Coronavirus LIVE: Facial masks will be compulsory for anyone going out, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

It has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house. Cloth mask shall be eligible too: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal 
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8 Apr 2020, 8:25 PM

Facial masks will be compulsory for anyone going out, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of Coronavirus substantially. Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house. Cloth mask shall be eligible too: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

8 Apr 2020, 8:40 PM

Total 20 hot spots including Sadar sealed, says Delhi Deputy CM Manisha Sisodia

Some positive cases have been reported in Sadar area so the area has been sealed. Total 20 hot spots have been identified in Delhi, nobody will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas: Delhi Deputy CM Manisha Sisodia.

8 Apr 2020, 7:53 PM

6 isolation coaches set up by railway authorities at Jammu railway station

J&K: 6 isolation coaches set up by railway authorities at Jammu railway station. Chetan Taneja, Senior Divisional Traffic Manager says, "There are 9 cabins in 1 coach so we have kept 1 cabin for medical staff, rest for COVID-19 patients. 48 patients can be accommodated"

8 Apr 2020, 7:47 PM

It has been decided to declare 14th April, 2020 as a closed holiday on account of the birthday of BR Ambedkar, says Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India

It has been decided to declare 14th April, 2020 as a closed holiday on account of the birthday of BR Ambedkar, for all Central Govt offices, including industrial establishment throughout India: Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India

8 Apr 2020, 7:47 PM

Five more die of COVID-19 in Mumbai; toll 45: BMC

8 Apr 2020, 7:30 PM

pandemic 'may well' cause deepest economic recession 'of our lifetimes', Roberto Azevêdo, World Trade Organization (WTO) chief: AFP news agency

8 Apr 2020, 7:23 PM

SC orders free treatment for all positive patients

All COVID-19 patients to be tested free of cost, SC orders, reported Indian Express

8 Apr 2020, 7:17 PM

Nearly 50% of 590 COVID-19 patients in Mumbai are from 4 of the total 24 administrative wards of the civic body.

8 Apr 2020, 7:11 PM

Allow bulk buyers, big retailers to buy directly from farmers, coops: Centre to states

8 Apr 2020, 7:11 PM

Workers of the Indian Youth Congress distributed food among the needy in Bengalur

8 Apr 2020, 7:00 PM

Never disclose on social media name or address of those affected by COVID-19 or under quarantine: Govt advisory

8 Apr 2020, 7:00 PM

SC says COVID-19 tests must be carried out in NABL accredited labs or any agency approved by WHO or ICMR

8 Apr 2020, 6:56 PM

People who have come from Nizamuddin Markaz (in Delhi) & had tested negative are being sent to home quarantine: Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajende

8 Apr 2020, 6:55 PM

49 new positive cases in Telangana, 453 total cases, 11 deaths

49 Coronavirus positive cases reported today. Total 453 positive cases&11 deaths reported in the state, as of now. 45 patients cured/discharged till now. 397 Active cases isolated&being treated. No patient is on ventilator or ICU: Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajender

8 Apr 2020, 6:46 PM

240 people have been arrested for deliberate violation of the safety restrictions since morning till 12.00 hours today. Total 38 vehicles have been seized: Kolkata Police

8 Apr 2020, 6:43 PM

1 more death in Karnataka, total 5 deaths reported

65-year-old COVID-19 patient passes away in Kalaburagi district, death toll rises to 5 in the state. Total cases are 181,including 28 cured cases: Karnataka Health Department

8 Apr 2020, 6:39 PM

COVID-19 cases climb to 363 in Rajasthan after 20 more people test positive: Official.

8 Apr 2020, 6:39 PM

7 more positive cases in Punjab, 106 total cases

Seven persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Punjab today. Total positive cases in the state stands at 106: Government of Punjab

8 Apr 2020, 6:38 PM

Told PM to drop new Parliament building plan as it was unnecessary at this juncture: DMK

8 Apr 2020, 6:37 PM

1,573 people who are in anyway connected with Tablighi Jamaat have been identified, says DGP HC Awasthi

1,573 people who are in anyway connected with Tablighi Jamaat have been identified out of which 1,268 people have been quarantined. 323 foreigners linked with Tablighi Jamaat have also been identified and quarantined: Director General of Police HC Awasthi

8 Apr 2020, 6:35 PM

2 new positive cases in Uttarakhand, 33 positive cases

Two new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttarakhand today. Total positive cases in the state stands at 33: Directorate of Health Services, Uttarakhand

8 Apr 2020, 6:34 PM

Uttarakhand government announces salary cut of 30% for all ministers & MLAs

8 Apr 2020, 6:34 PM

5274 total positive cases in India, 4714 active cases, 411 cured, says Health Ministry

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 5274 in India (including 4714 active cases, 411 cured/discharged/migrated people and 149 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

8 Apr 2020, 6:28 PM

Railways misses freight loading target by 15 million tonnes, earnings dip by Rs 2,129 crore in 2019-20 fiscal

8 Apr 2020, 6:24 PM

IT Department to release all pending income tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakhs immediately

IT Department to release all pending income tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakhs immediately,around 14 lakh taxpayers to benefit. All GST & custom refunds also to be released, to provide benefit to around 1 lakh business entities including MSMEs:Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance

8 Apr 2020, 6:07 PM

Total number of cases in Tamil Nadu reaches 738, says state Health Secretary

48 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, total number of cases are 738, says Beela Rajesh, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary

8 Apr 2020, 5:54 PM

COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh stands at 343

COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh stands at 343 including 26 people who have completely recovered and discharged. Out of the 343 cases, 187 are of Tablighi Jamaat attendees: UP Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan

8 Apr 2020, 5:52 PM

Total positive cases in Karnataka stand at 181 including 5 deaths

Six new Coronavirus positive cases have been reported in last 24 hours. Total positive cases in Karnataka stand at 181 which includes 5 deaths and 26 discharged: Health Department, Govt of India

8 Apr 2020, 5:44 PM

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meeting with Deputy CM, Health Minister at 7 pm

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meeting with Deputy CM Manisha Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendra Jain and officials at 7 pm today.

8 Apr 2020, 5:43 PM

Delhi: 3 members of a family tested positive

Information was received that 3 members of a family residing in Defence Colony have been found positive for Coronavirus & presently hospitalized at a hospital. The remaining members of the family were advised to stay in home quarantine: Delhi Police.

8 Apr 2020, 5:39 PM

Jammu and Kashmir: Total active cases stand at 130

14 new Coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today. Total active cases stand at 130: Govt of Jammu and Kashmir

8 Apr 2020, 5:38 PM

100% lockdown in hotspots of 15 districts will remain till April 15: UP Additional Chief Secretary

The 100% lockdown in the hotspots of the 15 districts will remain till the morning of April 15: Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi

8 Apr 2020, 5:28 PM

More than 80% political parties have suggested extension of lockdown: GN Azad, Congress after MPs video conference with PM

More than 80% political parties have suggested extension of lockdown. PM has said that he is getting information from people that they want to extend lockdown but final decision will be taken after meeting with CMs&others: GN Azad, Congress after MPs video conference with PM

8 Apr 2020, 5:19 PM

Cuttack district collector in Odisha continues to work even after death of father

Cuttack district collector in Odisha continues to work without leave even after the death of his 98-year-old father.

8 Apr 2020, 5:19 PM

Kolkata Police forms multiple teams to feed stray animals: Official

8 Apr 2020, 5:12 PM

Wearing of masks have been made compulsory in the state, says UP Additional Chief Secretary

Wearing of masks have been made compulsory in the state. There can be legal action also for not wearing masks: Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi

8 Apr 2020, 4:45 PM

Hotspots of 15 districts in UP to be sealed till 15 April, says state govt

22 hotspots in Agra, 12 in Gautam Budh Nagar, 4 in Varanasi, 3 in Shamli, 7 in Meerut and one in Bareilly, says UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi.

8 Apr 2020, 4:34 PM

In hospitals, focus is to control measures for health workers protection

In hospitals, focus is that infection prevention, control measures are followed so that health workers aren't infected by COVID-19: Official

8 Apr 2020, 4:22 PM

There will not be any lack of Hydroxychloroquine, says Health Ministry

It is ensured that not only today even in future there will not be any lack of HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) as and when needed: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.

8 Apr 2020, 4:19 PM

Total 1,21,271 tests for COVID-19 have been done so far: ICMR official

8 Apr 2020, 4:13 PM

Total number of positive cases in India rises to 5,119; 32 deaths in 24 hours, says MoHFW

Till date total 402 people have been discharged, total 5, 194 positive confirmed case have been reported. In last one day 773 positive cases were reported. Total 149 deaths have been reported and around 32 people have died yesterday: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secy, Health Ministry

8 Apr 2020, 4:01 PM

PM Narendra Modi to hold video conference with all CMs on 11th April

8 Apr 2020, 3:55 PM

Total cases till now are 363 in Rajasthan

15 more positive cases have been reported in the state, total cases till now are 363: Rajasthan Health Department

8 Apr 2020, 3:51 PM

Film producer Karim Morani also tests positive

After daughters, film producer Karim Morani has also tested positive, according to the sources

8 Apr 2020, 3:46 PM

‘Social emergency' situation in country, experts suggested extension of Lockdown: PM during interaction with MPs

Situation in country is akin to a ‘social emergency’; it has necessitated tough decisions and we must continue to remain vigilant. States, District administrations and Experts have suggested extension of Lockdown to contain spread of the virus: PM during interaction with MPs

PM said entire world is currently facing grave challenge of COVID-19, adding that present situation is epoch changing event in mankind's history&we must evolve to counter impact. He praised efforts of states working together with the Centre in fight against the pandemic:PM Office

8 Apr 2020, 3:41 PM

Wearing a mask made compulsory for people in public places in Mumbai

All persons moving in public places for whatever reason must wear 3-ply mask or cloth mask compulsorily: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

8 Apr 2020, 3:37 PM

Districts which have 6 or more cases in UP

Districts which have 6 or more cases are Agra, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Kanpur Nagar, Varanasi, Shamli, Meerut, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Basti, Saharanpur, Maharajganj & Sitapur. Lockdown will be observed in the hotspots in these dists: Addl Chief Secretary

8 Apr 2020, 3:17 PM

From all accounts lifting lockdown is not possible, says PM Modi

"Lifting of Coronavirus Lockdown does not seem possible", says PM Modi. According to NDTV.

8 Apr 2020, 3:00 PM

15 UP districts, including Noida, Ghaziabad, Agra, to be sealed to prevent community spread

15 districts - including Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Lucknow, Agra, Shamli, Saharanpur - which have viral load of Coronavirus, to be sealed. Only home delivery & medical teams will be allowed there. It's being done to prevent community spread,as numbers are high: RK Tiwari, Chief Secy

8 Apr 2020, 2:39 PM

5 factories in Punjab have taken initiative to make Personal Protective Equipment

Punjab: 5 factories in Ludhiana have taken initiative to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) amid Coronavirus outbreak. Mahesh Khanna, General Manager says, "Samples of some factories have been approved by SITRA, Coimbatore and are under production after getting order"

8 Apr 2020, 2:30 PM

Sonia Gandhi will interact with Presidents of all Pradesh Congress Committees, through video conferencing on April 11th

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi will interact with Presidents of all Pradesh Congress Committees (PCCs), through video conferencing, on April 11th to discuss relief work related to Coronavirus crisis.

8 Apr 2020, 2:30 PM

All retired Army personnel who have experience of medical field, come forward. Maharashtra needs you: CM

I want to appeal to all retired Army personnel who have experience of medical field, nurses, ward boys, & those who have completed the training but didn't work for some reason - you must come forward to join us. Maharashtra needs you: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

8 Apr 2020, 2:15 PM

Farmers are facing difficulties, need relaxation in lockdown, says Rahul Gandhi

Rabi crops are ready but it is hard to harvest the crops due to COVID-19 lockdown. Lives of lakhs of farmers are at stake. Food providers are facing difficulties. The only solution is to give some relaxation in the lockdown, says Rahul Gandhi.

8 Apr 2020, 1:56 PM

I am sorry about that but there is no option, says Uddhav Thackeray on Lockdown

I understand that people are facing different types of issues while staying at home. People are getting bored. I am sorry about that but there is no option other than staying at home to beat Coronavirus : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

I am getting news from all over the world through news channels, that things in Wuhan (China) have returned to normalcy and the restrictions are being removed. It's good news. This means things can be better with time: Maharashtra CM Udhhav Thackeray

8 Apr 2020, 1:41 PM

Assistant sub-inspector posted in traffic unit in Delhi tests positive

Assistant sub-inspector posted in traffic unit of Delhi Police tests positive for Coronavirus, says Officials

8 Apr 2020, 1:12 PM

Till date 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Haryana

Till date 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the state (including 10 foreign nationals and 51 from other states); 17 people have been discharged so far, 2 deaths have been reported in the state: Health Department, Govt of Haryana

8 Apr 2020, 12:31 PM

Total cases in Karnataka are 181 including 5 deaths

6 new cases reported from 5pm yesterday till 12 noon today. Total cases in the state are 181 including 5 deaths and 28 cured cases: Health Department, Government of Karnataka.

8 Apr 2020, 12:29 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is holding a meeting via video-conferencing

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is holding a meeting via video-conferencing, with all the MPs (both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha) of Delhi

8 Apr 2020, 12:12 PM

Pune: 3 more Coronavirus positive people died today

3 more people, who were Coronavirus positive, have died today in Pune. They also had co-morbid conditions. Total death toll in the city rises to 13: Shekhar Gaikwad, Municipal Commissioner of Pune Municipal corporation.

8 Apr 2020, 11:57 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with floor leaders of parties

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with floor leaders of parties whose combined strength in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adds up to 5 MPs, via video conferencing today, on Coronavirus situation in the country.

8 Apr 2020, 11:30 AM

Total number of COVID-19 cases rises to 179 in Gujarat

Total number of COVID-19 cases rises to 179 in the state which includes 16 deaths and 25 cured cases: Health and Family Welfare Department,Government of Gujarat

8 Apr 2020, 11:18 AM

Total of 32 positive cases have been recorded in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand: One Coronavirus positive case found in Haridwar today. A total of 32 positive cases have been recorded in the state so far, including 5 discharged people.

8 Apr 2020, 11:07 AM

There are a total of 576 positive cases so far, says Delhi Health Minister

There are a total of 576 positive cases in Delhi so far, 35 of them are in ICU and 8 on ventilator, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

8 Apr 2020, 10:58 AM

Indian Army has postponed its bi-annual Army Commanders’ Conference scheduled to be held from April 16

Indian Army has postponed its bi-annual Army Commanders’ Conference scheduled to be held from April 16. Meeting chaired by COAS was supposed to discuss security situation in & around India along with many other imp.agenda possible points: Indian Army sources

8 Apr 2020, 10:48 AM

Total number of positive cases in Andhra Pradesh is 329

15 new Coronavirus positive cases reported in the state from 6 PM yesterday till 9 AM today - 6 each in Nellore and Krishna & 3 in Chittoor. Total number of positive cases in the state is 329 (including 6 discharged persons & 4 deaths): Andhra Pradesh nodal officer Arja Srikanth

8 Apr 2020, 10:32 AM

Total cases have surged to 1018 in Maharashtra while 64 people have succumbed to the disease.

Maharashtra: Number of Coronavirus cases rises to 9 in Mumbai's Dharavi, with two more men testing positive at Mukund slum & Dhanwada Chawl. According to Union Health Ministry, total cases have surged to 1018 in the state while 64 people have succumbed to the disease.

8 Apr 2020, 10:14 AM

India’s total number of positive cases rises to 5,194, including 149 deaths

India’s total number of Coronavirus positive cases rise to 5,194 (including 149 deaths). Welfare Increase of 773 new cases and 10 new deaths recorded in last 24 hours.

8 Apr 2020, 9:55 AM

COVID-19 cases rise to 348 in Rajasthan, with five more people testing positive in Bikaner

COVID-19 cases rise to 348 in Rajasthan, with five more people testing positive in Bikaner, Banswara & Jaipur. The fresh cases are contacts of COVID-19 patients: Rajasthan Health Department

8 Apr 2020, 9:19 AM

6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bihar, total reaches 38

Six people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 38, a top official said.

Principal Secretary, Health, Sanjay Kumar said four people -- all members of the same family in Siwan district and two boys, aged 15 and 16 years, from Begusarai have tested positive for coronavirus.

The Siwan patients include the mother and wife of a COVID-19 patient who returned from the Middle East on March 21, besides two other members of the family, a 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, the principal secretary said.

Not much is known immediately about the boys from Begusarai their travel history is being "ascertained", he added.

However, the number of active cases in the state, where one patient has died, has dropped to 22 on account of as many as 15 people being discharged after recovery, he said.

8 Apr 2020, 7:57 AM

COVID-19 deaths surpass 10,000 in France

As France entered its fourth week of lockdown, the coronavirus epidemic still hit hard, claiming 1,417 more deaths in hospitals and nursing homes, making the combined fatalities at 10,328, a French health official said.

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