Coronavirus updates from India and the world: Total number of cases in Punjab rise to 33, after 2 more people test positive
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari  to donate my one month salary to Prime Minister Relief Fund

Maharashtra: Social workers distributed food to the needy people today near the Kurla Terminus

Maharashtra Home Minister: Nearly 11,000 convicts & undertrials who are imprisoned for offences with prescribed punishment up to 7 years or less should be released on emergency parole

Coronavirus in India: 88 new cases reported in the country today; the highest in a single day

Maharashtra Home Minister: There would be no restriction on the timings of essential service shops

Coronavirus in India: Total number of cases in Punjab rise to 33, after 2 more people test positive

Police thrash people for violating Coronavirus lockdown in Belgaum

Delhi Police today distributed food to the needy in Najafgarh area

Total of 13 people have been tested positive till now in Jammu and Kashmir

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee seen directing officials and vendors to practice social distancing, in a market in Kolkata

Government's relief package for poor first step in right direction says  Rahul Gandhi

CM Adityanath: The step taken by Modi of a Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package is a step which should be welcomed by all

Lockdown in India: Rajasthan Police punish youngsters for allegedly violating

Odisha to set up 2 large COVID-19 hospitals with 1,000 beds

Coronavirus: Indian Air Force aircraft are continuing to fly in medical supplies and doctors to Leh

42 fresh cases and four deaths related to COVID19 have been reported in the last 24 hour

Odisha to set up the largest COVID19 hospital in the country

Odisha to set up the largest COVID19 hospital in the country. Will be a 1000 bed hospital and will be functional in a fortnight

Bowring and Lady Curzon Medical College in Bengaluru to be made COVID19 hospital

Karnataka: Bowring and Lady Curzon Medical College and Research Institute in Bengaluru to be made COVID19 hospital. All OPDs, Casualty in the hospital to be closed down, and no patients except COVID19 to be admitted

Total number of positive cases of Coronavirus in Haryana rises to 18

Total number of positive cases of Coronavirus in the state now stands at 18 (2 cases in Faridabad, 10-Gurugram, 1-Palwal, 3-Panipat, 1-Panchkula and 1-Sonepat): Department of Health, Haryana Government

Uttarakhand govt launches helpline call and message numbers

Uttarakhand Government has started helpline call and message numbers for people of Uttarakhand who are stranded in other states- Landline number- 0135 2722100, Whatsapp number- 9997954800.

Indian Army issues fresh instructions reiterating enhanced measures to fight coronavirus

Total number of cases in Rajasthan rise to 40

Rajasthan:Two more people test positive in the state, a 45-year-old man in Jaipur and a 35-year-old man from Jhunjhunu. Both have a foreign travel history. Contact tracing underway. The total number of cases in the state rises to 40.

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Delhi metro services to remain closed till April 14

It is hereby informed that, in light of the lockdown issued by the government, Metro services will remain closed till 14 April 2020: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Nirmala Sitharaman announces relief package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore

A package is ready for the poor who need immediate help like migrant workers and urban and rural poor. No one will go hungry. The package is worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Click here to read more.

All essential services shops can remain open 24 hours in Delhi: Lt Governor Anil Baijal

Online service providers/e-retailers delivering essential services & goods to be allowed. All essential services shops can remain open 24 hours so that there is no rush of people: Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal

Food home delivery services have been allowed: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Food home delivery services have been allowed, the delivery persons can show their ID cards that will be sufficient. Mohalla clinics will continue to function but with all precautions: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Gurugram Police to allow free movement of technical persons required for essential services

All officers of Gurugram Police have been directed that exemption of services of technical hands required for essential services/maintenance of households/buildings shall be allowed free movement: Gurugram Police

Mumbai's Juhu beach wears a deserted look as nationwide lockdown enters Day 2

Mumbai's Juhu beach wears a deserted look as nationwide lockdown enters Day 2; Till now, the total number of positive cases in Maharashtra is 124.

800 people who came in contact with the mohalla clinic doctor have been quarantined for 14 days: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

A total of 800 people who came in contact with the mohalla clinic doctor have been quarantined for 14 days: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 649 in India

Total number of COVID19 positive cases rise to 649 in India (including 593 active cases, 42 cured/discharged people and 13 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

PGIMS students forced to attend lectures despite lockdown

Video received from one of the students at Pt. BD Sharma PG Institute of Medical Sciences at Rohtak who was forced to attend lectures despite lockdown due to Coronavirus-"College authorities are not agreeing to grant us leave; we are being exposed to lot of infections."

2 new positive cases of Coronavirus in Mumbai and Thane; number of positive cases in Maharashtra rises to 124

2 new positive cases of Coronavirus in Mumbai and Thane; Till now, the total number of positive cases in the state is 124: Health Department, Maharashtra

65-year-old man from Srinagar passes away due to Coronavirus

A 65-year-old man from Hyderpora, Srinagar passes away due to Coronavirus; Four of his contacts also tested positive yesterday: J&K Principal Secretary (Planning Commission) Rohit Kansal

Haryana govt to provide an extension in service to medical and para-medical staff who are due for retirement this month

Haryana Government to provide an extension in service to medical and para-medical staff and those engaged in essential services who are due for retirement this month. A decision on this was taken in the meeting of the Crisis Coordination Committee.

Visuals from Delhi-Gurugram border

Private vehicles being checked at the Delhi-Gurugram border, after the lockdown imposed due to COVID-19

3 people tests positive for COVID19 in Goa

3 persons tested positive for COVID19 in Goa. A 25-year-old man with travel history to Spain, a 29-year-old man with travel history to Australia and a 55-year-old man with travel history to United States. All three are stable: Directorate of Health Services, Government of Goa

We call on all countries who have introduced so-called lockdown measures, to use this time to attack the virus: WHO

We call on all countries who have introduced so-called lockdown measures, to use this time to attack the virus. You have created a 2nd window of opportunity, the question is how will you use it?: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of World Health Organization

We stand united with India and echo PM Modi's call to keep up our fighting spirits: USA

We stand united with India & echo Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to keep up our fighting spirits. The United States will work shoulder to shoulder with India to combat the COVID19 outbreak. Together, we can safeguard our citizens & people everywhere: US Department of State

G20 leaders to hold video conference to discuss COVID-19 today

Leaders of the Group of 20 nations will hold a summit today via video conference to discuss measures to protect the global economy, amid coronavirus pandemic which has claimed over 18,000 lives globally.

Macron launches army operation to win war against COVID-19

Declaring a war against "an invisible enemy", French President Emmanuel Macron has announced an army operation "Resilience" to back the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and support the population. "We are at war and faced with the peak of the epidemic which is before us, I decided to launch the operation Resilience," Macron said on Wednesday on the sidelines of a visit to a military field hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France, the worst-hit region, Xinhua reported.

UK's confirmed COVID-19 cases exceed 9,500

A total of 9,529 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the UK as of Wednesday morning, an increase of 1,452 over Tuesday's official figure, according to UK's Department of Health and Social Care. The figure showed that 463 patients who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, Xinhua reported. Britain is ramping up the rate of tests for COVID-19, said Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England Professor Chris Whitty.

Over 74,000 COVID-19 cases in Italy, toll reaches 7,503

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 7,503 lives in Italy, while the cumulative number of confirmed cases have reached 74,386, Italian authorities said. Active infections grew by 3,491 cases on the daily basis, bringing the total active infections to 57,521 since the epidemic broke out in the northern regions on February 21, the Civil Protection Department coordinating the emergency response said on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

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