Apr 09, 2020 11:17 PM (IST)
Assam woman arrested for inflammatory social media post
A woman was arrested from Hailakandi district in south Assam on Thursday for spreading inflammatory content on social media, police said.
Apr 09, 2020 10:59 PM (IST)
UK records 881 coronavirus deaths
Britain on Thursday reported 881 more fatalities due to COVID-19, bringing the country's total toll to 7,978, as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the strict lockdown measures in place in the UK must continue for more time to ensure there is no second wave of the coronavirus.
Apr 09, 2020 10:58 PM (IST)
One COVID-19 death, 18 positive cases reported in Telangana
A fresh death and 18 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Telangana on Thursday, taking the total positive cases in the state to 471, Health Minister E Rajender said.
Apr 09, 2020 10:10 PM (IST)
#TwitterDown across the world
Several users are reporting Twitter outage across the world. Using the hashtag #TwitterDown, users are saying that their timelines are not loading. Twitterati share funny gifs, memes as the micro-blogging platform goes off for some.
Apr 09, 2020 7:54 PM (IST)
Punjab sees spike in COVID-19 cases; total count rises to 130
Punjab witnessed a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases on Thursday with 24 more people contracting the infection, pushing the total count to 130 in the state.
Apr 09, 2020 6:51 PM (IST)
Mumbai Civic Administration converts NSCI into quarantine facility
Mumbai Civic Administration has converted the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Worli into a quarantine facility.
Apr 09, 2020 6:49 PM (IST)
India, Russia decide to cooperate with each other to deal with coronavirus pandemic
India and Russia on Thursday deliberated on the fast evolving global situation arising out of the coronavirus crisis and decided to help each other in facilitating any requirement of medicines and medical equipment to deal with the pandemic.
Apr 09, 2020 6:49 PM (IST)
98-year-old Indian-origin woman beats Covid-19 to return to UK home
A 98-year-old Indian-origin woman has pleasantly surprised her doctors and family after beating Covid-19 to return to her home in Scotland within days of her hospital admission.
Apr 09, 2020 5:58 PM (IST)
Containment exercise will be carried out in 21 areas of Delhi where COVID-19 cases found: Kejriwal
"Containment exercise will be carried out in 21 areas of Delhi where COVID-19 cases have been found. These areas will be completely sealed & residents will be home quarantined. Essential services will be delivered to the residents' doorsteps," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said
Apr 09, 2020 5:56 PM (IST)
PM Modi, Uganda President discuss coronavirus pandemic over telephonic conversation
"Spoke on phone to President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni about the challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. India will support, in every way it can, Uganda’s efforts to control the spread of the virus," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Apr 09, 2020 5:43 PM (IST)
Boris Johnson's health 'continues to improve'
British PM Boris Johnson's health 'continues to improve', AFP news agency reported.
Apr 09, 2020 5:42 PM (IST)
Those who misbehave with doctors/nurses will be given strictest punishment: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the incident where 2 female doctors of Safdarjung Hospital were allegedly assaulted by their neighbour in Gautam Nagar said, "I'd like to warn people who misbehave with doctors/nurses that it won't be tolerated. They'll be given strictest punishment."
Apr 09, 2020 4:58 PM (IST)
7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chhattisgarh; tally rises to 18
7 patients from Katghora city of Korba district have been tested positive for COVID-19, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur in a statement said.
Total positive cases in Chhattisgarh stand at 18 which includes 9 discharge.
Apr 09, 2020 4:56 PM (IST)
J&K reports 24 new COVID-19 cases; total rises to 184
"24 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Kashmir. Total cases in the state stand at 184. 32 patients are from Jammu and 152 patients are from Kashmir. All are contacts," Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), Jammu & Kashmir said.
Apr 09, 2020 4:35 PM (IST)
70-year-old COVID-19 positive woman dies in Mumbai's Dharavi: BMC
A 70-year-old COVID-19 positive woman from Dharavi in Mumbai passed away today, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Maharashtra said.
Apr 09, 2020 4:32 PM (IST)
Railways converts 3,500 coaches into isolation wards for coronavirus patients: Health Ministry official
In order to prepare 80,000 isolation beds, Indian railways are converting 5,000 coaches into isolation units, of which 3,250 have been converted, Health Ministry Joint Secretary, Lav Aggarwal said.
Apr 09, 2020 4:25 PM (IST)
PM Modi, Moon Jae-in discuss coronavirus pandemic over telephonic conversation
PM Narendra Modi spoke on telephone today with Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea. The leaders discussed COVID-19 pandemic and challenges it posed to global health systems and economic situation. They shared information about steps taken in their countries to tackle the pandemic.
Apr 09, 2020 4:21 PM (IST)
1,30,000 samples tested for COVID-19 in India so far: ICMR
"1,30,000 samples have been tested so far. Out of these 5,734 samples tested positive till date. Positivity rate ranges between 3-5% in the last 1-1.5 months. It has not increased substantially. Yesterday we tested 13,143 samples," Indian Council of Medical Research in a statement said.
Apr 09, 2020 4:18 PM (IST)
Railways deployed more than 2,500 doctors and 35,000 paramedics staff: Health Ministry official
Railways have deployed more than 2,500 doctors and 35,000 paramedics staff. Their chain of 586 health units,45 sub-divisional hospitals,56 divisional hospitals, 8 production unit hospitals and 16 zonal hospitals are dedicating their significant facilities to fight COVID-19, Health Ministry Joint Secretary, Lav Aggarwal said.
Apr 09, 2020 4:13 PM (IST)
Supplies of PPEs, masks, and ventilators have now begun: Health Ministry official
Supplies of PPEs, masks, and ventilators have now begun. 20 domestic manufacturers in India have been developed for PPEs, orders for 1.7 Crore PPEs have been placed and the supplies have begun. 49,000 ventilators have been ordered: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry
Apr 09, 2020 4:12 PM (IST)
13000 needy families being given help of Rs 64 lakh under 'Adopt a Family' campaign: Health Ministry official
Under 'Adopt a Family' campaign in Karnal (Haryana), 13000 needy families are being given the help of Rs 64 Lakhs: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health.
Apr 09, 2020 4:10 PM (IST)
Total 5734 confirmed cases reported in country till date; 549 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs: Health Ministry official
473 people recovered and discharged from the hospital so far. Total 5734 confirmed cases reported in the country till date, 549 new cases in the last 24 hours. 166 deaths have been reported till dates, 17 deaths since yesterday, Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health said.
Apr 09, 2020 3:57 PM (IST)
'Wearing masks compulsory in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur'
Wearing masks has been made compulsory in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur, where coronavirus has spread on a big scale, Maharashtra
minister Anil Deshmukh said on Thursday.
Apr 09, 2020 3:55 PM (IST)
76-year-old man dies due to coronavirus in Jodhpur, 47 test positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan on Thursday: Official
Apr 09, 2020 3:23 PM (IST)
Man thrashed after being accused of conspiracy to spread COVID-19
A man who had returned to his village in Bawana in northwest Delhi after attending a Tablighi Jamaat conference in Bhopal was allegedly thrashed earlier this week after some people accused him of spreading COVID-19, police said.
Apr 09, 2020 2:33 PM (IST)
UNSC to hold first meeting on COVID-19
The UN Security Council will hold a closed video-teleconferencing session on Thursday to discuss the COVID19 situation, the first time the world body's top organ is holding a meeting on the raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 88,500 people globally and infected over 1.5 million others.
Apr 09, 2020 2:32 PM (IST)
British PM Boris Johnson making steady progress
As per Downing Street, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital with coronavirus, is making steady progress. Boris Johnson was shifted to critical care on Monday night as his condition worsened. The prime minister continues to make steady progress. He remains in intensive care, a Downing Street spokesperson said.
Apr 09, 2020 1:42 PM (IST)
Noida admin appeals to people to stay at home and not panic
Apr 09, 2020 1:03 PM (IST)
BMC declares 381 areas as containment zones
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) declares 381 areas as containment zones, to prevent COVID19 transmission. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra is 1297.
Apr 09, 2020 12:58 PM (IST)
Odisha becomes first state to extend lockdown till April 30
Odisha becomes the first state to extend lockdown beyond April 14. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced the extension of lockdown till April 30 in the state. The decision was announced after a cabinet meeting where the importance and need of the extension was discussed.
Apr 09, 2020 12:26 PM (IST)
Coronavirus in North-East: Overview
- Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh has launched COVIDcare app for people under quarantine.
- Amid COVID19 crisis, several Islamic organisations in Assam urged the entire Muslim community in the State to observe Shab-e-Barat from home.
- Manipur CM requested the Prime Minister for an extension of the lockdown to tackle COVID-19.
- Isolation Cells set up in jails to keep inmates safe from the pandemic in Meghalaya.
- Anganwadi workers at Kolasib, Mizoram are contributing by stitching protective masks for health and police functionaries.
- Churches in Christian-majority Nagaland have decided to forego Easter celebration, that falls on April 12.
Schools in Sikkim directed to register with the State Government online portals to initiate e-education for the students.
(Source: Regional PIB offices)
Apr 09, 2020 11:50 AM (IST)
10 Covid-19 drugs under clinical trial in US, says Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump has said that 10 drugs are under clinical trial in America. The US president added that "unprecedented" efforts are being made to find a therapeutic solution to the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 09, 2020 11:37 AM (IST)
Rapid testing first in hotspots: Delhi minister
Rapid testing for COVID19 will be started as soon as the testing kits arrive. Testing will be first done in the COVID19 hotspots in the city: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain
Apr 09, 2020 10:19 AM (IST)
Dwarka Sector-11 situated Shahjahanabad Apartments declared as 'containment zone' by Delhi Government
Apr 09, 2020 9:33 AM (IST)
Class 12 girl tests COVID-19 positive in Greater Noida
A class 12 girl has been tested coronavirus positive in Greater Noida Silver City 2 society taking the total number of COVID-19 positive cases close to 60 in the Noida and Greater Noida region. Earlier on Wednesday, hotspots in at least 15 districts in Uttar Pradesh were sealed till April 14 in areas where COVID-19 have been reported. Read more
Apr 09, 2020 9:29 AM (IST)
Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for hydroxychroloquine
Brazil President Bolsonaro in his address to the nation thanked PM Modi for helping Brazil with hydroxychroloquine. He said, "As an outcome of my direct conversation with Indian PM, we'll receive, raw materials to continue our production of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19".
Apr 09, 2020 9:25 AM (IST)
Coronavirus updates from Central America, South America and the Caribbean
- Colombia to extend quarantine by two weeks
- 350 cases confirmed in Cuba
Apr 09, 2020 9:22 AM (IST)
Coronavirus updates from Jharkhand
According to the Jharkhand's first Health Secretary four more confirmed cases of COVID 19 have been reported in the state, out of which one from an infected family in Ranchi and three others from an infected family in Bokaro. Till now, the total number of cases in the state in 13.
Apr 09, 2020 7:48 AM (IST)
Coronavirus Updates from China, South Korea, Japan and the rest of Asia Pacific
- Wuhan's 76 days of lockdown ends
- Japan’s PM declares a state of emergency as 144 more cases confirmed
- Indonesia reports 2,956 cases
Apr 09, 2020 7:47 AM (IST)
Coronavirus update from UK
- England: 50,756 cases
- London: 14,355 cases
- Scotland: 4,565 cases
- Wales: 4,073 cases
- Northern Ireland: 1,339 cases
Apr 09, 2020 7:09 AM (IST)
Coronavirus updates from Spain, Italy, the UK and the rest of Europe
- There have been 687,000 confirmed cases in Europe, including over 52,000 deaths
- UK PM Boris Johnson remains in intensive care
- EU finance ministers discussing rescue package
Apr 09, 2020 7:07 AM (IST)
Coronavirus updates from the US, Canada and Mexico
- Number of confirmed cases in the US reaches 400,000
- Prime Minister Trudeau is leaving self-isolation
- Mexico reports more than 2,400 cases
Apr 09, 2020 7:06 AM (IST)
Coronavirus updates: Global overview
- US reaches 400,000 confirmed cases
- France to extend nationwide lockdown
- Brazil reports largest daily increase in cases
- UK Prime Minister "stable" after second night in intensive care
- Ethiopia declares state of emergency
- China eases lockdown restrictions