Apr 07, 2020 11:15 PM (IST)
57 new cases in MP, number rises to 313
With 57 fresh cases reported in the state, the number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 313 on Tuesday.
Apr 07, 2020 11:14 PM (IST)
11 Indians among 106 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore
Eleven Indians are among the 106 new coronavirus cases reported in Singapore on Tuesday, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the country to 1,481, the Health Ministry said.
Apr 07, 2020 10:49 PM (IST)
9 fresh COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh
Nine primary contacts of Tablighi Jamaat members, who attended a religious congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin last month, tested positive for coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, a senior health official said.
Apr 07, 2020 10:29 PM (IST)
23-day-old baby found positive for COVID-19 in Telangana
A 23-day-old baby is among three COVID-19 cases reported at Mahabubnagar in Telangana on Tuesday, all of whom have been infected from the Tablighi
Jamaat event returnees.
Apr 07, 2020 10:09 PM (IST)
COVID-19: Govt to allow industrial manufacturers to produce oxygen for medical use
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has decided to grant licence to manufacturers of industrial oxygen to produce oxygen for medical use in public interest in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Apr 07, 2020 9:17 PM (IST)
COVID-19: SC asks states, UTs to provide safe transit to prisoners released during lockdown
The Supreme Court Tuesday directed all sates and Union Territories to ensure through Director Generals of Police (DGPs) that prisoners released from jails get safe transit, so that they can reach their homes amid the lockdown due to coronavirus.
Apr 07, 2020 9:14 PM (IST)
UP man claims to have found COVID-19 cure; arrested
A man was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia for allegedly claiming to have found a cure for COVID-19, police said on Tuesday.
Apr 07, 2020 8:43 PM (IST)
COVID-19: Karnataka tally rises to 175, govt to decide on lockdown after panel report
Twelve new positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the total number of affected in the state to 175, the Health Department said on Tuesday.
Apr 07, 2020 8:41 PM (IST)
Maharashtra reports 12 fresh deaths due to COVID-19, toll jumps to 64: Health official
Apr 07, 2020 8:39 PM (IST)
A COVID-19 patient can infect 406 people in 30 days if preventive measures not in place: ICMR study
An ICMR study has found that a COVID-19 patient can infect 406 people in 30 days if preventive measures such as lockdown and social distancing are not implemented, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Apr 07, 2020 8:37 PM (IST)
Two areas in Srinagar sealed after several COVID-19 cases detected
Authorities in Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday declared two areas of the city -- Eidgah and Lal Bazar -- as containment zones and sealed them to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection after several positive cases were detected.
Apr 07, 2020 8:36 PM (IST)
Noida: No fresh COVID-19 case, 2 more cured
No fresh COVID-19 case was detected in Noida and Greater Noida for a third day in a row, even as two more coronavirus patients were cured and discharged from the hospital, officials said on Tuesday.
Apr 07, 2020 5:55 PM (IST)
Coronavirus: Sebi revises cut-off timings for MF subscription, redemption
Markets regulator Sebi has revised cut-off timings for subscription and redemption of liquid, overnight and other mutual fund schemes amid the nationwide lockdown to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 07, 2020 5:54 PM (IST)
COVID-19: Authorised to operate 30 flights to transport essential items within India, says IndiGo
IndiGo on Tuesday said it has been authorised by the government to operate 30 emergency relief flights at its own cost to carry essential items such as medical equipment across the country.
Apr 07, 2020 5:06 PM (IST)
COVID-19: 3 more test positive in Aurangabad; tally now 14
Three more persons, two of them close relatives of a deceased COVID-19 patient, have tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra's Aurangabad
district, taking the number of infections to 14 on Tuesday, an official said.
Apr 07, 2020 4:28 PM (IST)
Provision of essential goods satisfactory: Home Ministry
PS Srivastava, Joint Secretary of Home Ministry said that provision of essential goods and services was going on largely in satisfactory manner.
Apr 07, 2020 4:26 PM (IST)
Indian Railways has prepared 40,000 isolation beds: Health Ministry
Health Ministry said that Indian Railways had prepared 40,000 isolation beds in 2500 coaches. He added that 375 isolation beds were being added daily and this was going on across 133 locations in the country.
Apr 07, 2020 4:21 PM (IST)
"We request media to avoid speculations"
Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry, said that any decision taken by the ministry will be conveyed to media and the public. He requested the media to avoid speculations of any kind. He made the request again and again.
Apr 07, 2020 4:19 PM (IST)
"Sub-standard PPE and N95 masks will not be accepted''
When asked about sub-standard PPEs sent to several countries from China, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry said that that were technical parameters for acceptable PPEs and N95 face-masks. Any equipment found to be not meeting those parameters will not be accepted.
Apr 07, 2020 4:15 PM (IST)
Government strategy is yielding good results: Health Ministry
Health Ministry said that strategy adopted by the government for cluster containment of COVID-19 infection was yielding good results in Agra, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Pathanamthitta, Bhilwara & East Delhi
Apr 07, 2020 4:12 PM (IST)
4,421 cases so far, 326 persons have been discharged: Health Ministry
"4,421 cases so far, 326 persons have been discharged," said Health Ministry during press conference. It added that 354 new cases have been detected in last 24 hours.
Apr 07, 2020 4:09 PM (IST)
Help us to help you: Health Ministry
Health Ministry urged people to help it to help them.
Apr 07, 2020 4:08 PM (IST)
Health Ministry is monitoring situation from its control room: Health Ministry official
"Health Ministry is monitoring situation from its control room", said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry.
Apr 07, 2020 3:52 PM (IST)
13 people arrested for violating lockdown orders in UP's Amethi
The police have arrested 13 people for violating the lockdown orders in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district, a senior official said on Tuesday. Superintendent of Police Khyati Garg said the 13 people had gathered at a vegetable market under the Gauriganj police station area, violating the lockdown orders.
Cases has been registered against them under various sections of the IPC, she said.
Apr 07, 2020 3:50 PM (IST)
Cop sings Bhojpuri song to spread awareness on COVID-19
A Railway policeman posted in Gorakhpur is spreading awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic by singing a Bhojpuri song.
“Jan Jan curfew lagai ho, corona toh ke jai ke padi (curfew is followed by everyone and corona you will have to retreat),” is the song penned by post incharge Akshay Kumar Mishra.
Apr 07, 2020 3:33 PM (IST)
UP increasing testing centres for COVID-19: Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the government is ramping up the number of COVID-19 testing centres in the state, including at the district level, as the coronavirus cases have increased rapidly over the past few days.
Apr 07, 2020 3:33 PM (IST)
3 more Tabligh members test COVID-19 positive in Shamli, total number in double-digits now
Three more Tablighi Jamaat members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Shamli, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the district to 11, officials said on Tuesday.
Apr 07, 2020 3:32 PM (IST)
Sanitising tunnel installed outside Kathua police station
As part of its efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, police in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday installed a decontamination and sanitizing tunnel outside a police station.
Apr 07, 2020 3:20 PM (IST)
Odisha reports first COVID-19 death
Odisha reported its first COVID-19 fatality as a 72-year-old man infected with coronavirus died, officials said on Tuesday.
Apr 07, 2020 2:47 PM (IST)
IRCTC ensuring supply of prepared meals amid coronavirus lockdown
The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has lent its hand for the people as it has ramped up food production at all of its kitchens across the country since the announcement of 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus and provided meals to over 4 lakh people.
The IRCTC has started preparing food for the people across all of its 28 locations in the country including its base kitchens, IANS reported.
Apr 07, 2020 2:46 PM (IST)
Delhi has '5 T plan' to fight coronavirus: Kejriwal
To fight the increasing cases of novel coronavirus in the city, the Delhi government has chalked out a 'five T plan' -- testing, tracing, treatment, team work, and tracking and monitoring.
Speaking to the media, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said along with these steps, the government is well prepared in dealing with up to 30,000 active cases in the city. Explaining each T, he said corona test will be the first step, under which the government will go for mass random tests.
Apr 07, 2020 1:03 PM (IST)
WhatsApp to limit sharing of frequently forwarded messages
WhatsApp in a statement has said that it will limit the sharing of frequently forwarded messages to only one chat at a time. WhatsApp's new limit on frequently forwarded messages aimed at combating spread of fake news, misinformation amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 07, 2020 12:14 PM (IST)
Jammu and Kashmir has sufficient PPE kits, says govt official
"We have 4 testing labs, two in Jammu and two in Kashmir. We will soon begin Rapid tests. We have around 2500 isolation beds and 1000 quarantine beds, and sufficient PPE kits in Jammu and Kashmir," Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, was quoted as saying by ANI.
Apr 07, 2020 12:12 PM (IST)
Covid-19's impact on demand, supply to undermine cement manufacturers
Cement manufacturers in India have seen a significant turn in fortunes with the outbreak of Covid-19. Companies, which had been raising price and pushing volumes from the start of the year, are now staring at supplies coming to a standstill and demand taking a hit.
Apr 07, 2020 12:11 PM (IST)
India to export ant-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine on case-by-case basis: MEA
India has decided to export anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to several countries including those in the neighbourhood on a case-by-case basis in sync with its commitment to the international community to fight the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Tuesday. Hydroxychloroquine is an old and inexpensive drug used to treat malaria.
Apr 07, 2020 11:32 AM (IST)
Coronavirus: Top news this hour
— Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners indefinitely
— G20 leaders urged to approve $8 billion in funding for coronavirus vaccine
— Philippine president extends lockdown in northern region to April 30
— South Korea reports 47 new cases, six deaths from coronavirus
— China is reporting no coronavirus deaths over last 24 hours
Hong Kong will continue to be closed to foreigners, extending the initial two-week entry restrictions on non-residents indefinitely. Non-residents coming from overseas to Hong Kong by plane will be denied entry, and those coming from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan will be barred from entering if they have been overseas in the past 14 days.
Apr 07, 2020 10:56 AM (IST)
Coronavirus update: Chhattisgarh district creates App
To contain COVID-19 spread, police in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir-Champa district create mobile app to keep tab on those violating home quarantine order
Apr 07, 2020 10:55 AM (IST)
Assam MLA arrested for 'objectionable' remarks
Assam MLA arrested for making "objectionable" remarks, calling hospitals worse than detention centres.
Apr 07, 2020 10:52 AM (IST)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to chair meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19 today at 10:30 AM
As the number of coronavirus cases is rising exponentially, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to chair meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19 today at 10:30 AM.
Apr 07, 2020 10:31 AM (IST)
Two women who returned from Tableeghi Jamaat event test positive in Mansa
Two women who returned from Tableeghi Jamaat event test positive,in Mansa.They were already under isolation at the civil hospital as precautionary measure.They belong to Chhattisgarh.Remaining 20 samples of their contacts are negative
Apr 07, 2020 10:28 AM (IST)
One more COVID-19 postive case from Assam's Dhubri district
One more COVID-19 positive case from Dhubri District has been confirmed, taking the total number of positive cases in Assam to 27. This patient is related to the Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi, says Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Apr 07, 2020 10:24 AM (IST)
Coronavirus in India: Latest numbers
- 488 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours
- 4,778 cases in total
- 382 recovered
- 136 deaths
- 101,068 coronavirus tests conducted
- 32 states/UTs have reported coronavirus cases so far
- 12 staff members of Mumbai Jaslok Hospital test COVID-19 positive
- Delhi to conduct large scale coronavirus testing
- Tamil Nadu has 621 confirmed cases so far
- Maharashtra has 868 +ve cases, India's worst affected state
- Mumbai: 2 more in Dharavi test coronavirus positive
Apr 07, 2020 9:57 AM (IST)
24 new coronavirus cases in Rajasthan
24 new Coronavirus positive cases in Rajasthan today - Banswara 4, Churu 1, Jaipur 3, Jaisalmer 7 and Jodhpur 9. Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 325. The 7 positive cases in Jaisalmer are contacts of the person found positive in Bikaner.
Out of the 9 cases in Jodhpur - 6 are family members of person found positive yesterday, 7th is wife of a person who tested positive yesterday,8th is contact of a woman found positive yesterday,both are hospital staff of Goyal hospital. 9th is a woman identified during house to house survey.
Apr 07, 2020 9:34 AM (IST)
Delhi govt to conduct over 1 lakh coronavirus tests in next few days
Delhi govt to conduct over 1 Lakh tests in the next few days. Random testing to be done in hotspots. Quarantine centers being set up in large numbers. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to brief today at 1 PM about a 5 point plan, formed in the view of an increase in no.of COVID-19 cases in Delhi
Apr 07, 2020 9:28 AM (IST)
India COVID-19 cases surge to 4,421; 114 deaths so far: Health Ministry
Ministry of Health Affair said: "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)"
Apr 07, 2020 9:27 AM (IST)
Airbnb gets $1billion investment for post-virus recovery
Airbnb announced that it will be taking a billion dollars in news investment to endure and it hopes, thrive in a travel world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 07, 2020 9:17 AM (IST)
India cases at 4,778, death toll 136, says Worldometer
According to Worldometer, the number of coronavirus positive cases in India stands at 4,778 and the death toll is at 136
Apr 07, 2020 9:14 AM (IST)
Follow practices like social distancing on World Health Day, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to Twitter and said: "This #WorldHealthDay, let us also ensure we follow practices like social distancing which will protect our own lives as well as the lives of others. May this day also inspire us towards focusing on personal fitness through the year, which would help improve our overall health."
Apr 07, 2020 9:13 AM (IST)
Trump announces 3 million deal for millions of masks
US President Donald Trump on Monday announced a deal with US manufacturing giant 3M to provide millions of facemasks to combat the coronavirus pandemic after a dispute over foreign distribution.
"We have reached a very amicable agreement with 3M for the delivery of an additional 55.5 million high quality facemasks each month," he said.
Apr 07, 2020 9:12 AM (IST)
Coronavirus in Maharashtra: 25 cases in Ahmednagar district
Ahmednagar Dist has total 25 COVID-19 patients. 21 out of the 25 patients include Tablighi Jamaat returnees and their close contacts. In last 24 hours, 4 people tested positive out of which, 3 are close contacts of persons who attended Markaz.
Apr 07, 2020 8:35 AM (IST)
Government of India lifts restrictions on 24 active pharmaceutical ingredients
Apr 07, 2020 8:34 AM (IST)
Posters declaring a locality, a containment zone was put up last night by BMC
Apr 07, 2020 7:28 AM (IST)
China reports no new Coronavirus death for the first time
China reports no new Coronavirus death for the first time
Apr 07, 2020 6:49 AM (IST)
Arham Yuva Seva Group is providing food to the needy people in Rajkot
Apr 07, 2020 6:48 AM (IST)
Coronavirus lockdown in Assam
1182 persons have been arrested and 504 cases registered, so far in Assam for violating the Coronavirus Lockdown
Apr 07, 2020 6:47 AM (IST)
Coronavirus: Global overview
- US death toll surpasses 10,000
- UK PM Boris Johnson moved to ICU
- Austria could loosen lockdown measure next
- Japan set to declare state of emergency as cases surge
- Kenya ban road, rail and air travel within and out of Nairobi
- South Korea's daily cases dip below 50 since February peak
- Growth in news cases appears to slow in Spain and Italy
Apr 07, 2020 6:40 AM (IST)
United States records 1,150 Coronavirus deaths in 24 hours
United States records 1,150 Coronavirus deaths in 24 hours