04 Apr, 23:35 (IST)

France reports 441 new coronavirus deaths, total now 7,560, reports AFP news agency quoting official.

04 Apr, 23:26 (IST)

"Spoke on phone to President of the Government of Spain, H.E. Pedro Sanchez. Conveyed my deepest condolences for the tragic loss of life in Spain. We agreed to collaborate in fighting the pandemic," tweets PM Narendra Modi.

04 Apr, 22:44 (IST)

Total number of COVID-19 cases across India rises to 3,113: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

04 Apr, 22:42 (IST)

Today 11,182 samples were tested, of these, 324 were found positive for COVID-19: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

04 Apr, 22:07 (IST)

Meerut: People shower flowers at police vehicles in the city as a mark of gratitude for police services during Coronavirus Pandemic.

04 Apr, 21:15 (IST)

"Had a productive telephone conversation with President Jair Bolsonaro about how India and Brazil can join forces against the COVID-19 pandemic," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

04 Apr, 21:10 (IST)

"1/10th of the pollution in Ganga river comes from industries, as industries are shut due to lockdown, situation has become better. We've seen 40-50% improvement in Ganga, it's a significant development," said Dr PK Mishra, Professor at Chemical Engineering and Technology, IIT-BHU.

04 Apr, 20:34 (IST)

The Punjab police has deployed drones to monitor the imposition of lockdown in Ludhiana city.

04 Apr, 19:43 (IST)

"Air India is scheduled to operate 18 charter flights to fly back German, French, Irish and Canadian nationals stranded in India during the lockdown as requested by the embassies," said a statement issued by the national carrier.

04 Apr, 19:31 (IST)

India's toll of COVID-19 infections reached to 3,072, whereas, the death toll climbed to 75, as per the latest update issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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New Delhi, April 4: In China, a total of 180 patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from hospitals on Friday in the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission informed. Reports inform that the world’s most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus.

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in India, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has developed low-cost face shields for first line healthcare professionals at AIIMS Rishikesh for protection from COVID-19. The frame of face shield is 3D printed. The total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India stood at 2,547 on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of these 2,322 are active cases of COVID-19, 162 individuals have recovered and 62 people have succumbed to the disease. LatestLY Live Tracking Map.

In Maharashtra, Dr Milind Kulkarni, a Pune based scientist has developed polymer swabs to collect samples of COVID-19 patients. He says,"To prepare this polymer-based kit we have used polypropylene material to make the stick of the swab & polyester fiber to make the swab portion". Coronavirus Live Tracker Map: Check Real Time Updates on Number of COVID-19 Cases.

In its fight against coronavirus, the East Coast Railway is converting 261 coaches into isolation wards to prepare for a fight against Coronavirus. Out of 261, 46 coaches are being converted into isolation wards at Coaching Depot, Bhubaneswar.