In India, COVID-19 infections surge with over 800 new cases, death toll 226

India witnessed a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections with 809 cases detected in a day, on Thursday. This is a hike of 30 per cent from Wednesday’s count. The day also saw a record number of single-day deaths from the infection. Read More
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Delhi, UP seal COVID-19 hotspots as cases in India surge

Delhi and UP moved to seal coronavirus hotspots to stop the spread of the infection. There would be curfew-like restrictions in these hotspots and people will not be allowed to go out of or come in these areas even to buy essentials. Read More
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Modi talks ‘national emergency’, lockdown set to be extended

The nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is almost certain to be extended beyond April 14 as PM Narendra Modi, while mentioning “national emergency”, suggested that restrictions will not be lifted in one go. Read More
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COVID-19: Centre mulls extending lockdown, cases cross 5,000 mark

The Centre is contemplating to extend the three-week countrywide lockdown, which was imposed for 21 days initially from midnight of March 25. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus-infected persons in India has crossed the 5,000 mark. Read More
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PM calls for 9-minute blackout on Sunday, urges public to light lamps

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “India is united in its fight against the corona pandemic”, and appealed to switch off their electric lights and light earthen oil lamps, candles or flash their mobile lights for nine minutes at 9pm on Sunday. Read More
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Modi declares 21-day lockdown as India COVID-19 cases cross 500

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, declared a three-week countrywide lockdown to break the chain of coronavirus transmission in India. The number of people infected with COVID-19 has climbed to 515 and has left 10 dead. Read More
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Shivraj Chouhan wins MP floor test, Congress walks out

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who took oath as Madhya Pradesh chief minister on Monday, proved his majority by winning the trust vote in the state assembly on Tuesday. The Congress MLAs boycotted the proceedings. Read More
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Kamal Nath resigns as Madhya Pradesh CM ahead of floor test

Kamal Nath, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, announced his resignation from his post just hours ahead of a floor test in the state assembly as he didn’t have the numbers to cross the halfway. Read More
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COVID-19: Modi calls for ‘janata curfew’, resolve to fight virus

The prime minister, seeking to assure anxious Indians on the new coronavirus pandemic, urged his fellow countrymen to maintain social distancing and stay indoors. He also asked the people to observe a day of “janata curfew” on Sunday to stop the spread of the virus. Read More
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Coronavirus: Woman, 69, dies in Delhi, second death in India

India recorded its second death from the new coronavirus, COVID-19, infection. A sixty-nine-year-old woman who was tested positive for Covid-19 has succumbed to her illness at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Read More
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