"In India, $1 billion emergency financing will support better screening, contact tracing, and laboratory diagnostics; procure personal protective equipment; and set up new isolation wards," says the World Bank

World Bank approves USD 1 billion emergency financing for India.

5 more persons have tested positive for #COVID19 in Bihar taking total number of cases to 29. 2 are from Gopalganj with travel history to Middle East and 1 from Saran with travel history to UK. 2 are from Gaya and are contacts of earlier positive cases: State Health Department

3 more persons have tested positive for #COVID19 in Uttarakhand, taking the total number of cases to 10. There are 245 Tablighi Jamaat (Delhi) attendees in institutional quarantine in the stat

Iran's Parliament Speaker Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Goes Into Quarantine

One more COVID-19 patient dies in Maharashtra

British Airways temporarily lays off 28,000 staff due to coronavirus outbreak

7 persons arrested by police in connection with stones pelted at health workers in Tatpatti Bakhal area of Indore yesterday. The health workers were there to screen people, in the wake of #Coronavirus outbreak

16 Haj houses across the country turned into quarantine centres for Cororonavirus cases: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

A resident doctor of AIIMS who was tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today, his 9 months pregnant wife (a doctor posted at Emergency) has also been tested positive. She has been isolated and her delivery will take place at AIIMS.

Load More

Mumbai, April 2:  The total number of positive cases jumped to 1,834 (including 144 cured) in the country. The Ministry of Health informed that 437 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in India.  In a shocking incident, the first person from Dharavi, which is known as the Asian largest slum died on Wednesday night. 

The 56-year-old man was tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day. He was then shifted to Sion Hospital. His death created panic in the area. The other seven members of his family were home quarantined, and they will be tested on Thursday. With this, the death toll in the country reached 50 on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a telephonic conversation on Wednesday on the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra. The PM will have a video conferencing at 11 am with all the Chief Ministers of states to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in their respective states.

In a bid to spread awareness against #coronavirus, Bengaluru Traffic Police at Nagenahalli checkpoint wrote on the road, "If you come to the road, I'll come to your home."Keep an eye on this space for all the latest news and updates that take place throughout the day.