The total number of Covid-19 cases in India has climbed to 2069 with 235 fresh cases being detected. There have been 53 deaths, of which at least 12 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.
Nearly 9,000 people who attended New Delhi’s Tablighi Jamaat congregation between March 10 and 15, have been traced across India, confirmed home ministry spokesperson Punya Salila Srivastava, in a news briefing on Thursday.
Of the total number of people traced so far, 1306 are foreigners and the rest are Indians. In the national capital, of all the 2,138 people evacuated from the Markaz, 250 are foreign nationals. Health workers have sent 1,804 people to various quarantine facilities in and around Delhi, and 334 symptomatic people have been hospitalized.
Here are the major highlights of the day on coronavirus pandemic:
09:27 AM IST: Sensex drops 375.34 pts to 27,889.97 in opening session
Sensex drops 375.34 pts to 27,889.97 in opening session; Nifty tumbles 105.35 pts to 8,148.45
09:18 AM IST: No force stronger than our spirit and enthusiasm, says PM Modi
No force stronger than our spirit and enthusiasm, says PM in video message
09:17 AM IST: Maintain social distancing while lighting up lamps; remain in your homes: PM Modi
Maintain social distancing while lighting up lamps; remain in your homes: PM Narendra Modi in video message
09:12 AM IST Please switch off lights on Sunday, light candles or use mobile flashlights on your balconies for 9 minutes: PM Modi
I request all of of you to switch off all the lights of your house on 5th April at 9 PM for 9 minutes, and just light a candle, ‘diya’, or mobile’s flashlight, to mark our fight against coronavirus: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
09:11 AM IST: The strength of 130 crores of Indians is with each one of us: PM Modi
Today when crores of people are inside homes, then some of us may think how will they fight this battle against Covid-19 alone. Such questions might come up in your mind? But please remember, none of us is alone. The strength of 130 crores of Indians is with each one of us: PM Modi
09:10 AM IST: We have to move towards light from the darkness created by coronavirus: PM Modi
We have to move towards light from the darkness created by coronavirus: PM
09:07 AM IST: We are at home during lockdown, but we are not alone as collective strength of entire country is with each one of us: PM Modi
We are at home during lockdown, but we are not alone as collective strength of entire country is with each one of us, says PM Modi in video message
09:06 AM IST: Unprecedented discipline and sense of service by people during coronavirus lockdown: PM Modi in video message
Unprecedented discipline and sense of service by people during coronavirus lockdown: PM in video message
09:04 AM IST: I thank all for respecting lockdown, says PM Modi
I thank all for respecting lockdown, says PM Modi.
09:01 AM IST: PM Modi shares video message with nation
08:52 AM IST: Two nursing officers at Delhi State Cancer Institution have tested positive for Covid-19
Two nursing officers at Delhi State Cancer Institution have tested positive for Covid-19. They have contact history with the doctor of the institution who tested positive on 1st April, reports ANI.
08:34 AM IST: Two persons in Bikaner, who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, have tested positive for Covid-19
Total number of cases stands at 140 in Rajasthan, including 2 Italians and16 attendees of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi: State Health Dept, reports ANI.
08:24 AM IST: 6 persons out of 28 people from Agra who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz, have tested positive for Covid-19
Total number of positive cases rises to 18 in Agra, of which 8 have been discharged: Prabhu N Singh, District Magistrate Agra, reports ANI.
08:23 AM IST: One more Covid-19 case confirmed in Dharavi, Mumbai
A 35-yr-old doctor has tested positive.His family put in quarantine,they’ll be tested today for coronavirus.Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation tracing his contacts.Building where he resides in Dharavi sealed by BMC, reports ANI.
08:20 AM IST: Over 500 new Covid-19 cases in a day in India; total number crosses 2,500
The number of people infected with coronavirus disease Covid-19 in the country rose by more than 500 to cross 2,500 – 2,507 to be precise – on Thursday, according to the health ministry.
07:56 AM IST: 5 people test positive for Covid-19 in Tonk
They are close contacts of the positive coronavirus patients (who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi). Total number of cases stands at 138 in Rajasthan, including 2 Italian and 14 attendees of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi: State Health Department
07:48 AM IST: ‘Lockdown in India was early, far-sighted and courageous’, says WHO envoy
There is no evidence to suggest that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will disappear, says Dr David Nabarro, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) special envoy on the disease.
07:44 AM IST: Himachal Pradesh: 3 persons who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi have tested positive for Coronavirus in Una
Sandeep Kumar,DC says,”these people are from Mandi district but they were staying at a mosque in Nakroh village. All villagers have been home quarantined.”
07:29 AM IST: PM Modi has addressed nation twice so far on coronavirus
The Prime Minister has addressed the nation twice so far as the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the country. He had called for a Janta Curfew or people’s curfew on March 19 and announced the 21-day lockdown on March 24 as a step to break the chain of infection.
07:14 AM IST: US records 1,169 coronavirus-related fatalities, new global daily high: Report
The United States recorded 1,169 Covid-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed Thursday, the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began.
07:06 AM IST: Today is 10th day of lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak
Friday is the 10th day of the lockdown that has brought the economy to a grinding halt. The government had ordered all industrial units, offices and educational institutions to be shut for 21 days and told people to stay indoors to minimise the number of coronavirus cases in the country.
06:58 AM IST: PM Modi to share video message with people at 9 am Prime Minister
Narendra Modi will share a video message with the people at 9 am today.
06:43 AM IST: US virus deaths hit new daily high of 1,169 in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University
US virus deaths hit new daily high of 1,169 in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University: AFP news agency