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Coronavirus March 29 Highlights: Cases In India Cross 1,000; Centre Asks States To Seal Borders To Stop Migrants

More Than 30,000 People Have Died Worldwide In The Coronavirus Pandemic, Two-thirds Of Them In Europe, According To An AFP Tally.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 30 Mar 2020, 12:27:55 AM
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Centre has asked state governments and Union Territory administrations to effectively seal state and district borders to stop movements of migrant workers during lockdown (Photo Credit: ANI)

New Delhi:

The total number of positive coronavirus people in India inched closer to 1,000 on Sunday while the death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 25, according to the Union Health Ministry. The ministry reported fresh deaths in six states, with one death each from Delhi, Gurjarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Telengana. In its updated data at 10 am, the ministry said the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country is 867, while 86 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated. The overall 979 cases in the country included 48 foreigners, it said.

Meanwhile, the Centre asked state governments and Union Territory administrations to effectively seal state and district borders to stop movements of migrant workers during lockdown. They have been asked to ensure that there is no movement of people across cities or on highways as the lockdown continues. 

More than 30,000 people have died worldwide in the coronavirus pandemic, two-thirds of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally. In total, 30,003 lives have been lost with 21,334 of those in Europe where Italy has the highest number of fatalities with 10,023 deaths, followed by Spain with 5,690, the tally based on official information sources found. Meanwhile, deaths from new coronavirus in the United States surged past 2,000 Saturday, doubling in just three days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. (With Agency Inputs)

Two more Coronavirus positive cases reported in Goa; one person has travel history to Bahamas, another person was in contact with one of the three positive patients. Both from Goa & already under quarantine. Total 5 positive cases in Goa now: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant


A high-level meeting of Union Ministers on COVID-19, underway at the residence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Home Minister Amit Shah, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan & other senior ministers also at the meeting.


Current count of COVID-19 positive cases in Maharashtra is 196 - Mumbai & Thane Region 107,Pune 37,Nagpur 13, Ahmednagar 03, Ratnagiri 01, Aurangabad 01, Yavatmal 03, Miraj 25, Satara 02,Sindhudurg 01, Kolhapur 01, Jalgaon 01,Buldhana 01: Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra Health Minister

45-year-old COVID-19 positive man dies in Buldhana, Maharashtra. The exact cause behind his death is yet to be ascertained: State Health Department


1866 people have been arrested & 329 FIRs lodged in connection with violation of Coronavirus Lockdown in Uttarakhand so far. 155 people arrested today: Police

Five Pakistan nationals successfully returned to Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border today. These individuals had come to India on medical visas and they were stranded in Noida/New Delhi due to coronavirus - related restrictions: Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi

Punjab govt is in discussion with Radha Soami Satsang Beas, which has already offered its buildings as quarantine facilities, to allow migrant labourers to stay there as these people would be needed for wheat harvesting in the fields in two weeks’ time: State Govt

Two COVID-19 positive cases (US return) from Porur admitted at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, discharged today after they tested negative twice. They'll be home quarantined for next 14 days: Dr C Vijayabaskar, Tamil Nadu Health Minister.

Nepal extends the suspension of international flights till 15th April 2020.

Number of #COVID19 positive cases in Bihar rises to 11 (5 in Patna, 3 in Munger, and 1 each in Nalanda, Siwan & Lakhisarai): Bihar Health Department

Government has said that anyone found violating the coronavirus lockdown will be sent to 14 days' quarantine.

Update: 4 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Gautam Budh Nagar. A total of 31 people have tested positive in the district till now, ANI reports quoting Rakesh Chauhan, District Information Officer

A 31-year-old man, who came in contact with a British citizen, has tested positive for coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar's Dadri area, taking the total number of cases in the district to 27, officials said on Sunday.

A First Officer with SpiceJet has tested positive for COVID-19. Test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March 2020. Last domestic flight he operated was on March 21 from Chennai to Delhi and since then he had quarantined himself at home. As a precautionary measure, all crew and staff who had been in direct contact with him have been asked to self-quarantine by staying at home for the next 14 days. All measures are being taken to provide appropriate medical care to him: SpiceJet : SpiceJet

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering suggestions on COVID-19. Gandhi says 'we stand together with the government in fighting and overcoming this tremendous challenge'



The central government has directed states to ensure no movement of people across cities. All arrangements be made for migrant labourers at their place of work including timely payment of wages. Action should be taken against those asking students/labourers to vacate. 

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, MoS Suresh Angadi to donate one month's salary to PM-CARES fund to fight COVID-19. 13 lakh Railway employees to donate one day's salary equalling to Rs 151 crore: India Railways

5 more people test positive in Kashmir- two from Srinagar, two from Budgam and one from Baramulla: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), J&K Govt

A 40-year old coronavirus patient has passed away in Mumbai, she was admitted yesterday following severe respiratory complications and was also a hypertension patient. This is the seventh corona virus-related death in Maharashtra

COVID-19: Here's The Statewide Data Of Positive Cases


# Maharashtra has the highest number of deaths at six followed by Gujarat (4), Karnataka (3), Madhya Pradesh (2), Delhi (2) and one each from Kerala, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.


# Maharashtra also has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far at 186, including three foreign nationals, followed by Kerala at 182, including eight foreign nationals.


# In Telangana, the number of cases has gone up to 66, including 10 foreigners while Karnataka has reported 76 cases till now.


# The number of cases in Rajasthan has climbed to 54, including two foreigners.


# Uttar Pradesh has reported 55 cases, including a foreigner while in Gujarat, it has gone up to 53, including one foreign national.


# In Tamil Nadu 42 people, including six foreigners, have tested positive.


# The number of positive cases in Delhi has gone up to 39, including a foreigner.


# Punjab has reported 38 cases, while 33 COVID-19 cases have so far been detected in Haryana, including 14 foreigners.


# Madhya Pradesh has recorded 30 cases, Jammu and Kashmir 31, West Bengal 17, Andhra Pradesh 14 and Ladakh has reported 13 COVID-19 cases.


# Bihar has nine cases, Chandigarh eight and Chhattisgarh has reported six cases so far.


# Uttarakhand has six cases, including a foreigner.


# Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each.


# Nine cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Goa has reported three coronavirus cases.


# Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported one case each

Dr. PK Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister forms 10 groups for tackling various emergencies. Review meeting chaired by Dr. Mishra begins in Prime Minister's Office.

Churches cancel Sunday Mass in Puducherry in view of coronavirus pandemic.

CBSE has decided to contribute Rs 21,00,000 from all employees who have voluntarily come forward to donate their salaries. Accordingly, Group 'A' employees have donated two-day salary and Group 'B' and 'C' employees one day salary to PMCARES fund: Anurag Tripathi, CBSE.

A couple has been tested positive for coronavirus in Ghaziabad's Mohan Nagar. They have been admitted to the isolation ward in District hospital Ghaziabad. 

"I understand that no one wants to break rules deliberately, but there are some people who are doing so. To them, I will say that if they don't follow this lockdown, it will be difficult to protect ourselves from the danger of coronavirus," PM Modi said.


The prime minister also praised people helping in the fight against COVID-19.


"There are many soldiers who are fighting coronavirus, not from their homes but from outside their homes. These are our front line soldiers-especially our brothers and sisters on duty as nurses, doctors and paramedical staff," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday apologised to countrymen for taking harsh steps to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Speaking in his 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme, the prime minister accepted that these harsh steaps have caused difficulties to people, especially the poor. 


"I know some of you would be angry with me also. But these tough measures were needed to win this battle," he said. 


PM Modi said that the battle against COVID-19 is a tough one and it did require such harsh decisions. It is important to keep the people of India safe.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 979, according to the latest figures released by Union health ministry. These 979 COVID-19 cases include 87 cases who have been cured/discharged/migrated and 25 people who died due to the virus. There are 867 active cases of COVID-19 in the country. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation through his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 AM today.



Any worker or employee infected with coronavirus and in isolation for treatment will get 28 days of paid leave from their employer across Noida and Greater Noida, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration has ordered. (READ THE FULL STORY HERE)

China has reported 45 new coronavirus cases including one locally transmitted case while the death toll due to COVID-19 reached 3,300 with five new fatalities, health officials said Sunday. (PTI)

Canadian PM's Wife Recoveres From Coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife said Saturday that she has recovered from COVID-19. "I am feeling so much better," Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said in a statement on social media. She said she received the clearance from her doctor.

An infant who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died, the first known death of a child younger than a year old infected with the virus in the United States. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported Saturday the death of the infant in Chicago. (PTI)

The 275 Indian citizens evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran have arrived in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, says officials

Madhya Pradesh: Five more COVID-19 cases has been reported in state taking the tally to 39, PTI reports quoting officials

Maharashtra: Seven more COVID-19 cases reported in the state. Total number of cases in the state rises to 193.

No fuel crisis in India; more than adequate petrol, diesel, LPG available to last beyond lockdown period: IOC Chairman Sanjiv Singh tells PTI

5th COVID-19 Death In Gujarat

A 45-year-old COVID-19 patient died today in Ahmedabad. He was suffering from diabetes. A total of five deaths have been reported from Gujarat: Health & Family Welfare Department, Gujarat Government

COVID-19 Patient Dies In Srinagar

One COVID-19 patient has died in Srinagar this morning, confirms Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), J&K Govt. Two people have died in Jammu and Kashmir till now due to coronavirus

Deaths from new coronavirus in the United States surged past 2,000 Saturday, doubling in just three days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. 

More than 30,000 people have died worldwide in the coronavirus pandemic, two-thirds of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally. In total, 30,003 lives have been lost with 21,334 of those in Europe where Italy has the highest number of fatalities with 10,023 deaths, followed by Spain with 5,690, the tally based on official information sources found. 

On Saturday evening, government data showed 19 confirmed deaths in India due to the novel coronavirus outbreak with over 800 active cases.  

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First Published : 29 Mar 2020, 09:41:03 AM

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