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Highlights: Home Ministry forms 11 empowered groups to respond to Covid-19

Over 100 fresh coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in India. Globally, more than 6,00,000 people have been infected by Covid-19 of which more than 31,000 have died. Spain and Italy continue to bear the brunt of the contagion as cases in Europe cross 2,00,000.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 01, 2020 16:57 IST
Highlights: Home Ministry forms 11 empowered groups to respond to Covid-19

More than 660,000 people have been infected and more than 30,000 have died due to the novel coronavirus around the world. In India, 1024 people have been infected by coronavirus and 25 people have died so far. India reported 106 new cases in the last 24-hours. PM Narendra Modi in his radio address asked people to follow lockdown measures to help curb the Covid-19 contagion. Italy and Spain continue to report surge in both death rates and cases. Spain reported 838 deaths in the last 24 hours. US CDC asked New York residents strictly to remain inside their homes.


Here are the highlights of the day on the Covid-19 pandemic

11:21 PM IST

Moscow mayor asks every Muscovite to self-isolate

Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin has asked all residents in Moscow to self-isolate. Citizens of the city will only be allowed to leave their homes in the case of a medical emergency, to travel to work if necessary, and visit a grocery stores or pharmacies.

10:41 PM IST

MHA forms Empowered Groups under Disaster management Act

The Ministry of Home Affairs have formed an empowered groups to address issues that might arise during lockdown. 11 teams have been formed to address various issues concerning procurement of PPEs, medical emergency management plan, augmenting human resource and capacity building etc.

<p>MHA forms Empowered Groups under Disaster management Act</p>
10:11 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports two new cases, 21 people affected in state

Two new cases that were reported from Andhra Pradesh were in contact with people who had been tested positive earlier. State health officials told media the new cases had contact with a returnee from UK.

09:55 PM IST

UK official says lockdown could last six months

England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jenny Harries said that people in the UK must not suddenly revert back to normal living ways. Speaking to Reuters, Harris said, "Over time, probably over the next six months, we will have a three week review, we will see where we are going. We need to keep that lid on and then gradually we will be able to hopefully adjust some of the social distancing measures and gradually get us all back to normal."

09:36 PM IST

6,465 people placed under surveillance in Kashmir

Jammu and kashmir government has placed more than 6,000 people under surveillance in a bid to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the region. Among these 34 people have Covid-19.

09:14 PM IST

Bengal Govt launches app for fish consumers

To ensure that people whose daily staple includes fish do not have pay high prices, the West Bengal govt., launched an app for selling fish online.

08:49 PM IST

Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Coronavirus Task Force member, says more than 100,000 will die in United States

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who sparred openly with US president Donald Trump over his handling of the epidemic, predicted that millions will be affected in US due to coronavirus.

08:31 PM IST

2 in Indian Army test positive

2 officials from the Indian Army have tested positive for Covid-19. One of the officials is a JCO in Dehradun.

08:14 PM IST

Coronavirus cases in India breach 1,000

More than 1,000 people in India have coronavirus. 1,024 cases have been reported so far. Kerala and Maharashtra have the most Covid-19 infected patients.

<p>Coronavirus cases in India breach 1,000</p>
08:16 PM IST

MHA includes newspaper delivery among essential services

Ministry of Home Affairs in a new advisory has enlisted newspapers, battery, mobile chargers, body wash, shampoos, and oral care etc have been included.

<p>MHA includes newspaper delivery among essential services</p>
07:27 PM IST

Om Prakash, mason working in Delhi, walked 800 kms to reach his loved ones

Om Prakash walked for 800 kms over five nights and six days to reach his home in Siddharthnagar. Upon reaching home he said, "There was no option but to leave Delhi immediately on foot as we all lost our jobs and there was no money left with us. Transport services were suspended and the disease posed a threat to our lives,” Om Prakash, a father of three.

06:56 PM IST

An ice rink has been has been turned into a morgue in Spain

Spain continues to report high death rates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over 6,500 people have died due to the pandemic in Spain. More than 13,000 have recovered.

06:56 PM IST

DGCA suspends breathalyzer test for pilots

The Breath Analyser test that was required for aviation personnel has been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

<p>DGCA suspends breathalyzer test for pilots</p>
06:39 PM IST

Stay in your homes, we'll come to your aid: Arvind Kejriwal to migrant workers

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has urged migrant labourers to not cross state borders as Delhi government has made provisions for their food and lodging.

06:21 PM IST

Maharashtra coronavirus cases reach 203

Maharashtra reported 10 fresh cases of Covid-19. Over 200 people are suffering from Covid-19 in the state. New cases were reported from Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai and Buldhana.

First published: Mar 29, 2020 06:06 IST