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Covid-19 updates: Coronavirus cases in India rise to 315, confirms ICMR

Coronavirus continues to batter Italy as the nation reported its worst single-day toll with above 600 deaths. The global toll due to covid-19 has crossed 11,000. Major cities around the world have gone into lockdowns. PM Modi in a series of tweets asked citizens to fight misinformation amid the global pandemic.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Mar 21, 2020 23:49 IST
Covid-19 updates: Coronavirus cases in India rise to 315, confirms ICMR
Medical officers wearing protective suits.

Italy has no respite from the deadly coronavirus as the death toll in the European nation reported 632 deaths on Saturday. Over 4,000 people have died in Italy despite the government working hard to contain the covid-19 outbreak. Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, has not reported any new cases of coronavirus which led to WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saying that the worst situations can be turned around. Governors of US cities California, New York and Illinois ordered the cities’ residents to stay at home as coronavirus cases surge in the US. India's health ministry reported that there are 315 people who have coronavirus in the country. PM Modi also posted a series of tweets highlighting the need of technology and internet to tackle misinformation and spread awareness as coronavirus pandemic creates fear in the hearts of the citizens.

Here are the LIVE updates on the coronavirus outbreak:

11:49 PM IST

Italy reported 793 new coronavirus deaths

Italy on Saturday reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a one-day record that saw its toll shoot up to 4,825 -38.3 per cent of the world's total. The number of COVID-19 infections rose by 6,557 to 53,578, another record, reports AFP.

11:05 PM IST

Total coronavirus cases in New Delhi rises to 27

The Delhi Health Department said that the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the national capital has gone up to 27, reports PTI.

11:01 PM IST

Coronavirus cases in India rise to 315, confirms ICMR

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 315 individuals have been confirmed positive for coronavirus in the country.

10:55 PM IST

Assam reports first coronavirus case, four and a half year old girl tests positive

The state of Assam reported its first coronavirus case after a four and a half year old girl tested positive in Jorhat. The samples sent to ICMR for reconfirmation, reports PTI.

10:37 PM IST

PM Modi appreciates Maldives govt for making contribution towards Coronavirus emergency fund

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the Maldives government for making a contribution towards the Covid-19 emergency fund and said that this further strengthens the resolve in this collective fight against the pandemic.

10:31 PM IST

Rajasthan to remain in lockdown till March 31, says CM Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that the state to remain in lockdown from March 22 to 31st due to coronavirus. Shops selling daily necessities things like vegetables, dairy and medical items to remain open, reports ANI

10:26 PM IST

Over 500 cases filed in Maharashtra for violations

Around 540 offences have been registered in Maharashtra for violating orders in place to stop the spread of novel coronavirus, officials said on Saturday. The violations include not observing lockdown, hiding or falsifying travel history, fleeing home quarantine, spreading rumours about the infection and advertising products with the aim of profiting from the outbreak, they said, reports PTI.

10:06 PM IST

Western Railway cancels jumbo block to prevent spread of COVID-19

Western Railway on Saturday cancelled the jumbo block planned over it on fast line and STA line between Mumbai Central and Matunga Road as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, reports ANI.

09:48 PM IST

Section 144 to be imposed in state, says Puducherry CM

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayansamy said that section 144 will be imposed in the state from March 23 to March 31 amid coronavirus fears. He also said that buyers can purchase from 7 am to 9 am in the morning and 6 pm to 9 pm in the evening, reports ANI.

08:33 PM IST

'Please stay where you are', PM Modi urges citizens

Amid the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a fresh appeal asking citizens to stay where they are for a few days in order to stop the disease from spreading. This is the second time Prime Minister in this week has appealed to citizens to display restraint and avoid unnecessary travel.

08:01 PM IST

Deputy CM of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya tests negative

Keshav Prasad Maurya, the Deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has tested negative for coronavirus. He had recently met an uncle of singer Kanika Kapoor. Kanika Kapoor tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, reports ANI.

07:58 PM IST

US Navy sailor in Florida tests positive

A Navy sailor assigned to United States Central Command headquarters in Florida has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, reports AP.

07:22 PM IST

Shiv Sena MP self quarantines after sitting beside BJP MP Dushyant Singh in Parliamentary Committee meet

Krupal Tumane, Shiv Sena MP from Maharashtra's Ramtek, has self-quarantined himself as he sat beside BJP MP Dushyant Singh in Parliamentry Committee meeting.

07:16 PM IST

Mauritius reports first coronavirus death

Mauritius has recorded its first death from coronavirus, the health minister said Saturday, just the third in sub-Saharan Africa, as the archipelago nation imposed a lockdown to contain the outbreak, reports AFP.

07:15 PM IST

Spain's coronavirus death toll crosses past 1,300

Spain on Saturday reported a 32 percent spike in new deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the country total to 1,326 fatalities, the second highest in Europe after Italy, reports AFP.

First published: Mar 21, 2020 05:30 IST