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India coronavirus update: total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India increases to 258 | India News

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NEW DELHI: Sixty cases from the country were reported on Friday, most in one day, as the number of coronavirus cases increased to 283 in the country. Outside of India, Italy was the hardest hit with 4,000 deaths, the highest of any nation. The total number of confirmed cases in the world has crossed 280,000.

Here’s a look at the latest updates on the outbreak of new coronaviruses (Covid19) from India and around the world:

Orderly locks in West Bengal and Odisha

The West Bengal government orders all restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, amusement parks, museums and zoos to be closed until March 31 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, in Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik announced the “almost total” closure in five districts, ten cities for a week starting on Sunday.

Stay home, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Saturday and urged people to avoid unnecessary travel and not only stay home, but also stay in the town or city where he is located. The Prime Minister urged people to listen to the advice of doctors. For those who have been asked to quarantine at home, they must follow instructions, the prime minister said. In these times, every little effort on our part will leave a big impact, he said.

Global deaths from coronavirus exceed 11,000

According to the Reuters count, more than 274,800 people have been infected by the new coronavirus worldwide and 11,389 have died, and the deaths in Italy exceeded the number of victims in China, where the outbreak began.

Nearly one billion people confined to homes around the world to curb the virus

The pandemic has completely changed lives across the planet, restricting movement, closing schools, and forcing millions to work from home. An estimated 900 million people are now homebound in 35 countries around the world, including 600 million cornered by mandatory government shutdown orders, according to an AFP count.

Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal contribute to SAARC’s coronavirus emergency fund

The Maldives announced on Saturday that it will contribute $ 200,000 to the coronavirus emergency fund to be used to combat the spread of the deadly virus in SAARC countries. Bhutan (USD 100,000) and Nepal (NPR 10 crore) have also contributed to the fund. The fund was formed after the video conference led by Prime Minister Modi on March 31 with SAARC countries that helped countries develop a common strategy to combat the pandemic in the region.

Delhi couple with quarantine stamp was landed from Rajdhani

A Delhi-based couple boarded the Bangalore-New Delhi Rajdhani city in Secunderabad on Saturday morning. When the train arrived at Kazipet in Telangana at 9:45 a.m., a passenger noticed the quarantine mark (authorities are placing suspected cases of coronavirus) on the husband’s hand. The woman also had the household quarantine seal. Its passengers shared the TTE aboard the train, the national carrier said. The train was briefly stopped and the couple entered a hospital. The coach was completely disinfected in Kazipet and was blocked, authorities said. The air conditioning was also off. The train left for its destination at 11:30 a.m. Indian Railways has urged people to take social distancing seriously.

OSE to make special loans to borrowers affected by viruses
The country’s largest lender, the State Bank of India (SBI), has developed a scheme to provide additional funds to borrowers whose operations are affected by the coronavirus. The Covid-19 emergency credit line (CECL) will be in effect until June 30 and will be equivalent to 10% of your working capital limit, subject to a limit of Rs 200 million.

Iran reports 123 new deaths, toll 1,556

Iran reports 123 new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total to 1,556. Iranian health officials say the number of people infected with coronavirus so far has risen to 20,610.

FIR against man for organizing ‘jagran’

A man has been booked into the Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh for allegedly organizing a ‘jagran’ (religious gathering) in violation of Section 144 of CrPC imposed in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak in the country, police said Saturday. Himachal Pradesh has reported two cases of coronavirus.

Bollywood connects

The new coronavirus outbreak may have stopped the film industry, but it hasn’t stopped Bollywood celebrities from using their massive online influence to entertain their fans and engage in fitness, dance and yoga routines. While actress Shilpa Shetty hosts live fitness sessions, choreographer Terence Lewis is taking classes online. While film, TV show and web series recordings are suspended until March 31, director and supporting actor Abhishek Banerjee is encouraging artists to send self-recordings from their homes.

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Government limits maximum retail price of 200 ml of hand sanitizer to 100 rupees through June

The government has capped the maximum retail price of hand sanitizer at Rs 100 per 200 ml bottle until June 30 this year amid a sharp rise in prices for this product amid the coronavirus outbreak. Similarly, the price of a 2-layer mask (surgical) has been limited to Rs 8 and that of the 3-layer mask (surgical) to Rs 10 until June 30.

Air India to send planes to bring Indians stranded in Rome

National airline Air India will send a 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Rome on Saturday afternoon to evacuate the Indians stranded there amid the coronavirus crisis. The Center issued a statement on Thursday that international flights will not be allowed in India from March 22 onwards for a period of one week.

Indian embassies around the world issue notices to struggling citizens

The Indian embassy in France issued a notice to its citizens who wish to travel home before the week-long ban in India. Indian embassies issued notices and started emergency help lines for distressed Indians, assuring them of all possible aid.

11 more cases found since Friday night in Maharashtra

The total number of coronavirus positive patients in Maharashtra has increased to 63 with 11 more positive cases reported in the last 24 hours. Of the 11 new cases, 10 are in Mumbai and one in Pune. Earlier this week, a Covid-19 patient died in Mumbai.



1,000 rupees to be transferred to the bank account of UP workers

A total of 23 people have been found to be infected with the coronavirus in the state. Of the total cases, nine people have recovered. The Prime Minister also announced a monetary relief of Rs 1,000 by direct bank transfer (DBT) for 20.37 lakh of workers. Around 15 lakh thela and rickshaw workers will also be part of the DBT scheme. On Sunday, no subway or bus service will operate in the state. Those without a ration card will have priority on these cards so they can get 20 kg of wheat and 15 kg of rice for free, the chief minister announced.

Kerala reports 12 positive cases, the highest in one day

As many as 12 cases of Covid-19, the highest in Kerala so far in one day, were reported in the state on Friday. With this, the total number of new cases of coronavirus reported in the state has increased to 40, including the three patients previously discharged from hospitals.

57 more positive tests, more pronounced increase in 1 day

India saw a huge increase in Covid-19 infections with 57 new cases reported by state authorities and 50 by the health ministry on Friday, by far the highest in a single day, as various parts of the country began to feel the impact of the outbreak. So far, 258 cases have been reported in the country, of which around 44% (111) have arrived in the last three days.

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Virus blockades worldwide as WHO warns young people ‘not invincible’

The Indian Council of Medical Research reviewed its strategy to combat the spread of the new coronavirus on Saturday, saying that all hospitalized patients with severe acute respiratory illness, shortness of breath and fever and cough will now be screened for COVID-19 infection. The agency reviewed the strategy in light of an outbreak in coronavirus cases in the country this week.

60,000 reserved quarantine beds as crown cases increase

Health Ministry officials said the government was taking specific steps to increase readiness in terms of capacity development and procurement of essential items for hospitals so they can treat Covid-19 patients. So far, 19,111 isolation beds have been reserved in public and private hospitals, from 17,000 until the first week of March. Similarly, fans have increased 2.5-fold since January, and around 60,000 quarantine beds are allocated across the country.

Janata curfew: 3,700 trains canceled on Sunday

Railways announced on Friday the cancellation of 3,700 passengers and long-distance trains / express trains on Sunday to coincide with the ‘janata curfew’, in a move that sparked speculation about whether the country was being prepared for a blockade that could have to be enforced. if there is an increase in coronavirus cases. According to the railroad order, “No passenger or express train will originate from any railroad station in the country between midnight Saturday / Sunday at 10pm Sunday.”

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor tests positive for Covid-19, puts political class under crown scare

The coronavirus scare reached Parliament and even Rashtrapati Bhavan, with BJP MP Dushyant Singh and his mother, former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, entering “self-quarantine” after attending a party in Lucknow last Sunday where singer Kanika Kapoor, who has since tested positive for Covid-19, was also present. Raje’s tweet on Friday stating that both she and Dushyant had attended the party at which Kapoor, returning from London, was also invited, made many MPs nervous. Dushyant has been attending the Chamber, spending time in the central hall, and also attended a breakfast meeting hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind, who canceled his appointment for the next few days.

The number of viruses in Italy exceeds 4,000, New York joins California in closing

The grim number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy, the world’s worst affected nation, increased more than 4,000 on Friday when New York and other US states. USA They joined California to order a shutdown to try to control the pandemic. As new infections were detected around the world, the World Health Organization said the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the pandemic began in December, offered a glimpse of “hope for the rest of the world,” with no new reports being reported. cases.


Government may defer Census and NPR update


The government may explore the option of deferring or advising states to defer the April 1 release of the 2021 Census and the update of the National Population Register, slated to begin in central Delhi, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Meghalaya on this date, in view of the situation arising from coronavirus.

(With contributions from agencies)

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