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Highlights: Home Ministry forms 11 empowered groups to respond to Covid-19

Over 100 fresh coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in India. Globally, more than 6,00,000 people have been infected by Covid-19 of which more than 31,000 have died. Spain and Italy continue to bear the brunt of the contagion as cases in Europe cross 2,00,000.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 01, 2020 16:57 IST
Highlights: Home Ministry forms 11 empowered groups to respond to Covid-19

More than 660,000 people have been infected and more than 30,000 have died due to the novel coronavirus around the world. In India, 1024 people have been infected by coronavirus and 25 people have died so far. India reported 106 new cases in the last 24-hours. PM Narendra Modi in his radio address asked people to follow lockdown measures to help curb the Covid-19 contagion. Italy and Spain continue to report surge in both death rates and cases. Spain reported 838 deaths in the last 24 hours. US CDC asked New York residents strictly to remain inside their homes.


Here are the highlights of the day on the Covid-19 pandemic

12:21 PM IST

Five more cases of Covid-19 in J-K

Five more people have tested Covid-19 positive in Kashmir- 2 from Srinagar, 2 from Budgam and 1 from Baramulla: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary(Planning), J&K Govt , reports ANI.

12:20 PM IST

India shifts diplomats, staff from Herat, Jalalabad consulates to Kabul: Sources

India shifts its diplomats and staff from consulates in Herat and Jalalabad to Kabul due to rising coronavirus cases in Afghanistan: PTI quoting sources

12:05 PM IST

PMO directly reviewing coronavirus situation

PMO directly reviewing the Coronavirus situation. Principal Secretary Dr P K Mishra forms 10 groups for tackling various emergencies. Review meeting of Dr Mishra starts in PMO likely to continue whole day.

11:54 AM IST

SpiceJet pilot tests positive for Covid-19

SpiceJet said on Sunday that one of its pilots who did not fly any international flight in March has tested positive for the coronavirus, reports PTI.

"One of our colleagues, a first officer with SpiceJet, has tested positive for COVID-19. The test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March 2020," the airline's spokesperson told the news agency.

"The last domestic flight that he operated was on March 21 from Chennai to Delhi and since then he had quarantined himself at home," he added.

As a precautionary measure, the spokesperson said, all crew and staff who had been in direct contact with him have been asked to self-quarantine by staying at home for the next 14 days.

11:51 AM IST

Puducherry churches cancel Sunday Mass

Many churches in Puducherry have cancelled Sunday Mass in view of coronavirus pandemic: ANI

11:36 AM IST

We have to win this battle and we will win it

We have to win this battle and we will win it, says PM on fighting Covid-19, says PM Modi as he ends his Mann Ki Baat address

11:35 AM IST

Will upload videos of my fitness routine on social media: PM

PM says he'll share his fitness routine by uploading videos on social media.

11:34 AM IST

PM urges people to take up old hobbies

PM urges people to take up old hobbies such as gardening, music during lockdown to deal with isolation

11:31 AM IST

increase social distancing, but decrease emotional distancing: PM

PM Modi talks about people in quarantine who are being ill-treated by others.

Says, "I was extremely hurt when I came to know that some people are misbehaving with those who are being advised home quarantine. We need to be sensitive and understanding."

Says this time tells us to increase social distancing, but decrease emotional distancing

11:29 AM IST

PM Modi thanks people engaged in ensuring essential supplies

PM thanks all these people on behalf of the country and asks them to take care of themselves and their families

11:28 AM IST

PM Modi calls small grocers, drivers, bank staff daily life heroes

PM Modi says there are many people around us who are daily life heroes; praises the small grocers, drivers, workers who are ensuring the supply of essential items. Talks about banking staff, e-commerce deliverypersons

11:26 AM IST

Some people are still breaking rules: PM

PM Modi had earlier said, I understand that no one wants to break rules deliberately, but there are some people who are doing so. To them, I will say that if they don’t follow this #lockdown, it will be difficult to protect ourselves from the danger of Coronavirus."

11:23 AM IST

PM asks Pune doctor what they tell the patients

PM Modi speaks to Dr Borse from Pune; asks him what tips the doctors give to people infected with Covid-19

11:19 AM IST

PM thanks doctors treating Covid-19

PM Modi thanks the doctors who are treating covid-19. Ask them to take care of themselves

11:18 AM IST

Many soldiers like doctors, nurses fighting coronavirus: PM

There are many soldiers who are fighting #Coronavirus, not from their homes but from outside their homes. These are our front line soldiers-especially our brothers and sisters on duty as nurses, doctors & paramedical staff: PM

First published: Mar 29, 2020 06:06 IST