The government has asked people not to panic saying there is no community spread of the virus. (Photo Credit: IANS)
Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in India jumped to 3,072 as India reported its single-largest daily spike with 525 new cases on Saturday. These cases include 2,784 active cases while 213 have been cured, discharged or migrated people. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 75 people have died in India due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Many of the new coronavirus positive patients are linked with the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Nizamuddin area. The government has asked people not to panic saying there is no community spread of the virus.
Here are the latest updates:
Coronavirus affects everyone, it doesn't discriminate on the basis of religion, caste, rich or poor, we shouldn't either. What happened in Nizamuddin is unfortunate but targeting a community for it is unacceptable: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
Today 11,182 samples were tested, of these, 324 were found positive for coronavirus: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
43 more coronavirus cases reported in Telangana today taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 272, including 33 patients cured/discharged & 11 deaths. Total active cases at 228: Telangana Health Department
Meerut: People shower flowers at police vehicles in the city as a mark of gratitude for police services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bihar: A clash occurred between people lodged at a quarantine center and block officials, at a quarantine center in Raghunathpur Block in Siwan, today.
Two more Air Force personnel who came in contact with the individual during the last two days have also been placed under home quarantine. The matter is under investigation by the Indian Air Force (IAF) authorities: Sources
An Indian Air Force personnel who was in the Nizamuddin Area during the Tablighi Markaz congregation has been put under precautionary quarantine by the service. The airman is posted in Delhi: Sources
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issues advisory to start rapid antibody-based blood tests in cluster zones and large migration/evacuee centers for detection of COVID-19.
PM Narendra Modi, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro hold telephonic conversation; discuss how two countries can join forces against COVID-19
Eight more test positive for coronavirus in Punjab; total cases now 65: Officials
The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 60,000 people worldwide, nearly three quarters of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1330 GMT (7 PM IST) on Saturday from official sources. A total of 60,457 deaths have been recorded, including 44,132 in Europe, the continent worst hit by the virus. The official tallies probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of cases.
Kerala: Number of COVID-19 cases increase to 306 in Kerala, with 11 more people testing positive today. Out of the total cases, 254 are active & 50 others have been discharged from the hospital, says State Health Department
Bhopal: Two senior officials of the Madhya Pradesh Health Department have tested positive for COVID-19
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth COVID-19 test result comes negative. However, she will have to stay at PGI Hospital Lucknow until one more test result comes as negative.
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth #COVID19 test result comes negative. However, she will have to stay at PGI Hospital Lucknow until one more test result comes as negative. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/BEJevytlOj
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2020
Air India is scheduled to operate 18 charter flights to fly back German, French, Irish and Canadian nationals stranded in India during the lockdown as requested by the embassies: Air India
India saw 525 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the largest spike in a day, on Saturday. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 3,072 in India. These cases include 2,784 active cases while 213 have been cured, discharged or migrated people. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 75 people have died in India due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Tamil Nadu reports its second COVID-19 death; 51-year-old man dies at government hospital in Villpuram
Maharashtra: 2 more COVID-19 positive cases (one male and one female) reported in Dharavi, Mumbai today, taking total number of positive coronavirus cases in the area to 5.
14 more persons test positive for coronavirus in Kashmir; total no. of cases in Jammu and Kashmir 92: Officials
6 more COVID-19 positive cases (5 in Nainital and 1 in Haridwar) reported in Uttarakhand today taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 22. Till now, 350 Tableeghi Jamaat members have been put under quarantine in the state: State Health Department
500 patients from Markaz in hospitals, 1,800 in quarantine; All these are being tested for COVID-19, so cases may spike: Kejriwal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with floor leaders of political parties, who have more than 5 MPs in Parliament, through video conferencing on 8th April at 11 am: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi
In Delhi, there are only 40 COVID-19 positive cases out of 435, that happened because of contact between people, other cases are due to foreign travel & Nizamuddin Markaz. This is something that makes me believe corona is not spreading here, it is under control: Delhi CM Kejriwal
COVID-19 cases surge to 537 in Maharashtra, 50 patients have been discharged from the hospitals: State Health Minister Rajesh Tope
Out of all the COVID-19 patients reported so far, 9 per cent belong to 0-20 years age, 42 per cent patients belong to 21-40 years age, 33 per cent cases pertain to patients between 41-60 years age and 17 per cent patients have crossed 60 years age: Lav Aggrawal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry
There are 2,902 COVID-19 positive cases in India so far. Since yesterday, 601 positive cases have been reported with 12 deaths taking total toll to 68. 183 people have recovered/discharged till now: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry
PM Modi directs officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of essential medical equipment: PMO
Local industrialists in Gujarat have got successful in making ventilators in 10 days. Ventilators have been certified and tested successfully. I hope there will be no shortage of ventilators in the state now: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani
There are 14 COVID-19 positive cases in Bhopal (MP) till now. Out of these, 4 are Tablighi Jamaat (Delhi) attendees & 1 is Police constable. We've traced close contacts of these cases & we are collecting their samples: Sudhir Dehariya, Bhopal Chief Medical Health Officer
A coronavirus positive woman has given birth to a baby at the AIIMS in Delhi. The baby is "healthy and doing well as of now," say doctors.
Hockey India donates Rs 75 lakhs more to PM-CARES Fund, golfer Anirban Lahiri pledges Rs 7 lakhs.
Prime Minister's office: PM Modi chaired joint meeting of Empowered Groups constituted for planning&ensuring implementation of COVID-19 response activities in country. He reviewed countrywide preparedness regarding availability of hospitals,proper isolation&quarantine facilities.
No final decision on resumption of services yet, says Railways as zones prepare plans for restoration of passenger train services.
There are a total 6 Coronavirus positive cases (including 3 positive cases from Markaz Nizamuddin) in the state. Total of 257 persons related to Tablighi Jamat in the state have been identified and quarantined: Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police SR Mardi
Delhi: Railway Protection Force distributed food to needy people at Nizamuddin Railway station, amid the coronavirus lockdown.
No COVID-19 patient in Karnataka is on the ventilator. There are enough Personal Protective Equipment kits in the State. We have placed an order for 9 lakhs PPE kits out of which 1 lakh have already been delivered: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa.
To enforce the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, 387 persons have been arrested, 52 vehicles seized and 53 FIRs filed during last 24 hours: West Bengal Police
Police garlanded those people who were found violating the Coronavirus Lockdown in Patna, earlier today.
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2020
In view of hardships faced by taxpayers due to COVID-19, Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued notification dated April 3,2020 easing process of issue of certificates for lower rate/nil deduction/collection of TDS or TCS with respect to financial year 2019-20: Income Tax Dept.
Feeding India, the organisation working against hunger, malnutrition & wastage of food is distributing food kits containing essential food items among the poor& daily wage labourers in Lucknow. I thank all those associated with this organization: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
AIIMS doc's COVID-19 positive wife delivers infection-free healthy baby.
A 42-year-old man dies due to COVID-19 in Indore; state death toll reaches 10: Official
We've setup 'UP COVID-Care Fund' for strengthening of health care system in the state. This will help in establishment of more testing labs. We also aim to start manufacturing unit for PPE kits,N95 masks&ventilators.I appeal to all incl all MLAs to contribute to the fund: UP CM
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat today held a meeting with senior administration officers over the COVID19 situation in the state.
3 fresh coronavirus cases reported in Nepal; Two people have travel history to India and one person is a relative of an earlier positive patient: Nepal Health Ministry
Kerala: Neeleswaram police have arrested an Imam of a mosque and another person for conducting prayers violating lockdown guidelines at Arai Jumamasjid in Madikkee village in Kasaragod district. The district collector has ordered to file a case under IPC 269.
Use of masks will help in protecting community at large from COVID-19, says govt in advisory asking people to wear 'homemade face covers'
Ten more persons test coronavirus positive in Gujarat; state count jumps to 105: Official
Under Lifeline Udaan initiative of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, 107 flights have been operated till April 3 for transporting medical cargo of total 138.81 tonnes across the country.
In the last two days, 600 people (related to Markaz Nizamuddin) in Delhi have been quarantined. We are trying to trace all contacts: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain
One more woman dies of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad; state death toll rises to 10: Official
Employees of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to donate one day's salary to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) to fight coronavirus.
Madhya Pradesh: The first woman who tested positive for coronavirus in Bhopal and her father who is a journalist have now tested negative for it, both have been discharged from the hospital
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan meets officials at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital over coronavirus.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has thanked Bahujan Samaj Party Chief, Mayawati for directing BSP MLAs to support Government's efforts to combat COVID-19.CM said that everyone should rise above political differences&stand together in this:Uttar Pradesh Information Dept
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued orders for the manufacture of 66 crore triple layer special masks made of ‘khadi’. These masks will be washable&reusable. The poor will get it free of cost and for others it will be sold at a nominal price: Uttar Pradesh Govt
Reports of 5 persons in Jammu and Kashmir, who had earlier tested positive for coronavirus, have come to be negative in repeat test. Their samples will be taken for another test: Dr. Naveed Shah Medical Superintendent CD Hospital, Srinaga
Total number of coronavirus positive cases in India rises to 2902 (including 2650 active cases, 183 cured/discharged and 68 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
112 French nationals, who were stranded in Kerala due to lockdown, were airlifted by a special Air India flight to Paris,today morning.Their baggage was disinfected & they were screened at the Cochin Intl airport's health desk before departure.
Idduki Fire Services disinfects public places including ATMs, bus-stops and post office premises in the city, amid coronavirus threat. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state is 295.
A woman who was first to test coronavirus positive in Bhopal and her journalist father now test negative; discharged from hospital.
Punjab: Farmers in Amritsar say they continue to face trouble in the harvest season due to the unavailability of labourers and required machines that are stuck in different states due to restriction of movement, amid the nationwide lockdown.
25 more coronavirus positive cases confirmed in Agra, taking the total number of cases to 45 in the district: Agra District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh.
60-year-old coronavirus positive woman with no travel history dies in Bikaner hospital: officials
Rajasthan reports 12 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, 8 of them linked to Tablighi Jamaat; total 191 now: Officials
A COVID-19 positive patient passed away in Bagalkot yesterday; taking the total death in the state to 4: Deputy Commissioner, Bagalkot, Karnataka.
A social worker, wears a coronavirus-themed helmet and appeals to people who are out on the streets to stay at home, during the lockdown.
Moradabad: Vishesh Pal, a social worker, wears a #coronavirus-themed helmet & appeals to people who are out on the streets to stay at home, during the lockdown imposed to prevent spread of the disease. He says, "I appeal to people to stay at home to ensure safety of everyone". pic.twitter.com/vxGcqT45Cp
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 4, 2020
A person from St Estevam with foreign travel history has tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of positive cases in Goa rises to 7: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane
Police has arrested one, Md Saheed in Bahariya on charges of spreading rumours on Coronavirus via WhatsApp.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 4, 2020
'Nikah' of a couple was performed through video call in Aurangabad yesterday amid lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic.
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2020
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has developed low-cost face shields for first line healthcare professionals at AIIMS Rishikesh for protection from COVID-19. The frame of face shield is 3D printed: IIT, Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has developed low-cost face shields for first line healthcare professionals at AIIMS Rishikesh for protection from #COVID19. The frame of face shield is 3D printed: IIT, Roorkee pic.twitter.com/NvKqzRbFl0
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2020
Maharashtra: Dr. Milind Kulkarni, a Pune based scientist has developed polymer swabs to collect samples of COVID-19 patients, he says,"To prepare this polymer-based kit we have used polypropylene material to make the stick of the swab & polyester fiber to make the swab portion"
If all lights are switched off at once it might lead to failure of grid. All our emergency services will fail and it might take a week's time to restore power. I would appeal to the public to light candles and lamps without switching off lights: Nitin Raut, Maharashtra Energy Minister
US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University: AFP news agency
East Coast Railway is converting 261 coaches into isolation wards to prepare for a fight against Coronavirus. Out of 261, 46 coaches are being converted into isolation wards at Coaching Depot, Bhubaneswar.
East Coast Railway is converting 261 coaches into isolation wards to prepare for a fight against #Coronavirus. Out of 261, 46 coaches are being converted into isolation wards at Coaching Depot, Bhubaneswar. #Odisha pic.twitter.com/dDeMJUb5BL
— ANI (@ANI) April 3, 2020
Isolation coaches have been prepared by the Indian Railways to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic; visuals from Rajendra Nagar Terminal railway station, Patna in East Central Railway zone.
Mathura: Foreign nationals residing in Vrindavan prepared food for the needy amid lockdown, in wake of Coronavirus outbreak.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 3, 2020