Coronavirus updates from India and the world: COVID-19 cases rise to 107 in Maharashtra
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik donates 3 months salary to CM's relief fund

Odisha Chief Minister's Office:CM Naveen Patnaik has donated his 3 months’ salary to Chief Minister's relief fund to help those affected by COVID19,reiterating that extraordinary circumstance demands extraordinary response. CM has appealed all to donate generously for the cause.

It is really important that India continue to take aggressive action at public health level: WHO Executive Director

India led the world in eradicating two silent killers - Small Pox and Polio. India has tremendous capacities, all countries have tremendous capacities when communities and civil societies are mobilized: WHO Executive Director Dr Michael J Ryan

All private medical colleges and hospitals in Uttarakhand are directed to reserve 25% of their beds for COVID19 patients

All private medical colleges and hospitals in Uttarakhand that have a capacity of 100 or more beds are directed to reserve 25% of their beds for COVID19 positive or possibly infected cases: State Government

96 FIRs registered and 1995 vehicles were challaned in Noida for violating the lockdown and section 144

96 FIRs (first information reports) were registered and 1995 vehicles were challaned in Noida for violating the lockdown and section 144 in the district, yesterday: Noida Police

Visuals from Punjab: People coming out to buy essential goods in Amritsar

Punjab: People come out of their homes to buy essential goods in Amritsar, amid lockdown in the state. A buyer at a milk shop says,"Govt has taken the right step to control the spread of #COVID19. But govt must specify the time when shops selling essential goods will remain open"

First lady Melania Trump tested negative for coronavirus

First lady Melania Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told CNN.

Fighting coronavirus is the fight of our lives: UN Chief calls for global ceasefire

Drop your weapons and end your animosity. Fighting coronavirus is the fight of our lives, said UN Chief calls for global ceasefire. Click here to read more.

Delhi Police clears the protest site in Shaheen Bagh in wake of COVID19

Delhi: Delhi Police clears the protest site in Shaheen Bagh area, amid complete lockdown in the national capital, in wake of COVID19

CBSE announces new Helpline numbers on coronavirus safeguards for students

CBSE announced new Helpline numbers on Corona Virus Safeguards for Students. The facility will be available from 10 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. and 2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M. from today to 31st of March until further announcement.

Visuals from wholesale market in Moradabad

People in large numbers at a wholesale market in Moradabad, even as the district has been placed under lockdown due to rising cases of Coronavirus in the country.

Total number of active COVID-19 in India rises to 446

Total number of active COVID19 cases so far in the country is 446, as on 24th March. 37 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 9 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Mumbai police seizes 25 lakh masks worth Rs 15-20 crore

Mumbai police has seized 25 lakh masks worth 15-20 crore. The seizure was conducted in the supervision of Mumbai police commissioner. The state home minister is likely to visit the Bandra unit of crime branch.

(Inputs from Sachin Gaad)

Total number of active COVID-19 in Maharashtra rises to 101

32 States and UTs announce complete lockdown

Important Announcement: 32 States/UTs announce complete lockdown in the entire state/UT covering 560 districts

Locals gather at anti-CAA protest site in Shaheen Bagh

Delhi: Locals gather near the anti-CAA protest site in Shaheen Bagh which was cleared by police today morning, amid complete lockdown in the national capital to prevent the spread of Coronavirus

23-year-old woman in Manipur tests positive for Coronavirus

A 23-year-old woman in Manipur tests positive for Coronavirus. She has recent travel history to the UK.

Work of sanitisation of Municipal Hospital is underway by a team of Mumbai Fire Services

Maharashtra: Work of sanitisation of Municipal Hospital is underway by a team of Mumbai Fire Services. An officer says, "We're using Quick Response Vehicle to spray disinfectant Sodium Hydrochloride Solution diluted in water. Priority to be given to quarantine facilities."

Armed forces have evacuated 1186 from foreign countries, says Indian Army spokesperson

The armed forces have evacuated 1186 (these include medical staff and air crew) from foreign countries. At present, there are 796 people in quarantine under military supervision: Indian Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand

Election Commission of India has deferred the Rajya Sabha Elections

PM Modi to address nation at 8 pm today

Will address the nation at 8 PM today, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Will address the nation at 8 PM today, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Ugadi Asthanam to be performed at Tirupati temple tomorrow

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, the administrative body of Lord Balaji temple has conducted 'Kovil Alwar Tirumanjanam', a temple cleansing ritual ahead of festival of Ugadi tomorrow. 'Ugadi Asthanam', to be performed tomorrow in the presence of very few people.

In last 24 hours, no new case of COVID19 reported in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

In last 24 hours, no new case of COVID19 reported in Delhi. 5 ppl have been discharged after treatment. Biggest challenge right now is that we don't have to let the situation turn uncontrollable, under any circumstance. Contribution of all is needed in achieving this: Delhi CM

Fourth death in Mumbai, 65-year-old man from UAE passes away

We should have taken coronavirus more seriously: Rahul Gandhi

I am feeling sad, because this was completely avoidable. We had time to prepare. We should have taken this threat much more seriously and have been much better prepared.

Gangs in the Rio de Janeiro favelas have enforced a lockdown from 8pm tonight

Gangs in the Rio de Janeiro favelas have enforced a lockdown from 8pm tonight. The statement reads: "If the government won't do the right thing, organised crime will"

11,108 people are under quarantine for 14 days in Gujarat

11,108 people are under quarantine for 14 days, out of which 224 are in government facilities & 10,850 are home quarantined, while 34 are in private hospitals across Gujarat. As many as 21 FIRs have been lodged against those showing reluctance in being quarantined: Gujarat Govt

3 new cases of COVID-19 in Chennai

3 new cases of COVID19 in Chennai. A 74-yr-old male & a 52-yr-old female returned from USA and a 25 yr-old female returned from Switzerland. They're residents of Porur, Purasaivakkam, Keelkattalai respectively. Patients in isolation&stable: Tamil Nadu Health Minister

IGNOU extends last date of accepting examination forms without late fee to April 30

Keeping in view the spread of COVID19, the epidemic and complete lockdown throughout the country the last date of accepting the June 2020 term-end examination forms without late fee has been extended up to 30th April 2020: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Govt directs states & UTs to transfer funds to account of construction workers

About Rs 52,000 crores is available as cess fund and about 3.5 crore construction workers are registered with these construction welfare boards.

PM Modi speaks with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, dicusses evolving situation of COVID-19 outbreak

Prime Minister's Office: PM Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani earlier today. Both leaders exchanged Navroz greetings noting that the festival symbolizes the shared heritage & cultural linkages between the two countries.

All shops in Goa to remain shut

All shops in the state to remain shut. The government will make arrangements for the distribution of essential commodities. Goa dairy will supply milk&collector will take the decision regarding grocery distribution: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Very close to coming up with an economic package for COVID-19 outbreak: Nirmala Sitharaman

Work is going on and we are very close to coming up with an economic package that will be announced sooner rather than later: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on coronavirus

Entire West Bengal to be put under lockdown from 5 pm today till March 31

Entire West Bengal to be put under lockdown from 5 pm today till 31st March: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nabanna

COVID-19 cases rise to 106 in Maharashtra

Coronavirus cases rise to 106 in Maharashtra; three deaths reported in the state so far: State Health Minister Rajesh Tope

Number of coronavirus positive patients in Maharashtra rises to 107

Pune's Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd develops India's first indigenous COVID-19 testing kit

West Bengal: Railway Protection Force distributes tea, biscuit among 375 passengers stranded at Howrah Railway Station due to suspension of transport services

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar: Global challenges require global cooperation

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: In last 40 hours no new patient has been tested positive for #COVID19

Union Health Ministry briefs the media on Coronavirus, in Delhi

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: If some tenants are not in a condition to pay their rents to landlords, they can be given some concession for 2-3 months

Delhi government: Increasing the number of night shelters in the city

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Pune District Collector has instructed all petrol/diesel pumps of the district to stop providing petrol/diesel to the vehicles

Coronavirus in West Bengal: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays surprise visit to Kolkata Medical College

Coronavirus in Punjab: 6 new cases have been reported in the state

Medical professionals, besides doctors, also participated in the meeting with PM Narendra Modi via video-conferencing

HM Amit Shah spoke to Delhi Commissioner of Police and asked him to take strict action against landlords asking doctors and nurses

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: I held a meeting regarding food supplies; We have enough supplies says CM Uddhav Thackeray

Coronavirus in Telangana: 36 positive cases have been reported in the state till now

If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years: PM Narendra Modi

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