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COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Total coronavirus cases touch 4789 in India; death toll rises to 124

There were reports that the Centre, after following requests from several state governments and experts, is considering extending the three-week-long COVID-19 lockdown after April 14.

Published: 06th April 2020 07:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2020 12:20 AM   |  A+A-

COVID-19 OPD

A COVID-19 outpatient department set up at Kilpauk medical college hospital in Chennai. (Photo | R Satish Babu, EPS)

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One COVID-19 patient is likely to infect 406 people in 30 days if he or she refuses to follow lockdown restrictions or social distancing, the Health Ministry said on Monday, while quoting from a recent ICMR study. Addressing the routine press briefing, the ministry informed that the total number of coronavirus cases in India have increased to 4789 including 124 deaths.

Luv Aggarwal, joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also said that the government is looking at designing a strategy for cluster containment.

Furthermore, the ICMR has tested over one lakh people and roped in 59 more private labs. 

Earlier in the day, there were reports that the Centre, after following requests from several state governments and experts, is considering extending the three-week-long COVID-19 lockdown after April 14, government sources said. However, the health ministry in its briefing urged the media to not speculate on it. 

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14-month old dies of coronavirus in Gujarat

11:45 Apr 7

Kerala government announces 450-bed hospital in Kasaragod

10:53 Apr 7

Thousands rush to leave coronavirus epicentre Wuhan as travel ban ends after two months

'Wuhan has lost a lot in this epidemic, and Wuhan people have paid a big price,' said a 21-year-old man surnamed Yao, who was heading back to his restaurant job in Shanghai. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

Residents of Wuhan will be allowed to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the coronavirus pandemic began, ending an 11-week lockdown. (Photo | AP)
10:30 Apr 7

Sons of deceased COVID-19 positive man booked under Epidemic Diseases Act in Tamil Nadu

Several people attended the funeral including Ramanathapuram MLA and former minister M Manikandan. Health secretary Beela Rajesh on Tuesday said 200 people had been quarantined as a result. After the man’s result came back positive on Sunday, the Directorate of Public Health issued fresh guidelines on handling bodies of SARI patients. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:13 Apr 7

Vellore records first coronavirus death

09:57 Apr 7

Lockdown decision after review: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in Cabinet meeting

Thackeray chaired a meeting of the cabinet, the first through video conferencing due to the outbreak, in which the situation prevailing in the state, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and available medical infrastructure were discussed, officials said. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:50 Apr 7

New York records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its worst day yet of the outbreak

 

Subway riders, wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns, step off a train in New York. (Photo | AP)

09:07 Apr 7

ICMR issues guidelines for sample collection site for coronavirus testing

09:02 Apr 7

Good news | COVID-19 positive woman delivers baby in Thanjavur

A woman who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday delivered a baby boy through cesarean section. As the woman was pregnant she was transferred to the maternity ward of the Government Rajah Mirasudar hospital, coming under the TMCH jurisdiction. Hospital sources said both of them have been isolated and being observed.
(Inputs from ENS)

08:49 Apr 7

WATCH | Vroo, vroom, vroom: The Corona car is here!

08:46 Apr 7

IN PIC | Coronavirus awareness message made on Bengaluru street

 

Coronavirus awareness message painted on road near Anand Rao flyover, Bengaluru. There is a nationwide lockdown in place till April 14 to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Photo | Nagaraja Gadekal, EPS)
08:06 Apr 7

Coronavirus outbreak has reached community transmission stage in Mumbai, says BMC

Mumbai has 525 coronavirus positive cases while 34 deaths reported. In its report, BMC said out of 34 people who died of COVID-19, 11 had no pre-history of aliments. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope visited Dharavi and and other slum areas to check and review the situation. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:58 Apr 7

Madurai: 11-year-old tests positive for coronavirus today

07:55 Apr 7

Coronavirus updates from a few states, UTs

  • Maharashtra: 100 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today. Death toll rises to 40 in state while the total number in the state stands at 1,018.
  • Punjab: Total 8 coronavirus positive cases have been reported today. Total cases in the state stand at 99.
  • Haryana: 33 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today. Total cases in the state stand at 129 which includes 2 deaths and 17 recoveries.
  • Chandigarh: A total of 18 cases have been reported in the union territory. While the UT has not reported any death, 8 people have recovered so far.
  • Gujarat: A total of 19 positive cases and 2 deaths have been reported in the state today. The total tally stands at 175 now.

(Inputs from ANI, ENS)

07:45 Apr 7

Pulses and oil being sold at higher prices in Puducherry, find officials in surprise check

Already, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy warned traders of severe action if they are found to have hiked the prices of articles and are indulging in hoarding. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:42 Apr 7

Mumbai: 100 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths reported today

07:30 Apr 7

IN PICS | On World Health Day, Kerala Police honours medical staff

07:28 Apr 7

Enough capacity in country to meet hydroxychloroquine demand: Pharma industry

On March 25, India had banned the export of hydroxychloroquine in the midst of concerns that the drug could be used to fight COVID-19. India is the largest exporter of the drug. Officials said India would export the drug on a case-by-case basis after meeting all the domestic requirements. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:25 Apr 7

LISTEN IN | Scarcity of basic essentials is a problem: NRI on life in coronavirus-hit USA

07:23 Apr 7

Superstars come up with a short film 'Family' on COVID-19

Conceptualised and ‘virtually’ directed by Prasoon Pandey, the film highlights the importance of maintaining social distancing and staying at home. It also encourages citizens to take the lockdown in their stride. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:06 Apr 7

Boris Johnson stable in ICU with COVID-19, remains in 'good spirits'

Johnson spent the Monday night in the ICU at a London hospital in a move Downing Street said was a "precaution" should the British prime minister require ventilation to aid his recovery from COVID-19. 

07:00 Apr 7
06:59 Apr 7

Two Uttarakhand Jamaat followers, who hid travel history to Alwar, face attempt to muder case

Ashok Kumar, additional director general of police said, "The case has been registered against the two men under Section 307 (Attempt to murder) who are identified as Jamaat followers. Both men concealed their travel history to Alwar in Rajasthan."

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

06:56 Apr 7

Petition in Supreme Court seeking ban on all activities of Tablighi Jamaat

Over 1,000 of the total 4,421 coronavirus cases in India are linked to Tablighi Jamaat gathering. Hundreds of people who are related to Tablighi Jamaat have been quarantined.

READ FULL REPORT HERE

06:49 Apr 7

Now, Puducherry Class X students can get lessons through WhatsApp, YouTube and cable TV

A virtual control room has been created for clarification of students' doubts through WhatsApp messages or calls, Director of School Education P T Rudra Goud said. Expert teachers of all subjects including Tamil, English, Maths, Physical Science, Biological Science and Social Science can be contacted on their WhatsApp numbers from 6 a.m to 10 p.m. The students can interact through text messages, voice or video calls. 

06:48 Apr 7

06:36 Apr 7

Ray of hope shines on Mysuru as first COVID-19 patient discharged

The 35-year-old Dubai returnee was confirmed to have contracted the virus on March 22 after he self-reported to the city's KR hospital. He was earlier sent away from the Akash Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, the referral hospital of the Bengaluru airport, ruling out any infection.

READ FULL REPORT 

06:12 Apr 7

PM Modi speaks with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven

PM Modi had a telephone conversation today with Stefan Lofven, Prime Minister of Sweden. The two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, and the steps being taken in their respective countries for controlling its health and economic impacts. Both leaders agreed on the potential for collaboration & data sharing between Indian & Swedish researchers & scientists, which would also contribute to the global efforts against COVID19. 

06:10 Apr 7

IRCTC to suspend bookings for three private trains

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to suspend bookings for trains that are run by it, till 30th April. IRCTC runs three trains as of now, 2 Tejas trains and 1 Kashi Mahakal Express: IRCTC  

06:03 Apr 7

Indian Railways to manufacture 1000 PPEs per day in 17 workshops

The Indian Railways is considering supplying 50% of the overalls to other medical professionals across the country. Material for all the overalls is being procured centrally at Jagadhari which is located near many big textile industries in Punjab.

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

06:00 Apr 7
While 19 persons cured of Corona infection, so far seven persons have died of this virus in Tamil Nadu.
05:51 Apr 7

Jamaatis in Punjab get 24-hour deadline to report themselves

Punjab Health Department today gave a 24-hour deadline to all Tablighi Jamaat participants of the Delhi Nizamuddin Markaz event, who were hiding out in the state, to report to the nearest police station, or else face criminal prosecution. 

05:48 Apr 7

Punjab Govt has set up control room for coordination and providing logistic support

Punjab Govt has set up control room for coordination and providing logistic support during ensuing wheat harvesting and marketing season,set to begin on April 15 under tight security and safety measures to ensure smooth operations amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The Chief Minister also wrote to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, seeking her personal intervention to revive manufacturing and loading at the jute mills in her state against the pending indents for gunny bales placed by Punjab Government: Punjab CMO 

05:45 Apr 7

Third death in Jammu and Kashmir

Another COVID-19 positive patient dies in Kashmir. A 54-year-old man with no travel history and no contact with positive case has died today. With his death, total deaths due to Covid-19 in J&K has risen to three. Five more tested positive in the state taking the total number of cases to 114. 

05:38 Apr 7

Lav in the time of COVID-19: Meet the ex-IITian who is the face of India's response

Lav Agarwal, the 1996 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS officer, who has emerged as the face of the government during the COVID-19 crisis in India, has surprised many. The joint secretary in the ministry has been putting out information related to the outbreak, confidently handling queries from an ever inquisitive press and defending the government's actions day after day for weeks now.

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

04:41 Apr 7
04:23 Apr 7

MHA conducts detailed review of lockdown measures

Status of essential goods and services is by and large satisfactory. Home Minister did a detailed review of the status of essential commodities and lockdown measures, he gave directions to take appropriate measures and ensure hoarding and black marketing is not done. 

04:16 Apr 7

Sensex surges over 2,400 points, NSE above 8,700 levels; Banking and pharma stocks glitter

Despite concerns over rising coronavirus cases in the country, domestic equities took positive cues from global stocks and turned positive, traders said. IndusInd Bank was the leading the pack after closing 25 per cent higher, followed by Axis Bank and Mahindra & Mahindra.

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

04:14 Apr 7

ICMR briefing on 7.4.2020

  • ICMR has informed that over one lakh people have been tested.
  • 11,795 perople tested in the last one week.
  • 59 private labs roped in

 

04:10 Apr 7

Health Ministry briefing on 7.4.2020

  • Eight COVID-19 deaths in country since Monday. Till now 326 persons have been discharged after recovery. Till now there are 4,421 COVID19 positive cases in the country, including 354 cases in the last 24 hours.
  • Looking at Ayurveda to boost immunity
  • Truck aggregators to link farmers and mandis (markets)
  • Dedicated COVID hospitals for severe and critical cases 
  • Cluster containment strategy designed for Delhi, Mumbai, Bhilwada, Agra
  • ICMR study suggests 1 COVID-19 patient can infect 406 people in 30 days if he/she doesn't follow lockdown, social distancing
04:02 Apr 7

AIIMS Delhi tells its healthcare staff to reuse N95 masks four times for 20 days by disinfecting

The circular said, "It is imperative that in accordance with the evidence-based on scientific literature, these 95 masks are to be disinfected by individual users, by keeping them in open after use or by other methods, and re-used at least 4 times each, whereby these will suffice for about 20 days".

READ FULL STORY HERE 

04:00 Apr 7

UP’s first tunnel to disinfect market-goers comes up in Gorakhpur

The tunnel, a similar facility already in use in Tamil Nadu and Kashmir, has been put up at the entrance of Mahewa Mandi, the vegetable market of the city. Those entering the market will get sanitised within 10 seconds by a spray of disinfectant when they pass through the tunnel.

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

03:59 Apr 7
03:53 Apr 7

Twelve more COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, state tally rises to 175

The 12 cases were from Bagalkot, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru BBMP limits, Mandya and Kalburgi. The state also saw five patients discharged bringing the number of those who have recovered to 25.

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

03:42 Apr 7

In a first, Bihar transfers money to bank accounts of over 1 lakh stranded migrant workers

CM Nitish Kumar on Monday transferred Rs 10.3 crore from Chief Minister's Relief Fund to the accounts of 1,03,579 migrants stuck outside Bihar. According to official communication issued from CM secretariat, 2,84,674 applications have been received and proper verifications are still going on.

READ FULL REPORT HERE

03:40 Apr 7

Odisha reports first COVID-19 death after 72-year-old man with comorbid conditions succumbs

Official sources said the 72-year-old man, a native of Jharpada in Bhubaneswar, was admitted to AIIMS on April 4. He had a history of chronic hypertension. "The person was in respiratory distress and died on Monday. Later his samples tested positive. His contact tracing and containment are on," a senior health official said. 

READ FULL REPORT HERE

03:28 Apr 7

Centre thinking of extending lockdown after April 15

A lot of state governments, as well as experts, are requesting Central Government to extend the lockdown. Central Government is thinking in this direction: Government sources
 

03:07 Apr 7

Abhijit Banerjee to head panel set up by Mamata to revive Bengal economy post-lockdown

"When a disaster or pandemic comes, a plan should be kept ready. For showing a future path to economic development, we have set up a global advisory board to frame the coronavirus response policy in Bengal. I want good people on the board and Abhijit Banerjee will head the team," said Mamata. 

03:06 Apr 7

With 19 more positive cases, Gujarat COVID-19 count at 165

Nineteen new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Gujarat on Tuesday, according to the State Health Department. Thirteen were confirmed from Ahmedabad, three from Patan and one each from Bhavnagar, Anand and Sabarkantha. With this, the state tally of positive COVID-19 cases climbed to 165. 

03:03 Apr 7

Chitra Disinfection Gateway set up at Trivandrum's medical college

A 'Chitra disinfection gateway' set up at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum for disinfecting people. It has also come up with examination booth for examining patients without direct contact with doctor to prevent spread of infection. The electronically controlled gateway is equipped with a system for generating hydrogen peroxide mist and UV based decontamination facility. The mist will decontaminate people. UV system will decontaminate chamber. 

02:56 Apr 7

EPS launches helpline numbers to help farmers with their stock

CM Edappadi Palaniswami launches district-wise helpline numbers to help farmers sell produce and sort out transport, pass and storage issues. CM also waived off cold storage fees for fruits andvegetables till 30th April, ahead of mango harvest: Tamil Nadu CM Office 

02:44 Apr 7
01:55 Apr 7

Latest coronavirus numbers from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh

  • In Haryana positive cases: 119
  • Deaths: 2
  • Recovered: 15
  • Punjab corona positive cases: 89
  • Deaths: 8
  • Recovered: 4
  • Chandigarh corona positives cases: 18
  • Deaths: 0
  • Recovered: 10
01:53 Apr 7

Highlights of Kejriwal's presser

  • We will need 400 ventilators, 1200 beds equipped with oxygen, if there are 30,000 patients in Delhi. Arrangements are being made for these too. In this manner, if there are 30,000 active cases in Delhi we will have arrangements for them.
  • The hospitals have been identified. 12,000 rooms in hotels will also be taken over in phases if the needs arise. Patients with heart&liver ailments,cancer,diabetes and above 50 years of age will be kept in hospitals.
  • Patients below 50 years and with minor symptoms will be kept in hotels and dharamshalas with all medical facilities.
  • Arrangement of 8000 beds will be made for serious patients.
01:51 Apr 7

Rajnath on what all were discussed in the GoM meeting

01:33 Apr 7

Delhi government acts strict on Markaz row

Today we are going to give 2000 phone numbers of people who were brought out of Markaz to find out if they roamed in the area around Markaz. The areas they went out to, will be sealed and monitored: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

01:30 Apr 7

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi again

01:24 Apr 7

More updates from Dharavi

01:24 Apr 7

Random tests will be done in Delhi: Kejriwal

01:02 Apr 7

WATCH | Migrants and homeless in Delhi perform yoga

01:00 Apr 7

Update from Karnataka

12:56 Apr 7

WhatsApp to limit sharing of frequently forwarded messages to only one chat at a time

While the Facebook-owned platform has been battling the menace of spread of fake news through its platform, the introduction of the new feature comes at a time when WhatsApp is being actively used by people to stay connected amid lockdowns globally.

12:51 Apr 7

FIR against Tablighi members in Mumbai

FIR registered against 150 people of Tablighi Jamaat, at Azad Maidan police station for violating quarantine orders (IPC Sec 271) & violating govt official preventive order (IPC Sec 188). FIR also registered under IPC Sec 269, besides the earlier two sections of 271 & 188

12:47 Apr 7

Haryana village declared as a containment zone

12:46 Apr 7

Good news from Delhi

12:36 Apr 7

Four-year-old Andhra boy donates Rs 971 to CM's Relief Fund

12:21 Apr 7

Sanitation drive continues in Delhi's Nizamuddin

12:09 Apr 7

Many Indian Americans tested positive with coronavirus, died in New York, New Jersey: Reports

While there is no official or unofficial count of Indian-Americans infected with the coronavirus, information available on various private social media groups indicate that a significant number of them are in New York and New Jersey. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:06 Apr 7

North Western Railway to run special parcel train service from April 7 to 14

Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, the North Western Railway has decided to run a special parcel train service from April 7 to 14 to transport goods and essentials. The Jaipur-Bikaner-Jodhpur-Ajmer-Jaipur parcel special will start at 3 pm from Jaipur and will return the next day at 7. 15 pm, North Western Railway spokesperson said. The service will cover Alwar, Rewari, Hisar, Sirsa, Hanumangarh, Merta Road, Pali Marwar and Marwar junction stations.

11:54 Apr 7

More with Tablighi Jamaat links test positive in Haryana

16 Tablighi Jamaat returnees in Mewat test positive for Coronavirus; the total number of positive cases in Mewat now stands at 30: Civil Surgeon Mewat.

11:53 Apr 7

16 Tableeghi Jamaat members booked in Chhattisgarh

16 Tableeghi Jamaat members were booked yesterday in Korba for allegedly hiding travel history, misleading authorities and putting lives of others at risk. One of them had tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing treatment at AIIMS Raipur: Korba SP Abhishek Meena.

11:46 Apr 7

Coronavirus tally in Madhya Pradesh as of Tuesday

  • Positive: 272
  • Active: 252
  • Deaths: 15
  • Negative: 7
11:46 Apr 7

Coronavirus case counts in Northeast

Assam 27. Manipur 2. Mizoram 1. Arunachal 1. Tripura 1.

11:45 Apr 7

Good news from Bihar

No rise in positive cases in Bihar for last 72 hours.

11:42 Apr 7

WATCH | Srinagar's Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden sans visitors

11:41 Apr 7

Cabinet Ministers meet underway

11:22 Apr 7

Latest coronavirus figures from Andhra

11:18 Apr 7

Andhra positive cases rise to 304

11:16 Apr 7

Bihar government cracks down on errant health officials

11:05 Apr 7

Dharavi tally reaches seven

Two new COVID-19 cases in Dharavi; tally reaches seven in Mumbai's slum area: Officials

11:03 Apr 7

Prayagraj locals block entry to their localities

11:03 Apr 7

Case against 27 in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad

A case has been registered against 27 men, who were brought to Firozabad district hospital on April 4 for collection of samples after they came in contact with Tablighi Jamaat returnees, for allegedly spitting on the hospital walls and offering prayers in the hospital premises.

11:02 Apr 7

Improtant meeting underway at UP CM's residence

11:01 Apr 7

Muslim shrines in UP asked to encourage people to pray from home

In view of upcoming Shab-e-Baraat festival, UP Sunni Central Waqf Board directs trustees and managing committees of shrines and cemeteries to not let people enter their premises and instead encourage them to pray at home: SM Shoaib,Chief Executive,UP Sunni Central Waqf Board.
10:44 Apr 7

Update from Assam

One more COVID-19 positive case from Dhubri District has been confirmed, taking the total number of positive cases in Assam to 27. This patient is related to the Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

10:44 Apr 7

Disinfection tunnel at the entry of Madurai College ground

10:43 Apr 7

Two more tested positive in Punjab

Two women who returned from Tableeghi Jamaat event test positive, in Mansa. They were already under isolation at the civil hospital as precautionary measure. They belong to Chhattisgarh. Remaining 20 samples of their contacts are negative: KBS Sidhu, Punjab Special Chief Secretary
10:28 Apr 7

Statement from Mumbai hospital whose staff tested positive for COVID-19

Several of our healthcare professionals tested positive for COVID-19 at South Mumbai facility. The source of the infection is identified as a 70 year old patient who was admitted on March 17 for a cardiac emergency. Later,patient tested positive for COVID-19. Our colleague nurses and the doctors identified as COVID-19 positive are presently being treated. The hospital is currently declared containment zone by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and we are closely working with the authorities

10:16 Apr 7

Meghalaya government on lockdown situation in state

Schools/educational institutions to remain closed till 30 April. MGNREGA activities to be allowed to resume in respective villages. Wages and material components to tune of Rs 534.6573 crore sanctioned and released to respective BDOs for wages' payments and clearing materials bill: Meghalaya government.

10:15 Apr 7

Latest scene from Ranchi

10:03 Apr 7

‘War’ on coronavirus is hurting doctors, health staff and you

The theme this year focuses on supporting nurses and midwives. As we enter the second week of the second quarter of 2020, the world around us looks drastically different from what it did earlier. We are on Day 14 of the 21-day lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic has been continuing its spread at a worrying speed. In the midst of this public health crisis, another human-made crisis has appeared. It is a crisis of messaging and communication, manifesting itself in the repeated references to the current situation as a “war”. (READ THE FULL OPINION HERE)

10:02 Apr 7

Importatnt update from MEA on medicines' export

Partial lifting of ban; Hydrochloroquine & paracetamol to be restricted; depending on availability of stock after meeting domestic requirements,existing orders will be cleared; D/o PHARMA & MEA will decide on such allocations depending on humanitarian(COVID)situation etc: Sources

09:53 Apr 7

Stigma against Doctors handling COVID-19 cases continue

09:53 Apr 7

FIR against two who attended Tablighi Jamaat event

09:52 Apr 7

Latest numbers from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

  • Rajasthan Total cumulative positive cases : 325
  • Deaths : 6
  • Today's positive :24
  • Total cases in Uttar Pradesh : 324
  • 16 fresh cases have surfaced since last night
  • Recovered : 22
  • Deaths: 03
09:41 Apr 7

Delhi government to go for random testing at hotspots in national capital

Delhi government to conduct over 1 Lakh tests in next few days. Random testing to be done in hotspots. Quarantine centers being set up in large numbers. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to brief today at 1 PM about a 5 point plan, formed in the view of increase in no.of COVID-19 cases in Delhi
09:40 Apr 7

Latest coronavirus stats from the government

Increase of 354 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hours; India's positive cases rise to 4421 (including 3981 active cases, 325 cured/discharged/migrated people and 114 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

09:01 Apr 7

Latest Maharashtra update

As per local administration,Ahmednagar Dist has total 25 COVID19 positive patients. 21 out of the 25 patients include Tablighi Jamaat returnees and their close contacts. In last 24 hours, four people tested positive out of which three are close contacts of persons who attended Markaz. 

08:50 Apr 7

More updates from Mumbai

Four persons residing in the building of a tea-seller who is possibly infected with coronavirus, have been placed under quarantine. Some security personnel deployed at Matoshree,who visited his tea stall have been kept in isolation as a precautionary measure: Mumbai Police sources

08:43 Apr 7

Another incident of racism in Maharashtra

An unidentified bike-borne man spat on a girl from Manipur in Kalina Area of Mumbai yesterday. An FIR has been registered under Sections 270 and 352 IPC against him on the complaint of the girl. Police is looking for the accused with the help of local CCTV footage.

08:42 Apr 7

Latest update from Mumbai

08:14 Apr 7

Trump warns India

08:13 Apr 7
08:13 Apr 7

Non new death in China

China reports no new coronavirus death for the first time: AFP news agency

08:12 Apr 7

Government withdraws restrictions on 24 active pharmaceutical ingredients

08:12 Apr 7

Latest stats from Goa

08:11 Apr 7

US death toll continues ro swell up

United States records 1,150 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: AFP news agency quoting Johns Hopkins tracker
08:10 Apr 7

Online food delivery executives facing problems in Delhi

08:09 Apr 7

Crackdown by MP police on lcodkwon violators continue

08:08 Apr 7

Corona sweets in Bengal shops?

05:22 Apr 7

Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Uddhav Thackeray to ensure safety of Kerala nurses in Maharashtra

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday wrote to his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray urging him to ensure the safety of Malayali nurses attending to COVID-19 patients in Mumbai and other parts of the state.

01:08 Apr 7

JUST IN | Day after being hospitalised for coronavirus, UK PM Boris Jhonson shifted to ICU: AFP

 

UK Prime Minister Boris Jhonson (FIle Photo | AP)
01:03 Apr 7

In total, 18 paramedical staff test positive for COVID-19 at Delhi State Cancer Institute

Recently, a doctor and seven healthcare personnel had also tested positive for COVID-19 taking the total number of cases at the government-run hospital to 18. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

01:03 Apr 7

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa warns people about targeting entire Muslim community

12:40 Apr 7

'Lost power to smell, taste but not courage': Chandigarh doctor shares her coronavirus recovery journey

My discharge from hospital was smooth and well-organised. I was dropped home by an ambulance. After getting back home, I kept my belongings in a separate room and took a hot water bath,” she says, advising proper personal hygiene to keep the virus at bay. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

11:59 Apr 6

PM Modi wishes UK Prime Minister Boris Jhonson 'speedy recovery'

11:54 Apr 6

JUST IN | United States coronavirus deaths top 10,000 as per Johns Hopkins tracker (Input from ANI)

11:34 Apr 6

WATCH | Sports stars urge everyone to stay home and stay safe

11:19 Apr 6

Another heart patient dies after ambulance sent back at Kerala-Karnataka border; 10 lives lost so far

The death comes on a day when Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Karnataka government agreed to allow patients who are not infected by COVID-19 to be treated in the state. According to relatives, the family tried to reach Mangaluru from Kedumbady, a border point 10 km from their house in Kerala. But Karnataka police sent them back.

11:17 Apr 6

10-month-old baby among five COVID-19 patients discharged in Coimbatore

Among the five patients who were discharged were a 26-year-old woman who had returned from Spain, a 48-year-old man from Tirupur who had returned from the UK, a 29-year-old railway doctor, her 10-month-old baby boy, and their domestic worker. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

11:03 Apr 6

PM Modi speaks to Bahrain king on Covid-19 health crisis

10:30 Apr 6

1,445 COVID-19 cases linked to Tablighi Jamaat event; total cases rise to 4,281, death toll 111

The ministry's updated data came a day after it said the rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India accelerated to 4.1 days from the perviously estimated 7.4 days due to the Jamaat event held in Nizamuddin West last month. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:27 Apr 6

Coronavirus updates from Northeast

The total number of coronavirus cases in Northeast stands at 31. Meanwhile, Tripura reported its first COVID-19 positive case on Monday.
The break-up in northeast states stands as follow:

  • Assam-26
  • Manipur-2
  • Mizoram-1
  • Arunachal-1
  • Tripura-1
(Inputs from ENS)
10:22 Apr 6

Coronavirus updates from Madhya Pradesh

Total postive cases in state are 256. Out of which 234 are active. The number of deaths in the state stand at 15.

10:08 Apr 6

Good Samaritans in Vellore rescue stray animals from starvation during COVID-19 lockdown

Volunteers attached to New World Animal Rescue (NWAR) have come forward to feed the stray animals. A group of thirty men, led by the chairman of the organization, S Sukumar, have been preparing food and distributing them at different places to feed the animals. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:46 Apr 6

Ministry of Health shows gendered distribution of coronavirus

09:18 Apr 6

Dance moves, garlands, Yama: Cops use different playbook to deal with lockdown violators

While some police officials gave a free exercise session to lockdown violators by asking them to perform squats by holding their ears, many states put their thinking caps on and came up with novel ideas or 'pun'ishments to make motorists understand the importance of the lockdown. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:09 Apr 6

British PM Boris Johnson 'doing well' in hospital, stays in charge of COVID-19 response

His hospitalisation was described as a "precautionary step" taken on the advice of his doctor, a Downing Street spokesperson said on Sunday. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:08 Apr 6

Mumbai: 9-months old pregnant woman dies from coronavirus

09:07 Apr 6

Gujarat woman cop suspended for violating social distancing norms and playing garba

A video of the incident, shot three day ago, in which she and some policemen and residents of a complex are seen playing garba on the lawns went viral on social media. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:11 Apr 6

Telangana coronavirus updates

08:06 Apr 6

Training of Gaganyaan astronauts in Russia put on hold due to lockdown: Sources

The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, chosen for India's manned mission to space, have been undergoing training at the Yu.A.Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow since February. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:56 Apr 6

IN PICS | Children play cricket while lockdown is in place in Chennai

07:50 Apr 6
07:50 Apr 6

Lockdown in Uttar Pradesh may continue after April 14 as COVID-19 cases surge

The Uttar Pradesh government has suggested that the lockdown in the state may continue after April 14 in the wake of the rising number of coronavirus cases related to Tablighi Jamaat members. “The lockdown will not be removed if even a single person with the coronavirus is found in the state,” said Additional Chief Secretary, Home Awanish Awasthi while talking to the media. Moreover, chief secretary RK Tiwari also expressed the same view saying the lockdown imposed in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak may be extended if the situation didn’t improve after April 14.

 

07:47 Apr 6

Maintain social distancing during sale of fish: Goa issues COVID-19 advisory

Goa Directorate of Fisheries has issued an advisory regarding the sale of fish amid the coronavirus lockdown. The advisory states that "all are directed to maintain social distancing while conducting the retail sale of fish. Proper hygiene and sanitary precautions shall be taken into consideration by the respective society while the sale of fish is conducted." 

07:46 Apr 6

Top bureaucrats in Madhya Pradesh go into isolation as several test positive for COVID-19

With several members of the top bureaucracy in Madhya Pradesh testing Covid-19 positive and the number of coronavirus cases rising at an alarming rate, questions have cropped up on the officials attending meetings with the Chief Minister in the war room.

07:44 Apr 6

Private bus fares from and to Bengaluru, scheduled post coronavirus lockdown, skyrocket

Fares of private buses from here to other cities have sky-rocketed for April 15 onward journeys in anticipation of lifting of the lockdown. On bus ticketing platform Redbus, the fare for Bengaluru-Hyderabad travel is between Rs 1,899 and Rs 3,948 for April 15. Similarly, a ticket for Mumbai is costing between Rs 2,381 and Rs 4,700. 

07:11 Apr 6

Kolkata sweet shop comes up with Corona Sandesh, Corona Cake

The sandesh and cake, both shaped like the novel coronavirus, are prominently displayed alongside other sweets in the retail chain's outlets. But there is one important difference.

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

07:06 Apr 6

37 new cases recorded in Andhra Pradesh taking the total tally to 303

07:05 Apr 6

Status on PPE coveralls and N95 masks

  • Supply lines from abroad opened up today with receipt of 1.70 lakh PPE coveralls from China donated to India.Along with domestic supplies of 20000 coveralls,1.90 lakh coveralls will now be distributed to hospitals&will add to 387473 PPEs already available in country.
  • An order for 80 lakh complete PPE kits (including N95 masks) had been placed on a Singapore based platform earlier & now it has been indicated that supplies will commence from 11th April with 2 lakhs, followed by 8 lakhs more in a week.
  • Northern Railways have developed a PPE coverall. This is in addition to PPE coveralls&N99 masks developed by DRDO. Efforts are being made to start mass production of these products. Existing N95 mask producers have increased their capacity to about 80,000 masks/day
  • 2 lakh domestically produced N95 masks are being sent to hospitals. Including these, over 20 lakh N95 masks have been supplied by Govt. About 16 lakh N95 masks are presently available in country&this figure will increase with the fresh supply of 2 lakh masks
  • Orders have been placed for 112.76 lakhs standalone N95 masks and 157.32 lakhs PPE coveralls. Out of these, 80 lakh PPE kits will include N95 masks. The objective is to achieve a supply of about 10 lakh PPE kits per week. 
06:52 Apr 6
06:52 Apr 6

Total positive cases in Maharashtra reaches 490 with 57 new patients detected today

In Maharashtra, 57 new COVID-19 positive cases including four deaths in Mumbai on Monday. Total positive cases in Mumbai are 490 (including 34 deaths); 5 persons discharged today, total persons discharged till now- 59. 

06:50 Apr 6

Total number of cases in Karnataka 163

20 patients have recovered from Covid19 & have been discharged from hospitals in Karnataka. All international passengers have completed mandatory quarantine. 120 people have been discharged from isolation facilities so far. Not all is gloomy. Total cases at 163. Active cases 139 

06:19 Apr 6

13 new cases in Kerala

With nine cases in Kasaragod, two in Malappuram, one each in Kollam and Pathanamthitta, 13 new cases reported in Kerala.  

06:16 Apr 6
06:13 Apr 6

50 more test positive in Tamil Nadu

Of the 50 persons tested positive for Corona today, 48 had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi; till today, 19,060 persons are home quarantine; so far six persons had lost their lives in TN due to this virus.

06:05 Apr 6

CRPF officers, personnel in contact with infected doctor, test negative for coronavirus

The CRPF said that a Chief Medical Officer had tested corona positive on April 2 and was admitted at AIIMS, Jhajjar, in Haryana. "Some officers and men who had come in direct contact with him were put under quarantine but have since tested negative," the statement said. 

05:58 Apr 6

14-month-old boy with no travel history contracts coronavirus in Gujarat

The child, whose test came out positive on Sunday, is on ventilator support and the locality where his labourer parents reside in Dared village has been put under complete lockdown to check the spread of the virus, officials said.

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

05:46 Apr 6

Delhi CM briefing

  • Coronavirus cases reach 523 in Delhi, with 20 fresh cases being reported in the last 24 hours including 10 attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. One person died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, total deaths stand at 7. 25 patients are on ventilators.
  • Out of the total number of cases, 330 people are linked to Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi. Around 1000 samples of are being tested for COVID-19 daily.
  • From tomorrow, ration will be distributed at 421 govt schools to the poor who don't have ration card in Delhi. Each person will get 4 kg wheat and one kg rice. We aim to give ration to 10 lakh such people & will take more food grains from the Centre if need arises.
05:45 Apr 6
05:40 Apr 6

Total positive cases in Odisha reach 39

There are a total of 39 positive cases in Odisha. 2 patients have been cured and discharged from the hospital, 87 persons are in quarantine. 

05:36 Apr 6

Total number of cases in West Bengal 61

As of 12 PM today, the total number of active Coronavirus cases reported in West Bengal is 61, of which 55 cases are from 7 families only. Only 3000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been sent by the Centre yesterday, I myself arranged 2,27,000 PPEs: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee  

05:19 Apr 6

Court comes to Kerala man's rescue after cops deny permission to buy food for pet cats

The petitioner, N Prakash of Maradu in Ernakulam district, approached the court challenging the denial of a vehicle pass by the police to go out and purchase pet food. When the case came up for hearing, the court asked the petitioner whether his cats will not eat other food.  

READ FULL REPORT HERE

05:12 Apr 6

ICMR orders 5 lakh testing kits

An order has been placed for 5 lakh testing kits for COVID19; 2.5 lakhs kits to be delivered on April 8-9: Indian Council of Medical Research  

04:25 Apr 6

MHA quarantines over 25k Tablighi Jamaat members

We have quarantined over 25,000 Tablighi Jamaat workers and their contacts; five Haryana villages where they visited have been sealed: MHA 

READ FULL REPORT HERE

04:19 Apr 6

GoAir open for bookings from April 15th 2020

GoAir is open for bookings from 15th April 2020 for its domestic flights, and the airline is open for bookings for international flights from 1st May 2020: GoAir Spokesperson 

04:17 Apr 6

Health Ministry briefing

  • 693 new COVID19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 4067 in India out of which 1445 cases are related to Jablighi Jamaat. 76 per cent cases have been reported in males & 24 per cent in females.
  • In the last 13 days, Indian Railways transported sugar through 1340 wagons, salt through 958 wagons and edible oil through 316 wagons/tanks, to different parts of the country.
  • Number of COVID19 deaths stand at 109, with 30 people succumbing to it yesterday. 63 per cent of the deaths have been reported among people over 60 years age, 30 per cent in age bracket of 40 to 60 years & 7 per cent victims were below 40 years age.

 

  • During Coronavirus lockdown, 16.94 lakh metric tonnes of food grains have been transported across India till now. In 13 states, 1.3 lakh metric tonnes of wheat and in 8 states, 1.32 lakh metric tonnes of rice have been allotted.
  • We have allowed the use of Hydroxychloroquine for healthcare workers dealing with COVID-19 patients or high risk contacts of the patients though there is limited evidence of its efficacy. There is not sufficient evidence to use it at community level.
04:05 Apr 6

92 hospital staff in Pune quarantined

92 staff members, including several doctors, of a Pune hospital quarantined after accident victim, who was being treated at the facility, tests positive for coronavirus. 

03:49 Apr 6

Prez, PM, MPs to take 30% pay cut for 2020-21

Union Cabinet approves Ordinance amending the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 reducing allowances and pension by 30% w.e.f. 1st April, 2020 for a year. The President, Vice President, Governors of States have voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility. The money will go to Consolidated Fund of India.

03:39 Apr 6

Two hospitals in Delhi to take in COVID-19 patients only

Delhi Government has decided that Lok Nayak Hospital (that includes GB Pant Hospital) with a capacity of 2000 beds and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital that can accommodate 450 beds will now be dedicated for Coronavirus cases only.
 

03:37 Apr 6
03:35 Apr 6

One more tested positive in Punjab's Mohali

One more person in Mohali has tested COVID19 positive. He is the son of one of the two persons from Mohali who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi & had tested positive earlier. He is being moved to Gian Sagar Isolation facility, Banur: Punjab Special Chief Secretary 

03:33 Apr 6

PM Modi chairs meeting of Council of Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting of Council of Ministers via video conferencing. Union Home Minister Amit Shah & Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also present. 

02:30 Apr 6

12 more COVID19 cases reported in Karnataka

Karnataka government has informed that 12 more COVID19 cases reported in the state has taken the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 163, including 4 deaths and 18 discharged. Out of the 12 new cases, 3 have history of travel to Delhi.

02:29 Apr 6

Karnataka's Dharwad district now has zero active COVID-19 cases after lone patient discharged

The 33-year-old man from Hosayallapur area in Dharwad was working in Australia. After the coronavirus outbreak in that country, he returned via Dubai and Muscat to Goa and then took a bus to Dharwad on the night of March 12. He quarantined himself at his house but after five days he suffered from a fever and visited a private hospital in Dharwad where doctors referred him to SDM hospital.

READ FULL REPORT HERE 

02:26 Apr 6

Urgent hearing in SC underway via video conferencing

02:25 Apr 6

Nine, including health workers and police personnel, test positive for virus in Bhopal

Nine more people have tested positive for COVID19 in Bhopal, out of which five are police personnel and four are health workers. Fifty-four people have tested positive for the virus in the district so far, including one death: Bhopal District Administration MadhyaPradesh 

02:22 Apr 6

WATCH | India lights up during coronavirus lockdown, celebrates mini Diwali

02:21 Apr 6

Kerala doctors develop India's first walk-in kiosk to take samples for COVID-19 tests

Kerala's Ernakulam district administration on Monday launched the Walk-in Sample Kiosk (WISK) to keep health workers safe while taking samples to test for COVID-19. A first of its kind in India, the WISK was designed by a team under Dr. Ganesh Mohan, RMO of Kalamassery Medical College. Launching the WISK on Monday, District Collector S Suhas said that similar technology was used in South Korea for mass sample collection. It takes less than two minutes for blood and swab sample collection.

02:20 Apr 6

Google Maps to show locations of food and night shelters in India

Google, in a statement, said it is working closely with state and central government authorities to surface the locations of these relief centres. Users can search for 'Food shelters in ' or 'Night shelters in ' in any of these Google products. The service will also be made available in Hindi soon, the statement said.

READ FULL REPORT HERE

02:18 Apr 6
02:09 Apr 6

Tablighi Jamaat attendee creates ruckus in Kanpur hospital

A 33-year-old man from Meerut, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi last month and had tested positive for COVID-19, allegedly created ruckus at the Sarsaul Community Health Centre in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city, where he had been quarantined.

READ FULL REPORT HERE

01:30 Apr 6

WATCH | COVID -19 Survivors: Negligence is key factor for rapid spread of coronavirus, says survivor

12:50 Apr 6

769 foreign tourists from all over the country register on ‘Stranded in India’ portal

12:41 Apr 6

One more succumbs in Gujarat

A 62-year-old woman, having travel history to Sri Lanka, succumbs to COVID-19 in Vadodara, Gujarat, taking the death toll to 2 in the district. There are six active cases in the district, four people have been cured: District Collector Shalini Aggrawal.
12:39 Apr 6

Dedicated COVID-19 hospital innauguarated in Bhubaneswar

12:29 Apr 6

Alipore zoo in Kolkata to enhance regular checking of big cats

  • A four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia has tested positive for COVID-19 at New York's Bronx Zoo, authorities said on Sunday. The tiger is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time.
  • Since mid-February several precautionary measures such as regular spray of antiviral medicine inside the big cats' enclosure and in the garden have been taken, Alipore Zoo director Ashis Kumar Samanta said.
  • "The news of a tiger contracting COVID-19 is indeed a matter of concern. Since mid-February, we have been taking precautionary measures for big cats and other animals in our zoo. We had laid strict safety norms for all the caretakers, doctors and other staff of the zoo," Samanta told PTI over the phone.
  • Now it has been decided that tigers would be kept on a strict and close 24/7 observation so that in case of any situation, steps can be taken as fast as possible, he said.
  • "Presently caretakers and doctors daily check the health condition of big cats and other animals. We have called an emergency meeting of all the staffs especially caregivers, caretakers, and doctors, so that all of them follow the safety norms of wearing masks, gloves, and sanitizers while treating the animals," he said.
12:28 Apr 6

Himachal Pradesh Police cracks down on people linked to Tablighi Jamaat

FIR registered against four people linked to Tablighi Jamaat under Sections 188, 269 & 270 of IPC & Section 51 of Disaster Management Act, in Nerwa area of Shimla. Three of them attended Markaj at Delhi's Nizammudin on March 9 & one attended on March 18.

12:26 Apr 6

Odisha Police in action against violators

12:26 Apr 6
12:24 Apr 6

Latest coronavirus stats from Uttar Pradesh:

  • Total count : 300 22
  • Fresh cases since last night. Of those, 15 tablighi jamatis have tested positive to stand at 158 of 300.
  • Recovered :21
  • Deaths: 03
12:11 Apr 6

Some key points of PM Modi's address to BJP workers amid coronavirus crisis

  • We experienced yesterday at 9 pm, the strength of togetherness of 130 crores people of our country. People from every section of society & age group demonstrated this unity and strengthened the resolve in fight against COVID-19 I state it with full responsibility that this is a long war against coronavirus pandemic.
  • But we do not have to get tired or take a rest in this war. We have to emerge victorious. Today, the country has only one goal & one resolve - to win this war. The maturity shown by the people during lockdown, in a large country like India, is unprecedented. No one could have imagined that the people will abide by this with such obedience and sense of service.
  • India's efforts have set an example before the world in tackling coronavisus pandemic.India is one of the countries which understood seriousness of this disease&waged a timely war against it.
  • India took several decisions&tried its best to implement them on ground. India has worked rapidly with a holistic approach that is being appreciated by not only Indians but also WHO. All countries should come together and fight this, so India had active participation in the meeting of the SAARC countries and the G20 meeting.
  • This foundation day of BJP has come at a time when not only the country but also the world is going through a difficult time. Humanity is facing a crisis, our devotion to service of the country creates our path during this challenging time.
12:07 Apr 6

PM addresses BJP's 40th foundation day amid coronavirus crisis

11:52 Apr 6

Madhya Pradesh latest corona stats

  • Positive cases: 220
  • Active: 198
  • Deaths: 14
  • Negative: 8
11:43 Apr 6

Cattle owners in Chandigarh suffer due to coronavirus

11:31 Apr 6

Five Keralites die in US

11:31 Apr 6

'Chennai Express' producer Karim Morani's daughter tests positive for coronavirus

Shaza had returned from Sri Lanka in the first week of March. "Shaza had no symptoms but has has tested positive. Zoa my other daughter has a few symptoms so we got both of them tested. Zoa, however, tested negative. Both have been admitted to Nanavati hospital. They are in isolation and under observation," Morani told PTI.
11:30 Apr 6

33 new cases in Maharashtra

11:28 Apr 6

Good news from Bihar

No fresh case of corona positive in the last 24 hours in Bihar.

11:27 Apr 6

Positivity, help from doctors cured me: Bihar's first COVID-19 patient

Anitha Vinod, Bihar’s first COVID-19 patient, said that adversity has taught her to maintain positivity in life to weather the storm. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:16 Apr 6

Apple to donate 20 million face masks, ship 1 million shields weekly for medical workers

In a video posted on Twitter, Apple CEO Tim Cook said this is a truly global effort and Apple is working continuously and closely with governments at all levels, to ensure these are donated to places of the greatest need. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:15 Apr 6

Most migrant workers unaware of lockdown relief measures: Survey

As part of the report ‘Voices of the Invisible Citizens’, 3,196 migrant workers were telephonically interviewed between March 27 to March 29. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:14 Apr 6

Andhra cases rise to 266

11:04 Apr 6

16 new positive cases in Gujarat

16 new COVID-19 positive cases detected in Gujarat - 11 from Ahmedabad, 2 from Vadodara, on each from Patan, Mehsana and Surat. Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 144 (including 21 discharged and 11 deaths): Health & Family Welfare Department, Gujarat.

11:03 Apr 6

Delhi Police's statement on lockdown in national capital

10:47 Apr 6

Deserted streets in Bhopal

10:46 Apr 6

Mumbai Hospital declared containment zone

Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai has been declared a containment zone after some staff at the hospital tested positive for coronavirus. More details awaited.

10:24 Apr 6

COVID-19 positive man dies in Rajasthan

  •  A 60-year-old coronavirus positive man died at the state-run MBS Hospital in Kota even as Rajasthan recorded seven more cases of the virus, an official said on Monday. The virus has so far claimed six lives in the state and infected 274 people. However, officials maintain that those who died were also suffering from other illness.  
  • "A 60-year-old man with no recent travel history died at MBS Hospital in Kota. He was admitted yesterday and died late night. Eight new cases have come up, including the patient who died," Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said.
  • He said that a few people who had participated in the Nizamuddin event in Delhi were found in the locality where the deceased lived but their test report has come out negative. It seems the family is hiding travel and contact history.
10:24 Apr 6

Update from Himachal Pradesh

10:22 Apr 6

ICMR to get about seven lakh rapid antibody testing kits by April 8

"ICMR to get about seven lakh rapid antibody testing kits by April 8. These will help in conducting COVID-19 tests in hotspot areas where large no.of cases are being seen. ICMR will get delivery in a phased manner. It's expected that they'll get five lakh kits in first phase. Orders placed."
09:58 Apr 6

Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor discharged

09:53 Apr 6

One more tested positive in Ranchi

09:47 Apr 6

Help the needy amid COVID-19 outbreak: PM Modi to party workers on BJP's 40th foundation day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted BJP workers on the party's 40th foundation day on Monday and asked them to help the needy as the country fights to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. Recalling the contribution of those who toiled for decades to build the party, he said it is because of them that the BJP got the chance to serve crores of Indians. "Tributes to all those who have toiled hard to build the party for decades, due to which BJP has got the opportunity to serve crores of Indians across our nation's length and breadth," Modi wrote on Twitter.

09:47 Apr 6

Coronavirus figures swell in Rajasthan

09:43 Apr 6

Latest coronavirus stats

09:27 Apr 6

Bhopal registers its first coronavirus death

The victim is a 55-year-old private security guard who was among the 23 tested positive on Sunday night.

09:24 Apr 6

Fire at Tamil Nadu garbage dump amid 'Diya Jalao' Challenge

09:11 Apr 6

'Global surge in domestic violence': UN chief Antonio Guterres amid coronavirus lockdown worldwide

"Violence is not confined to the battlefield," said Guterres in a statement and a video released in multiple languages, reminiscent of his call for a ceasefire in conflicts worldwide to face the COVID-19 pandemic. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

09:10 Apr 6

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale opens up on his 'go corona, corona go' slogan

08:50 Apr 6

Update from Uttarakhand

08:49 Apr 6

Homeless in Gujarat celebrate 'Diya Jalao'

08:39 Apr 6

Over 100 quarantined after COVID-19 victim buried without precautions in Tamil Nadu

The deceased, a resident of Chennai and native of Keelakarai in Ramanathapuram, had a travel history to Dubai. He was admitted to Stanley Hospital at 9.45 am on April 2 and he died at 11.45 am on the same day without responding to treatment, according to a Health Department statement. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

08:38 Apr 6

Learn from past mistakes, plan for life after lockdown: Raghuram Rajan

Once India wins the battle against COVID-19, there will be a bigger war waiting — fixing the large-scale disruption caused by the unprecedented shutdown, the former RBI Governor said. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

08:32 Apr 6

Heroes in newspaper capes: Women brave coronavirus season with their mission

Ponni Selvarajan’s day begins much before dawn. Her work is among those considered ‘essential services’ during the 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

08:23 Apr 6

Lockdown scenes from Mahrashtra

08:22 Apr 6

LISTEN | Indian student on life in coronavirus-hit Italy

08:21 Apr 6

Shri Digambar Jain Ratnatraya Jain Mandir in Dwarka is closed

08:20 Apr 6

Cases swell up in Tamil Nadu, more clarity on Section 144 extension awaited

The number of COVID-19 cases in the State rose to 571 with 86 new cases confirmed on Sunday. Of the 86, 85 are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi. The total number of positive cases linked to the Delhi meet is now 522. The State also reported two deaths, taking the number of deaths in TN to five. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

08:19 Apr 6

WATCH | Negligence is key factor for rapid spread of coronavirus, says survivor

08:02 Apr 6

COVID-19: The power of modelling reality

The coronavirus is spreading at an exponential rate in many countries. In the US, President Donald Trump has warned of a “painful two weeks” that will increase the death toll. Experience with epidemics indicates that the exponential spreading phase is an unfortunate part of infectious disease transmission. The Spanish flu of 1918-20 was the last major pandemic on a global scale, and infected about 500 million and killed 17-50 million people. (READ THE FULL OPINION HERE)

08:00 Apr 6
07:59 Apr 6

23 more tested positive in Bhopal

23 more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, taking the total number of cases in Bhopal to 40 including 20 Tablighi Jamaat (Delhi) returnees: State Health Department

07:59 Apr 6

Probe ordered into delaying of cremation of Padma Shri awardee Nirmal Singh

Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes has directed Deputy Commissioner and Police Commissioner, Amritsar to probe delaying of cremation of Padma Shri awardee Nirmal Singh (who tested positive for COVID-19 and passed away on April 2), and submit report within seven days.

07:57 Apr 6

Madhya Pradesh celebrated 'Lights Off' challenge

07:57 Apr 6

How Jamia Milia responded to the nine-minute 'lights off' challenge

07:56 Apr 6

Another tested positive in Maharashtra

07:56 Apr 6

US death toll continues to swell up

United States Coronavirus deaths top 1,200 in last 24 hours: AFP news agency quoting Johns Hopkins tracker.
07:55 Apr 6

Now Gujarat police dresses like coronavirus to tackle the lockdown violators

07:54 Apr 6

Uddhav government's new order

Wearing face masks has been made compulsory for all staff, officers and visitors to Maharashtra Mantralaya for the coming few months. No entry to anyone without face masks. The decision has been taken in view of prevention of coronavirus: Maharashtra government

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