Coronavirus Live Updates March 15:
21:11 PM: Uttar Pradesh’s Directorate of Health Services has said a total of 13 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the state – eight are from Agra, two from Ghaziabad, one from Noida and two from Lucknow, reports ANI.
20:48 PM: Telangana Health Minister’s Office: As of now, two COVID19 positive persons are admitted to the state-run hospital and the first COVID19 positive person was discharged two days ago after he was completely cured.
20:30 PM: A trainee Indian Forest Service officer has tested positive, Uttarakhand Additional Health Secretary Yugal Kishore Pant says. The person had travelled to Spain in the recent past, ANI reports.
19:20 PM: Karnataka reports 1 more confirmed case, Kerala reports 2
The Health Ministry has now confirmed that a seventh individual has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Karnataka’s Gulbarga district. Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Sunday confirmed that two more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state.
19:13 PM: Lucknow Coaching centres to remain closed till March 22
The Lucknow district administration in the state capital of Uttar Pradesh has issued an order, directing all coaching centres in the city to remain closed till March 22.
18:36 PM: PM Modi proposes Covid-19 Emergency Fund, pledges USD 10 MN
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing leaders of SAARC member nations proposed the creation of a Covid-19 Emergency Fund. “This could be based on voluntary contributions from all of us. India can start with an initial offer of 10 million US dollars for this fund,” Prime Minister Modi said.
14:41 PM: Madhya Pradesh Minister PC Sharma: Schools, colleges, libraries, cinema halls, marriage halls etc will be shut till further orders. 50 isolation centres have been set up in the state. We are working on war footing to tackle this.
13:45 PM: Except for board examinations, all other exams scheduled till Mar 29 cancelled in wake of COVID-19: Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna
Barring board examinations, all other exams scheduled till Mar 29 cancelled in wake of COVID-19: Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna
13:01 PM: Tamil Nadu schools closed till March 31 as a preventive measure against coronavirus
Holidays declared for up to class five in all schools in Tamil Nadu till March 31 as part of preventive measures for coronavirus, says govt
12:43 PM: Pan India confirmed COVID19 cases rise to 107
Ministry of Family and Health Welfare: Total number of confirmedcases across India is 107 (including foreign nationals as on 15th March at 12 PM)
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs who arrived in Bhopal from Jaipur earlier today, shift to Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bhopal. Party’s Kantilal Bhuria says, “We have more than 112 MLAs with us.”
12:30 PM: 59-year-old woman tests Covid-19 positive in Aurangabad.
11:32 AM: Mumbai Police issues prohibitory order on travelling of foreigners
Mumbai Police: Police has issued an order prohibiting the conduct of any kind of tour involving a group of people travelling together to foreign or domestic destination organized by private tour operators or otherwise amidst coronavirus.
10:53 AM: 9 new confirmed cases of the virus in. 3 from , 5 from and 1 from . Total cases are 9
10:22 AM: Karnataka education minister S Suresh Kumar has instructed to postpone the examinations of 7th, 8th and 9th classes until 31st March 2020
10:40 AM: Delhi Police has extended quarantine facilities at two of its training centres, located at Jharoda Kalan and Wazirabad.
Ministry of Home Affairs: In wake of the #COVID19india outbreak, as a precautionary measure to contain and control the spread of the disease, the travel and registration for #SriKartarpurSahib is temporarily suspended from 12 am March 16, 2020, till further orders. pic.twitter.com/i7Wfft8spp
— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2020
Leaders of eight SAARC nations will speak to each other through video conference on Sunday for a joint strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 5,000 people worldwide.
The meeting will be held at 5 pm after Pakistan late Friday night accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal.
As many 84 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus and two people had died of it in India till Saturday.
Donald Trump tested negative for the coronavirus, his doctor said on Saturday, as the U.S. president extended a travel ban to Britain and Ireland to try to slow the spread of a pandemic that has shut down much of the daily routine of American life.