India coronavirus, COVID-19, March 31: 23 new cases reported in Delhi, total number of cases rises to 120

India saw the highest jump in the number of coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours as the government reported 227 new cases escalating the coronavirus crisis in the country. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the total number of coronavirus-positive cases in India has risen to 1,251 — this includes 1,117 active cases, 102 cured/discharged/migrated people, and 32 deaths.

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India saw the highest jump in the number of coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours as the government reported 227 new cases escalating the coronavirus crisis in the country. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the total number of coronavirus-positive cases in India has risen to 1,251 — this includes 1,117 active cases, 102 cured/discharged/migrated people, and 32 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Union Finance Ministry on Monday (March 30) denied the news circulating in some section of media that financial year has been extended, and termed it fake news amid the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. 

The government also said there was no immediate plan to extend the 21-day lockdown period and the Indian Army dismissed as 'fake' social media posts about a possible emergency declaration in April.

The worldwide tally of coronavirus COVID-19 deaths reached 37,638 with 784,314 positive cases, according to Johns Hopkins University's latest data. Italy and US have been the worst-hit nations with the former witnessing the most deaths (11,591) and the latter having the most number of confirmed cases of 1,63,429.

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31 March 2020, 23:37 PM

As of March 31, Pakistan has 1,914 COVID-19 positive cases with 652 in Punjab, 676 in Sindh, 221 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 153 in Balochistan, 148 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 58 in Islamabad and 6 in PoK. 26 people have lost their lives due to Coronavirus.

31 March 2020, 23:02 PM

Second batch of donation from Chinese charity organizations Jack Ma & Alibaba Foundations has arrived in Delhi today & been received by Indian Red Cross Society. Donation includes protective clothes, masks, respirators and ventilators: Sun Weidong, Chinese Envoy to India

31 March 2020, 23:01 PM

US deaths have crossed China. 

31 March 2020, 22:37 PM

Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 8 lakh and deaths over 40,000.

31 March 2020, 22:07 PM

Delhi: 23 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Delhi today, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 120.

31 March 2020, 21:52 PM

International Society for Krishna Consciousness(ISKCON), Dwarka is providing food to needy amid Corona Lockdown. Pradyumna Priya Das of ISKCON said, "We're catering to 2 lakhs people daily, we've developed additional capacity to feed 5-6 lakhs people.Nobody will die of hunger".

31 March 2020, 21:19 PM

Total number of coronavirus cases in India sees a jump of 146 with Kerala being the worst-hit state with 234 cases and Maharashtra at second with 216 cases. Total cases touch 1397 with 35 deaths.

31 March 2020, 21:05 PM

Bihar: 6 persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Bihar. 4 are from Siwan, and 1 each from Gopalganj and Gaya.

31 March 2020, 20:14 PM

Beela Rajesh Health Secretary, Tamil Nadu: 45 people from Tamil Nadu who attended the gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, have been tested positive for COVID-19.

31 March 2020, 20:11 PM

Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials have donated one-day salary to #PMCARES in the fight against #Coronavirus.

31 March 2020, 20:11 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service officers working in Delhi are donating their three days' salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund. I sincerely thank all the DANICS officers.

31 March 2020, 19:56 PM

Madhya Pradesh: Total number of positive patients in the state: 66

Indore - 44

Bhopal - 4

Gwalior - 2

Jabalpur - 8

Shivpuri - 2

Ujjain - 6

Total deaths - 5 (three Indore, two Ujjain)

31 March 2020, 19:53 PM

Karnataka: 13 new COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka today. Till date 101 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state which includes 3 deaths and 8 discharges.

31 March 2020, 19:40 PM

Income Tax Department: All officers and staff of the Income Tax Department pledge to contribute their one day's salary to PMCaresFund launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. We stand with India during this national challenge.

31 March 2020, 19:15 PM

Capt.Amarinder Singh: I have asked the DGP Punjab Police to prune my security detail & of other protectees, to release police personnel for field duties to fight against #Covid19 in various districts of Punjab. We shall go all out to win this war!



31 March 2020, 19:12 PM

Case registered against Maulana Saad and others of Tableeqi Jamaat u/s 3 of Epidemic Disease Act 1897 read with Section 269, 270, 271 and 120-B IPC for violation of government directions given to the management of Markaz of Basti Nizamuddin regarding restriction of social/political/religious gathering and for taking safety measures, including social distancing for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 viral infection.

31 March 2020, 18:43 PM

Maharashtra: 2 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, taking the total number of cases in the state to 302. 59 from Mumbai, 3 from Nagar, 2 each from Pune, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Navi Mumbai and Vashi Virar.


31 March 2020, 18:34 PM

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have contributed one day's salary to PMCARES Fund, adding to a sum of over Rs 10 crore.

31 March 2020, 18:29 PM

Haryana: A woman and her two children have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sirsa. The woman has been admitted to a hospital in Rohtak while her 2 children are in a hospital here, says Viresh Bhushan, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Sirsa

31 March 2020, 17:59 PM

West Bengal: A 57-year-old man has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kolkata, West Bengal. The patient is from North 24 Parganas and has no travel history, opines Zenith Super speciality Hospital

31 March 2020, 17:55 PM

Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Limited: Kochi Metro services will remain closed till April 14, in view of the nationwide lockdown aimed at combating #COVID19. This has been done to make sure that people stay at home & practice social distancing.

31 March 2020, 17:50 PM

Bihar woman who was cured: Keep eating medicine with positive mind. Please fully follow what the doctor says. If you won't have a negative mindset, then soon the report will also be negative. I am an example of this.

31 March 2020, 17:35 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Till now 1,548 people have been brought out of Markaz (Nizamuddin), 441 of them were symptomatic. They have been shifted to hospitals and their tests are being conducted. 1,107 who did not show symptoms have been sent to quarantine.


31 March 2020, 16:32 PM

Jharkhand: First COVID-19 positive case reported in Ranchi.


31 March 2020, 16:28 PM

Bihar: 35-year-old man with travel history to Dubai tests positive for COVID-19 in Patna, taking the tally of those afflicted in Bihar to 16.

31 March 2020, 16:23 PM

State Bank of India: In the fight against COVID-19, around 2,56,000 employees of State Bank of India (SBI) have decided to contribute two days’ salary to the PM’s National Relief Fund. With this collective effort, Rs 100 crores will be donated to PMCARES Fund.

31 March 2020, 16:17 PM

Tripura CM tweets those who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi must immediately report to the government.





31 March 2020, 16:16 PM

Alapan Bandyapadhyay, Home Secretary,  Govt of West Bengal: All those from WB who have participated in this event (Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi) are being identified and will be immediately tested for COVID and put under mandatory 14 days quarantine. There are 73 who had returned from Delhi’s Nizamuddin to Bengal.

31 March 2020, 16:11 PM

Tamil Nadu govt order bars landlords from demanding rent for a period of one month from  migrant workers.

Landlords who are forcing their tenants to vacate would face action.

31 March 2020, 16:11 PM

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO): We have decided to donate Rs 25 crores to PMCARES Fund to fight against COVID19 in India. We are also supplementing it with on the ground donation drives in villages across India.

31 March 2020, 15:59 PM

Delhi: National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) has donated Rs 5 crore to PMCARES Fund. A cheque of the same amount was handed over to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar by NAFED Managing Director Sanjeev Kumar Chadha.

31 March 2020, 15:43 PM

Ministry of Tourism launches ‘Stranded in India’ portal to help foreign tourists stuck in various parts of India.

31 March 2020, 15:39 PM

Media briefing on current Novel Coronavirus situation in the country at National Media Centre in New Delhi at 4 PM IST.


31 March 2020, 15:23 PM

Indian Railways ready to modify 20000 coaches which can accommodate upto 3.2 lac possible beds for isolation needs

31 March 2020, 15:22 PM

A 12-year-old girl confirmed infected with COVID-19 has died in Belgium.

31 March 2020, 14:46 PM

Maharashtra: A similar incident like the case of Nizamuddin in Delhi was reported from Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra were 10 foreigners were kept hidden in the Markus Mosque. Police has registered case against trustees of Markus Mosque under section 188 and the suspected are now taken to the hospital were they are undergoing coronavirus test. 

31 March 2020, 14:27 PM

Assam MLA Himanta Biswa said 157 persons from Assam who were near hotspot of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Dargarh.

31 March 2020, 14:24 PM

Delhi: Doctor of Mohalla Clinic in Babarpur has been tested coronavirus positive. 

31 March 2020, 14:19 PM

9 Coronavirus hotspots in India

1- Laddakh
2- SBS Nagar Punjab
3- Dilshad Garden
4- Nizamuddin
5- Bhilwara, Rajasthan
6- Pune, Maharashtra
7- Mumbai, Maharashtra
8- Kasaragod, Kerala
9- Pathanamthitta, Kerala

31 March 2020, 14:07 PM

SpiceJet airlines cuts employees salary for March. The salary cut is in range from 10 - 30 percent, says sources.  The highest salary salary cut is of Chairman that is of 30 percent. However, there is no salary cut for lower grade employees like Loader, lorry drivers etc.

31 March 2020, 13:43 PM

Karnataka: 10 new cases reported in the state, total number rises to 98.

31 March 2020, 13:33 PM

Jammu: A doctor from GMC hospital was tested COVID19 positive on Tuesday. He was from the Microbiology Department and was a part of the test team.

31 March 2020, 13:30 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 7 news coronavirus positive cases. Patients kept at isolation center.

31 March 2020, 13:24 PM

Delhi: Number of food distribution centres to be increased from 500 to 2,500 to ensure social distancing, says Delhi LG Anil Baijal. (PTI report)

31 March 2020, 13:09 PM

Seven new coronavirus cases in state. All patients in isolation and are in stable condition, says Tamil Nadu Health Minister



31 March 2020, 13:06 PM

Health Minister of Karnataka Sri Ramlu says via tweet 45 people from Karnataka took part in the Delhi Jammat congregation. 13 have been traced so far. Rest being traced to be quarantined.

31 March 2020, 12:48 PM

17 Kyrgyzstan citizens who attended religious event at Nizamuddin traced to Patna. All 17 have been placed in isolation ward for 14 days. None of them are showing any symptoms of coronavirus so far.

31 March 2020, 12:19 PM

Government extends validity of documents like Driving Licences, Vehicle Registration, Fitness and Permits that expired since February 1, till June 30 2020, due to lockdown.

31 March 2020, 12:15 PM

Chairman of UP Shia Central Waqf Board, Wasim Rizvi, gave statement on Nizamuddin case said, ''Some fundamentalist Muslims are trying to violate the lock-down. A lawsuit should be filed against them.''

31 March 2020, 12:11 PM

A total of 1830 people, including 281 foreigners, attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin area of south Delhi.