PM Narendra Modi’s video message over COVID-19 crisis gets thumbs up from his colleagues, Opposition calls it 'mere symbolism'

PM Modi's video message to the nation evoked mixed reactions from his political opponents and his colleagues and supporters.

Apr 03, 2020, 10:42 AM IST

What is AarogyaSetu app on coronavirus COVID-19: In Pics

AarogyaSetu App will enable people to assess themselves the risk for their catching the coronavirus infection. Developed by the National Informatics Centre that comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the app will tell the user if they came near a COVID-19 infected person. The total number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 2069 out of which 1860 are active cases, 155 have been cured and 53 people have died, as on April 2.  

Apr 03, 2020, 10:37 AM IST

Light candle, diya, torch, mobile flash for 9 minutes on April 5 at 9 pm to dispel coronavirus covid-19 darkness: PM Narendra Modi's appeal to India

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.

Apr 03, 2020, 09:39 AM IST

Karisma Kapoor pledges support to fight against coronavirus COVID-19

The "Dil To Pagal Hai" actor, however, didn't reveal the amount of donation.

Apr 03, 2020, 09:26 AM IST

Stay home, save lives: Google Doodle urges people amid coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

The Google Doodle on Friday gave the message of staying home and saving lives amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that has infected more than 10 lakh people has claimed the lives of over 53,000 people, worldwide. 

Apr 03, 2020, 08:24 AM IST

AIIMS nursing officer Kanishk Yadav volunteers for service in COVID-19 ward, hailed as ‘real hero’

The young nursing officer had requested the AIIMS administration to post him at COVID-19 ward to support the team there through a letter. 

Apr 03, 2020, 08:10 AM IST

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani tests positive, quarantined

Parliament announced Larijani's illness on Thursday on its website, saying he was receiving treatment in quarantine. Iran has one of the world's worst outbreaks of the virus. 

Apr 03, 2020, 07:42 AM IST

India records 235 new coronavirus COVID-19 infections, total 2224 cases and 53 deaths

As the coronavirus COVID-19 spreads its claws in India, the number of positive cases reported is 2224 with 2069 cases, 155 cured and 53 deaths as on April 2, as per the date released by Ministry of Health and Family welfare. Atleast 235 new cases of the infection has been reported in the last 24 hours.

Apr 03, 2020, 07:39 AM IST

British Airways temporarily lays off 28,000 staff due to coronavirus crisis: Trade Union

Unite, which represents thousands of workers employed by BA, said it had "reached an agreement with the company" to use a version of the government's business support programme for around 28,000 staff, guaranteeing 80 per cent of salaries to avoid redundancies.

Apr 03, 2020, 07:32 AM IST

US at a 'very critical' phase, stay indoors to win war against COVID-19: President Donald Trump tells Americans

The fatalities crossed 3,000 in the tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Globally, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections on Thursday crossed one million and the fatalities crossing 50,000. The United States is working with the best scientists, doctors, and researchers anywhere in the world, Trump said.

Apr 03, 2020, 07:16 AM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind to hold discussions with Governors, L-Gs on response to COVID-19

The agenda of the conference will be the status of COVID-19 in the states, the role of the Red Cross with a focus on vulnerable sections

Apr 03, 2020, 06:55 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic: PM Narendra Modi to share video message at 9 am today

Amid the nation-wide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (April 3,2020) will share a video message with the citizens at 9 am. Taking to Twitter, the PM made the announcement of his address. He said: "At 9 AM tomorrow morning, I'll share a small video message with my fellow Indians." 

Apr 03, 2020, 06:36 AM IST

India coronavirus, COVID-19 live updates, April 3: Those who attacked cops during lockdown in UP to be booked under NSA

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.

Apr 03, 2020, 06:27 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 cases cross 1 million mark with over 50,000 deaths worldwide

Deadly coronavirus continues to ravage nations across the world affecting more than a million people and claiming over 50,000 thousand people worldwide. According to the latest figures provided by the US-based Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 1,013,157 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections globally and 52,983 fatalities around 7 AM  IST on Friday (April 3, 2020). Around 210,263 patients have fully recovered after getting infected by the deadly virus.

Apr 03, 2020, 06:24 AM IST

Potential coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse study: US scientists

Researchers around the world are working to develop potential treatments or vaccines against the respiratory disease that has killed nearly 47,000 people and infected almost a million in just a few months. 

Apr 03, 2020, 00:48 AM IST

India to receive $1 billion from World Bank in emergency funds to combat coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

It has approved an initial $1.9 billion in emergency funds for coronavirus response operations in 25 countries and said it was moving quickly on projects in 40 others.

Apr 03, 2020, 00:27 AM IST

Tablighi Jamaat members quarantined for coronavirus COVID-19 roam naked in Ghaziabad hospital, harass nurses

The police, however, said that strict legal action will be taken against those who are involved in such activities.

Apr 03, 2020, 00:23 AM IST

India's Navy ships, medical teams on standby for assistance to neighbours during coronavirus COVID-19 crisis

Top sources said that along with Navy ships, five medical teams are on standby for deployment in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan if the situation worsens.

Apr 03, 2020, 00:05 AM IST

India coronavirus COVID-19 cases jump to 2069; MHA acts tough against Tablighi Jamaat for violating lockdown, visa norms

India saw a steady rise in the number of coronavirus COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday (April 2, 2020) with the figure rising above 2000 to touch 2069 with 53 deaths. 

Apr 02, 2020, 23:43 PM IST

Global coronavirus COVID-19 death toll over 50000, positive cases near 10 lakh

The US has recorded the highest numbers of cases worldwide at 226,374 including 5,316 deaths. Italy has a total of 115,242 positive cases including 13,915 deaths, the highest fatalities globally.

Apr 02, 2020, 23:41 PM IST