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Bodies of COVID-19 patients should be cremated irrespective of religion: BMC

All bodies of COVID-19 patients should be cremated irrespective of religion. Burial will not be allowed. The funeral should not involve more than 5 people: Praveen Pardeshi, Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

There will be an exception in this order for sleeping time, from 10 pm to 7 am: Dr. K Sudhakar, Karnataka Medical Education Minister

Spraying disinfectant on migrants in Uttar Pradesh 'overzealous action', staff reprimanded: Health Ministry

Army HQ issues advisory saying personnel failing to disclose COVID-19 symptoms would face punitive action

Three more positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir, 48 total cases

Three more COVID-19 cases tested positive in Kashmir, taking the total cases to 48 now. 11,644 persons are currently under observation & 722 samples have been tested so far: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu & Kashmir

Infosys Foundation announces to donate ₹100 crore to PM CARES

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic & corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Infosys, today announced that it is committing Rs 100 cr to support efforts towards fighting COVID-19 in India. Foundation contributed half of this commitment (Rs 50 cr) to PM CARES Fund: Infosys

154 prisoners have been released today on parole as preventive measure against spread of Coronavirus, says Digvijay Singh Rana, Deputy SP, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

154 prisoners have been released today on parole as preventive measure against spread of Coronavirus. They are being released after proper health screening: Digvijay Singh Rana, Deputy SP, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

PM Modi asks Indian missions to publicise newly established PM CARES Fund on COVID-19 to mobilise donations from abroad

Unity, alertness of all Indians would help safeguard country's future: PM Modi on fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Gautam Buddh Nagar district magistrate transferred after CM Yogi Adityanath's visit to coronavirus hotspot

Gautam Buddh Nagar district magistrate transferred after CM Yogi Adityanath's visit to coronavirus hotspot

Extraordinary times require extraordinary solutions: PM Modi to Indian missions on coronavirus pandemic

PM appreciated role played by Indian missions in taking care of stranded Indians: Sources

India has taken unprecedented and early steps to deal with coronavirus pandemic and prevent its large outbreak: PM Modi to Indian missions

India has taken unprecedented and early steps to deal with coronavirus pandemic and prevent its large outbreak: PM Modi to Indian missions

Reliance Industries announces Rs. 500 crores to PM CARES

Reliance Industries announces Rs. 500 crores contribution to PM CARES Fund. In addition to its multi-pronged on-the-ground fight against COVID-19: Reliance Industries

Coronavirus-positive Ludhiana woman dies at Patiala hospital

Coronavirus-positive Ludhiana woman dies at Patiala hospital; third death related to COVID-19 in Punjab: Doctor

DMRC to contribute 1 day's basic pay pf its employees to PM CARES to fight COVID-19

DMRC has decided to contribute 1 day's basic pay (as on April 2020) of its employees towards PM's Citizen Assistance&Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) Fund to combat efforts in fight against COVID-19. DMRC has around 14500 employees at present: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

We are proud of our Congress workers across the country, says Priyanka Gandhi

We are proud of our Congress workers across the country that they are trying to help the victims in every way even in difficult circumstances, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

47 more test positive in Maharashtra, 170 total cases

47 more test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, taking number of infected persons to 170: BMC

BJP president J P Nadda appeals to party workers to donate at least Rs 100 each to PM CARES Fund, inspire 10 others to contribute as well.

District Magistrates to ensure that stranded migrants get food and shelter: Ministry of Home Affairs.

Darul-Uloom writes to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offering its building for setting up of isolation ward

Saharanpur: Darul-Uloom writes to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, offering its building Darul-Quran in Deoband for setting up of isolation ward

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering space for isolation centres

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering space for isolation centres which can hold up to 10,000 people at different premises under their network.

Vistara asks staff to self-quarantine after passenger who took Mar 22 Mumbai-Goa flight tests positive for

Haryana govt extends service for one month of Group A, B, C & D govt employees who are going to retire on March 31 on attaining the age of superannuation: State Public Relations Department.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announces second Targeted Long Term Repo Operation (TLTRO)

Delhi Police team reaches Nizzamuddin after reports of positive people spread

Delhi Police team, including Joint CP DC Srivastava, reaches Nizamuddin area after there were reports that some people, who had attended a religious gathering at Markaz in Nizamuddin, have tested positive for COVID-19. Batches of ppl being taken to hospital in buses for checkup.

43 prisoners released on 8-week parole from Muzaffarnagar district jail, says official.

Anyone found ostracizing healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients will be arrested: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

5 more cases in karnataka

5 more COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka taking positive cases in the state to 88. Of the 5, one is a close contact of an earlier confirmed patient & 4 others are workers of a pharmaceutical company in Mysuru, from where a person had tested positive:Karnataka Health Department

Prince Charles recovers from COVID-19, out of self-isolation

Britain's Prince Charles came out of self-isolation on Monday, seven days after it was confirmed that he had tested positive for coronavirus, a royal spokesperson said.

The 71-year-old heir to the British throne had been self-isolating on the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland after he had been tested by the National Health Service (NHS) in Aberdeenshire last week.

"Clarence House has confirmed today (Monday) that, having consulted with his doctor, The Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation," his spokesperson said.

His Clarence House royal office said the prince was in "good health" and was following the government's restrictions as he carries on working from home.

His wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had tested negative for the deadly virus at the same time, but the 72-year-old had also been self-isolating separately in Balmoral.

32 new cases in Kerala, total cases rise to 213

32 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala out of which , 17 have foreign travel history. With this, total cases rise to 213 in the state: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu placed under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close aides have been placed under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine: AFP news agency

Teachers will be in touch with students of up to class 8 through phone to guide them: Manish Sisodia

Delhi govt to begin online classes of two subjects for the students of Class 12, says Manish Sisodia

Tokyo Olympics 2020 rescheduled for July 23, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2020 to be held from 23rd July 2021 to 8th August 2021. Paralympic Games to be held from 24th August 2021 till 5th September 2021.

80-year-old person died due to coronavirus, total number of positive cases is 216 in the state, of which 39 people have been discharged

Maharashtra: An 80-year-old person who tested positive for Coronavirus passed away today at a private hospital in Mumbai. Total number of positive cases is 216 in the state, of which 39 people have been discharged. 10 people have died due to COVID-19 till now in Maharashtra.

Cases rise to 88 including 14 cured in Uttar Pradesh, says UP Principal Health Secretary AM Prasad

COVID-19 cases rise to 88 including 14 cured in Uttar Pradesh. Maximum 36 cases have been reported in Gautam Budh Nagar following by Meerut (13). Thus, 50 per cent cases reported in two clusters where containment exercise is underway: UP Principal Health Secretary AM Prasad

Those who do not have ration cards, will make sure they also get ration. This will be done in 2-3 days: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM

Those who do not have ration cards, will make sure they also get ration. This will be done in 2-3 days: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM, reported News18

44-yr-old man with 35% burn injuries due to hand sanitiser admitted to hospital in Rewari

A 44-yr-old man from Rewari was admitted y'day with 35% burn injuries.He got injured after fire broke out when he spilled hand sanitiser on his clothes that caught fire due to close proximity with cooking gas.He's stable:Dept of Plastic&Cosmetic Surgery,Sir Ganga Ram Hosp, Delhi

Students studying in Nursery to Class 8 will be promoted directly to the next standard, under Right to Education, says Manish Sisodia

Students studying in Nursery to Class 8 will be promoted directly to the next standard, under Right to Education. For Nursery till Class 8 students, one activity/project will be sent to their parents every day through SMS and recorded phone calls: Delhi Min Manish Sisodia.

2nd COVID-19 death in Bengal, 22 positive cases

West Bengal recorded the second COVID 19 death on Monday with a 44-year-old woman patient admitted at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital passing away, two days after she was detected positive for the deadly coronavirus infection.

The number of COVID 19 cases in the state also rose to 22 with another person testing positive for the virus.

The woman from Kalimpong was admitted to the NBMCH on March 26 with acute respiratory distress.

According to the health department sources, she had gone to Chennai alone on March 7 for the treatment of her daughter, and they returned together on March 19 by the Chennai-Bagdogra flight and then spent some time at a relative's place in Siliguri of Darjeeling district before travelling by road to Kalimpong.

The next day she developed fever and cough and was taken to a local private hospital where the attending doctor advised her medicines for viral infection and asked her to remain in home isolation.

13 people arrested for violating prohibitory orders in J-K's Bandipora district, curbs tightened: Officials

Coronavirus testing begins at AIIMS Rishikesh : Officials

1991 people arrested in connection with violation of Coronavirus lockdown in Uttarakhand

1991 people have been arrested & 362 FIRs registered in connection with violation of Coronavirus lockdown in Uttarakhand. 1963 vehicles seized under Motor Vehicle Act: Police.

Country in local transmission stage, not community transmission, says Government

On coronavirus, government says country in local transmission stage, not in community transmission, reported NDTV

Technically, COVID-19 in India is still in local transmission stage, there has been no community transmission so far: Health Ministry

38,442 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted so far; 3,501 of them done on Sunday: ICMR official

We all should maintain social distancing; even one person's carelessness may lead to spread of coronavirus pandemic: Health Ministry

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights seeks action against officials for spraying migrants with chemicals in Uttar Pradesh

92 new cases and four deaths reported in last 24 hours, says Health Ministry

92 new cases and four deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in last 24 hours: Health Ministry official

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights seeks action against officials for spraying migrants with chemicals in Uttar Pradesh.

While Bharat Electronics Ltd is going to manufacture ventilators, all drug companies have assured govt that there will not be any shortage of drugs: Government of India

While Bharat Electronics Ltd is going to manufacture ventilators, all drug companies have assured govt that there will not be any shortage of drugs during this crisis and even auto manufacturers are working to develop & produce ventilators: Government of India.

Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region gives nod to run exclusive cargo flights to supply medical equipment and emergency goods

Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region has given its nod to run exclusive cargo flights to supply medical equipment & emergency goods in Northeast region of the country: Lav Aggrawal, Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare releases Standard Operating Procedure for transporting confirmed cases of COVID-19

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare releases Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for transporting likely/confirmed cases of #COVID19. Release states, "This SOP is applicable to the current phase of COVID19 pandemic in India - local transmission & limited community transmission".

Mumbai University appeals to staff to donate one day salary for the Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund

Mumbai University has appealed to all its teaching & non-teaching staff & staff of all affiliated colleges to donate their one day salary for the Chief Minister's COVID-19Relief Fund.

35 Indians evacuees Kabul, Afghanistan landed in India

A Kam Air flight from Kabul, Afghanistan landed at Delhi airport at around 2:40 pm today with 35 Indians onboard. They will be kept in quarantine for 14 days at Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp.

500 Nepalese labourers stranded in Dharchula, Uttarakhand

Over 500 Nepalese labourers returning home from different parts of India stranded in Uttarakhand's Dharchula with the Nepal government shutting its doors on them in an effort to combat Coronavirus.

Four more people tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir

Four more COVID-19 cases detected positive in Kashmir; 2 each from Shopian and Srinagar. They have contact history with previous positive cases: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu & Kashmir.

7 evacuees from Iran tested positive

From samples of 45 of the evacuees from Iran who were brought to Army's wellness centre in Jodhpur, 7 have tested positive for Coronavirus.

It is ordered that last date to deposit school fees is extended up to 30th April: School Education Department,J&K Govt

It is ordered that last date to deposit school fees is extended up to 30th April without any late fees&no school shall either charge any fee for online lectures/assignments or shall link result of a child on basis of home assignment: School Education Department,J&K Govt.

No more morning walks, legal action against violators: Delhi Police's fresh directive to strictly enforce lockdown, reported NDTV

52-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Pune; Maharashtra toll reaches 9: Health Official

Kerala HC grants interim bail to the trial prisoners and remand accused, in the light of Coronavirus outbreak

Kerala High Court grants interim bail to the trial prisoners and remand accused, in the light of Coronavirus outbreak. The interim bail has been currently granted till April 30.

We're furthering it in Bhawani Nagar area of Janipur police station: DC Jammu

To strengthen COVID-19 containment operations in some areas of Police station Trikuta Nagar (from where recent Positive cases have been traced), we've intensified lockdown in Bhatindi&neighbouring areas. We're furthering it in Bhawani Nagar area of Janipur police station: DC Jammu

Throwing chemicals on daily wagers will create danger for their health, says Priyanka Gandhi

I request UP government to not do such inhumane deed, we all are fighting together against this epidemic.

Our Daily wagers have already suffered a lot, throwing chemicals at them will not do anything towards their safety, rather it will only create danger for their health,tweeted Priyanka Gandhi.

In this exceptional times, some unprecedented step are meant to be taken, says Priyanka Gandhi

In this exceptional times, some unprecedented step are meant to be taken, Rajasthan government through 5 units of Ganga Nagar Sugar Mills and 5 pvt distilleries is supplying every day 5.0 lack bottles of hand sanitizer. This is to help reduce over pricing and hoarding of hand sanitizer in state and ensure availability to hospitals, health workers and corona warriors in all 33 districts.

UP government should also do this, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

Supreme Court seeks status report from Centre on steps taken to prevent migration of workers.

89 prisoners out on interim bail for two months from Dasna jail, Ghaziabad, UP

Ghaziabad: In order to reduce crowding at Dasna jail in the wake of Covid 19 pandemic, as many as 89 prisoners including a woman were granted interim bail of two months on Sunday. The process of releasing them from jail started on Monday., reported TOI

Supreme Court staff to donate up to three days' salary to PM CARES fund.

The team at Unity of Allied Healthcare Professionals, AIIMS to donate one-day salary to PM CARES Fund

The team at Unity of Allied Healthcare Professionals, AIIMS have decided to donate their one-day salary to PM CARES Fund.

SC hears petition by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava seeking urgent indulgence to the plight of migrant workers

Supreme Court is hearing the petition, through video conferencing, filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, seeking food, water, shelter & urgent indulgence to the plight of migrant workers & their families, who are walking on foot to their villages, amid Coronavirus lockdown

77-year-old man from Kolkata tests positive for COVID-19, total number of cases in West Bengal 22

93 migrant labourers arrested in Surat

At least 93 migrant labourers arrested in Gujarat's Surat city for allegedly defying lockdown and attacking police

Madhya Pradesh govt amends MP Prisoner's Leave Rules, 1989, to release prisoners on parol in the wake of Coronavirus epidemic

Madhya Pradesh govt amends MP Prisoner's Leave Rules, 1989, to release prisoners on parole for a maximum of 60 days to decongest jails in wake of any natural disaster or epidemic.

Six new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, total rises to 69: Official

Due to lack of sanitisers people spray a mixture of turmeric, neem leaves and water in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Due to lack of access to sanitisers, people spray a mixture of turmeric, neem leaves and water on streets of Peraiyur village near Muthukulathur in Ramanathapuram district as a preventive measure against COVID-19. They also used bleaching powder to sanitise the area.

Total number of Coronavirus positive cases in India rises to 1071

Total number of Coronavirus positive cases in India rises to 1071 (including 942 active cases, 99 cured/discharged cases and 29 deaths), says Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

COVID-19: One more tests positive in Punjab; total cases 39

After two days of hiatus, one more patient in Punjab was tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, taking the total count to 39 with two deaths, both elderly, officials said.

AIIMS to convert Trauma Centre into COVID-19 hospitalBy

Joining the fight against the coronavirus, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has decided to convert its sprawling Trauma Centre building into a COVID-19 hospital.

Gautam Budh Nagar near Delhi-UP border sealed after centre's order to strictly enforce lockdown

Gautam Budh Nagar near Delhi-UP border sealed after centre's order to strictly enforce lockdown. Police, paramilitary forces hold flag march, ask locals to stay in

About 85 people, possibly infected with #COVID19, got admitted at Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi

About 85 people, possibly infected with #COVID19, got admitted at Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi last night. As of now, the hospital has registered a total of 106 people possibly infected with COVID-19: Officials to ANI

8 new Coronavirus positive cases- 7 in Indore and 1 in Ujjain

8 new Coronavirus positive cases- 7 in Indore and 1 in Ujjain; Total number of positive cases in Indore is 32: Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

In worst case scenario, 200,000 Americans could die from COVID19: White House

The White House on Sunday projected America's peak death toll from the coronavirus is likely in two weeks coinciding with Easter weekend and in a worst case scenario, a total of 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could eventually succumb to the virus.

"It's possible. It's entirely possible that would happen if we don't mitigate. What we're trying to do is to not let that happen," America's top infectious diseases doctor, Anthony Fauci said at a White House briefing in the Rose Garden on Sunday.

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