Breaking News LIVE, March 27:
Night curfew in Mumbai city may start from 10pm on March 28. During curfew hours only essential services to be allowed, Mayor Kishori Pednekar told news agency ANI.
Philippines imposes coronavirus lockdown in and around Manila
Philippines on Saturday imposed a coronavirus lockdown in and around capital city of Manila, reported AFP.
Delhi health minister says ‘don’t think lockdown is a solution’ as Covid-19 cases surge
As of now, no possibility of lockdown. First it was said that it’s 14-day cycle b/w infection & recovery. Experts said if all activities close for 21 days, it won’t spread. Lockdown was extended but it didn’t stop completely. So I don’t think lockdown is solution, said health minister Satyendar Jain, reported ANI.
Scientists say vaccines may need to be updated as Covid-19 evolves
Virologists from from Charite — Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany, published a study assessing the course of evolution of the SARS-CoV2 virus. The study showed that vaccines will need to be updated as newer virus variants emerge, reported PTI.
India recorded 59,118 new coronavirus infections in a day, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,18,46,652, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
Maharashtra recorded 36,902 coronavirus infections on Friday, the highest one-day rise since the pandemic began, along with 112 deaths. The state has added over 1.3 lakh cases in five days.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, where he will be visiting a couple of temples and museums on his second day on Saturday (March 27, 2021).
The Prime Minister is in the neighbouring country to be a part of their 50th Independence day. It is his first foreign visit since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Over 500 shops gutted in a fire that broke out at Fashion Street market in Pune last night. Around 16 fire tenders were deployed to extinguish the fire. Latest visuals from the spot.
US President Joe Biden has nominated Seema Nanda, a former CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), to be the Department of Labour solicitor, the White House announced on Friday.
As farmers protesting against three contentious agricultural laws hold an all-India strike – Bharat Bandh – today to mark four months of their agitation at Delhi’s borders, demonstrations have affected rail and road traffic. Four trains were cancelled and more than 30 trains were stopped over agitations near railway stations in Delhi, Chandigarh, Firozpur, and Amritsar.