COVID-19: PM Modi to Address Nation at 8 PM on 19 March 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on 19 March 2020 at 8 PM, during which he will talk about issues relating to COVID-19 and the efforts to combat it.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has directed the CBSE and all educational institutions in the country to postpone exams till 31 March in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Two tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Pune and Ratnagiri on Wednesday,18 March, reported ANI. The two patients who travel histories to Philippines and Dubai. The latest cases raise the state total to 45.

On Wednesday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India reached 151, according to the Health Ministry data.

The novel coronavirus shows no signs of stopping as the number of confirmed cases worldwide surpassed 200,000 on Wednesday. Of those, 8,000 have died, 82,032 have recovered, and 112,203 are still open, according to the John Hopkins Resource Center.

Snapshot
  • Total cases in India stand at 151
  • MEA advises Indians abroad to stay put and reduce all non-essential travel
  • The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) advises its member restaurants to shut operations till 31 March
  • China gives go-ahead to begin human trials for an experimental coronavirus vaccine
  • The global death toll from COVID-19 has crossed 8,000