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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:

07:06 PM IST

Let us stand united in braving Covid-19, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that the coronavirus pandemic is affecting livelihoods. She urged all citizens to stay indoors and said that India should stand united in fighting Covid-19.

06:53 PM IST

12 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala's chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state confirmed 12 new cases of coronavirus; 3 from Kannur, 6 from Kasaragod and 3 Ernakulam. A total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 52 in Kerala, reports ANI

06:18 PM IST

'Tested negative for Covid-19,' tweets Vasundhara Raje

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who went into self quarantine after attending singer Kanika Kapoor's party tweeted that she has been tested negative for Covid-19.

06:14 PM IST

Homeless in London to be accommodated in hotels to self isolate

Hundreds of homeless people in London are being housed in hotels to self-isolate and give them "vital protection" from the coronavirus, the city's mayor Sadiq Khan announced on Saturday. Three hundred rooms have been made available in two hotels for the next 12 weeks, the mayor's office said in a statement, reports AFP.

05:48 PM IST

Bihar shuts down bus services, restaurants and banquet halls till March 31

The state of Bihar has shut down bus services, restaurants, banquet halls till March 31 to prevent spread of novel coronavirus, reports PTI.

05:12 PM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces financial relief for poor

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that due to the coronavirus crisis a pension amounting 4000- 5000 will be paid to 8.5 lakh beneficiaries by 7 April. He also said that free rations, with 50% more quantity than normal entitlements, to 72 lakh beneficiaries.

04:18 PM IST

No gathering with more than 5 people allowed, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that five or more people can not gather at any place in Delhi. If there are five people, they should maintain at least one-metre distance from each other. According to an earlier order, 20 or more people were barred from gathering at a place, reports ANI.

04:04 PM IST

India reports 283 coronavirus cases in total

Thirty-five fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in India on Saturday, taking the total number of people infected by the Sars-Cov-2 virus in the country to 283 even as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued guidelines for a new testing strategy for effective tracking of patients.

03:53 PM IST

Germany reports 2,705 new cases in just one day

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 2,705 within a day to reach 16,662, the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said on Saturday. It said a total of 47 people had died after testing positive, an increase of 16 from a tally of 31 published on Friday, reports Reuters.

03:28 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh bans entry of all foreign and domestic tourists in state: ANI

In view of the coronavirus threat, the Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday banned the entry of all domestic and foreign tourists in the state, reports ANI.

02:58 PM IST

Iran reports 123 new coronavirus deaths, raising total to 1,556: AFP

Iran reports 123 new coronavirus deaths, raising total to 1,556: AFP

02:46 PM IST

Potato prices jump 20 per cent in Bengal amid covid-19 outbreak

Potato prices jump at least 20 per cent in West Bengal amid panic-

buying due to coronavirus outbreak.

02:13 PM IST

6 covid-19 positive cases reported from Gujarat: Deputy CM

Gujarat Chief Minister Nitin Patel has said that total number of covid-19 cases has reached 13. He told PTI, "Thirteen positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Gujarat so far. Of them, twelve have history of travel abroad.''

01:59 PM IST

Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas cancels Ram Navami mela in Ayodhya

Mahant Kamal Nayan Das has asked people not to visit Ayodhya for the famed Ram Navami fair and celebrations for Navratri due to coronavirus outbreak. Mahant Kamal Nayan Das is the heir to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das who heads the trust.

01:52 PM IST

UP health minister Jai Pratap Singh tests negative for covid-19: Report

UP health minister Jai Pratap Singh tested negative for covid-19, PTI said quoting official sources. The lawmaker had attended a party hosted by singer Kanika Kapoor, who had tested positive for coronavirus.

First published: Mar 21, 2020 05:30 IST