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Coronavirus Outbreak: Cases Rise To 315 In India: Indian Council of Medical Research

The Global Death Count From The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Risen Over 11,000, With The Number Of Infected People Nearing 3,00,000

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 21 Mar 2020, 11:53:47 PM
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50 more people were infected, according to Health Ministry data (Photo Credit: Reuters File)

New Delhi:

Coronavirus Outbreak Latest Updates: The number of novel coronavirus cases in India crossed 250 on Saturday with many new Covid-19 cases being reported in various parts of the country. Meanwhile, coronavirus entered The White House as a staffer in the team of US Vice President Mike Pence tested positive for the virus. China, where the novel coronavirus originated, reported no domestically transmitted coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day. However, seven more fatalities were confirmed taking the death toll in the country to 3255. Italy, already the worst-affected country in the world, added another 627 fatalities, taking its reported total past 4,000 despite government efforts to stem the pandemic's spread. The global death count from the Covid-19 pandemic has risen over 11,000, with the number of infected people nearing 300,000.

In India, novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 258 on Saturday morning, according to Health Ministry data. Among the 258 are 39 foreign nationals, including 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore. The total figure also includes four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra.

"The total number of active COVID-19 cases across India stands at 231 so far," the ministry said, adding that 23 others have been cured/discharged/migrated while four have died. (With Agency Inputs)

Kanika Kapoor's father and other family members who came in contact with the singer test negative. 

Assam reports first coronavirus case; four-and-a-half-yr-old girl tests positive in Jorhat, samples sent to ICMR for reconfirmation: DC

Man with no history of travelling abroad tests positive for coronavirus in West Bengal; fourth confirmed case in state: Officials

CM V Narayanasamy says prohibitory orders under Section 144 will be imposed in Puducherry from Monday till March-end.

Coronavirus: Jamia Millia Islamia students temporarily suspend protest against CAA

All long-distance mail express&intercity trains originating between 04:00 hours and 22:00 hours on 22nd March will also remain cancelled: Suhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officers (CPRO),  Northeast Frontier Railway, Maligaon, Guwahati. 

All local passenger trains originating between midnight of 21st-22nd March to 2200 hours on 22nd March will remain cancelled: Suhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relation Officers (CPRO),  Northeast Frontier Railway, Maligaon, Guwahati, Assam.

Kerala Police: We issued guidelines to places of worship to take steps to avoid mass gatherings, in the wake of COVID19. Still, there were over 200 people in the Friday prayers. Case filed against authorities of Juma Masjid Mosque, Pilathara in Kannur,for holding Friday prayers.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: 12 new COVID19 cases have been confirmed in the state; 3 from Kannur, 6 from Kasaragod and 3 Ernakulam. A total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 52 in Kerala.

Karnataka: Residents of Bengaluru today did a rehearsal for 'Janta Curfew' ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Janata Curfew' on March 22 between 7 am and 9 pm.

Dushyant Singh, BJP MP: My COVID19 report is negative. As a precautionary measure, I am currently in isolation and following all instructions.

Parking at the Metro stations will also remain closed on Monday (March 23). These modified Metro services are applicable for this Monday only: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. 

Metro services will remain closed from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday. Metro services will again resume from 4:00 PM from all lines & will continue till 8:00 PM: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani: If Coronavirus positive cases kept increasing in state then isolated infection control hospitals will be made in Rajkot, Baroda, Ahemedabad & Surat to fight it. These hospitals will be ready in 2-3 days. There are total 13 positive cases.

Vasundhara Raje, BJP leader: A lot of you checked up on me and I appreciate your concern. I want to thank you for your prayers & good wishes. They are what keep me going.

Vasundhara Raje, BJP leader: After conducting a #Covid19 test, I’m happy to inform you that the results came back negative. However, as a preventive measure, my son and I will continue to be in isolation for 15 days.

Teachers and non teaching staff of universities, colleges and schools permitted to work from home till 31st March: Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Himachal Pradesh Police has registered an FIR against two persons who tested positive for COVID19 as they were not cooperating with the Health Department and Administration: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry: 1600 Indians and people from other countries were kept in quarantine centres in India. Today 262 people from Rome, mostly students will come & they will be kept in quarantine centres.

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry: 111 labs across the country will be functional from today. 

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha: Airport, railways, bus-stand and essential services exempted. All service providers, including private sector, engaged in COVID-19 relief services, to be declared Emergency Workers.

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha: To knockdown COVID19, Naveen Patnaik locks down 40% of Odisha including state capital for a week. It includes 5 districts and 8 major towns. 70% of the total 3200 foreign returnees belong to these districts.

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution: Retail prices of masks shall not be more than the prices prevailing on the day 1 month prior to 13.03 or not more than Rs10 per piece whichever is lower and that of mask shall not be more than Rs 8 per piece.

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Retail prices of hand sanitizer shall not be more than Rs.100 per bottle of 200 ml the prices of other quantities of hand sanitizers shall be fixed in proportion of these prices.

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology issues an advisory for all social media platforms to curb false news/misinformation on coronavirus

Principal Secretary (Education), Himachal Pradesh: All examinations/practicals scheduled upto 31st March are postponed till 31 March.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Daily wage labourers are losing their livelihood due to coronavirus. We've decided to provide free ration to over 72 Lakh people who are dependent on Delhi govt’s ration scheme. Each person will now get 7.5 kg ration instead of 5kg that they usually get.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: I appeal to all of you to discontinue your morning walks for some time and stay at home. We are not doing a lockdown currently but we might in future, if necessary for your betterment and safety.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: 50 per cent buses in the capital will not function tomorrow due to 'Janta Curfew'.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Five or more people can not gather at any place in Delhi. If there are five people, they should maintain at least one-metre distance from each other. According to an earlier order, 20 or more people were barred from gathering at a place.

Union Health Ministry: A total of 298 cases of Covid_19 have been reported in the country. Out of the total number, four people have died and 22 others have been recovered.



Himachal Pradesh Health Department: All examinations, practicals, evaluation scheduled up to March 31 have been postponed till further orders in view of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Ministry of Railways: 2 passengers marked with mandatory quarantine were found to be travelling on Rajdhani Train between Bengaluru & Delhi today. They were immediately deboarded & the entire coach was sanitised.

The government has capped maximum retail price of hand sanitizer at Rs 100 per 200ml bottle till June 30 this year amid sharp rise in the prices of this product amid the coronavirus oubreak. Similarly, price of a 2 ply (surgical) mask has been capped at Rs 8 and that of 3 ply (surgical) mask at Rs 10 till June 30, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said in a statement.

The examination of Mahrashtra's Class 10 geography paper, which was scheduled for Monday, has been postponed. The next date of the examination will be decided after March 31: State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad

It has been decided to temporarily close down routine walk-in OPD's patients' registrations including Specialty Clinics at AIIMS Hospital and all Centres from 23rd March: Dr. DK Sharma, Medical Superintendent

Central Railway will run approximately 60% suburban services on 22 March. The Sunday mega block schedule on the Main and HB line has been cancelled for 22nd March. There will be no mega block tomorrow.

Autorickshaws being disinfected at East Vinod Nagar Bus Depot in Delhi as part of the state government's initiative to disinfect private passenger vehicles free of cost.



Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh and his family members have been found negative for COVID-19. Singh attended a party where singer Kanika Kapoor was also not present.

2 passengers marked with mandatory quarantine were found to be travelling on Rajdhani train between Bengaluru & Delhi. They were immediately deboarded and the entire coach was sanitised.

Eight passengers who had travelled on AP Sampark Kranti Express from Delhi to Ramagundam on 13th March have tested positive of COVID-19 on Friday. 4 passengers travelling on Godan Express (Train 11055) from Mumbai to Jabalpur on 16th March in B1 Coach have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

The total number of coronavirus positive patients in Maharashtra has risen to 63 with 11 more positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, officials said. Of the 11 new cases, 10 are in Mumbai and one in Pune, they said on Saturday.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 271 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases.

Air India will send a 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Rome on Saturday afternoon to evacuate Indians stranded there amid the coronavirus crisis. The Centre issued a statement on Thursday that no international flights would be allowed to land in India from March 22 onward for a period of one week. An Air India official said the flight to Rome would take off from the Delhi airport around 2:30 pm. The flight will evacuate all Indians stranded in Rome and return to Delhi on Sunday morning, the official added. (PTI)

5th Covid-19 case found in Noida, Supertech Capetown township in sector 74 sealed till March 23

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanatha announced that Rs 1000 each will be given 15 lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 lakh construction workers to help them meet their daily needs in view of the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

A total of 23 people have been found to be infected with coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh. Out of the total cases, nine people have recovered. We have sufficient number of isolation wards in the state: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

There are 258 positive cases of coronavirus in India now, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.



Ride-hailing platforms Ola and Uber have suspended shared rides temporarily in an effort to curb spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus can sicken or kill young people as well and they must also avoid mingling and spreading it to older and more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization said on Friday. With more than 210,000 cases reported worldwide and a death toll of 9,000, each day brings a "new and tragic milestone," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The Karnataka government has directed all IT and biotech companies in the state to make their employees work from home amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Embassy of India in Washington DC issues advisory for Indian nationals in USA, in view of COVID19, asks Indians to stay safe & isolated within residential premises & follow social distancing norms. It also asks people to refer to USCIS website for extension of visa in the US.

Western Railway: Six trains (14309, 14310, 22413, 22414, 29019, and 29020) have been cancelled as a precautionary measure in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

GoAir has announced to voluntarily suspend all flights on Sunday when Janta curfew will be in force. Pitching for "social distancing", Modi on Thursday called for a 'Janta curfew' from 7 am to 9 pm on March 22, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of their houses.

One Mohali resident with travel history to the UK has tested positive for coronavirus, total number of positive cases in Punjab rises to 4.

France on Friday reported 78 more deaths from the coronavirus over the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll from the outbreak in the country to 450 people.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday asked people to self-quarantine for at least another 45 days as the country reported its third coronavirus death and the total number of confirmed cases rose to 481. The third death was reported in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi, the capital of the Southern Sindh province which has reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)'s data, 236 individuals have been tested positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases. A total of 15,404 samples from 14,514 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV2 as on March 20 till 6 pm, the apex health research body said.

A staffer in the team of US Vice President Mike Pence has tested positive for the virus. He is the first White House staffer to have been infected by the novel coronavirus.

China, where the novel coronavirus originated, reported no domestically transmitted coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day. However, seven more fatalities were confirmed taking the death toll in the country to 3255.

Italy, already the worst-affected country in the world, added another 627 fatalities, taking its reported total past 4,000 despite government efforts to stem the pandemic's spread.

Delhi has, so far, reported 17 positive cases, which includes one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh has recorded 23 cases, including one foreigner. Maharashtra has 52 cases, including three foreigners, while Kerala has recorded 28 cases, which include two foreign nationals. Karnataka has 15 coronavirus patients. The number of cases in Ladakh rose to 10 and Jammu and Kashmir four. Telangana has reported 17 cases, which include nine foreigners. Rajasthan has also reported 17 cases, including that of two foreigners. Gujarat has reported five cases so far. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand have reported three cases each. West Bengal, Odisha and Punjab each reported two cases while Puducherry, Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh reported one case each. In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners.

In India, novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 223 on Friday after 50 more people were infected, according to Health Ministry data. Among the 223 figure of coronavirus cases are 32 foreign nationals, including 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore. The figure also includes four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra so far. "The total number of active COVID-19 cases across India stands at 196 so far," the ministry said, adding that 23 others have been cured/discharged/migrated while four have died.

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First Published : 21 Mar 2020, 08:30:03 AM