COVID-19: Kejriwal Bans Gatherings of 50+ People Till 31 March

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 COVID-19: Kejriwal Bans Gatherings of  50+ People Till 31 March

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal briefed the media on Monday, 16 March, on the steps taken by the government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital, including banning the gatherings of more than 50 people in the capital until 31 March, and introducing portable handwash stations in public places.

A youth who returned from Italy tested positive for coronavirus in Odisha in the state's first case, reported local media station OTV.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference of all SAARC member countries, proposed to create an emergency fund based on voluntary contributions by members. He announced that India would initially contribute 10 million USD.

Maharashtra's coronavirus cases climbed to 33 on Sunday with a 59-year-old woman and a man becoming the latest. Maharashtra tops the country in number of cases.

  • 110 confirmed COVID-19 cases in India, according to Health Ministry
  • US Federal Reserve slashed interest rate to nearly zero on Monday
  • New case confirmed in Telangana on Sunday, taking state total to 3
  • Global death toll crosses 6,000
  • Delhi, West Bengal, Punjab, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra among states with shuttered schools and colleges till 31 March

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12:53 PM , 16 Mar

Will Issue More Directions Regarding Precautions to Stop Spread of COVID-19: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday said it will issue more directions about precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, reported PTI.

The court observed this when an advocate mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar that the photocopy shops and cash counters in the complex should accept also digital payments.

12:53 PM , 16 Mar

Portable Handwash Stations to Be Installed in Delhi: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed divisional managers and municipal commissioners to install portable handwash stations in various parts of Delhi to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital, reported ANI.

12:32 PM , 16 Mar

China Reports 14 New Deaths; Imported Cases Rise to 123

The novel coronavirus death toll in China rose to 3,213 with 14 new fatalities, while the imported cases climbed to 123 after 12 new infections were reported, prompting Beijing to make 14-day quarantine in special facilities compulsory for foreigners returning to the country, reported PTI.

Sixteen new infections of the novel coronavirus on the Chinese mainland were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 80,860, the health officials said.

12:29 PM , 16 Mar

James Bond Actor Olga Kurylenko Tests Positive for COVID-19

Ukrainian-born actor-model Olga Kurylenko has revealed that she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, reported AFP.

The actor, best known for starring in 2008's James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" and 2013's sci-fi movie "Oblivion", took to Instagram on Sunday to share her diagnosis.

Kurylenko, 40, said she had been ill for "almost a week".

Published: 14 Mar 2020, 6:04 PM IST
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