07 Apr, 23:52 (IST)

No new coronavirus cases were found in Noida's Sector 8, Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas LY has clarified. "Only as a precautionary measure of 'cluster containment' where previous cases have been found, people have been shifted and will be put under observation for the welfare of them and their surroundings," he tweeted.

07 Apr, 23:11 (IST)

The death toll due to coronavirus (COVID-19) in France has surpassed 10,000 mark, according to news agency AFP.

07 Apr, 22:59 (IST)

A 14-month-old child who contracted coronavirus has died in Gujarat's Jamnagar, news agency ANI reported.

07 Apr, 22:42 (IST)

A person from Hailakandi district, with a travel history to Saudi Arabia, has tested positive for coronavirus. With this, the total number of COVID-19 patients in Assam now stands at 28.

07 Apr, 22:16 (IST)

15 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan, taking the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state to 343: Rajasthan Health Department

07 Apr, 21:28 (IST)

40 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Telangana today. Total positive cases in the state stand at 348: Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Telangana

07 Apr, 21:00 (IST)

New York registers record 731 COVID-19 related deaths in 24 hours as per Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York: AFP news agency

07 Apr, 20:58 (IST)

For the first time, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued guidelines for sample collection sites for COVID-19 testing. Few state governments had suggested establishing sample collection sites, over which ICMR said it has no objection and released an advisory.

07 Apr, 20:09 (IST)

19 COVID-19 positive cases and 2 deaths have been reported in the state today. Both the deceased had comorbid condition. Total positive cases in the state stand at 175: Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary (Health), Gujarat.

07 Apr, 20:07 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi spoke on telephone today with Haitham bin Tarik, Sultan of Oman. The two leaders discussed the health & economic challenges posed by the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, and the steps being taken by their respective countries to respond to them: Prime Minister's Office

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Mumbai, April 7: The number of coronavirus disease cases in India jumped to 4,281 on Monday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The new positive cases in the country increased by 214, and the total deaths related to COVID-19 has risen to 111.

In order to tackle the impact of the devastating effects of coronavirus, the central government on Monday announced to slash salaries, allowances and pension of incumbent and former lawmakers, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Union Cabinet announced a reduction in allowances and pension of lawmakers by 30 percent with effect from April 1, 2020, for a year.

According to an ANI tweet, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in a letter to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, "We're hearing the news that some nurses have tested positive for COVID019 in Delhi. I would like to draw your attention to the situation which has been reported to us regarding the plight of nurses in Delhi"

The letter further stated, "I request that immediate action may be taken to alleviate concerns of nurses from Kerala working in Delhi. Concerned officials may be directed to urgently ensure that utmost protection is given to them". Keep an eye on this space for all the latest news and updates that take place throughout the day.