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Coronavirus cases in India rise to 5,734; death toll reaches 166
short by Daisy Mowke / on 09 Apr 2020,Thursday
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced on Thursday that the number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 5,734. Meanwhile, 166 people have died due to coronavirus in the country. Out of the total cases, 5,095 cases are active, while 473 patients have been cured, discharged or migrated. The cases also include 71 foreign nationals.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:35 am on 09 Apr
Odisha extends lockdown till April 30, first state to do so
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 09 Apr 2020,Thursday
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has announced that the lockdown in the state has been extended till April 30, becoming the first state in the country to do so. All educational institutions in Odisha will also remain closed till June 17, the state government announced. PM Narendra Modi had announced the nationwide lockdown till April 14.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:45 pm on 09 Apr
Telangana government on Wednesday imposed a ban on spitting in public places and institutions as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. "Spitting of paan/any chewable tobacco or non-tobacco product, etc, in public places and institutions is banned with immediate effect," an official notification read. "It's of utmost need to impose restrictions on unhealthy practices," it further read.
short by Jigyasu / 10:49 am on 09 Apr
Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate on Thursday released a list of fruit and vegetable vendors serving in coronavirus hotspots in Noida, that have been sealed. The list contains the names of the vendors as well as their contact numbers. Uttar Pradesh government announced on Wednesday that hotspots in 15 districts will be sealed and essentials will be delivered to homes.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:44 pm on 09 Apr
Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain completely sealed to contain spread of coronavirus
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 09 Apr 2020,Thursday
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday ordered to completely seal Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain after rise in coronavirus cases. The CM's office also stated that there will be total lockdown in 14 other districts. Meanwhile, the state has reported around 229 cases of coronavirus and 13 deaths due to the virus, the Health Ministry stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:45 am on 09 Apr
Kerala Police have shared a video showing lockdown violators in the state running back to their homes after spotting surveillance drones. People in fields and on beaches can be seen running as soon as the drones fly over them. The police have edited the audio with the 'Tracer Bullet' commentary by Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ian Botham.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:50 pm on 08 Apr
After US President Donald Trump thanked PM Narendra Modi for clearing the export of Hydroxychloroquine amid coronavirus pandemic, PM Modi replied to him. "Times like these bring friends closer. The India-US partnership is stronger than ever. India shall do everything possible to help humanity's fight against COVID-19," the PM tweeted. "We shall win this together," he added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:51 am on 09 Apr
Kannauj police on Wednesday lodged an FIR against local BJP MP Subrat Pathak and his supporters for allegedly barging into the house of a tehsildar and assaulting him for the delay in distribution of foodgrain to 600 people whose names were recommended by Pathak. Tehsildar alleged that they beat him with sticks in front of his wife and eight-year-old daughter.
short by Kirti Joshi / 09:10 am on 09 Apr
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday said the first COVID-19 patient in the state has recovered and will be discharged soon. "The patient will further be kept under monitored quarantine for 14 days as per protocol before final discharge," Rane added. This has brought the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state to six, he said.
short by Jigyasu / 09:17 am on 09 Apr
Rajasthan has recorded 30 more COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 413, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said. All new cases have travel and contact history, Singh added. As per reports, seven cases each have been reported in Jhalawar, Tonk and Jhunjhunu, five in Jaisalmer, two in Banswara and one each in Barmer and Jodhpur.
short by Jigyasu / 11:29 am on 09 Apr
The Gujarat government on Wednesday said it'll provide free ration to around 60 lakh above poverty line (APL) families during the lockdown that are not covered under National Food Security Act. Each APL-1 card-holder family will get 10 kg wheat, three kg rice, one kg pulses and one kg sugar. This decision was taken during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
short by Jigyasu / 09:52 am on 09 Apr
After India said it will supply hydroxychloroquine to "some nations" that have been badly affected by coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends." He added, "Thank you India...for the decision on HCQ...Thank you PM Narendra Modi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity...in this fight!"
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:25 am on 09 Apr
After 10 coronavirus cases were reported in Kota, the district administration has put a ban on taking selfies while distributing food items to needy. "We have asked all subdivision officers to ensure that social distancing is being practised while distributing food packets," District Collector Omprakash Kasera said. He also instructed officers to take action against those who flout guidelines.
short by Kirti Joshi / 11:21 am on 09 Apr
A day after asking doctors to reuse their masks four times, authorities from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi issued a standard operating procedure for the same. After using an N95 mask for a day, it has to be numbered and kept in a bag for four days before reusing it, the standard operating procedure read.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:32 am on 09 Apr
PM gave enough hints on extending lockdown: TMC MP on all-party meet
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 09 Apr 2020,Thursday
TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said that PM Narendra Modi, during an all-party meeting on Wednesday, dropped enough hints of extending the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bandyopadhyay added, "The PM said lifting the lockdown at one go is not advisable as several experts and states have suggested extending it. He said he will discuss the issue with the CMs".
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:13 am on 09 Apr
Amid coronavirus spread, screening of patients having symptoms of influenza and severe acute respiratory illness in Bihar has been made mandatory. "All DMs and the CSs have been directed to ensure it without fail and request the private hospitals to assist and support in this medical urgency," Principal Secretary of Health Sanjay Kumar said.
short by Kirti Joshi / 11:47 am on 09 Apr
Pakistan did not participate in the video conference of senior trade officials of SAARC held on Wednesday to discuss the impact of coronavirus pandemic on regional trade, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. The trade officials discussed that new ways should be identified to sustain and expand intra-regional trade until normal trade channels are restored, the MEA added.
short by Kiran Khatri / 08:14 am on 09 Apr
Around 10 members of two families were hospitalised in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor after they tried a "home remedy" against coronavirus stated in TikTok videos. "[They] watched videos on TikTok which said drinking juice of ummetha would keep coronavirus away," a sub-inspector said. District Health Officer has appealed not to follow 'home remedies' that haven't been verified by medical experts.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:00 am on 09 Apr
Delhi Police registered a case and arrested a 44-year-old man on Wednesday night for allegedly physically assaulting two women resident doctors of Safdarjung Hospital. "We were buying fruits when a man started to shout at us to maintain distance. He blamed us for spreading coronavirus and hit us," one of the doctors said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:40 am on 09 Apr
1,000 Bhopal police personnel moved to hotels, guesthouses after +ve cases
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 09 Apr 2020,Thursday
Over 1,000 police personnel in Bhopal have been relocated to hotels and guesthouses over the last two days after 11 police personnel, including an IPS officer, and five of their relatives contracted Covid-19. The police said they believe that some personnel contracted the virus while tracing members of different Jamaats who participated in a religious congregation in Delhi last month.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:29 am on 09 Apr
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has thanked PM Narendra Modi for allowing the export of raw materials to Brazil to produce Hydroxychloroquine amid coronavirus. "As an outcome of my direct conversation with Prime Minister of India, we will receive, by Saturday, raw materials to continue our production of Hydroxychloroquine," he said. "I thank him...for this timely assistance," Bolsonaro added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:10 am on 09 Apr
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) staff from non-essential departments will face a salary cut if their attendance is less than 50%, the civic body said in a circular. "The employees should work in rotation as other work continues. However, this is not happening and in many departments, people are not reporting to work," a General Administration Department official said.
short by Kirti Joshi / 09:20 am on 09 Apr
IndiGo suspends international flights till April 30
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 09 Apr 2020,Thursday
Amid the nationwide lockdown, IndiGo on Wednesday said it is suspending its international flights till April 30. Earlier, Air India had suspended domestic and international flights till April 30. Notably, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that India will remove restrictions on flight operations once the spread of coronavirus comes under control.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:40 am on 09 Apr
The Pune City Police Crime Branch has seized 180 litres of 'hathbhatti' (country-made liquor) after raiding a spot in Lohegaon area and lodged an offence against 57-year-old Sopan Rakhpasare. The police said that the liquor bottles were being sold illegally amid the nationwide lockdown imposed in the view of the COVID-19 outbreak. In Maharashtra, 1135 coronavirus cases have been reported.
short by Kirti Joshi / 09:44 am on 09 Apr
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