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COVID-19: India’s Total Cases Cross 600, Death Toll At Least 10

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Three persons tested positive for in Goa on Thursday, 26 March, ANI reported. A 25-year-old man with travel history to Spain, a 29-year-old man with travel history to Australia and a 55-year-old man with travel history to United States are the three cases.

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, 25 March reported that the total number of COVD-19 cases so far in the country is 606 of which 553 are active, 43 are cured/discharged/migrated cases and at least 10 deaths due to the pandemic.

Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday reported its first death from the novel coronavirus. The patient was a 65-year-old woman who was undergoing treatment for the infection in Indore, reported PTI, quoting officials.

The first phase of Census 2021 and the updation of National Population Register (NPR) has been postponed until further orders in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak

Tamil Nadu, too, reported its first death from COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total death toll in the country to 10. This death has not been included by the ministry in its official numbers yet.

Snapshot
  • In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the government has ordered to temporarily suspend the collection of toll at all toll plaza across India
  • PM Modi on Tuesday announced a nationwide lockdown starting midnight on 25 March for 21 days to curb the spread of COVID-19
  • Modi said the Centre has made a provision of Rs 15,000 crore for the country’s health infrastructure
  • Kerala and Maharashtra have reported 107 and 112 positive cases respectively, the country’s highest
  • Global coronavirus cases are at least 3,72,000 with over 16,000 deaths, according to WHO

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4:19 AM , 26 Mar

'Will Work Shoulder to Shoulder With India to Combat the COVID-19 Outbreak': US Department of State

The US Department of State on Wednesday, 25 March, expressed their support to combat the coronavirus outbreak with India, ANI reported.

“We stand united with India and echo Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to keep up our fighting spirits. The United States will work shoulder to shoulder with India to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we can safeguard our citizens and people everywhere.”
US Department of State 
12:45 AM , 26 Mar
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Goa Registers First COVID-19 Case, Three Infected

Three persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Goa, PTI reported quoting the state health department.

A 25-year-old man with travel history to Spain, a 29-year-old man with travel history to Australia and a 55-year-old man with travel history to United States are the three cases, ANI reported.

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11:51 PM , 25 Mar

US Coronavirus Cases Cross 60,000, 827 Dead

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has crossed 60,000, with 827 deaths, AFP reported.

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11:47 PM , 25 Mar
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Govt Temporarily Suspends Toll Collection Across India

In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the government has ordered to temporarily suspend the collection of toll at all toll plaza across India.

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Published: 25 Mar 2020, 6:57 AM IST
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