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March 26, 2020 / 07:03 AM IST

Coronavirus India Lockdown Highlights: Transport Ministry suspends toll collection across India till April 14

Global cases at 372,000, India records 562 infections, 10 deaths; WHO says $70mn raised in 10 days from COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread across 190 countries infecting 4.2 lakh people and killing 16,500 so far. In India, as many as 562 COVID-19 cases have been reported so far. Of these, 37 have recovered and 10 have died. On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi annouced that the country would go under 21-day lackdown to combat the
spread of the virus.

Infections are rapidly rising in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. It has has a massive impact on the global economy and stock markets. Catch the latest updates here:

  • March 25, 2020 / 10:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus India Lockdown LIVE updates: Road Transport Ministry allows suspension of toll collection across India till April 14.

  • March 25, 2020 / 10:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Air India will evacuate over 300 Israel nationals from Delhi (India) to Tel Aviv (Israel) tomorrow. Boeing 777 AI-139 planes have been deployed for the evacuation operation. (ANI)

  • March 25, 2020 / 09:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | BREAKING: More than 3 billion people told to stay at home worldwide over COVID-19

    – AFP tally

  • March 25, 2020 / 09:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin today. Both leaders exchanged views on the situation regarding the COVID19 pandemic, Embassy of India in Russia said

  • March 25, 2020 / 08:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | BREAKING: IMF, World Bank call for governments to suspend debt payments by poorest nations so they can battle COVID-19. (AFP)

  • March 25, 2020 / 08:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | The G20 has an important global role to play in addressing the COVID19 pandemic. I look forward to productive discussions tomorrow at the G20 Virtual Summit, being coordinated by the Saudi G20 Presidency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. (ANI)

  • March 25, 2020 / 08:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Petroleum is an essential services sector. We are working to ensure not just consumers get uninterrupted supplies of petrol, diesel and LPG but also that the supply lines for the country’s defence forces are secured, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan told media persons. 

  • March 25, 2020 / 07:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | On March 24, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide curfew till April 15, 2020, in order to prevent the spread of COVID19. US citizens are required to comply with Indian law and obey directions from law enforcement officers.

    We are in contact with the Indian government to emphasize the need for hotels to continue to lodge US citizens. US Mission to India continues to work with the US Department of State and airline companies to arrange flights from India to US, for our citizens.

    Once these flights are arranged, we will work with the Indian government to arrange to the greatest extent possible safe passage to airports for US citizens

    – US Embassy in India 

  • March 25, 2020 / 07:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Health Ministry: We prohibited export of masks-PPEs (personal protection equipments) as early as Jan 31. We've also started analysing the technical guidelines with respect to what type of PPEs can be put to use based on the type of virus. We've started analysing the suppliers available in India

  • March 25, 2020 / 07:16 PM IST