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Delhi cop tests positive for COVID-19, shifted to AIIMS

A 49-year-old assistant sub-inspector posted with the traffic police tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday evening. A resident of Kalkaji police colony, he has been shifted to AIIMS while his wife and two children have been advised home quarantine as they were asymptomatic.Delhi cop tests positive for COVID-19, shifted to AIIMS

82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi

82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi. The patient will be discharged today. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Bhatt82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi

Coronavirus outbreak: How Delhi is bracing itself to tackle the COVID-19 virus

In line Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Janta Curfew', all the shops of RK Ashram are closed from Friday evening. The most crowded market of Delhi RK Ashram looked so empty and isolated as all the markets are shut in a bid to prevent community transmission of novel coronavirus. The Times of India sent a team of reporters to 3 different locations for a spot-check on Delhi's preparedness against the deadly virus on Saturday. TOI visited Connaught Place, Defence Colony and Sarojini Nagar markets and found that most of the essential item shops like dairies, chemists, grocery shops and fruit/vegetable sellers are keeping their shops open and contrary to rumors there is no shortage of supply.Coronavirus outbreak: How Delhi is bracing itself to tackle the COVID-19 virus

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19. Delhi Govt takes over the stadium. Listen inJawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19

COVID-19: Foreigners from different countries sent to Delhi via buses amid nationwide lockdown

Dharamshala (HP), Mar 31 (ANI): Over 40 foreigners from different countries were sent to Delhi via special buses arranged by district administration on March 31. They were stuck in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala during nationwide lockdown. Government of India announced nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus scare which hit normal lives out of gear. COVID-19: Foreigners from different countries sent to Delhi via buses amid nationwide lockdown

Coronavirus in Delhi: CM Kejriwal confirms 39 COVID-19 positive cases

In a press conference on March 27, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal confirms total number of 39 coronavirus positive cases in Delhi on March 27. He further added that 29 of the total confirmed cases had come from outside and were kept in quarantine, while 10 of them are cases of local transmission.Coronavirus in Delhi: CM Kejriwal confirms 39 COVID-19 positive cases

Delhi: Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin reach hospital

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin area reached Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital. Some people have shown symptoms of coronavirus after attending religious gathering in March at Markaz in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi. All those, who went for the Markaz prayers in Delhi need to inform authorities. Government will conduct tests and offer free treatment. Delhi: Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin reach hospital

Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown

New Delhi, Apr 06 (ANI): Jain temples are closed on the occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ in national capital on April 06. Shri Digambar Jain Ratnatraya Jain Mandir in Delhi’s Dwarka is closed due to coronavirus lockdown.Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown

Delhi govt to scale up testing for coronavirus: CM Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi government has decided to scale up testing for coronavirus to at least 1,000 people a day so that positive cases are identified at the earliest, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. "We are aiming to test at least 1000 people every day," he said, adding that since April 1, the Delhi government has been testing 500 people daily. An order has been placed for one lakh testing kits, which will be available from Friday, and the number of tests per day will be increased further, the chief minister said.Delhi govt to scale up testing for coronavirus: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC cancels summer break to make up work loss due to coronavirus

The Delhi High court Thursday decided to suspend its summer vacation this year, slated from June 1 to 30, to make up for the loss of working hours due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The high court has also cancelled the summer break of subordinate courts in June this year.Delhi HC cancels summer break to make up work loss due to coronavirus

Delhi seals 20 coronavirus hotspots with immediate effect

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting held at the CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence, which was attended by health minister Satyendra Jain and Manish Sisodia.

Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said it is imperative for India to immediately ramp up its rate of testing for coronavirus and that the government must act now for the lockdown to yield results. The Congress general secretary asserted that extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing."It is imperative that India immediately ramps up its rate of testing. Extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing," she said in a tweet.Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Delhi: Over 20 AIIMS staff advised quarantine after a patient tested positive for Covid-19

A 72-year-old patient at AIIMS, who tested positive for coronavirus, has been admitted to the trauma centre, which is currently functioning as a dedicated Covid-19 centre. At least 20 healthcare workers were advised to go for self-quarantine when it was found that they came in contact with him.Delhi: Over 20 AIIMS staff advised quarantine after a patient tested positive for Covid-19

COVID-19 impact: Delhi breathes third week of clean air

On Sunday, the overall Air Quality Index in Delhi stood at 82, which falls under the ‘satisfactory’ category, per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).

Pakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19

akistan skips virtual Saarc meet on overcoming Covid-19 impact on regional tradePakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19

Unable to trace contact of 70 people out of total Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the government has not been able to trace the contact of 70 people, out of the total number of coronavirus positive cases found in the national capital. While talking to ANI, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, “We have not been able to trace the contact of 70 people, out of the total number of positive cases found in Delhi. Many of them were found to be positive only, so we will find it out by this evening.” Total number of 503 positive cases of coronavirus reported in the national capital so far. Unable to trace contact of 70 people out of total Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility

BMC has temporarily converted the National Sports Club of India’s (NSCI) dome in Worli into a massive quarantine cum observation facility. Details by TIMES NOW's Aruneel.Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility

Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared by Delhi police amid lockdown over Coronavirus

Watch: Shaheen Bagh protest area has been cleared, heavy police deployment in the area amid Delhi lockdown over Coronavirus Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared by Delhi police amid lockdown over Coronavirus

Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation

Indiana (USA), Apr 09 (ANI): Indian students from Surat who are stranded in parts of US have appealed for help and evacuation to the Indian government in wake of spread of COVID-19 in the country. One of the students said there are total 11 students from different states of India. Flight services are currently closed due to Novel Coronavirus.Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation

Delhi’s first coronavirus patient recovers fully

The 45-year-old had returned from Italy on February 22. He interacted with several people and even held a birthday party for his son at Hyatt hotel before he was diagnosed with Covid-19 and isolated at a hospital on March 2.

Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission

Karnataka: Corona fears amongst farmers, wash currency notes in water fearing Corona transmission. Times Now's Imran Khan with details. Listen in!Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission

COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Group of Ministers

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19.Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Z Irani, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan were among the Union Ministers present at the meeting.COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Group of Ministers

Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India

WHO cautions India saying that lockdown is not just enough to curb the spread of COVID-19. According to WHO, aggressive measures that include more testing are necessary, lockdown just buys more time.Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India

Petitioner Shashank Deo lauds Supreme Court's interim order for free Covid-19 testing

Lawyer and petitioner Shashank Deo Sudhi on April 08 lauded Supreme Court’s decision of tests relating to COVID-19 whether in approved government laboratories or approved private labs shall be free of cost. He said that several of people will be benefitted from the decision of Apex Court. Petitioner Shashank Deo lauds Supreme Court's interim order for free Covid-19 testing

Covid-19: IIT Kanpur to manufacture cost efficient antiviral coating masks

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 05 (ANI): Several researches are going on to curb coronavirus pandemic, which have killed 56, 985 people globally so far. Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has also joined the fight against the coronavirus. Researchers are working on cost- efficient special antiviral coating masks, which may replace N95 masks whose price shoot upto Rs 500 in recent days. Researcher at IIT Kanpur, Professor Ramkumar said, “We developed an alternative material for N95 masks, and we are making it manually as we don’t have access to automatic machines due to nationwide lockdown. By next 2-3 days, we will start manufacturing of the masks.” The N95 masks filters at least 95% of airborne particles. It is said that healthcare workers who are expected to perform patient activities with those suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 to wear respiratory protection, such as an N95 respirator. Unlike a respirator, a surgical mask does not have an air-tight seal and thus does not protect its wearer against airborne particles such as virus material.Covid-19: IIT Kanpur to manufacture cost efficient antiviral coating masks

Covid-19: 'Dharma Sankat' for govt over lockdown, says Gurcharan Das

India has imposed the most stringent lockdown in the world in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. To throw some light on the conundrum currently being faced by the government about exiting the lockdown, author and commentator, Gurcharan Das, referred to the Mahabharata.

Number of Covid-19 cases may shoot up in Delhi in coming days: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on coronavirus outbreak: Out of 2346 people brought from Markaz Nizamuddin, 1810 persons quarantined and 536 people admitted to city hospitals; Tests of all 2346 persons are being done. Due to this it is possible that the no. of COVID19 cases in the city might rise in coming days.Number of Covid-19 cases may shoot up in Delhi in coming days: CM Kejriwal

Delhi crime branch arrives at Markaz Nizamuddin for investigation

'Can't respond to questions as I am quarantined & the documents are locked in the Markaz,' says Markaz chief, Maulana Saad in response to Delhi Police's Questionnaire. Over 1000 Coronavirus cases have been reported connected to the Markaz event. Watch the video to know more!Delhi crime branch arrives at Markaz Nizamuddin for investigation

Covid-19: MHA issues fresh guidelines on lockdown exemption

The home ministry on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines covering additional people and services who will be exempted from the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5 new coronavirus cases in Delhi, total rises to 35: CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that there have been 5 fresh cases of coronavirus in Delhi in past 24 hours. He said, "In the last 24 hours, there have been 5 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi. One of them has foreign travel history. Now, the total number of cases rises to 35 in Delhi." CM Kejriwal also supported the decision of nationwide lockdown to curb the rising numbers of cases in country. Indian is under 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14.5 new coronavirus cases in Delhi, total rises to 35: CM Kejriwal

Nizamuddin Basti cordoned off after spike in Covid-19 cases

District authorities took around 200 people from the cluster to three government hospitals and around 2,000 people were home quarantined in and around the basti. Nine preachers who came from Andaman & Nicobar tested positive for Covid-19. A 65-year-old preacher who attended the convention passed away in Srinagar last week.

PM Modi chairs a key meeting with opposition leaders amid Covid-19

PM Modi chairs a key meeting with leaders of the opposition to discuss matters related to the war against COVID-19. Details by Times Now's G Madhavdas PM Modi chairs a key meeting with opposition leaders amid Covid-19

Covid 19 scare: Delhi Police quarantines over 200 people stranded in Majnu Ka Tila Gurdwara

Lockdown defied in the national capital. Over 200 people who were stranded at Majnu kaTila Gurudwara since 28th March due to Coronavirus Lockdown, are being shifted by Delhi Police to a school in Nehru Vihar. The area has been cordoned off now.Covid 19 scare: Delhi Police quarantines over 200 people stranded in Majnu Ka Tila Gurdwara

COVID-19: Temples closed on occasion of ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ amid lockdown

Temples are closed on the occasion of ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ across India on April 08. In Delhi, various temples of Lord Hanuman are closed amid coronavirus lockdown. Nationwide lockdown has been imposed in backdrop of coronavirus outbreak. ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ is celebrated on full moon day during Chaitra month to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman.COVID-19: Temples closed on occasion of ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ amid lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown: Vehicles carrying labourers stopped at Delhi-UP border

A long queue of buses was witnessed near ‘Vaishali Mor’ at the Delhi-UP border. Several vehicles of the Transport Enforcement of Government of NCT, Delhi, were also present near the same place.

28-Day paid leave for all COVID-19 patients in Noida

28-Day Paid Leave For All COVID-19 Patients In Noida; Factory, Shop workers to get daily wage for lockdown period employees of shops and factories which are shut due to orders from the state government or district magistrate will get paid for the period they are closed, an order from the District Magistrate 28-Day paid leave for all COVID-19 patients in Noida

Coronavirus Fallout: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces lockdown until March 31

There are 27 cases in Delhi - 6 of them fall under the category of transmission, 21 had come from foreign countries.

Make private Covid-19 tests free, says Supreme Court

Private lab charges are capped at ₹4,500 apiece while the test is free at government facilities. Private hospitals including labs have an important role to play in containing the scale of the pandemic by extending philanthropic services in the hour of national crisis.

Gujarat reports 241 COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

Out of the 55 new cases, 50 are from Ahmedabad, two from Surat, and one each from Dahod, Anand and Chhotaudepur district, the state government said. Ahmedabad has so far reported 133 Covid-19 cases out of the total 241.

441 visitors symptomatic of Covid-19: MHA

It is estimated that from January 1 onwards, nearly 2,100 foreigners visited India for the activities of the group, which urges Muslims to return to practising their religion as it was during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad, said officials.

Government on Covid-19 trends: This week is critical, virus spread could recede early May

India's acceleration phase has been worsened by Nizamuddin Markaz hotspot.

Delhi, Case No. 10: How coronavirus may have been spreading stealthily but rapidly

Quite a few Delhi coronavirus cases are connected to the woman from Dilshad Garden.

Delhi Police allows delivery of food, groceries

Commissioner of Police S N Shrivastava on Friday issued an order complying with the guidelines given by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Several e-commerce firms and food delivering companies have been complaining that police was not allowing them to ply on roads since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Tuesday.

India lockdown: CM Kejriwal requests migrants not to leave Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 28 addressed the people of Delhi. He said, "I have asked MLAs to request migrant workers to not leave Delhi as we have made arrangements for all. I will appeal that initiative of lockdown taken by PM is necessary to contain this epidemic. If people will migrate then COVID-19 cases will rise." India lockdown: CM Kejriwal requests migrants not to leave Delhi

Unhappy with Markaz chief's reply, Delhi Police to issue second notice

Delhi Police Crime Branch 'unhappy' with Markaz chief's reply. A second notice is likely to be issued.Details by TIMES NOW's Bhavatosh.Unhappy with Markaz chief's reply, Delhi Police to issue second notice

54-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Tamil Nadu

A 54-year-old man infected with coronavirus died at a hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, the first death recorded in Tamil Nadu due to the contagion, state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said.54-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Tamil Nadu

Armed with CCTV, GIS tech Varanasi's smart city command, control centre now 'COVID-19 War Room'

Till now, the command centre in Varanasi was being used for municipal services, traffic management and water supply among others. But following the imposition of the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, it has been turned into a 'COVID-19 War Room'. Around 15,600 people have been quarantined so far in the wake of the contagion.

Delhi government prepared to tackle situation if number of coronavirus cases goes up: Arvind Kejriwal

The chief minister said so far, 39 COVID-19 cases were reported in the national capital. He said food was being provided to nearly two lakh poor people in the city and the number will be doubled to four lakh from Saturday.

Purab Kohli and his family contracted Covid-19, says tried home remedies to manage coronavirus impact

The actor's daughter was the first to contract mild Covid-19 with cough and cold for two days.

Covid-19: Delhi Temples remain closed on 1st day of 'Chaitra Navratri' due to lockdown

Jhandewalan Mandir remained closed for devotees amid lockdown, on first day of 'Chaitra Navratri' on March 25. The temple authorities have also put a notice board saying 'the temple will remain closed from 21st March till further notice as per the guidelines of the government’. Meanwhile, Kalkaji Mandir is also closed due to lockdown. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days in the country. Covid-19: Delhi Temples remain closed on 1st day of 'Chaitra Navratri' due to lockdown

BJP activates cadre to deal with coronavirus lockdown challenges

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, the party had used its cadre from the booth committee level up to propagate its views on issues such as abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Ram temple at Ayodhya and the amendment to the Citizenship Act.

Coronavirus cases in India soar to 562

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 562 on Wednesday while the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country was revised down to nine, according to Health Ministry data.

Covid-19: Drones used to enforce lockdown, more booked for violating prohibitory orders

Drones were deployed to warn people against breaching restrictions and more booked for the violations on the second day of the three-week coronavirus lockdown on Thursday

Coronavirus: 30 states, UTs under complete lockdown

The states which have imposed lockdown in all districts include Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa and Nagaland.

Coronavirus has spread to 30% of India's districts

Government has been able to ascertain cases in 211 of 720 districts in the country.

Delhi govt hospital shut after doctor tests positive for coronavirus

According to the official, the Delhi State Cancer Institute is being disinfected and that is why it has been shut for a day.

Coronavirus in Delhi: CM Kejriwal announces lockdown from March 23 to 31

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced a lockdown in Delhi from Monday to March 31, barring all essential services. Addressing the public along with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, Kejriwal said all borders of Delhi will be sealed. "Lockdown in Delhi from Monday 6 a.m. to March 31 midnight. The borders will be sealed and only essential items will be allowed," Kejriwal said.Coronavirus in Delhi: CM Kejriwal announces lockdown from March 23 to 31

Delhi: Suspected coronavirus patient jumps off 7th floor of Safdarjung Hospital, dies

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI) A man suspected to be infected with COVID-19 allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of the Safdarjung Hospital here on Wednesday, soon after he was admitted there by the airport authorities, police said. Delhi: Suspected coronavirus patient jumps off 7th floor of Safdarjung Hospital, dies

Average age of India’s Covid deaths 60; diabetes, BP common co-ailments

Most common co-morbidities among those who died so far were diabetes and hypertension.

Over 180 cases registered, 5,103 people detained for violating lockdown orders: Delhi police

According to the data shared by Delhi police, 183 cases were registered under section 188 (for disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code till 5pm.

Covid-19 lockdown: There will be no shortage of essential services, says CM Kejriwal

Addressing a press conference, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested people to not panic amid coronavirus situation. He also assured that there will be no shortage of essential services. “There is no need to panic. After PM Modi's speech yesterday, people started lining up at shops for essential services. I again appeal to people to not do panic buying, I assure everyone that there will be no shortage of essential services,” said Kejriwal. “We will issue passes for those providing essential services, E-passes will be provided to those who need to open their shops and factories for these services,” he further added. Covid-19 lockdown: There will be no shortage of essential services, says CM Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal announces 5-T plan to combat coronavirus spread in Delhi

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a 5T plan to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The 5T plan includes testing, tracing, treatment, teamwork and tracking.Arvind Kejriwal announces 5-T plan to combat coronavirus spread in Delhi

Zoos asked to remain on high alert; collect samples for COVID-19 testing

The Central Zoo Authority on Monday asked all zoos across the country to remain on high alert and collect samples fortnightly in suspected cases after a tiger in a US zoo tested positive for coronavirus.

445 Coronavirus cases in Delhi, may rise further as people from Nizamuddin congregation being tested: CM Arvind Kejriwal

All of around 2,300 people evacuated from Markaz will be tested for the virus in next 2-3 days when the number of patients may spike, he said. He said among six persons who died in Delhi due to coronavirus, five were above 60 years of age and also had one or other serious ailment.

Delhi government to scale up testing for coronavirus: Arvind Kejriwal

The chief minister said the total number of cases in the national capital has reached 523, of which 330 are from the Nizamuddin Markaz.

Watch: Stern warning from Delhi Police to avoid Shab-e-Barat gatherings

The Delhi Police has urged the Muslim community in the national capital to stay indoors and follow lockdown restrictions by not gathering near mosques or in streets for Shab-e-Barat on Wednesday in the wake of coronavirus threat, officials said.Watch: Stern warning from Delhi Police to avoid Shab-e-Barat gatherings

India's coronavirus death toll hits 50

Latest data released by the Health ministry today put total confirmed cases in the country at 1,965 so far.

AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital

AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital.Details by Times Now's Mohit Bhatt.AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital

Indore's journey from cleanest city to coronavirus hotspot

Indore was ranked the cleanest city in the country for the fourth time in a row last year in the Central government's cleanliness survey. In the last four years the Indore municipal corporation has eliminated garbage dumps and ensured 100 per cent household-waste segregation. Indore has so far recorded as many as 173 COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths resulting from the contagion.

Coronavirus in India: ICMR issues new advisory, revises COVID-19 testing strategy

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revised its strategy to fight the spread of coronavirus on Thursday, saying all All symptomatic ILI (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose) patients will now be tested for COVID-19 infection. Now All symptomatic ILI patients will be tested for rRT-PCR within 7 days of illness and After 7 days of illness Antibody test will be conducted.Coronavirus in India: ICMR issues new advisory, revises COVID-19 testing strategy

Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry confirms 149 fresh COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal confirmed 873 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths so far. He said, “Since tomorrow, 149 COVID-19 cases have been reported along with 2 additional deaths.” Lav Agarwal said that the Health Ministry, along with the State Governments, is working towards community surveillance, rigorous contact tracing and containment strategy. “We aim to ensure that lockdown and contact tracing is practiced across the country,” he added. Health Ministry says that focus is towards the construction of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and COVID-19 blocks along with isolation beds and required logistic to fight coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry confirms 149 fresh COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Coronavirus: NGT adjourns all pending cases due to lockdown in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal on Monday adjourned all pending cases in view of the lockdown in the national capital to contain the spread of coronavirus. The green panel issued a circular in this regard.

Covid-19 outbreak: We will tighten lockdown, says CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that adequate strictness will be taken during lockdown which was announced on March 22 in wake of coronavirus. "I appeal everyone. Government is doing everything to stop the spread. Lockdown started today, people were seen on roads, but if they do not follow strict measures will be taken from tomorrow," said CM Kejriwal. Positive cases stand at 30 in Delhi as of March 23. Covid-19 outbreak: We will tighten lockdown, says CM Kejriwal

Govt seeks feedback from IAS officers on COVID-19 preparedness

The officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of five batches (2014-2018), who served as assistant secretaries at central government departments soon after completion of their training, have been asked to give response to the questionnaire. Over 400 IAS officers have already shared their response to the questionnaire, the officer said.

Govt data reveals lockdown may have flattened the coronavirus spread curve

According to ministry, 92 new cases and 4 deaths have been reported in last 24 hours.

CRPF officer tests positive for coronavirus

Two days after Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief medical officer was tested positive for coronavirus, DG CRPF, A P Maheshwari, has gone into self quarantine as a precautionary measure, officials said.CRPF officer tests positive for coronavirus

CM Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore for health workers if they die fighting COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 1 took a review meeting with government hospital doctors and medical staff via a video conference. While interacting with them, Kejriwal announced ex-gratia of Rs 1 crore for the family of nurses, doctors if they lost their lives while serving COVID-19 patients. “If anyone loses their life while serving #COVID19 patients, whether sanitation workers, doctors or nurses, their family will be provided Rs 1 crore as respect to their service. Whether they are from private or government sector doesn't matter,” he said. CM Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore for health workers if they die fighting COVID-19

Indian-Americans at forefront to help during COVID-19 crisis: Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

Washington DC (US), Mar 31(ANI): India’s Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu on March 31 said that the Indian-American community is working on the forefront to help those is need due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 situation in the United States. Indian-Americans at forefront to help during COVID-19 crisis: Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

CM Kejriwal on Covid-19 outbreak: 89 cases in Delhi, no community transmission so far

There are 89 known cases of COVID-19 in Delhi right now, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday while asserting that there is no community transmission of the deadly virus so far in the national capital and the local transmission is also under control.CM Kejriwal on Covid-19 outbreak: 89 cases in Delhi, no community transmission so far

Bihar: Patna woman who recovered from COVID-19 has a message on how to stay safe

Patna (Bihar), Mar 31(ANI): Anita Vinod, who hailed from Bihar’s Patna, urged countrymen to follow the guidelines given by the government and stay at their homes to save lives. Anita got infected from COVID-19 virus and was quarantined. Now, she has fully recovered and shared story of her battle with the virus. She is the first person from Bihar who fully recovered from the coronavirus.Bihar: Patna woman who recovered from COVID-19 has a message on how to stay safe

PM Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 pm today on coronavirus outbreak

"Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of Covid-19," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.

Tracking COVID-19 'super spreader': From J-K to Tablighi event in Delhi and back via UP

Being referred to as a "super spreader" by some, officials said the Kashmiri businessman left Delhi on March 9 and took a sleeper coach of a train for Deoband, where he attended a meeting at the Darul Uloom seminary. Two days later, on March 11, he took another train to Jammu.

Covid-19 outbreak: 24 people tested positive at Nizamuddin’s Markaz building, says Delhi Health Minister

A religious gathering was held in Delhi’s Nizammudin area that violated coronavirus lockdown conditions and several COVID-19 positive cases have been found among those who attended the gathering. While speaking to ANI, the Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain said, “24 people who were present at the Markaz building of Nizamuddin have been tested positive for coronavirus so far. We are not certain of the number but it is estimated that 1500-1700 people had assembled at Markaz building.” “1033 people have been evacuated so far - 334 of them have been sent to hospital and 700 sent to quarantine center,” he added. There are total 87 positive cases of coronavirus in Delhi. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 1117 in India including 32 deaths.Covid-19 outbreak: 24 people tested positive at Nizamuddin’s Markaz building, says Delhi Health Minister

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces 5T plan to tackle novel coronavirus crisis

The Delhi Chief Minister stressed on team work among different states and the Centre to tackle the Covid crisis.

29 of 32 new coronavirus patients attended Markaz event: Delhi Health Minister

32 more cases tested coronavirus positive in national capital in last 24 hours, out of which 29 cases are from Nizamuddin Markaz, informed Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain. Jain said, “32 people were tested positive from yesterday (April 01) in Delhi out of which 29 people had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. A total of 700 possibly infected and confirmed cases of COVID19 are in different hospitals in Delhi.”29 of 32 new coronavirus patients attended Markaz event: Delhi Health Minister

India lockdown: Delhi Police blocks roads leading to border areas to prevent mass exodus

Delhi Police on March 29 blocked the roads going towards Anand Vihar and nearby locations as a precautionary measure to avoid COVID-19 spread. On March 28, daily wage workers thronged the Anand Vihar Bus depot to board the buses to their respective cities/villages. Post Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's request and announcement of the arrangements, the daily wage workers gathered at the depot in huge numbers. Because of which, social distancing and all precautionary measures for COVID-19 went for a toss. India lockdown: Delhi Police blocks roads leading to border areas to prevent mass exodus

Robot to serve drugs and food to coronavirus patients in SMS hospital

A robot was brought to Sawai Man Singh Hospital for providing medicine and food to the Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment here on Wednesday.

COVID-19: PM Modi announces 15,000 Cr package to strengthen healthcare

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 addressed the nation over the dreadful COVID-19 virus spread. While addressing the countrymen he sanctioned 15,000 crore to strengthen healthcare and to give boost the war against COVID-19.COVID-19: PM Modi announces 15,000 Cr package to strengthen healthcare

Domestic helpers distressed due to lockdown

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): As lockdown has brought daily life to standstill, proletariat is facing the most hardship. Domestic helpers are struggling to meet ends as they can no longer work due to lockdown. “We can no longer work due to COVID-19 outbreak, we are now also facing shortage of money due to this,” said a domestic worker. “I have four kids, how will I pay rent, electricity bill, we are somehow surviving,” said another domestic helper. They also said that their employers are not paying them salary, adding to their woes. Domestic helpers distressed due to lockdown

WhatsApp 'Namaste' on '9013151515' and get coronavirus facts instantly: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25 addressed people of Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on day one of 21-day countrywide lockdown. Prime Minister issued a helpline number to get the authenticated news on COVID-19. He said, to give authentic news and updates on coronavirus, Centre has collaborated with social messaging app WhatsApp and issued a number '9013151515'. A person has to write 'Namaste' on Hindi or English and he will get the reply instantly.WhatsApp 'Namaste' on '9013151515' and get coronavirus facts instantly: PM Modi

Watch: Delhi Police warns Nizamuddin Markaz members to vacate, follow lockdown guidelines

Delhi Police release a video of its warning to senior members of Markaz, Nizamuddin to vacate Markaz & follow lockdown guidelines, on 23rd March 2020. Watch: Delhi Police warns Nizamuddin Markaz members to vacate, follow lockdown guidelines

Harsh Vardhan inspects coronavirus preparations at Delhi airport

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inspected the management and preparedness for coronavirus at Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. 30 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in India. The deadly disease which originated from China’s Wuhan city has spread to over 65 countries affecting over 80,000 people. Harsh Vardhan inspects coronavirus preparations at Delhi airport

Mumbai locks down 46 localities amid coronavirus spread

According to information available, Worli-Koliwada in central Mumbai, Bimbisar in Goregaon in the Western suburbs and Kannamwarnagar 2 in Vikhroli are some places which have been quarantined after positive cases were reported.

Cabinet approves ordinance to reduce salaries of MPs to fight Covid-19

The Union cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries, allowances and pensions of Members of Parliament (MPs) by 30 per cent for one year and the amount will be utilised in the fight against coronavirus. The President, Vice President, governors of states have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said.Cabinet approves ordinance to reduce salaries of MPs to fight Covid-19

India lockdown day 15 wrap: Roundup of all the top developments

Uttar Pradesh is sealing off its coronavirus hotspots, including Lucknow, Kanpur, Noida and Agra. PM Narendra Modi in his interaction with floor leaders of political parties hints that the India-wide lockdown may not be lifted in one go. All this and more in Wednesday's wrap. Watch now. (Text: ET Online)India lockdown day 15 wrap: Roundup of all the top developments

Delhi govt provides food to around 6.5 lakh people in one day: Statement

To ensure that the free meal scheme is equitably accessible to the needy so that they do not have to walk for miles looking for food, the Delhi government has made the schools and night shelters as key food distribution points. At the time of food distribution, the government is also ensuring social distancing, safety and sanitation for the people, the statement added.

Coronavirus lockdown: People buy earthen lamps across India after PM Modi’s call to light ‘diyas’

Several earthen lamps were being sold in the national capital in the view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to light ‘diyas’ and candles amid coronavirus outbreak. People bought ‘diyas’ from market which they will light at 09:00 pm on April 05. The motive of PM Modi behind this initiative is to unite citizens in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. On the other side people in Bihar’s Patna and Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad were also seen buying ‘diyas’ in the market areas as a gesture to win over darkness in this time of despair due to coronavirus pandemic. PM Modi gave video message to the nation on April 03 at 09:00 am, urged people to turn off their lights for nine minutes at 09:00 pm on April 5 and light a candle or a ‘diya’ or even use the flashlight to mark the country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.Coronavirus lockdown: People buy earthen lamps across India after PM Modi’s call to light ‘diyas’

Covid-19 cases ‘jump to 1,637 due to Jamaat’

According to ministry data ET analysed, India had taken 10 days to add 500 cases when the numbers increased from 104 cases on March 14 to 606 on March 25.

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