COVID-19: 23 Fresh Cases in Delhi in a Day, Total Rises to 72

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Police distribute masks among people during a nationwide lockdown, in Jammu, Saturday.

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi climbed to 72 on Sunday, 29 March, after 23 fresh cases were reported in a day, the Health Department said. Till Saturday night, the number of cases of the COVID-19 pandemic stood at 49, including two deaths.

Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Sunday, asked all states and Union territories to allow transportation of all goods, without distinction between essential and non-essential, during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

As per Health Ministry data, there are a total of 1,024 cases across the country, with the death toll at 27.

  • The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a petition seeking relief for migrant workers affected by the lockdown
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has “appealed to the large number of people, who are returning from cities they work in, to stay wherever they are.”
  • ICMR on Sunday said around 35,000 tests have been conducted, with 113 labs functioning and 47 private labs given permission to test
  • PM Modi apologised for “taking harsh steps that caused inconvenience to common man” in his first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ under lockdown

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2:33 AM, 29 Mar

PM Modi to Address Nation Through 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation through his radio programme 'MannKiBaat', at 11 AM today. The episode will be focussed on the situation prevailing due to COVID-19.

2:35 AM, 29 Mar

Three More Test Positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal

Three women from two different parts of West Bengal on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of people suffering from the disease in the state to 18, a senior official of the state health department said.

Two women, aged 76 and 56 years, are residents of Egra in south Bengal's East Midnapore district while the third, a 54-year-old, is from Kalimpong in Darjeeling district of north Bengal, reported PTI.

2:57 AM, 29 Mar

5 Test Positive in UP's Meerut

A person who had come back from Maharashtra's Amravati and four other members of his family have tested positive for coronavirus in Meerut. More details awaited, reported ANI.

3:05 AM, 29 Mar

275 Indians From Iran Brought to Jodhpur

In Rajasthan, another batch of 275 Indian citizens brought in from Iran, have reached Jodhpur. They would be kept at the Indian army's wellness centre. 277 Indians evacuated earlier this month from Iran are already lodged at this centre.

COVID-19: 23 Fresh Cases in Delhi in a Day, Total Rises to 72
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