The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across at least 170 countries. There have been at least 415 reported cases of novel coronavirus in India. The Union Health Ministry has said that 24 people have recovered so far, but seven have died. Many states, including Maharashtra and Delhi, have imposed Section 144 starting today.
Globally, there have been over 3.39 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 14,600 people have died so far. Infections are rapidly rising in Italy,
30 states/UTs announce complete lockdown in the entire state/union territory covering 548 dist to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. 3 states (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha) announce closure of certain areas. Lakshadweep announces lockdown on certain activities.
The total number of positive cases in India rises to 471, says Indian Council of Meeical Research (ICMR).
24-year-old man, who returned from Scotland last Thursday, tests positive for COVID-19in Patna; total novel Coronaviruscases in Bihar rises to 3.
Meanwhile, South Africa's confirmed cases jumped from 128 to 402, reports news agency Reuters.
In wake of the Coronavirusoutbreak, entire state will be locked down from 00:00 hours of March 23 to April 1. People are requested to strictly follow it.
From 12 AM tonight, the entire state will be under lockdown till 31st March. State borders have been sealed. Action will be taken against the people who will violate the lockdown.
Meanwhile, tune in to theCoronavirusEssential podcast whereMoneycontrol'sShraddhaSharma takes you through theCOVID-19updates of the day.
Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 9; number of cases climbs to 468, including 424 active cases.
Uber Pool and Uber Intercity services have been suspended across the country, until further notice. Our priority remains keeping drivers, ridersand our communities safe. Kindly continue to follow the instructions of public health authorities and use Uber only if essential.
In compliance with Government directivesto limit movement for reducing the spread of COVID-19, Uber services across India have been affected. This means that, whilewe will continue to offer servicesto meet the essential andurgent travel needs of many communities we serve, some or all of Uber’s rides services will not be available till further notice in the following cities:
>> Andhra Pradesh:Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
>> Delhi NCR
>> Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot
>> Jharkhand:Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
>> Maharashtra:Mumbai,Nagpur, Pune
>> Punjab:Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana
>> Rajasthan:Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
>> Uttar Pradesh:Agra, Bareilly, Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi
>> West Bengal:Asansol, Durgapur, Siliguri
State Bank of India has announced to commit 0.25 percentof its annual profit (FY 2020-21) to fight COVID-19 outbreak situation in India. The fund used to fight COVID-19 pandemic will be spent from CSR funds. This is in line with Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ notification of spending CSR funds for COVID-19 as an eligible CSR activity. The bank will use this fund for various activities related to COVID-19 mainly to support health care for underprivileged people in cooperation with health care professionals and industry. Some of the initiatives will centre around promotion of healthcare, including preventive health care and sanitation and disaster management.