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Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid 21-day locksdown, India bans Hydroxychloroquine export, drug to be used to treat medical staff handling COVID-19 cases
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid 21-day locksdown, India bans Hydroxychloroquine export, drug to be used to treat medical staff handling COVID-19 cases

ICMR had on Monday recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating healthcare workers handling suspected or confirmed coronavirus cases

Coronavirus Outbreak: Thin traffic sighted, markets remain shut as Bihar govt enforces lockdown day after first COVID-19 death
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Thin traffic sighted, markets remain shut as Bihar govt enforces lockdown day after first COVID-19 death

Only handful of vehicles engaged in transportation of essential items were witnessed while markets wore a deserted look and other parts of Bihar

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Maharashtra to Manipur, here's what life is like under the lockdown and latest developments
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Maharashtra to Manipur, here's what life is like under the lockdown and latest developments

The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and the nine deaths reported so far, the Health Ministry said

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Stay safe or go to jail'; Gautam Gambhir warns quarantine offenders
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Stay safe or go to jail'; Gautam Gambhir warns quarantine offenders

'Don't be a threat to society. We are fighting for our existence, not for our livelihood. Follow the government's lockdown guidelines', Gautam Gambhir added

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Could've told us earlier'; Donald Trump slams China for being secretive about the pandemic
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Could've told us earlier'; Donald Trump slams China for being secretive about the pandemic

'They should have told us about this', Donald Trump told reporters at a press conference in the White House on Sunday during a briefing on his administration's coronavirus response

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee urges Narendra Modi to stop all flights from landing in West Bengal
Politics

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee urges Narendra Modi to stop all flights from landing in West Bengal

West Bengal on Sunday announced a partial lockdown from 5 pm on Monday till 27 March midnight, in an attempt to arrest the spread of the viral disease

Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi Bar Council says high court should consider total shutdown till 31 March
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi Bar Council says high court should consider total shutdown till 31 March

It also suggested that no advocates, their staff or litigants be allowed to enter the court premises, except for urgent matters and said that the entire premises should be sanitised periodically

Home quarantine stamped people to be arrested if found in public places, says Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao
India

Home quarantine stamped people to be arrested if found in public places, says Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao

According to officials, the stamped people should remain quarantined at home, the default period being 14 days

Ernakulam Medical College in Kerala's Kochi to be transformed into full-fledged COVID-19 treatment centre
India

Ernakulam Medical College in Kerala's Kochi to be transformed into full-fledged COVID-19 treatment centre

From now on, only the emergency Out Patient (OP) wing and dialysis unit will work at the hospital

Coronavirus outbreak: Centre asks states to enforce lockdown strictly to prevent spread, take legal action against violators
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Centre asks states to enforce lockdown strictly to prevent spread, take legal action against violators

This comes just an hour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the public to take the lockdown seriously and urged the state government to ensure that rules and laws are followed

Delhi sees dip in pollution as vehicles go off road amid lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak
India

Delhi sees dip in pollution as vehicles go off road amid lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak

According to the Central Pollution Control Board data, the city's overall air quality index at 9 am stood at 112, which falls in the 'moderate' category

Telangana Railway Police registers cases against five for flouting home quarantine and travelling; all had been sent to hospitals, say officials
India

Telangana Railway Police registers cases against five for flouting home quarantine and travelling; all had been sent to hospitals, say officials

All five passengers had been allegedly violating the government's orders by using public transport despite being advised home quarantine on their return to Hyderabad from abroad.

Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 122 new positive cases, raising total to 721; 52 patients recovered so far, says health ministry
World

Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 122 new positive cases, raising total to 721; 52 patients recovered so far, says health ministry

The new cases include 20 patients linked to previous cases, 10 new imported cases, and 92 cases that tested positive and are awaiting investigation into how they contracted the disease

Coronavirus Outbreak: List of countries around the world affected by COVID-19; confirmed cases in India rise to 258
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: List of countries around the world affected by COVID-19; confirmed cases in India rise to 258

Ever since the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 was first reported from China's Wuhan city, the virus has spread to more than 166 countries and territories around the world.

Coronavirus outbreak: Goa Zilla Parishad polls scheduled for 24 March postponed, new date to be announced later, says State Election Commissioner
Politics

Coronavirus outbreak: Goa Zilla Parishad polls scheduled for 24 March postponed, new date to be announced later, says State Election Commissioner

The move, announced by Modi during a national address on Thursday, seeks to keep people indoors between 7am and 9pm on Sunday in a bid to stall the spread of the novel coronavirus

Punjab health minister urges NRIs visiting India to stay home, avoid gatherings after state reports three coronavirus cases
India

Punjab health minister urges NRIs visiting India to stay home, avoid gatherings after state reports three coronavirus cases

The appeal came after three positive cases of the virus in Punjab had travel history to other countries

Coronavirus pandemic: All workplaces to remain shut in Mumbai, Pune; Italy supasses China in number of deaths
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Coronavirus pandemic: All workplaces to remain shut in Mumbai, Pune; Italy supasses China in number of deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about ‘Janata Curfew’ which will be in place on 22 March from 7 am to 9 pm

Coronavirus outbreak: Workplaces in Mumbai, Pune to remain shut till 31 March, says Uddhav Thackeray
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Workplaces in Mumbai, Pune to remain shut till 31 March, says Uddhav Thackeray

Government offices will operate at 25 percent attendance, Uddhav Thackeray said