Latest News on Coronavirus on March 17 from India and the world
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23 trains cancelled by Central Railway

All government offices to remain open in Maharashtra

Train services won't be shut in Mumbai

Patients to test positive in Maharashtra increases to 41

Total confirmed cases in India rises to 137

Last date for accepting online applications for the PhD Entrance Test (PET) extended upto March 31: Mumbai University

Japan Olympic Committee deputy chief Kozo Tashima tested positive for coronavirus

Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai to remain closed for the visitors from 16th to 31st March 2020

Private NABL accredited laboratories will soon be operationalised: ICMR DG Balram Bhargava

Maharashtra cabinet decides to shut government offices for seven days

In case a person dies due to the virus, the family of the dead will have to cremate the body: Health Ministry

Central Railway increases platform ticket price from Rs. 10 to Rs. 50 on its Mumbai, Pune, Bhusawal and Solapur Divisions, till further orders, in order to curb crowd at these stations

Restaurants in Pune to be closed for three days from Wednesday

Bihar State Road Transport Corporation buses and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation's premium buses being sanitised 

Total number of testing sites for coronavirus increased to 62

Devotees gather in huge numbers at Shirdi Saibaba Temple to participate in the last 'aarti' as the temple will close from 3pm today

It is not possible to say now that the man who died at Kasturba Hospital today, died due to coronavirus. We are waiting for the report: Maha Health minister

63-year-old male patient admitted at Kasturba Hospital passes away

He had high blood pressure, pneumonia and inflammation of heart muscles and increased heart rate leading to death. He tested positive for COVID19.

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All shops in Pune to remain shut for three days

Maharashtra: All shops in Pune have been shut down for three days on the call of Federation Of Association Of Pune due to Coronavirus. Total 39 positive cases have been reported in the state.

It is like a tsunami is coming: Rahul Gandhi on coronavirus

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi: It is like a tsunami is coming. India should be preparing itself not just for #Coronavirus but for the economic devastation that is coming. I am saying it again & again. Our people are going to go through unimaginable pain in the next 6 months.

Total number of confirmed cases rise to 126

Ministry of Family and Health Welfare: Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across India - 126

Union Minister V Muraleedharan in self quarantine after he attended meeting in a medical institute in Trivandrum

Union Minister V Muraleedharan is in self quarantine after he attended a meeting in a medical institute in Trivandrum on March 14. A doctor there who returned from Spain, tested positive for COVID 19 on March 15.

Initial talks are on for involving private labs to conduct coronavirus tests: Indian Council of Medical Research officials

Initial talks are on for involving private labs to conduct #COVID19 tests : Indian Council of Medical Research officials

Harsh Vardhan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind today to discuss preparedness to contain coronavirus

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind today at 6 pm to discuss preparedness to contain #COVID19.

64-year-old COVID-19 patient passes away at Mumbai's Kasturba hospital

Maharashtra: A 64-year-old COVID-19 patient passes away at Mumbai's Kasturba hospital

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Commitment from Indian govt has been enormous, very impressive: Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India

Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India on coronavirus: The commitment from Indian govt, the Prime Minister's Office has been enormous, very impressive. It is one of the reasons why India is still doing quite well. I am very impressed that everyone has been mobilised.

Section 144 in Nashik; 2 more suspected cases admitted

India announces ban on passengers coming from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia

India announces ban on passengers coming from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia till March 31.

Latest News on Coronavirus on March 17 from India and the world

2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Karnataka

Karnataka Health Department: 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; Total 10 positive cases in the State

Health Ministry lays down guidelines for testing strategy in India

Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has laid guidelines for testing strategy in India. It also states that there is currently no community transmission of COVID-19.

EU borders, Schengen zone to be closed for 30 days: French President

The borders of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen area will be closed for a period of 30 days starting from March 17 due to the spread of the coronavirus, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (local time). "From tomorrow afternoon, the borders of the EU and the Schengen zone will be closed for 30 days," Macron said in a second televised address to the nation in the last four days.

14 people test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai

Daksha Shah, Deputy Director of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's health department: 2.46 lakh travelers have been screened at the Mumbai Airport as of 16th March. 14 people have been tested positive, out of which 6 are from Mumbai & 8 from outside.

All non-essential service providing offices to function at only 50% staff capacity: BMC Commissioner

Praveen Pardeshi, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner: All non-essential service providing offices to function at only 50% staff capacity. Failure to obey the order shall be penalized under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

Vaccine candidate has begun the phase-1 clinical trial: Donald Trump

US President: I'm pleased to report that a vaccine candidate has begun the phase-1 clinical trial, it's one of the fastest vaccine development launches in history. We're also racing to develop anti viral therapies & other treatments, we have some promising early results. My administration is recommending that all Americans work to engage in schooling from home when possible, avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people, avoid discretionary travel & avoid eating & drinking at bars-restaurants & public food courts.

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