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Covid-19 LIVE Updates| Coronavirus pandemic "accelerating," says WHO chief

The fight against coronavirus shifted towards the western hemisphere as Italy, United States and Spain continued to report higher numbers of new cases. The US reported 8,373 fresh Covid-19 cases while US president Trump announced that federal support will be provided to New York, California and Washington. The global toll from coronavirus has crossed 14,000.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Mar 23, 2020 23:14 IST
Covid-19 LIVE Updates| Coronavirus pandemic "accelerating," says WHO chief
A woman undergoes thermal screening as a precautionary measure amid rising coronavirus concerns, at Civil Hospital, Sector 10, in Gurugram on Sunday, 22 March 2020.

Fresh coronavirus cases rose steadily in the US, Spain and Italy as the virus continued to put entire nations in lockdown. Spain imposed emergency until April 11 as the nation reported struggles to control Europe's second-worst outbreak of Covid-19. Italy saw 651 new fatalities over the last 24 hours. The country with 5,476 covid-19 deaths has crossed China in terms of death-toll. India has reported 7 deaths due to coronavirus. New Delhi and Mumbai along with several other state capitals are observing a lockdown as coronavirus affected numbers touched 468 across the nation. Over 330,000 people continue to be affected by coronavirus across the world, of which 99,003 have recovered.


Here are the LIVE updates from the coronavirus outbreak:

07:01 PM IST

Media played a great role in spreading awareness about Covid-19, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the media in spreading awareness about the novel coronavirus.

06:55 PM IST

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned sine die.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Rajya Sabha, which is the upper house of the Indian parliament has been adjourned sine die, reports ANI.

06:30 PM IST

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh announces curfew in state

Punjab's chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in wake of the coronavirus outbreak has announced curfew across the state, although essential services will be exempted.

06:24 PM IST

28 coronavirus cases reported in Kerala today, taking the total cases in the state to 95, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that 28 cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in the state today, taking the total number of cases to 95, reports ANI.

06:19 PM IST

Reliance sets up India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Monday said that it has set up India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai, reports ANI.

05:38 PM IST

Hong Kong bars non-residents, limits alcohol over virus

Hong Kong will ban all non-residents from entering the city from midnight on Tuesday evening in a bid to halt the coronavirus, its leader said, as she unveiled plans to stop restaurants and bars serving alcohol, reports AFP.

05:35 PM IST

Man, 55, dies of coronavirus in Kolkata, nationwide toll reaches 8

A 55 year old from Kolkata died due to coronavirus. The total deaths in the country have gone up to 8.

04:49 PM IST

Govt bans operation of domestic flights from today

Govt bans operation of domestic flights from today

04:36 PM IST

Complete lockdown in 19 states and UTs, says health ministry

Complete lockdown in 19 states and UTs, says health ministry

04:29 PM IST

Man, 55, dies of coronavirus in Kolkata

Man, 55, dies of coronavirus in Kolkata

03:51 PM IST

All private organisations asked to allow employees to work from home: TN CM

All private establishments have been instructed to allow their employees to work from home. Government-run Amma canteens will continue to function during this period: Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy

03:39 PM IST

Ministry of Labour and Employment issues advisory

To tackle the coronavirus pandemic, an advisory has been issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment to all the employers of Public/Private establishments to not cut salaries or resort to layoffs of their employees: Ministry of Labour & Employment

03:29 PM IST

Section 144 in Tamil Nadu from tomorrow: CM Palaniswamy

Restrictions under section 144 of CrPC will be imposed in Tamil Nadu from 6 PM tomorrow till March 31. Shops of milk, vegetable, grocery, mutton, chicken and fish will continue to function in this period. State borders will be sealed, said CM Edappadi Palaniswamy in the Assembly.

03:19 PM IST

FIR against 2 in J-K for concealing travel history to Pak, Bangladesh

Jammu & Kashmir Police: FIR has been registered against two students for concealing their travel history to Pakistan and Bangladesh, in Awantipora area of Pulwama district in the union territory. : ANI

03:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die post passage of Finance Bill

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die post passage of Finance Bill. : ANI

First published: Mar 23, 2020 05:39 IST