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April 28, 2020 / 10:58 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights | Work from home relaxations to be extended till July 31: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Live updates of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 29,435.

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the thirty-fifth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. During his interaction with chief ministers yesterday, PM Modi reportedly hinted that restrictions may continue in hotspots.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 29,435. The death toll from the

outbreak in India is at 934. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been over 30 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 2.1 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries. Catch the latest updates here:
  • April 28, 2020 / 10:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates:  British Airways set to slash 12,000 jobs over coronavirus (AFP)

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  • April 28, 2020 / 10:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Coronavirus cases in Delhi climb to 3,314; 206 fresh cases. 

  • April 28, 2020 / 10:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE updates: A team of 50 scientists evaluated 14 available tests for coronavirus antibodies. Only three passed muster: “Those numbers are just unacceptable.”

    – The New York Times

  • April 28, 2020 / 10:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: To augment Mid-day meal program, HRD Minster announced that in wake of COVID-19, annual central allocation of cooking cost (for procurement of pulses, vegetable, oil, spices and fuel) under Mid Day Meal Scheme is enhanced to Rs. 8,100 crore from Rs 7,300 crore (an increment of 10.99%). 

    – ANI

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  • April 28, 2020 / 10:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | Karnataka Minister of Large & Medium Scale Industries: As far as starting industries in rural areas is concerned, there is a specific direction from centre and state government. Manufacturing of essential good and commodities has been allowed by centre and state govt. Such industries have started. 

  • April 28, 2020 / 09:51 PM IST

  • April 28, 2020 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates | BMC: 393 more test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai, taking count to 5,982; 25 patients die, raising toll to 244

  • April 28, 2020 / 09:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: We have to popularise work from home (WFH) norm. There are many restrictions for it like money deposits and clearances, these things were relaxed till April 30 after COVID-19 outbreak. We have decided to extend the relaxation till July 31.

  • April 28, 2020 / 09:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Had a warm exchange with PM Justin Trudeau. Thanked him for looking after Indian citizens in Canada in these difficult times. Collaboration&partnership between India&Canada is vital to fighting pandemic including through medical research&supply chain management.

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  • April 28, 2020 / 09:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: One more location (House no 152 to 162 in Block D of Shaheen Bagh) has been added to the list of Containment Zone in Delhi in last 24 hours; taking the total number of containment zones to 100.

  • April 28, 2020 / 09:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | JNU VC Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar: Some people have asked me why there is a webinar on leadership lessons from Ramayan at JNU. During the lockdown period we have conducted several webinars related to COVID-19. This is a part of such series of webinars that we have been conducting.

    Mahatma Gandhi emphasized how Lord Ram taught us to uphold truth, justice,equality and equanimity even in adverse situations. When we're fighting COVID-19, we thought there are great lessons to learn from Ramayan to strengthen ourselves. I see no reason why anybody should oppose it. 

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