Coronavirus News India Highlights: Number of cases in Mumbai rises to 3,445
Highlights of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 18,601.
The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the twenty-eighth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 18,601. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 590.
Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. Restrictions were eased
in some non-hotspot areas of the country yesterday.Globally, there have been over 24.8 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 1.7 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries. The outbreak continues to have a major impact on the global economy. Catch the latest updates here:
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the Centre’s permission "to allow the sale of liquor, in a phased manner, to mop up VAT and Excise revenue". (ANI)
April 21, 2020 / 10:49 PM IST
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Home Ministry: Shops of school books, electric fans allowed to open during lockdown. Treatment facilities for seeds, horticulture produce, research establishments, honey bee colonies allowed to open during lockdown. (PTI)
April 21, 2020 / 10:16 PM IST
Coronavirus in Noida LIVE Updates | DM GB Nagar: As per the medical department advice, in the larger public interest, as a preventive measure to fight Covid 19, we are closing Delhi-GB nagar/Noida border completely, with following specified exceptions. You are kindly requested to cooperate.
April 21, 2020 / 10:15 PM IST
Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | In this tweet from ANI: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues order to include additional agricultural and forestry items, shops of educational books for students, shops of electric fans and movement of Indian seafarers in lockdown guidelines, gives SoP on sign-on/sign-off for Indian seafarers.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues order to include additional agricultural and forestry items, shops of educational books for students, shops of electric fans and movement of Indian seafarers in lockdown guidelines, gives SoP on sign-on/sign-off for Indian seafarers. pic.twitter.com/NBnQ6BkX34
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Government of India to conduct a telephonic survey to gather feedback from citizens on prevalence and distribution of COVID-19 symptoms. This survey is to be carried out by NIC and calls will be coming on mobile phones from calling number 1921. (ANI)
April 21, 2020 / 08:47 PM IST
Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates: 355 new COVID-19 positive patients (including 219 patients tested positive between April 14 and 18, and admitted in isolation wards) reported today; total positive patients in the city rises to 3,445. Out of 12 deaths today, 8 had co-morbidities and 4 had age related factors.
April 21, 2020 / 08:45 PM IST
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | MHA: It is clarified that specific services/activities-caregivers of senior citizens residing with them, prepaid mobile recharge utilities, food processing units in urban areas have already been exempted from #lockdown measures to fight COVID-19.
April 21, 2020 / 08:31 PM IST
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Breaking: Central Govt may suspend the disbursements of increased DA to their employees and pensioners. Cabinet likely to discuss the proposal tomorrow. Sources told CNBC-TV18, the govt will hold the payment of increased DA from Jan 1,2020 to December 31, 2020. Later, govt will make payment as arrears.