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India has recorded 216,919 total confirmed cases, 6,075 deaths, 104,107 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
India has recorded 207,615 total confirmed cases, 5,815 deaths, 100,303 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday evening.
India has recorded 158,333 confirmed cases, 4,531 deaths, 67,692 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
India has recorded 112,359 confirmed cases, 3,435 deaths, 45,300 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
India has recorded 106,750 confirmed cases, 3,303 deaths, 42,298 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday evening.
India has recorded 10,1139 confirmed cases, 3,163 deaths, 39,174 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday evening.
India has recorded 78,003 confirmed cases, 2,549 deaths, 26,235 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
India has recorded 67,152 confirmed cases, 2,206 deaths, 20,917 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Monday evening.
PM Modi urged states for ‘broad strategy’ on lockdown by 15 May.
Bihar government says COVID-19 lockdown should be extended until end-May.
India has recorded 52,952 confirmed cases, 1,783 deaths, 15,267 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
Three special trains for tomorrow from Surat to Odisha have been cancelled.
Maharashtra will only carry out thermal screening for migrants.
More than 4,500 people leave Arunachal in four days, say reports.
Air India flight with 177 Indians takes off from Dubai in the evening.
J&K tests more than 3,000 samples for coronavirus.
Odisha announces Ganjam district as red zone.
Government of Assam says people returning from red zone to be kept under institutional quarantine.
Stranded Indians to be quarantined mandatorily, says Defence Ministry.
India has recorded 49,391 confirmed cases, 1,694 deaths, 14,183 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday evening.
CRPF re-opens headquarters.
11 inmates and three staffers at Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad test positive in one week.
Mumbai COVID-19 cases cross 10,000.
Tomorrow, five flights will bring back Indians citizens stranded in Saudi Arabia.
Centre to try to resume bus transport soon.
India has recorded 46,711 confirmed cases, 1,583 deaths, 13,161 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday evening.
India has sent three ships to evacuate citizens from Maldives and UAE.
PM Modi chaired a meeting of the task force on development of a vaccine against coronavirus COVID-19.
The lockdown in India has been extended till May 17. Telangana extends lockdown until 29 May.
Liquor shops not allowed to open from tomorrow in Mumbai. Non-essential outlets in Mumbai to remain shut.
Over 300,000 people in Gulf registered for evacuation.
India has recorded 42,836 confirmed cases, 1,389 deaths, 11,762 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Monday evening.
India has recorded 35,365 confirmed cases, 1,152 deaths, 9,065 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Friday evening.
India has recorded 33,050 confirmed cases, 1,074 deaths, 8,325 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday morning.
The Government of Bihar to carry out door-to-door screening of people in hotspot districts.
Two Shillong coronavirus-infected patients test negative in consecutive tests.
The Government of Uttar Pradesh plans to bring back migrants in staggered way.
Gurugram district administration issues stricter measures on intra-district movement.
Cashew processing units in Karanataka’s Mangaluru resume operation
No NSG personnel infected by coronavirus, says Assam Police.
Over 100,000 NRIs from Kerala want to return home due to job loss, says state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
India has recorded 31,787 confirmed cases, 1,008 deaths, 7,797 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday evening.
In the last seven days, no new COVID-19 case has been reported in Himachal Pradesh.
Karnataka deputy CM turns out negative in COVID-19 test.
Face masks mandatory after 1 May, says Srinagar District Magistrate.
CBSE exams will be held once the situation turns normal.
Centre is working to increase testing capacity to 100,000 tests per day soon.
Kerala government makes it mandatory to wear face masks from tomorrow.
MHA allows the movement of stranded migrants. States required to mutually approve the movement of stranded migrants. Those undertaking travel will be quarantined by state authorities.
Government of West Bengal to allow relaxations in restrictions in green and orange zones.
India has recorded 29,974 confirmed cases, 937 deaths, 7,027 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday evening.
India’s productive capabilities in the pharma sector will be available to help citizens of the world against the COVID-19 pandemic fight, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Area in Shaheen Bagh of Delhi identified as containment zone, taking the number of containment zones to 100.
Southwest Delhi District Magistrate tests negative.
Andhra Pradesh sets up death audit committee on Coronavirus.
78% of coronavirus-infected patients are male in Harayana, and the highest number of cases is in the age group of 25 to 34 years, says state health minister.
Centre urges states to keep private hospitals, clinics functional.
India has recorded 28,380 confirmed cases, 886 deaths, 6,362 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Monday evening.
Coronavirus-infected patient discharged after receiving plasma therapy in Delhi’s Max Hospital.
Northern Railway manufactures 1,500 PPE in a day.
Delhi now has 97 containment zones with the addition of two more zones.
Six members of Kurnool MP’s family test positive in Andhra Pradesh.
No fresh case reported in Himachal Pradesh for three days.
India has recorded 23,077 confirmed cases, 718 deaths, 4,749 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Friday morning.
With three new containment zones in Delhi, total now stands at 92.
Assam Police arrests 137 people for not wearing masks in Guwahati.
Kerala govt traces and tests all Tablighi attendees.
Odisha announces 60-hour shutdown in three districts.
Union Health Ministry says 1,229 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours.
AIIMS says use of plasma from recovered coronavirus patients has started.
Cabinet gives approval to ordinance making attacks on doctors and nurses a non-bailable offence.
-India has recorded 21,700 confirmed cases, 686 deaths, 4,325 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
Telangana extends the home quarantine period from 14 to 28 days.
The recovery rate from COVID-19 in Jharkhand stands at 16.32%.
Nearly 500,000 individuals tested for COVID-19, says ICMR.
Central Railway says all passenger trains suspended until 3 May.
Lockdown gives times for railway network maintenance work in Mumbai.
Agricultural activities resume in several parts of Arunachal Pradesh amid lockdown .
Karnataka eases restrictions to enable limited economic activity.
-India has recorded 20.471 confirmed cases, 652 deaths, 3,960 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday evening.
Karnataka relaxes lockdown rules from midnight of 23 April.
Two flights from Myanmar will carry back 258 pilgrims stranded at Bodh Gaya.
India prepares rapid response teams for neighbouring countries Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
With an employee of Aviation Ministry employee testing positive for Covid-19, premises have been sealed.
Government issues guidelines for change of crew. The new guidelines help in returning of thousands of stuck seafarers.
India co-sponsors UN resolution urging for equitable access to vaccines to treat Covid-19.
Haryana allows construction activities in non-containment zones.
IIT Roorkee researchers have developed a portable Covid-19 screening in collaboration with Roorkee Nagar Nigam for collection of blood samples of suspected cases.
South Korean firm SD Biosensor Healthcare commences production for rapid antibody testing kits in India.
-India has recorded 18,985 confirmed cases, 603 deaths, 3,260 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday evening.
-220 Indians stranded in Japan.
-Cars of visitors are sanitised in the Parliament House Complex.
Housekeeper with Lok Sabha Secretariat found infected with coronavirus, reported PTI, citing sources.
RBI cut interest rates by 75 basis points (bps), pumped in over $50bn of liquidity into the financial system, reported Times of India.
BrahMos Aerospace provides Jabalpur administration with 500 PPE kits, 2,500 N-95 masks.
-India has recorded 17,656 confirmed cases, 559 deaths, 2,842 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Monday evening.
-India has recorded 16,116 confirmed cases, 519 deaths, 2,302 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Sunday evening.
India supplied hydroxychloroquine to countries around the world, Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan told G20 leaders.
Telangana extends lockdown until 7 May, while Karnataka extends until 21 April midnight.
Delhi has 79 containment zones with the addition of three new zones.
-India has recorded 14,387 confirmed cases, 480 deaths, 1,991 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Saturday evening.
-India has recorded 13,835 confirmed cases, 452 deaths, 1,767 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Friday evening.
Rajasthan becomes first Indian state to conduct Covid-19 rapid testing.
Husband of an Indian diplomat in the Indian Embassy of Brazil died due to Covid-19 in New York, US.
Andhra Pradesh secures 100,000 test kits from South Korea.
Government of Maharashtra orders house owners to not collect rent for three months.
Study on BCG feasibility for Covid-19 cure will be done by ICMR.
Ratio between recovered coronavirus-infected patients and deaths is at 80:20: Union Health ministry.
-India has recorded 12,759 confirmed cases, 420 deaths, 1,515 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
– 23 antibody rapid tests validated at NIV Pune, says ICMR.
-Railway Ministry says that all officers above Deputy secretaries will have to attend office with 100% attendance from Monday.
India supplies Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to 55 countries.
NCERT makes an alternative academic calendar to involve school students during lockdown.
-India has recorded 11,933 confirmed cases, 392 deaths, 1,344 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday evening.
Train and Air Travel will stand suspended until 3 May.
The government issues new guidelines for phase 2 of the coronavirus lockdown.
Activities such as agriculture, industries in rural areas are allowed after 20 April to reduce hardships to public.
Gujarat Police hires cyber volunteers to tackle fake news.
MHA allows construction activities in rural area.
-India has recorded 10,815 confirmed cases, 353 deaths, 1,190 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday evening.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the country-wide lockdown until 3 May. He also said that some states that could avoid being the hotspots may be allowed to resume important activities.
ICMR stated that besides the COVID-19 testing kits available in the country that are expected to last for six weeks, a new installment of RT-PCR kits have also been secured.
The Indian Railways said it would completely refund the amount to its online customers for trains cancelled up to 3 May, while those booked at the counters can collect their refund until 31 July.
-India has recorded 9,352 active cases, 324 deaths, 980 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Monday evening.
-Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the country at 10am tomorrow.
– Supreme Court has deferred for four weeks the petitions before it which sought orders to bring the stranded Indians from several countries overseas.
– Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and election commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra take a voluntary 30% reduction in their basic pay for one year beginning this month.
India has recorded 8,447 active cases, 273 deaths, 765 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Sunday evening.
India has recorded 7,529 active cases, 242 deaths, 653 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Saturday evening.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, following a four-hour virtual meeting with at least 13 chief ministers on video conference today, has extended lockdown by two weeks after the requests of the chief ministers.
India has recorded 5,865 active cases, 169 deaths, 478 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
Union Urban Affairs Ministry revamps Swachhta-MoHUA mobile app to deal with coronavirus crisis
464 cases have been registered under section 188 of IPC on lockdown violators in Mumbai yesterday.
Union Government launches a training module for the management of Covid-19. This module is called ‘Integrated Govt. Online training’ (iGOT) portal on DIKSHA platform of HRD Ministry.
Odisha extends lockdown until 30 April and becomes the first Indian state to do so.
Disinfection tunnel installed at vegetable wholesale market entrance in Amritsar.
India has recorded 5,274 active cases, 149 deaths, 411 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday evening.
– PM Modi, CMs to decide on lockdown extension on 11 April.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study says that one sick person could infect up to 406 others in 30 days in case of no lockdown.
India has recorded 4,789 active cases, 124 deaths, 352 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday evening.
DRDO and Wipro 3D have developed a full face shield
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is suspending bookings for trains run by it, until 30 April.
Centre informs Supreme Court that more than 22,000 government-run relief camps are functional across the country to provide shelter, food to the needy during the lockdown period.
ICMR issues guidelines for sample collection sites for coronavirus testing.
DRDO-made disinfectant chamber has been deployed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
A total of 1,14,015 samples have been tested for coronavirus as of 9 pm today: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Following 30% pay cut, MPs to lose another Rs 27,000 per month in allowances.
Coronavirus crisis can push around four billion workers of informal sector in the country deeper into poverty: International Labour Organisation report.
National Covid-19 task force forms five groups to accelerate research work.
India has recorded 4281 confirmed cases, 111 deaths, 319 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Monday evening.
-PM tells union ministers to prepare a graded plan to gradually open departments that are not Covid-19 hotspots.
President, PM, MPs to take salary cut to fund govt’s efforts to fight coronavirus.
Shooting World Cup slated to be held in Delhi in May cancelled due to coronavirus, reported PTI.
Out of the total number of cases, 330 people are linked to Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.
-Assam government warns people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, to report by today evening or face legal action.
– With 57 new cases, Covid-19 count touches 490 in Mumbai.
India has recorded 3219 active cases, 83 deaths, 274 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Sunday evening.
Over 7.5 million people are being provided food: Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Home Ministry.
CISF to offer enhanced protective gear to troops when airports, Delhi Metro get back to operations.: DG.
HDFC Bank secures mandate to get donation for PM Cares Fund.
India has recorded 3,072confirmed cases, 75 deaths, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Saturday evening.
India has recorded 2,547confirmed cases, 62 deaths and 163 cured cases, according to the latest update released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Friday evening.
PM Modi urges citizens to dispel the darkness spread by Covid-19 by lighting a candle on 5 April.
217 Indians evacuated from Italy and accommodated at ITBP quarantine centre test negative.
PM Narendra Modi holds telephonic conversation with Isreal PM Benjamin Netanyahu discuss Covid-19 pandemic.
Armed forces have dedicated 19 hospitals for Covid-19 treatment.
India has recorded fresh cases taking its total confirmed cases to 2,188, deaths to 67 and cured cases to 156 so far after the latest update of 2,069 confirmed cases, 53 deaths and 156 cured cases released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Thursday evening.
Common exit strategy necessary for ‘staggered’ relaxations after lockdown period ends: PM Modi tells CMs.
MHA directs CMs of States and UTs to help migrant labourers.
Snapdeal resumes essential goods delivery in 96 cities
Paytm partners with hotels to offer temporary accommodation for healthcare professionals.
LinkedIn offers free job postings for critical positions to support COVID-19.
Air India temporarily suspends contracts of around 200 pilots, who were re-employed following their retirement.
About 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts have been quarantined across country so far, according to the union health ministry.
India has so far recorded a total of 1,637 confirmed cases, 38 deaths and 133 cured cases, according to the figures released by the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare.
Cases have increased due to Tablighi Jamat meet in Delhi and there has been no national trend, says the Centre.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, N95 masks, are available in sufficient quantities.
Director-General of Civil Aviation has given special permission for cargo operations with passenger category aircraft during COVID-19 lockdown period.
-ICMR has carried out 47,951 tests until now. There are 126 labs in ICMR network, 51 private labs have been approved.
-Eight villages in Udhampur district of J&K are declared as red zones after 10 people from the place had attended the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin.-54 persons from Nagpur, who attended the Tablighi Jamat meet in Delhi have been quarantined.
-Around 110 people who attended Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi test positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu.
–12 attendees of Tablighi Jamaat test positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan.
India reports 32 deaths, while the total coronavirus COVID-19 cases have touched 1,251 on Monday, according to the latest figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the evening.
– Telangana government to reduce salaries of employees; fees of CM, state cabinet, MLAs to be reduced by 75%.
-Karnataka has told people under self quarantine to send 14 selfies everyday to the government.
-Punjab seals state borders and extends the curfew in the state until 14 April.
-Indian Navy personnel design oxygen-supply machine.
-Delhi requisites Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as COVID-19 facility
–Delhi government to file FIR against Nizammudin maulana; 174 suspected COVID-19 patients admitted at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Hospital.
– Reliance Industries commits Rs5bn to PM-CARES fund.
India reports 27 death cases, while the total coronavirus COVID-19 cases have touched 1,069 on Sunday. Some cured and confirmed cases are yetto figure in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s official update, which shows 1,024 cases, 27 deaths and 96 cured.
In a bid to fight the spread of coronavirus, Indian Railways extends services of all its hospitals all central government employees and their families.
More than 450 doctors recently recruited as medical officers for all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have been asked to immediately join duty, said ITBP DG told PTI.
Until today, ICMR has conducted 34,931 tests. Capacity utilization in the ICMR network is around 30%.
113 labs are operational within the ICMR network and 47 private labs have been given approval for testing: Union Health Ministry.
Violators of lockdown will be put under 14 days of quarantine, warns government.
India reports 23rd death case while the total coronavirus COVID-19 cases have touched 940 on Saturday. Death cases were reported from Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, and Kerala. These death cases, some cured and confirmed cases are yet to figure in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s official update, which shows 909 cases, 19 deaths and 80 cured.
Indian government unveiled stimulus package to help those hit by the 21-day lockdown.
India has 111 govt testing labs, and only 30% of facilities are put to use. 44 private laboratories granted approval for testing COVID-19 so far. 500,000 additional testing kits have come from US, says ICMR.
Mylab Discovery, in the western city of Pune, became the first Indian firm to get full approval to make and sell testing kits. It shipped the first batch of 150 to diagnostic labs in Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa and Bengaluru (Bangalore) this week. The kit gives the diagnosis in two and a half hours while the imported testing kits take six-seven hours.
Centre tells state govts to set up health check-up camps and tents for migrant labourers travelling back to their native places.
Focus right now is to construct Covid-19 hospitals, sample testing, contact-tracing and social distancing: Union Health ministry.
481 Indian evacuees monitored at IBTP quarantine facility in Delhi.
Tata Trusts commits Rs5bn to fight coronavirus.
To combat COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Railways prepare isolation coaches in trains.
Karnataka’s third death reported yesterday, of a 60-year-old man at a hospital in Tumakuru, is yet to figure in the Union list.
Three deaths reported in Rajasthan have died due to comorbid conditions.
India reports 21th death case while the total coronavirus COVID-19 cases have touched 859 on Friday. Death cases were reported from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. These death cases, some cured and confirmed cases are yet to figure in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s official update, which shows 724 cases, 17 deaths and 67 cured.
-RBI permits banks to allow three month moratorium on EMI payment.
– Several hundreds booked for violating lockdown restrictions.
-Centre improves measures for essential items supply.
– Moody’s cuts India’s economic growth in 2020 calendar year to 2.5% from 5.3%.
-ICMR floats tender to buy 1 million test kits.
India reports 17th death case while the total coronavirus COVID-19 cases have touched 694 on Thursday. Two death cases were reported from Gujarat since yesterday evening and one from Jammu and Kashmir and Tamil Nadu. One death case and some cured cases are yet to figure in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s official update, which shows 694 cases, 16 deaths and 45 cured.
-A 47-year-old coronavirus suspect patient with no travel history dies in Indore. His test result awaited, say health officials.
– A 65-year-old woman from Mumbai who was infected with coronavirus, dies. State health department is yet to ascertain the cause of death.
– Gujarat records two new deaths: a 70-yr-old man from Bhavnagar while another is of a 83-year-old woman with travel history to Saudi Arabia.
-65-year-old dies in Srinagar.
-Jharkhand to give two months of ration in advance.
-A 56-year old man, who suspected he had contracted the coronavirus infection, ended his life in Udupi district of Karnataka.
-ICMR invites quotations from manufacturers for supply of COVID-19 test kits.
-SpiceJet flight to take 142 Iran-returned Indians to Jodhpur quarantine facility.
-Airbus to reduce wing production for three weeks.
-Centre to pay the provident fund contributions for three months of any company with 90% staff drawing less than Rs 15,000 as salary every month.
India reports 11th death case while the total coroanvirus COVID-19 cases have touched 625 on Wednesday. The 11th death case in India was reported from Madhya Pradesh. Several cases from various states have been reported that are yet to figure in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s official update, which shows 561 cases, nine deaths and 41 cured.
-Mumbai’s well known chef Floyd Cardoz dies of coronavirus in US.
-Information about coronavirus available on WhatsApp helpline number 90131 51515.
-Social distancing can help counter spread of coronavirus, says PM Modi.
-An evacuation flight took off from Goa International Airport with 121 passengers to Russia.
-Essential commodities in urban and rural areas will be available for 21 days, says Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar.
Mizoram reports its first coronavirus case. Maharashtra reports 122 cases while Kerala has 106 active cases.
-In his address at 8pm today, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced lockdown for 21 days from 12am today as the country records 552 coronavirus cases and ten deaths. Across several states, the numbers have been significantly increasing with each passing day. The figure released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shows 519 cases.
-PM announces Rs150bn for people infected with coronavirus.
–Maharashtra corrects the COVID-19 death toll, stating that the Philippines man had recovered from coronavirus two weeks back but died of renal failure. The state, however, recorded another death of a 63-year-old man from Mumbai.
–Kerala’s active coronavirus cases touch 105, while four have been cured. Maharashtra tops second with 101 cases.
-Tihar Prison plans to release around 3,000 prisoners to ease congestion in jails over COVID-19 threat. However, dangerous criminals will not be released.
-According to media reports, Manipur records its first coronavirus case in Imphal but the health authorities are yet to confirm.
– Ayushman Bharat scheme likely to cover COVID-19 test and treatment.
-Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that firms’ expenditure to fight the COVID-19 pandemic will be considered under CSR activities.
-Petrol and diesel sale at the pumps in Pune have been stopped to stop people from going out.
-Karnataka’s Davangere MP GM Siddeshwara’s daughter Ashwini tests positive.
-Work on hospitals for COVID-19 begins in Gujarat, Assam, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu-Kashmir.
-The Indian Council of Medical Research says 118 laboratories tested and three testing kits have been approved.
-Centre has ordered all states in India to impose lockdown as the cases have touched 478 so far and the country records ninth death today. The latest deaths are reported in Maharashtra of a 68-year-old man from the Philippines, and in West Bengal of a 55-year-old man.
-Several new cases from Maharashtra,Chandigarh, Haryana, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana have been reported since the last update of 390 cases released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 23 March morning.
– Legal action will be initiated against people violating lockdown measures, said a government notification.
-Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that some people are not taking the lockdown seriously and urged people to protect themselves and their families.
-Maharashtra announces curfew in entire state due to coronavirus outbreak.
-China prepared to share its experience and offer assistance to control coronavirus spread with India.
-Bajaj Auto announces temporary closure of manufacturing facilities.
-Reliance Industries to increase capacity to manufacture 100,000 face masks per day.
-India records seventh death of its national, while the total confirmed cases due to COVID-19 coronavirus has touched 397 so far, with the inclusion of several new cases from Maharashtra,Chandigarh, Haryana, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana. These new cases do not figure in the latest update of 360 cases released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 22 March evening.
The new death cases have been reported in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Bihar. In Maharashtra, this is the second death due to COVID-19, while Bihar and Gujarat reported their first fatalities.
– The death case reported in Patna is yet to be confirmed as COVID-19 casualty by Bihar, says Union Health ministry.
-12 states including Telangana and Delhi announce lockdown until 31 March.
-Section 144 imposed from 9 pm to 12 am (midnight) in Bangalore city.
-With local coronavirus transmission rising, it is reported that India has moved to stage 3 of COVID-19. Five of the ten people reported to be positive in Maharashtra today got the infection through local transmission, says state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said. The other five had recent foreign travel history. Meanwhile, Delhi government said that -six cases are infected through local transmission.
-India observes Janta curfew today. According to media reports, cities across the country wear deserted look.
-263 Indian students and compassionate cases departed for India by Air India flight from Rome, said Indian Embassy in Italy.
– Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issues guidelines for private laboratories for coronavirus testing. The maximum cost for testing samples has been put at Rs 4,500, which includes Rs 1,500 for screening test and additional Rs 3,000 for confirmation test.
-International commercial passenger flights are not allowed to land in India from today for one week, according to the advisory by Government of India.
– Railways suspends all train services until 31 March.
-Karnataka has sealed its borders with neighbouring states, and the government announces free ration for two months.
-75 coronavirus-hit districts go on lockdown until the end of this month. There will be no trains, metros or buses to these districts. State government will categorise what ‘essential services’ are in these districts.
-People come out on their balconies to clap, clang utensils and ring bells in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to express their gratitude to those offering essential services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
– 60 labs are operational in India to carry out COVID-19 tests
-ICMR director general Balram Bhargava says: “We have conducted 15,000-17,000 tests so far. We have the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests per day, it means we can conduct 50,000-70,000 per week.” He further added that 80% of people infected with coronavirus will only have minor fever and cold.
-IIT Delhi develops affordable test for COVID-19.
– Maruti Suzuki stops production at Gurgaon, Manesar facilities due to COVID-19 pandemic.
India records fifth death while the total confirmed cases due to COVID-19 coronavirus has touched 320, with the inclusion of several cases from Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Punjab, Gujarat, West Bengal, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan. These new cases do not figure in the latest update of 283 cases released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 21 March evening. The fifth coronavirus-linked death in India has been reported in Rajasthan, of an Italian national. Madhya Pradesh reports its first coronavirus cases.
-Maharashtra postpones Class 10 exams, while West Bengal postpones Class 12 exams.
-Delhi couple asked to deboard from Rajdhani for breaching quarantine norms.
-UP Health Minister, who attended Kanika Kapoor’s party, tests negative for Covid-19.
-Air India flight to evacuate Indians from Rome today.
-Tamil Nadu Assembly session to end on 31 March, before scheduled date.
-Private labs can conduct Covid-19 tests, says Maharashtra government.
Rajasthan Government declares lockdown until 31 March. Only essential services will remain operational and shops selling daily necessities such as vegetables, dairy and medical items will remain open.
-India records fifth death while the total confirmed cases due to COVID-19 coronavirus has touched 246, with the inclusion of 12 cases from Kerala, four from Chandigarh, three from Gujarat, two from Himachal Pradesh, and one from Punjab and Telangana. These new cases do not figure in the latest update of 223 cases released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 20 March evening. The fifth coronavirus-linked death in India has been reported in Rajasthan.
-New cases have been reported from Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Ladakh.
– PM Modi discusses ways with chief ministers to cut down the spread of coronavirus.
– There is no community transmission of coronavirus COVID-19 in India, says Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
-Maharashtra announces lockdown in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.
-Goa tourism body estimates loss of Rs10bn.
– Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla takes part in conference call with counterparts from some Indo-Pacific nations.
– JNU orders students to vacate hostels.
– Centre sets up a Whatsapp helpdesk for coronavirus COVID-19.
-Traders across India to close down their business in support of Janata (citizen) Curfew, says traders body CAIT.
– Man booked for spreading false information on Covid-19 in Maharashtra.
– Baby Doll singer Kanika Kapoor is infected with coronavirus. She not only hid her travel history but also held a party at a five-star hotel. She is under treatment at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) hospital in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh, former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and BJP MP Dushyant Singh go into self-quarantine after attending the party. TMC MP Derek O’Brien goes into self-quarantine as he sat besides Dushyant Singh.
– Fourteen firms including Swiss firm Roche Diagnostics India are granted test license by the drug regulator DCGI to evaluate quality of COVID-19 testing kits. Other than Roche Diagnostics India, the remaining are Indian companies, including CoSara Diagnostics and CPC Diagnostics.
-India records fourth death while the total confirmed cases due to COVID-19 coronavirus has touched 188, with the inclusion of seven new cases from Telangana, two each from Maharashtra, Gujarat, and one each from Kerala and Karnataka. These new cases do not figure in the latest update of 173 cases released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 19 March evening. The fourth coronavirus-linked death in India has been reported in Punjab.
– Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and the union territory of Chandigarh have reported their first coronavirus cases today.
– Government of India orders no commerical international flight to land in India for one week from 22 March.
– Centre confirms 276 Indians infected with coronavirus abroad.
–Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls on for self-imposed citizen curfew on 22 March in a preparatory move to fight the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19.
– A group of entrepreneurs write to Prime Minister Modi, suggesting lockdown for two to three weeks to contain the spread of COVID-19.
– Indian Embassy says wellness facility established for coronavirus positive Indians in Iran.
– A total of 201 Indians have been evacuated from Iran on 18 March, said Aviation joint secretary.
– An Indian infected with coronavirus dies in Iran, said Ministry of External Affairs.
-Arunachal Pradesh bans entry of visitors.
-Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy direcctor Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan told BBC that India must prepare for a tsunami of coronavirus COVID-19 cases.
-India reports third death while the total confirmed cases due to COVID-19 coronavirus has touched 162, with the inclusion of new 18 cases from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi/NCR, and Jammu and Kashmir, which do not figure in the latest update of 151 cases released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 18 March evening.
– PM chairs high-level meeting on COVID-19 situation and will address the country tomorrow at 8pm.
-With a total of 45 COVID-19 coronavirus cases, Maharashtra tops the list.–In a first case for the Indian Army, its soldier has tested positive in Ladakh (See details in Ladakh). The Indian Army has now quarantined all the soldiers who were in contact with this Ladakh Scouts jawan.
-In view of the growing demand for hand sanitisers, reseachers of CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology developed hand sanitizer with natural flavours, active tea constituents and alcohol content. It does not include parabens, triclosan, synthetic fragrance and phthalates.
-Indian Railways cancels 80 trains due to low occupancy.
– Norway national testing positive for coronavirus COVID-19 is a ‘hoax’, says Goa Health Minister.
– 167 patients suspected to be infected with coronavirus go missing in Ludhiana and only 29 could be traced.
– Older adults in the country are least fearful of being infected with coronavirus, finds YouGov survey.
-Maharashtra to open eight more coronavirus testing labs.
A Home Ministry spokesperson said: “No airline will bring any passenger from Australia, Belgium, Bulgeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom effective 12 GMT March 12 at Port of departure.”
-Out of the 276 infected Indians, 255 are in Iran, 12 in UAE, five in Italy, one each in Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Rwanda, and Hong Kong.
-India reports third death while the total confirmed cases due to COVID-19 coronavirus has touched 140, with new cases reported from Pondicherry (Puducherry) and West Bengal (See details in Pondicherry and West Bengal), after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s last update on 17 March evening. India’s third death case was recorded in Maharashtra, with previous death cases reported in Karnataka and Delhi. Haryana too reported its first coronavirus case. (See details in Haryana).
-India is heading towards a countrywide lockdown mode.
-Indian economy is not immune to coronavirus pandemic, says RBI Governor.
– Mandatory quarantine of passengers coming from UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait.
-Taj Mahal will be shut down until 31 March; ASI closes 3,000 monuments and 200 museums in the wake of increasing cases of coronavirus.
-India is in the second transmission stage of the pandemic Covid-19 coronavirus, say health experts.
-Rich food items, books to read are provided to coronavirus suspect patients at Government Medical College Hospital in Kerala.
-IIT Kanpur tells students to vacate hostels and campus by 19 March.
-Domestic and international airlines urge Centre to cut down aeronautical tariff due to falling demand for tickets in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
-MoS External Affairs V Muraleedharan has tested negative for COVID-19. He was under self-quarantine after he had reportedly come into contact with a doctor in Thiruvananthapuram who had tested positive for the virus.
– Officials of the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said they cannot confirm whether more than 250 Indians in Iran have tested positive for novel coronavirus.
– Indian Army establishes quarantine facilities in over eight places.
– GoAir cancels international flights from 17 March to 15 April.
-MEA cannot confirm if over 250 Indians in Iran have tested positive for coronavirus.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in India has touched 128, with Maharashtra reporting two more cases in the evening in addition to the earlier four cases, Kerala confirming three cases in the evening in addition to the two earlier, Karnataka recording four cases and one by Telangana. These cases are not included in the latest official update of 114 released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 16 March evening. So far, India has recorded two corona virus deaths – one in Karnataka and the other in Delhi. Maharashtra tops the list with 39 confirmed positive cases. Kerala, which is the second top state in the list, has 24 positive active cases.
-Odisha reports its first coronavirus case today.
-The confirmed cases in J&K and Ladakh have increased by one each to touch three and four, respectively. Further details of these cases are awaited.
– The Ministry of External Affairs has established a special cell to coordinate with overseas Indians on issues regarding the pandemic COVID-19. They can reach out to the ministry at Control Room: 1800118797 (toll free), +91- 11- 23012113, +91- 11- 23014104, +91- 11- 23017905, 91- 011-23018158 (fax number), and email address — email@example.com.
– Central government recommends the closure of educational institutions until 31 March.
– India bans passengers from EU countries, UK and Turkey until the end of this month.
– The fourth batch of 53 Indians from Iran has come today. They are being quarantined at the Army facility in Jaisalmer.
-Union Health Ministry said that 5,200 people who came in contact with positive cases are being kept under surveillance.
– Centre proposes social distancing measures until 31 March.
-Sensex drops more than 2,200 points, Nifty stands below 9,400.
– The total number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in India have touched 112, after fresh cases were reported from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Kerala following the latest official update of 107 by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 15 March afternoon.
– Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a video conference with all SAARC countries at 5 pm today, proposed an emergency fund to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the Indian sub-continent.
-First Air India flight from Milan with 218 Indians has arrived in Delhi airport. They are being quarantined for 14 days at Indo-Tibetan Border Police’s camp in Chhawla area of Delhi. Out of the 218 people, 211 are students.
-Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar said that 234 Indians in Iran have been evacuated and arrived in India. This includes 131 students and 103 pilgrims.
– India orders all paramilitary forces, including the CRPF, the ITBP, and the BSF, to keep quarantine camps for COVID-19 suspects ready as a preparatory initiative.
– Uttarakhand reports its first coronavirus case.
– India records second death and Delhi registers its first due to corona virus COVID-19, while coronavirus positive cases touched 84, according to the latest official update from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 14 March evening. Some fresh cases reported by health officials of states are yet to figure in the Union Government’s official update.
Quick update from state health officials on COVID-19
– Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope says 26 positive patients in the state. Furthermore, the state reports a suspected case to have died of coronavirus infection.
– Telangana reports one fresh coronavirus case today evening.
– Rajasthan health officials report fresh coronavirus case in a Jaipur man.
More roundup on Covid-19 pandemic in India
– A total of 12,29,363 passengers were screened at the airport.
– The Union Government declared Covid-19 as a ‘notified disaster’. It also an ex-gratia relief of Rs 4 lakh to families who died of the virus.
– India becomes fifth country in the world after Japan, Thailand, US and China to isolate the COVID-19 coronavirus virus strain. This is expected to help the country to expedite development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostic kits, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director general Balram Bhargava.
– Pakistan responds positively to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video conferencing offer with SAARC countries to discuss ways to deal with corona virus pandemic.
– Tihar Jail sets up isolation ward.
– IIT-D students have been asked to leave hostel by Sunday midnight in the wake of rise in coronavirus cases.
– WHO says Europe is currently the ‘epicentre’ of COVID-19.
– With corona cases increasing rapidly in the world, Badminton World Federation cancels all tournaments including India Open until 12 April.
– According to an ANI report, an Air India special flight took off from Delhi at 4:30 pm today to evacuate around 220 passengers from Milan, Italy. The flight will come back tomorrow.
– AIIMS director says non-veg food, hot or cold temp have nothing to do with coronavirus.
– The Padma Award Ceremony scheduled for 26th March and 3rd April stands postponed.
India records second death
– India records second death and Delhi registers its first due to corona virus COVID-19, while coronavirus positive cases have jumped to 86, with three fresh cases reported from Maharashtra, and one each from Manesar Army facility in Gurgaon and Jammu & Kmir, according to media reports. These cases were reported after a second official update of 81 cases including one death was issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 13 March evening. Out of the 81 cases, 64 are Indian nationals, 17 are foreign nationals.
-The second batch of 44 Indian pilgrims has returned to India, in Mumbai this afternoon, from coronavirus-hit Iran aboard an Iran Air plane. They will reach Jaisalmer soon. The first batch of 58 pilgrims reached in India on Tuesday.
– Four SAARC nations – Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives – supported Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal to devise a joint strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
– Even though India is preparing to facilitate the return of its nationals from coronavirus-hit Iran and Italy, it advised them to avoid non-essential overseas tours until the pandemic COVID-19 subsides as they could be quarantined for 14 days at least.
-Operators of private airport operators have asked the government to allow levying a fee on each flight ticket to cover expenses made by them to screen arriving passengers for coronavirus symptoms.
-In view of the coronavirus situation, JNU has suspended classes until April, IIT Delhi has cancelled all classes with immediate effect and IIM Ahmedabad has cancelled convocation slated for 21 March.
– BCCI postpones IPL 2020 from 29 March to 15 April.
– Jail inmates in Kerala to make masks in the wake of pandemic COVID-19.
– Air India flight to fly back Indians stranded in Milan. There are 200 Indian students in Milan.
India reports first coronavirus death
– India reports its first coronavirus Covid-19 death on 12 March. The virus has claimed the life of a 76 year-old man in Karnataka. The India corona virus Covid-19 cases have touched 76 on 12 March, with fresh cases reported in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra in the evening, after an official update of 73 was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Andhra Pradesh reports its first coronavirus case today. Of this total count of those infected with the pandemic coronavirus, 17 are foreign nationals.
-So far, India has screened 10,57,506 people for the pandemic covid-19.
-The Indian government has decided to quarantine itself from the rest of the world until 15 April in the wake of growing coronavirus cases in the country. It has suspended all visas with the exception of those for diplomatic, UN or international bodies, official and employment purposes.
– The WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak as ‘pandemic’.
–The cabinet secretary has announced that all states and union territories must invoke provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 as per which all advisories issued by the Union health ministry and state governments are enforceable.
-Ministry of External Affairs advised against conducting the IPL matches, which is slated to begin on 29 March, to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
– Kerala assembly passes a unanimous resolution against Centre’s circular stopping the entry of Indians from Covid-19-impacted countries. The circular was termed as ‘inhuman’ and ‘cruel’.
– 300 swabs of Indians in Iran are found to be positive with covid-19 coronavirus. There are more than 6,000 Indians stranded in various parts of Iran. Of this, 1,100 are pilgrims from the union territories of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, and the state of Maharashtra; 1,000 are fishermen from Kerala, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu; and 300 are students from Jammu and Kashmir; and the remaining are pursuing their livelihood.
-India plans to send three airplanes over the next three days to bring back stranded Indians from Iran.
– Delhi HC asks the Government of India to contact Indians stranded in Tehran.
– India coronavirus Covid-19 cases have touched 66 on 11 March 2020, after two fresh cases in Mumbai, three in Pune and one in Nagpur were reported by media reports. The fresh cases were reported after the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s corona virus update earlier today that released the figure as 60, with two new cases of coronavirus in Delhi and Rajasthan. Ten cases of coronavirus were reported since yesterday’s update, the ministry further added. Among these cases are eight from Kerala, and one each in Rajasthan and Delhi. India reports no corona virus death so far.
– India suspends all visas and e-visas granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain on or before 11 March.
– Besides visa restrictions that are already in place, people who have travelled from or have visited Italy or Republic of Korea recently and plan to enter India will now require a certificate indicating that they are negative for coronavirus from laboratories authorised by these countries.
– Through a letter, Kerala Chief Minister’s office has urged the Centre to immediately withdraw the advisory on restrictions imposed on people travelling from Italy to India. This would help Indians, who have booked tickets but stranded in airports of Italy, to reach India.
– Hundreds of Indian students are stranded in Italy, which imposed a lockdown.
– Due to fears over the spread of coronavirus, Air India’s flight from Milan, Italy was taken to an isolation bay at the IGI Airport in New Delhi. The flight had 70 passengers and crew. They are being screened for covid-19 according to the protocol.
– The condition of an 89-year-old coronavirus patient in Kerala is stated to critical.
– In a Karanataka coronavirus update, a 76-year-old man who is suspected to be infected with covid 19 dies in Karnataka, reported PTI. His throat swab has been sent for further testing to Bangalore.
– An Indian origin man, in his eighties, died of coronavirus in the UK.
– Two anti-HIV drugs were administered together on a patient with breathing problems, for the first time in India.
– International cruise ships can dock at ports only after having thermal screening facilities for passengers, crew, says Indian government.
– 83 persons, who arrived in Air India flight today from Italy, are being quarantined at Army facility at Manesar, Haryana.
-Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that the country has evacuated 948 people from coronavirus-hit countries. Out of this total count, 900 are Indian nationals, while 48 are from countries such as Myanmar, Maldives, Bangladesh, China, US, Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa, Madagascar, and Peru. 654 persons have been tested negative for corona virus and discharged, while 294 are being quarantined and not showing flu-like symptoms.
– Indian Railways announced that it has taken comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
-Ministry of Shipping has released Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for international cruise ships at major ports of India to handle coronavirus.
-The total count of India coronavirus cases have touched 50, according to the press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of the new corona virus cases, four positive cases are reported from Bengaluru and two cases from Pune. Of the 50 cases, 34 cases are Indian nationals and 16 are Italians.
– Manipur has closed its border with Myanmar in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
– The IAF C-17 Globemaster with 58 Indians evacuated from Tehran has landed in Ghaziabad.
– The Indian government has ordered the Central Armed Police Forces to prepare quarantine facilities to admit more than 5,400 people.
– Fresh cases of coronavirus in Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have been reported on 9 March 2020, taking the total cases of corona virus in India so far to 44.
– A man, who had come back from Saudi Arabia and was in isolation ward at a Kolkata hospital, has died late yesterday evening. A diabetic, he belonged to Murshidabad district. His samples are sent for Covid-19 coronavirus testing.
-Out of the 3,003 samples tested for coronavirus Covid-19, 43 have tested positive while 2,694 samples have returned negative results. The results of the remaining samples are awaited.
– External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said that efforts are on for the return of Indian pilgrims in Qom, Iran. Screening has commenced and follow up arrangements are being discussed by the Indian Embassy with the authorities in Iran.
– Qatar puts India on travel ban list. With Qatar and Kuwait implementing travel ban on India, airlines in India will see a big dent in their business as these nations are key markets.
– The government stated that a total of 8,74,708 international passengers from 8,255 flights have been screened at airports until now, of which 1,921 passengers have been identified as symptomatic. 177 of them have been hospitalised. Currently, 33,599 passengers are under observation and 21,867 passengers have completed their observation period.
– 17 Indian passengers, all belonging to the state Tamil Nadu, are stranded in a cruise ship docked in the Nile of Egypt since 5 March after 12 crew members and 33 passengers were found positive for Covid 19 coronavirus.
– IAF aircraft will be sent to Tehran to evacuate stranded Indian nationals.
-India coronavirus Covid-19 cases reached 39 on 8 March 2020, with five new cases of coronavirus in Kerala
– 420 people with recent travel history to corona virus-affected countries of China, Malaysia and Thailand have been asked to self-quarantine at their homes in Gurugram for 28 days.
– Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting late yesterday with officials and ordered them to identify locations for enough quarantine centres for Covid-19 coronavirus cases.
-Arunachal Pradesh bans entry of foreign nationals.
– ACT Fibernet is upgrading speeds of its broadband to upto 300Mbps and provide an unlimited fair usage policy (FUP) for subscribers until 31 March to support work from home amid corona virus in India.
– India Covid-19 cases increased to 34 on 07 March with three new cases announced by the health ministry. The new cases include two from Ladakh with travel history to Iran and one from Tamil Nadu with travel history to Oman.
– 300 swabs of Indians from Iran have reached Delhi. The swabs will be tested and cleared by Indian laboratories, following which the stranded Indian citizens in Tehran will be allowed to board flights to India.
– India eases ban on flights to Iran to allow stranded Indians in Iran to fly back home. The flights to Iran were halted on 26 February due to growing coranavirus numbers in Iran.
– A Bangalore techie and a colleague of Hyderabad’s Covid19 coronavirus patient is found to be symptomatic and admitted at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) in Karnataka.
– Two coronavirus-suspected Kashmir patients undergoing treatment at a Jammu hospital are suspected to be carrying high viral load.
– As per the latest Covid-19 news reports, India has now shared two whole genome sequence data of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) with the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data.
Kuwait suspends flights to India due to corona virus scare.
– As corona cases in India touch 31, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people to not believe rumours and urged them to consult doctors in case they have flu-like symptoms and get their doubts clarified.
– The Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued an order requiring aviation personnel to be tested for flu-like symptoms before they are subject to breath analyser tests. This order is effective until 13 March.
– Agra Mayor has urged the Union government to close down historical monuments including Taj Mahal in the wake of increasing India coronavirus cases.
– Cold is conducive for coronavirus in Delhi, while the southern part of India stands low at risk.
– Confirmed India Covid-19 cases increase to 31, with a Delhi man, with recent travel history to Thailand and Malaysia, testing positive.
– 23 coronavirus India cases have been positive in the preliminary tests. Health authorities are awaiting the final results of the samples.
– India’s neighbouring country Bhutan, which confirmed its first corona virus case today, has admitted eight Indian tourists with symptoms in a local hospital. The confirmed coronavirus case, a US citizen, had a travel history to Guwahati in the Indian state of Assam, which announced that it has no cases of Covid 19 coronavirus. Bhutan introduced a travel ban on tourists for two weeks.
– The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that so far Indians have not been infected with corona virus in Iran. Approximately 2,000 Indians, including fishermen, are stranded in Iran. The Indian Embassy is working with the Iranian government to bring them to India through normal aviation channels.
– Iran is sending a special flight today to Delhi to fly back its citizens tomorrow. Mahan Air will bring blood samples of 300 Indian citizens stranded in Iran. After the swabs are tested and cleared by Indian laboratories, the stranded citizens will be allowed to board flights to India.
– A British national is quarantined in Goa for suspected corona virus infection.
– Indians are no more required to carry a health certificate indicating being free of coronavirus to enter Kuwait.
– For Covid 19 India cases, the government has assigned 35 laboratories to conduct the required tests. In the coming days, the laboratories will be increased to 100 to ascertain the coronavirus status. The 35 labs are approved in Chandigarh, Jodhpur, Srinagar, Patna, Agartala, Dibrugarh, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Jamnagar, Varanasi, Pondicherry, Amritsar, Dibrugarh, and Agartala.
– 29,607 people have been kept under observation of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme network for possible exposure to coronavirus in India, as on 5 March.
– Indian Army will set up quarantine facilities for 1,500 personnel (total) at various locations. For now, the tentative locations identified are Suratgarh, Jaisalmer, Secundrabad, Kolkata, and Chennai.
– Manufacturers of hand sanitisers are witnessing ten-fold increase in demand amid rise in corona virus India cases. The Himalaya Drug Company CEO Philipe Haydon told PTI: “We are ramping up our production line to cater to the demand of sanitisers and handwashes nationwide that can help people take precautionary measures.”
– The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India stated that those food items imported from the coronavirus-impacted countries are ‘safe’ for consumption. However, it cautioned people against eating raw or undercooked meat products.
– Coronavirus (Covid-19) impact on India will be limited as the economy is not too integrated with global value chain, said RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.
– The world, including India, may slightly heave a sigh of relief as researchers, including those from Deutsches Primatenzentrum in Germany, have identified a cellular protein important for the entry of the coronavirus into lung cells and a potential drug to stop this process.
– The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is spending Rs300,000 a day to accommodate people in its quarantine facility in Delhi. Currently, 112 people, who were evacuated from Wuhan in China on 27 February, are housed at the facility. Another 124 people including five foreign nationals evacuated from Japan are on a 14-day quarantine at the ITBP camp in Delhi.
– The 654 people brought from Wuhan, China, on 1 and 2 February and kept in quarantine at Haryana’s Manesar army camp and Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp in Delhi for 14 days, have turned out to be negative and discharged.
– In a coronavirus update in India, the Union Health Ministry has issued advisory to avoid mass gatherings.
– Retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab will be held without any public attendance until 13 March due to growing coronavirus numbers.
– Sports Authority of India (SAI) to suspend biometric attendance at its facilities.
– LinkedIn takes virtual job interviews over coronavirus Covid-19 scare.
– International Indian Film Academy Awards has decided to postpone its event, which was scheduled at the end of this month in Madhya Pradesh, to a later date in the wake of coronavirus in India.
– Coronavirus India cases have touched 30, a sharp rise from the five cases until 2 March, with the Ghaziabad man in the state of Uttar Pradesh testing positive.
– The Union Health Ministry has estimated around 25,000 people to have had possible contact history with coronavirus Covid-19 patients.
– The 14 Italians, who tested positive for coronavirus, have been shifted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon from ITBP facility in Delhi.
– Two samples in Telangana test negative.
– India postpones summit with the European Union later this month due to the coronavirus epidemic.
– Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says that the government is monitoring the situation of around 2,000 Indians stranded in Iran.
– Four scientists from the Indian Council of Medical Research reached Tehran, the capital of Iran, with kits to facilitate testing before passengers board a plane to India.
– Ministry of External Affairs reports that the government has not received any information on 495 tourists in India from the Iranian Embassy.
– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recommends the Indian way of ‘Namaste’ instead of handshakes.
– Four of five (80%) people who have tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus in India will improve on their own, said Christian Medical College professor Gagandeep Kang to PTI. In 2019, Kang became the first Indian woman to be elected fellow of the Royal Society in London.
– IPL T20 is expected to be held as per its schedule, starting from 29 March in Mumbai, despite coronavirus fears.
– The Archery Association of India (AAI) has pulled out its team from the Asia Cup world ranking tournament to be held from 8 to 15 March in Bangkok.
– The coronavirus Covid-19 impact on India’s trade is estimated to be about $348m, according to a UN report.
– The government announced that going forward all flights and passengers will be part of the screening and will not be limited to only 12 countries earlier listed. All international passengers arriving in India will be required to submit self-declaration forms the moment they arrive.
– As on 4 March, 28,529 persons were brought under community surveillance for monitoring.
– As part of the measures to contain the spread of the virus, India travel ban has been issued on four countries – China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.
– The government screened around 15,000 people at seaports; more than one million people at the Nepal border and 0.5 million across airports to limit India coronavirus cases.
Covid-19 Coronavirus in Delhi, NCR ⇑
23 of 24 COVID-19 patients who attended Tablighi event tested positive: Delhi’s LNJPN Hospital.
A CRPF doctor tests positive for coronavirus infection.
Delhi government is giving free food to 400,000 people daily. The government has emptied stadiums, schools to shelter migrant workers. Delhi records second death.
Around 500 people to be provided food in 325 schools. Currently, the government is providing food to 20,000 people daily and it will increase to around 200,000 from today.
Cases touch 40.
-Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate has closed Ace Golfshire apartments in Sector 150 and Hotel Sandal Suit Sector in Sector 135 until 10am of 28 March after tracing of earlier reported Coronavirus cases.
-Delhi Police distributes food packets to slum-dwellers in West Delhi.
-800 people are quarantined as they came into contact with a doctor at a government clinic after he was infected with coronavirus.
-With the reporting of five new cases in 24 hours, Delhi’s total touches 36.
-Electronic passes to be issued to vendors engaged in essential services in Delhi,
Delhi begins lockdown from today until 31 March. It records 30 cases so far.
-Cases in Delhi/ NCR rise to 27. Six cases from outside the city — two from West Bengal and one each from Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, have been reported.
-A 31-year-old man in Greater Noida has been infected with coronavirus. This case takes the total count of COVID-19 cases to six in Gautam Buddh Nagar.
Delhi has seen a sudden spike in coronavirus cases from 17 cases to 26 cases. Five people have been cured of coronavirus, while Delhi has also reported one death so far.
-Markets in Delhi to remain closed for three days, from 21 to 23 March. Chemist shops, dairy and general consumables stores will not be closed.
-A HCL Technologies employee at Noida office has been tested positive for the coronavirus while under self-isolation following his return from overseas travel. According to the firm, all protocols of sanitization and contact tracing have been carried out.
– All restaurants to be closed in Delhi until 31 March.
– A resident of Gautam Buddh Nagar with recent travel history to Indonesia, has tested positive for coronavirus.With this, the total number of positive cases in Noida now stands at four.
– Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urges citizens to avoid gatherings. Any gathering with more than 50 people other than weddings is not allowed until further notice.
– The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation carries out sanitisation drive across 264 stations.
– Delhi records its first coronavirus-linked death of 69-year-old woman. She was undergoing treatment at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where she succumbed to her illness. A resident of Janakpuri in West Delhi, the deceased woman contracted the disease from her 46-year-old son who had recently traveled to Geneva, Japan and Italy, according to media reports citing Delhi government officials.
– A man, who came back from Italy, has tested positive for Covid-19 at Indian Army’s quarantine facility in Manesar, Gurgaon.
– An employee of a leather strap manufacturing factory in Noida tested coronavirus positive, according to media reports. The employee, a director in the factory and a resident of Delhi, had a recent travel history to France and China. The factory has been shut down for sanitisation, while its other employees have been put under observation. The factory has 707 employees.
– The Delhi government bans sports events such as IPL matches.
– Cinema theatres in Delhi will be closed until 31 March.
Delhi coronavirus has touched five with a new case reported today. More details are awaited about this patient.
– A fresh case of corona in Delhi has been reported. The coronavirus Delhi patient has a recent travel history to Italy.
– 420 people in Gurugram with recent travel history to coronavirus-impacted countries of China, Malaysia and Thailand have been asked to self quarantine for 28 days. They showed flu-like symptoms. Their blood samples have been sent to PGI Rohtak for Covid-19 coronavirus testing.
-The government plans to disinfect buses, metro on regular basis to contain the spread of novel corona virus in Delhi.
– Six family members of the 24-year old Delhi coronavirus patient have been quarantined at home.
-A 24-year-old resident of Uttam Nagar tested positive with coronavirus, taking the confirmed coronavirus cases in Delhi to three.
– For corona virus Delhi patients, government directs all state and private hospitals to reserve 10% beds.
– Eleven separate rooms and isolation wards are allocated at the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Hospital to treat patients with coronavirus in Delhi.
– Five people who came in contact with the Paytm employee are being tested and quarantined until their results come in. These five are among the 133 people who recently travelled to China.
– Paytm has closed its Gurugram office for up to 15 days.
– All schools upto class 5 will be closed until 31 March amid coronavirus scare.
– A Paytm employee in Gurugram (earlier Gurgaon) contracted Covid-19 novel coronavirus after returning from Italy.
– 15 of the 21 tourists group quarantined at ITBP facility in New Delhi tested positive. Out of the 15 patients tested positive, 14 are Italians, and one is an Indian national.
– The government is, however, yet to make a decision whether they should be sent back to Italy or treated here. The infected will likely be moved to Safdarjung Hospital, reported Business Today.
– Six Noida people who were in contact with a 45-year-old patient of corona virus in Delhi test negative.
– In a corona virus Delhi update, the government has reserved 230 beds in isolation wards at 25 hospitals and also issued advisories to schools urging them to take precautionary measures.
– A 45-year-old man was diagnosed with the coronavirus in Delhi.
– Five students from the Noida school where the infected man’s son attended classes are now being screened.
– More than 40 people in NCR, who came in contact with the Delhi coronavirus case, are also kept under observation.
Coronavirus Covid-19 in Punjab ⇑
Punjab government urges industrial units & brick kilns to start operations with migrant workers if they have enough provisions to accommodate them safely within the sites.
Punjab’s total is at 38 on Friday.
A 50-year-old man, his 45-year-old wife, who are related to the deceased in Punjab, found to be positive. They are part of the six people who had contact with the deceased, who died on 18 March.
With the reporting of two new cases in the last 24 hours, Punjab’s total coronavirus count has touched 31.
With seven more testing positive for coronavirus, Punjab’s total coronavirus count has reached 21.
-By evening, eight cases were reported. Six cases are the family members of the 72-year-old Covid-19 patient who died on Thursday. Another person had come in contact with the deceased. Amritsar reported one positive case, taking the state’s total to 14.
Three fresh cases have been reported in Punjab today afternoon, taking the state’s total count to six. One case is that of the sister of a 69-year-old Mohali woman who tested positive on 20 March. Another patient had come in contact with a Chandigarh-based 23-year-old coronavirus-infected patient.The third case is of a 42-year-old resident who had recent travel history with the UK.
A 69-year-old woman, with recent travel history to the UK, has tested positive for coronavirus. This takes the state’s total number of cases to three. The patient is a resident of Phase 3 A in Mohali.
Sample of a 72-year-old man, who died at a hospital in Nawanshahr district after severe chest pain, has been found to be positive for coronavirus. He came to India from Germany via Italy a fortnight ago.
Punjab government has ordered all schools to remain closed until 31 March in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
A resident of Hoshiarpur, who came back from Italy last week, is found to be positive for coronavirus, thereby marking the first case of corona virus in Punjab. The corona virus Punjab patient, along with his two family members, arrived at Amritsar International Airport via Delhi on 4 March.
– Two new positive cases of coronavirus in Punjab have been reported today after preliminary tests. The two coronavirus Punjab patients came from Italy last week. The corona virus cases in Punjab are quarantined at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar.
– Hours after calling Covid-19 coronavirus in Punjab as an epidemic disease, the state government now clarifies that there was no epidemic of the corona in Punjab. The health department’s press release had inadvertently called Covid-19 coronavirus as an epidemic disease.
– The state government calls Covid-19 as an “epidemic disease”.
– 13 Iranian citizens are kept in isolation at a hotel in Amritsar as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19. The nationals are stated to be healthy.
– The state government screened 70,106 passengers at various locations including airports and international borders to detect corona virus cases in Punjab.
Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu ⇑
With several new cases from Erode district, the state’s toll has touched 50.
The state’s current count stands at 35.
Tamil Nadu’s total on Thursday has touched 26 with several cases reported from across the state.
Five cases have been reported in the state. Of the five, four are Indonesian nationals and one is their travel guide from Chennai. They are being treated at Salem Medical College. This takes the state’s total to 16 on Wednesday.
Tamil Nadu reports two more cases, taking the state’s total to nine.
-The state reported a new positive case in a person with travel history to Spain. The government has begun contact tracing. This takes state’s total to seven.
-Three persons — two Thailand nationals and one New Zealand national —have been infected with coronavirus, taking the state’s total count to six.
-A 21-year-old student who returned from Ireland is tested positive for coronavirus. He is being treated at Rajib Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai. This is the third case in the state.
-Tamil Nadu reported a second coronavirus case today. The 20-year-old patient hails from Delhi. He travelled by train to Chennai. His condition is stated to be stable. The government has begun contact tracing.
– A 45-year-old man was found to be positive for corona virus in Tamil Nadu, making him the first person in the status to be reported of having the SARS-CoV-2. He is a resident of Kancheepuram and had recently returned from Oman. Currently, he is being treated for Covid-19 in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. His eight family members too have been placed under observation.
– The state Health Minister said that there are no positive cases of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu and 54 samples turned out to be negative, while 1,243 people are being monitored.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Pondicherry (Puducherry) ⇑
-Pondicherry (Puducherry) had reported its first coronavirus COVID-19 case in a 68-year-old woman. The condition of the patient is stated to be stable and is undergoing treatment at the overnment General Hospital in Mahe.
– The state has ordered the closure of schools, gyms and cinema halls to be closed until 31 March.
Coronavirus in Ladakh ⇑
Three people have been infected with coronavirus in Ladakh. Two are from Leh and one is from Kargil, taking the union territory’s total count to 13. The condition of all the patients is stable.
Two coronavirus positive cases were from Choshot village of Leh. This takes Ladakh’s total count to 10.
-An Indian Army soldier has tested positive for coronavirus. This is the first case in Indian Army. His father, who is also a coronavirus positive case, is undergoing treatment. The soldier’s wife and children are being quarantined. The soilder is from the Ladakh Scouts, an infantry regiment of the Army.
Ladakh reports new cases, taking its total to six. Out of the three fresh cases, two are from Leh, one is from Kargil district.
– A village in Leh has been sealed after a pilgrim, who had recently visited Iran, died of suspected infection of corona virus in Ladakh.
-Schools up to the higher secondary level in Leh town have been closed until 31 March.
– Two Ladakh coronavirus cases have been reported with recent travel history to Iran. The two novel coronavirus infected patients have been admitted to Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospital (SNM) hospital in Leh.
Covid-19 Coronavirus in Haryana ⇑
Covid-19 cases increase to 21 of Indian nationals in the state, with 10 cases only from Gurugram.
Cases touch 33 of which 19 are Indian nationals.
With the reporting of two positive cases, Harayan’s total has touched 30, of which 14 are foreign nationals. The state also records 11 cured cases.
The state’s total on Monday has touched 26, including 14 foreign nationals.
A 23-year-old woman with travel history to London is one of the four coronavirus positive cases reported today. These cases take the total count of the state to eight infected nationals and 14 foreign nationals.
-Haryana records its first confirmed coronavirus case. A 29-year-old woman of Gurgaon district has been tested positive. She had a recent travel history to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Haryana shuts all colleges, universities until 31 March.
Haryana declares coronavirus to be an epidemic in state.
– The Government of Haryana has exempted employees from marking biometric attendance until the end of this month.
– A total of 943 individuals who came from China are under surveillance. 15 persons out of this total are hospitalised and found to be negative.
– Five people who were kept under observation for suspected symptoms have tested negative. They are among the 133 people who had recently travelled to China.
– Haryana Health Department stated that 956 people are under observation in the state, out of which 938 people with travel history to affected countries are asymptomatic.
– Eighteen passengers with travel history from impacted countries in various districts were admitted, out of which 14 have been discharged with their result showing negative for coronavirus. However, they are still under surveillance at home as per protocol.
– So far, 32 samples have been sent, out of which 29 have been found negative for Covid-19 and the result of three samples is awaited.
Coronavirus in Hyderabad, Telangana ⇑
Government begins setting up 1,500-bed ward at Gachibowli sports complex for COVID-19 patients.
With the reporting of new cases, the state’s total stands at 59.
Five cases including of a three year old has taken the total number of cases in the state to 43.
With the reporting of three new cases, the state’s total touches 39. One is 49-year-old man with travel history to London, a 39 year-old woman with travel history to Germany, and a 61-year-old woman with travel history to Saudi Arabia. The condition of the three patients is stable.
Lockdown begins Telangana from today until 31 March.
-Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announces lockdown in the state. Inter-state borders will closed and only vehicles with essential goods such as medicines will be allowed to enter into the state.The total count of coronavirus cases rise to 27 in the state by late night.
-A 22-year-old man from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh with recent travel history to London has been tested positive in Hyderabad. His condition is stable. This is the 22nd case reported in the afternoon in the state.
-Telangana starts stamping on foreign returnees to ensure self quarantine at homes.
-Two Indonesians, aged 27 and 60 and who were part of a preacher group, tested positive for coronavirus. With these two cases, the state’s total has reached 21.
-An 18-year-old girl in Hyderabad has tested positive for coronavirus. She had a recent travel history to London. She is undergoing treatment at Chest Hospital and her condition is said to be stable. This takes the count of coronavirus cases in Telangana to 17.
-Three persons were infected with coronavirus, taking the state’s total count to 16 in the morning. The first patient travelled from Dubai and reached Hyderabad on 14 March. The flyer began showing symptoms on 17 March. The second patient reached Hyderabad from London via Dubai on 18 March. The patient was tested positive on Thursday and admitted to Gandhi Hospital. The third patient also reached Hyderabad from London.
– A group of seven out of eight Indonesian nationals who were on a pilgrimage trip to India have tested positive for coronavirus in Telangana. They have been put under isolation since 16 March. The new cases take Telangana’s total to 13, out of which 12 are active and one is cured. The seven Indonesians were a part of a ten-member team that travelled from New Delhi to Ramagundem via train on 13 March and reached Ramagundem on 14 March. A total of 82 people including the Indonesian team had travelled in the sleeper coach of the train.
A sixth patient who was tested positive for coronavirus in the state had returned from UK. The patient is being treated in an isolation ward of a government hospital. More details are awaited.
A 52-year-old Indonesian national who had come to Karimnagar has tested positive for coronavirus. Around 11 contacts of the Indonesian national have been traced.
A 40-year-old man, who returned from Scotland three days ago, has tested positive for coronavirus. He is undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital. The authorities have begun contact tracing. This is the fourth positive case in the state.
Telangana confirmed one more case in the evening. As per the Health Ministry, a 46-year-old person tested positive today. He has a recent travel history to the Netherlands. He is kept in isolation at the state-run Gandhi Hospital.
The state reports second coronavirus positive case today evening. The person had travel history to Italy. He is being quarantined in Gandhi Hospital. This takes the state’s total corona count to two. Meanwhile, samples of two suspected cases have been sent to Pune for final confirmation.
Government orders closure of schools, colleges, cinema halls until 31 March.
As directed by the state government, employees of Cognizant and several firms housed at Building 20 in Raheja Mindspace in Hyderabad, have started reporting to office. However, several employees are also opting for work from home. Firms are discouraging people from going on non-essential travels.
– Results of a housekeeping staffer of a private hospital, who had come in contact with the Covid-19 coronavirus-confirmed 24-year-old techie in Hyderabad, and a DSM employee in Hyderabad, are found to be negative during the final testing round in Pune.
– IT services provider Cognizant India has temporarily closed its Hyderabad office at Raheja Mindspace for disinfection and sanitisation, and asked its employees to work from home following reports of the DSM techie, working in Raheja Mindspace, turning positive during preliminary tests.
– Principal Secretary for IT and Industries Jayesh Ranjan dismissed rumours that the city’s IT industry is closing down amid India Covid-19 scare and urged people not to believe such rumours.
– The state government announced Rs1bn for infrastructure and other measures to halt the spread of corona virus.
– More than 3,000 beds would be kept ready for isolation of patients showing symptoms of the disease. Around 250 to 300 beds would be arranged to treat positive cases.
– Hyderabad metro station and various contact spaces, such as the escalators and elevators have been sanitised.
– In an email sent to staff, science-based company DSM, located in Raheja Mindspace, in the heart of Hyderabad’s tech and industrial corridor, has stated that one of its employees has been tested positive as per preliminary tests. An official announcement from Telangana government or India’s Heath Ministry is still due.
– An Accenture employee working in a Hyderabad office is also suspected to have contracted coronavirus, according to sources close to PT, although official confirmation is awaited.
Around 36 of the 88 people who came in contact with the techie are showing symptoms of the virus, according to the government officials. The suspected people are being kept in isolation for 14 days.
The Karnataka and Telangana authorities could only identify the 85 people who came into contact with the techie.
Coronavirus in Rajasthan ⇑
An 85-year old coronavirus patient died in Jaipur. He passed away following a comorbid condition of brain stroke paralysis.
A 21-year-old man with recent travel history to the Philippines has been tested positive. He is one among the new cases, taking the state’s total to 56.
With the reporting of new cases, Rajasthan’s total stands at 48.
A 73-year-old man dies in Bhilwara. He was in coman due to renal failure. With the addition of five cases, the state current total coronavirus case count touches 41.
With four new cases reported, the state’s total now stands at 36. Three are medical staff from Bhilwara and one is from Jaipur.
Three new cases have been reported today- one each from Bhilwara, Jhunjhunu and Jodhpur. This takes Rajasthan’s total to 28.
-Five new coronavirus infected cases are reported in Bhilwara. All the infected patients are staff at a hospital where a doctor too tested positive. One positive case has been reported in Jaipur. The state’s total tally by late night touched 26 with two cases being reported.
– India’s fifth coronavirus COVID-19 death comes from Rajasthan, where a 69-year-old Italian national has died. He was undergoing treatment at the Fortis Hospital in Jaipur. Earlier, he had shown signs of recovery.
-A couple, aged around 30, has been found to be infected with coronavirus in Jaipur. They had come back from Spain to Delhi via Dubai on 17 March, according to media reports. They reached Jaipur from Delhi by taxi on 18 March.
-Two doctors in Bhilwara and one resident of Rangoli Garden in Vaishali Nagar have also been infected with coronavirus.
-The state’s total coronavirus cases reached 12 by afternoon, but by evening, it was reported to have reached 18.
-A couple and their three-year-old daughter, who had came back from Italy to Jhunjhunu on 8 March, are infected with coronavirus. They are being treated at Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital in Jaipur for their treatment.
State orders shutdown of government, semi-government, autonomous institutions until 31 March.
-Three people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Jhunjhunu district. These cases take state’s total to seven.
-The government imposes Section 144, prohibiting assembly of more than four people.
– A 24-year-old man, who came back from Spain, is tested positive for Covid-19 in Jaipur, reported ANI quoting the Rajasthan Health Department. He flew from Madrid in Spain to Delhi and then took Air India Flight 491 to Jaipur. The government has begun contact tracing.
– Rajasthan closes schools, cinema halls until 30 March.
– An 85-year-old man, who recently came back to Rajasthan from Dubai, has been found to be positive and kept in isolation at the SMS Hospital in Jaipur.
– Four suspected Rajasthan coronavirus patients, including one tourist from Sri Lanka tourist, quarantined in Kota turned out to be negative.
– Test reports of 68 people, who had come in contact with the coronavirus Covid-19-infected Italian couple, have turned out to be negative. Results of eight more people are awaited.
– A hotel staffer where the group of Italian tourists stayed in Jaisalmer is suspected to be showing symptoms of the coronavirus. The man, who belongs to Jharkhand, is undergoing treatment at Shri Jawahir District Hospital in Rajasthan.
– Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that at least 215 people came in contact with the Covid-19 affected group of Italian tourists.
– Swab samples of 93 people were collected of which 51 turned negative while reports of the remaining are pending.
– 76 people in Jaipur, 53 in Jhunjhunu, 44 in Bikaner, 14 each in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, six in Udaipur came in contact with the Italian visitors group.
– The Government of Rajasthan has allocated a quarantine ward at the newly-inaugurated hospital at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences in Jaipur.
– The wife of the Italian tourist also tested positive for the virus.
– The Government of Rajasthan ordered sanitisation of hotels where the 23-member group including the Italian couple stayed.
– The Government of Rajasthan has alerted its medical staff after an Italian tourist who travelled from Delhi was tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 on 2 March.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Assam ⇑
-In the initial test, a four-and-a-half-year-old-girl from Jorhat district was found to be positive. However, later it was found to be negative. According to Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, there is no COVID-19 case in Assam so far.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh ⇑
A 65-year-old woman died of coronavirus infection in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, said health officials. The state’s total confirmed cases has reached 99.
With the reporting of new cases, the state’s total stands at 27.
A 35-year-old man died of coronavirus infection in Indore.
With six new cases reported, the state’s total goes up to 15. The state also reports first death of a 65-year-old woman from Ujjain. Of the cases, four are from Indore, one in Ujjain, six in Jabalpur, two in Gwalior and three in Bhopal are already undergoing treatment.
A law student has been tested positive for coronavirus in Bhopal. She had returned from London. This takes the state’s total to five.
-Four persons have been tested positive in Jabalpur. They travelled from Mumbai to Jabalpur in Godan Express on 16 March. They had come back to India from Dubai last week.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Gujarat ⇑
A 52-year-old man died of coronavirus in Vadodara, taking the
death toll in the state to seven, health officials said.
A 45-year-old coronavirus infected patient died in Ahmedabad on Sunday morning, taking the death toll to five. Earlier one death was reported from Bhavnagar.
With five new cases, the state’s total has touched 43 while the death toll has reached three. A 70-year-old Covid-19 patient died in Bhavnagar district. One patient from Ahmedabad had succumbed to the coronavirus.
With three more people testing positive, Gujarat’s coronavirus cases count has reached 38. Today, one case each was reported from Ahemdabad, Surat and Vadodara. With the new cases, Ahmedabad has 14 cases, Surat and Vadodara with seven each, Gandhinagar with six, Rajkot with three and Kutch with one case.
Eleven new cases have been reported in the state, taking the total coronavirus count to 29.
-Gujarat reports its first coronavirus-linked death in a 67-year-old man from Surat with travel history to Delhi and Jaipur. He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
-A 52-year-old woman from Kutch with travel history to Mecca has been tested positive of coronavirus. This takes the state’s total to 14 in the morning. However, by evening four more cases were reported in the state, taking the state’s total count of coronavirus positive cases to 18.
-The government extended partial lockdown to capital Gandhinagar a day after announcing lockdown until 25 March in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot. All outlets, except those selling essential items and providing services, will be closed.
Six cases have been reported in the afternoon, taking the state’s total count to 13. One case is of a 52-year-old Vadodara man with recent travel history to Sri Lanka has been tested positive for coronavirus. He was part of the group that travelled to recently Sri Lanka. He is being treated at the SSG Hospital in Vadodara. The person who was confirmed positive in Gandhinagar had an international travel history, while the one in Surat had a recent travel history to overseas in addition to Delhi and Jaipur.
-Gujarat has reported three coronavirus cases. Two are from Ahmedabad, and one is from Vadodara. The Ahmedabad patients had a travel history to Finland and New York. With the new cases, the state’s total coroanvirus cases has touched five.
-By evening three more cases have been reported by media. One of the patients is a woman who had recently travelled to Sri Lanka as part of a group. Another coronavirus patient is a 21-year-old student from London, who came to Surat via Mumbai.
– Two persons are found to be infected with coronavirus. These are the first cases in Gujarat. One patient is from Rajkot, while the other is from Surat. The Surat patient is woman who had returned from US, while the Rajkot patient is a man who had returned from Saudi Arabia.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Chandigarh ⇑
Chandigarh’s count has touched eight today.
With three new cases, the state’s total has touched six. One cases is from the state capital Raipur, while one each is from Durg and Bilaspur.
A 21-year-old contracts disease through the brother of the first patient. This takes the union territory’s total to seven.
Chandigarh reports a new coronavirus positive case. A young male resident contracted with infection through the city’s first coronavirus patient. This case takes Chandigarh’s total coronavirus count to six.
-Four people have tested positive today, taking Chandigarh’s total count to five. After a 23-year-old student (read 19 March) tested positive, three more people associated with her – mother, brother, and a domestic help – also had COVID-19. They have been admitted to GMCH-32.
-Authorities have ordered a ban on gathering of more than 50 people.
-A 23-year old woman with recent travel history to London and showing symptoms on Monday, has been tested positive for coronavirus. She’s been quarantined at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh ⇑
The cases today are at 49, with nine more testing positive.
With two case from Pilibhit, total cases at 38 now.
The state has reported 36 positive cases today, which includes one foreign national. A 33-year-old resident of Pilibhit is a case of local transmission.
New cases take the state’s total to 31 today.
With Uttar Pradesh’s coronavirus count reaching 27 today, the state government has announced lockdown in five districts including Meerut, Agra, Ghaziabad.
A resident of Noida’s Sector 74 has been infected with coronavirus, taking the state’s count to 24.
-Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor is among the four cases reported as coronavirus positive in Lucknow. With these cases, the state’s total has touched 23.
-The government has assigned six hospitals in Lucknow to treat coronavirus cases – Lok Bandhu Hospital, Civil Hospital, Balrampur Hospital, King George’s Medical University, Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences.
– Two people have tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh. One patient hails from Lucknow and the other from Lakhimpur Kheri. The two new patients are undergoing treatment.
A doctor in the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) has been infected with coronavirus. He was a part of the medical team treating patients infected with coronavirus. The state’s total has touched 16 today.
– Two people from Uttar Pradesh have been infected with coronavirus. One of the confirmed cases has had a recent travel history to France. Both the infected are quarantined and undergoing treatment.
– Infected Google techie’s wife fled Bengaluru by air, took Delhi-Agra train and is now tested positive in Agra. She is kept in isolation in SN Medical College.
A factory worker who was among the 150 people in contact with the coronavirus-infected businessman from Agra has also been tested positive. This takes the confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in UP to six.
– Seven Italian tourists in the state have tested negative for coronavirus.
– Amid seven coronavirus cases in the state, 820 isolation beds are prepared at several hospitals and seven medical colleges are put on alert.
-The state screened almost one million people since the India corona virus scare began.
– Amid the Ghaziabad man turning positive, the UP government has set up an 18-member panel led by the state health minister to monitor the situation.
– Allaying the rising fears of coronavirus, the state government stated that only seven cases have so far been reported in UP. Out of the 175 samples sent for testing, 157 were negative.
– According to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, all six patients in Agra who were family members of the Delhi patient have been tested positive for coronavirus today.
– Isolation wards have been set up at the Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital in the city of Varanasi.
Covid-19 Coronavirus in Bangalore, Karnataka ⇑
Karnataka ASHA worker says she was attacked while collecting data in Byatarayanapura, Bengaluru. She said: “The problem started when an announcement was made against us from a mosque, whoever made that announcement should be arrested”.
SSLC exam schedule to be announced after 14 April: Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister.
A 65-year-old patient died this morning. He contracted coronavirus on a train ride to Delhi. This is the third death,
Karnataka reports second death of a 75-year-old man with travel history to Mecca. The state’s positive cases have touched 55.
-With the addition of eight cases, the state has 41 coronavirus cases.
-Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan that the state could have 100,000 cases in the next few months.
Karnataka’s total coronavirus cases has touched 33 today.
Out of the three new cases reported in Karnataka, one is a 32-year old man from Chikkaballapur with a travel history to Saudi Arabia. These take the state’s total to 18.
– One man has tested positive for coronavirus in Kodagu, taking the state’s total coronavirus cases count to 15.
-Karnataka reports two more cases, taking its total so far to 13. Both the cases are from Bangalore. One is a 56-year old male patient with a recent travel history to US on 6 March. Another is a 25 year-old female patient with travel history to Spain.
– A 20 year-old woman with recent travel history to the UK has tested positive for COVID-19. The second new case is of a 63-year-old doctor, who treated the 76-year-old man who died recently of Covid-19 in Kalaburagi.
A Bangalore techie, who was in the same flight as the fourth positive case, has tested positive. The 32-year-old man returned from US via London. This takes Karnataka’s total to eight.
Karnataka confirmed its seventh COVID19 coronavirus case. The daughter of the 76-year old man, who had died of coronavirus in Kalaburagi district, has tested positive, according to the state health department officials. She is undergoing treatment at the district hospital and her condition is stable, according to the health authorities.
Four journalists who had interviewed the son of the 76-year-old man who died after testing positive for coronavirus, have been quarantined in addition to around 40 people who came in contact with the deceased.
A 26-year-old software engineer at Google office in Bangalore has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The firm has notified all its other employees in that office to work from home. The Google employee came back to India from Greece in the first week of March.
– India’s first coronavirus death is linked to a 76-year-old man who had returned from Saudi Arabia on 29 February. He died in Karnataka’s Kalaburgi district. He did not show any symptoms of the disease when he arrived in India. The deceased was later admitted to a hospital in Gulbarga and then shifted to Care Hospital in Hyderabad. He died while coming back.
– A 26-year-old man, who came from a trip to Greece, is confirmed to be positive for coronavirus, according to the state health department. This takes the corona virus count in Karnataka to five.
-A man, who came to Bangalore from Dubai showing with coronavirus symptoms, is now reported to be showing no signs of the Covid-19 pandemic after tests.
– A 76-year-old man, who had come back from Saudi Arabia to Karnataka about ten days ago, has died at Kalburgi district. Health officials have not given confirmation if he had contracted the coronavirus infection. His throat swab has been sent for further testing in Bangalore.
– In a covid 19 Karnataka update, of the three new cases of coronavirus in Bangalore, one is an employee from Dell and the other is from Mindtree. The employee of Mindtree came back to Bangalore from an overseas trip. He was tested positive on 10 March. According to media reports, the Dell employee came back from Texas via New York and Dubai on 1 March. He began showing flu-like symptoms four days later. He is from fourth floor of Dell 4 building, Annexe Wing, Inner Ring Road Domlur. Dell has asked some of its employees to work from home.
– With the 13-year-old daughter of the techie, who came back from the US testing positive, testing positive, 1,700 students and 360 staff of her school are being screened now. This Karnataka coronavirus case had attended school until 7 March.
-With these cases, the corona virus status in Karanataka has touched four.
– With three new cases of coronavirus in Bangalore, the count of covid in Karnataka has increased to four. The government has to reveal more details of the three patients. Meanwhile, the condition of the software engineer, who was tested positive, is reported to be stable.
– In a coronavirus update in Karnataka, a software engineer, who travelled from Texas on 28 February via New York and Dubai, before arriving at Bangalore on 1 March, is found to be positive for coronavirus. His wife and daughter along with one of his colleagues are admitted to a hospital. The colleague showed flu-like symptoms.
– Education authorities order the closure of kindergarten classes in Bengaluru over coronavirus scare until further notice.
– One of the 25 colleagues of the Hyderabad techie who was found positive with coronavirus Covid-19, is now found to be symptomatic and is admitted at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) in Karnataka. The sample of the Bengaluru techie has been sent for further testing for confirmation. On confirmation of the Hyderabad case, the Telangana and Karanataka governments traced the contacts of persons who had come in touch with the Hyderabad coronavirus Covid-19 patient.
-In Karnataka coronavirus update, the government has ordered officials to set up isolation wards in all hospitals and monitor places of gatherings such as airports, railway stations, malls, etc.
– To tackle the corona virus Bangalore (officially known Bengaluru) issue, the government urged firms to allow their employees to work from home if they show flu-like symptoms.
– Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar that around 24 people working with the 24-year-old techie, who was infected with Coronavirus in Hyderabad, have been asked to work from home.
– Intel has stated that one of its employees in Bengaluru has “potentially been exposed” to coronavirus and is under quarantine.
– Samples of five people suspected of being infected with coronavirus and admitted to the isolation wards of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bengaluru have tested negative.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Chhattisgargh ⇑
With the inclusion of three more persons, including a woman, Chhattisgarh’s total number of confirmed cases has gone up to six. Of these cases, one is from Raipur.
– Chhattisgarh reported its first coronavirus case in a Raipur man. According to AIIMS official, the patient has come back to India from overseas along with his family.
Coronavirus COVID-19 News in Bihar ⇑
With a 29-yer-old Patna resident turning positive, the state has four coronavirus cases.
-Bihar reported its first fatality with the death of a 38-year-old man with a travel history to Qatar. He was admitted at AIIMS, Patna. The decased was also undergoing treatment for kidney ailment. He belonged to Munger district.
-Another positive case is a female patient. She is being treated at AIIMS Patna.
– Screening facilities were inspected at the Gaya or Bodhgaya international airport. Gaya attracts thousands of Buddhist tourists.
– 89 persons, which includes 14 who have come back from Iran, are kept under observation. Blood samples of 48 persons have been tested, out of which 44 turned to be negative. The results of the remaining are yet to be received.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in West Bengal ⇑
54 Tablighi Jamaat attendees quarantined in the state.
Two persons infected with coronavirus have died in the state, taking the total death count in the state to six.
With one more case, the state’s total has touched 10. A 66-year-old from Nayabad in Kolkata is a case of local transmission.
The state’s total coronavirus cases in the state has reached nine. On 24 March, almost 250 people were arrested in Kolkata for violating lockdown orders.
-West Bengal records its first death, in a 55-year-old man who is a resident of Dum Dum in Kolkata. He was undergoing treatment at AMRI hospital.
-Government announces lockdown in all municipal towns from Monday evening, until 31 March. West Bengal’s total count of cases has touched seven.
-By evening, West Bengal reported its fourth case in a 57-year old man, who is a resident of Dum Dum. He does not have a travel history. The state department has to officially declare the case.
-A woman with travel history to Scotland is the third coronavirus case in West Bengal.
West Bengal’s second coroanvirus case is in a Kolkata man, who had come back from the UK on 13 March. He was admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital on showing symptoms on 19 March.
-An eighteen year-old man with recent travel history to UK has been tested positive for coronavirus. He is undergoing treatment at Beliaghata hospital in Kolkata. He began showing symptoms of COVID-19 since morning.
Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir ⇑
With five more people testing positive – two from Srinagar, two from Budgam and one from Baramulla, the union territory’s total has touched 31.
The union territory has seen its total go up to 18 with fresh cases.
A 65-year-old man dies of coronavirus in Srinagar. This is the first death in the state. Two young siblings, grandchildren of the deceased, have tested positive for the virus. One is a seven year old child and the other is an eight month old baby. The total coronavirus cases have touched 13.
With the reporting of four new cases in Kashmir, the union territory’s total has touched 11.
-Around 3,300 people are kept under surveillance in Jammu and Kashmir amid increasing COVID-19 cases.
–J&K administration suspends inter-state bus services in Srinagar in the wake of increasing coronavirus cases.
A person has been found to be infected with coronavirus in Kashmir. The person had a recent overseas travel history. He arrived in J&K on 16 March. He is currently undergoing treatment.
– J&K has recorded one more case, taking its total count to three. The person has recent travel history to Iran.
– Out of the total 33 samples, 32 came out negative and the result of one is awaited. The one sample had high viral load and has sent to Delhi for confirmation. The suspected case was in close contact with a coronavirus positive patient from Jammu.
– According to health officials, one person who was in contact with a Covid-19 infected person in Jammu & Kashmir has been tested positive today. This 76-year old woman had returned on 12 March from Saudi Arabia. She is undergoing treatment for the pandemic at the hospital.
– Malls, gyms, swimming pools, clubs have been ordered to close down with immediate effect due to coronavirus pandemic.
A 63-year-old woman, who came back from Iran recently, has been tested positive. She is admitted to She is one of the two patients who was reported to have high viral load on 7 March. The patient is isolated and undergoing treatment.
– With two patients suspected to be carrying high viral load of coronavirus, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has announced closure of all primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts until 31 March. The two suspected Covid-19 J&K patients have a travel history to Italy and South Korea respectively.
– The administration has suspended biometric attendance in the Union territory with immediate effect amid corona virus scare.
– Jammu and Kashmir nodal office Shafqat Khan told IANS that 230 samples were collected from across the union territory. Out of these samples, 27 were sent for examination to Delhi. All the 230 samples turned to be negative. “Jammu and Kashmir is coronavirus free, there is nothing to panic, however people are advised to remain cautious,” Khan told the news agency.
– The state health authorities have kept five persons in the isolation ward of the SKIMS hospital. These patients recently travelled to countries impacted by corona virus and have showed symptoms of the Covid-19.
Covid-19 Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh ⇑
46 cases were reported in the state, taking total to 132, health officials said.
-With two new cases, the state’s total touches 13.
-Case registered against two NRIs for violating home quarantine.
With the addition of two cases, including one from Vijayawada, the state’s total has touched 11.
With the addition of two new cases, the state has nine cases. One is a 25-year-old man who returned from UK on 19 March. He is currently undergoing treatment at Tiruptati.
With a couple of cases, the state’s total touches seven today.
Out of the two new cases reported in Andhra Pradesh, one is of a 24-year-old man with a travel history to Paris, Delhi, Hyderabad and finally arrived in Vijayawada. He is undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Vijayawada.
The state recorded its third coronavirus COVID-19 case in a 65-year-old man, who came back from Mecca to Visakhapatnam recently. He is originally a resident of the US.
A youngster, who had returned from the UK on 15 March has been tested positive with coronavirus in Ongole. The infected is currently undergoing treatment.
A man who came back to Nellore from Italy last week is found to be positive for coronavirus. This is the first coronavirus confirmed case in Andhra Pradesh, according to the Medical and Health Department. Tests on his swab at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences in Tirupati confirmed positive for the Covid-19 pandemic. His condition is stated to be stable and will be discharged after 14-days on retesting the sample. Meanwhile, five people with whom he had been in contact are kept under quarantine in the hospital.
Five people with suspected exposure to novel coronavirus have been admitted to isolation wards.
The state has reported no positive cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Out of the 24 samples sent for testing, 20 came out negative and the results of the remaining four are awaiting.
– The five people kept under observation are tested negative with coronavirus.
Five people who have returned from coronavirus-affected countries of Malaysia, Bahrain and Singapore are kept under observation, said the state health department.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Maharashtra ⇑
Three men in Pune violate lockdown, court orders 3-day imprisonment.
15 of family flout home quarantine rules in the state and board mini-bus to escape town.
Three more positive cases of coronavirus have been detected in Maharashtra, taking the tally to 338.
A 45-year-old man infected with coronavirus dies in Buldhana district.
-Fifth death reported when 65-yr-old woman dies in Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital.
-Container with over 200 workers back home stopped in the state.
-3,000 cases registered for violation of lockdown rules.
-Count touches 156 with several new cases reported.
-With two new cases from Thane and Mumbai respectively, the state’s total has touched 124.
-The state also reported its fourth death case in a 65-year-old woman. She died in Navi Mumbai a few days ago, but the health officials confirmed today that she died of coronavirus.
-No restriction on the timings of essential service shops, says state government.
-Five members of one family get infected with coronavirus in the state, said state health Minister Rajesh Tope. The state’s total count now stands at 122.
The state records 111 cases today.
Maharashtra records third death, of a 68-year man from Philippines. He tested positive for coronavirus and later recovered. However, he died at a hospital in Mumbai.
Maharashtra also recorded 15 more positive cases since yesterday, taking the state’s total to 84.
-Maharashtra reports its second death case due to COVID-19. A 63-year-old with a history of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease had developed acute respiratory distress syndrome. He died at 11pm yesterday at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai.
-A total of ten more cases have been reported, taking the state’s total to 74.
-Twelve fresh cases have been reported in Maharashtra, taking its total count to 64. Out of the 12cases, ten are from Mumbai and two in Pune.
-Three people have tested positive for corona virus in Maharashtra . One each case has been reported from Mumbai, Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. These cases take the state’s total to 52.
-Every fourth COVID-19 case in the country is from Maharashtra.
-Non essentail servicesin Mumbai Metropolitan region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur are being shut down until end of this month. Grocery shops, milk shops, banks are exempted.
– Today afternoon, the state reported two more coronavirus-infected patients. According to the state health minister, the two patients are on ventilator at Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai. The state’s total coronavirus cases count now touches 49.
-The state reported two new cases today morning. One is a 22-year-old woman from Mumbai with recent travel history to the UK and the other is a 49-year-old woman from Ulhasnagar with travel history to Dubai. The two patients are undergoing treatment at the Kasturba Gandhi Hospital.
– Railway, state transport, private buses, metro, and public transport system in Maharashtra will operate at 50% capacity.
– Western Railways to stop AC local services in Maharashtra from tomorrow.
– Mumbai Dabbawalas suspend delivery services until 31 March.
-Maharashtra reports three more cases late in the evening. One of these cases is from Ratnagiri. More details are awaited. These cases take the state’s total count to 45.
-After an update of 42 cases in the state by the Union health ministry in the evening, Maharashtra reported a new positive case in a 68-year-old woman of Mumbai. She did not have an international travel history.
-Following an update of 41 cases in Maharashtra by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the morning, a Pune person has tested positive. The person has recent travel history to France and Netherlands. This latest case takes Pune’s total to 18.
-Pune hotel and restaurant association to shut down all 850 hotels.
-The government informs private offices to work at 50% attendance.
-Section 144 of CrPC imposed in Nagpur and Nashik to stop public gatherings until 31 March.
-Around 40,000 shops are shut in Nagpur.
-The pandemic COVID-19 coronavirus has claimed the life of a 64-year-old woman from Pune. She was undergoing treatment for corona virus at a hospital in Mumbai.
-By evening today, the state confirmed two more cases, taking its total to 39.
-By afternoon, Maharashtra confirmed four more cases, with three in Mumbai and one in Navi Mumbai. With these new cases, the state’s total stands at 37, the highest in the country.
– With a man from Pimpri-Chinchwad township in Pune getting confirmed for coronavirus, the state’s total has touched 33 early in the morning. He has recent travel history to Japan and Dubai. He returned to India on 3 March.
– Maharashtra allocated Rs450m to fight the pandemic Covid-19.
– 11 suspects of coronavirus COVID-19 with a recent travel history to Dubai flee from a hospital in the state.
– Ajanta, Ellora caves is being closed amid the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.
– Maharashtra has become the hotspot of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, reporting 32 confirmed cases, the highest in the country. Since yesterday’s update by the state health minister, six more corona virus cases were confirmed today – one of a 58-year-old woman from Aurangabad, and five from Pune.
– Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope says 26 positive patients in the state.
– The state also reports that a 71-year-old man, who had recently come back from Saudi Arabia and suspected to infected with coronavirus, died during treatment in Buldhana district today, reported PTI citing a hospital official. The deceased also had diabetes and high blood pressure.
– Two fresh cases were reported in the morning. One case has been tested positive in Ahmednagar city. The health officials did not disclose the location of another positive case, according to media reports.
– In the evening, samples of four patients, of which one is from Mumbai, test positive for COVID-19.
– A man in Pune, with a travel history to US, has tested positive for coronavirus. He is undergoing treatment. This takes Pune’s corona count to ten.
– Two days after the Nagpur’s 45-year-old man was tested positive, his wife and friend also tested positive for Covid-19. The man has returned from the US with his wife and friend. The wife and friend are being treated at Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur.
– Maharashtra is in a lockdown mode with malls, theaters, gyms, swimming pools in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Pimpri-Chinchawad to be closed beginning midnight today until 30 March.
– A new coronavirus Covid-19 case has been confirmed in Pune. The patient, who had returned from the US on 1 March, is undergoing treatment and the condition is stated to be stable. With this new case, Maharashtra has recorded 12 coronavirus cases.
-Nagpur city reported its first case of coronavirus in a 45-year-old man, who had returned from the US on 6 March, announced officials late in the night on 11 March. He was admitted to the hospital after undergoing tests, which confirmed the Covid-19 infection.
-With this fresh case, Maharashtra has 11 coronavirus cases – eight in Pune and two in Mumbai and one in Nagpur.
The budget session of the Maharashtra Legislature currently underway has been curtailed by a week and will end on 14 March instead of 20 March. The session started on 24 February.
– Two patients have tested positive for corona virus in Mumbai and three in Pune on 11 March, taking the total count of corona virus cases in Maharashtra to ten.
-The state cabinet has decided to allow the IPL matches in Mumbai without the audience in the wake of coronavirus scare. The government is likely to issue a statement in this regard in the legislature.
-Three cases of coronavirus in Pune were reported in the evening today. Their condition is stated to be stable and undergoing treatment at Naidu Hospital. All the three coronavirus Covid-19 in Pune cases had come in contact with a man and a woman who were confirmed to be positive late night on 9 March. These two patients have a recent travel history to Dubai and currently being quarantined. This takes the total count of coronavirus in Maharashtra to five.
– Samples of 258 people with suspected coronavirus symptoms have been found negative. Currently, 15 people continue to be under observation in Mumbai and Pune.
-The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered chemists to sell coronavirus Covid-19 kits only on doctors’ prescription. The government received complaints that chemists are selling the kits and masks at higher prices than the MRP.
COVID-19 Coronavirus in Uttarakhand ⇑
The state’s total has touched five cases, of which one is a foreign national.
-Two Indian Forest Service probationers, who had come back from Spain after a study tour recently, have tested positive for coronavirus. They are probationers at Forest Research Institute.
-The state ban entry of foreign and domestic tourists.
– A trainee officer of the Indian Forest Service (IFS), who came back to the state recently from Spain, has tested positive for COVID-19 corona virus in the Himalayan state. This is Uttarakhand’s first case.
– The government had declared coronavirus as an epidemic and closes schools, colleges and movie theatres.
Novel Corona Virus in Odisha ⇑
60-year-old man infected with novel coronavirus in Bhubaneswar. Cases touch 3
The government is tracing people with recent travel history.
-The state reported second confirmed case today. The 19-yer-old male patient had a recent travel history to UK. State health authorities have begun contact tracing.
-The state has announced a ban on large gatherings and closure of bars and restaurants.
– Odisha confirmed its first positive case of Covid-19 coronavirus. The patient had recently travelled to Italy and was under quarantine in New Delhi. However, he did not show any symptoms then. He travelled from Delhi to Bhubaneswar via train. He is currently undergoing treatment for corona virus at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. Authorities have begun contact tracing.
-Odisha officials request tourists to leave after the state registers its first case to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Odisha gets coronavirus testing facility in the Regional Medical Research Centre of Bhubaneswar. So far the state has not reported any positive case.
-The central government has assured the state to establish Covid 19 testing facility at Regional Medical Research Centre in Bhubaneswar.
-An Irish national, who was suspected to be infected with Covid 19, has gone missing from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The affected person was kept in the isolation ward.
Covid-19 Coronavrius in Himachal Pradesh ⇑
With the addition of one more case, the state has three positive cases now.
The state reported its first death of a 68-year-old man from Kangra. He was Tibetan origin who had a recent travel history to US.
Himachal Pradesh reports first two coronavirus positive cases. They have been detected in Kangra district.
– Three locals who underwent tests for suspected coronavirus Covid-19 infection have been tested negative.
Novel Corona Virus in Mizoram ⇑
A pastor who recently travelled to the Netherlands has been infected with coronavirus.This is the second case in the North East region.
– 41 people, who recently returned from overseas, are in home isolation, while 14,868 have been screened for corona virus.
Coronavirus COVID-19 in Manipur ⇑
A 23-year-old woman with travel history to UK has tested positive for COVID-19 in Imphal. This is the first case from the North East region.
Coronavirus COVID-19 in Goa ⇑
Goa report three positive cases. Three are male patients aged 25, 29 and 55. They have recently travelled to Spain, Australia and US.
Coronavirus COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The islands have seen four more cases, taking its total to six.
-A man who had returned from Kolkata was tested positive in Andaman. This is the first case in the islands.
Covid-19 Coronavirus in Kerala ⇑
93-year-old Thomas Abraham and his 88-year-old wife Mariyamma have been cured after contracting COVID-19 from their son, daughter-in-law and grandson who came back to Kerala from Italy in March.
With 39 new cases, the state’s total has touched 176.
With nine cases being reported today, Kerala’s total stands at 118, out of which 12 have been cured. Kerala is the second highest state in terms of coronavirus cases after Maharashtra.
Kerala reports 28 positive cases, taking its total to 95, which is the highest in the country.
Out of the 15 new cases reported today, five are in Kasaragod district, four in Kannur and two each in Kozhikod, Malappuram, and Ernakulam districts.
Kerala reports 12 new cases – three in Kannur and Ernakulam districts, and six in Kasaragod. The total COVID-19 cases in Kerala has now reached 52.
-Five foreign nationals under observation in Kochi test positive for coronavirus in Ernakulam. Six in Kasaragod and one in Palakkad have also been detected as positive cases, taking the state’s total to 40.
-Kerala reports one new coronavirus case, taking the state’s total COVID-19 count to 28. More details are awaited oN the coronavirus-infected patient.
-Kerala announces Rs 200bn revival package to fight coronavirus. Among the measures announced by the government include free universal ration.
-Three more persons in Kerala were tested positive for coronavirus today. One postive case is from Kasargod, and two are from Malappuram district. A total of 12,740 persons are still under observation , according to state health officials. Kerala had 24 active coronavirus cases and three have been discharged earlier.
-Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja reported two more coronavirus cases in the evening – one is a UK national and the other is a doctor who returned from abroad. With the addition of these two cases, the state’s active corona virus cases have touched 21. Including the earlier three discharged cases, the state’s total would reach 24.
Twenty passengers including one UK national, who was tested positive for coronavirus, were detained at Kochi airport. They were to fly to Dubai.
– An American couple with coronavirus symptoms went missing from a hospital. They have been tracked down to Kochi International Airport where they were trying to fly to Qatar. They are now being quarantined.
-Three cases including an Italian national who stayed at a Varkala resort, tested positive for coronavirus, taking the state’s total to 22.
Kerala Assembly’s ongoing session, which is scheduled to run until the end of this month, has been cut short due to COVID-19.
– Around 900 people continue to be kept under observation in Pathanamthitta district.
Theatres under lockdown until 31 March to contain the spread of coronavirus in Kerala.
-The condition of an 89-year-old woman infected with corona virus in Kerala is stated to be critical. She is undergoing treatment at the Kottayam Medical College. She is the mother of another patient, who recently came back from Italy.
-Kerala has the highest number of coronavirus cases in India, at 17.
– Out of the six Kerala coronavirus cases reported today, four are from Kottayam district and two from Pathnamthitta district.
– As per the latest in Kerala coronavirus news, 1,116 persons are kept under observation. Out of this figure, 976 are placed under home quarantine and 149 persons in hospitals to curb Kerala covid 19 spread.
– As a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Kerala, schools and colleges have been closed until 31 March.
-To curb corona Kerala government has cancelled all public functions.
-In the latest covid Kerala development, the government also urged people to stay away from functions, religious gatherings.
-The government has requested theatre owners to keep cinema screens shut until 31 March in the wake of covid in Kerala.
-Kerala to set up isolation cells in jails for inmates suspected to be infected with corona virus.
With today’s six Kerala virus cases, the total count in the state has touched 15, which includes the initial three cases.
As per the latest corona virus Kerala update, a three-year-old child who arrived in Cochin International Airport on 7 March from Italy has been tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, the child’s parents are also being tested.
– To curb the spread of corona virus Kerala government has announced closure of all educational institutions in the Pathnamthitta district for three days.
Five new cases of corona virus in Kerala have been reported today, in the district of Pathnamthitta. Three Covid-19 coronavirus patients had come from Italy on 29 February, the other two are their relatives. They are kept in isolation in Pathnamathitta general hospital. The five cases of corona in Kerala had evaded screening at airport despite showing flu-like symptoms.
– In the latest coronavirus Kerala update, the state government has issued a high alert and the police has warned that those who come from coronavirus-affected countries need to report to health authorities or else will be prosecuted.
– States look Kerala way to tackle epidemic like situation, reported The Economic Times.
– The state government informed that all the three coronavirus Kerala students, who were tested positive, were cured.
– The third covid-19 Kerala case has been confirmed.
– In a Kerala coronavirus update, another case was confirmed in a student who returned from Wuhan.
– The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of India confirmed the country’s first Covid-19 case on 30 January in a student who arrived in Kerala state from Wuhan.