, 9:33 AM

Facilitate stranded migrant workers: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked local authorities to facilitate the people, especially migrant workers, who are stranded in the state with the imposition of lockdown and want to return to their natives places.

28 Mar 2020, 8:37 AM

Cases in India climb to 834, death toll reaches 19

The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 834 in India on Saturday with the death toll rising to 19, according to the Union Health Ministry.

In its updated figures, the ministry stated two fresh deaths.

However, it could not be immediately known where these two new deaths were reported from as the state-wise figures are awaited.

So far, deaths have been reported from Maharashtra (4) Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2 ) and one each from Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jamnu and Kasmir and Himachal Pradesh.

According to the data, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 748, while 66 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.

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