Coronavirus LIVE: Increase of 235 COVID-19 cases in last 24-hr, total number rises to 2069 in India

Increase of 235 COVID-19cases in the last 24 hours. Total number of positive cases rise to 2069 in India (including 1860 active cases, 155 cured/discharged/migrated people and 53 deaths)

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2 Apr 2020, 8:38 PM

Increase of 235 COVID-19 cases in last 24-hr, total number rises to 2069 in India

Increase of 235 COVID-19cases in the last 24 hours. Total number of positive cases rise to 2069 in India (including 1860 active cases, 155 cured/discharged/migrated people and 53 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

2 Apr 2020, 8:41 PM

It is very sad what has happened there(Nizamuddin), says Defence Expert Qamar Agha

It is very sad what has happened there(Nizamuddin). They(Tablighi Jamaat) shouldn't have organized such a big gathering involving foreigners who brought COVID-19 with them. They should have sought permission from the administration or cancelled the event: Defence Expert Qamar Agha

2 Apr 2020, 8:18 PM

Shah Rukh Khan's KKR, Red Chillies Entertainment to contribute to PM -CARES Fund, Maharashtra CM Relief Fund to fight Covid19

Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Red Chillies Entertainment to contribute to PM -CARES Fund and Maharashtra CM Relief Fund to fight Covid19. KKR & Meer Foundation to contribute 50,000 PPE Kits to West Bengal & Maharashtra.

Coronavirus LIVE: Increase of 235 COVID-19 cases in last 24-hr, total number rises to 2069 in India
2 Apr 2020, 7:51 PM

Chief Minister of HP directs Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, Mandi to dedicate hospital for COVID-19.

Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur has directed the health authorities that Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, Ner Chowk, district Mandi be completely dedicated for COVID-19.

2 Apr 2020, 7:47 PM

Total positive cases in Haryana is 35

Total positive cases in Haryana is 35; Out of 35 cases,10 in Gurugram, 6-Faridabad,4-Palwal,3-Sirsa,3-Ambala,2-Panchkula&1 each in Hisar,Sonipat& Rohtak. Out of which,9 patients of Gurugram,2 patients from Panipat,1 patient each from Faridabad&Palwal are discharged: Haryana Govt

2 Apr 2020, 7:45 PM

IAF airlifted critical medical supplies to Male under 'Op Sanjeevani'

IAF airlifted critical medical supplies to Male under 'Op Sanjeevani'.Maldives has faced shortage of essential medical supplies after lockdown. Op was successfully conducted with planning, coordination &execution by MEA, Def Min, Health Min&other govt agencies: IAF

2 Apr 2020, 7:45 PM

PGIMER Chandigarh doctor invents prototype of automatic AMBU ventilator

2 Apr 2020, 7:08 PM

Delhi Government has written to Commissioner of Delhi Police for Deployment of adequate Police force at hospitals and quarantine facilities.

Delhi Government has written to Commissioner of Delhi Police for Deployment of adequate Police force at hospitals and quarantine facilities.

The letter states, "COVID-19 patients, particularly those transferred from Markaz are creating a law and order problem and commotion in the hospitals which is becoming very difficult for hospital staff to handle".

2 Apr 2020, 7:06 PM

Mumbai police arrests a person for hoarding 1 lakh face masks worth ₹ 35.84 lakhs

Mumbai police has arrested one person on charges of hoarding over 1 lakh 3 ply face masks worth ₹35.84 lakhs in Santacruz west area, the arrested person has been sent to police custody by Court

2 Apr 2020, 6:21 PM

Delhi Police files FIR after 225 migrants found staying in Gurudwara illegally

Delhi Police have filed an FIR after 225 migrants were found staying in Majnu Ka Tila Gurudwara without informing the local administration.

2 Apr 2020, 6:16 PM

Total positive cases in Tamil Nadu are 309 including 264 who attended the Tablighi event

75 more persons have tested positive in Tamil Nadu of which 74 are those who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. Total positive cases in the state are 309 including 264 who attended the Tablighi event: Beela Rajesh, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary

2 Apr 2020, 6:15 PM

81 fresh positive cases reported in Maharashtra; Total number positive cases in the state rises to 416

81 fresh positive cases reported in Maharashtra; Total number positive cases in the state rises to 416, 19 deaths: Maharashtra Health Department

2 Apr 2020, 6:13 PM

Total cases in Kerala are 286 of which 256 are active cases, says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

21 more persons have tested positive in Kerala. Total cases in the state are 286 of which 256 are active cases: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

2 Apr 2020, 6:09 PM

Punjab: Rupnagar Deputy Commissioner Sonali Giri distributed sanitary pads in a slum area in the district today

Punjab: Rupnagar Deputy Commissioner Sonali Giri distributed sanitary pads in a slum area in the district today. She says,"Due to curfew there is shortage of essential commodities&sanitary pads are also essential for adolescent girls&women".(Source: Rupnagar Deputy Commissioner)

2 Apr 2020, 5:52 PM

AI to operate 18 flights for citizens of Germany,Canada, France,Ireland stranded in India, on request of embassies

AI to operate 18 flights for citizens of Germany,Canada, France,Ireland stranded in India,on request of concerned embassies. AI has entered into commercial contracts with these countries to run charter flights for their citizens. Flights to return to India empty: Air India CMD.

2 Apr 2020, 5:47 PM

Tests of all 2346 persons from Markaz Nizamuddin done: Delhi CM

Out of 2346 people brought from Markaz Nizamuddin,1810 persons quarantined & 536 people admitted to city hospitals; Tests of all 2346 persons are being done. Due to this it is possible that the no. of COVID19 cases in the city might rise in coming days: Delhi CM.

2 Apr 2020, 5:44 PM

Around 50 medical staff members tested COVID -19 positive in India, says Health Ministry

Around 50 members of medical staff (including doctors, nurses and paramedics) across the country have tested positive for Coronavirus: Health Ministry official.

2 Apr 2020, 5:33 PM

At 9 AM tomorrow morning, I’ll share a small video message with my fellow Indians: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

2 Apr 2020, 5:16 PM

Defence Research and Development Organisation is helping in production of 7,000 body protection suits per day for helping medical professionals

Defence Research and Development Organisation is helping in production of 7,000 body protection suits per day for helping medical professionals. Within one week, the capacity would be increased to 15,000 per day: Technology Advisor to DRDO Chairman Sanjeev Joshi.

2 Apr 2020, 5:14 PM

Till now, there are 219 COVID19 cases including 108 people from Markaz Nizamuddin; Total 4 deaths including, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Till now, there are 219 COVID19 cases in the city including 108 people from Markaz Nizamuddin; Total 4 deaths including 2 people from Markaz Nizamuddin: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

2 Apr 2020, 5:10 PM

Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000 after a record 950 people died overnight

Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000 after a record 950 people died overnight, reports Reuters quoting Spain's Health Ministry

2 Apr 2020, 4:59 PM

First Coronavirus patient from Kashmir discharged from hospital

First Coronavirus patient from Kashmir discharged from hospital, total positive cases in J&K are now 70: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning) Jammu and Kashmir.

2 Apr 2020, 4:51 PM

Also placed orders for more than 1 Cr N95 masks, says Jt Secy, Health Ministry

"We've placed orders for more than 1.5cr PPEs&supply has started. PPEs also been sent to the States.Also placed orders for more than 1 Cr N95 masks," Jt Secy, Health Ministry on reports of Delhi's Hindu Rao hospital doctors resigning over demand for personal protection equipment

2 Apr 2020, 4:50 PM

Condition of all 10 positive cases in Ladakh is stable

The condition of all 10 positive cases in Ladakh is stable; one repeat positive report is of the second COVID19 case who is isolated at SNM Hospital Leh, and one new positive report is from Kargil district: Directorate of Health Services, Ladakh.

2 Apr 2020, 4:48 PM

121 positive cases in UP till now

There are 121 positive cases in UP till now. Samples of 429 people who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi have been sent for testing. The cases are not rising exponentially, as only 8 cases have been reported since y'day: Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi.

2 Apr 2020, 4:36 PM

A CRPF Doctor who is Chief Medical Officer residing in Delhi’s officers mess tested positive

A CRPF Doctor who is a Chief Medical Officer residing in officers mess in Saket, Delhi has tested positive for Coronavirus. Staff and guests living in officers mess have been placed in quarantine. The officer has been sent to isolation ward. He is attached with ADG Medical, CRPF.

2 Apr 2020, 4:34 PM

Dharavi building sealed, residents’ sample collection underway, says Health Ministry

In the particular colony, the building has been sealed and sample collection of all residents of the building is underway. As per protocol, contact tracing is underway: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secy, Health Ministry on COVID19 positive case found in Mumbai's Dharavi

2 Apr 2020, 4:33 PM

Resumption of international flights to be considered on case-by-case basis after India's lockdown ends: Aviation minister.

2 Apr 2020, 4:23 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message at video conference with Chief Ministers on COVID-19 situation in the country.

2 Apr 2020, 4:22 PM

WB: An elderly man from Nabadwip in Nadia Dist has quarantined himself on a river boat

WB: An elderly man from Nabadwip in Nadia Dist has quarantined himself on a river boat, says, "I had fever after visit to a relative's place in Habibpur. Villagers here didn't allow me to enter the village. On doctor's advice to quarantine for 14days, I took shelter on the boat"

2 Apr 2020, 4:12 PM

Health Ministry identifies 22 potential COVID-19 hotspots

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday identified 20 existing and 22 potential hotspots in the country while also asserting that there is no evidence of widespread community transmission of COVID-19.

The ministry stated this in an advisory issued to the states on mobilisation and training of human resource for management of the viral outbreak.

"Although there is no evidence of widespread community transmission, 20 existing and 22 potential hotspots have been identified. The containment measures to break the cycle of transmission and clinical management of those affected would require large human resources," it stated.

2 Apr 2020, 4:08 PM

Health Ministry briefs media on COVID 19 situation (2nd April)

2 Apr 2020, 3:32 PM

11 more people tested positive, taking the total number of cases to 131 in Rajasthan: State Health department

Eleven more people have tested positive, taking the total number of cases to 131 in Rajasthan including two Italian & 14 attendees of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi: State Health department

2 Apr 2020, 3:26 PM

Out of 312, 120 coaches will be converted into isolation wards at the Hubli railway workshop

Hubli: South-West Railway Zone is converting 312 train coaches into isolation wards. Out of 312, 120 coaches will be converted into isolation wards at the Hubli railway workshop.

2 Apr 2020, 3:24 PM

We are taking the responsibility of all migrants workers here in the state: Maharashtra Health Minister

We are taking the responsibility of all migrants workers here in the state. We will provide them all facilities including food and medical facilities: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

2 Apr 2020, 3:23 PM

Out of 1400 around 1300 people of Tablighi Jamaat have been traced till now

Over 1400 people from Maharashtra attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. Out of which, around 1300 have been traced till now & are being quarantined in Maharashtra. Their samples will be collected for Coronavirus testing. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope

2 Apr 2020, 3:21 PM

Coronavirus cases rise to 33 in Haryana, with active cases standing at 20: State Health Department

Coronavirus cases rise to 33 in Haryana, with active cases standing at 20: State Health Department

2 Apr 2020, 3:18 PM

People who visited Tablighi Jamaat should come forward on their own, says Saad’s advocate

People who visited Tablighi Jamaat (Delhi) should come forward& tell authorities about themselves. As responsible citizens it's our duty to help the administration&follow their orders: Musharraf Ali Khan, advocate of Tablighi Jamaat Chief Maulana Muhammad Saad on FIR against Saad

2 Apr 2020, 2:53 PM

391 persons who visited Markaz Nizamuddin traced. 11 out of 91 persons tested positive in Bidar: Karnataka Chief Minister

391 persons who visited Markaz Nizamuddin have been traced and quarantined. 11 out of 91 persons who were tested in Bidar are COVID19 positive: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

2 Apr 2020, 2:50 PM

Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers & leaders to help soften the blow by assisting the poor

At the Congress CWC meeting today I emphasised the urgent need to devise an India specific strategy to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic & for Congress workers & leaders to help soften the blow by assisting the poor & the most vulnerable sections of our society in every possible way, says Rahul Gandhi.

2 Apr 2020, 2:46 PM

PM Modi said in next few weeks, testing, tracing,isolation&quarantine should remain focus areas

PM Modi said in next few weeks, testing, tracing,isolation&quarantine should remain focus areas.He highlighted necessity of maintaining supply of essential medical products,availability of raw material for the manufacture of medicines & medical equipment: Prime Minister's Office

CMs mentioned their efforts of maintaining social distancing, tracking suspect cases, identifying & quarantining suspect cases arising from Nizamuddin Markaz, containing community transmission, boosting up of medical infrastructure, & strengthening medical workforce: PMO

2 Apr 2020, 2:40 PM

Delhi AIIMS doctor tests positive for COVID-19, total 7 doctors tested positive in the city

A resident doctor of the Physiology Department of AIIMS, Delhi has tested positive for COVID-19. His family will also be screened: AIIMS Sources

2 Apr 2020, 2:19 PM

Nine new COVID-19 cases in Noida, Supertech society sealed

Despite taking all precautionary measures, cases have been on the rise in Noida. Now a total of nine COVID-19 positive cases have been found in Noida which includes a person residing in Sector-94

2 Apr 2020, 1:57 PM

Second posotive case in less than 24 hours in slum area of Mumbai

Second Coronavirus positive case in Mumbai's slum cluster Dharaviin less than 24 hours, reported NDTV

2 Apr 2020, 1:32 PM

Exams of 7th & 8th standard canceled children will be promoted to the next standard without exams: Suresh Kumar, Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Minister

Exams of 7th & 8th standard (under Karnataka State Board) have been canceled, children will be promoted to the next standard without exams: Suresh Kumar, Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Minister.

2 Apr 2020, 1:09 PM

Govt needs to put in place a comprehensive strategy to manage this crisis arising out of coronavirus lockdown: Sonia Gandhi at CWC

2 Apr 2020, 1:00 PM

Kerala HC stays state govt order to allow sale of liquor to people suffering from Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Kerala High Court stays the state govt order to allow sale of liquor to people suffering from Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome after they produce the certificate to the effect that they are suffering from the syndrome. The stay is for a period of three weeks.

2 Apr 2020, 12:49 PM

23 out of 24 attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event tested positive. This is alarming, says Medical Director of Delhi's LNJPN Hospital

We've 216 COVID-19 patients out of which 188 belong to one group (attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event). We had received reports of 24 patients from the group out of which 23 tested positive. This is alarming: Dr JC Passey*, Medical Director of Delhi's LNJPN Hospital

2 Apr 2020, 12:33 PM

A 52-year-old BMC sanitization worker has been found positive for the virus

Second #COVID19 case confirmed in Dharavi, Mumbai. A 52-year-old BMC sanitization worker has been found positive for the virus, he resides in the Worli area but was posted at Dharavi for cleaning: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officia

2 Apr 2020, 12:31 PM

3 Tablighi attendees test positive, Assam total cases 16

Three Tablighi meeting attendees have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Assam, taking the total corona positive cases in the northeastern state to 16, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.

According to Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, one more positive case was found in Manipur on Thursday, taking the state's tally to two.

The total tally of positive cases in the northeastern region has now gone up to 19 -- 16 in Assam, two in Manipur and one in Mizoram.

"Thee new cases were in Goalpara in Assam, of people who participated in Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz (in Delhi)," Sarma tweeted.

The Minister earlier said that the Centre has communicated to the state that 456 people from Assam had attended the Tablighi meet.

2 Apr 2020, 12:23 PM

There has been a lot of misinformation on the news of PM CARES, what has been announced is that PM CARES fund will simply accept donations and contributions from individuals and organizations that are based in foreign countries: Government Sources

There has been a lot of misinformation on the news of PM CARES fund accepting foreign donations. What has been announced is that PM CARES fund will simply accept donations and contributions from individuals and organizations that are based in foreign countries: Government Sources.

2 Apr 2020, 12:20 PM

Many of them (attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event) are objecting against testing & feel that they do not need admission, says LNJPN Hospital Director Kishore Singh

Many of them (attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event) are objecting against testing & feel that they do not need admission. So, this put security of our staff at risk. Now, police have been deployed around three blocks where they have been kept: LNJPN Hospital Director Kishore Singh.

2 Apr 2020, 12:17 PM

Congress stands with nation to fight coronavirus, says Congress leader Manmohan Singh

During the Congress Working Committee meeting held through videoconferencing in the morning to discussed various issues, including government response to the pandemic, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reiterated the party's support to the government.

2 Apr 2020, 12:06 PM

PM Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers via video conferencing on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers via video conferencing, on COVID-19 situation in the country. Home Minister Amit Shah & Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also present.

2 Apr 2020, 11:53 AM

All state governments need to issue special advisories for categories of people vulnerable to COVID-19: Rahul Gandhi at CWC

2 Apr 2020, 11:52 AM

Certain media reports have claimed that Railways has started reservations for the post-lockdown period. It is to clarify that reservations for journeys after 14th April were never stopped and is not related to any new announcement: Ministry of Railways

2 Apr 2020, 11:36 AM

he magnitude of the challenge before us is daunting but our resolve to overcome it must be greater, says Congress President Sonia Gandhi

We meet today in midst of an unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis. The magnitude of the challenge before us is daunting but our resolve to overcome it must be greater: Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Congress Working Committee meeting

2 Apr 2020, 11:34 AM

Our doctors, nurses, and health workers need all the support and Safety equipments, says Congress President Sonia Gandhi

To fight COVID-19, there is no alternative to constant and reliable testing. Our doctors, nurses, and health workers need all the support. Personal Protection Equipment such as hazmat suits, N-95 masks must be provided to them on a war footing: Congress President Sonia.

2 Apr 2020, 11:12 AM

One person (85-year-old) from Alwar, Rajasthan who had tested positive died, says Rohit Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Rajasthan Health Department

One person (85-year-old) from Alwar who had tested positive for COVID-19 has unfortunately died. He had a comorbid condition of brain stroke paralysis: Rohit Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Rajasthan Health Department

2 Apr 2020, 11:11 AM

32 people were tested positive yesterday in Delhi out of which 29 people had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

32 people were tested positive yesterday in Delhi out of which 29 people had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. A total of 700 possibly infected & confirmed cases of COVID-19 are in different hospitals in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

2 Apr 2020, 10:57 AM

Total 20 positive cases in Northeast

North-east: total 20 positive cases ➤ Assam: 16 ➤ Manipur: 2 ➤ Mizoram: 1 ➤ Arunachal Pradesh: 1, reported NDTV

2 Apr 2020, 10:52 AM

21 more cases in Andhra Pradesh, 132 total cases

21 more COVID-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 132: Arja Srikanth, State Nodal Officer

2 Apr 2020, 10:52 AM

1 person dies in Vadodara, Gujarat death toll reaches 7

52-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Vadodara; Gujarat toll reaches 7: Official

2 Apr 2020, 10:35 AM

NCC issues guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets

National Cadet Corps (NCC) issues guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets to augment relief efforts & functioning of various agencies involved in battling Coronavirus pandemic: Ministry of Defence.

2 Apr 2020, 10:31 AM

131 cases in last 24 hours,1965 total cases in India,50 deaths

Increase of 131 COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours. Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 1965 in India (including 1764 active cases, 151 cured/discharged/migrated people and 50 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

2 Apr 2020, 10:22 AM

Three persons test positive for COVID-19 in Assam's Goalpara district, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 16

Three persons test positive for COVID-19 in Assam's Goalpara district on Thursday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 16: state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

2 Apr 2020, 10:20 AM

67-year-old man from Ambala dies, Haryana records its first death

Haryana records its first COVID-19-related death; 67-year-old man from Ambala dies at the PGIMER in Chandigarh soon after testing positive for coronavirus: senior health department official.

2 Apr 2020, 9:42 AM

3 more coronavirus cases in Maharashtra; total reaches 338

Three more people tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra on Thursday, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 338, a health official said.

Out of these three people, two are from Pune and one is from Buldhana, he said.

Till Wednesday, 335 COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths were reported from the state.

Mumbai has so far recorded deaths of 12 coronavirus patients.

The state capital also has the highest number of coronavirus patients at 181, while Pune district has 50 cases.

2 Apr 2020, 8:28 AM

62-year-old Padma Shri awardee and former 'Hazuri Raagi' at Golden Temple dies of coronavirus in Amritsar

2 Apr 2020, 8:19 AM

US sets new single day record with 884 COVID-19 deaths

The death toll from COVID-19 in the US jumped by 884 over the past 24 hours, setting a new one-day record for the country, according to Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday evening.

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