27 Mar, 23:56 (IST)

On Friday, the number of coronavirus cases in India peaked by over 100 cases, as the numbers surged to 810 by end of the day. The death toll also climbed by two, as compared to the previous day, reaching 19. Globally, the pandemic has affected 5,49,000 persons and claimed 24,866 lives, by the time this update was published.

27 Mar, 23:42 (IST)

Kerala: 1383 people were arrested and 923 vehicles were seized across the state, for violating coronavirus lockdown. 7091 cases have been registered, so far in the state.

27 Mar, 22:46 (IST)

Barring a few exceptions, the Office of Registry of India's Supreme Court will remain closed till April 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, said a statement issued by the apex court on Friday.

27 Mar, 22:13 (IST)

Italy records almost 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths, highest in a day, reported news agency AFP.

27 Mar, 21:53 (IST)

As of today, Pakistan has 1,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 441 in Sindh, 427 in Punjab, and 131 in Balochistan. 9 people have also lost their lives due to the virus, while 23 have recovered: Pakistan Government.

27 Mar, 21:42 (IST)

The Singapore government called off the Shangri-La multilateral dialogue, scheduled in June this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

27 Mar, 21:38 (IST)

A 65-year old woman died today due to COVID-19 at Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai. This was 5th death in the state due to the virus. An 85-year-old doctor, a likely COVID19 positive case, also died today at a private hospital in Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Ministry.

27 Mar, 20:49 (IST)

Seven fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in Rajasthan, taking the total number of positive cases to 50: State Health Department.

27 Mar, 20:45 (IST)

The number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi rose to 40, including one death and five cured or discharged patients, said a statement issued by the Delhi government.

27 Mar, 20:27 (IST)

All Kendriya Vidyalaya to allow the use of school buildings for temporary housing of likely COVID-19 cases, in view of the coronavirus situation in the country, said a statement issued by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.

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Mumbai, March 27: FM Nirmala Sitharaman announced a coronavirus relief package to help the underprivileged sections of the society amid the nationwide lockdown. The government on Thursday unveiled a Rs 1.70 lakh crore economic package involving free foodgrain and cooking gas to poor for the next three months, one-time doles to women and poor senior citizens, and other measures to boost the liquidity of employees as it aimed to contain the impact of unprecedented nationwide lockdown.

On Thursday, India witnessed a steep rise in COVID-19 cases as the total number of coronavirus cases rose to 694. Sixteen deaths were also reported from the country due to the deadly virus. As per the Health Ministry, out of the total confirmed cases, 47 were foreign nationals.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday during his address with G-20 nations' leaders at the G-20 Virtual Summit 2020 called for sharing freely and openly medical research for the development of humankind.

On account of the COVID-19 outbreak, All India Muslim Personal Law Board announced that Muslims are recommended to offer Zuhur at home instead of praying Jumah at mosques. Don't come out for congregational prayers and stay at homes. It is mandatory upon all to avoid causing harm to their fellow citizens: 

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