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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

11:17 AM IST

Don't panic, says PM

PM says that one shouldn't panic. Says he spoke to some doctors who are at the forefront of fighting the disease.

Speaks to Dr Nitish Gupta from Delhi

11:15 AM IST

PM tells Kapoor that they should spread awareness about Covid-19

PM tells Kapoor that they should spread awareness about Covid-19

11:14 AM IST

Agra shoe manufacturer shares experience

Kapoor, a shoes manufacturer, tells PM his two sons, family member caught the virus in Italy and infected others upon returning

11:12 AM IST

PM speaks to a person from Agra whose entire family was infected

PM speaks to another person who has been cured of Covid-19. He asks Ashok Kapoor of Agra to share his experience. Kapoor's family had been affected by it

11:09 AM IST

PM speaks to a covid-19 patient who has been cured

PM Modi invites coronavirus victim Ramagampa Teja to share his experience on Mann ki Baat, has one-on-one chat with him

11:08 AM IST

Should take inspiration from front-line soldiers fighting coronavirus

We should take inspiration from all front-line soldiers in the fight against coronavirus, especially nurses, doctors, paramedics: PM Modi

11:07 AM IST

PM urges Indians to follow lakshman rekha for several more days

PM Modi urges Indians to show courage and resolve, follow ‘Lakshman Rekha’ for several days more

11:06 AM IST

coronavirus has put the entire world under lockdown: PM

11:03 AM IST

Lockdown was necessary, says PM

PM says it was necessary to impose lockdown, apologises for the hardships caused to people

10:58 AM IST

PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat to begin shortly, focus on Covid-19

10:34 AM IST

Princess Maria Teresa of Spain becomes first royal to die from coronavirus: ANI

Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to pass away due to coronavirus complications. Princess Teresa's death comes weeks after King Felipe VI of Spain tested negative for the virus, reports ANI.

10:24 AM IST

India records 979 cases, 25 deaths, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that a total of 979 people have been infected and 25 have died due to the novel coronavirus.

<p>India records 979 cases, 25 deaths, says Health Ministry</p>
10:19 AM IST

Jammu and Kashmir reports second coronavirus death

A coronavirus positive patient has died in Srinagar, said Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), Jammu and Kashmir Government. With this, two COVID-19 deaths have now been reported from the Union Territory, reports ANI.

10:17 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh reports 5 new coronavirus patients, total cases rise to 39 in state

The number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 39 on Sunday morning with five more persons testing positive, officials said. The five new patients include a 17-year-girl from Ujjain and four men - aged 21, 38, 40 and 48 all residents of Indore, reports PTI.

10:04 AM IST

Thaliand reports 143 new cases and 1 death due to coronavirus

Thailand reported 143 new cases and 1 death due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,300 people are infected from the coronavirus in the country and the death toll stands at 7.

First published: Mar 29, 2020 06:06 IST