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Economic Times | 20 Mar, 2020 | 01.20PM IST,width-294,resizemode-4,imgsize-350845/coronavirus-cases-in-india-live-news-latest-updates-march20.jpg

Coronavirus Updates Live News: JNU asks students to vacate hostels

Jawaharlal Nehru University said mess facilities would only be available for the next 48 hours.

01:16 PM

JNU asks students to vacate hostels

The Jawaharlal Nehru University has asked it's students to vacate hostels amid the coronavirus pandemic and said mess facilities would only be available for the next 48 hours. The directive came after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had on Thursday said lieutenant governor Anil Baijal had asked all government departments, autonomous bodies and public sector units to segregate activities and suspend non-essential service.

01:15 PM

Embassy & Consulate in Bandar Abbas supplying essentials to 1000 Indian fishermen in Iran

Embassy of India in Iran: Embassy & Consulate in Bandar Abbas have started supplying essentials to 1000 Indian fish…

— ANI (@ANI) 1584689990000

01:12 PM

DM Lucknow has ordered bars, cafes, lounges, salons and beauty parlours to remain shut till March 31

01:12 PM

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik seeks postponement of Census work in country due to novel coronavirus pandemic.

01:08 PM

DGCI clears 18 companies to carry Covid-19 tests

18 companies, including International and Indian companies, have got the test licence from Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) to carry on Covid19 diagnostic tests in the country.

01:06 PM

All school teachers to stay at home in Jammu and Kashmir

Dept of Information and Public Relations, Govt of Jammu & Kashmir: No school teacher to attend duties at schools as class work suspended, all school teachers to stay at home till further orders.

01:04 PM

China to hold a video conference with more than 10 countries

Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to India said that China will hold a video conference with more than 10 countries in the Eurasian and South Asia on prevention & control of Covid-19 today. China will support & assist its friendly neighbors in the spirit of solidarity amid adversity.

01:01 PM

Uttarakhand Police appeals to the public to stay at home

Uttarakhand Police appeals to the public to stay at home, "We Stay at Work For You, You Please Stay at Home For Us"…

— ANI (@ANI) 1584689191000

12:59 PM

A prominent Bollywood singer is among the 4 people who have been tested positive in UP today

12:55 PM

No community spread in India

- Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister

12:44 PM

Tamil Nadu-Kerala border in Coimbatore will be closed from today evening: Coimbatore District Collector, Rasamani

12:41 PM

Kolkata resident tests positive, 2nd case in West Bengal

A 22-yr-old Kolkata resident who returned from London on March 13 has tested positive for Coronavirus. Since March 16, he was admitted to Beleghata ID&BG hospital. All his family members have been asked to remain in home quarantine. This is the 2nd positive case in the state.

12:28 PM

SC stays Kerala HC order asking authorities not to levy GST, taxes and recover banks' dues till April 6 due to coronavirus

12:27 PM

All important temples in Gujarat including Ambaji, Dwarka, Dakor closed for devotees

12:26 PM

Ahmedabad may come under section 144 soon

Section 144 is a section of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which prohibits assembly of five or more people, holding of public meetings.

12:13 PM

Iranian leaders vow to overcome virus in new year messages

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani in separate new year messages vowed to overcome the coronavirus and increase economic growth. Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, called the new year “the year of leaps in production” in Iran's economy. He said the country's 80 million people are in a position to boost domestic production alongside the country's exports.

12:07 PM

2020 campaigns go digital amid fears of coronavirus spread

The coronavirus has disrupted American life, and the 2020 presidential campaign is no exception. Amid calls for social distancing to stop the pandemic's spread, President Donald Trump and Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have had little choice but to call off large-scale public events in favor of politicking online and over the airwaves.

12:06 PM

Refugees in Asia face delays, pushbacks as coronavirus shuts borders

Hundreds of thousands of refugees living in precarious conditions across Asia are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak, with border closures raising the risk of their forced repatriation, human rights groups said on Friday.

12:02 PM

Malaysia to deploy army to help enforce coronavirus curbs

11:55 AM

Navratri/Ram Navami Mela celebrations in Ayodhya (March 25-April 2) cancelled

11:52 AM

A total of 206 individuals have been confirmed positive

Indian Council of Medical Research: A total of 206 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases. A total of 14,376 samples from 13,486 individuals have tested for COVID19 as on 20th March, 10am.

11:36 AM

2 people from Ahmedabad and 1 from Vadodara test positive

Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Gujarat: 2 people from Ahmedabad and 1 from Vadodara have tested positive for Coronavirus. The person in Vadodara has a history of travel to Spain, the 2 people in Ahmedabad had travelled to Finland & New York. The person from Rajkot (who tested positive for coronavirus yesterday) had landed at Mumbai Airport and travelled from Mumbai (Maharashtra) to Jamnagar (Gujarat) by train. All the were initially on ventilator but now they all are stable.

11:27 AM

South Western Railway suspends an officer for hiding info about Italy returned son

South Western Railway suspends an officer after she allegedly hid information about her son who had returned from Italy. The officer's son is now in isolation after the officials got information about him.

11:21 AM

World toll tops 10,000; 5 dead in India

Active cases around the world reached to 146,241, recovered cases reached to 88,295 and fatal cases reached to 10,032

11:15 AM

Delhi govt issues advisory for private sector employers to allow employees to work from home till March 31

11:11 AM

A person tests positive in Visakhapatnam, 3rd case reported in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Health Minister: A man who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia has tested positive for COVID-19 in Visakhapatnam; Total number of positive cases in the state is now 3.

11:09 AM

69-year-old Italian tourist who was being treated in Jaipur takes India's toll to 5.

10:58 AM

Maharashtra has now 52 positive cases: Rajesh Tope, State Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope: 3 people have tested positive for Coronavirus - one each from Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune & Mumbai. The total number of cases in the state now rises to 52.

10:55 AM

Citizens can now send ‘Hi’ on WhatsApp to +91 9013151515 and get responses to queries related to Coronavirus.

Prepare, Don’t Panic: Government launches MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp for alerting citizens & disseminating i…

— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 1584681655000

10:54 AM

DMK MP Kanimozhi has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over "relief for people losing salaries due to restrictions of COVID-19."

10:53 AM

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh conducts 'raid' at food outlet of popular snack brand & a restaurant, which were found operating in Nagpur despite closure orders.

10:52 AM

Forest Research Institute in Dehradun put under complete lockdown after 3 cases were reported from there.

10:47 AM

Mohali woman tests positive for coronavirus; total cases in Punjab 3

A 69-year-old woman, who recently returned from the United Kingdom, has tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in Punjab to three: Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan

10:45 AM

Masks, sanitisers worth Rs 7 lakh seized in Jalna

In a crackdown against hoarding during the coronavirus outbreak, masks and adulterated hand sanitisers worth Rs 7 lakh were seized from a shop in Maharashtra's Jalna city, police said on Friday.

10:38 AM

The Bangalore Wholesale Cloth Merchants Association to keep shops and establishments closed from 22nd Mar to 25th Mar

10:36 AM

All international flight operations to be temporarily suspended at Delhi Airport

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL): All international flight operations will be temporarily suspended at Delhi Airport from 22nd Mar, 0001 hrs GMT at the port of origin to 29th Mar, 0001 GMT as per the advisory issued by the Govt of India.

10:32 AM

4 more test positive in Lucknow, total count rises to 9

4 more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Lucknow, taking the total number of cases to 9: King George's Medical University (KGMU) administration

10:31 AM

Trump's team, senators to negotiate $1 trillion economic rescue deal

Members of President Donald Trump's economic team convene Friday on Capitol Hill to launch negotiations with Senate Republicans and Democrats racing to draft a $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package amid the coronavirus outbreak. It's the biggest effort yet to shore up households and the U.S. economy as the pandemic and its nationwide shutdown hurtles the country toward a likely recession.

10:20 AM

Fitch cuts India growth forecast to 5.1% for FY'21

Fitch Ratings on Friday cut India's growth forecast to 5.1 per cent for FY 2020-21, saying the coronavirus outbreak is likely to hit business investment and exports. Fitch had in December 2019 projected India's growth at 5.6 per cent for 2020-21 and 6.5 per cent in the following year.

10:18 AM

MEA's helpline open 24/7

#MEA - open 24/7

— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 1584632998000

10:07 AM

Two LA Lakers players test positive for COVID-19

NBA team Los Angeles Lakers on Friday confirmed that two of their players have tested positive for coronavirus. However, both players remain asymptomatic and are in quarantine. LA Lakers has chosen not to reveal the identities of both the players. Earlier, Brooklyn Nets' four players had tested positive for COVID-19. This led to LA Lakers players also being tested as both the teams had played a match on March 10.

10:05 AM

Airline HK Express to suspend all flight operations

Airline HK Express, which Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd bought last year from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, said on Friday it will suspend all flight operations from March 23 until April 30 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

10:01 AM

Firozpur rail division cancels trains in Himachal's Kangra

10:00 AM

Japan welcomes Olympic flame as doubts swirl over Games

The Olympic flame arrived in Japan Friday to a muted reception, what should have been a joyous celebration dramatically scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic that has cast doubt over whether the Tokyo Games can even go ahead. The flame landed on a special charter flight into Matsushima Air Base in Miyagi province, chosen as part of the "Recovery Olympics" to showcase the region's revival after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

Japan welcomes Olympic flame as doubts swirl over Games

09:58 AM

Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights and trains for 14 days over coronavirus fears

09:57 AM

A man tests positive in West Bengal, 2nd case in the state

Man with recent travel history to UK tests positive for new coronavirus in West Bengal; second confirmed case in state: Govt official

09:55 AM

Extensive screening of people coming from India being conducted at the Indo-Nepal border town of Kakarvitta

Nepal: Extensive screening of people coming from India being conducted at the Indo-Nepal border town of Kakarvitta,…

— ANI (@ANI) 1584678187000

09:27 AM

FM Sitharaman to meet ministers and assess economic impact

To take feedback & assess the economic impact of COVID-19, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet the ministers for Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries, Civil Aviation, MSMEs, and Tourism, at North Block in Delhi today.

09:15 AM

Number of coronavirus cases in India rise to 195: Health Ministry data

The total number of positive cases of COVID19 in India now stands at 195 including 32 foreigners, 4 deaths (1 each) in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

08:43 AM

South Korea reports 87 new coronavirus cases, total 8,652

08:42 AM

Over 13000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in US, fatalities 200

08:33 AM

Italy overtakes China with most virus deaths, California goes on lockdown

Italy surpassed China on Thursday as the country with the most deaths from coronavirus as California, home to more than 39 million people, was placed under lockdown in the most drastic containment measure yet by a US state.

08:30 AM

1 out of 14 samples tests positive, 2nd case in Odisha

14 samples were tested at RMRC Bhubaneswar out of which one tested positive for Covid-19. This is the second positive case in Odisha. The second confirmed case has also a travel history to a Covid-19 affected country. State Surveillance Unit has initiated contact tracing.

08:21 AM

PM Modi to have video chat with CMs today about coronavirus

PM Narendra Modi will hold a video conference with chief ministers or state health ministers on Friday to ensure a coordinated approach to fight Covid-19. The first such Centre-state interaction at the top level comes a week after WHO declared the disease as a pandemic.

07:58 AM

2 India Forest Service (IFS) trainees test positive

Amita Upreti, Director General of Uttarakhand Health Department: Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Forest Research Institute has been put under lock-down after two India Forest Service (IFS) trainees were found COVID19 positive.

07:57 AM

Functional helpline from Ministry of External Affairs

Ministry of External Affairs has already established a functional helpline for coordination on Covid-19, which has been functioning 24x7 at South Block. The telephone numbers of the control room are 1800118797 (toll free), +91-11-23012113, +91-11-23014104 and +91-11-23017905, Fax number - +91-11-23018158 and email:

07:32 AM

China reports no new local virus cases for second day

China on Friday reported no new local cases of the deadly coronavirus for a second straight day, but its progress against the disease was confronted by another increase in imported infections. The country's drop in cases offers a ray of hope for the rest of the world as a slew of other nations go into lockdown in an effort to emulate China's tactic against the disease.

07:28 AM

China ready to step up virus cooperation, Xi tells Putin

China is prepared to "work with all other countries" to intensify the global fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, state media on Friday quoted President Xi Jinping as saying. Xi made the comments in a late-night telephone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin, Xinhua news agency reported.

06:54 AM

Goa to postpone Zila Panchayat elections from March 22 to March 24

06:53 AM

A couple ties the knot wearing masks

Maharashtra: A couple tied the knot wearing masks in Vashi area of Navi Mumbai yesterday, in view of #COVID19 pande…

— ANI (@ANI) 1584647720000

06:53 AM

A couple ties the knot wearing masks

06:44 AM

US citizens are advised to avoid all international travel. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, US citizens who live in the US are asked to arrange for immediate return.

06:42 AM

France has reported 108 new COVID19 related deaths in the last 24 hours

06:42 AM

Meghalaya to restrict movement of public transport, close all markets & establishments with effect from midnight of 20th March till midnight of 21st March, throughout the state.

06:40 AM

US President Donald Trump touts chloroquine, an old malaria drug, that doctors say may help treat novel coronavirus, claims it will be available "almost immediately": US Media

06:40 AM

Entry of tourists and devotees to Puri's Jagannath Temple restricted from tomorrow till 1st April 2020