US is the country with the highest single tally of COVID-19 cases at the moment. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
India entered the sixth day of the 21-day lockdown on Monday while nationwide tally of confirmed novel coronavirus cases rising to 1,071-mark and the death toll up to 29. However, the dath count is set to rise to 30 as another patient died in Gujarat on Monday morning. Meanwhile, the government on Monday said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown which came intro force on Tuesday midnight.
The central government ordered sealing of all state and district borders to check community transmission of the virus by migrant workers and asked those having left already to be quarantined for 14 days.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has crossed 6.5 lakh with over 30,000 fatalities so far. According to the latest situation report, the majority of the confirmed cases - more than half - are presently concentrated in Europe, with Italy leading the tally, followed by Spain. Italy and Spain are also the countries that top the worldwide death toll from COVID-19, with over 10,000 and over 6,000 fatalities, respectively.
The second most affected region is currently the Americas of which the majority - 1,36,880 - have been found in the United States. The US is also the country with the highest single tally of COVID-19 cases at the moment. (With Agency Inputs)
Employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to donate their one day salary to PM CARES Fund to combat COVID-19.
All bodies of #COVID19 patients should be cremated irrespective of religion. Burial will not be allowed. The funeral should not involve more than 5 people: Praveen Pardeshi, Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mumbai
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has today issued a circular to implement the Union Budget 2020-21 proposal to fully open up specified government securities for non-resident investors: Ministry of Finance
DMRC has decided to contribute 1 day’s basic pay (as on April 2020) of its employees towards PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) Fund to combat efforts in fight against COVID-19. DMRC has around 14500 employees at present: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Delhi Police has provided food to over 1.5 lakh people during Coronavirus Lockdown. If anyone has any emergency or facing any problem, they can call us on our Helpline Numbers 112 or 23469526: Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa
Reliance Industries announces Rs. 500 crores contribution to PM CARES Fund. In addition to its multi-pronged on-the-ground fight against COVID19: Reliance Industries
Another 3 lakh donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) coveralls are to arrive by 4th April. An order for 3 lakh PPEs has been placed with ordinance factories: Government of India.
HAL has pledged Rs 20 crores from its CSR fund to PM CARES Fund. In addition to it, HAL employees have pledged their one day salary amounting to Rs. 6.25 crores. Cumulatively it works out to Rs. 26.25 crores: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) COVID19
Odisha Assembly unanimously passes Appropriation Bill allowing state government to spend Rs 1.55 lakh crore from its consolidated fund during 2020-21 financial year.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare releases Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for transporting likely/confirmed cases of #COVID19. Release states, "This SOP is applicable to the current phase of COVID19 pandemic in India - local transmission & limited community transmission". pic.twitter.com/HeOrZb3rt3
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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says, "Prepaid sims of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will not be discontinued till 20th April. For outgoing calls, a Rs 10 incentive has been provided automatically from today, so that poor people & needy people continue to work".
#WATCH Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says, "Prepaid sims of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will not be discontinued till 20th April. For outgoing calls, a Rs 10 incentive has been provided automatically from today, so that poor people & needy people continue to work". pic.twitter.com/8Tmv7b3ZzF
— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2020
A Kam Air flight from Kabul, Afghanistan landed at Delhi airport at around 2:40 pm today with 35 Indians onboard. They will be kept in quarantine for 14 days at Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp.
A Kam Air flight from Kabul, Afghanistan landed at Delhi airport at around 2:40 pm today with 35 Indians onboard. They will be kept in quarantine for 14 days at Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp. #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/v9gWkIwVaX
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10 persons who were under home quarantine in Bengaluru & escaped to their native places, were arrested & a case has been registered against them at Gurmitkal Police Station: BH Anil Kumar, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) Commissioner
Woman arrested in Kolkata for allegedly sharing fake information pertaining to COVID-19 on WhatsApp: Police.
Four fresh positive cases of coronavirus in Kashmir; JK now has 45 COVID-19 cases: Officials
Doctors, nurses and paramedical staff working with coronavirus patients to be lodged in four 5-star hotels of Lucknow: Officials.
New India Assurance to provide Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage each to healthcare providers: Government
Bhutan increases its quarantine period to 21 days starting tomorrow.
Maharashtra: Charkop police in Mumbai has arrested 2 people for hoarding around 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizers for black marketing. Both accused have been arrested under multiple sections of The Essential Commodities Act. pic.twitter.com/k5TOxJN1F3
— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2020
Indian Army Rejects Reports Of 'Emergency'
Fake and malicious messages are circulating on social media about likely declaration of emergency in mid-April and employment of Indian Army, veterans, National Cadet Corps and National Service Scheme to assist the civil admn. It's clarified that this is absolutely fake: Indian Army
A PIL has been moved in Delhi HC seeking direction to Centre to Provide medical benefit & LIC facility of at least Rs 50,000 each to every journalist, reporter & other media personnel. Social activist and lawyer Arpit Bhargava, through this plea, seeks direction for providing safety and security to media personnel as well.
60 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Rajasthan, with Bhilwara reporting maximum 25 cases: Raghu Sharma, State Health Minister
Supreme Court seeks status report from Centre on steps taken to prevent migration of workers in view of the coronavirus lockdown.
The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in India on Monday, while the death toll rose to 29, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 942, while 99 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated.
The total number of 1,071 cases includes 49 foreigners. The highest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic has been reported from Kerala (194) so far, followed by Maharashtra at 193. The number of cases has gone up to 80 in Karnataka, while Uttar Pradesh has reported 75 cases.
The number of cases has risen to 69 in Telangana, 58 in Gujarat and 57 in Rajasthan. Delhi has reported 53 cases, while in Tamil Nadu, the number of positive cases is 50. Punjab has reported 38 cases, while 33 COVID-19 cases have been detected each in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.
There are 31 cases of the contagion in Jammu and Kashmir, followed by Andhra Pradesh (19), West Bengal (19) and Ladakh (13). Bihar has 11 cases, while nine cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chandigarh has eight cases, while Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand have reported seven cases each.
Goa has reported five coronavirus cases, while Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each. Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported a case each, the Health Ministry said.
In its updated data at 10.30 am, Union Health Ministry said two fresh deaths were reported from Maharashtra since last update.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of eight COVID-19 deaths so far, followed by Gujarat (5), Karnataka (3), Madhya Pradesh (2), Delhi (2) and Jammu and Kashmir (2). Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, West Bengal, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to convert it's Apex Trauma Centre complex into a dedicated COVID-19 hospital.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath to visit Noida today at 12 PM to take cognisance of the plight of the situation of migrant workers, returning from Delhi. He will also inspect the Control Room located in Delhi. He will stay in Delhi tonight and visit Ghaziabad and Meerut tomorrow.
Delhi: Doctors working in LNJP and GB Pant hospitals on COVID-19 duty would be provided accommodation at Hotel Lalit and payment of the same shall be borne by Govt of Delhi. District Magistrate would make 100 rooms available at the hotel.
A 45-year-old COVID-19 patient has died in Gujarat. This is the sixth coronavirus-related death in the state. (PTI)
No new cronavirus cases in Kashmir Division today. In Jammu Division, 3 new positive positive cases; Total number of Coronavirus cases in J&K is now 41: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, J&K
No decision has been taken on IPL yet. We will wait and watch the situation and take a call accordingly: BCCI Sources
Total number of #Coronavirus positive cases in India rises to 1071 (including 942 active cases, 99 cured/discharged cases and 29 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/fer0VfvlAV
— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2020
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the death count due to COVID-19 has risen to 29 in India with number of cases up to 1,071.
65-year-old Mohali resident tests positive for coronavirus, total number of cases 39 in Punjab
I’m surprised to see such reports, there is no such plan of extending the lockdown: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on reports of extending coronavirus lockdown
One coronavirus positive case reported in Jodhpur today. A 41-year-old resident of Ladakh, evacuated from Iran, came to Jodhpur on 25th March and was admitted at MDH Hospital here. Total positive cases in state rises to 60: Addl Chief Secy, Dept of Medical Health and Family Welfare, Rajasthan
The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra climbed to 215 on Monday as 12 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the state, a health official said. Out of the 12 new patients, five are from Pune, three from Mumbai, two from Nagpur, and one each from Kolhapur and Nashik, the official said. So far, eight COVID-19 patients have died in the state.
Kerala: With suicide cases being reported from various parts of the state after liquor sales were stopped here following coronavirus lockdown, CM Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the Excise Department to provide liquor to those with a prescription from doctors.
Five people, including three of a family, tested positive for the new coronavirus in Rajasthan on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 59, an official said. (PTI)
Eight people, including a 10-month-old boy, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of cases in the state to 50, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said on Sunday. (PTI)
Three more persons in West Bengal tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 21, an official said. (PTI)
Mumbai Police is checking passes and identity cards to ensure movement of only those availing or providing essential services is being allowed.
Mumbai: Police check passes and identity cards of people amid the movement of vehicles during #CoronavirusLockdown, movement of only those availing or providing essential services is being allowed. Visuals from Kurla-Chembur highway. pic.twitter.com/zKrZHXFyZr
— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2020
With as many as 22 persons testing positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra on Sunday, the number of COVID-19 patients in the state climbed to 203, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said. As the test reports of two persons who died in Mumbai and Buldhana district on Saturday, came positive for coronavirus, the COVID-19 death toll in the state went up to eight on Sunday, officials said. (PTI)
Six more persons, including two women, tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the district to 32, officials said. (PTI)
US recorded 518 new coronavirus-linked deaths in the span of 24 hours, according to data published Sunday by Johns Hopkins University. Senior US scientist Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert and an advisor to President Donald Trump during the crisis, cautiously predicted Sunday that the novel coronavirus could claim between 100,000 and 200,000 lives in the United States. (AFP)
President Donald Trump said that the peak death rate from the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States was likely to hit in two weeks. Trump, during a briefing at the White House, also said that he was extending the government's social distancing guidelines until April 30. Trump also said he expects the country "will be well on our way to recovery" by June 1. He had earlier predicted the recovery to begin by Easter. (AFP)
The US is the country with the highest single tally of COVID-19 cases at the moment with 1,36,880 cases so far.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has crossed 6.5 lakh with over 30,000 fatalities so far. According to the latest situation report, the majority of the confirmed cases - more than half - are presently concentrated in Europe, with Italy leading the tally, followed by Spain. Italy and Spain are also the countries that top the worldwide death toll from COVID-19.
India saw 106 new cases on Sunday taking the total number of confirmed cases to 1,024 while eight more persons died in the last 24 hours to take the nationwide toll to 27, according to the latest official figures.