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Live: Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh rise to 220; 27 new cases

TOI Top Stories - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 02:35
The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1 million mark as the global death toll topped 50,000. India has reported over 3,000 Covid-19 cases with 77 deaths, according to the Union health ministry. Stay with TOI for live updates
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Corona live: India at highest one-day death count

TOI Top Stories - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 02:35
The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1 million mark as the global death toll topped 50,000. In India, the number of cases crossed the 3,000 mark at 3,082 and the death toll crosses 80. Stay with TOI for live updates
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Mega cash transfer in battle Covid-19

TOI Top Stories - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 01:24
The government on Friday launched one of the largest-ever cash transfer schemes, including the deposit of over Rs 30,000 crore into the account of woman Jan Dhan account holders as well as Rs 5,000 crore into the linked accounts of eight crore poor households with LPG connections provided under ‘Ujjwala’.
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Mega cash transfer in battle Covid-19

TOI Top Stories - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 01:24
The government on Friday launched one of the largest-ever cash transfer schemes, including the deposit of over Rs 30,000 crore into the account of woman Jan Dhan account holders as well as Rs 5,000 crore into the linked accounts of eight crore poor households with LPG connections provided under ‘Ujjwala’.
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30% of Indian districts Covid-hit as coronavirus moves to hinterland

TOI Top Stories - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 01:13
Managing Covid-19 will be more challenging for authorities as SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing it, has spread to 30% of the country’s districts. Union ministry of health data shows that the government has been able to ascertain cases in 211 of 720 districts in the country, with some big states reporting more than 60% of districts as infected while many have over 30%.
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16 die in a day; TN records 102 corona cases as India total tops 3k

TOI Top Stories - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 00:35
India reported 15 Covid-19 deaths on Friday — the highest single-day death count since the coronavirus outbreak in the country — taking the toll to 85. The number of coronavirus cases crossed the 3,000-mark at 3,082 with more than 500 new cases being reported. The health ministry said at least 647 cases in the last two days reported are linked to the Jamaat meet.
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Delhi: 2 more Covid deaths; 93 new cases reported

TOI Top Stories - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 00:09
The toll due to Covid-19 in Delhi touched six on Friday, with two more deaths being confirmed by the state health authorities. One of the deaths is linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation even as the authorities reported 25 more positive cases in Delhi linked to the event. ​​On Friday, Delhi govt reported 93 new cases of which 77 had attended the Jamaat function last month.
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How we made the coronavirus pandemic

TOI Top Stories - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 00:00
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Let identified vendors sell essentials: Centre

TOI Top Stories - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 23:49
The urban affairs ministry has advised state governments to allow identified street vendors to sell essential items during the lockdown, a move which would not only save their livelihood and facilitate supplies virtually at doorstep, but also prevent crowding in markets and fulfill social distancing. There are about 18 lakh identified street vendors across India.
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At 9pm Sunday, switch off lights, light diyas: PM

TOI Top Stories - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 23:29
PM Narendra Modi called for a nine-minute blackout at 9pm on Sunday and urged people to use candles, diyas and mobile torchlights to demonstrate solidarity and reiterate a collective resolve to beat back the challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. "The collective strength of 130 crore Indians is with each one of us," PM Modi said in his video message.
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Govt reserves jobs in J&K for domiciles

TOI Top Stories - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:56
The government amended its two-day-old order on Friday night and reserved all jobs in Jammu and Kashmir for the domiciles of the Union territory - people who have stayed there for at least 15 years. On Wednesday, while laying down the rules for domiciles, the government had reserved jobs up to group 4 only.
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'Home delivery' of FIR in UP's Muzaffarnagar

TOI Top Stories - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:19
As some people are not following the 21-day nationwide lockdown called to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Muzaffarnagar police has decided to start 'home delivery' of FIRs against those violating government orders.
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Coronavirus Prevention Tips: How To Clean Your Groceries During The Coronavirus Outbreak? Our Experts Tell

NDTV Top News - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 16:27
Tips for Coronavirus: The novel coronavirus is not thought to be transmissible via food, but it can stay on surfaces for several days. It is thus important that you wash groceries before using them....
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'647 cases in last 2 days linked to Tablighi event'

TOI Top Stories - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:36
As many as 647 Covid-19 positive cases found in 14 states in the last two days are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, the Union health ministry said on Friday. Out of the 12 deaths reported in the last 24 hours some are related to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, Joint Secretary in the health ministry Lav Agarwal said in a daily media briefing.
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COVID-19: PM reaffirmed my belief, says Sachin

TOI Top Stories - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 14:34
The iconic Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said managing the period after April 14 would be crucial to how India fares in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, a belief which was shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference with sportspersons.
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'I told PM it hurts to see doctors being beaten'

TOI Top Stories - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:37
Hima Das was among 49 top Indian sportspersons who were invited to a video conference by PM Modi on Friday on India's fight against Covid-19 pandemic. Among others who attended the conference were: Pullela Gopichand, Sourav Ganguly, PV Sindhu, Sachin Tendulkar, Viswanathan Anand, Bajrang Punia, Virat Kohli, Baichung Bhutia, Sardar Singh and Anju Bobby George.
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Covid-19: Delhi reports 91 new cases in 24 hrs

TOI Top Stories - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:24
According to the latest update by the ministry of health and family welfare, the total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 2,301 by Friday morning. There were 2,088 active cases, 157 people were cured and 56 people died. Globally, the number of coronavirus infected people crossed the one million mark on Thursday.
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