Coronavirus Updates: Second Covid-19 death in Gujarat, confirmed cases in India crosses 600 mark
Number of COVID-19 cases in India rises to 606 (including 43 cured/discharged and 10 deaths): Union Health Ministry
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MHA issues an Addendum to the guidelines issued yesterday:
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France reports 231 more coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 1,331
French health authorities reported 231 new deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total to 1,331.
The rise in the number of deaths represents a daily increase of 21%.
A slight slowing from the previous two days with the country now in its second week of lockdown.
This daily government tally only accounts for those dying in hospital but authorities said they would soon be able to compile data on deaths in retirement homes, which is likely to result in a big increase in registered fatalities.
During a press conference, health agency director Jerome Salomon, added that the number of cases had risen to 25,233, a rise of about 13% in 24 hours.
Rajasthan: Two more new coronavirus positive cases reported in the state today. Total number of cases in the state rises to 38.
Second Covid-19 death in Gujarat
An 85-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with coronavirus died here on Wednesday, the Gujarat health department said.
It was the second COVID-19 death in the state, it added.
She had traveled abroad, and after developing symptoms of COVID-19, she was admitted at civil hospital on March 22," the department said in a tweet.
"She was suffering from many complications," it added.
On March 22, a 67-year-old coronavirus patient had died in Surat.
IMA Assam branch expressed concern over not having sufficient personal protection equipment
Nine new cases in Kerala
Four of the nine new cases had returned from Dubai, one each from the UK and France, and the remaining three were infected by local contacts. One of them is a taxi driver who ferried a French tourist.
One COVID19 positive patient, an 85-year-old woman, passed away in Ahmedabad today. She had travelled abroad&after developing symptoms of COVID-19, she was admitted at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital on 22 March. She was suffering from many complications:Health Department, Gujarat Govt
2 coronavirus positive cases reported in Telangana today, taking total positive cases in the state to 41. The first case, a woman in Hyderabad, is the family/primary contact of a positive case. Second case, a 3-yr-old boy, has a travel history to Saudi Arabia: Government of Telangana
Repeat samples of three people, admitted at Pune's Naidu Hospital, have tested negative for COVID19.
Maharashtra: Repeat samples of three people, admitted at Pune's Naidu Hospital, have tested negative for #COVID19.… https://t.co/tqr6rBnvlT
The Palestinians reported their first death from the coronavirus on Wednesday, a woman in her 60s who lived in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Prime Minister Modi appreciated the cooperation of Russian authorities in ensuring the well-being of Indian students in Russia&expressed the hope that the same would continue. Russian President assured all help in this regard.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will stop toll collecting toll across National highways in the country during the 21 days' nationwide lockdown.
China neither created nor intentionally transmitted coronavirus: Beijing spokesperson
We're procuring PPEs-N95 masks as per needs. Also looking for innovative methods to produce our own masks if there's shortage. If we can properly sterilise reusable things in PPEs, then they can be reused, so that we can make-up for it, if there's shortage.
- Director, AIIMS Delhi
We've purchased several ventilators & monitors in last few days. Our plan is to convert our Trauma centre & Burns and Plastic Surgery Centre into COVID hospital, if needed. Almost 200-bed facility can come up there. We also have a larger facility in Jhajjar.
- Director, AIIMS Delhi
We will launch a 'Door to Door Corona Survey' in Nagpur from 26 March, to check whether there're any clusters of COVID19 patients & also if ppl on home quarantine are complying with instructions: Tukaram Mundhe, Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
It was conveyed to all state party presidents via videoconferencing that each party worker should feed 5 poor people during the lockdown.
It was conveyed to all state party presidents via videoconferencing that each party worker should feed 5 poor peopl… https://t.co/zJCdorSZXU
U.S. auto sales expected to fall at least 15% this year due to coronavirus: CNBC
9 more in Kerala test positive for COVID-19, taking the number of people presently under treatment to 106; 12 were discharged after being cured.
White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill
The urgently needed measure is the largest economic rescue bill in history.
It is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession - or worse - and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll.
"To the American people, we say, big help, quick help is on the way," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday morning on CNN.
Above 2,500 arrests in Kerala for violating lockdown orders
Kerala Police today arrested 2535 people and seized 1636 vehicles for violating lockdown orders. The most number of arrests were in Kottayam and Ernakulam rural. Police there ask owners of private vehicles to give a written undertaking - crosschecked for veracity - if they have to venture out.
Centre looking for doctors, including retired, to work as volunteers to fight the COVID-19 outbreak: Official statement
House Speaker Pelosi says coronavirus legislation deal reached in U.S. Senate moves closer to America's workers
Turkish tourism workers exposed to coronavirus 'tsunami'
Hamza Aksoy was supposed to start waiting tables in Turkey's Mediterranean tourist hub Antalya this month. But the hotel has not returned his calls since the coronavirus hit, leaving him like millions of others out of work with little protection.
'Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; self isolating'
Britain's Prince Charles has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after he displayed "mild symptoms" and is now self-isolating.
The 71-year-old heir to the British throne is self-isolating in Scotland with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
She was tested negative for the deadly virus which has claimed 422 lives in the UK.
"The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus," the Clarence House statement read.
"He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” it notes.
MHA issues fresh guidelines on people, services exempted from lockdown; now RBI, pay and accounts officers exempted.
Novel coronavirus unlikely to disappear in summer, EU report
The new coronavirus is unlikely to disappear in summer, the European Union agency for disease control said on Wednesday
In a stark warning that the epidemic could continue when temperatures rise unless measures to hamper it are applied.
The notice leaves little room for hopes that coronavirus could behave as the other four coronaviruses which are endemic in human populations and are usually not detected in summer months.
COVID-19: Ministry of Home Affairs is monitoring lockdown via control room, says government.
Dow Jones jumps 700 points as Washington reaches deal on $2 trillion aid
A Dornier aircraft of Indian Navy, with a team of 4 doctors from Goa State Health Dept, took off from INS Hansa to Pune on 25 March.
A Dornier aircraft of Indian Navy, with a team of 4 doctors from Goa State Health Dept, took off from INS Hansa to… https://t.co/ZupvTJkurC
Total number of confirmed cases in India rises to 606
Lav Agarwal: The occasional discrepancy between ICMR and Health Ministry case count is not due to nature of data, but because of the additional time taken for reverification.
There's a medicine - Hydroxychloroquine. It can only be given to 2 particular cases for use as prophylaxis - healthcare workers, dealing with suspected/confirmed cases, and the first contacts of confirmed cases. No one else should use this: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secy,Health Ministry
Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of the Health Ministry: Government trying to strengthen the supply chains to help citizens.
Anti-malarial drug is at an experimental stage, government urges you not to self-prescribe
Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal
Delhi High Court has decided to suspend the functioning of Delhi's all district courts till 15.04.2020, in the wake of the government's decision whereby a nationwide lockdown has been declared for a period of 21 days.
Please follow the guidelines relating to anti-malaria drug strictly
- Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal
Research by scientists from US,Europe,China,Japan,WHO show there's no certain conclusion to origin of COVID19:
Research by scientists from US,Europe,China,Japan,WHO show there's no certain conclusion to origin of #COVID19. Alt… https://t.co/GIxsqWkpuJ
126 people left from Dabolim, Goa today for Moscow (Russia) onboard a charter flight arranged by a large Russian tour operator to bring back its clients, due to the lockdown situation in India.
A high-level meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID19 was held at Nirman Bhawan, today under the chairpersonship of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare. GoM had detailed deliberation on the prevention & management of COVID-19 in the meeting.
6 new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in the state today - 5 in Mumbai and 1 in Thane. Total number of positive cases in the state rise to 122: Maharashtra Health Department
Economic census survey to take a month for completion after lockdown ends
The survey report of the ongoing 7th Economic Cenus will be completed in one month after the nationwide lockdown ends on April 14. The survey for the 7th Economic Census is being conducted nationwide through common services centres (CSCs) and was expected to be completed by March 2020.
SBI sees drop in banking transcations during lockdown but most ATMs running: Official
Online transactions are going on but overall there is a decline in banking activities, P K Gupta, Head of Retail, Payments & Digital Banking, State Bank of India (SBI) said.
He mentioned that amid the lockdown, the bank is coordinating with state and district authorities on the opening of branches and the time period of operations.
Printing, circulation of newspapers to resume in Maharashtra from April 1
Maharashtra government on Wednesday permitted the printing and distribution of newspapers from April 1.
The newspaper services were halted after the state government announced lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Industry Minister Subhash Desai with newspaper publishers and distributors.
The government has put the print and electronic media in the category of essential services in the national lockdown guidelines.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: People who buy from their local grocery shops - located in their neighborhood or colonies, don't need Curfew Passes. People don't need any Pass for walking up to their local grocery shops. You can buy vegetables, medicines, milk&other things from your local grocery shops
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Several locations for free food where social distancing will be adequately followed.
Strict action to be taken against those landlords who are refusing doctors from staying in their flats.
- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
In the last 24 hours, there have been 5 new COVID19 cases in Delhi.
In the last 24 hours, there have been 5 new #COVID19 cases in Delhi. One of them has foreign travel history. Now, t… https://t.co/P80ISiG7NN
Those who want to buy daily essentials do not need a pass. They can buy from nearby grocers, shop.
- Delhi CM
Delhi government arranges for e-pass for daily commuters for essential services. The number is 1031
- Arvind Kejriwal
Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the cancellation of passenger train services on Indian Railways, passenger trains, suburban trains and trains of Metro Railway, Kolkata till 2400 hours of 14th April 2020.
Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the cancellation of passenger train services on Indian Railways, passenger trains, suburban trains and trains of Metro Railway, Kolkata till 2400 hours of 14th April 2020. Freight train operations to continue.
51 FIRs registered and 335 persons have been arrested today, over charges of violation of the countrywide lockdown: Media Cell of Uttarakhand Police
Delhi High Court has taken suo moto cognizance & ordered that all matters pending before High Court & Districts Courts where interim order is expiring during these days (21 days lockdown), will be automatically extended till 15.05.2020 or until further orders.
Kids are leading the fight against the virus, they’re teaching their parents how to stay safe, I’ve seen many videos of kids finding creative ways to stay safe.
- PM Modi
“There’s no vaccine yet, please don’t self medicate, talk to your doctor,” cautions Prime Minister Modi