More than 31,000 people have died worldwide in the coronavirus pandemic, two-thirds of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally.
Spain reported a national daily record of 838 coronavirus deaths on Sunday in a fresh warning to the world that long-term lockdowns may be needed to halt the deadly march of a disease that has infected more than 7 lakh people globally.
India reported eight fresh COVID-19 related deaths, highest in a single day, and total cases reached 1,024 as the government made efforts to shore up healthcare infrastructure, including procurement of ventilators,
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10:20PM: Britain's deputy chief medical officer warned Sunday that life may not return to normal for six months or more, as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.
Jenny Harries said the current lockdown would be reviewed every three weeks, warning that if the measures were lifted too quickly, the virus could surge once again.
10:05PM: "It is our responsibility to take care of migrants who have come to work in Telangana, we will take care of them like our family. Rs 500 along with 12 kg ration will be provided to each person, there is no need to panic," says K. Chandrashekar Rao, Telangana CM.
10:00PM: Delhi High Court judges on Sunday decided to donate Rs 10,000 each to the relief fund announced by PM Narendra Modi to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.
9:50PM: Andhra Pradesh: Two new coronavirus cases reported in Visakhapatnam today; both have contact history with case no. 7 who had returned from Birmingham. Total number of cases rises to 21 in the state.
9:40PM: The number of people who have died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose to 1,228 on Sunday, an increase of 209.
9:30PM: The number of coronavirus cases in Telangana reached 70 on Sunday after three fresh cases were reported, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said.
9:05PM: An Army doctor and a junior commissioned officer have tested positive for coronavirus, PTI reported quoting official sources.
9:00PM: Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total number of such cases in West Bengal to 20, an official said.
8:30PM: Supreme Court will hear on Monday a petition filed by Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, seeking food, water, shelter for migrant workers and their families and urgent indulgence to their plight, who are walking on foot to their villages amid lockdown.
8:18PM: Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 27 in India; positive cases increase to 1024: Health Ministry
8:00PM: Five more people test positive for coronavirus in Gujarat. Total 63 people have tested positive till now in the state, as per state government.
7:30PM: Transportation of all goods, without distinction of essential and non-essential, have been allowed during lockdown. Newspaper delivery supply chain is also allowed: Union Home Ministry
7:08PM: Maharashtra tally reaches 203 as seven more test coronavirus positive: State Health Department.
6:55PM: Seven new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Karnataka. The state tally has now reached 83.
6:44PM: DGCA says it's suspending breathalyser tests, done to detect alcohol, for pilots due to COVID-19 pandemic.
6:43PM: Appeal to all landlords not to force tenants to pay rent. If anyone unable to pay, govt will pay for them, says Delhi CM Kejriwal.
6:14PM: When PM imposed lockdown, he requested everybody to stay wherever they were. If you don't follow this, lockdown will fail, says Arvind Kejriwal.
6:11PM: Large number of people are returning from cities they work in due to lockdown. I appeal to them to stay wherever they are, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
5:04PM: Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media has reported.
4:56PM: 45-year-old COVID19 positive man has died in Buldhana, Maharashtra. The exact cause behind his death is yet to be ascertained, says the State Health Department
4:54PM: Spain, which is following Italy the world's second-most coronavirus-affected country, saw its largest number of fatalities in a 24-hour period so far, taking the death toll to 6,528 as on Sunday.
4:53PM: The Tamil Nadu police has said it has booked 15,610 cases for violations relating to the Section 144 Cr Pc in force in the state as part of the 21-day lockdown tp contain spread of coronavirus.
4:50PM: We have conducted around 35,000 tests. 113 labs are functioning. 47 private labs have also been given permission to test for COVID-19, says ICMR.
4:48PM: By and large, there has been an effective implementation of lockdown. States and UTs have been asked to seal borders. No human movement should be seen on highways: Home Ministry.
4:46PM: Landlords cannot ask for rent for lockdown period from workers living in rented accommodation, cannot ask them to vacate: Ministry of Home Affairs.
4:44PM: Employers must be instructed to give workers full wages on due date without deduction for closed down period, declares MHA.
4:21PM: We have asked for specific blocks and hospitals for COVID-19 patients. The process to isolate them from other patients has already started, says Health Ministry.
3:46PM: Four more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Noida. Total cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar have reached 31 now.
3:31PM: Iran Reports 123 More Coronavirus Deaths | Iran has said that 123 more people had died of the novel coronavirus, raising the country's official death toll to 2,640.
3:20PM: Spain has announced 838 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, which is a new record for the country.
3:00PM: Officials screen and stamp migrant labourers who arrived at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Gorakhpur: Govt officials record temperature & stamp people who came from Delhi before allowing them to board buses for their destination in the district. Naib Tehsildar Radheshyam Gupta says, "The stamp shows that the person's temperature has been recorded". #CoronavirusLockdown pic.twitter.com/bDdl0ZKOtI— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 29, 2020
2:50PM: Four More Test Positive In UP | Four more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. A total of 31 people have tested positive in the district till now, says Rakesh Chauhan, District Information Officer.
2:15PM: Centre directs states to ensure there is no movement of people across cities or on highways during lockdown. Officials said all arrangements should be made for migrant labourers at their place of work including timely payment of wages and action should be taken against those asking students/labourers to vacate.
1:50PM: Death Toll Rises To 7 In Maharashtra | The test reports of a 40-year-old woman who died in Mumbai on Saturday have come out positive for coronavirus, taking the death toll of COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra to seven, a civic official said.
1:47PM: A batch of 275 Indians, who were recently evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, arrived in Rajasthan's Jodhpur from Delhi for quarantine on Sunday morning.
1:45PM: Officials of the country's premier investigation agency, CBI, have decided to donate their one-day salary to the newly-constituted Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund, agency officials said.
1:00PM: BSF Jawan Tests Positive In Madhya Pradesh | A 57-year-old BSF officer posted in BSF Academy, Tekanpur near Gwalior tested positive for coronavirus in Gwalior region on Saturday. With this, the number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 34.
"The state health department team that visited the academy found that the officer's wife had recently gone abroad and could have carried the virus. The entire family is now isolated," said the state government bulletin released in the evening.
12:24PM: SpiceJet Pilot Tests Positive | SpiceJet has that one of its pilots who did not fly any international flight in March has tested positive for the coronavirus.
"One of our colleagues, a first officer with SpiceJet, has tested positive for COVID-19. The test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March 2020," a spokesperson of the airline said.
11:56PM: 3 New COVID-19 Cases in Gujarat | Three more coronavirus cases were reported in Gujarat, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the state to 58.
11:43PM: We have to maintain social distance, not emotional and human distance, says PM and urges people not to victimise those in quarantine.
11:33PM: PM Modi also praises bank employees, grocers, e-commerce delivery personnel, IT people who are making India work during lockdown.
11:31PM: PM Modi says "daily life heros" such as sanitation and utility workers are ensuring that our daily lives are continuing smoothly.
11:20PM: We should take inspiration from all front-line soldiers in the fight against coronavirus, especially nurses, doctors, paramedics, says PM Modi during Mann Ki Baat.
11:18PM: PM Modi urges Indians to show courage and resolve, follow "Lakshman Rekha" for several days more.
11:09PM: Coronavirus is bent on killing people therefore entire humanity must unite and resolve to eliminate it, says PM Modi.
11:07PM: The fight against coronavirus is a life and death battle, and tough decisions were necessary, says PM Modi.
11:05PM: Addressing the nation through his monthly radio show Mann Ki baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks forgiveness from country for difficult decision that caused hardships to people, especially poor.
10:58PM: "Stay where you are as risk of coronavirus spreading increases due to large gatherings," Arvind Kejriwal tells migrants labourers who have been leaving Delhi to rush to their homes.
10:44PM: Death toll due to COVID-19 climbs to 25 in India. Total cases rise to 979, says Health Ministry.
10:17PM: Twelve more coronavirus cases have been reported in Maharashtra, taking the total number of cases in the state to 193.
9:17 AM: 45-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Ahmedabad; toll in Gujarat rises to 5: Official.
9:05 AM: China has reported 45 new coronavirus cases including one locally transmitted case while the death toll due to COVID-19 reached 3,300 with five new fatalities, health officials said Sunday. The new domestically transmitted case was reported in Henan province on Saturday, the country's National Health Commission (NHC) said.
8:03 AM: Six new COVID-19 positive cases were detected on Saturday taking the total number of cases to 19 in the state. Samples of 74 people were tested in the state in which 68 tested negative while 6 tested positive.
7:51 AM : There are now more than 121,100 coronavirus cases in the United States and the death toll from COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 2,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center.
New York City alone has recorded 517 deaths from COVID-19. Over 100 fatalities have been reported elsewhere in New York state. King County (Washington) has 136 coronavirus deaths registered.
7:45 AM: Spain's death toll from coronavirus-related complications reached 5,690 people on Saturday after the Health Ministry reported that another 832 patients had died over the past 24 hours.
7:40 AM: The number of coronavirus deaths in Italy has increased by 889 in the past 24 hours and the toll has reached 10,023, Angelo Borrelli, the head of Italy's National Civil Protection Agency, said on Saturday.
Medical personnel at work in the intensive care unit of the hospital of Brescia, Italy.
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