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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: Sonia Gandhi writes to CMs of Congress-ruled states

WHO has urged governments of all the countries to strengthen measures to fight back coronavirus outbreak. New reports have shown infections surging 17 times faster outside China, where 3,012 people have died so far. The virus has infected over 98,000 people and resulted in 3,300 fatalities.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Mar 06, 2020 19:25 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: Sonia Gandhi writes to CMs of Congress-ruled states

The deadly coronavirus outbreak has claimed the lives of over 3,345 people around the world and has infected 98,000 people. China has reported 114 new cases of infection on Friday. Italy which has become the epicenter of Europe's outbreak has reported 148 deaths so far due to covid-19. Iran is the other nation in Asia which has reported 107 deaths, highest amount of fatalities after China.


India has stepped up its fight against the fast-spreading coronavirus and has kept its 31 confirmed patients in isolation. Government in a bid to contain the virus has kept 30,000 people under surveillance. India saw success in battling the novel covid-19 when Kerala's health authorities discharged 3 patients who had contracted the virus in Wuhan and were cured.


The covid-19 outbreak has rattled economies around the world and has raised fears among investors. US President Donald Trump has said that coronavirus might have an impact on the economy. The outbreak has also seen cancellation of football matches in Italian Serie A, Six Nations Rugby and has cast a shadow on Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics games.

06:46 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi writes to CMs of Congress-ruled states, lists out measures for collective fight

Congress President Sonia Gandhi writes chief ministers to Congress-ruled states in the country, listing out measures to be taken to deal with coronavirus in India. The letter has been sent to Kamal Nath, Capt Amarinder Singh, Bhupesh Baghel among several others.

06:11 PM IST

Gujarat health teams to be trained by US' CDC, WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta will train the Rapid Response Teams (RRT) of Gujarat and other states for the preparedness against the global threat of the deadly coronavirus infection.

06:06 PM IST

South-West Delhi DM orders govt, private hospitals to set aside 10 per cent beds for COVID-19 patients

South-West Delhi DM orders govt, private hospitals to set aside 10 per cent beds for COVID-19 patients.

06:05 PM IST

China may soon lift quarantine on virus-hit Hubei province: official

China may soon lift the quarantine imposed on the province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak which has been under lockdown for more than a month, a senior government official hinted Friday.

05:22 PM IST

SAI to suspend biometric attendance across all its centres

Alarmed by the rising cases of novel coronavirus outbreak, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) is set to suspend biometric attendance at its centres across the country.

05:16 PM IST

Daily retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border in Punjab to be conducted without public presence due to coronavirus

The Border Security Force will continue the BSF’s retreat ceremony at the Wagah-Atari border but will not allow the public to watch the ceremony in view of government guidelines to avoid large gatherings. A senior BSF official said it had been decided that visitors or spectators to the ceremony will not be allowed in view of health concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19). “The ceremony will be conducted without spectators,” the official said.

04:30 PM IST

Iran reports 17 new coronavirus deaths, raising total number to 124

Iran reports 17 new coronavirus deaths, raising total number to 124.

04:14 PM IST

Govt issues advisory for all ministries/departments on marking attendance

Government of India: In view of coronavirus, all Ministries/Departments are requested to exempt their employees to mark biometric attendance in Aadhaar-based Biometric Attendance System till 31 March,2020. However, all employees are required to mark their attendance in register.

04:00 PM IST

Netherlands report first coronavirus death

Netherlands report first coronavirus death, reports AFP news agency quoting health officials.

04:00 PM IST

Government to ask private airlines to waive cancellation fee over coronavirus outbreak

Government to ask private airlines to waive cancellation fee over coronavirus outbreak.

03:56 PM IST

Delhi government directs schools to suspend morning assembly in view of coronavirus

Delhi govt directs schools to suspend morning assembly in view of coronavirus, reports news agency PTI.

03:55 PM IST

Virus lockdowns and quarantines must respect rights: UN

Virus lockdowns and quarantines must respect rights: UN.

03:35 PM IST

Administration and all hospitals are on alert: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on coronavirus: The administration and all hospitals are on alert. We will avoid/postpone all non-essential mass gatherings till the situation improves.

03:08 PM IST

Vatican reports its first coronavirus case

Vatican reports its first coronavirus case, reports news agency AFP.

02:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha issues advisory for Members of Parliament and visitors, over coronavirus

Lok Sabha issues advisory for Members of Parliament and visitors, over coronavirus

First published: Mar 06, 2020 05:58 IST