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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.

04:16 PM IST

Iran says coronavirus deaths up by 129, bringing total to 1,685

Iran says the new coronavirus has killed another 129 people, raising the death toll to 1,685 amid 21,638 confirmed cases. That’s according to Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, who gave the figures at a televised news conference Sunday, reports AP.

04:11 PM IST

69 yr old man dies due to coronavirus in Gujarat

A 69 year old male coronavirus positive patient died in Surat hospital in Gujarat.He was having co-morbid conditions. One female, 65 years, died in Vadodara hospital but her test report for COVID is awaited. She was also having comorbid conditions Health & Family Welfare Dept, Gujarat said, reports ANI.

01:36 PM IST

Nearly 300 detained by police for breaching curfew in Sri Lanka

Police say they have detained 291 people for breaching a three-day curfew which has been imposed as part of strict measures designed to contain the spreading of the coronavirus in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Police said Sunday the detentions were made by police during patrols to ensure that people stay in their homes. The curfew was imposed on Friday and will end on Tuesday, reports AP.

01:34 PM IST

Singapore to completely shut its borders after recording its first two Covid-19 deaths

Singapore says it will fully shut its borders starting Tuesday after recording its first two deaths. The city-state has banned visitors from several countries and requires all short-term visitors to observe a 14-day home quarantine. But the government says all short-term visitors beginning Tuesday will be barred from entering or transiting through the country, reports AP.

01:32 PM IST

Japan urges no nonessential travel to the United States.

Japan has issued a travel warning for its nationals, urging not to make unessential trips to the United States because of the rapidly expanding coronavirus outbreak in that country, the foreign ministry said in a statement, reports AP.

01:21 PM IST

Afghanistan reports 10 new coronavirus cases, total confirmed cases reach 34

Afghanistan on Sunday reported 10 new cases of coronavirus as authorities restricted movement of civilians in the war-torn country, officials said. Health minister Ferzoddin Feroz said 97 samples were tested in last 24 hours, 10 of them were positive, reports Reuters.

01:18 PM IST

Colombia announces first Covid-19 death

Colombia has reported its first coronavirus death, the country's health minister announced Saturday, with the central American nation recording 210 infections, reports AFP.

01:12 PM IST

Woman in Panchkula tests positive, confirmed cases in Haryana rise to 8

A 40-year-old woman in Panchkula in Haryana has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the authorities to launch a health check in the slum where she lived with her family, officials said on Sunday, reports PTI.

01:11 PM IST

Greater Noida man who returned from Dubai tests positive for coronavirus

A 31-year-old man in Greater Noida who returned from Dubai on March 18 has tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to six in Gautam Buddh Nagar, officials said on Sunday, reports PTI.

01:10 PM IST

Punjab to enforce lockdown till March 31

The Punjab government on Sunday announced its decision to enforce lockdown in the entire state till March 31 in the wake of the threat of coronavirus. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said all essential and government services would continue during the lockdown, reports PTI.

01:01 PM IST

No passenger trains to run till March 31

Indian railways says passenger trains will not operate till March 31 in order to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

11:36 AM IST

Health ministry says 324 people are affected all over the country

Health ministry said on Saturday that 324 people have coronavirus in the country.

09:24 AM IST

Australia announces $40 billion package to limit Covid-19's economic damage

As worker incomes fall in Australia, the government announced a $40 billion spending plan to limit the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

09:01 AM IST

Trump pens letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid coronavirus pandemic

Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, said US president Trump wrote a letter seeking good relations with Pyongyang and offered cooperation in the fight against coronavirus.

First published: Mar 22, 2020 08:00 IST