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.
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