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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus LIVE: New York bans gatherings of more than 500, say reports

India has suspended most visas including visa-free travel facility extended to Indian-origin foreigners from Friday to 15 April in an effort to stop instances of incoming travellers spreading the coronavirus infection in the country.

By | Updated: Mar 13, 2020 01:06 IST
Coronavirus LIVE: New York bans gatherings of more than 500, say reports

The novel coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and the US government's top infectious-disease specialist has said the pathogen is 10 times more deadly than the seasonal flu.

More than 126,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus across the world and 4,624 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

In India, the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases went up to 74 as on Thursday. The government has suspended most visas including visa-free travel facility extended to Indian-origin foreigners from Friday to 15 April in an effort to stop instances of incoming travellers spreading the infection in the country.

Here are LIVE updates on coronavirus outbreak:

01:05 AM IST

Indians evacuated from Iran will be quarantined in Jaisalmer

Around 120 Indians, being evacuated in Air India flight from coronavirus-hit Iran, will reach Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district on Friday and will be quarantined at Army facility: Defence spokesperson

12:55 AM IST

New York bans gatherings of more than 500: Reports

New York bans gatherings of more than 500, including Broadway, reports AFP news agency quoting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

12:53 AM IST

Schools, colleges shut till March 31 in Chhattisgarh in view of coronavirus

Schools, colleges shut till March 31 in Chhattisgarh in view of coronavirus.

12:29 AM IST

Trump greets Irish PM with a 'namaste' instead of handshake

US President Donald Trump, visiting Irish PM Leo Varadkar greet each other in traditional Indian way of 'namaste' at White House, say it's necessary in times of coronavirus.

12:22 AM IST

Co-morbidity also behind death of Karnataka man

Ministry of Health, Govt of India: Death of a 76-year-old male from Karnataka is confirmed to be caused due to co-morbidity and he has also tested positive for coronavirus.

12:21 AM IST

India’s first coronavirus-linked death is a 76-yr-old man

India reports first coronavirus death: 76-year-old man from Karnataka, who died on Tuesday, was infected with COVID-19, says Union Health Ministry

09:48 PM IST

Irish PM Leo Varadkar announces shutdown to fight coronavirus

Ireland's outgoing Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday announced a two-week shutdown across schools, colleges and other public facilities to tackle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

09:48 PM IST

Brazilian official who met US President Donald Trump tests positive for coronavirus: Report

A close aide to Brazil’s president who attended a dinner with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend tested positive for coronavirus.

09:30 PM IST

Brazilian official who met Trump tests positive for COVID-19: Government

Brazilian official who met Trump tests positive for COVID-19: Government

08:13 PM IST

Sooryavanshi's release has been temporarily postponed due to coronavirus

Rohit Shetty's film Sooryavanshi's release has been temporarily postponed due to coronavirus.

08:12 PM IST

Coronavirus cases in India rise to 74

Coronavirus cases in India rise to 74 as a man from Andhra Pradesh, who returned from Italy last week, tests positive for COVID-19

06:30 PM IST

Carnival suspends cruises for 60 days due to coronavirus outbreak

Carnival suspends cruises for 60 days due to coronavirus, reports news agency AFP.

05:47 PM IST

Rashtrapati Bhawan to remain closed from tomorrow over coronavirus

As a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, the Rashtrapati Bhavan will remain closed for exploratory tour visits from tomorrow, March 13, till further notice. Moreover, the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) and the Change of Guard ceremony will not be open to public till further notice.

05:33 PM IST

Schools and colleges in Delhi to remain shut till March 31 in view of coronavirus threat: Arvind Kejriwal

Schools and colleges in Delhi to remain shut till March 31 in view of coronavirus threat: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

05:22 PM IST

Delhi government declares coronavirus an epidemic

Delhi government on Thursday declared coronavirus an epidemic.

First published: Mar 12, 2020 05:25 IST