Coronavirus updates from India and the world:  5 new positive cases in Mumbai and 1 in Vashi; Total number of positive cases in Maharashtra rises to 153
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Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India rises to 719

A total of 719 positive cases of Coronavirus have been reported on Thursday, Health Ministry informed adding that 45 of them have been cured so far. 88 new cases were reported in the country today, making it highest in a day.

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rises to 128

Three more test positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, number of COVID-19 patients reaches 128.

US confirmed COVID-19 cases top 70,000, toll crosses 1,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in the US topped 70,000 as of 1.45 p.m., US Eastern Time on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The fresh figure reached 75,233 with 1,070 deaths, the CSSE said, Xinhua reported.The state of New York has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, with 37,258 cases reported. New Jersey and California have reported 4,407 and 3,247 cases, respectively, according to the center.

Global COVID-19 cases top 500,000; death toll crosses 22,000

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide topped 500,000 as of Thursday noon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University in the US. The fresh figure reached 510,108 cases with 22,993 deaths.

Iran's COVID-19 cases approach 30,000; over 2,000 dead

Iran has reported 2,389 more cases of COVID-19 infection, as the total number reached 29,406. The country reported 157 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising its death toll from the virus to 2,234. So far a total of 10,457 patients have recovered since the first cases were detected on February 19.

Second positive case of COVID-19 in Andamans

Second positive case of COVID19 in Andamans. He had traveled with the first positive case. Both in hospital and protocols being followed: Chetan Sanghi, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Special train reached Kanpur Railway station carrying about 200 persons from Maharashtra's Nashik

A special train reached Kanpur Railway station carrying about 200 persons from Maharashtra's Nashik, to their home state Uttar Pradesh. All passengers were screened at the station&underwent 14-day quarantine stamping with indelible ink on their hands.

COVID-19 positive person died in Bhilwara, Rajasthan

A COVID19 positive person has died in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. He had comorbid conditions including diseases relating to kidney and blood pressure: Rajan Nanda, Principal, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital

A COVID19 positive person has died in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. He had comorbid conditions including diseases relating to kidney and blood pressure: Rajan Nanda, Principal, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital

AIIMS Delhi sets up Task Force to develop management protocol for COVID-19

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi has set up a Task Force to develop a management protocol for COVID2019. It has also constituted several committees to respond to challenges of rising number of the infections which may emerge in the coming days.

Free dry ration will be distributed among poor in Jammu and Kashmir

Free dry ration will be distributed among poor in district, starting with municipalities today. All chemist shops to open from today. Supply of milk to be allowed only between 8-11 am&4 Groceries shall open on Mar 27 only,between 10 am-4 pm: DC Reasi (Jammu&Kashmir)

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Pune rises to 32

Total number of Coronavirus positive cases in Pune district is now 32, out of which 5 have been already cured and discharged.

Total number of positive cases in Telangana rises to 45

One more coronavirus positive case reported in Telangana. Total number of positive cases in the state reaches 45 till 8:00 AM on 27th March. The person is a 45-year-old male, having a travel history to Delhi. Patient is stable and under isolation: Telangana Health department

Shiv Sena MPs and MLAs to contribute their one month's salary to Chief Minister's Relief Fund

All Shiv Sena MPs and MLAs to contribute their one month's salary to Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

We are starting retelecast of 'Ramayana' from tomorrow: Prakash Javadekar

Happy to announce that on public demand, we are starting retelecast of 'Ramayana' from tomorrow, Saturday March 28 in DD National, One episode in morning 9 am to 10 am, another in the evening 9 pm to 10 pm: Minister Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar

2 more Coronavirus positive cases found in Bihar

2 more Coronavirus positive cases found in Bihar - one from Siwan with travel history to Dubai, another from Nalanda with no travel history to any foreign country. Total positive cases in state rises to 9: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRI) official

5 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur and Gondia

5 more people have tested positive for coronavirus - 4 from Nagpur & 1 from Gondia: Divisional Commissioner Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Indian Army code-names anti-COVID19 operations as Operation Namaste

Indian Army has code-named its anti COVID-19 operations as Operation Namaste. Army has, so far, established eight quarantine facilities across the country.

Due to operational reasons, Army has to live in close proximity: Army Chief General MM Naravane

In this fight against Coronavirus, it is our responsibility to help Govt and civil administration. As an Army Chief, it is my duty to keep my force fit. Due to operational reasons, Army has to live in close proximity: Army Chief General MM Naravane

Total COVID-19 cases in Delhi rises to 39

There are a total of 39 Coronavirus positive cases in Delhi today. 29 of them had come from outside and were kept in quarantine & 10 of these are cases of local transmission: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi police stop bus carrying 14 Japanese nationals at Delhi-Ghaziabad border

Delhi: A bus carrying 14 Japanese nationals was stopped by police at Delhi-Ghaziabad border today. Devendar Negi, bus driver says,"I picked them from a yoga centre in Rishikesh and was asked to drop them in Paharganj. I don't know if they have been tested for COVID19".

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust donates Rs 51 Crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has donated Rs 51 Crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund to fight the COVID19 pandemic.

Mosques in Srinagar are closed in the light of 21-day lockdown

12 more people test positive for Coronavirus in Sangli; cases rise to 147 in Maharashtra

Coronavirus in India: Till now 724 cases have been confirmed, total deaths stand at 17

Around 1.4 lakh companies have asked their employees to work from home

Wuhan:  COVID-19 risk evaluation downgraded from "high risk" to "medium risk"

Coronavirus in J&K: 4 more positive cases in Kashmir; all from Srinagar district

Coronavirus in Punjab: Government has decided to suspend tolling operations at all State toll plazas till the period of lockdown

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian Army has distributed ration packets among the daily wage earners, migrant workers and the needy in the Kashmir valley

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive in her third coronavirus test

UP Chief Minister Adityanath has set up Team 11 to monitor the situation in various sectors amid COVID-19 and the subsequent nationwide lockdown

Coronavirus in Telangana: 10 new positive cases reported today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 59

Coronavirus in Mumbai: 9 more people found positive today;  5 have travel history and 4 are close contacts - Total number of positive cases 86

Coronavirus in Kerala: 39 fresh coronavirus cases  reported today

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 2,200-crore financial package to assist weaker sections of the society

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: 5 new positive cases in Mumbai and 1 in Vashi; Total number of positive cases rises to 153

MHRD has postponed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam.

Coronavirus in Rajasthan: Seven fresh positive cases have been reported, taking the total number of positive cases to 50

Coronavirus in Mumbai: 65-year old woman died today due to coronavirus  at Kasturba Hospital This was 5th death in the state due to the virus. An 85-year-old doctor, a likely COVID19 positive case, also died today at a private hospital

Coronavirus in Pakistan: 1,300 confirmed cases including 441 in Sindh, 427 in Punjab, and 131 in Baluchistan. 9 people have also lost their lives, while 23 have recovered

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