Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Cross 30,000; Over 900 Indians Infected

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Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Cross 30,000; Over 900 Indians Infected

More than 30,000 people have died worldwide in the coronavirus pandemic, two-thirds of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally on Saturday, 28 March.

India saw the highest jump in COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 185 patients testing positive for the virus. The total number of cases, as on Saturday, is 909, which includes 19 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The first death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Telangana on Saturday. At least six persons tested positive, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 65.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, 28 March, announced the constitution of PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund for people who wanted to contribute to India’s fight against COVID-19.

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an advisory to states and UTs on Friday to prevent an exodus of migrant and agricultural labourers, industrial workers, and unorganised sector workers
  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday, said it has postponed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam
  • First phase of Census 2021 and updation of National Population Register (NPR) postponed until further orders
  • Nationwide lockdown to curb coronavirus was announced on Tuesday, beginning at midnight, 25 March, for 21 days
  • The United States,on 27 March, announced $2.9 million aid for India to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic

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7:14 AM , 29 Mar

In Rare Case, US Infant Dies From COVID-19

A US infant has died from the COVID-19 illness, officials in the state of Illinois said on Saturday, marking an extremely rare case of juvenile death in the global pandemic.

At a news conference, Governor JB Pritzker said "an infant" was among the fatalities linked to the new coronavirus over the previous 24 hours.

7:13 AM , 29 Mar

28-Day Paid Leave for COVID-19 Patients; Factory, Shop Workers to Get Daily Wage for Lockdown Period: Noida Admin

Any worker or employee infected with coronavirus and in isolation for treatment will get 28 days of paid leave from their employer across Noida and Greater Noida, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration has ordered.

In an order passed late on Saturday night, the administration also said that shops, industries and factories closed because of the lockdown will have to give daily wage along with leave to their workers and labourers during the closure period.

11:08 PM , 28 Mar

Italy's Coronavirus Deaths Cross 10,000

Italy's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000, official tells AFP on Sunday, 28 March.

10:10 PM , 28 Mar

Amit Sahni Files Plea For Hearing Over Migrant Labourers

Advocate and activist Amit Sahni has filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking an urgent hearing into his plea regarding "right to life of homeless persons, labourers and beggars amid COVID-19 lockdown."

Published: 28 Mar 2020, 6:49 AM IST
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