Atleast 21 people, who had returned back in Haryana’s Panchkula from the United States of America has tested positive of coronavirus infection. Total 73 people had arrived from the US on May 19. Chief Medical Officer of Panchkula, Dr Jasjit Kaur said, “21 out of 73 people, who had arrived from the USA on May 19 have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are not residents of Panchkula but belong to various districts. 2 reports were inconclusive and rests were negative.”Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula
Children account for less than two per cent of identified cases of Covid-19.
Coronavirus lockdown took a massive toll on the wedding industry in Gujarat’s Vadodara. Marriage decorators are facing hardships to revive their businesses in market. They are suffering loss due to COVID-19 outbreak. There are 12,905 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Gujarat. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases are 66,330 and 3583 deaths in India.Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara
In a video conference with the chief ministers, fourth such interaction since March 22 when he first spoke to them on the pandemic, Modi also highlighted the importance for states to enforce prescribed guidelines strictly in the coronavirus hotspots zones, the government said in a statement.
As some left their homes and infections began to rise rapidly once again, people would be afraid once more to go out.
The former Union minister appealed to the states information department to spread social awareness among the masses about the preventive measures for novel coronavirus.
If we ignore biases in data sets and analysis, it will hamper the efforts to defeat the virus.
The clock winds down on Lockdown 2.0 and India awaits a roadmap for revival. Economist Montek Ahluwalia presents his prescription in an Exclusive chat with Rahul Shivshankar.Economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia on what it would take to revive Covid-19 hit economy
The prolonged lockdown along with rain and hailstorm in many regions has heightened rural distress, pushing anxious villagers to moneylenders — a situation which farm leaders say can trigger agitations and suicides unless farmers get quick relief.
New Delhi, Apr 20(ANI): Reliance Foundation has scaled up its meal distribution programme under Mission Anna Seva to provide over 3 crore meals to marginalised and under-resourced communities across India. Under the programme, Reliance Foundation is providing cooked meals, ready-to-eat food packets and dry ration kits to families and bulk ration to community kitchens. The entire staff of Reliance Foundation is working together in the mission on a war footing to ensure that no Indian goes hungry during the lockdown period. RIL has contributed Rs 535 crore to various relief funds, including Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians
Even if brands have not committed to advertising budgets yet, almost all are thinking ahead to what those future ads should convey.
India on Monday saw the highest single-day increase of 5,242 new COVID-19 cases as the total number of cases reached 96,169 on the first day of the fourth phase of lockdown. There are 56,316 active cases and a total of 36,824 people have been cured of COVID-19 taking the recovery rate to 38. 29 per cent while 3029 patients have died. Health Ministry said a total of 2,715 patients were reported cured in the last 24 hours.India's Covid-19 cases cross 96,000; recovery rate improves to 38.29%
Soros, 89, said the damage to the euro zone economy from the new coronavirus would last "longer than most people think", adding that the rapid evolution of the virus meant that a reliable vaccine would be hard to develop.
Over the past 24 hours, cases in India jumped by 6,977, the sixth consecutive peak in daily cases. The death toll also rose by 154, a new peak. New cases were reported from 26 states/UTs, compared to 27 a day before.
In the trial, carried out in 108 healthy adults, the vaccine demonstrated promising results after 28 days, with the final results to be evaluated in six months, the study said.
The wheel of karmic consequence is turning.
New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan is deeply disturbed after reading about the growing violence against doctors and police personnel in various cities. Salman Khan said, “Doctors and nurses came to save you and you pelted stones on them, COVID-19 patients are running from hospital to nowhere, all these will not anyone.” “Because of some people all the citizens are suffering,” the actor further added and urged people to support the doctors and police personnel during this humanitarian crisisCOVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father, Anand Singh Bisht, died this morning. Mr Bisht who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi last month due to kidney problems died at 10.44 am.UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Amid extended nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many patients and their attendants are left stranded outside prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) hospital in a night shelter due to lack of amenities. Patients those who were scheduled for appointment prior to implementation of lockdown are now nowhere to go as they don’t have access to transportation and basic amenities which force them to accommodate in a night shelter. For these people, life has come to a standstill and left with nowhere to go as they hope for relaxation from the lockdown to move ahead in life. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended nationwide lockdown till May 03. COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi
India has reported 3,390 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus, while as many as 1,273 patients have recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs (MoHFW) on Friday. There has not been a single positive case of coronavirus that has been detected in 216 districts of the country and no new infection has been reported from 42 districts in the last 28 days.Coronavirus in India: No COVID-19 case in 216 districts till date; recovery rate improves to 29.36%
Britain's economy contracted two percent in the first three months of the year, rocked by fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Wednesday.
As Americans try to stay safe from the coronavirus, some families are arguing over which sources to trust. Only a third of Americans see friends and family as a highly trusted source for coronavirus information according to a recent AP survey. (AP)COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info
Confirmed coronavirus cases in India shot well past the 15,000 mark today, Health Ministry data updated at 8 am showed.The number of cases in the country stands at 15,712 at the moment. Casualties number 507 till now, while 2,231 have been listed as cured/discharged/migrated.As of 9 pm yesterday, a total of 3,72,123 samples from 3,54,969 individuals had been tested for the virus, according to latest data at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website.India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases
With an increase of 3,967 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally of coronavirus cases reached 81,970 cases, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday. According to the latest figures, 51,401 patients are active coronavirus cases while 27,919 patients have been cured/discharged and one patient has been migrated. With a rise in 100 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths now stands at 2,649.India's Covid-19 tally touches 81,970, death toll at 2,649
Amid COVID-19 lockdown when country is fighting to curb the spread of the dreadful virus, 10 jail prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra jail. A prisoner from Agra Central Jail, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died on May 9. After which jail authority sent samples of 27 people including 13 police officials and 14 prisoners from which 10 prisoners tested COVID-19 positive. The jail barracks, in which the infected prisoners were kept, have been emptied and other prisoners are shifted to different barracks keeping social distancing in mind. A prisoner from Agra Central Jail, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died. Agra is one of the districts of UP which has recorded most of the COVID-19 cases. UP has recorded 3664 confirmed cases and 82 deaths from COVID-19 till now. Lockdown has been extended till May 17. Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 10 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Agra Central Jail
Coronavirus cases in India neared the 80,000-figure after witnessing the second-highest single-day cases on Thursday since the start of the outbreak. As many as 3,722 fresh cases of Covid-19 were discovered and 134 people died from the virus across all the states in the last 24 hour. As of Thursday morning, the overall positive cases of the deadly pathogen stood at 78,003, out of which 26,235 have been cured and discharged while 2,549 died since the pandemic started.Covid-19: India tally nears 80k-mark; over 3,700 fresh cases in past 24 hours
Conservative monetary economist and former RBI chief Raghuram Rajan, over the weekend, has also pitched for monetising public debt and higher fiscal deficit in a ''measured'' manner to protect the economy and the poor and the vulnerable in these ''abnormal times''.
NDMA directs the Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures upto 31st May, 2020. NDMA directs NEC, headed by Union Home Secretary, to modify lockdown guidelines keeping in view the need to open up economic activities while containing the spread of COVID-19Coronavirus lockdown extended till May 31; fresh guidelines to be issued: NDMA
India witnessed the biggest ever spike of 6,654 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,25,101, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As many as 137 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,720.Covid-19: With biggest spike of 6,654 cases, India's tally reaches 1,25,101
WHO has given a 6-point strategy on lifting the restrictions and speeding up testing for several countries.
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Massive crowd was seen at a vegetable market in Delhi on April 12 amid nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Delhiites were seen violating norms of social distancing while purchasing vegetables. On April 11, District Magistrate North directed DCP North West and Secretary APMC took all necessary measures to ensure social distancing protocol is followed at Azadpur Mandi and took strict action against those violating norms. There are total 903 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Delhi including 14 deaths. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases surpassed 7,000 in India with over 240 deaths.COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi
The apex body of exporters has requested the government to provide two per cent additional MEIS (Merchandise Exports from India Scheme) support to all exports and four per cent to labour-intensive sectors like apparel, leather, handicraft, carpets, marine, tea and processed food.
Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues a 17-point guideline to all central govt employees. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Sharma.Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers of various states via video conference on Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister's Office said. This will be the fifth meeting of the prime minister with the chief ministers since the outbreak of the novel coronavirusCoronavirus lockdown: PM Modi to interact with all State CMs for 5th time on Monday
With revenues nosediving due to Coronavirus lockdown, how will states recover and jump-start the economy? Here's a report from ETNOW's Ruchi Bhatia.Lockdown impact: Here's how states are planning to jump-start economy, ET NOW report
Detailing the government's plan to contain local outbreak of coronavirus, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, MoHFW, underlined that the affected areas have been divided into two zones- Containment zone and Buffer Zone. The containment zone has been divided into sectors with 50 houses each (30 houses in difficult areas) emphasised Agarwal. The cluster-containment strategy has yielded positive results, said the officialCOVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) partners with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for developing indigenous Covid-19 vaccine. Coronavirus vaccine: ICMR partners with BBIL to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,583, while the number of cases climbed to 1,18,447 in the country, registering an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 66,330, while 48,533 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. Covid-19: India records 6,088 new cases; tally reaches 1,18,447
Houston lab says that, if needed, it can process up to a half-million coronavirus antibody tests per month. The company offering the service says they’re offering peace of mind, but experts contend the value of antibody testing is debatable. (AP)Covid-19 pandemic: Houston lab to test for coronavirus antibodies
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that no death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. “No death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. Deaths of suspected cases are not covered in death toll of COVID-19,” said Jain on reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 deaths in the national capital.Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data
Praising India’s efforts in control coronavirus, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asserted that India’s lockdown was imposed at the right time. “Lockdown was imposed in India at the right time. Other developed countries wasted many days to take this decision. In some countries when situation went out of control they took the decision of lockdown and in most places it was partial lockdown,” said Union Health Minister.COVID-19 outbreak: Lockdown was timed rightly in India, says Dr Harsh Vardhan
Noida: Two recovered COVID-19 patients relapse and have been admitted to the hospitalCOVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital
Wipro said it would hand over the facility to the Maharashtra government by May 30. The 450-bed hospital, which is going to be equipped to treat moderate cases, will have 12 beds to stabilise critical patients before shifting them to a tertiary care facility. The isolated COVID-19 dedicated complex will also have 24 rooms to accommodate doctors and medical staff.
The biggest concern is how to keep the numbers on the dashboard in control while easing lockdown restrictions. Never before has such a daily count being tracked so scrupulously nationally.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on May 11 amid coronavirus pandemic, the Congress leader Manish Tewari said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conduct conference with the chief ministers today in the afternoon but there are certain set of facts which they will have to take a hard look at.”Covid-19: We've wiped out Rs 18 lakh crore from Indian economy in last 50 days, says Manish Tewari
Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19.Details by TIMES NOW's Athar Khan.Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19
Mumbai: At least 20 sailors of the Indian Navy at INS Angre have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai on Saturday. The INS Angre is a shore based logistics and shore-based support establishment of the Western Naval Command.COVID-19 crisis: Over 20 Navy sailors in Mumbai test positive for coronavirus
A senior police inspector from Thane police commissionerate tested positive for coronavirus in Nasik hospital on Saturday.Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined
Six persons including Anand Paranjpe, Thane city NCP president tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, It is suspected that Paranjpe may have been infected during one of two recent visits to state housing minister Jitendra Awhad’s residence.TIMES NOW's Aruneel with detailsMaharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19
States like Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, which are home to some of the busiest airports in the country, were reluctant to allow domestic flight services from their airports, citing swelling cases of the coronavirus infection in their states.
The NCP leader also said that 3,10,694 passes have been issued for essential service providers and those caught in emergencies till now.
Thirty more BSF personnel have been tested positive for COVID-19, including six from Delhi and 24 from Tripura, said Border Security Force. All of them are under medical care at AIIMS, Jhajjar and at GB Pant Hospital in Agartala. Earlier today, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that with 24 BSF personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Thursday, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has reached 88.Coronavirus outbreak: 30 more BSF personnel test positive for COVID-19
People are actively seeking information on Covid-19’s impact — to stay updated and avoid panic.
What makes things worst to handle in Kashmir is that around 20 doctors have tested positive till now in Kashmir and scores of health workers have been put into isolation, which poses a threat of crippling the health infrastructure and posing danger to frontline workers.
Sixteen fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Noida.Details by TIMES NOW's Siddhant.Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported
As the world is undergoing the impact of Coronavirus, the IMF has revised its global GDP growth estimate. ET Wealth studies how India is placed in this scenario.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi while addressing a press conference via video connect said states and district level decision makers need to be partners in centre's policy making process is extremely vital to combat covid-19 pandemic, lifting of lockdown and addressing economic challenges. Watch!Decentralisation of decision making, transparency key to combat Covid-19 pandemic on all fronts: Rahul Gandhi
"This is a big moment in our history because we are opening up our country again. People are coming out, they are starting to go around and see what's happening, they have been short of shut down as the expression goes but we are opening up our country. People want our country to open up", Trump said in a video message released by the White House.US opening again, rebuilding the greatest economy: Donald Trump
Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI) of TATA TRUSTS on May 16 joined hands with the Jharkhand government on fight against COVID-19. It gave 8,400 PPE kits and other health protection equipments to the Government. Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren thanked the TRI for its assistance during the time of pandemic. TRI officially joined hands to provide PPE Kits (8400), Gloves (87438 pairs), Triple-Layer Masks (72338), Kits for SHG leaders and PRI members (5000) and Dry Ration Kits for PVTG (10000) on ground.COVID-19 crisis: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren thanks TATA TRUSTS for its assistance
COVID-19 curve in India crosses the 9,000 mark. The total number of deaths reported in the country stands at 308India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark
Plummeting fuel prices were the main driver of the steep decline, plunging 33.2 per cent in March, while prices of minerals, ores, metals, food and agricultural raw materials tumbled by less than 4 per cent. The more than 20 per cent fall in commodity prices in March was a record in the history of the FMCPI. By comparison, during the global financial crisis of 2008, the maximum month-on-month decrease was 18.6 per cent.
Eight employees of OPPO mobile company’s factory in Greater Noida have tested positive for COVID-19. After the information all operations at the factory have been suspended. The operations in the factory had resumed on 8th May. District Magistrate of GautamBuddha Nagar said, “Medical Department has informed that they have been told by OPPO Company that they have received reports of 1200 people. Of them, 9 have tested positive for COVID-19, 8 from our district and 1 from Ghaziabad.” Covid-19 outbreak: 9 Noida Oppo mobile factory employees test positive
While such measures are effective at slowing disease spread and preventing health systems becoming overwhelmed, they can also lead to job losses and social disruption, noted the study, published in the European Journal of Epidemiology.
COVID-19 cases in Delhi crosses the 10000 mark. Details by TIMES NOW’s PrashantCOVID-19 cases in Delhi cross 10,000 mark
India's official coronavirus case count crossed the 1 lakh mark today, Union Healthy Ministry's daily update showed.At 8 am, the total number of cases stood at 1,01,139, casualties at 3,163 and the number of the cured/discharged at 39,174.Maharashtra, the state hardest hit by the virus, has 35,058 cases now. Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, the second and third most hit, have so far recorded 11,760 and 11,745 cases, respectively.India's Covid-19 count crosses 1,00,000 mark
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said it is imperative for India to immediately ramp up its rate of testing for coronavirus and that the government must act now for the lockdown to yield results. The Congress general secretary asserted that extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing."It is imperative that India immediately ramps up its rate of testing. Extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing," she said in a tweet.Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing
Of the 157 deaths deaths reported since Sunday morning, 63 were in Maharashtra, 34 in Gujarat, 31 in Delhi, six in West Bengal, five each in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, four in Tamil Nadu, three in Punjab and one each from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Odisha.
This pandemic could act as a starting point for the re-orientation of the primary and district health care systems of Indian states to keep the infections at a manageable level. As India looks to flatten its curve, its state governments need to remember that it cannot move ahead by leaving the Covid-19 vulnerable population behind.
New Delhi, Apr 06 (ANI): Jain temples are closed on the occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ in national capital on April 06. Shri Digambar Jain Ratnatraya Jain Mandir in Delhi’s Dwarka is closed due to coronavirus lockdown.Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown
According to the health ministry's data updated in the morning, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 5,652, followed by Gujarat at 2,407, Delhi at 2,248, Rajasthan at 1,890, Tamil Nadu at 1,629 and Madhya Pradesh at 1,592. The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 1,449 in Uttar Pradesh, 945 in Telangana and 813 in Andhra Pradesh.
Moody’s latest update is in line with most global agencies in forecasting a negative outlook this fiscal.
Pressure mounts on China ahead of the big WHO meet. 116 nations back the probe into COVID-19 origin. Countries including US expected to pursue investigation into Beijing’s handling of pandemic when decision-making body meets.Pressure mounts on China ahead of WHO meet over Covid-19 origin
A negative list will clearly spell out what’s not allowed, allowing other activities to resume.
akistan skips virtual Saarc meet on overcoming Covid-19 impact on regional tradePakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19
The overall perception on the crisis recovery is 'good' on health front and 'poor' on the economic front, said a report by market research firm TRA Research, which is into consumer insights and brand analytics.
MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on the detention centres across the states.Details by TIMES NOW's Nikunj Garg.COVID-19 crisis: MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on detention centres across states
Gurugram (Haryana), Apr 12 (ANI): A drive-through sample collection centre has been set up in Haryana’s Gurugram to ease COVID-19 tests. This initiative was started by Healthians lab on April 11 along with Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. Any person can apply for COVID-19 test by filling their details online. The facility has been established in collaboration with the Healthians testing group at Tau Devi Lal Stadium. While speaking to ANI, the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, Vinay Pratap Singh said, “One can apply for the test by filling details online. The patient can drive on own or can be accompanied by another person.” “It takes about 1-2 minute to collect nasal or throat swab and the reports will be given online. It is compulsory for those who want to be tested for COVID-19 to obtain a prescription from a registered medical practitioner,” he added. There are total 177 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Haryana including three deaths and 29 cured. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 6634 in India and 242 deaths.Haryana: Drive-through COVID-19 testing facility launched in Gurugram
The novel coronavirus has infected 8,356 people in India, killed 273, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry. According to the latest data available 909 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, 34 people have died of the infectionIndia's Covid-19 count crosses the 8,000 mark
Nashik (Maharashtra), Apr 09 (ANI): The dairy farmers in Maharashtra’s Nashik are facing losses due to the lockdown. Nationwide lockdown has been imposed in backdrop of COVID-19 outbreak. Milk price dipped to almost half amid pandemic and farmers are forced to sell the milk at low prices. While speaking to ANI, one of the farmers said, “We used to sell milk at Rs 50-55 per kg, now we have to sell it at Rs 30-35 per kg. The demand is low as hotels and tea stalls are closed. It is becoming difficult to manage expenses.” There are total 1574 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra including 110 deaths and 188 have been cured.Covid-19 outbreak: Dairy farmers facing losses amid lockdown in Maharashtra’s Nashik
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on May 09 informed that till now (9/05/20) 15,25,631 have been tested for COVID-19 in various laboratories in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 59,662, which includes 1981 deaths as of May 9.Coronavirus testing: Over 15 lakhs tested till now for COVID-19, informs Harsh Vardhan
The Centre is keen to frame broad guidelines for the resumption of economic activities.
Maharashtra reported more than 2,000 cases for the fourth day on run. Mumbai continued to be the biggest contributor with 60% of these cases. The state's total cases have now neared 40,000, accounting for almost 40% of the country’s cumulative tally. Tamil Nadu crossed the 13,000-mark, taking the state tally to 13,191 — second highest in India after Maharashtra.
Necessity born out of the coronavirus pandemic seems to be a super mom of innovation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s virus containment measures — a 40-day mandatory stay-at-home for almost all of the nation’s 1.3 billion people — have crippled business activity and put a lid on consumption, the backbone of the economy. That is seen resulting in India posting its first full-year contraction in more than four decades.
On Tuesday, Coronavirus cases in India grew at a slower rate as compared to the previous two days nearing the 75000-mark. With 3,525 fresh cases of the disease and 122 new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, India’s death toll in the pandemic stood at 2,415 while total overall infections reached 74,281.Covid-19 cases in India near 75,000-mark; becomes 12th worst affected in the world
72 people in South Delhi were quarantined after a pizza delivery man tests positive for Coronavirus. TIMES NOW's Parvina with details.COVID-19: Pizza delivery man tests positive in south Delhi; 72 quarantined
Haryana Roadways bus service resumed after the state government decided to start special bus services on selected routes. The buses will run only within the state. Stranded are hoping for further relaxations after conclusion of lockdown 3.0.Coronavirus Lockdown: Haryana Roadways bus service resumes within state with limitations
Even though schools in India are shut, students are putting on a good front to fight Covid-19.
BMC has temporarily converted the National Sports Club of India’s (NSCI) dome in Worli into a massive quarantine cum observation facility. Details by TIMES NOW's Aruneel.Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility
We expect the situation to be in control faster than what the market is thinking right now, says chief economist Chetan Ahya. Covid recession to be shorter than GFC: Morgan Stanley
Indiana (USA), Apr 09 (ANI): Indian students from Surat who are stranded in parts of US have appealed for help and evacuation to the Indian government in wake of spread of COVID-19 in the country. One of the students said there are total 11 students from different states of India. Flight services are currently closed due to Novel Coronavirus.Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter that the company has restarted its California factory in violation of local government orders. In the Monday afternoon tweet, Musk said he would be on the assembly line and asked that he be arrested if authorities take anyone into custody.Tesla restarts California factory amid Covid-19 lockdown
The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar informed that total number of COVID19 cases in the state reached 555, including 289 active cases, 260 recoveries and 6 deaths.“Our situation is better than Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. We are surrounded by them from all sides, we have become stricter at our borders so that nobody brings COVID19 here. Even then, our situation over last few days has become concerning,” said Haryana CM Khattar.COVID-19 crisis: Haryana’s situation better than neighbouring states, says CM Khattar
WHO cautions India saying that lockdown is not just enough to curb the spread of COVID-19. According to WHO, aggressive measures that include more testing are necessary, lockdown just buys more time.Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India
In recent weeks, some gig-economy companies have responded by offering basic sick leave provisions and cleaning products like hand sanitizer for drivers. Uber, Lyft, Instacart and DoorDash said that they would pay workers for 14 days of work if they have a coronavirus diagnosis and need to stay home.
Karnataka: Corona fears amongst farmers, wash currency notes in water fearing Corona transmission. Times Now's Imran Khan with details. Listen in!Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission
Accordingly, Dun & Bradstreet has revised its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates for India downwards by 0.2 percentage points for fiscal year 2020 to 4.8 per cent and by 0.5 per cent for fiscal year 2021 to 6 per cent. "However, the extent of actual impact would depend on the severity and duration of the outbreak, which is still unknown," D&B said.
Beyond two or three months, a continued lockdown will mean economic disaster without avoiding high deaths.
Under such circumstances, the lender had requested the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a credit line of USD two billion, an official of the Export-Import Bank of India said. The Reserve Bank on Friday announced a Rs 15,000-crore line of credit to the lender.
CEC Sunil Arora and two other ECs take a 30% salary cut for a year amid the COVID-19 crisisCOVID-19 crisis: CEC Sunil Arora to take 30% salary cut for a year
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