Coronavirus News Live Updates: PM Modi extends lockdown till May 3 as case count crosses 10,000-mark


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If we show patience, follow rules, maintain discipline, we will win that battle against corona: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi makes 7 appeals to the nation:

  • Please take care of elderly people.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Take steps to boost immunity.
  • Download the ‘Aarogya Setu’ app
  • Help the poor & needy.
  • Be compassionate, Don’t stack staff.
  • Respect & honour COVID warriors.

PM appeals to people of India to download the Aarogya Setu app & adhere to the rules of lockdown sincerely

COVID-19 testing is being done in over 220 labs

– PM Modi

PM seeks people’s support in seven things, including taking care of elderly, maintaining social distancing and helping poor

There is adequate stock of medicines and ration

– PM Modi

While making new guidelines, we have kept in mind the interests of the poor and daily wage workers

– PM

Central Govt and state Govts are working together to ensure that farmers face minimal problems

– PM Modi

India might have limited resources, but I appeal to the scientists & doctors of the country to come forward to find a vaccine for Corona

– PM Modi

Govt to issue a guideline on the extended lockdown, tomorrow: Prime Minister

We have already made arrangement for 1 lakh beds: PM Modi

India has more than 600 hospitals to fight Covid-19

Fight against coronavirus will be made more stringent in next one week, new hotspots will create new crisis

– PM

States which will not let hotspots increase, they could be allowed to let some important activities resume, but with certain conditions

– PM Modi

Relaxation may be given in safe areas post 20th April

There will be strict vigil till April 20 … Relaxation may be given in safe areas post April 20

Suggestions from various stakeholders including states and people have favoured extension of lockdown

– PM Modi

India may have paid a big economic price, but there can be no alternative to saving human lives: PM on lockdown

Lockdown will be extended across India till May 3

India goes for lockdown till 3 May

India gained immensely from social distancing and lockdown

– PM Modi

India didn’t wait for the problem to get bigger, took a big step of announcing 21-days Coronavirus lockdown

– PM

When India had 550 coronavirus cases, we went for a 21-day lockdown to prevent spread of the virus

– PM Modi

I respectfully bow to the people of India for their sacrifice

– PM Modi

India was vigilant from the beginning of the spread of this pandemic

– PM Modi

We started screening at airports even before the first case was detected in the country

– PM Modi

People have saved the country while facing difficulties

– PM on coronavirus

I know the kind of trouble all of you have been through in this period

– PM Modi

India has been able to contain the spread and ill-effects of Coronavirus due to your patience. All of you have suffered to save the nation.

– PM Modi

India’s fight against coronavirus is going on very strongly, says PM Modi in address to the nation

PM pays tribute to B. R. Ambedkar

PM recognizes people’s effort in fighting the Coronavirus

PM Modi to address the nation shortly

French new coronavirus death toll rises by 574 to 14,967

PGA of America donates $5 million to launch coronavirus relief fund

  • The PGA of America has donated $5 million to launch the Golf Emergency Relief fund, aiming to provide support for the golf industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The body, whose flagship event the US PGA Championship has been postponed from May amid the shelter-in-place policies designed to slow spread of the virus, pledged to match up to an additional $2.5 million given by other groups.

Offshore guarantees, takeover bids from foreigners worry India Inc

  • Invocation of offshore guarantees given by Indian companies, pressure from overseas lenders, and takeover attempts by deep-pocketed foreigners amid plummeting stock and asset prices are among the concerns creeping in as Covid-19 continues to impact business and life.
  • Indian companies offer guarantees to secure contracts and lower borrowing cost of overseas subsidiaries and group companies. Many of them are beginning to fear that liquidity crunch and dip in earnings could make the situation difficult for them. There is also a question mark on whether companies would be able to service their external commercial borrowings (ECBs) — often unhedged against foreign currency fluctuation — due to fall in sales and exports.

Delhi case count rises to 1510; death toll at 28

Health Ministry

US eyes virus ‘plateau’ as world weighs cautious reboot

  • Coronavirus deaths in the hard-hit United States were flat for a second consecutive day, with New York’s governor saying the “worst is over” as many countries weigh a gradual reopening of their shattered economies.
  • Since emerging late last year, the coronavirus pandemic has killed around 120,000 and infected nearly two million, tipping the world towards a fierce economic recession as more than half of the globe hunkers down at home.

Noida: 16 new coronavirus cases, total spikes to 80

  • Two people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin are among 16 fresh cases of coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar, taking the district’s virus tally to 80, officials said.
  • Gautam Buddh Nagar in western Uttar Pradesh adjoining Delhi is among the 15 districts in the state where hotspots (areas that have recorded multiple COVID-19 cases) of coronavirus cases have been sealed.

Out of the 565 samples tested yesterday, 12 samples have tested positive for COVID19

– King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

Jaipur reports 45 new cases; Rajasthan tally rises to 945

48 new COVID19 cases reported in Jaipur today; the total number of positive cases in the state rise to 945: Rajasthan Health Department (ANI)

Trump says he is ‘very close’ to completing a plan to reopen US

  • US President Donald Trump has said he is “very close” to completing a plan to reopen the country currently under a lockdown imposed to stem the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic.
  • As a result of the deadly spread of the novel coronavirus, more than 95 per cent of the country’s 330 million population are under stay-at-home order. The social mitigation guidelines have been in place for a month now and will continue till April 30.

China’s Guangzhou city says 111 Africans tested positive for coronavirus

  • A total of 111 Africans in China’s southern city of Guangzhou had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Monday, the Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.
  • Among them, 19 were imported cases, Xinhua quoted Chen Zhiying, executive vice mayor of Guangzhou, as saying.
  • A total of 4,553 African people in the city had undergone nucleic acid testing since April 4, Chen said.

Whether in power or not, the Congress will help people fight against coronavirus spread: Sonia Gandhi

Total cases in India rise to 10,363

1211 new cases and 31 deaths reported in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Active cases : 8,988
  • Cured/Discharged : 1,035
  • Deaths : 339
  • Migrated : 1

COVID-19: Harvard, MIT announce salary, hiring freeze and leadership pay cuts

  • Prestigious US educational institutions Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are implementing salary and hiring freeze and their top leadership will take pay cuts as part of “hard choices” to control costs in a tough economic environment resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
  • The report in The Harvard Crimson, the daily student newspaper of Harvard University, said that Harvard was “instituting an immediate university-wide salary and hiring freeze, cancelling or deferring discretionary spending, and considering deferring all capital projects.”

Krishna Apartment in Paschim Vihar declared as containment zone

Maharashtra COVID-19 tally 2334 with 352 fresh cases; death toll 160

  • 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 novel coronavirus infection, a Health department official said.
  • While the number of total cases has gone up to 2334, the COVID-19 death toll increased to 160 with 11 more people succumbing to the infection on Monday.

China’s imported coronavirus cases climb to 1,464

China continued to grapple with imported cases of coronavirus after stamping out the disease from its epicentre Wuhan as it reported 89 infections on Monday and the rise in asymptomatic patients posed serious concern for authorities, health officials said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation at 10 AM today

PM Modi on various festivals being marked

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.

New York, California and other states plan for reopening as coronavirus crisis eases

  • Seven Northeastern U.S. states and the three West Coast states banded together on Monday in regional pacts to forge coordinated, gradual economic reopenings as the coronavirus crisis finally appeared to be ebbing, while stressing the need for precautions to avoid a resurgence of infections.
  • Announcements from the New York-led group of East Coast governors, and a similar compact formed by California, Oregon and Washington state, came after President Donald Trump declared that any decision on restarting the U.S. economy was up to him.

Signs of flattening of COVID-19 curve in US, says Trump

  • Asserting that America is continuing to make critical progress in the war against the novel coronavirus, US President Donald Trump on Monday said the number of daily new infections remained flat nationwide over the weekend, sending clear evidence that the aggressive strategy to combat it is working.
  • “America is continuing to make critical progress in our war against the virus. Over the weekend the number of daily new infections remained flat nationwide; hospitalizations are slowing in hotspots like New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Louisiana,” Trump told reporters during his White House press conference on coronavirus.

15 Haryana state buses converted into mobile clinics

ICMR issues an advisory on feasibility of using pooled samples for molecular testing of COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund has granted debt relief to 25 poor countries to help them channel funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic: AFP news agency

Sixteen new cases of coronavirus in UP’s Gautam Buddh Nagar, tally rises to 80: Officials

NY death toll passes 10,000; new hot spots slow to emerge

New York’s coronavirus death toll topped 10,000 even as the lack of fresh hot spots in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world yielded a ray of optimism and fueled discussions Monday about how some places might begin to reopen.

US records 1,509 deaths in past 24 hours: Johns Hopkins tally


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