Coronavirus live updates | Tamil Nadu records first death

Based mostly on a mix of numbers reported by the central Well being Ministry, and updates from the States, the overall 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 take a look at constructive for COVID-19, taking the depend in Madhya Pradesh to 14.

9.55 am | New Delhi


The Ministry of Dwelling Affairs has requested non-public safety companies to not lay off safety guards as malls, retailers and different institutions are shut.

“That is the time for the non-public 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 through 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 folks shopping for greens throughout a curfew lockdown to manage the unfold of coronavirus in West Delhi on Wednesday.  
| Photograph Credit score: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar



9.20 am | New Delhi

No scarcity of important objects, reiterates Centre

The Ministry of Dwelling Affairs on Wednesday launch a GO reiterating that there will probably be no scarcity of important objects through the 21-day lockdown. It requested the States to publicise that meals, drugs, civil provides and important objects will probably be out there, amid prospects 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 towards landlords evicting medical doctors

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

In accordance with a authorities notification, such behaviour “not solely strikes on the root of the struggle towards the COVID-19 pandemic but in addition tantamount to obstruction of responsibility of important companies”.

4.30 am | Jodhpur


277 Indians returned from Iran by Mahan air

All 277 passengers who returned from Iran and examined COVID-19 adverse had 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 fast impact to make sure enough availability of the drugs within the home market.

Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) Director Common Balram Bhargava had on Monday really helpful using hydroxychloroquine for treating healthcare employees dealing with suspected or confirmed coronavirus circumstances and likewise the asymptomatic family contacts of the lab-confirmed circumstances.


2.00 am | Chennai


TN information first demise of COVID-19 affected person

Tamil Nadu recorded its first demise 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 objects

The Indian Railways is exploring the potential of manufacturing choose important medical objects akin to hospital beds, medical trolleys and sanitizers at its numerous manufacturing items. In a communique to basic managers at its manufacturing items, the Railway Board on Tuesday requested them to “assess the feasibility to fabricate these things in giant portions [as may be required] at brief discover. Gadgets recognized thus could also be communicated to the Board together with its possible manufacturing price.”


Information | 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 towards the common variety of folks served by one testing centre throughout States. Whereas Maharashtra has the best variety of testing centres and comparatively higher protection, the State remains to be under-equipped to detect circumstances as one testing centre is obtainable for 1.02 crore folks.



(With inputs from PTI)

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