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Coronavirus Highlights: India Cases Reach 4,281; Maharashtra Reports 7 New Deaths

Globally, more than 1.2 million coronavirus cases, including 65,272 deaths, have been reported in 190 countries and territories around the world since the virus first emerged in China in December.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Cases Reach 4,281; Maharashtra Reports 7 New Deaths
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Coronavirus Highlights: India Cases Reach 4,281; Maharashtra Reports 7 New Deaths

India continues to record new Coronavirus cases, taking the total tally past 4,000, and the death toll past the 100-mark, according to the Health Ministry.

The rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India is 4.1 days presently but if the cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation would not have happened, it would have been 7.4 days, the Health Ministry said.

Globally, more than 1.2 million coronavirus cases, including 65,272 deaths, have been reported in 190 countries and territories around the world since the virus first emerged in China in December, according to an AFP tally.

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10:00PM: WHO warns masks 'no silver bullet' for ending pandemic. 

9:56PM: The Railways has reported its second COVID-19 casualty as a 53-year-old technician with no travel history died at a hospital in West Bengal’s Siliguri, prompting authorities to order home-quarantine for his 12 colleagues and as many medics who treated him.

9:50PM: Total COVID19 positive cases in Delhi are 525 including 329 from Tablighi Jamaat, 7 deaths: Delhi Government

9:20PM: A 38-year-old pregnant woman from Nalasopara who tested positive for COVID19, passed away today at Nair House: Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra

9:00PM: Telangana CM KCR says country's only weapon against COVID-19  is lockdown; Appeals to PM for its extension.

8:40PM: Telangana Chief Minister's Office said that CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggested extension of lockdown for two more weeks (after April 15). He took a reference from BCG report which suggested lockdown in India will be good until June 3. No announcement of an extension has been made yet.

8:27PM: 120 new COVID19 positive cases and 7 deaths reported in the state today; the total number of positive cases in Maharashtra is 868, with 52 deaths: Maharashtra Health Department

8:05PM: An extensive survey would be conducted from April 11 till April 13. The health survey will map the travel history of people & check whether anyone is having symptoms like that of COVID19: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

8:00PM: Total 15 places in Gujarat are cluster quarantined- 3 places in Surat, 2 in Vadodara, 2- in Bhavnagar and 8 in Ahmedabad:  Jayanti Ravi Principal Secretary (Health), Gujarat Govt

7:10PM: COVID-19 death toll rises to 111 in India; the number of cases stands at 4,281: Health ministry.

6:43PM: A woman who died today of respiratory infection has tested positive for COVID-19. Total coronavirus deaths in Tamil Nadu are now six.

6:33PM: There are 50 new COVID19 positive cases in Tamil Nadu today including 48 from Tablighi Jamaat; Total positive cases in the state is 621 including 570 Tablighi Jamaat returnees: Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Beela Rajesh

6:30PM: Maharashtra 57 new COVID19 positive cases, 4 deaths in Mumbai today; Total positive cases in Mumbai are 490 (including 34 deaths); 5 persons discharged today, total persons discharged till now- 59: Health Department, Mumbai

6:12PM: There is little possibility of lifting lockdown after April 15 as claimed in a section of media. We will not be in a position to lift the lockdown even if a single case of COVID19 is left in Uttar Pradesh. So it can take time: Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi

6:00PM: Three persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 109, an official said.

5:30PM: Due to lockdown, there's no revenue. We don't know how long we've to stay like this. We've to plan for future. Our govt will form a Global Advisory Committee for COVID19 response policy in state. Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee will be a part of the committee: West Bengal CM

5:20PM: Locals attacked two policemen when they were trying to enforce lockdown in Karampur Chaudhary village under Izzatnagar Police Station in Bareilly today. Later, a mob of around 200 people created ruckus at the police station, said Bareilly City SP Ravindra Kumar.

"IPS Abhishek Verma and few other police personnel have sustained injuries in the attack. We have taken some people into custody & booked them under Section 144 of CrPC, relevant sections of IPC," Kumar added.

5:17PM: If people from Assam, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, do not report by today evening, then legal action will be taken against them from tomorrow onwards: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

5:15PM: Seven Nepalese citizens, including a child, who reached the Indo-Nepal border at Rupaidiha in Bahraich from different parts of Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have been quarantined, police said on Monday.

They have been admitted to a quarantine facility in Nanpara, they said.

4:54PM: Global coronavirus death toll tops 70,000: AFP tally.

4:50PM: Orders placed for 5 lakh rapid antibody testing kits for conducting COVID-19 tests in hotspots: ICMR official.

4:45PM: PM Modi asks ministers to prepare a graded plan to slowly open departments in areas not identified as COVID-19 hotspots.

4:40PM: 1,750, out of total 2,083 foreigner Tablighi Jamaat members have been blacklisted till now, said a Home Ministry official. 

Union home secretary has asked states and UTs to ensure supply of medical oxygen, critical for COVID-19 treatment.

4:20PM: Total 109 deaths due to coronavirus in country, 30 of them reported on Sunday: Health ministry official. 

4:11PM: 693 new COVID19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 4067 in India, out of which 1445 cases are related to Tablighi Jamaat, said Health Ministry.

As much as 76 per cent cases have been reported in males and 24 per cent in females, said Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.

4:09PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with the Central Ministers via video conference. PM appreciated the leadership of the Ministers and said that the continuous feedback provided by them has been effective in strategizing for tackling COVID19: Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

4:08PM: PM Modi said that govt would provide all possible help to farmers in harvesting season. The PM suggested harnessing technology and encouraging exploration of innovative solutions like using ‘truck aggregators’ to connect farmers with mandis, on the lines of app-based cab services: PMO

4:07PM: GoAir is open for bookings from 15th April 2020 for its domestic flights, and the airline is open for bookings for international flights from 1st May 2020, said the airlines' spokesperson

4:03PM: Cabinet okays temporary suspension of MPLADS fund for two fiscals to manage health impact of COVID-19 outbreak: Prakash Javadekar

4:00PM: TRS Lok Sabha member from Telangana G Ranjith Reddy has urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to bring back Indian students from the UK who reportedly want to return to India in view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Britain.

3:19PM: Coronavirus death toll in India has risen to 118, with one more death recorded in the last 5 hours.  

3:18PM: The European Union gave the go-ahead on Monday to a British scheme to provide a 50-billion-pound "umbrella" to shield private businesses from the coronavirus epidemic.

 3:12PM:  A 38-year-old male nurse at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has tested positive for COVID-19 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

2:19PM: A 14-month-old boy with no travel history has tested positive for coronavirus in Gujarat's Jamnagar district, sending the health officials into overdrive to find out from where the child contracted the deadly disease.

2:12PM: Twelve new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Karnataka. Total number of infections in state rise to 163: Govt.

12:27PM: It is going to be a long haul, we do not have to tire, our resolve and mission are to emerge victorious in the fight against this pandemic, says PM Modi. 

12:19PM: Fight against coronavirus is no less than war, says Modi, asks BJP workers to donate and encourage others to contribute to PM-CARES Fund. 

12:18PM: We are among countries which understood this pandemic's seriousness and took one decision after another in time to combat it, says PM Modi.

12:17PM: India's efforts to combat coronavirus have set an example, PM Narendra Modi tells BJP workers.

12:05PM: India handled COVID-19 situation comparatively better than developed nations: RSS Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya.

12:03PM: To tackle COVID-19 outbreak, India's leadership took some decisive steps which got public support, says RSS Joint General Secy Manmohan Vaidya. 

12:01PM: 62-yr-old woman dies of coronavirus in Vadodara. Death toll in Gujarat has now reached 12, says Official. 

11:32PM: Two deaths and 14 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh: Govt.

10:40PM: According to Worldometer, the death toll in India has reached 117,  with a total of 4,067 positive coronavirus cases. 

10:28PM: Last night, millions of people night lit candles, lamps and flashed torches to ward off 'darkness of Coronavirus', as requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

10:26PM: A COVID-19 positive man has died in Rajasthan's Kota district. Eight new cases of virus have been reported in the state, confirm officials.

10:24PM: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus.

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