Coronavirus live updates | Tamil Nadu records first death

Primarily based on a mixture of numbers reported by the central Well being Ministry, and updates from the States, the entire variety of confirmed coronavirus cases within the nation on March 24 stands at 564.

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10.10 am | Madhya Pradesh


4 individuals in Indore and one in Ujjain check constructive for COVID-19, taking the rely in Madhya Pradesh to 14.

9.55 am | New Delhi


The Ministry of House Affairs has requested personal safety companies to not lay off safety guards as malls, outlets and different institutions are shut.

“That is the time for the personal safety trade to undertake a humane strategy and shield its employees and members from lay-offs,” it stated in an order.


9.30 am | Delhi

What lockdown?

Regardless of repeated appeals from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the general public on the perils of gathering in a crowd in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, meals markets in West Delhi noticed robusts crowds on day 1 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

The scene at Keshav Pur sabzi mandi as individuals shopping for greens throughout a curfew lockdown to manage the unfold of coronavirus in West Delhi on Wednesday.  
| Picture Credit score: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar



9.20 am | New Delhi

No scarcity of important gadgets, reiterates Centre

The Ministry of House Affairs on Wednesday launch a GO reiterating that there will likely be no scarcity of important gadgets in the course of the 21-day lockdown. It requested the States to publicise that meals, medication, civil provides and important gadgets will likely be accessible, amid potentialities of “hearsay mongering” that there’s a scarcity.

Coronavirus live updates | Tamil Nadu records first death



8.30 am | New Delhi


Govt offers energy to zonal DCs to take strict motion in opposition to landlords evicting medical doctors

The federal government on Wednesday gave energy to zonal Deputy Commissioners to take “strict penal motion” in opposition to landlords who have been forcing doctors and paramedical staff, engaged in combating COVID-19, to vacate their rented premises.

In line with a authorities notification, such behaviour “not solely strikes on the root of the struggle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic but additionally tantamount to obstruction of responsibility of important providers”.

4.30 am | Jodhpur


277 Indians returned from Iran by Mahan air

All 277 passengers who returned from Iran and examined COVID-19 detrimental have been despatched to be quarantined at Jodhpur’s military quarantine facility.

They flew early morning by two particular Air India flights at 3.30 a.m. and 4.30 a.m. from Delhi to Jodhpur within the final home flights earlier than lock down.

The primary flight was commanded by Capt M.S. Zaheer and Co-pilot Tulunga and Second flight commanded by Capt.  Radheyshyam Arora and Co-pilot G. Singh.


3.30 am | New Delhi


Govt bans export of anti-malarial drug hydroxycloroquine

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the federal government on Wednesday banned export of anti-malarial drug hydroxycloroquine, with instant impact to make sure adequate availability of the medication within the home market.

Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) Director Normal Balram Bhargava had on Monday advisable the usage of hydroxychloroquine for treating healthcare employees dealing with suspected or confirmed coronavirus instances and likewise the asymptomatic family contacts of the lab-confirmed instances.


2.00 am | Chennai


TN data first loss of life of COVID-19 affected person

Tamil Nadu recorded its first loss of life of a affected person, who had examined constructive for coronavirus illness (COVID-19). The 54-year-old man, who examined constructive on March 23 and was present process therapy at Authorities Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, died. At 2:02 a.m. on Wednesday, Well being Minister C. Vijayabaskar tweeted, “Regardless of our greatest efforts, the COVID-19 constructive affected person in Madurai Rajaji Hospital handed away a couple of minutes again. He had medical historical past of extended sickness with steroid dependent Power Obstructive Pulmonary Diseas, uncontrolled diabetes with hypertension.”



Railways exploring manufacture of medical gadgets

The Indian Railways is exploring the potential of manufacturing choose important medical gadgets similar to hospital beds, medical trolleys and sanitizers at its varied manufacturing models. In a communique to common managers at its manufacturing models, the Railway Board on Tuesday requested them to “assess the feasibility to fabricate these things in massive portions [as may be required] at quick discover. Objects recognized thus could also be communicated to the Board together with its probably manufacturing price.”


Knowledge | How ready are India’s States in well being infrastructure to sort out COVID-19

The chart plots the variety of COVID-19 pattern testing centres in opposition to the common variety of individuals served by one testing centre throughout States. Whereas Maharashtra has the best variety of testing centres and comparatively higher protection, the State continues to be under-equipped to detect instances as one testing centre is on the market for 1.02 crore individuals.



(With inputs from PTI)

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