Amid COVID-19 spread, Air India cancels all bookings till April 30 on all domestic and international routes

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By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 23:19
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The number of coronavirus deaths globally reached 1,013,157 even after hundreds of countries remain under lockdown and the United States and Italy remain the worst affected country with 243,453 and 115,242 cases respectively according to Johns Hopkins University tally at 6.30 am IST.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his video message on Friday appreciated the discipline and patience shown by 130 crore Indians and said you are not alone in this fight against coronavirus COVID-19. He further asked Indians to light a candle, Diya, torch, mobile flash for 9 minutes on April 5 at 9 pm to dispel coronavirus COVID-19 darkness.

According to the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data, the total number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 2301 out of which 2088 are active cases, 156 have been cured and 56 people have died. In the total tally, about 400 positive COVID-19 cases have been found whose epidemiological linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster, said the Union Health Ministry while asserting that there was no evidence of widespread community transmission. Notably, 20 existing and 22 potential hotspots have been identified across the country.

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3 April 2020, 22:47 PM

Air India has cancelled all its bookings. Bookings now closed till April 30 from Friday for all domestic and international routes. We are awaiting a decision post 14th April: Air India

3 April 2020, 22:26 PM

The number of coronavirus positive patients in Madhya Pradesh reaches 127.

3 April 2020, 22:02 PM

Total coronavirus positive cases in Rajasthan climbs to 170.

3 April 2020, 21:58 PM

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has requested people in the state to light lamps on April 5 at 9 pm as asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The CM said people should light lamps on the day to express solidarity and unity among people in the country and make the programme a success.

3 April 2020, 21:35 PM

In Maharashtra on Friday, a total of 67 Corona cases were reported.

3 April 2020, 21:33 PM

Another 93 cases were tested positive for coronavirus in Delhi taking the total cases to 386. Two people died in Delhi on Friday taking the total death toll to six in the national capital.

3 April 2020, 20:55 PM

Total coronavirus patients in Maharashtra increases to 490, 26 people dead and 50 patients have been discharged so far.

3 April 2020, 20:53 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders discussed technological cooperation as well as the various steps to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.

3 April 2020, 20:24 PM

Total cases in Telangana rise to 186, deaths reach 11.


3 April 2020, 20:19 PM

Total COVID-19 cases in India rise to 2,547including 62 deaths. In the last 24 hours, an increase of 478 cases was witnessed.

3 April 2020, 20:18 PM

10 people who were put under home quarantine in Pune's Shirur town ran away on Friday morning. Pune rural police have registered an FIR against all of them and started search operation to find all.

3 April 2020, 19:45 PM

Some people under quarantine are not coordinating with administration&also attempted to damage govt property. I would like to inform such people that they will be penalised 4 times along with a police case against them: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat

3 April 2020, 19:35 PM

107 people returned to Chhattisgarh after attending Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. Samples of over 50 of them were sent for testing out of which reports of 28 people have been received & all of them have tested negative for COVID19: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel


3 April 2020, 19:35 PM

During last 24 hrs,PCR MPVs have shifted as many as 18 women in labour pain to various hospitals all across Delhi. The calls were received from almost all dists of Delhi, 4 from Outer North, 8 from Dwarka, 3 from South, 1 from Rohini, 1 from North-East & 1 from East: Delhi Police

3 April 2020, 19:34 PM

1,203 people who had attended Tableeghi Jamaat event in Delhi, have been identified. Out of these, samples of 897 people have been sent for test and 47 of them have tested positive so far: Uttar Pradesh government

3 April 2020, 19:33 PM

In view of COVID19, appointments on different posts of medical and para-medical staff would be made as per requirement on outsource basis for 3 months in the Health Department: Himachal Pradesh Govt

3 April 2020, 19:33 PM

10 people who were put under home quarantine in Pune's Shirur town ran away today morning. Pune rural police have registered an FIR against all of them and started search operation to find all: Pune Rural Police

3 April 2020, 19:33 PM

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet gives its nod for making Shri Lal Bhadur Shastri Government Medical College in Ner Chowk, Mandi, as a dedicated hospital for COVID-19.

3 April 2020, 19:32 PM

MHA approves release of Rs 11,092 crores under State Disaster Risk Management Fund to all states. This is advance release of Govt of India share of first installment of SDRMF for 2020-21, to augment funds available with state governments: Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs

3 April 2020, 19:30 PM

Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey on Friday said that 35 out of 57 foreign nationals, who came to the state have been traced. "From the list of 57 people who have come from foreign countries to the state, we have located 35 out of which 10 are from Bihar. 22 others have either come to Bihar or have returned from the state," the DGP told media persons.

3 April 2020, 19:26 PM

11 CISF jawans posted at Mumbai airport tested Covid-19 positive

Total 142 were under quarantine since last few days. Out of which 4 were tested positive yesterday and others were tested positive today: CISF

3 April 2020, 19:25 PM

LG Anil Baijal asks Delhi govt to take help of retired doctors, medical students if there is steep rise in Covid-19 cases: Officials

3 April 2020, 19:25 PM

The number of COVID-19 cases in Pune District in Maharashtra grew by 11 on Friday to 71, Collector Naval Kishore Ram said.

3 April 2020, 19:23 PM

Total 189 persons, who have links to the close contacts of those who attended Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi, have been identified and placed under quarantine in Nagpur. 19 people have not been traced yet: Nagpur Municipal Corporation Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe

3 April 2020, 19:05 PM

An employee of Electric Supply Branch has detected positive for COVID19 on 2nd April. All staff of the concerned dept are home quarantined for 14 days from 2nd April: Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Bus Public Relations Officer

3 April 2020, 19:04 PM

Four COVID19 positive cases confirmed in Karnataka today. A 75-yr-old man in Bagalkote, a 70-yr-old in Belagavi, a 26-yr-old in Belagavi & a 20-yr-old  in Belagavi. The 3 from Belagavi, who tested positive, had attended Jamaat event in Delhi. Total positive cases in state is 128.

3 April 2020, 19:02 PM

Four men were on Friday detained under the National Security Act (NSA) for the alleged attack on health workers in Indore.

3 April 2020, 19:01 PM

The West Bengal health department, in its bid to dispel fears of virus transmission during cremation or burial of COVID-19 victims, has issued an advisory here contending that no such risk was involved in the process as officials were taking necessary precautions. The department also stated that there was no chance of airborne transmission as the disease spreads through droplets coughed or sneezed out by an infected patient.

3 April 2020, 18:58 PM

The United Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus rose by 684 to 3,605 as of 1600 GMT on April 2, up 23 percent on the previous day.

3 April 2020, 18:58 PM

The Indian Railways has produced a total of 2.87 lakh masks and 25,806 litres of sanitisers till April 1 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Ministry of Railways said.

3 April 2020, 18:57 PM

Haryana Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora has directed the officers to ensure the supply of all essential commodities being given under the Public Distribution System (PDS) at the depots in each district by April 5, 2020.

3 April 2020, 18:57 PM

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the Delhi government has set up 328 relief centres in the national capital to accommodate 57,000 people amid the countrywide lockdown due to coronavirus.

3 April 2020, 18:56 PM

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the union health secretary to have a meeting with the chief secretaries of Karnataka and Kerala to facilitate the movement of people for medical treatments in wake of coronavirus spread.

3 April 2020, 18:52 PM

 Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday informed that Rs 100 crore will be allocated for ideas to combat coronavirus with immediate impact. "Action in the time of COVID-19: Rs 100 crore grant created to give wings to ideas that could combat coronavirus with immediate impact," Goyal tweeted.

3 April 2020, 18:44 PM

Super Speciality Block at Safdarjung Hospital converted into exclusive COVID-19 management centre, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. 

3 April 2020, 18:22 PM

A total of 1200 people, who participated in Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat event, have been traced in the state. All of them have been placed under quarantine: Beela Rajesh, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary

3 April 2020, 18:21 PM

Ensure smooth harvesting, sowing operations while maintaining social distancing to combat COVID-19: MHA to states

3 April 2020, 18:14 PM

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has said it had screened over 3 lakh households under its 'high-risk population' survey initiative to contain the spread of coronavirus.

3 April 2020, 18:13 PM

UK PM Boris Johnson says he is still ill and will continue in isolation. 

3 April 2020, 18:13 PM

Supreme Court officials contribute over Rs 1 crore to PM-Cares Fund.

3 April 2020, 18:10 PM

4 more test positive for coronavirus in Assam, taking the total to 20. All of them attended the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin.

3 April 2020, 18:10 PM

Delhi govt has launched WhatsApp helpline - 8800007722 - for people to enquire about coronavirus, food shelters and other things.

3 April 2020, 18:07 PM

10 more persons test positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, number of patients in state rises to 129: Officials

3 April 2020, 18:06 PM

One more person, evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, has died due to COVID-19. Total number of deaths in Delhi stand at 5: Kejriwal

3 April 2020, 18:05 PM

Migrant workers gathering in Anand Vihar, Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin caused a setback to efforts to combat coronavirus, says President Ram Nath Kovind. 

3 April 2020, 17:51 PM

As many as 647 positive coronavirus cases have been reported across 14 States whose linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster at Nizamuddin, the Centre said on Friday. "A total of 647 cases of positive coronavirus cases have been reported from across 14 States whose linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster at Nizamuddin," Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, told media.

3 April 2020, 17:20 PM

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government will set up a Rs 1,000 crore fund for enhancing testing lab facilities and procurement of ventilators, masks, and sanitizers. Apart from the state government, contribution of others including industrial houses will also be sought, the Uttar Pradesh government stated.

3 April 2020, 17:19 PM

23 people have been arrested for gathering at a school to offer Friday prayers in Erattupetta, Kottayam district in Kerala. Five others, including a priest, were arrested and later released on bail for conducting Mass at a Church in Ernakulam district.

3 April 2020, 17:11 PM

Out of these 384 cases, 58 patients have a history of foreign travel. Many of them are not from Delhi but were quarantined here in Delhi. The 58 people who have a history of foreign travel, further infected 38 members of their families. 259 people, out of them, had attended Markaz event: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal 

3 April 2020, 17:09 PM

In Maharashtra, 9,25,828 people have been surveyed under cluster containment task. A total of 2,455 teams of health department are working in various containment zones of the state: State Health Department.