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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said that it was “extremely likely” that she had contracted the new coronavirus, after experiencing several symptoms following a trip to central Europe. (AFP)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has set up Punjab CM COVID Relief Fund, as a separate entity, for donations to fight the crisis in the state.
Dehradun Hotel sealed after Spanish citizen tested positive for COVID19
Day after a Spanish citizen was confirmed positive for coronavirus, the hotel where the person was staying has been sealed, said Shweta Choubey, Superintendent of Police, on Tuesday.
According to the data compiled by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of the infection-related death toll in the country rose to nine on Tuesday, while the total number of active cases reached 482. (ANI)
There will be no shortage of essential commodities during the 21-day lockdown, assures Home Minister Amit Shah
Italy records 743 virus deaths, surging to break two-day trend
- This broke a two-day trend that had fuelled hopes the epidemic may be on the wane.
- The daily toll was the second highest recorded in Italy since the crisis began
- The civil protection agency said that while the number of new cases was up on Monday’s figure, the infection rate was slowing. (AFP)
The total number of coronavirus positive cases rise to 536 in India: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Total coronavirus cases touch 29 in Punjab
- “A total suspected cases reported till date in the state is 282 and out of which 29 have tested positive and one death has been reported.
- All 28 cases have been placed under isolation in government hospitals.
- “Close contacts of all these cases have been put under quarantine and surveillance. Samples of close contacts of these cases have also been taken and sent to designated labs for testing,” the release said.
- The Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued advisory and guidelines to all the districts for prevention and management.
- Meanwhile, three more persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Phillaur city of Jalandhar district.
Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy rises to 69,176 from 63,927 on Monday
India Lockdown guidelines:
Not more than 20 people permitted during funerals.
Making false claim to get any relief during lockdown may result in imprisonment up to two years: Order
Congress must approve the deal, without all of the nonsense, today: Trump
Congress must approve the deal, without all of the nonsense, today. The longer it takes, the harder it will be to s… https://t.co/BYxsB2CSKQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1585053918000
Amit Shah tweets about allocated Rs 15000 crore for health infrastructure
COVID-19 से लड़ने के लिए सरकार ने 15000cr रुपए का प्रावधान किया है। इससे testing, self protective equipments, ven… https://t.co/Zy8o6dtT5d
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1585067065000
Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 10 as Delhi reports second fatality
An Aeroflot, Russian Airlines (SU-570) special flight from Russia to India is arriving in Delhi with empty flight to take back over 250 Russians from India to Russia. The flight will land at Delhi at around 4 AM and will depart at around 5:30 am.
COVID-19 :BJP’s Telangana unit urges CM to implement ‘Ayushman Bharat’
BJP’s Telangana unit president Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Tuesday urged Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to consider implementation of the Centres ‘Ayushman Bharat’
In a tweet, he requested Rao to consider using the Secretariat building complex, which is vacant now, as an ‘isolation centre’ for COVID-19 patients in case the number goes up.
Samples of 67 patients tested negative in Ernakulam district: Kerala Minister VS Sunil Kumar
Over 500 buses have been started to transport people stranded at various airports and railway stations due to suspension of transportation services in Assam in wake of coronavirus lockdown:
Over 500 buses have been started to transport people stranded at various airports and railway stations due to suspe… https://t.co/Prv4en77nu
— ANI (@ANI) 1585064768000
Three new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. They have been put under isolation. Two of them have returned from New Zealand & the United Kingdom
– State Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar
A total of 30 COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Delhi so far (including 29 Indians and 1 foreign national; 6 people discharged). 1 person died today, taking the total death toll in the union territory to 2.
3 new cases found in Chennai
Three new cases of #Coronavirus have been reported in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. They have been put under isolation. Two… https://t.co/g80pc41VGl
— ANI (@ANI) 1585066632000
Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines for offences and penalties during the 21-day countrywide lockdown.
Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines for offences and penalties during the 21-day countrywide lockdown.… https://t.co/QxRcP5YTRB
— ANI (@ANI) 1585064854000
Suspension of Railway services to be extended till April 14
- The Indian Railways on Wednesday announced that its suspension of all passenger services will continue till April 14 in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
- However, freight movement will continue to carry essential commodities across the country, officials said.
Stock market to stay open despite 21-day nationwide lockdown
- The country’s leading stock exchanges NSE and BSENSE 0.12 % will remain open despite the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
- “We will remain open,” a NSE spokesperson told ETMarkets.com.
- Ashishkumar Chauhan, CEO of BSE also confirmed that the exchange will remain open. “BSE day to day operations @BSEIndia will continue,” Chauhan tweeted.
Guidelines during the 3-week lockdown
Hospitals, nursing homes, police, fire stations, ATMs will continue to work: Guidlines
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) 1585065932000
No need to panic; essential commodities, medicines will be available: PM
- Allaying fears, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said people need not panic about availability of essential commodities and medicines.
- “Together, we will fight COVID-19 and create a healthier India,” he said.
- “My fellow citizens, there is absolutely no need to panic,” Modi tweeted soon after his address to the nation in which he announced the 21-day lockdown starting Tuesday midnight.
- “Essential commodities, medicines etc. would be available. Centre and various state governments will work in close coordination to ensure this,” he said.
No need to panic urges PM:
My fellow citizens, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO PANIC. Essential commodities, medicines etc. would be availab… https://t.co/rcXa7t7FWs
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1585064434000
No need to panic; essential commodities, medicines will be available: PM
New Delhi: Allaying fears, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said people need not panic about availability of essential commodities and medicines during the 21-day nationwide lockdown as the Centre and various state governments will work together to ensure this.
Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines for the 21-day lockdown:
Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines for the 21-day lockdown, list of essential services that will remain open.… https://t.co/Bsbp5ew0bd
— ANI (@ANI) 1585064498000
People throng Sant Nagar market to purchase vegetables and fruits, despite restrictions under section 144
Delhi: People throng Sant Nagar market to purchase vegetables and fruits, despite restrictions under section 144 of… https://t.co/C60kphGLOA
— ANI (@ANI) 1585063435000
Ministry of Home Affairs will shortly issue guidelines of effective measures and exceptions to the essential services during this 21-day lockdown. There will shortly be an MHA 24/7 hotline to assist states during this period.
All stores selling essential goods will be opened in Puducherry tomorrow. As a relief measure to the poor, the government will provide Rs 2000 to each family holding ration cards, through direct benefit transfer system: Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh has donated Rs 1 Crore to CM relief Fund from MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme).
All essential services to remain functional. List of essential services unchanged since the March 22nd ‘Janata Curfew’
All you need to know about the nationwide lockdown
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight.
- In his second address to the nation on the pandemic raging across much of the world.
- Modi said the decision will have an economic cost but saving people’s lives is of the paramount interest to his government.
- “If we don’t handle these 21 days well, then our country, your family will go backwards by 21 years,” he said.
- There will be complete bar on people from stepping outsides their homes, he said and even folded his hands to emphasise his request.
- Experts and the experience of countries fighting the deadly virus make it clear that the social distancing is the only way to combat the disease, he asserted.
PM Modi on social distancing and countering spread
While staying at home, remember & pray for people who are working while putting their lives at risk. Remember the doctors, nurses, paramedics, pathologists who are working day & night to save lives, hospital administration, ambulance drivers, ward boys, serving others in these tough times
PM Modi: Our actions today will decide to what extent we can control the impact of this disaster
We are taking all steps to ensure continuous supply of essential commodities: PM Narendra Modi
We are taking all steps to ensure continuous supply of essential commodities: PM Narendra Modi https://t.co/mkYMH9ejmv
— ANI (@ANI) 1585061868000
Beware of the rumours, cautions PM Modi.
PM Modi: The central government has allocated Rs 15000 crore for health infrastructure like beds, ventilators, paramedical training etc
We are trying to make sure daily life is not hindered for anyone- PM Modi
Modi: You must also think about the media persons who stay out to give information
Latest from PMO
भारत आज उस स्टेज पर है जहां हमारे आज के एक्शन तय करेंगे कि इस बड़ी आपदा के प्रभाव को हम कितना कम कर सकते हैं। ये… https://t.co/jQCGSJQvLV
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) 1585061371000
If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years
You have to remember that a Coronavirus infected person initially appears to be normal and doesn’t show symptoms. So maintain precautions and stay at home: PM Narendra Modi
You have to remember that a Coronavirus infected person initially appears to be normal and doesn't show symptoms. S… https://t.co/F6qV19HBXk
— ANI (@ANI) 1585061169000
If we’re not able to manage the next 21 days, many families will be destroyed
– PM Modi
PM Modi shared a banner that says “Nobody steps out” in Devanagari script
Stay home for at least three weeks; even one step could end in disaster
PM announces complete lockdown from midnight tonight
The initiatives of the government need to be taken seriously
– PM Modi
We need to break the cycle of the infection.
– PM Modi
After 2 months of extensive research, experts say that this outbreak can only be stopped from social distancing
– PM Modi
The virus has rendered the most empowered nations helpless
– PM Modi addressing the nation
All Indians should unite to fight this crisis
– PM Modi
Secretary HRD writes to chief secretaries asking them to use jawahar navodaya vidyalayas for setting up temporary camps for isolation or medical facility.
Swiss coronavirus cases rise to nearly 9,000, with 90 deaths
Eight more coronavirus cases confirmed in Karnataka, tally goes up to 41: State health department.
Police in Kerala today filed a total of 402 cases against those who flouted lockdown restrictions, with the highest in capital Thiruvananthapuram (102)
Italian coronavirus cases seen “10 times higher” than official tally
India asks its students in Bangladesh to stay in hostels amid coronavirus scare
- The Indian government’s advice came amid reports that group of 70 Kashmiri students studying in Dhaka are stranded at Benaport.
- The border area between India and Bangladesh, after their colleges were shut.
- The outbreak of the pandemic has forced the government to put travel restrictions.
- “We urge Indian students also to stay in your hostels and stay protected,” the Indian High Commission in Dhaka tweeted.
Putin to take part in extraordinary G20 summit to discuss coronavirus – Kremlin
G20 finance ministers and central bankers agreed during a separate video conference on Monday to develop an “action plan” to respond to the outbreak.