Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: Reports of stranded labourers running out of cash and food have exposed the mismanagement on part of the authorities. (Photo Credit: PIB/Twitter)
Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: The United States and Europe have become the new epicentres of the COVID-19 disease. On Friday, the US surpassed China in terms of total confirmed cases of coronavirus infection. According to the live tracker by Johns Hopkins, the US reported 85,586 cases of COVID-19 infection. In Europe, Italy and Spain continue to reel under the effects of the killer pandemic. Italy has decided to shut down all factories and other commercial spots in a bid to break the chain. Back home, India entered day 3 of the coronavirus lockdown. Reports of stranded labourers running out of cash and food have exposed the mismanagement on part of the authorities. While the Centre announced a relief package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore, the fact is that many jobless workers have been forced to travel on foot facing unimaginable hardships. India also saw the biggest rise in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day. The national tally is nearing 700 with 16 deaths as of now. Here are the latest updates on coronavirus outbreak from India and around the world.
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According to worldometers.info, the total number of positive cases for coronavirus in India have soar to 887. Whereas, the death count stands at 20. So far 73 coronavirus patients have been recovered from the pandemic.
Congress President and CPP Chairperson Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi drawing his attention towards the plight of migrant workers amidst the lockdown.
Three COVID-19 patients, the trainees of Indian Forest Services (IFS), have been tested negative in Uttarakhand. One of them has been discharged from the hospital after testing negative twice: Chief Minister's Office
Singapore calls off Shangri-La Dialogue for the first time in its history due to the coronavirus outbreak, the top-level forum was scheduled for June: Regional Media.
Seven fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in Rajasthan, taking the total number of positive cases to 50: State Health Department
COVID19 cases in Delhi rise to 40 including one death & five cured/discharged patients: Delhi govt
Six COVID-19 cases have been reported in Chattisgarh. A 60-year-old woman, who returned from abroad on Feb 12, was tested positive two days ago. A man has tested positive despite having no travel history. ICMR is looking into both the cases: Health Minister TS Singh Deo
All Kendriya Vidyalaya to allow the use of school buildings for temporary housing of likely COVID-19 cases, in view of the coronavirus situation in the country: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
COVID-19: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the Medical entrance exam, Medical entrance exam. As per the orders of the HRD Minister, the NEET and JEE Main exams are postponed till last week of May. The admit cards will be issued after April 15.
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal writes to PM Narendra Modi, urging him to 'immediately make arrangements to airlift trapped Sikhs in Afghanistan who are keen on returning to India'. 25 people were killed in an attack at a Gurdwara in Kabul on March 25.
Japan Airlines evacuated around 170 Japanese nationals from Delhi airport to Narita Airport, Japan today at 8:30 pm: Airport official
A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court today, seeking food, water, shelter, medical aid and 'urgent indulgence to the plight of migrant workers & their families, including women, kids, elders & divyangs, who are walking on foot to their villages, amid COVID-19 crisis'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Radio Jockeys (RJs) via video conference. PM appreciated the role played by RJs in spreading awareness about COVID-19.
Happy to announce that DD Bharati will relay from tomorrow Saturday 28th March, the popular serial 'Mahabharat' at 12 noon and 7 pm every day: Prakash Javadekar, Information & Broadcasting Minister
Kerala: Kollam Sub-Collector Anupam Mishra, who went missing after he was put under observation for COVID-19, has been suspended pending an inquiry. Kollam District Collector B Abdul Nazar had submitted a report against the Sub-Collector to the government.
Fresh case of COVID-19 has been reported in Chandigarh. Symptoms of Coronavirus was found in the patient 15 days after their arrival from Dubai. Contact tracing underway: Manoj Parida, Advisor, Chandigarh Administration
5 new Coronavirus positive cases in Mumbai and 1 in Vashi; The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra rises to 153: Health Department, Maharashtra
British Health Minister Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus.
9 more people found COVID-19 positive today in Mumbai. 5 have travel history and 4 are close contacts. 6 of them are from Mumbai & 3 are from other places. The total number of positive cases in the city now stands at 86: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
10 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Telangana today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 59: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao
Total number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu & Kashmir climbs to 18; one patient died, other recovered: J-K Govt
39 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Kerala. 34 from Kasargod, 2 from Kannur and one each from Thrissur, Kozhikode, and Kollam. This takes the total positive cases in the state to 176, including 12 discharged patients: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
Uttarakhand government issues COVID19 control room numbers of all districts of the state.
— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2020
“Dear PM @BorisJohnson, You’re a fighter and you will overcome this challenge as well. Prayers for your good health and best wishes in ensuring a healthy UK,” PM Modi tweetd.
As of now, there are five hospitals across Army, Navy, and Air Force that can carry out COVID-19 tests. Six additional hospitals are also being equipped with the resources to begin testing: Indian Army officials
Today, 19 samples were tested and all are found negative. Till now, total 152 possibly infected COVID19 cases were investigated in which 149 samples are found negative and 3 samples found positive: Health Department, Himachal Pradesh
4 more positive cases in Kashmir; all from Srinagar district - 2 have travel history abroad; the other 2 have travel history outside J&K as part of religious congregation: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu & Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh government cuts the curfew relaxation from six hours to three hours daily: State Public Relations Department quotes Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19.
We have given an order to a PSU to provide 10,000 ventilators. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has also been requested to purchase 30,000 additional ventilators in 1-2 months: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry
Around 1.4 lakh companies have asked their employees to work from home on our appeal: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health & Family Welfare
Till now 724 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, total deaths stand at 17. In the last 24 hours, 75 new positive cases & 4 deaths have been reported: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus | Domestic Flights Services To Remain Close Till April 14: DGCA
One coronavirus positive case reported in Greater Noida. Patient is a resident of Omicron society, Sector 3, Greater noida. After the reports, the society has been sealed.
Two more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Noida Sector 137. Both are residents of Paras Tierra society.
Total number of Coronavirus positive cases in Haryana stands at 19: Health Department, Haryana Government
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to represent Delhi and India in a global meeting of city leaders via video conferencing today, being organized by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, to share lessons in fighting COVID-19.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat sanctions Rs 50 lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for food, lodging and transportation of the citizens of the state who are stranded in Delhi due to cornavirus lockdown.
Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs 25 Lakh each to PM's Relief Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tamil Nadu: Madurai Thiruparankundram Subramanya Swamy temple cancels Panguni festival, in the light of coronavirus lockdown to avoid spread of COVID-19.
Delhi: Police, along with locals, distribute freshly-cooked food among the needy in Sadar Bazaar area, amid nationwide
Karnataka records third Covid-19 death as confirmed cases cross 700-mark in India.
'We will feed 4 lakh people in Delhi from tomorrow. No one will sleep hungry in our Delhi,' announces Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) March 27, 2020
RBI has taken giant steps to safeguard our economy, tweets PM Modi
Today @RBI has taken giant steps to safeguard our economy from the impact of the Coronavirus. The announcements will improve liquidity, reduce cost of funds, help middle class and businesses. https://t.co/pgYOUBQtNl
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. Tendulkar's donation is so far the biggest contribution among India's leading sportspersons, some of whom have pledged their salaries while a few others have donated medical equipment to fight the dreaded outbreak, which has caused more than 24,000 deaths globally.
ITC Ltd on Friday said it is setting up a contingency fund of Rs 150 crore for vulnerable sections of the society in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The corpus is created to address and manage the challenges arising out of the adversity, a company statement said.
Saurashtra Cricket Association donates Rs 21 lakhs to Prime Minister Relief fund and Rs 21 lakhs to Chief Minister Relief Fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
24 hour control room established for UP residents at the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in Delhi. People can contact the UP Bhawan Control Room at 011-26110151 to 26110155, and 9313434088
An offence was registered against a Muslim cleric and 27 others, for allegedly defying the COVID-19 lockdown, by offering prayers at a mosque in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal city, police said on Friday. The Imam of Zainab Masjid in Islampura and others organised a prayer at 8 pm on Thursday, defying section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and the nationwide lockdown, which is put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus.
An IAS officer in Kerala has 'skipped' home quarantine after his return from Singapore nearly ten days ago and seems to have left for Bengaluru to be with his brother, prompting the state government to seek an explanation from him, a top district official said on Friday. Kollam Sub-Collector Anupam Mishra had returned to the state on March 19 from Singapore and was advised to remain under home quarantine, as per the protocol for overseas returnees in the backdrop of coronavirus outbreak, District Collector B Abdul Nasser said.
Donald Trump discusses coronavirus situation with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Airbnb will offer free or subsidized housing for up to 100,000 relief workers.
The global economy and the outlook is highly uncertain and negative. Several nations are battling its exponential contagion. Countries are shutting down to prevent being sucked into a kind of black hole, says Shaktikanta Das.
Rs 3.74 lakh crore will be injected in the system for smooth flow of liquidity, says RBI Governor.
RBI Governor said, 'we are not releasing number of projection of GDP growth rate and inflation rate as the situation is very fluid.'
The government has taken timely and appropriate measures to contain intensity of coronavirus pandemic, says Shaktikanta Das.
RBI slashes repo rate by 75 basis points to 4.4 per cent amid coronavirus crisis
Monetary Policy Committee met from March 24 to March 27, says Das.
Speaking to you under extraordinary circumstances, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in his opening remark.
Two new coronavirus positive cases reported in Bhilwara. Both are close relatives of the person who was tested positive and died last evening, due to prevailing comorbid conditions. Total positive cases rise to 45 in the state: Rajasthan Health Department
All Shiv Sena MPs and MLAs to contribute their one month's salary to Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
NPPA chairman Shubhra Singh writes to all states/UTs' Chief Secretaries requesting them to instruct district administration to facilitate pharma companies and ensure unobstructed movement of raw and packaging material and manpower to accomplish work-related to production, distribution during lockdown.
All eyes on RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das's key presser.
Total number of coronavirus positive cases in Pune district is now 32, out of which 5 have been already cured and discharged.
China reported more than 50 imported cases of the coronavirus on Friday, hours after announcing a ban on foreigners entering the country. In recent weeks China's tally of infections has dwindled dramatically, with only a handful of domestic patients each day. But just as the country appears to bring the outbreak under control, nations around the globe have been battling to control soaring numbers of infections in new hotspots.
Free dry ration will be distributed among poor in district, starting with municipalities today, announces DC Reasi (Jammu and Kashmir)
Second positive case of COVID-19 in Andamans. He had traveled with the first positive case. Both in hospital and protocols being followed: Chetan Sanghi, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Hundreds of tourists who were traveling in Morocco in motorhomes have found themselves stranded in a parking lot near a Tangier highway that authorities have turned into a makeshift quarantine center. The mostly British tourists were told by Moroccan authorities reacting to the coronavirus outbreak that they were no longer allowed to wait at the Moroccan side of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in the hope of being allowed entry into Spain. Ceuta is just over 20 kilometers across the sea from Gibraltar, which is British.
Italy has become the first western developed nation to idle most of its industry to halt the spread of the coronavirus, in a potential cautionary tale for other governments, such as the Trump administration, that are resisting such drastic measures. After more than two weeks of a nationwide lockdown, the Italian government decided to expand the mandatory closure of nonessential commercial activities to heavy industry in the eurozone's third-largest economy, a major exporter of machinery, textiles and other goods.
Zimbabwe has re-introduced the use of foreign currency for domestic transactions in what was seen as a bid to tap into private forex savings as the country gears up for the battle against the novel coronavirus.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, an Air India special flight carrying 314 Israelis back to their country landed safely on Thursday evening with many passengers carrying Indian and Israeli flags while deplaning.
Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed the United States's AAA credit rating, even with the country facing rising unemployment and a looming recession as the coronavirus pandemic exacts its toll.
EU leaders on Thursday gave the finance ministers of the 19-member eurozone single currency bloc two weeks to come up with a strong economic response to the coronavirus crisis.
Germany remains opposed to the idea of so-called "corona bonds" that would pool the debt of the 19 eurozone countries in response to the coronavirus crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent. Some 57 million people are to be restricted to their homes during South Africa's three-week total lockdown which began at midnight.
Venezuela reported its first coronavirus death on Thursday after a 47-year-old man with a pre-existing lung disease died, the government said.
The United States Space Force launched its first national security mission Thursday, sending an ultra-secure military communication satellite into orbit even as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzes much of the country.