Paramilitary forces report first COVID-19 cases: BSF officer, CISF jawan test positive

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread it has now effected more than 5 lakh 93 thousand people worldwide and killed more than 27,000 people. In India, the number of infected are 873 with 19 deaths and 79 recovered cases.

Last Updated: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 00:16
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New Delhi: As the coronavirus, pandemic continues to spread it has now affected more than 5 lakh 93 thousand people worldwide and killed more than 27,000 people. In India, the number of infected cases are 873 with 19 deaths, India recorded 149 new cases on Friday.

Yesterday, in a press conference the Reserve Bank of India cut the Repo Rate by 75 basis points to 4.4 per cent and slashed Reverse Repo Rate by 90 basis points to 4 per cent as part of measures to ease the pain on banks and industries. 

Also, the RBI governor appealed to citizens to not resort to panic withdrawal from private banks amid the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. India is under a 21-day lockdown period to fight COVID-19 and social distancing is one of the suggested measures to stop the spread of this virus.

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28 March 2020, 23:33 PM

Jammu and Kashmir: 17 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in last 24 hours.

28 March 2020, 23:30 PM

US President Donald Trump: "I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing “hot spots”, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly."



28 March 2020, 23:27 PM

Chief Medical Officer Ambala: Ambala has reported its 1st positive case of coronavirus. A 21-year-old man is a resident of Ram Nagar village in Patiala, Punjab, on Ambala-Patiala border. He has recent travel history to Nepal. He was admitted to hospital on March 26.

28 March 2020, 23:25 PM

Government of Himachal Pradesh to provide boarding and lodging to students from Himachal Pradesh in Chandigarh at Himachal Bhawan there, after reports that students from HP have been asked to vacate rented accommodations by their landlords in Chandigarh.

28 March 2020, 23:09 PM

Italy's COVID-19 toll crosses 10,000

28 March 2020, 22:41 PM

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel: We're making stay and food arrangements for people from other states who are stranded in Chhattisgarh. For Chhattisgarh citizens who are stranded in different states in the country, we're speaking to DMs of the concerned districts.

28 March 2020, 22:37 PM

BSF: A BSF officer who was posted as a supervisory officer at a BSF quarantine centre in Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh found COVID-19 positive. He attended 4 meetings from March 15-19 where he met other ADG, IG rank officers. His wife returned from UK 15 days ago.

All officers and his wife are under quarantine now.


28 March 2020, 22:26 PM

Haryana: 5 Coronavirus patients from Gurugram and 1 from Faridabad have been discharged today.

28 March 2020, 22:23 PM

Central Industrial Security Force: A head constable who was deployed at Mumbai airport has been tested COVID-19 positive today. He was under treatment in a Mumbai hospital for last few days.

28 March 2020, 22:19 PM

West Bengal: One female tested positive for COVID-19 in North Bengal. The person has a foreign travel history. The total number of Coronavirus patients in West Bengal touches 18. 

28 March 2020, 21:57 PM

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi rises to 49: Delhi Government

28 March 2020, 21:56 PM

IAS Association contributes Rs 21 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund.

28 March 2020, 21:26 PM

BCCI to contribute INR 51 crores to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund.

28 March 2020, 21:24 PM

Telangana: Health minister Etala Rajender declares first death due to coronavirus in Hyderabad. The suspect died yesterday but the tests results came positive today. The Telangana tally of positive cases has gone up to 65 with 6 new additions today.

28 March 2020, 21:22 PM

Maharashtra: Total COVID-19 positive cases in the state jump to 186.


28 March 2020, 21:20 PM

Khichdi meal prepared at IRCTC Base Kitchen, New Delhi.

Today Around 2000 meals distributed at New Delhi, Nizamuddin and Shakurbasti Railway station.


Police distributing food

28 March 2020, 20:47 PM

Kurnool District Collector, Andhra Pradesh: A 23-year-old man from Rajasthan has tested positive for COVID19 in Andhra Pradesh. He is stable and being treated at GGH Kurnool.

28 March 2020, 20:46 PM

Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, J&K: The total number of Coronavirus cases in the state jumps to 28 including 25 active cases of which 21 are in Kashmir division and 4 in Jammu division. Our teams have been consistently trying to trace every single contact and test them.

28 March 2020, 20:22 PM

Athletes who have booked their berth in Olympics will remain qualified: IOC President

28 March 2020, 20:19 PM

Uttar Pradesh: COVID-19 positive cases in UP touch 61.

28 March 2020, 20:17 PM

New Delhi: Migrant workers gather in very large numbers at Anand Vihar bus terminal to board buses to their respective home towns and villages amid nation-wide lockdown.


28 March 2020, 20:13 PM

Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker has urged all MPs to contribute at least Rs 1 Crore from their MPLADs funds to fight COVID-19.

28 March 2020, 20:10 PM

Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani: Any police official who dies while on duty during #CoronavirusLockdown, an ex- gratia of Rs. 25 lakhs will be given to their families.

28 March 2020, 20:07 PM

Death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Britain has risen to 1,019 up from 759 the day before, according to government figures.

28 March 2020, 20:03 PM

Tamil Nadu: 2 more COVID-19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu. Total of 42 cases reported in the state till now.

28 March 2020, 20:00 PM

West Bengal: Two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal. Total number of cases of Coronavirus in the state stands at 17.


28 March 2020, 19:50 PM

Delhi Police has set up 24-hour helpline number 01123469526 to resolve issues related to lockdown due to Coronavirus. Total number of calls received on the helpline number till date is 3796.

28 March 2020, 19:49 PM

Maharashtra: Government has decided to include treatment for Coronavirus under its health care scheme Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojna from April 1.


28 March 2020, 19:45 PM

Karnataka: 12 new cases reported in the state. Till date, 76 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state which includes 3 deaths & 5 discharged patients.


28 March 2020, 19:43 PM

Karnataka: Government launches 'Food Helpline Number: 155214' for labourers who are facing problems amid Coronavirus lockdown.

28 March 2020, 18:50 PM

Indian Railways will give full refund on all cancelled tickets booked for any train journey between March 21 - April 14, 2020.

Passengers who had received only partial refund need to fill the form & send to the office to get the balance refund.

28 March 2020, 18:47 PM

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat: Shops selling essential commodities will remain open from 7 am to 1 pm. Food and stay arrangements have been made at Uttarakhand Bhawan in Delhi and Mumbai for people from the state.

28 March 2020, 18:46 PM

Bihar: 1 more coronavirus case reported in Patna where a 24-year old woman has been tested positive for COVID-19.


28 March 2020, 18:44 PM

Maharashtra: 13 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Mumbai where 9 females and 4 males have been tested positive. Total cases touch 180 in the state.


28 March 2020, 18:20 PM

COVID-19 total cases in India jump to 918. 19 people have succumbed to the virus.


28 March 2020, 17:55 PM

Gujarat: One more death in due to coronavirus in Gujarat. Total 4 deaths till now in the state.


28 March 2020, 17:50 PM

3-week coronavirus lockdown not enough, sustained periods of shutdown with periodic relaxation will work, says Research.


28 March 2020, 17:23 PM

Tata Trusts has committed Rs 500 Crores to fight Coronavirus. Chairman Ratan Tata says, "urgent emergency resources need to be deployed to cope with the needs of fighting the COVID-19 crisis."


28 March 2020, 16:21 PM

University Grants Commission to contribute one day's salary to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to combat COVID-19. UGC also appeals to VCs of Universities & principals of colleges to urge their teaching & non-teaching colleagues to also contribute.

28 March 2020, 16:17 PM

Several state and UT governments are taking up various steps to help people go past the coronavirus pandemic without much harm. In order to fight the COVID-19, various state/UT governments have started helpline numbers to provide help during the 21-day lockdown period in the country.

Here is the list of the state control room numbers:

Andaman and Nicobar Island - 03192234287, 09474280024 

Andhra Pradesh - 08645246600, 08645247185

Arunachal Pradesh - 08257891310, 8974987127, 9436074396, 0360- 2005160/59 , 0360-2292774 

Assam - 03612237219, 94014044617 

Bihar - 0612-2217781, 0612- 2233806 , 8544402232 

Chandigarh - 0172-2704048 

Chhatisgarh - 0771-282113 

Dadara & Nagar Haveli - 0260-2642106, 0260-2630304 

Daman and Diu - 0260-2230093 

Delhi - 011-23831077 

Goa - 08322419550

Gujarat - 079-23251900, 23251908, 23251914 

Haryana - 0172-2545938 

Himachal Pradesh - 0177-2628940, 2629439, 26296288 

Jammu - 0191-2549100,2562646, 2560596, 2544581 

Jharkhand - 06512446923 

Karnataka - 08022340676 

Kerala - 04712364424 

Lakshadweep -04896263742 

Madhya Pradesh - 0755-2441419, 0755- 4926892 

Maharashtra - 022-22027990 

Manipur - 0385-2443441 

Meghalaya - 0364-2502098 

Mizoram - 0389-2345943 

Nagaland - 03702291122

Odisha - 06742534177 / 9437111705 

Puducherry - 04132253407 

Punjab - 01722747798 

Rajasthan - 0141-2227296/2225264/2385777/2385776 

Sikkim - 03592-201145 

Srinagar - 01942477261, 2486567, 2452295 

Tamil Nadu - 044-28414513 / 28593990 

Telangana - 040-23454088 (08:00 am to 08:00 pm) 

Tripura - 0381-2416045 

Uttar Pradesh - 0522-2237515 

Uttrakhand - 0135-2710334 

West Bengal - 033-22143526 

28 March 2020, 15:31 PM

Five new cases of coronavirus infections reported from Noida on Satuday.

* 1 patient from Sector 44
* 1 patient from Sector 37
* 1 patients from Sector 128
* 2 patients from Mahek Residency at Dadri

28 March 2020, 15:27 PM

Seven more positive cases reported from Srinagar on Saturday. Among the four — one has a history of contact with a positive case at religious congregation; other three have travel history outside J&K. Contacts are being traced: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary-Planning, Jammu & Kashmir

28 March 2020, 15:17 PM

In Karnataka, 74 cases of coronavirus infections have been reported till date and 3 deaths.

28 March 2020, 14:00 PM

Union minister Nitin Gadkari asks Highway Concessioners/ Toll Operators to provide food and water to people who are trying to cross state borders to reach their native places, amid a 21-day nation wide lockdown period.


28 March 2020, 13:20 PM

Kerala reports its first coronavirus COVID-19 death from a hospital in Kochi: State government quoted by new agency PTI.

28 March 2020, 13:10 PM

Railway will be providing meals to the poor at four locations i.e. New Delhi, Anand Vihar Terminal, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Shakurbasti at about 1:30 pm today.

28 March 2020, 13:07 PM

The government annuonced a financial relief package for the power sector because it admitted that electricity consumers will not be able to pay the electricity bill for the next three months which will lead shortage of money to the power supply companies. Read more here

28 March 2020, 13:00 PM

Two new cases have been reported from Tamil Nadu taking its total to 40.


28 March 2020, 12:25 PM

There have been several myths and false ideas being propagated about the coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak, here's all you need to know

28 March 2020, 11:59 AM

Migrant workers at Ghaziabad's Lal Kuan, making their way back home to their native places amidst the 21-day lockdown period.

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