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.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deeply appreciate contribution of USD 200,000 by Government of Maldives to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. It strengthens our resolve in this collective fight against the pandemic. @ibusolih— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 21, 2020
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
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.
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.
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.
'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.
मेरी सबसे प्रार्थना है कि आप जिस शहर में हैं, कृपया कुछ दिन वहीं रहिए। इससे हम सब इस बीमारी को फैलने से रोक सकते हैं। रेलवे स्टेशनों, बस अड्डों पर भीड़ लगाकर हम अपनी सेहत के साथ खिलवाड़ कर रहे हैं। कृपया अपनी और अपने परिवार की चिंता करिए, आवश्यक न हो तो अपने घर से बाहर न निकलिए।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 21, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
First published: Mar 21, 2020 05:30 IST