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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases cross 1,000; govt orders sealing of state, district borders to check mass infection

The national capital alone reported 23 fresh positive cases, taking its count to 72, while more people tested positive in adjoining Noida as also in Maharashtra and Bihar, among other states.

Kerala reports first death from Coronavirus

The first COVID-19 death has been reported from Kerala, in Kochi, said a State Minister on Saturday. State Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunilkumar told the media that the 69-year-old man arrived from UAE on March 22 and was in isolation. "He is from Kochi and was suffering from heart ailment and blood pressure. Since he was already placed under high-risk category, this need not be a cause to worry. The body has now been handed over to his relatives and the funeral will take place later today. There is no need for any worries at all," said Sunilkumar.Kerala reports first death from Coronavirus

How countries are using technology to fight coronavirus

The technologies being used against the pandemic are raising questions about excessive surveillance.

Kerala reports first COVID-19 death

The man, hailing from Ernakulam, was admitted to the isolation ward on March 22 after his return from Dubai, the government hospital said in a statement. He was admitted with symptoms of pneumonia but later tested positive for coronavirus, it said.

Coronavirus in Kerala: 39 new cases reported, total patients in state at 164

Kerala reported 39 fresh cases of coronavirus on Friday, taking the total number of people under treatment to 164, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Of the 39 cases, 34 are from the worst affected northernmost district of Kasaragod, he told reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting here. From Kannur two cases were reported and one each from Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kollam, he said.Coronavirus in Kerala: 39 new cases reported, total patients in state at 164

Life in a Coronavirus lockdown at 153 Lajpat Nagar

While groceries were among the list of essential goods we scrambled to get in the run-up to the portentous Sunday curfew, I forgot, like the government, to add Whisper to that.

Coronavirus cases rise to 873 in India, death toll 19

In its updated figures at 9.30 am, the ministry mentioned two fresh deaths -- one each in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Kerala tippler ends life upset over closure of liquor shops

All liquor outlets, both private and the state-run beverages corporation, have been closed in Kerala as part of the nationwide lockdown.

Awareness of coronavirus reaches crescendo in India

According to Google Trends, coronavirus is the most popular in Goa with a score of 100 followed by Andaman & Nicobar Island (86), Karnataka (80), Meghalaya (75), and Nagaland (74). Barring Karnataka, these states have lower cases of virus infection. Maharashtra and Kerala where the maximum cases of the Coronavirus have been detected are ranked ninth and 33rd.

IAS officer booked in Kerala for violating quarantine

An IAS officer in Kerala has 'skipped' home quarantine after his return from Singapore nearly ten days ago and seems to have left for Bengaluru to be with his brother, prompting the state government to seek an explanation from him, a top district official said on Friday.

India's 1st corona images show it's round with cobbled surface

The specimen for these images were taken from the throat swab of a woman in Kerala.

10th std student tests positive for COVID-19 along with father

At least 19 other students were also there in the class the affected girl had written the SSLC examination on March 19 in Kerala.

19 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala, 1.20 lakh under observation

Kannur accounted for the highest number cases on Thursday with nine, while three cases each were from Kasaragod and Malappuram districts, followed by two from Thrissur and one each from Idukki and Wayanad, he told reporters here after a COVID-19 review meeting.

Kerala: British national given HIV antiretroviral drugs to treat coronavirus now tests negative

A British national, who was administered HIV antiretroviral drugs for treating his coronavirus infection, has tested negative, doctors at the Ernakulam Medical College Hospital here said on Wednesday

Outbreak ground report from India's top five coronavirus clusters

The spread of the virus has not been uniform throughout the country. Some states have been more susceptible to the spread, while some have managed to remain corona-free. Then there have been states like Gujarat which remained infection-free for some time and then suddenly saw a spike.

Time for Modi to bring in the helicopters

India got its first glimpse of the covid-19 virus under a microscope. It's round like other coronaviruses, about 70 to 80 nanometre (a human hair is about 80,000 nanometre) and has a cobbled surface structure.

Coronavirus cases in India soar to 562

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 562 on Wednesday while the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country was revised down to nine, according to Health Ministry data.

Number of coronavirus cases 649 in India, death toll 13: Health Ministry

Maharashtra reported three deaths, Gujarat two, while Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Karnataka, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh reported one death each.

Coronavirus lockdown: Delays by some states forced Centre’s hand

Details with ET from meetings held with states by the Centre over the last three days show that states such as Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala delayed lockdowns till the Centre pushed them, while some others like Punjab went beyond lockdown to impose a day’s curfew, citing thousands of NRIs and locals with foreign travel history.

View: Nehru and science in the age of coronavirus

With 422,829 infections, worldwide and 18,907 deaths and still counting, Nehruvian vision of science and his efforts in creating a scientific society gains immense importance and relevance. Science, according to Jawahar Lal Nehru, was the major triumph of the human mind which could liberate humankind from illness, want and misery.

China's rearguard actions to arrest COVID-19 spread offer lessons for India: Health experts

India's nationwide lockdown is broadly compared to that of China's sledgehammer clampdown of over 56 million residents of cental Hubei province and its capital Wuhan since January 23, which reported over 68,000 cases of the country's total 81,340 COVID-19 infections and 3,292 deaths as of Thursday.

Kerala ramps up strength of govt doctors, appoints 276 to tackle rising coronavirus cases

The doctors were selected by the state Public Service Commission from the existing rank list and appointed to be the part of the health ministry to fight the coronavirus, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.

Surge in Covid-19 cases, but Maharashtra report looks at the silver lining

The data showed that while in the first week India had three cases, US had five, Italy two and Spain one; by the 8th week India's cases were over 725, the US reached 1678 cases (it has currently the highest number of cases at more than 86,000) Italy had 47021 and Spain 81021 cases.

Nestle, Coke suspend production temporarily over coronavirus

The country’s two biggest foods and beverage makers Nestle and Coca-Cola said on Tuesday that they are suspending production on a temporary basis at their plants, with the exception of limited essential products.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews action plan for coronavirus; army ready to provide hospitals and labs

The army liasoning with the civil administration is happening in Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Rajasthan. This comes even as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed his ministry’s action plan to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in India.

Coronavirus impact: $45 billion of discretionary spending may be locked down

On average, an Indian consumer spends about $80 or nearly ₹5,700 per month on discretionary items of which two-third is from urban regions and the balance from rural areas. It includes expenditure on clothing, footwear, household equipment, and recreation.

Coronavirus impact: Apollo Tyres, Ceat suspend manufacturing operations

The expected financial impact of the above is not ascertainable at this stage and the duration of this shutdown will depend upon directives to be further issued by the respective government authorities in this regard, said Apollo Tyres.

Coronavirus scare: Social distancing for Kerala's tipplers

An image from Kannur district in north Kerala showing customers made to maintain a one-metre distance between each other while standing in the serpentine queue extending well outside the building has gone viral on Thursday.

Nearly 500 coronavirus cases in India; 9 deaths

According to the data updated Tuesday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 492, including 446 active cases. The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and the nine deaths reported so far, the Health Ministry said.

Four new coronavirus cases in Karnataka, total infections 38

Between 2 pm on Monday and 8 am on Tuesday, four more new cases, including three with a travel history to Dubai, have been confirmed in Karnataka, the update said. Meanwhile, three persons, including two Australia returnees, who violated the home quarantine advise have been apprehended here and isolated, an official update said.

Coronavirus: 30 states, UTs under complete lockdown

The states which have imposed lockdown in all districts include Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa and Nagaland.

Coronavirus cases climb to 341 in India

Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab have reported one death each so far. Twenty-four others have been cured/discharged/migrated. The figure of 341 cases include 63 cases in Maharashtra, which has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases, including three foreigners. ​Kerala has reported 52 cases, including seven foreign nationals.

COVID-19: Total cases 649; Rate of increase 'relatively stable', says government

The Union health ministry officials also said India was at the second stage as there is still no "hard evidence" to say that there has been community transmission of the fast-spreading coronavirus, remarks which may provide anxious citizens with much needed assurance and hope.

Coronavirus in Kerala: 12 more test positive today, total cases touch 52

Twelve more fresh cases of coronavirus were reported from Kerala on Saturday, taking the tally to 52. While six more people tested positive from Kasaragod, three each new cases were from Kannur and Ernakulam districts, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan saidtold reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting here. All those who were diagnosed with the virus today had returned from Dubai recently, Vijayan said.Coronavirus in Kerala: 12 more test positive today, total cases touch 52

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 10; Centre asks states to clamp curfew wherever necessary to enforce lockdown

As 32 states and union territories announced complete lockdown till March 31 to deal with the pandemic, authorities are taking a serious view of people continuing to venture out despite the lockdown considering that the coming days and weeks are going to be extremely crucial to contain the spread of the viral infection.

Coronavirus may have long lasting impact on inter-state migration

f the shutdown prolongs, those who have returned home would be under pressure to earn. With few livelihood options in villages, they would want to return to the cities again. As states began enforcing lockdowns and public transport and inter-state travel halted, lakhs of workers are stranded in cities where shops are shut and essential services are badly hit.

Deadlines moved, rules eased & Maharashtra tops 100 coronavirus cases: All that happened today

New restrictions were placed in many states, with the Election Commission deferring Rajya Sabha elections which were scheduled for March 26. India has reported 482 cases of the coronavirus but health experts have warned that a big jump could be imminent.

India's Gate shut for coronavirus, cities hit lockdown button

As India'a tally reached 360, with seven deaths, Delhi announced a complete lockdown. Many states announced an extension of curfew-like restrictions & major auto makers suspended production in plants around the country.

On Day 3, RBI brings out the heavy artillery

With its latest round of announcements, the RBI will be injecting Rs 3.74 lakh crore into the country's financial system. These measures come just hours after Moody's cut India's growth forecasts for 2020 calendar year to 2.5% from 5.3%.

Coronavirus cases cross 600, 1st death in TN; more beds earmarked in civil, military hospitals for COVID-19 patients

A 2,200-bed state-run hospital in Kolkata has stopped admitting new patients who are suffering from other diseases and was discharging patients whose condition had improved as part of efforts to create a dedicated isolation centre. Hamirpur district administration in Himachal Pradesh took over all the ten hostels with 2,000 rooms of the NIT for creating an isolation centre.

Coronavirus: Will the lockdown create a supply shock that India simply can’t afford?

Arbitrary action by police & district authorities chokes supplies of essentials, prices of food items shoot up

Coronavirus: India must do more genomic sequencing to enable faster decision making

The SARS-CoV2 genome, as it is formally known, has about 30,000 base pairs, somewhat like a long string with 30,000 places where each one of these occupy one of four chemicals called nucleotides. This long string, with its unique combination of nucleotides, is what uniquely identifies the virus and is called its genomic sequence. To put that in context, a human genome, which is more complex, has 3 billion base pairs.

12 fresh positive coronavirus cases in Kerala, over 44K under surveillance

Twelve fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in Kerala on Friday, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 37, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. While five cases were confirmed in Ernakulam, six were reported in Kasaragod and one case in Palakkad district, Vijayan told reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting here.

COVID-19 positive cases rise to 606, number of infected highest in Maharashtra: Health Ministry

New Delhi, Mar 25 () Nearly 90 more coronavirus positive cases were reported in India taking the total number of cases to 606 on Wednesday while the number of deaths was 10, according to health ministry data.

Government decides to shut down 75 coronavirus-hit districts

Decisions were taken at a high level meeting attended by chief secretaries of all States and the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Coronavirus: Cinema operators seek exemption on taxes, loan moratorium for one year

Cinema exhibitors have also asked for a waiver of the minimum demand charges on electricity by several discoms, said Multiplex Association of India (MAI) in a statement.

SC stays orders of Kerala, Allahabad HCs restraining recovery of taxes, dues

Restraint on recovery of taxes will put the government at prejudice due to the closure of financial year on March 31, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, adding that there is a mechanism for making online payment of taxes. There is no need at all for the high courts to pass such an order, which effectively stops people from paying taxes, he said.

Centre asks states to stop mass exodus of migrant workers; Amit Shah speaks to CMs

The 21-day lockdown imposed from Tuesday midnight in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus has triggered a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities in several states to their villages raising concerns that the COVID-19 outbreak could turn into a humanitarian crisis.

Coronavirus cases rise to 283 in India; sees highest rise in a day

The country is also set to observe a janata curfew from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for social distancing, asking people, barring those in essential services, not to get out of their homes.

India coronavirus count on Monday: Well over 450 infected, 548 districts under complete lockdown

The official count of the infected stood over 450, and the dead at nine. There was no fresh death case, with one casualty in Maharashtra later confirmed as having tested negative. Meanwhile, during the day, the global death toll crossed 15,000, and the total number of the infected inched closer to the 3,50,000 mark.

India's coronavirus count crosses 300-mark; ICMR widens testing net

ICMR has widened the scope of testing to include some asymptomatic individuals as well.

Coronavirus: Tirupati Balaji temple to be shut for devotees

​​The restrictions would come into force from Friday, Deputy Chief Minister for Medical and Health A K K Srinivas (Nani) said briefing reporters here after a high-level meeting on COVID-19, chaired by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. The daily rituals in all these temples will, however, be performed by the priests.

Coronavirus: Passengers from Australia, UK, US to be screened at 30 airports

​​The Union Health Ministry has shot off a letter in this regard to all chief secretaries, airport health organisations and officers concerned saying universal screening is being expanded "in view of local transmission of the disease, increase in number of cases and deaths being reported in Australia, UK and USA".

21 stranded passengers from coronavirus-hit Italy arrive in Kerala

Several Indian passengers have been stuck in the European nation, despite having confirmed tickets. This was after Italian authorities and Emirates airlines refused to take them following a ciruclar issued by the DGCA stipulating that people travelling from Italy or South Korea should obtain certificates of having tested negative for COVID-19 from those countries.

A Mumbai company is working on a potential coronavirus medicine

Favipiravir, an off-patent drug originally owned by Japanese drug maker Fuji, holds potential against RNA viruses, one of which is Covid-19. The World Health Organisation has listed this drug as part of its experimental protocol for treating the disease. Lasa SuperGenerics, a manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, has started work on it.

COVID-19: Cases rise to 415; most of India under lockdown

Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on Sunday. Four fatalities were reported earlier from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, the ministry said. The 415 figure also includes 24 people who have been cured, discharged or migrated.

COVID-19: Total 236 coronavirus cases in India, says ICMR

"A total of 15,404 samples from 14,514 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV2 as on 20th March 2020 6 PM. A total of 236 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases," Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Health Ministry says Coronavirus cases rise to 258 in India; but ICMR confirms 271 patients

However, according to ICMR 271 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases. Among the Health Ministry's 258 figure are 39 foreign nationals, including 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each belonging to Canada, Indonesia and Singapore.

Microsoft launches coronavirus tracker

According to sources, data is being aggregated from sources like the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

In a soup: Coronavirus brings restaurant operations to a grinding halt

The coronavirus epidemic has hit the F&B sector hard. In the backdrop of falling revenues and footfalls, restaurateurs have been struggling to maintain their fixed overheads and other expenses.

Coronavirus: All passenger trains, metro, inter-state bus services suspended till Mar 31, complete lockdown in 75 districts

Inter-state buses, passenger trains & metro have been suspended while 75 districts have been locked down.

No shorter working hours for markets, it'll be business as usual: Sebi

NSE and BSE said all segments at the exchange will operate as usual on Monday.

Many people still not taking lockdown seriously: PM Narendra Modi

The Centre and state governments have decided to completely lock down 80 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala announced lockdown in many districts. Delhi will be locked down from 6 am on March 23 till midnight on March 31.

Home Secy holds video conference with DGPs; asks strict implementation of lockdown

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Monday held a video conference with DGPs of states where lockdown has been ordered and asked them to strictly implement the order, officials said.

Coronavirus outbreak: February hotel bookings witness sharp fall

States like Delhi/NCR, Kerala, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu were the worst affected, according to the startup which provides travel solutions to leading hotels and online travel agencies.

One more positive case in Kerala, Left govt announces Rs 20K Crore financial package

The man who tested positive had returned from Dubai and hailed from the northern Kasaragod district, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting. He said 65 people were hospitalised on Thursday. "At least 31,173 people are under surveillance, of whom 237 are in observation in hospitals across the state" he said.

India's coronavirus count till now: New cases, deaths, clampdowns and other emergency measures

The number of coronavirus infected in India has crossed the 300 mark after a spike in cases over the past six days. In view of this rising threat, more and more state governments have brought in stringent measures to check the spread of the disease, with many of them imposing curfew-like situation in places that have been hit hard.

Health Ministry to allow accredited pvt labs to conduct tests for coronavirus

At present only government labs are permitted to do the test and the Centre is making arrangements to nearly double its capacity to test for the respiratory ailment. According to Health Ministry officials, around 60 accredited private laboratories are likely to be given permission to conduct the tests soon.

View: Modi's unprecedented gamble could change India irrevocably

The govt was too slow to roll out testing, and the self-quarantine system for travelers had giant holes in it.

India will be under complete lockdown for 21 days: Narendra Modi

There will be a complete bar on people from stepping outsides their homes, Modi said.

Karnataka seals borders; Bengaluru's Victoria hospital to treat Covid-19 patients exclusively

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa made the announcement after a meeting with cabinet colleagues and subject experts to review the situation on Sunday.

Coronavirus cases climb to 93 in country

Delhi has reported seven positive cases and Uttar Pradesh 11 so far. Karnataka has six coronavirus patients while Maharashtra 19, Ladakh three and Jammu and Kashmir 2. Besides, Rajasthan also reported two cases. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have reported one case each.

Am at home quarantine; have tested negative for coronavirus: Min Muraleedharan

The minister of state for external affairs had visited the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMT) in Thiruvananthapuram on March 14. A doctor from the institute's hospital, who returned from Spain, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Coronavirus cases in India: State-wise break up of confirmed coronavirus cases

India, which reported its first coronavirus case on January 30 this year, has seen a steady increase in number of Covid-19 infections. The number of cases has now gone to 492. Maharashtra has maximum number of Coronavirus cases followed by Kerala.

Coronavirus: 3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive

3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive for Coronavirus. Reportedly, the child was found infected during the universal screening process at the Cochin International airport. Details by TIMES NOW's Vivek Karindalam.Coronavirus: 3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive

Coronavirus: 3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive

3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive for Coronavirus. Reportedly, the child was found infected during the universal screening process at the Cochin International airport. Details by TIMES NOW's Vivek Karindalam.Coronavirus: 3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive

Coronavirus cases rise to 84 in India

The woman, whose son with a travel history abroad had tested positive, died because of co-morbidity (diabetes and hypertension), the health ministry said, adding she had tested positive for COVID-19.

CCI adjourns all matters listed for hearing till March 31 due to coronavirus

“In order to prevent spread of COVID-19, as a precautionary measure, it has been decided by the Competent Authority to adjourn matters listed for hearing (excluding urgent matters, if any) till March 31,2020,” the notification said.

Five more people from Kerala test positive for coronavirus

While three of them had returned from Italy on February 29, two others were their relatives, the minister said. All the five have been isolated in Pathnamathitta general hospital and are under observation.

Fruits, fish fry, eggs: Rich spread laid out for COVID-19 suspects in Kerala

Apart from the rich food menu, books have also been made available to the 17 coronavirus suspected patients.

Coronavirus outbreak: Ayush pushes ‘traditional cure’, med council backs modern drugs

The advisory suggests intake of anti-malarial Ayurvedic drug, AYUSH 64, developed by the ministry, use of sesame oil in the nose, and tulsi, ginger, guduchi (tinspora cordifolia) and turmeric in diet.

India reports 75 coronavirus cases and 1 death

Asserting that the safety and welfare of its citizens abroad have always been a priority for India, the government said three flights will be sent to Iran to bring back Indians from Iran.

Coronavirus: Health emergency declared in 4 districts of Kerala after 2 more test positive

Kerala has declared a health emergency in four districts with two more Covid-19 cases being reported on Tuesday evening. Earlier, six people tested positive for the deadly virus on Tuesday.Coronavirus: Health emergency declared in 4 districts of Kerala after 2 more test positive

Odisha reports first coronavirus patient, four fresh cases in Maharashtra

As the man travelled by train from Delhi to Bhubaneswar, the state government launched a "contact tracing exercise", state government's chief spokesperson on coronavirus cases Subroto Bagchi said.

Coronavirus cases in India climb to 107, cases rise in Maharashtra

Delhi has reported seven positive cases and Uttar Pradesh 11 so far. Karnataka has six coronavirus patients while Maharashtra 31, Ladakh three and Jammu and Kashmir 2. Telangana reported three cases.

India and coronavirus: Lucky escape or emergency ahead?

India on Friday imposed some of the world's toughest border measures in the current crisis.

Health minister Harsh Vardhan reviews actions taken to prevent, contain coronavirus

According to a health ministry statement, Vardhan was apprised of the emerging international and national status of COVID-19 at the meeting as he took stock of the status and preparedness of the states and UTs in terms of quarantine facilities, isolation wards, adequacy of personal protective equipment and other items.

Day 1 of lockdown: More and more factories shut shop; India's count crosses 600

With most businesses having to work from home or with minimal personnel, many have temporarily shut shop.

Consumer goods fly off the shelves as coronavirus spreads in India

Deliveries have been delayed and some items such as sanitisers have gone off shelves or are unavailable online. Retailers and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies said there are no shortages and that they will speed up supplies to shops besides seeking to curb hoarding. They said sales are up 15-45% depending on the category.

Coronavirus test centres in India: All you need to know

A list of the 52 designated test centres for coronavirus across India.

India reports third coronavirus death in Maharashtra, total case count nears 130

​​According to reports, the person had the travel history to Dubai. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has now risen to nearly 130 after fresh cases were reported from several states.

Irrfan Khan's 'Angrezi Medium', released worldwide, come to Kerala, Delhi, J&K on a later date due to coronavirus outbreak

The makers of the film have yet to announce the new release date.

Most quarantined in Karnataka flouted norms, put community at big risk

The health department is facing the huge challenge of contact-tracing, and are working on developing mobile app with travel paths. Health officials said although they had intimated as many primary and secondary contacts of infected patients as possible, it was going to be a challenge going forward.

Coronavirus outbreak: Will D-Street follow suit of other markets and go for a shutdown?

As per the Health Ministry, India has 137 positive cases of which 24 are foreign nationals.

Coronavirus: Viral fever spreads to local tourism

The Covid-19 outbreak has started showing its impact on the domestic tourism sector and summer bookings to leisure destinations like Rajasthan and the hills, said industry executives, even as number of person s with the novel coronavirus infection in the country has crossed the 50-mark on Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu closes schools, colleges, malls till March 31 due to coronavirus

This announcement comes close on the heels of CM Palaniswami's announcement on Sunday where he called for the closure of several establishments in 16 districts in the State that share their borders with states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

NPR, first phase of Census likely to be deferred

Discussions are going on at the highest level of the government and in all probability, the NPR and house listing phase of the Census work will be deferred till the threat of the Coronavirus is over, a home ministry official said. The exercise to update NPR and the housing listing phase of the Census is scheduled to be carried out across the country from April 1 to September 30.

Market mayhem: Sensex posts worst ever one-day fall in history, nosedives 3,935 points; Nifty ends at 7,610

The carnage wiped off Rs 14.22 lakh crore of the m-cap of the companies listed on the BSE.

Coronavirus outbreak: How much testing should we do, and where are we on developing a vaccine?

Over 170,000 individuals across the world have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 6,509 have died, with cases and deaths outside China overtaking those in that country

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