Coronavirus India

Telangana judge opens court premises to feed migrants walking home amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

In a heart warming gesture, a judge at Sangareddy town of Telangana has opened court premises to feed those migrants who are walking their way towards their respective villages in and around Medak, Sangareddy and Zaheerabad districts of Telangana, due to the nation-wide lockdown. 

Mar 29, 2020, 17:50 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi says lockdown amid coronavirus COVID-19 scare created 'panic, confusion'

The former Congress party president said that the labourers have been rendered vulnerable without their daily wages or access to nutrition and basic services.

Mar 29, 2020, 17:03 PM IST

Badhir News: Special show for hearing impaired; March 29, 2020

Badhir News is a special section of Zee News for deaf people which is specially designed by keeping deaf people in mind only. This brings you the latest news updates of every afternoon.

Mar 29, 2020, 16:44 PM IST

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu lauds Maharashtra virologist for developing coronavirus COVID-19 testing kit

The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday lauded Maharashtra-based virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale and her team at Mylab Discovery Solutions for developing COVID-19 testing kit, India's first such kit.

Mar 29, 2020, 15:43 PM IST

Stop movement of people across borders, put people travelling during lockdown in quarantine for 14 days to check spread of coronvirus COVID-19: Centre to states

In an apparent effort to stop the movement of migrant workers from Delhi, Maharashtra and other parts of India to their villages due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Centre on Sunday (March 29) directed all the state governments to enforce the lockdown strictly and seal the borders.

Mar 29, 2020, 14:45 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: Centre notifies rules for relaxation in withdrawal criteria from EPFO accounts

The Labour and Employment Ministry on Saturday (March 28) notified amendments to the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme (EPFO) with an aim to allow the EPFO members to allow withdrawal not exceeding the basic wages and dearness allowances for three months or up to 75 per cent of the amount present in the EPF account of the member.

Mar 29, 2020, 13:08 PM IST

Social distancing, not emotional distancing, says PM Modi on harassment of coronavirus COVID-19 patients

In his first 'Mann Ki Baat' after the imposition of lockdown, the prime minister also talked about the discrimination being faced by coronavirus patients and those under quarantine and said that it is unfair to treat these people like this.

Mar 29, 2020, 12:38 PM IST

Lockdown only way to fight coronavirus COVID-19, people must show courage: PM Modi

In his first Mann ki Baat address to the nation after the announcement of 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (March 29) apologised to the people of the country for the imposition of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The prime minister said that he was aware of the fact that poor were angry with him, but he had no choice other than calling for the lockdown in order to defeat coronavirus.

Mar 29, 2020, 11:37 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals to migrant workers not to leave for their villages

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (March 29) appealed to migrant workers who are leaving Delhi for their native villages due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stay in Delhi.

Mar 29, 2020, 11:14 AM IST

Death toll due to COVID-19 coronavirus in India reaches 25, 45-year-old dies in Ahmedabad

The number of deaths due to coronavirus COVID-19 in India jumped to 25 on Sunday (March 29), including a 45-year-old patient who died in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.

Mar 29, 2020, 10:32 AM IST

57-year-old Wuhan shrimp seller identified as coronavirus COVID-19 'patient zero': Reports

The 57-year-old female coronavirus 'patient zero', who made a full recovery in January after month-long treatment, said that China could have checked the spread of the disease had it acted sooner.

Mar 29, 2020, 09:06 AM IST

28-day paid leave for coronavirus COVID-19 patients; factory, shop workers to get daily wage for lockdown period in Noida, Greater Noida

In a major relief for coronavirus COVID-19 patients in Uttar Pradesh's Noida and Greater Noida, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration on Saturday (March 28) ordered that any worker or employee infected with the deadly virus and in isolation for treatment will get 28 days of paid leave from their employer across the two areas.

Mar 29, 2020, 08:56 AM IST

Policeman wears helmet designed like coronavirus to raise awareness about lockdown in Chennai

Amid the 21-day nationwide announded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (March 24) to curb the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in India, Tamil Nadu police has been creating awareness among the people in Chennai about the importance of following the guidelines and staying at home.

Mar 29, 2020, 07:43 AM IST

Over 1 lakh coronavirus cases across globe in last 36 hours, death toll crosses 30,000

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc across the globe killing thousands and infecting lakhs of people, the total number of positive cases across the globe reached 662,073 and 30,780 people died according to figures by Johns Hopkins University at 06:30 am IST on Sunday. 

Mar 29, 2020, 07:04 AM IST

10% patients with respiratory illness test positive for coronavirus COVID-19, no community transmission yet: ICMR

Talking to ANI, ICMR scientist R Gangakhedkar said that out of 110 people, who were tested due to SARI hospitalisation, about 11 have tested positive for coornavirus.

Mar 29, 2020, 06:32 AM IST

Home-quarantined Tamil Nadu man runs naked, bites and kills elderly woman

A young man under home quarantine for coronavirus after return from Sri Lanka suddenly ran out of his house nude and fatally bit a 80-year old woman in his neighbourhood in a village near here, police said on Saturday (March 28, 2020).

Mar 29, 2020, 00:29 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: BCCI donates Rs 51 crores to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund

The Board of Control for Cricket Council in India (BCCI) on Saturday (March 28, 2020) declared that they are going to contribute Rs 51 crores to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund.

Mar 28, 2020, 21:47 PM IST

Tata Trusts donate Rs 500 crore to fight against coronavirus COVID-19

"We are deeply grateful and have immense respect for every person of member organizations who have risked their life and safety to fight this pandemic," wrote Ratan Tata.

Mar 28, 2020, 19:34 PM IST

State and UTs helpline numbers during coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

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.

Mar 28, 2020, 16:14 PM IST

India has been pre-emptive, pro-active in fight against coronavirus COVID-19: Centre

The central government on Saturday stated that country`s response to COVID-19 has been pre-emptive, pro-active and graded. Lauding the efforts taken, the government said that India had put in place a comprehensive response system at its borders much before World Health Organization declared it as a public health emergency of international concern.

Mar 28, 2020, 12:53 PM IST