Coronavirus updates from India and the world: Confirmed cases in India rises to 4,789
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India lifts restrictions on on 24 drug exports

The Central government has removed restrictions on the export of 12 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and their formulations, the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry said on Monday. A notice issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry highlighted the 24 pharma ingredients and formulations. These include Tinidazole, Metronidazole, Acyclovir, Vitamin BI, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.

Donald Trump says US is praying for Boris Johnson, has contacted doctors treating PM

President Donald Trump on Monday said that Americans are praying for the recovery of a friend to the nation, UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was moved to intensive care unit after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened. Trump also said that he has asked two US pharmaceutical companies to get in touch with the British government to offer their services.

WB Finance Minister urges Nirmala Sitharaman to release entire sum of Revenue Deficit Grant in 3 installments

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Monday wrote to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman urging to release the entire sum of Revenue Deficit Grant provided by the 15th Finance Commission to the state of Rs 5,031 crores in three installments. Mitra said the states will continue to face financial stress in a situation where revenue receipts are drying up, while the expenditure to tackle the COVID 19 crisis.

Would be surprised if India doesn't allow export of Hydroxychloroquine to US: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he would be surprised if India did not allow the export of Hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United States despite a request made to New Delhi over the subject. Last week Trump said that he has sought help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the sale of Hydroxychloroquine tablets ordered by the US to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients in his country, hours after India banned the export of the anti-malarial drug.

Denmark to start easing coronavirus restrictions

Denmark is to gradually lift restrictions put in place to fight the new coronavirus, starting with the reopening of daycare nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools from April 15. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that according to health authorities "it is appropriate and justified to start a slow opening.

4 persons residing in the building of tea-seller near Matoshree have been placed under quarantine

4 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: Police Sources

India's positive cases rise to 4421

Increase of 354 COVID19 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

24 new Coronavirus positive cases in Rajasthan today

24 new Coronavirus positive cases in Rajasthan today - Banswara 4, Churu 1, Jaipur 3, Jaisalmer 7 & Jodhpur 9. Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 325: Rajasthan Health Dept. The 7 positive cases in Jaisalmer are contacts of the person found positive in Bikaner

2 more positive cases found in Dharavi

Mumbai: 2 more positive cases found in Dharavi - father & brother of the 2nd positive case here. Dr Baliga Nagar area of Dharavi has been sealed. Contact tracing of the new cases is being done. Total #Coronavirus positive cases in Dharavi now stand at 7 (including 1 death).

India will licence paracetamol & Hydroxychloroquine in appropriate quantities to all our neighbouring countries who are dependent on our capabilities: Ministry of External Affairs

We will also be supplying these essential drugs to some nations who have been particularly badly affected by the pandemic. We would therefore discourage any speculation in this regard or any attempts to politicise the matter: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

Total number of positive cases in Maharashtra rises to 891

23 new Coronavirus positive cases reported in Maharashtra today - Sangali 1, Pimpri-Chinchwad 4, Ahmednagar 3, Buldhana 2. BMC 10, Thane 1 & Nagpur 2. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 891.

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FIR registered against 150 people of Tablighi Jamaat

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

Mumbai police confirms that 10 people who resided in Dharavi for few days after returning from Nizamuddin have been identified, traced

Mumbai police confirmed that 10 people who resided in Dharavi for few days after returning from Nizamuddin, Delhi have been identified&traced. They resided in the flat of the first Dharavi positive case of #Coronavirus on 1st April. They were from Kerala&had left for it from here

Delhi CM Kejriwal announces 5-T plan to coronavirus spread

We have formed a 5-step plan after talking to experts, that how will we control Coronavirus in Delhi in the time to come. This is a '5 Ts plan': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Maharashtra: Wada police in Palghar district seizes raw material and manufactured hand sanitizer worth Rs 19.06 lakhs

Maharashtra: Wada police in Palghar district have raided a chemical company & seized raw material and manufactured hand sanitizer being made without FDA approval. Total seizure is valued around Rs 19.06 lakhs; Case registered

Coronavirus in India: Till now 326 persons have been discharged after recovery; 4,421 positive cases, including 354 cases in the last 24 hours

DRDO & Wipro 3D have together developed a full face shield to be provided to doctors & medical staff working with COVID19 patients

Coronavirus in UP: Total of 314 people have been found positive in the state till now, of which 168 are connected to Tablighi Jamaat

All passengers who booked tickets on IRCTC-run 3 trains will get full refund, says IRCTC after cancelling bookings till Apr 30

Coronavirus in Punjab: Total positive cases stands at 91.

Coronavirus in Haryana: 33 positive cases have been reported in today; Total cases in the state stand at 129 which includes 2 deaths and 17 discharged

Coronavirus in India: 508 more positive cases & 13 deaths reported in the last 24 hours; Positive cases rise to 4,789

Coronavirus in Mumbai: 100 new cases and 5 deaths have been reported in today; Total number of positive cases 590

Coronavirus in Bihar: Two persons have been tested positive at Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRI) in Patna today; Total positive cases in stand at 34.

UK registers daily record of 786 coronavirus deaths: AFP news agency

Coronavirus in Telagana: 40 new positive cases have been reported in today; Total positive cases at 348

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