11:06 AM | Railways to extend suspension of passenger services till May 3
Railways to extend suspension of passenger services till May 3: Senior official
10:21 AM| PM Modi’s 7 points to fight COVID-19
- Take care of the old people in the house.
- Wear homemade face masks.
- Download Aaarogya Setu App and use it often to track your health.
- To help the poor.
- To respect the frontline health care workers.
- To maintain social distancing.
- To not sack people from jobs.
10:18 AM| Any potential area that can turn into hotspot needs to be looked at carefully. Next one week, the fight will be tightened and lockdown will be enforced even more strongly
10:15 AM| More strict measures to be taken from April 20: PM Modi
10:13 AM| India’s lockdown to be extended till May 3: PM Modi
10:09 AM| Before the detection of even a single case in India, we had started screening international passengers coming from Covid-19 affected countries, says PM Modi
10:07 AM| PM Modi: India took quick action to fight the coronavirus pandemic
India took the integrated decision and that has become the reason to overcome the fight against coronavirus: PM Modi
10:05 AM| In our constitution, the strength of ‘We the People’ has been mentioned, says PM Modi
10:03 AM| PM Modi pays tribute to B.R. Ambedkar
PM Narendra Modi says the nation has come all together and is showing their support to B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.
10:00 AM| PM Modi addresses nation
9:57 AM| PM Modi to address nation at 10 am today
9:49 AM| 48 new COVID-19 cases reported in Jaipur today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 945
9:03 AM| India’s total number of coronavirus cases rises to 10,363. These include 8,988 active cases, 1035 cured/discharged/migrated and 339 deaths.
8:43 AM| Maharashtra COVID-19 tally rises to 2,334 with 352 fresh cases; death toll 160, PTI reports.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra on Monday crossed the 2000-mark, with 352 more people, including 242 from Mumbai, testing positive for the coronavirus. While the number of total cases has gone up to 2334, the death toll increased to 160 with 11 more people succumbing to the infection on Monday.
8:27 AM| Trump says he is very close to completing a plan to reopen, PTI reports.
“I’ve been having many discussions with my team and top experts and we’re very close to completing a plan to open our country hopefully even ahead of schedule, and that’s so important,” Trump told reporters at his White House news conference on coronavirus. “My administration’s plan and corresponding guidelines will give the American people the confidence they need to begin returning to normal life,” he said.
8:09 AM| Mumbai’s Worli Koliwada has been declared a COVID19 ‘containment zone’, the movement of people is restricted
7:47 AM| China approves two experimental coronavirus vaccines to enter clinical trials
The vaccines are being developed by a Beijing-based unit of Nasdaq-listed Sinovac Biotech, and by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, an affiliate of state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group.
7:10 AM| United States records 1,509 coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours, reports AFP news agency quoting Johns Hopkins tally
7:00 AM| Bhubaneswar to screen 2 lakh slum dwellers
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will launch a massive surveillance to check the health status of around two lakh slum dwellers in the city to see if anyone is infected with novel coronavirus and take appropriate measures to deal with it. The BMC has decided to engage at least 1000 Anganwadi and Asha workers as well as members of Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS) to carry out the survey.
The 21-day lockdown announced by PM Modi ends today. He will address the nation at 10 am, and an announcement to extend the lockdown is widely anticipated.
The nationwide lockdown that PM Modi announced on March 24 will be ending on April 14. Meanwhile, France and Italy have reported a dip in the number of new cases and deaths while the United States has reported over 1500 deaths in 24 hours. UK PM Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID-19 while the country recorded 10,000 deaths.
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