Coronavirus LIVE: Petition filed in SC seeking direction to Govt to make food, shelter available to citizens

A petition has been filed before SC seeking direction to Govt and others to make medical facilities,food&shelter available to all citizens, irrespective of their financial/regional status

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29 Mar 2020, 4:13 PM

Till now there have been 979 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country, including 25 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Till now there have been 979 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country, including 25 deaths. In the last 24 hours, 106 new positive cases & 6 deaths have been reported: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

29 Mar 2020, 5:39 PM

A petition has been filed before SC seeking direction to Govt&others to make medical facilities,food&shelter available to all citizens

A petition has been filed before SC seeking direction to Govt&others to make medical facilities,food&shelter available to all citizens,irrespective of their financial/regional status as it's not only poor but entire nation including middle-class taxpayer who's affected.

29 Mar 2020, 5:14 PM

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu urges members of Rajya Sabha to contribute one month’s salary to PMCaresFunds

I appeal to all the members of Rajya Sabha to contribute one month’s salary to PMCaresFunds for strengthening government’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu.

29 Mar 2020, 4:11 PM

Centre asks states to seal borders and quarantine those who reached

States should seal borders and encourage migrant labourers to stay where they are by providing food and wages, the Centre said today.

29 Mar 2020, 3:36 PM

Number of COVID-19 positive cases in Bihar rises to 11

Number of COVID-19 positive cases in Bihar rises to 11 (5 in Patna, 3 in Munger, and 1 each in Nalanda, Siwan & Lakhisarai): Bihar Health Department

29 Mar 2020, 3:10 PM

Total number of cases rises to 56 in the state

Rajasthan: A 21-year-old man has been tested positive for Coronavirus in Jhunjhunu. He returned from Philippines on March 18 & developed symptoms of the disease on March 26. With this, total number of cases rises to 56 in the state.

29 Mar 2020, 3:08 PM

A First Officer with SpiceJet has tested positive for COVID-19

A First Officer with SpiceJet has tested positive for COVID-19. Test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March 2020. Last domestic flight he operated was on March 21 from Chennai to Delhi&since then he had quarantined himself at home: SpiceJet

29 Mar 2020, 2:53 PM

Over 10,000 Indians stranded in Kyrgyzstan

Over 10,000 Indian students from across India are stranded in the Osh State University (OSU), Kyrgyzstan who desperately want to return, a student from the varsity said on Sunday.

Reacting to a report by IANS on March 28 via email, the medical student Darshan Shinde narrated the plight of the Indian students at the university.

"We were removed from our hostel and kept in other hostels, with four persons in one small room. We are locked here and our passports are not given to us," rued Shinde.

Besides, the hostel has reportedly kept suspected cases of COVID-19, and the student apprehends that the food stocks in the local markets would disappear soon.

29 Mar 2020, 2:52 PM

4 more people tested positive for Coronavirus in Gautam Budh Nagar

4 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Gautam Budh Nagar. A total of 31 people have tested positive in the district till now: Rakesh Chauhan,District Information Officer.

29 Mar 2020, 2:31 PM

Priyanka Gandhi tweets highlighting miseries of migrant labourers desperate to return home

Priyanka Gandhi has tweeted highlighting the miseries of migrant labourers desperate to return home.

29 Mar 2020, 1:45 PM

Suspected COVID-19 patient dies in quarantine in Goa

A 68-year-old female patient, with no travel history outside Goa and who was in quarantine due to suspected COVID-19 symptoms, died at 3 a.m. on Sunday, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.

The Health Minister however said, that laboratory results of her samples are awaited.

29 Mar 2020, 1:39 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife gets 'all clear' after COVID-19 diagnosis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said on Sunday that she has received clearance from her doctor after she was tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month.

"I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from my physician and Ottawa Public Health," Global News Canada quoted the First Lady as saying in a Facebook post.

Gregoire Trudeau was first diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 12.

29 Mar 2020, 1:32 PM

Woman dies of coronavirus in Mumbai: Maha toll reaches 7

The test reports of a 40-year-old woman who died in Mumbai on Saturday have come out positive for coronavirus, taking the death toll of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra to seven, a civic official said on Sunday.

The woman was admitted to a civic hospital here on Saturday after she complained of severe respiratory distress, the official said.

29 Mar 2020, 1:32 PM

Five labourers killed in Gurugram road mishap

Five labourers were crushed to death by a speeding truck near Kundli Manesar Palwal expressway here, police said on Sunday.

Deepak Shaharan, DCP, Manesar said that the incident took place on Saturday late night, when the labourers were walking on the expressway and hit by the vehicle.

The official said that the truck was ladened with vegetables and the driver lost control of the vehicle due to high speed and mowed down the labouerers.

29 Mar 2020, 1:19 PM

Indian Air Force is engaged in supporting availability of critical medical supplies

Indian Air Force is engaged in supporting availability of critical medical supplies to tackle spread Coronavirus. All transport aircraft including C-17, C-130 Super Hercules, AN-32 and Dornier being used to supply medical equipment as per requirements of ICMR and other agencies:IAF

29 Mar 2020, 1:17 PM

Delhi govt schools converted into temporary shelter homes to accommodate homeless & migrant workers

A number of Delhi govt schools are being converted into temporary shelter homes to accommodate the homeless & migrant workers. Visuals from Patparjanj & Ghazipur state govt schools.

29 Mar 2020, 12:24 PM

5 more people test positive in Kashmir

5 more people test positive in Kashmir- 2 from Srinagar, 2 from Budgam and 1 from Baramulla: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary(Planning), J&K Govt

29 Mar 2020, 12:22 PM

I apologise for taking some hard decisions that caused inconvenience to poor man, says PM

I apologize for taking harsh steps which have caused difficulties in your lives, especially the poor people. I know some of you would be angry with me also, says PM.

He also said, "I was extremely hurt when I came to know that some people are misbehaving with those who are being advised home quarantine. We need to be sensitive and understanding."

29 Mar 2020, 12:01 PM

CBSE decided to contribute Rs 21,00,000 from all employees who have voluntarily come forward to donate their salaries

CBSE has decided to contribute Rs 21,00,000 from all employees who have voluntarily come forward to donate their salaries. Accordingly, Group 'A' employees have donated two-day salary and Group 'B' and 'C' employees one day salary to PM CARES fund: Anurag Tripathi, CBSE.

29 Mar 2020, 11:49 AM

Walking from Delhi to MP, man dies in Agra

A 39-year-old man, who had walked almost 200 kilometers from Delhi to reach his home in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, collapsed and died in Agra on Saturday.

The man, identified as Ranveer Singh, worked as home delivery boy for a private restaurant in the national capital.

According to police, the victim collapsed near Kailash turning of the national highway-2, after which a local hardware store owner Sanjay Gupta rushed to the victim.

29 Mar 2020, 10:46 AM

Migrant workers coming back from neighbouring states to Bihar will be kept in quarantine

Migrant workers coming back from neighbouring states to Bihar will be kept in quarantine in relief centres at state borders, where they will be provided food and other essential amenities. They will be kept here for 14 days: Bihar Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha.

29 Mar 2020, 10:45 AM

Princess Maria Teresa of Spain becomes first royal to die from COVID-19

29 Mar 2020, 10:44 AM

Illinois reports first known COVID-19-related infant death in US

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) confirmed Saturday that an infant in the state has died due to coronavirus.

This is the first known infant death related to the COVID-19 outbreak in the US

29 Mar 2020, 10:27 AM

Total number of Coronavirus cases in the country rises to 979

Total number of Coronavirus cases in the country rises to 979(including 86 cured/discharged and 25 deaths): Union Health Ministry

29 Mar 2020, 10:16 AM

Three more test positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal

Three women from two different parts of West Bengal on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, taking to 18 the total number of people suffering from the disease in the state, a senior official of the state health department said.

Two women, aged 76 and 56 years, are residents of Egra in south Bengal's East Midnapore district while the third, a 54-year-old, is from Kalimpong in Darjeeling district of north Bengal.

29 Mar 2020, 10:15 AM

Five new COVID-19 cases in MP; state tally rises to 39

The number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 39 on Sunday morning with five more persons testing positive for coronavirus, officials said.

The five new patients include a 17-year-girl from Ujjain and four men - aged 21, 38, 40 and 48 all residents of Indore, a bulletin issued by the Government Mahatma Gandhi Medical College here said.

The girl is undergoing treated at a hospital in Ujjain while the four men were being provided medical care in Indore.

These patients do not have any foreign travel history, the bulletin said.

So far, 20 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Indore, eight in Jabalpur, four in Ujjain, three in Bhopal, and two each in Shivpuri and Gwalior, a health official said.

Of these 39 patients, a woman from Ujjain and a man from Indore earlier died.

29 Mar 2020, 10:06 AM

7 more COVID-19 cases reported in Maharashtra. Total number of cases rises to 193

Maharashtra: 7 more COVID-19 cases reported in the state(4 from Mumbai, 1 from Pune and 1 each from Sangli and Nagpur). Total number of cases in the state rises to 193

29 Mar 2020, 9:55 AM

UP govt orders quarantine for those returning home

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered quarantine for approximately one lakh people who have arrived in the state from other parts of the country in the last three days.

According to a statement issued by the state government, Yogi Adityanath said that in the last three days, one lakh people have come to UP from other states.

Their names, addresses and phone numbers have been made available to the district magistrates and they are being closely monitored.

29 Mar 2020, 9:55 AM

Confirmed cases grow to 25 with 1 new tested positive in Bhilwara, 55 cases in Rajasthan

A 53-year-old woman has also tested positive in Bhilwara, 25 people have tested positive till now in the city and 55 in Rajasthan.

29 Mar 2020, 9:41 AM

1 people died in Jammu and Kashmir

The unfortunate demise of a patient has been reported from Srinagar this morning: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary(Planning), J&K Govt (file pic) Two people have died in Jammu and Kashmir till now.

29 Mar 2020, 9:23 AM

45-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Ahmedabad: Health & Family Welfare Department, Gujarat Government

45-year-old COVID-19 patient died today in Ahmedabad. He was suffering from diabetes. A total of five deaths have been reported from Gujarat (cumulative figures till today): Health & Family Welfare Department, Gujarat Government.

29 Mar 2020, 9:13 AM

Sri Lanka reports first COVID-19 death

Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said that a 60-year-old man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has died while being under critical care at the National Infectious Disease Hospital on the outskirts of Colombo.

This marks Sri Lanka's first death from the COVID-19 outbreak, reports Xinhua news agency.

The Health Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the man underwent a kidney transplant a few years ago and was admitted to the National Infectious Disease Hospital recently after testing positive for the COVID-19.

It further said that presently 113 patients were confirmed with the virus in Sri Lanka after five patients tested positive on Saturday.

29 Mar 2020, 9:09 AM

5 more persons have tested positive in Madhya Pradesh

5 more persons have tested positive in Madhya Pradesh; 4 are from Indore & 1 from Ujjain. The cases from Indore are men of ages 40 years, 48 years, 21 years and 38 years. The case from Ujjain is of a 17-year-old female: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore.

29 Mar 2020, 9:08 AM

ICMR finds 10% SARI patients positive for COVID-19, no community transmission yet

29 Mar 2020, 8:50 AM

COVID-19 cases in Turkey climb to 7,402, with 108 deaths

In the past 24 hours in Turkey, 16 more people lost their lives due to COVID-19, raising the death toll to 108, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases rose to 7,402 in Turkey, the minister tweeted on Saturday night, Xinhua news reported.

A total of 7,641 tests were performed on Saturday and 1,704 were diagnosed, he added.

Turkey reported the first COVID-19 case in the country on March 11.

29 Mar 2020, 8:50 AM

5 people of a family tested positive for Coronavirus in Meerut

A person who had come back from Maharashtra's Amravati and four other members of his family have tested positive for Coronavirus in Meerut.

29 Mar 2020, 8:50 AM

A batch of 275 Indian citizens brought in from Iran, reach Jodhpur

Rajasthan: Another batch of 275 Indian citizens brought in from Iran, reach Jodhpur. They would be kept at the Indian army's wellness centre. 277 Indians evacuated earlier this month from Iran are already lodged at this centre.

29 Mar 2020, 8:50 AM

4 migrants dead, 4 injured after being run over by vehicle in Haryana

4 dead, 4 injured after being run over by a vehicle on Kundli–Manesar–Palwal (KMP) Expressway early morning today in Haryana. The eight people were walking on the expressway when the vehicle hit them.

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