18 Mar, 23:31 (IST)

"All remaining students (except international students and students with special needs) are requested to vacate the hostels at the earliest. Hostels will function with skeleton staff and packed food will be provided for remaining students," said a statement issued by IIT Delhi.

18 Mar, 22:47 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on COVID-19 outbreak at 8 pm (IST) on March 19.

18 Mar, 22:16 (IST)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed all Class 10 and Class 12 examinations in view of the coronavirus outbreak. The new schedule would be out after March 31.

18 Mar, 22:14 (IST)

CBSE, other exam boards and educational institutions have been ordered by the HRD Ministry to postpone all examinations till March 31 in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

18 Mar, 22:05 (IST)

"In view of emergency situation arising out of threat of coronavirus and following Section 144 of CrPC, it is announced that no social, political, cultural, religious, sports and business gatherings shall be allowed in Gautam Budh Nagar district till April 5," Noida Police Commissioner said in a statement.

18 Mar, 20:20 (IST)

One more person has tested positive for coronavirus in Pimpri-Chinchwad; the person has a travel history to Philippines. Total number of positive cases reaches 19 in Pune and 44 in Maharashtra.

18 Mar, 20:03 (IST)

"In view of the outbreak of coronavirus, you are requested to postpone your appointment at AIIMS, if it is not urgent in nature," said the statement issued by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

18 Mar, 18:36 (IST)

A 68-year-old woman tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai, officials confirmed on Wednesday. The total number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra climbed to 43.

18 Mar, 18:12 (IST)

Maharashtra government to discontinue learning licence tests at Regional Transport Offices in view of coronavirus outbreak.

18 Mar, 17:46 (IST)

Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed the first death due to novel coronavirus. The country has so far detected 14 cases of COVID-19.

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New Delhi, March 18: Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in India,  External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. S. Jaishankar on Tuesday met immigration, health, security, and airport officials of Delhi Airport. In India, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 120, as per details by Health Ministry. The total number of Discharged/Cured COVID 2019 cases across India is  14 while a total of three people have died due to COVID 2019 across India.

In West Bengal, a first confirmed novel coronavirus case was detected on Tuesday, as a youth who returned from the UK recently tested positive. The patient had a sore throat and slight cold, and was being given supportive treatment for the symptoms. In Pune, hotels in the city will remain closed till March 20. G Shetty, President of Pune Restaurants & Hoteliers Association says, "Police requested us to halt operations, it's also our moral duty. There are 850 hotels in the city, in which around 25,000 people work". Coronavirus Live Map: How to Track The Spread of COVID-19 Across The Globe.

In Iraq, which has been the worst-hit by the virus, has confirmed one more death from COVID-19 and 21 new cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 154. Iraq's Health Ministry said that the new cases included 17 in Baghdad, three in Karbala and one in Basra. Meanwhile, in Italy, 345 deaths were reported the past 24 hours on Tuesday. This was the third day running that it reported over 300 deaths - after 368 on Sunday, and 349 on Monday.