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Live Update @ 6:15 PM: COVID-19 Postive Case Count rises to 433
As per the newest replace from the Union Health Ministry, the variety of whole constructive circumstances for COVID-19 has risen to 433 at this time night. Of this, the overall variety of lively circumstances are 403.
Live Update @ 6:00 PM: Bihar CM announces Relief Package
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar introduced a aid package deal for individuals dwelling in the lockdown areas in the state because of the COVID-19 epidemic. According to CM’s announcement, households who possess ration playing cards will likely be supplied free ration for 1 month together with Rs 1000/-. He additionally mentioned that every one pensioners will likely be supplied Three months pension in advance to cowl any medical prices and others. He additionally introduced. Students of Class 1 to Class 12, who’re dwelling below lockdown areas, will get scholarships until March 31.
Live Update @ 5:40 PM: Sec 144 Imposed in Delhi
Delhi Police has determined to impose part 144 throughout Delhi to implement Lockdown because of the rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances in the nation. The resolution was introduced by Delhi Police Commissioner S N Srivastava, who mentioned that the police expects individuals to remain at their properties, aside from individuals concerned in important providers. Delhi police additionally warned of strict motion in opposition to those that are discovered to be violating the order and people not observe the restrictions.
Live Update @ 5:15 PM: Maharashtra announces state-wide Curfew
After complaints of violation of the lockdown, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has introduced state-wide curfew in the state to curb the unfold of COVID-19. During the curfew, all shops catering to day by day wants and necessities like groceries, milk, bakery, medical and so forth will stay open. People needn’t panic. However, all spiritual locations will stay closed.
Live Update @ 5:00 PM: Complete Lockdown in Haryana, Assam and Bengal
With vital rise in the variety of COVID-19 circumstances, state governments have gone into battle mode to counter the unfold of coronavirus among the many individuals. As a part of precautionary measures, Haryana, Assam and Bengal governments have introduced full lockdown in the state unitl 31st March 2020. In Bengal, the federal government has invoked Epidemic Diseases Act and began fining violators with Rs 1000/- or 6 months imprisonment.
Live Update @ 4:45 PM: Govt suspends home flight operations
Central Government has determined to droop all home passenger flight operations in the nation as a part of the precautionary measures to curb unfold of Coronavirus in the nation. According to media studies, all home flight operations will likely be halted from Tuesday midnight (March 24). During the ban, solely Cargo flights will likely be allowed to take off and land on home airports throughout India.
Live Update @ 4:30 PM: Death Toll Rises to eight
Amid rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances in the nation, India has reported its 8th Death as a result of Coronavirus an infection. According to media studies, a 55 12 months outdated man from Kolkata with journey historical past to Italy handed away at this time taking the general dying toll as a result of COVID-19 in the nation to eight. The man had examined constructive for the novel Coronavirus and was present process therapy at a authorities hospital. This marks the primary dying because of the lethal virus in West Bengal.
Live Update @ 4:15 PM: GST Deadline Extended
The Union Finance Ministry Extended the deadline to file GST Returns till 7th April 2020 amid the rising considerations round COVID-19. The resolution was taken by the Finance Ministry wanting on the “difficulties faced by GST taxpayers in meeting the compliance requirements”. The detailed notification for a similar is offered beneath:
Live Update @ 4:00 PM: ICMR recommends use of recommends hydroxy-chloroquine
ICMR’s COVID-19 taskforce has advisable use of Hydroxychloroquine just for healthcare staff, individuals caring for COVID-19 sufferers in households as per the newest replace. The discover launched by ICMR in this regards reads that the drug has been “found to be effective against coronavirus in laboratory studies”.
Live Update @ 3:45 PM: Arunachal Pradesh invokes Epidemic Act
The state authorities of Arunachal Pradesh has invoked the Epidemic Act and introduced ‘complete safety restrictions’ of state from 5pm on March 23 until midnight of March 31st. The restrictions will, nevertheless, not apply to important providers.
Live Update @ 3:30 PM: IAF to not enable COVID-19 suspects to board plane throughout evacuation
The Indian Air Force, which has evacuated over 170 individuals from China and Iran, has issued a recent notification stating that these with COVID-19 signs won’t be allowed to board the IAF plane. The IAF pilots have additionally been instructed to stay in their cockpits throughout such evacuations.
Live Update @ 3:15 PM: Labour Ministry urges personal/public firms to not minimize salaries of staff
The Ministry of Labour and Employment issued an advisory at this time to all employers of private and non-private firms to not minimize salaries of staff or perform lay offs of their staff in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. All firms have been requested to offer their staff earn a living from home so far as attainable aside from important providers throughout the lockdown interval.
Live Update @ 3:05 PM: UPSRTC suspends bus providers till 25th March
UPSRTC has suspended all bus providers which are operated by it till 25th March 2020 midnight as a precautionary measure in opposition to COVID-19. The resolution has been taken by UPSRTC following the course of state authorities to fight the unfold of corona virus successfully.
Live Update @ 2:40 PM: Delhi HC closed till 4th April; NGT postpones all circumstances
With the lockdown in Delhi and surrounding areas, Delhi High Court has determined to droop all its operations till 4th April 2020. According to media studies, Delhi HC in addition to all district courts have been requested to droop all their functioning till 4th April as a precautionary measure in opposition to the COVID-19 outbreak. In line with this, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has additionally postponed all their circumstances and issued round issuing recent dates for listening to of circumstances which were postponed.
Live Update @ 2:20 PM: Release all below trial prisoners: SC to States
The Supreme Court of India has directed states to launch all under-trial prisoners who’re being tried for offences which are petty and entice lower than 7 years of imprisonment. The measure has been introduced the apex court docket as a part of its initiative to stop attainable unfold of COVID-19 amongst jail inmates as a result of overcrowding.
Live Update @ 2:05 PM: Budget Session Postponed indefinitely
On Monday, the finances session of parliament has been postponed indefinitely wanting on the outbreak of Coronavirus epidemic. The parliament was postponed indefinitely following assembly so Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members as a safety measure to examine unfold of COVID-19 among the many parliamentarians.
Live Update @ 1:45 PM: SC discover to Centre on PIL requesting elevated COVID-19 Testing
On Monday, the Supreme Court of India issued discover to the Central Government in opposition to a PIL filed earlier than, looking for enhance in the COVID-19 testing achieved in India. The PIL has sought judicial intervention to extend the testing for novel Coronavirus in the nation to cease the unfold of epidemic in India. The PIL has additionally sought closure of all locations of worship in the nation as a social distancing measure.
However, the Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde appreciated the measures applied by the Central Government to counter the unfold of COVID-19. He mentioned that “Everybody is saying the federal government is performing very accountable and doing a great job. Let them do their job.”
Live Update @ 1:35 PM: Punjab below curfew
As a strict measure to examine the unfold of COVID-19 among the many individuals, Punjab Government has introduced curfew throughout the state. According to media replace, Punjab CM Capt Amrinder Singh mentioned that the state will stay below Curfew with no relaxations till additional orders.
Live Update @ 1:30 PM: Himachal CM announces Curfew in the state
With the rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances in the state, the Himachal Pradesh Government has determined to rework the lockdown into a proper curfew. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur in a press briefing mentioned that the state can be below strict curfew with rapid impact in the backdrop of coronavirus outbreak. Earlier, HP had additionally determined to seal its borders with neighbouring states i.e. Punjab and Haryana as a part of the precautionary measures.
Live Update @ 1 PM: DGCA announces Social Distancing Guidelines
With flights being below shut scanner for COVID-19 unfold, DGCA has introduced a set of revised pointers to advertise social distancing at airports and in-flights for home operations. According to the rules, airways have been directed to make sure enough spacing (minimal 1 meter) at Check-in counters between people. The pointers additionally advise airways to supply sanitizers for employees and passengers. Seat allocation course of has additionally been revised and now one seat is saved empty between two passengers as a measure to counter Coronavirus unfold.
Live Update @ 12:45 PM: 89% COVID-19 sufferers recovers in China
Finally some excellent news about COVID-19 has emerged from China. According to media studies, Chinese well being companies have reported that of the overall variety of COVID-19 contaminated sufferers, round 89% have managed to fully recuperate from the illness. Details counsel that of the 81,093 circumstances reported in China since December 2019, round 72,703 have recovered. Currently, solely 5,120 sufferers are present process therapy at numerous hospitals in the nation.
Live Update @ 10:45 AM: Death Toll rises to eight, Number of Cases at 415
As per the newest replace from ICMR, the overall variety of constructive circumstances for Coronavirus an infection in the nation rose above 400 on Monday, sending the alarm bells ringing amid the administration. As per media studies, the dying toll in India as a result of COVID-19 rose to eight with the dying of 1 Philippines nationwide in Mumbai.
Live Update @ 10:30 AM: Centre, State to take authorized motion in opposition to violators
Centre and State Governments have gone into battle mode to implement the lockdown introduced to comprise the unfold of COVID-19. Centre has requested state governments to implement the lockdown strictly among the many residents whereas additionally mulling the concept to provoke authorized motion in opposition to people who find themselves discovered to be violating the lockdown pointers.
Live Update @ 10:15 AM: PM urges individuals to take lockdown critically
Today morning, PM Modi took to twitter to induce individuals to take lockdown of over 80 districts critically to comprise the unfold of lethal COVID-19 in India. PM despatched out a tweet from his official twitter deal with saying that individuals haven’t been taking the lockdown critically which has been introduced to advertise social distancing to comprise the unfold of the Coronavirus in the nation.
Live Update @ 10 AM: Markets Crash, buying and selling halted for 45 minutes
Markets opened in Red on Monday i.e. 23rd March 2020 amid the lockdown introduced in over 80 districts throughout the nation. Sensex fell 1,500 factors, Nifty assessments 8,000 to succeed in decrease circuit. Even after the resumption of buying and selling, each the market indices continued to tumble with newest numbers indicating a fall of three,400 factors whereas Nifty trades beneath 7,800.