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March 31, 2020 / 11:03 PM IST

Coronavirus News India highlights: Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 35, cases increase to 1,397

Updates of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 1,251

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 178 countries. Today is the seventh day of India's 21-day lockdown. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1,397. The Union Health Ministry has said that 35 people have died due to the virus.

Globally, there have been over 7.86 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 37,800 people have died so far. The United States, Italy and Spain have registered more cases than China, where the outbreak started.
The outbreak is having a major impact on global economy and the stock market. Catch the latest updates here:
  • March 31, 2020 / 10:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Sun Weidong, Chinese Envoy to India: Second batch of donation from Chinese charity organizations Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations has arrived in Delhi today and been received by Indian Red Cross Society. Donation includes protective clothes, masks, respirators and ventilators. 

  • March 31, 2020 / 10:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in USA LIVE Updates | United States Coronavirus death toll exceeds official China tally, according to Johns Hopkins, reports news agency AFP.

  • March 31, 2020 / 09:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Delhi Health Department: 23 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Delhi today, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 120.

  • March 31, 2020 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Medical devices, including ventilators and resting kits have been notified as drugs under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and will see price regulations. 

    "With effect from 1st April, 2020, all Medical Devices shall be regulated by the Government as Drugs for quality control and price monitoring. Therefore, the MRPs of all the Medical Devices would be monitored by the Governmentunder the provisions of Para 20(1) of the DPCO, 2013 to ensure that no manufacturer/importer increases the MRP of a drug more than ten percent of MRP during preceding twelve month and where the increase is beyond ten percent of maximum retail price, it shall reduce the same to the level of ten percent of maximum retail price for next twelve months," a PIB release said. 

  • March 31, 2020 / 09:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in the US LIVE Updates | CNN Anchor Christopher Cuomo tests positive for Coronavirus. He is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

  • March 31, 2020 / 09:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Cases in India rise to 1,397 with 35 virus-related deaths being reported. 

  • March 31, 2020 / 09:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Prime Minister's Office: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation today with Emmanuel Macron, President of France. Prime Minister Modi expressed his condolences to President Macron for the loss of lives in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • March 31, 2020 / 08:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Bihar LIVE Updates | 6 persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Bihar. Four are from Siwan, and one each from Gopalganj and Gaya. 

  • March 31, 2020 / 08:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Telangana LIVE Updates | Telangana Public Health & Family Welfare Department: Today, 15 people who attended the 2020 Markaz (in Nizamuddin, Delhi) and their relatives have been diagnosed coronavirus positive in Telangana. At present, 77 active positive cases are being treated in various hospitals of state.

  • March 31, 2020 / 08:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Ajay Bhalla, Union Home Secretary​: Rumours are being spread about COVID-19 in the country leading to misinformation. FIR will be registered against those involved in spreading of these rumours and strict action will be taken under provisions of the Disaster Management Act. 

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