The global death toll due to novel coronavirus breached the 20,000-mark on Wednesday, with Italy accounting for maximum of the deaths, followed by Spain, China and Iran.

In view of COVID-19, it has been ordered to temporarily suspend the collection of toll at all toll plaza across India. This will not only reduce inconvenience to the supply of emergency services but also save critical time: Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways.

In view of COVID-19, it has been ordered to temporarily suspend the collection of toll at all toll plaza across India. This will not only reduce inconvenience to the supply of emergency services but also save critical time: Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways

One COVID-19 positive patient, an 85-year-old woman, passed away in Ahmedabad today. She had travelled abroad and after developing symptoms of COVID-19, she was admitted at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital on 22 March. She was suffering from many complications:Health Department, Gujarat Govt

Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for #coronavirus, the Spanish government said on Wednesday: ReutersCoronavirus Live Map: How to Track The Spread of COVID-19 Across The Globe.

Maharashtra: Repeat samples of three people, admitted at Pune's Naidu Hospital, have tested negative for #COVID19. They will be discharged from the hospital following due process.Coronavirus Live Map: How to Track The Spread of COVID-19 Across The Globe.

Shaheen Bagh protestors have written a letter to the Supreme Court seeking an investigation into the alleged forcible removal and destruction of Shaheen Bagh protest site on March 24, and have sought a direction from the SC for citizens' rights.

Andhra Pradesh government has shifted Rythu Bazaars (government-run vegetable markets where farmers directly sell vegetables) in Vijayawada, to nearest open grounds to ensure social distancing among people. Demarcations have been made to keep distance between the people, while they stand in queues.

"Essential services like food items, vegetables, fruits, grocery and bakery items are exempted from lockdown. Vendors can provide home deliveries by taking appropriate care. Police will facilitate their movement on road," Directorate General of Information and Public Relations, Maharashtra Government.

"AIIMS is going to start a tele-consultation facility. Our follow-up patients can consult doctors through telephone. Several patients had appointments which are now cancelled. Chronic patients can consult doctors through this facility," said Dr Randeep Guleria. "This will be rolled out in a day or two. Every department will have some doctors who will resolve the health related issues of the follow-up patients," he added.

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Mumbai, March 25: PM Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the country which started from Tuesday midnight. In a television address at 8 PM, Modi highlighted that the need for this step was to contain the spread of the deadly virus. During the three week period, all government offices of top utility would remain accessible.

Emergency services including police, hospital and fire brigade services would also remain available. Essential items like grocery shops, milk supplies, medical stores, PDS ration shops and other outlets selling essential food items will remain open. Banks, insurance offices and ATMs would also be functional, among a few other things. Soon after Modi's announcement, people rushed to the stores thus creating panic buying and long queues at the shops.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday made big announcements on Income Tax return filing deadlines, GST, Customs and Central Excise, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code among others and said that a said that an economic relief package is being worked out and shall be announced soon. FM in a bid to provide relief to people amid the coronavirus hit economy announced the extension of the deadlines of income tax filing, Aadhaar-PAN Linking. 

Over 30 fresh cases of novel coronavirus cases have been reported from across the country on Tuesday, taking India’s tally to 560.

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