"Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten! Thank you Prime Minister Narendra Modi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!" tweets US President Donald Trump.

A 55-year-old male patient from Chatamli village, Morinda, who had tested positive for COVID-19, passed away today. The protocol for handling the body under COVID-19 is being followed: Karan Bir Singh Sidhu, Punjab Chief Secretary

72 new novel coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh; total rises to 385.

No new #COVID19 case in Jharkhand in past 24 hours, total count at 4

"The NSCI Dome being transformed into a huge quarantine centre as we step up our contact tracing and testing in @mybmcWardGS. Till now, our contact tracing has been highest and testing too. Ensuring that carriers are isolated for their own safety and for that of others," Aaditya Thackeray tweeted.

"Passes issued by all departments for those residing inside the hotspots stand cancelled( except for health, police and sanitation workers). All departments have been directed to reasesss passes issued for outside the hotspots and issue minimum required number only," tweeted Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate.

The Delhi government sealed 20 coronavirus hotspots due to the rise of cases in these region. All outdoor movements have been barred, essential supplies will be available at the doorstep.

A police case was registered against Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Siddharth Kushwaha for leading protest march in Satna town seeking food packets for the poor amid lockdown.

7 new #COVID19 cases detected in Gujarat today. Total 186 cases have been reported so far in the state, out of which 143 are active cases. 2 cases are on ventilator: State Health Department

J&K: 6 isolation coaches set up by railway authorities at Jammu railway station. Chetan Taneja, Senior Divisional Traffic Manager says, "There are 9 cabins in 1 coach so we have kept 1 cabin for medical staff, rest for #COVID19 patients. 48 patients can be accommodated"

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Mumbai, April 8: The total number of coronavirus infected cases increased to 4,789 on Tuesday. Out of which, 4312 are active, while 352 patients have been successfully treated. India reported 508 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is a drop from Monday's 704 single-day increase.

Pune's Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park is taking precautionary measures against coronavirus after the tiger in US tested positive. Zoo's Director Rajkumar Jadhav says, "Central Zoo authority has laid guidelines for all zoos, we're practising high standards of hygiene here"

SBI on Tuesday informed the bank will cut the marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 35 bps across all tenors from April 10 to tackle economic crisis erupted due to coronavirus outbreak.

In view of Shab-e-Barat on April 8 and 9th, a congregation of people inside or outside Muslim burial grounds in Kolkata has been discouraged. Burial grounds will remain closed except for burial purposes with a limited number of entries, according to Kolkata Municipal Corporation, West Bengal.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday informed that in view of the humanitarian grounds of the coronavirus pandemic, India will export paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine in appropriate quantities to all the neighbouring countries, dependent on the country's capabilities.

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