Live: Maharashtra records 153 coronavirus positive cases so far; 27 people infected in Madhya Pradesh

Months after coronavirus COVID-19 started spreading its deadly tentacles, the global death toll rose to 23,970 and  529,591 were infected as per the data at 06:10 am IST on March 27 according to the Johns Hopkins University.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 20:50
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Months after coronavirus COVID-19 started spreading its deadly tentacles, the global death toll rose to 23,970 and  529,591 infected at 06:10 am IST on March 27 according to the Johns Hopkins University. To discuss the pandemic the powerful G20 held a virtual meeting on March 26, 2020, to chart the way forward and to come up with useful solutions to avoid global economy recession.

The G20 leaders vowed to do whatever it takes to defeat the coronavirus pandemic, protect lives, safeguard jobs and income of millions across the world. The leaders also decided to speed up the efforts to find a vaccine against the deadly virus while strengthening the World Health Organisation (WHO) to ensure that it is able to fight against pandemics.

In India the death toll due to coronavirus COVID-19 rose to 17 and the number of cases surged to 724 with 66 recovered cases and 1 migrant patient as per the Union Health Ministry data. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in a desperate measure to contain the spread of the virus. 

Stay with Zee News to follow the live updates on Coronavirus COVID-19:

27 March 2020, 20:25 PM

The global death toll due to coronavirus COVID-19 stood at 25,035 at 8.25 pm (IST) and the total number of positive cases have reached 553,244

27 March 2020, 20:02 PM

Mumbai records another death due to coronavirus COVID-19 taking death toll to five in state. An 85-year-old person succumbed to the deadly virus. Total number of positive cases in state stands at 153--Mumbai (51), Sangli (24), Pune (18), Pimpri Chinchwad (13), Navi Mumbai (6), Kalyan Dombivili  (6), Thane (5), Nagpur (9), Panvel (2), Yavatmal (4) and Ahmadnagar (3).


27 March 2020, 19:08 PM

The total number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra has increased to 153. On Friday, five patients were found positive in Mumbai and one in Navi Mumbai.

27 March 2020, 19:07 PM

After UK PM Boris Johnson was tested positive for COVID-19, PM Narendra Modi sent him a message saying, "Dear PM Boris Johnson, You’re a fighter and you will overcome this challenge as well. Prayers for your good health and best wishes in ensuring a healthy UK."

27 March 2020, 18:43 PM

The Indian Army in Bengaluru, Karnataka, distributed food packets, sanitisers and other essential materials to hundreds of homeless people loitering around in city today to guard them against COVID-19 threat.

27 March 2020, 17:02 PM

UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19. "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this," tweets Johnson.

27 March 2020, 16:54 PM

SpiceJet has offered services of its aircraft and crew members to the government for any humanitarian mission during the 21-day lockdown due to coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The airline is ready to operate some flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Patna to alleviate the suffering of migrant workers, especially those from Bihar, said Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh.

27 March 2020, 16:33 PM

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweets, "Have decided to donate my one month’s salary to the Prime Minister’s relief fund in the fight against #CoronaVirus. We shall overcome!"

27 March 2020, 15:41 PM

Coronavirus positive case in Paras Tierea apartment in Sector 137, Noida. The entire building has been sealed. Total 2 positive cases and a suspect. T-22 suspect taken to Kasna for observation, T-12/1405- husband-wife test found positive. A medical team has arrived.

27 March 2020, 15:28 PM

A 10-month-old baby tested positive for the coronavirus in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada. He has no history of travel to COVID-19 affected countries and has been isolated at designated hospital. As per the preliminary investigation, the child was taken to Kerala by their family members. The detailed investigation is under process and six primary contacts have been traced and are under house quarantine.

27 March 2020, 14:57 PM

Two more coronavirus positive case reported in Noida Sector 137, on Friday (March 27,2020).


27 March 2020, 14:49 PM

Maharashtra police constable adopts unique method to convince people, sings song and urges people to co-operate and stay indoors.

27 March 2020, 14:35 PM

One coronavirus positive case reported in Greater Noida. Patient is a resident of Omicron society, Sector 3, Greater noida. After the reports, the society has been sealed.


27 March 2020, 14:22 PM

Muslim Personal Law Board has appealed to Muslims to avoid social distancing and stay away from the mosques and offer Zuhur at home."Due to #NovelCoronavirus pandemic, Muslims are recommended to offer Zuhur at home instead of praying Jumah at mosques. DON`T come out for congregational prayers and #StayAtHomeSaveLives. It is mandatory upon all to avoid causing harm to their fellow citizens," tweeted AIMPLB late on Thursday night.

27 March 2020, 14:20 PM

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday (March 27, 2020) urged muslims to offer Zuhur prayer at home and avoid going to mosques to ensure social distancing in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country. He said that social distancing is the only way we can fight the emergency situation. His tweet read, ''My appeal to all Muslims is to offer Zuhur prayers tomorrow at home & to not congregate. The only way we can get ahead in this fight is by practicing social distancing & preventing larger gatherings.''


27 March 2020, 13:52 PM

UN Resident Coordinator in India, Renata Dessallien, welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategy for a nation-wide 21‑day lockdown to curtail the spread of the virus. Renata said, ''The UN system in India is fully mobilized and ready to further step up its support to the Government of India to fight COVID-19.'' She added that she believes, if we work together, we can overcome one of the greatest health threats of our lifetime.  UN agencies are working with the Government on preparedness and response measures, disease surveillance, lab and research protocols, risk communications, training on infection prevention and a control and cluster containment plan, as well as surveillance and tracking of travellers.  The UN in India remains active and is determined to deliver for the people they serve, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, who may be among the hardest hit.


27 March 2020, 13:48 PM

Maharashtra Devasthan Committee to donate two crore rupees in state government fund to combat coronavirus.

27 March 2020, 13:25 PM

CM Uddhav Thackeray urges private doctors to keep their clinics open to help suspected COVID-19 patients.

27 March 2020, 13:20 PM

COVID-19: Arrangements to feed 2,00,000 people through additional network of 325 Delhi govt schools daily has been made, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

27 March 2020, 13:16 PM

COVID-19: Migrants in Delhi are Delhiites and they are our responsibility, says CM Arvind Kejriwal 

27 March 2020, 13:14 PM

Blueprint ready for dealing with 100 corona cases per day, says Delhi CM  Kejriwal. 

27 March 2020, 12:56 PM

A 60-year-old man died in Karnataka due to coronavirus on Friday. This is the third death reported in the state, the patient had recently travelled to Delhi and attended a programme at Jamia. 

27 March 2020, 12:45 PM

Tamil Nadu: Six new positive cases reported on Friday, total number of cases rises to 35 in the state. 

27 March 2020, 12:39 PM

India proposes shared electronic platform for SAARC nations to jointly combat coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian side aslo gave a solution that until the platform is developed the Health Services experts of SAARC countries may set up on email and whatsapp to enable exchange of all relevant information between the SAARC countries on real time basis.

27 March 2020, 12:30 PM

How China misled and fooled the world on coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Read the analysis of China's actions done by Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary in DNA, the world's most popular news show.

27 March 2020, 12:25 PM

PM Narendra Modi lauded RBI's move to stabilise economy during the time of coronavirus pandemic. He said, ''The announcements will improve liquidity, reduce cost of funds, help middle class and businesses.''

27 March 2020, 11:49 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das press conference highlights:

1. Repo rate reduced by 75 basis points to 4.4%
2. Rev repo reduced by 90 basis points to 4%
3. GDP growth for Q4 19-20 and FY 20-21 to be affected
4. Aggregate demand may weaken
5. Future outlook uncertain and negative
6. CRR reduced by 100 basis points to 3% for 1 year to release 1.37 lakh crores
7. Min daily CRR balance reduced from 90% - 80% till 30/06/2020
8. 3.74 lakh crore liquidity injected
9. 3 month moratorium on payment of instalments of Term Loan outstanding
10. Interest on WC facilities to be deferred by 3 months
11. Such deferment not to be considered for NPA
12. Revised DP calculations by reassessing WC cycle
13. All measures not to effect credit history
14. Total liquidity injection 3.4% of GDP

27 March 2020, 11:47 AM

Karnataka: State cabinet meeting to discuss coronavirus emergency underway at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. 

27 March 2020, 11:45 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: It's our effort to ensure normal functioning of markets,nurture impulses of growth and preserve financial stability. Incidentally, we've in RBI quarantined 150 members of our staff and service providers together with IT facilitators as a part of our Business Continuity Plan. 

27 March 2020, 11:19 AM

Two more people test coronavirus positive in Bihar on Friday (March 27, 2020), patients belong to Nalanda and Seewan. Total coronavirus cases in the state jumps to 9.  

27 March 2020, 11:13 AM

People in Mumbai stand in long queues to get gas cylinders during lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. 

27 March 2020, 11:03 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: Food prices may soften further on back of record foodgrain production.

27 March 2020, 11:02 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: Banking system in India safe; deposits safe in private bank; public should not resort to panic withdrawal. 

27 March 2020, 11:00 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: Moratorium on term loan, deferring of interest on working capital will not classify as default, not to impact credit history of borrower. 

27 March 2020, 10:45 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das:  RBI to undertake repo operation of up to Rs 1 lakh crore to infuse liquidity into market.

27 March 2020, 10:43 AM

Cash reserve ratio of all banks reduced by 100 bps to 3 pc with effect from March 28 for 1 year; to release Rs 1.37 lakh cr liquidity, says RBI Governor.

27 March 2020, 10:41 AM

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: Our priority is to undertake strong and purposeful action to protect domestic economy, need for all stakeholders to fight against the pandemic and banks should do all they can to keep credit flowing. Indian bank system is safe and sound. Public should not worry about their deposit in private sector banks, they should not resort to panic withdrawal.

27 March 2020, 10:37 AM

RBI permits all banks, lending institutions to allow a 3-month moratorium on all loans. All lending institutions allowed to defer interest on working capital repayments by 3 months. The moratorium on term loans, deferment of interest payment will not result in asset classification downgrade and banks may reassess working capital cycle. It will not be treated as NPA.

27 March 2020, 10:27 AM

MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) noted that global economic activity has come to a near stand-still due to COVID19 related lockdowns and social distancing in affected countries. Expectations of a shallow recovery in 2020 from 2019's decade low in global growth have been dashed, says RBI Governor on Friday.

27 March 2020, 10:24 AM

RBI governor says coronavirus will adversely impact Indian economy, the uncertainty is unprecedented, while addressing media on Friday. 

27 March 2020, 10:14 AM

Repo rate reduced by 75 basis points to 4.4.% and Reverse repo-rate reduced by 90 basis points to 4%: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

27 March 2020, 10:01 AM

Shiv Sena MLAs and MPs to give their one month salary to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Support Fund as a support to fight coronavirus pandemic. 

27 March 2020, 09:56 AM

People practising  social distancing while buying vegetables from Dehradun's Dharampur vegetable market. 

27 March 2020, 09:47 AM

Total number of coronavirus cases in India rise to 724 out of which 640 are active cases, 66 are cured at 09:40 am IST. The death toll also inched to 17 on Friday morning. Check current data here

27 March 2020, 09:17 AM

Indian Embassy in US to start free online yoga classes during home quarantine due to coronavirus pandemic. The step is taken to keep people engaged and healthy during the quarantine days.  The free yoga class would be imparted daily from Monday to Friday at 5 pm. It would be streamed live through the Facebook page of the Indian Embassy. 

27 March 2020, 09:09 AM

Centre Issues Guideline on sale by retail of any preparation containing the drug Hydroxychloroquine. The guideline states, ''The Central Government is satisfied that the drug ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ is essential to meet the requirements of emergency arising due to pandemic COVID-19 and in the public interest, it is necessary and expedient to regulate and restrict the sale and distribution of the drug ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ and preparation based thereon for preventing their misuse.''

27 March 2020, 08:58 AM

As per Johns Hopkins University data - the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases are 531,860 and total deaths 24,057 globally on Friday 8.40 AM IST.

27 March 2020, 08:52 AM

Govt to give Rs 500 to 20.40 crore women Jan Dhan account for three months to ensure secure livelihood for women during coronavirus pandemic.

27 March 2020, 08:44 AM

As a measure to counter the spread of the COVID-19, India is currently under a 21-day lockdown till April 14. Know the symptoms and precautions of coronavirus.

27 March 2020, 08:38 AM

Jammu and Kashmir: Free dry ration to be distributed among poor in district, starting with municipalities from today. All chemist shops to remain open and supply of milk will be allowed only between 8-11 am and grocery shops shall open on Mar 27 only between 10 am - 4 pm.