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COVID-19: Total Number of Cases in Delhi Rises to 20

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The Delhi Government Health Department on Friday, 20 March, announced the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the national capital have risen to 20, reported PTI.

The Indian Council of Medical Research on Friday announced that positive cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 236. However, the Union Health Ministry has reported only 223 cases till Friday.

No passenger trains will begin their journey between 12 am and 10 pm on Sunday, 22 March, in view of the Janata Curfew imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mail/express trains will also stop operations at 4 am on Sunday, reported PTI, quoting sources.

Snapshot
  • PM Modi imposed a “Janata Curfew” on Sunday, 22 March, from 7 am to 9 pm to curb the spread of COVID-19
  • Global ratings agency Fitch slashed India’s growth forecast to 5.1 percent from 5.6 percent
  • The global death toll has crossed 9,000, with over 200,000 infections
  • The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States spiked to 13,680, killing 200 people so far

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10:49 PM , 20 Mar

Train Services Cancelled in Himachal Pradesh

No passenger train between Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla and Kalka of Haryana's Panchkula district will run from Saturday till further orders, reported PTI, quoting Ambala Senior DCM.

He said the decision was taken after an advisory in this regard by Solan Deputy Commissioner K C Chaman on behalf of the Himachal Pradesh government.

10:39 PM , 20 Mar

Janata Curfew: GoAir Suspends All Flights for Sunday

GoAir on Friday announced that it is voluntarily suspending all flights on 22 March when 'janata curfew' will be in force, reported PTI.

"GoAir will voluntarily suspend all flights on Sunday, 22 March, in support of the Janata Curfew proposed by the Honorable Prime Minister," the airline said.

"GoAir will protect all the PNRs dated 22 March in view of the Janata curfew for a period of one year under the Protect Your PNR scheme. Passengers can contact GoAir at any time over the next one year to redeem their ticket on any GoAir flight on any date with no charges being levied," it added.

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10:27 PM , 20 Mar

Meghalaya Announces 24-Hour Shutdown on 21 March

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday announced a 24-hour shutdown beginning 12 am on 21 March. The day will be observed as a “coronavirus awareness day,” reported PTI.

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10:16 PM , 20 Mar

All Employees of IT, BT Firms Must Work From Home: Karnataka Dy CM

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan on Friday said all employees of IT and BT companies, except for those discharging essential services, must work from home, reported PTI.

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Published: 20 Mar 2020, 5:09 AM IST
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