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Covid-19 LIVE: Number of Coronavirus cases in West Bengal jumps to 7

India begins 'Janta Curfew', a nationwide social distancing exercise, as coronavirus shows no signs of abating. Italy and Iran continue to remain worst hit as fatalities and cases decrease in China. 7 people in India have died due to Covid-19.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Apr 23, 2020 14:38 IST
Covid-19 LIVE: Number of Coronavirus cases in West Bengal jumps to 7
Medical officers wearing protective suits.

India is observing Janta Curfew, a self-imposed restraint measure announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 14-hour people curfew is country’s latest measure in fight against coronavirus disease Covid-19, which has affected more than 300 people in India. The virus has reached more than 150 countries and affected over 3,00,000 people. Italy and Iran continue to remain worst affected from Covid-19.

06:28 PM IST

Delhi under lockdown from 6 AM tomorrow till March 31, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the national capital will remain under lockdown from 6 AM tomorrow till March 31. Although, the chief minister mentioned that all essential services will continue and 25% of DTC buses will run in Delhi.

06:09 PM IST

Haryana to go on lockdown from 9 PM tonight till March 31

The government of Haryana has imposed a lockdown Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, panipat, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Panchkula starting from 9 PM tonight till March 31 in order to prevent spreading of coronavirus.

06:01 PM IST

Kolkata, several areas in West Bengal to be under lockdown from Monday 5 pm till Mar 27

Kolkata and several areas across West Bengal will be put under a lockdown from Monday 5 pm till March 27 in view of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a notification issued by the state government on Sunday, reports PTI.

05:59 PM IST

India thanked those leading fight against coronavirus, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that on Janta Curfew, India thanked each and every person who led the fight against coronavirus. The Prime Minister also said that it is the beginning of victory in a long battle against the pandemic.

05:34 PM IST

11 people who attended Kanika Kapoor's party test negative

Eleven of the 56 people who had come in close contact with Kanika Kapoor at a party in Kanpur days before the Bollywood singer tested positive for the novel coronavirus were found to be not infected by the virus, a senior official said here on Sunday, reports PTI.

05:19 PM IST

Clapping, bell ringing for coronavirus heroes

With ringing of bells, beating of metal plates and clapping, people across the country on Sunday evening expressed appreciation for medical and other staff who are on the frontline of the battle against the Coronavirus, reports PTI.

05:04 PM IST

Maruti Suzuki halts production at Gurgaon, Manesar plants

The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Sunday said it has decided to suspend production at its manufacturing facilities in Haryana with immediate effect due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports PTI.

04:51 PM IST

6 booked for attending holding wedding function in Latur

Six people were booked under the Disaster Management Act in Latur in Maharashtra for holding a marriage ceremony despite social distancing rules in force in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, police said on Sunday, reports PTI.

04:48 PM IST

Australia orders widespread business closures to combat Covid-19

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday ordered many venues, including pubs, casinos, gyms and cinemas, to close from midday Monday to combat coronavirus after many people appeared to disregard health warnings and congregated in large numbers in recent days, reports Reuters.

04:44 PM IST

Romania reports first coronavirus death

Romania reported Sunday the first death on its territory due to the novel coronavirus, a 67-year-old man who was also suffering from advanced cancer, according to the government. The man had returned from France on 6 March and was quickly admitted to hospital after developing flu-like symptoms, reports AFP.

04:40 PM IST

Govt playing its part, citizens need to step up, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the government is playing its part in combating COVID-19 pandemic but the citizens should also rise to the challenge by practicing safety, reports ANI.

04:38 PM IST

Conducted 15,000-17,000 coronavirus tests so far, says ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Balram Bhargava said that 15,000-17,000 tests have been conducted so far. He said that ICMR has the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests per day, reports ANI.

04:32 PM IST

Bengaluru Police to impose Section 144 from 9 pm to 12 am midnight

Bengaluru Police on Sunday announced that Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) will be imposed from 9 pm to 12 am (midnight) in commissionarate limits to ensure that people do not come out of their home once the 'Janata curfew' ends, reports ANI

04:31 PM IST

Spain's coronavirus death toll crosses 1,700

Spain's death toll from the coronavirus epidemic soared to 1,720 on Sunday from 1,326 the day before, according to multiple media outlets citing the latest health data, reports Reuters.

04:26 PM IST

Section 144 imposed in New Delhi amid coronavirus scare

In wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to be imposed in Delhi with effect from 9 pm on March 22 to 12 midnight of March 31, reports ANI.

First published: Mar 22, 2020 08:00 IST