India Coronavirus Updates (Till April 30, 2020)

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(This article was originally published on January 28, 2020. It was last updated on April 30, 2020. New updates will be published here.)

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Coronavirus updates

  • April 30 – A total of 614 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir, out of which 390 are active cases.
  • As per health ministry, a total of 33,610 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. This includes 8,372 recoveries and 1,075 deaths due to the virus.
  • According to the health ministry, the doubling of COVID-19 cases in India is 11 days. Before the lockdown, it was 3.4 days. Further, the recovery rate in the country stands at 25.19 percent, while 14 days ago, the recovery rate was 13.06 percent.
  • Total number of positive cases in Uttar Pradesh stand at 2,203.
  • 71 fresh COVID-19 cases reported from Andhra Pradesh today, state tally reaches 1,403.
  • With 86 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported today, Rajasthan has recorded a total of 2,524 cases of COVID-19 including 57 deaths and 827 recoveries.
  • Number of positive COVID-19 cases in Odisha rises to 128.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 33,050 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. Till now, 8,324 patients have recovered, while 1,074 have died due to the virus. In the last 24 hours, 1,718 fresh cases and 67 deaths have been reported from the country. 
  • April 29 – Total COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir stand at 581, out of which 381 are active cases. Eight people have died in the region due to the virus.
  • Till now, a total of 2,115 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Uttar Pradesh.
  • A total of 375 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Punjab including 104 recoveries and 19 deaths.
  • Lockdown in Punjab extended till May 17. Certain relaxations have been announced, which can be read here.
  • A total of 31,787 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India, as per the health ministry. Till now, 7,797 patients have recovered, while 1,008 have died due to the virus.
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued detailed guidelines to airports for managing post-lockdown operations that imposes several restrictions, including on the number of terminals as well as on retail outlets providing food and beverages.
  • The supply of several items like coffee, diapers, oil and cereals, which are dependent on imports, is expected to face shortage in Delhi if the lockdown continues beyond May 3, as per a government report.
  • The All India Institute Of Medical Sciences is planning to conduct a clinical trial of the convalescent plasma therapy in the treatment of COVID-19 and modalities of taking approvals from the Drug Controller General of India are being worked out.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 31,332 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in India. SO far, 7,695 patients have recovered, while 1,007 have died due to the virus. In the last 24 hours, 1,897 fresh cases and 73 deaths have been reported from the country.
  • Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh, has reported a total of 1,466 cases of COVID-19. 65 people have died in the city due to the virus.
  • April 28 – With 28 new cases of COVID-19 today, total active cases in West Bengal stand at 522.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 29,974 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in India. Till now, 7,026 patients have recovered, while 937 have died due to the virus.
  • In Uttarakhand, 1,177 industrial units have been allowed to operate since April 20.
  • According to the health ministry, the doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 10.2 days.
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh stands at 2,043.
  • Around 13,448 industrial units in Maharashtra have obtained permission to resume operations.
  • The Asian Development Bank has approved US$1.5 billion loan to India to help fund its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A total of 346 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Bihar.
  • Health ministry says that 300 districts in India are non-hotspots, and 16 states in the country have not reported new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
  • As per the health ministry, no fresh case of COVID-19 has been reported from 80 districts in the last seven days, from 47 districts in 14 days, from 39 districts in 21 days, and from 17 districts in the last 28 days. 
  • A total of 8,590 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Maharashtra including 369 deaths.
  • With 190 cases reported on April 27, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi stands at 3,108. Till now, 877 patients have recovered, while 54 have died due to the virus.
  • Till now, 2,328 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Rajasthan including 51 deaths due to the virus.
  • A total of 29,435 cases have been reported from India, as per the health ministry. This includes 6,868 recovered patients and 934 deaths due to the virus. In the last 24 hours, 1,543 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 62 deaths have been recorded across the country.
  • April 27 – 52 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Tamil Nadu, state tally reaches 1,937.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 28,380 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. Till now, 6,361 patients have recovered, while 886 have died due to the virus.
  • With the COVID-19 claiming over 100 lives in Ahmedabad, a major city in the state of Gujarat, the death rate of patients in the city stands at 4.71 percent, higher than some of India’s major cities and the national average.
  • 47 new cases of COVID-19 reported from West Bengal, taking the number of patients in the state to 504.
  • The government has withdrawn faulty rapid antibody test kits from use, and canceled all procurement orders after it emerged that the kits from China were showing inaccurate results.
  • Around 390 students from Kota, India’s coaching hub, have reached Assam and are under quarantine.
  • Andhra Pradesh’s tally of reported COVID-19 cases reaches 1,177 including 31 deaths and 235 recoveries.
  • Number of positive cases in Rajasthan rise to 2,221.
  • Maharashtra continues to be worst-hit state in India, till now a total of 8,068 cases of COVID-19 reported.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 27,892 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. Till now, 6,184 patients have recovered, while 872 have died due to the virus. 
  • April 24 – With 75 fresh cases reported from Madhya Pradesh, total number of COVID-19 cases in the state stand at 1,846.
  • Till now 450 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Kerala, out of which 116 are active cases.
  • A total of 1,755 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Tamil Nadu.
  • Delhi airport to enforce rigorous social distancing norms once passenger flights resumes.
  • In the last 24 hours, 51 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from West Bengal, taking the number of cases in the state to 385.
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in Punjab reach 298 including 70 recoveries and 17 deaths.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 23,452 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in India. This includes 4,813 recoveries and 723 COVID-19-related deaths.
  • 29 new cases have been reported from Karnataka in the last 24 hours, taking the number of patients in the state to 474.
  • Uttar Pradesh records 94 fresh cases of COVID-19, state tally reaches 1,604.
  • Till now, 6,427 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Maharashtra. A total of 283 people have died due to the virus in the state.
  • Till now, a total of 176 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar.
  • 36 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported from Rajasthan, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,000.
  • As per the health ministry, COVID-19 cases in India stand at 23,077.  Till now, 4,748 patients have recovered, while 718 have died due to the virus.
  • A total of 1,771 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Madhya Pradesh including 85 deaths.
  • April 23 – The finance ministry has decided to put on hold increment in dearness allowance (DA) for 5 million central government employees and 6.1 million pensioners till June 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • A total of 427 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir.
  • As per the health ministry, number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 21,700. Till now, 4,324 patients have recovered, while 686 have died due to the virus.
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh have increased to 1,507, out of which 1,299 are active patients.
  • According to the health ministry, 12 districts in India have not reported a fresh case of COVID-19 in the last 28 days or more. There are now 78 districts across 23 states and union territories that have not reported any fresh case in the last 14 days or more.
  • According to the Rajasthan health department, number of positive cases in the state stand at 1935 including 27 deaths and 344 recoveries.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 21,393 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India including 681 deaths.
  • April 22 – As per the health ministry, a total of 20,471 people in India have tested positive for COVID-19. Till now, 652 COVID-19-related deaths have been recorded in the country.
  • The Kerala government has mandated that expatriates from Kerala settled in different countries should carry COVID-19 negative certificate, if they want to return to the state once the central government gives its nod for bringing them back.
  • 146 Indian crew members stranded on a cruise ship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will disembark in Mumbai on April 23, over a month after the vessel set off from Thailand. According to the authorities, none of the crew members have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • With 40 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported from Madhya Pradesh, the state tally now stands at 1,587.
  • A total of 2,186 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Delhi, with 75 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Till now, 611 patients have recovered from the virus in the national capital.
  • The corporate affairs ministry has allowed companies, whose financial year ended in December, to hold their first Annual General Meeting (AGM) within the first nine months of their current fiscal or September 30, without it being viewed as a violation under the Companies Act.
  • 56 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, taking the number of positive cases in the state to 813. 24 people in the state have died due to the virus.
  • With 94 new cases of COVID-19, number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat stand at 2,272. A total of 95 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported from the state.
  • In Maharashtra, 553 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours. State tally rises to 5,229.
  • According to media reports, Maruti Suzuki has received permission to restart its operations in Manesar, Haryana. A total of 4,696 people can work – on a single shift basis.
  • Rajashan has reported 62 cases of COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, state tally rises to 1,799.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 19,984 people have tested positive in India. Till now, 3,869 have recovered, while 640 have died due to the virus. In the last 24 hours, 50 deaths and 1,383 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported from the country.
  • April 21 – As per the health ministry, a total of 18,985 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in India. Till now, 3,259 patients have recovered, while 603 have died due to the virus.
  • In Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh, a total of 915 cases of COVID-19 have been reported including 52 deaths.
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research have advised states not to use the rapid testing kits to test COVID-19 for the next two days. Testing kits will be tested and validated by on-ground teams, and then further advisory will be issued by the council in the next two days.
  • Till now, a total of 1,603 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Delhi including 47 deaths.
  • Till now, 1294 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Uttar Pradesh including 140 recoveries.
  • A total of 415 people in Karnataka have tested positive for COVID-19 including 114 recoveries and 17 deaths.
  • With 35 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Andhra Pradesh, the total number of cases in the state is at 757. Till now, 76 people have recovered, while 22 have died due to the virus.
  • With 127 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported from Gujarat, the state tally rises to 2,066. A total of 77 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported from the state.
  • 472 more COVID-19 cases reported from Maharashtra till 10 am today, taking the total number positive cases in the state to 4,676. Total of 232 people have died in the state due to the virus.
  • As per the health ministry, total number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 18,601 including 590 deaths. Looking at COVID-19-related deaths, 14.4 percent are in the age group of 0 to 45 years, 10.3 percent in the 45 to 60 years, 33.1 percent in the 60 to 75 years, and 42.2 percent in the above 75 years category.
  • COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan stand at 1628 including 25 deaths and 205 recovered patients.
  • April 17 – As per the health ministry, total number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 13,835 including 452 deaths.
  • Till now, a total of 3236 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Maharashtra.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a slew of measures to maintain liquidity in the system, facilitate bank credit flow, and ease financial stress. RBI said that the 90-day norm will not apply to the moratorium granted on existing loans by banks, and that the banks will be exempted from making any further dividend payout. RBI has also reduced the reverse repo rate to 3.75 percent in order to encourage banks to lend to the productive sectors of the economy. The ways and means advances (WMA) for the states has been increased to 60 percent to plan their borrowing better, and this limit will be available until September 30.
  • Till now, 1169 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Rajasthan.
  • Three fresh cases reported from Bihar including a six-month baby, taking the state tally to 83.
  • A total of 1640 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Delhi.
  • As per the health ministry, total number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 13, 387 including 437 deaths. In the last 24 hours, 1007 people have tested positive for the virus in the country.
  • In the last 24 hours, 245 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh. This takes the total cases in the city to 842.
  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in Uttar Pradesh rise to 805.
  • April 16 – COVID-19 cases in India rise to 12759, death toll at 420.
  • Media reports, quoting the government sources, state that 3366 Indians stranded abroad have tested positive for COVID-19, and 25 have died due to the virus.
  • The Indian government has decided to supply anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to 55 countries.
  • Uttar Pradesh has reported a total of 773 cases of COVID-19 from 48 districts in the state.
  • Till now, a total of 3081 positive cases have been reported from Maharashtra.
  • Mobile phones, televisions, refrigerators, laptops, and stationary items will be allowed to be sold through e-commerce platforms from April 20, as per home ministry officials.
  • 105 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Gujarat in the last 24 hours, state tally rises to 871. A total of 36 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported from the state.
  • Till now, Maharashtra has recorded 2916 positive cases including 187 COVID-19-related deaths.
  • A total of 1101 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Rajasthan.
  • As per the latest figures from the health ministry, a total of 12380 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India including 414 deaths.
  • A total of 980 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Madhya Pradesh including 597 cases from Indore city.
  • April 15 – The government has allowed industries operating in rural areas (outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities) to open from April 20. Industrial units that will resume operations from April 20 include manufacturing units and industrial establishments of essential goods, food processing units, IT and hardware manufacturing, packaging material manufacturing, coals, mines, and mineral production, oil and gas refineries, road construction, irrigation projects, construction of renewable energy projects, and jute industries.
  • Till now, 2801 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Maharashtra.
  • A total of 190 cases have been reported from Haryana out of which 146 are active cases.
  • Providing relief to real estate sector, the government has allowed resumption of construction activity in non-COVID hotspots from April 20 while following strict social distancing and safety measures.
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka stand at 277 including 75 recoveries and 11 deaths.
  • A total of 502 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Andhra Pradesh including 11 deaths.
  • The government has allowed certain activities and services starting from April 20. This includes activities related to agriculture, horticulture, farming, and procurement of agri products. Manufacturing units of pharmaceuticals and medical devices will also open on the given date. Further, shops of farm machinery, its spare parts, supply chain, and repairs are set to open on April 20. Also, services provided by self-employed electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, and motor mechanics will be permitted. However, none of these activities will be permitted in a designated containment zone or a COVID-19 hotspot.
  • COVID-19 cases in Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh, went up to 544.
  • A total of 11439 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. In the last 24 hours, 1076 fresh cases have been recorded in the country. Till now, 377 people have died across India due to the virus.
  • Till now, 695 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Gujarat. 30 people in the state have died due to the virus.
  • Inter-state and inter-district movement of people restricted until May 3.
  • Educational institutions, and metro and bus services across the country will be closed until the end of the lockdown,
  • As per the home ministry orders, cinema halls, malls, gyms, sports and shopping complexes, swimming pools, and bars will remain shut until May 3. Further, all social, political, sports and religious functions as well as religious places and places of worship will also remain shut until the end of the lockdown. 
  • A total of 1034 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Rajasthan.
  • Meghalaya reports its first COVID-19-related death – A 69-year-old doctor in the state died due to the virus.
  • COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh. Till now, a total of 438 people have tested positive, out of which 76 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. 
  • April 14 – Number of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir rise to 278.
  • International Monetary Fund projects India’s growth rate at 1.9 percent in 2020, forecasts global recession due to COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh rise to 657.
  • With fresh cases reported from Jaipur, the number reported COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan stand at 969.
  • With the announcement of lockdown extension, the metro rail services in the country will continue to remain shut until May 3.
  • In Karnataka, a total of 258 people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far including nine deaths and 64 recoveries.
  • Madhya Pradesh has reported 126 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the number of cases in the state to 730. 50 COVID-19-related deaths have been recorded in the state.
  • COVID-19 cases in Delhi rise to 1510. Till now, 28 people have died in the national capital due to the virus.
  • As per the health ministry, number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 10363. 1035 patients have recovered, and 339 died due to the virus.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the nationwide lockdown to May 3. In his address to the nation, he said that all districts, localities, states will be closely monitored till April 20 to see how strictly they are implementing the guidelines. States who do not let hotspots increase could be allowed to let some important activities resume and restrictions may be eased, but with certain conditions.
  • April 13 – Tamil Nadu extends lockdown in the state until April 30.
  • Cases of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh rises to 550.
  • As per health ministry, a total of 9352 positive cases have been reported from India. 324 people across the country have died due to the virus.
  • Regular visa and e-visa of foreign nationals stranded in India has been extended until April 30.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday, April 14 at 10 am.
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka stand at 247 including six deaths and 59 recoveries.
  • Government of Maharashtra extends lockdown in the state until April 30, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rises to 2064. 82 new cases have been reported from the state in the last 12 hours.
  • 328 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh. 33 people in the city have died due to the virus.
  • Out of 538 cases reported from Gujarat, 295 are from Ahmedabad city. Till now, the state has recorded 25 COVID-19-related deaths.
  • Till now, 815 positive cases and 11 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported from Rajasthan.
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand and Assam rises to 19 and 30 respectively.
  • 134 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Agra, a city in Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Number of active cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra stands at 401. Seven COVID-19-related deaths have been reported from the state.
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra stands at 1982.
  • In Tamil Nadu, 1075 cases of COVID-19 have been reported. 11 people in the state have died due to the virus.
  • Reported COVID-19 cases in Telangana reach 531.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 9152 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India including 308 deaths. Out of 9152 reported cases, 7987 cases are active.
  • April 9 – A total of 134 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Haryana.
  • 47 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from Rajasthan, taking the total number of cases in the state to 470.
  • Till now, 427 positive cases and seven COVID-19-related deaths have been reported from Telangana.
  • 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Karnataka; state tally jumps to 191.
  • Odisha has extended the state lockdown till April 30. All educational institutions in the state to remain shut until June 17.
  • A doctor died due to COVID-19 in Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh. With this, 22 people have died in the city due to the virus. Indore has recorded a total of 213 cases of COVID-19. 
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra jumps to 1297, with 162 new cases reported from the state.
  • 55 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Gujarat, taking the number of cases in the state to 241.
  • A total of 669 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Delhi.
  • Three more medical professionals have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Delhi State Cancer Institute in New Delhi. A total of 21 healthcare workers including doctors and nurses have tested positive at this hospital.
  • Till now, Kerala has reported 345 cases of COVID-19 out of which 259 are active cases.
  • 30 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported from Rajasthan; state tally jumps to 413.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 5734 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India including 166 deaths.
  • A total of 11 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Chhattisgarh, out of which nine people have recovered.
  • A total of 43 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar.
  • Nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand; state tally rises to 13.
  • The Indian government has approved a ‘India COVID19 Emergency Response & Health System Preparedness Package’ with an objective of strengthening national and state health systems. This will be implemented in three phases until March 2024.
  • Till now, 28 people in Himachal Pradesh have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • With seven new cases reported on April 8, total number of COVID-19 cases in Punjab stands at 106.
  • April 8 – Death toll in Maharashtra stands at 72, with eight deaths reported today. Till now, 1135 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from the state, including 696 cases from Mumbai.
  • 49 cases of COVID-19 reported from Telangana; state tally stands at 453.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 5274 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. 
  • With 48 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Tamil Nadu, taking the number of cases in the state to 738.
  • 65-year-old man died due to COVID-19 in Karnataka, taking the death toll in the state to five. Till now, 181 people have tested positive for the virus in the state.
  • A total of 106 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Punjab.
  • Till now, 11 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar.
  • Total number of active COVID-19 cases in West Bengal stand at 71.
  • Till now, Haryana has reported a total of 141 cases of COVID-19.
  • Eight new cases of COVID-19 reported from Karnataka; state tally rises to 181.
  • Three more people have died in Pune, taking the death toll in the city to 13.
  • 51 new cases reported from Delhi, out of which 35 have foreign travel history. This takes the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital to 576.
  • 60 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Maharashtra, taking the number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 1078.
  • Till now, 32 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand.
  • A total of 179 COVID-19 cases have bee reported from Gujarat, out of which 83 are from Ahmedabad.
  • Andhra Pradesh has recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases, taking the number of cases in the state to 329.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 5194 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. Till now, 401 patients have recovered and 149 have died due to the virus.
  • 20 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Rajasthan; state tally jumps to 348.
  • Two people died due to COVID-19 in Pune, a city in Maharashtra. With this, the death toll in the city reaches 10.
  • A total of 38 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar.
  • Till now, 173 people in Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh, have tested positive for COVID-19. 15 people have died in the city due to the virus.
  • April 7 – Total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra are at 1018 including 590 cases from Mumbai.
  • Till now, 690 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Tamil Nadu.
  • According to the health ministry, a total of 4789 COVID-19 cases have been reported from India. 124 people have died due to the virus across the country.
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh rise to 314.
  • 23 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Haryana, state tally jumps to 102.
  • Odisha reports its first COVID-19-related death.
  • A 45-year-old person died due to COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh, taking the death toll in the state to four.
  • 23 new cases reported in Maharashtra today, taking the number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 891.
  • Till now, 304 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh.
  • 19 new cases reported from Gujarat, till now a total of 165 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
  • According to the external affairs ministry, India will license paracetamol and Hydroxychloroquine in appropriate quantities to its neighboring countries. India will also supply these essential drugs to countries that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Number of positive COVID-19 cases in Goa and Assam stand at seven and 27 respectively.
  • With fresh cases reported from several towns in Rajasthan, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state rises to 325.
  • 16 new cases were reported from Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh. This takes the total number of COVID-19  cases in the state to 151.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 4421 cases of COVID-19 cases have been reported from India. This includes 3981 active cases and 114 deaths. 325 patients have recovered across the country.
  • India has lifted restrictions on the export of 24 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and medicines made from them. It had imposed the restrictions in March as the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted global supply chains. However, export restrictions have not been lifted on Paracetamol, a common pain reliever and its formulations, and Hydroxychloroquine, a medication used to treat malaria.  The list of APIs that can now be exported can be accessed here.
  • April 6 – As per the health ministry, 4281 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India, out of which 3851 are active cases. A total of 111 COVID-19 patients have died in the country.
  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in Punjab stand at 79 with seven deaths.
  • 37 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Andhra Pradesh, state tally jumps to 303.
    22 new cases have been reported from Rajasthan today, taking the number of cases in the state to 288.
  • Till now, 327 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Kerala.
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Haryana rise to 87.
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Uttrakhand stands at 31.
  • 50 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of cases in the state to 621.
  • 523 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from New Delhi.
  • A total of 305 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh.
  • In Jammu and Kashmir, 109 cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
  • According to health minister of Chhattisgarh, nine out of the 10 COVID-19 patients in the state have fully recovered.
  • Number of COVID-19-related deaths in India stands at 109.
  • 693 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India in the last 24 hours.
  • 14-month-old baby with no travel history has tested positive for COVID-19 in Gujarat.
  • A total of 163 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Karnataka including four deaths and 18 recoveries.
  • Till now, 12 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported from Gujarat.
  • Fresh cases of COVID-19 reported from Maharashtra; state tally jumps to 781.
  • A total of 226 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh.
  • So far, 85 people in Haryana have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • In Gujarat, 144 cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
  • 503 cases have been reported from Delhi. Seven people have died in the national capital due to the virus.
  • In Maharashtra, a total of 690 cases have been reported. 45 people have died in the state due to the virus.
  • Three people have died in Uttar Pradesh due to COVID-19.
  • Eight fresh cases reported from  Rajasthan, taking the number of patients in the state to 274.
  • On Sunday, 62 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from Telangana, taking the total number of patients in the state to 334. 11 people have died in the state due to the virus.
  • A total of 135 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh. 14 people in the state have died due to the virus.
  • Till now, 266 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Rajasthan. 
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 4067 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India including 109 deaths.
  • April 3 – COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh now stands at 172, with 50 cases from Noida.
  • 102 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported from Tamil Nadu today, total cases rise to 411.
  • Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam, taking the number of cases in the state to 20.
  • Till now, 75 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • A total of 384 COVID-19 cases reported from Delhi, out of which 58 patients have a foreign travel history. Five people have died in the capital due to the virus.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 157 patients in India have recovered.
  • Andhra Pradesh reports its first COVID-19-related death. The 55-year-old deceased patient contracted the virus from his son, who recently returned from New Delhi.
  • With five new cases from Gurgaon and three from Nuh, the number of COVID-19 patients in Haryana are now at 43. Out of these 43 patients, 13 have recovered and discharged from the hospital.
  • Till date, 125 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Karnataka.
  • A COVID-19 patient from Himachal Pradesh has died. This takes the death toll in the state to two. So far, seven people have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh rise to 134.
  • With new cases reported from Andhra Pradesh, total COVID-19 cases in the state reach 161.
  • Eight new cases reported from Ahmedabad. This takes the COVID-19 reported cases in Gujarat to 95.
  • Eight new cases reported from Madhya Pradesh, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the state to 119.
  • As per the new health ministry numbers, 2301 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in India.
  • Till now, 293 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi.
  • According to the Indian Council of Medical Research,  2183 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in India.
  • As per the health ministry website, a total of 2088 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. 56 people have died across the country due to the virus.
  • With 14 fresh cases of COVID-19, a total of 154 people have tested positive in Rajasthan.
  • Number of positive cases in Goa are now six.
  • A 78-year-old COVID-19 patient has died in Gujarat.
  • In Delhi, two nursing officers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Delhi State Cancer Institution. They came in contact with the doctor at the institution who tested positive earlier this week.
  • April 2 – Another COVID-19-related death reported from Rajasthan. Till now, 133 people have tested positive for the virus in the state.
  • A 59 year-old woman and her 10-month-old granddaughter have tested positive for COVID-19 in Chandigarh. Till now, 18 positive cases have been reported from Chandigarh.
  • According to the health ministry, around 50 medical staff including doctors and nurses across India have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu rise to 309 with 75 new cases reported today.
  • 81 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Maharashtra today. This takes the number of cases in the state to 416. 19 people have died in Maharashtra due to the virus.
  • 21 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Kerala, taking the number of positive cases in the state to 286.
  • In Delhi, 219 people have tested positive for COVID-19 out of which 51 are foreign nationals. Four people have died in the national capital due to the virus.
  • 11 more people, including two Italian nationals, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan. A total of 131 cases have been reported from the state.
  • Till now, 33 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Haryana.
  • A resident doctor of the Physiology department at the All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • A 54-year-old man, who was being treated for COVID-19 in Indore, has died. This is the eighth COVID-19-related death in Madhya Pradesh.
  • A 65-year-old COVID-19 patient in Indore has died. This takes the death toll in the state to seven.
  • First COVID-19 case reported from Arunanchal Pradesh.
  • A 85-year-old man, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan, has died.
  • In Andhra Pradesh, the reported number of COVID-19 cases stands at 132.
  • A total of 1965 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India, as per the health ministry. Out of the 1965 patients, 151 have recovered and 50 have died.
  • A 52-year-old man, with travel history to Sri Lanka, died due to COVID-19 in Gujarat. Four members of his family have also tested positive for the virus, and are undergoing treatment.
  • A total of 338 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra.
  • A 67-year-old COVID-19 patient from Ambala city in Haryana has died. This is the first COVID-19-related death reported from the state of Haryana.
  • Till now, 129 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan. 
  • Manipur has reported its second COVID-19 case.
  • In Gujarat, 82 people have tested positive for COVID-19 out of which six have recovered and six have died.
  • In the last 24 hours, 30 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Telangana, taking the total number of patients in the state to 129. Nine people in the state have died due to the virus.
  • Till now, 16 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam.
  • With multiple new cases of COVID-19 reported from Indore, the total number of positive cases in the state of Madhya Pradesh stand at 98.
  • Total confirmed cases in Odisha rise to five.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 1649 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. Till now 143 people have been discharged and 41 have died due to the virus.
  • April 1 – In the last 24 hours, 110 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from Tamil Nadu, taking the number of patients in the state to 234.
  • Two Italian nationals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan. Till now, 40 positive cases have been reported from the state.
  • In Punjab, 46 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and four people have died due to the virus.
  • According to Indian Council of Medical Research, 51 private labs have been established in India for COVID-19 testing.
  • The number of COVID-19 patients in Karnataka rise to 105, out of which three have died and nine have recovered.
  • Two doctors in Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Second COVID-19-related death reported from Uttar Pradesh.
  • According to the Indian government, 250 Indians stranded in Iran have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • As per the health ministry, total number of reported COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1637 with 1466 active cases, 38 deaths and 132 recoveries.
  • Four new cases reported from Noida in Uttar Pradesh. A total of 45 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Noida.
  • Uttar Pradesh reports its first COVID-19 death. A 25-year-old man who died in  Gorakhpur was found positive after his death.
  • A 65-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Madhya Pradesh. A man who died on March 29 in the state also tested positive for COVID-19, taking the death toll in Madhya Pradesh to six.
  • A doctor at the Delhi State Cancer Institution has tested positive for COVID-19. The doctor visited her brother, who had recently returned from the UK. The hospital is shut and is being disinfected. A total of 120 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi.
  • Till now, 82 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Gujarat.
  • As per media reports, 1559 people in India have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • In Madhya Pradesh, 20 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. Till now, 86 people have tested positive for the virus in the state.
  • 18 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, taking the number of patients in the state to 320.
  • March 31 – In Kerala, the Kochi metro services will remain shut due to the nationwide lockdown until April 14.
  • In Maharashtra, 72 new cases of COVID-19 were detected today, taking the number of patients in the state to 302.
  • A 52-year-old man in Assam in the first COVID-19 patient in the state. He is undergoing treatment, and is in a stable condition.
  • A Malaysian national has tested positive in Jharkhand. This is the first COVID-19 case for the state.
  • In the last 24 hours, 227 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India as per the health ministry.
  • New COVID-19 cases from Sirsa, Hisar, and Faridabad take the number of reported cases in Haryana to 25.
  • 35-year-old man with a travel history to Dubai has tested positive for COVID-19 in Patna. Till now, 16 cases have been reported from the state.
  • 10 more evacuees from Iran have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan while in quarantine, taking the number of patients in the state to 93.
  • A 65-year-old, who was being treated for COVID-19 in Punjab, has died. Till now, four people have died in the state due to the virus.
  • Till now, 98 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Karnataka, including six recovered patients and three deaths.
  • Till now, 66 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Madhya Pradesh.
  • 17 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Andhra Pradesh, total number of reported cases in the state are at 40.
  • Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Gujarat, total cases in the states reaches 73.
  • So far, 24 people present at the congregation in Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Five new COVID-19 cases reported from Maharashtra, taking the total number of reported cases in the state to 225.
  • Till now, five people in Madhya Pradesh and three people in West Bengal have died due to COVID-19.
  • Total number of COVID-19 patients in Rajasthan are at 83.
  • Delhi-based headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat had hosted a congregation in March which was attended by followers from India and abroad. Nine Indians who attended – six in Telengana and one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir– have died due to COVID-19. A Filipino national has died, and 19 foreign nationals have tested positive for the virus. This takes the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi to 97.
  • A 68-year-old man has died of COVID-19 in Kerala. This is the second death in the state due to the virus.
  • As per the health ministry, there are 1251 reported cases of COVID-19 in India, out of which 102 have recovered, and 32 Indians and an Italian national have died.
  • March 30 – Third COVID-19 death reported from Punjab – a woman has died at Patiala hospital.
  • As per media reports, number of reported COVID-19 cases in India are at 1122.
  • A 78-year-old man, who died two days ago in Mumbai, tested positive for COVID-19. 10 people have died in Maharashtra due to the virus.
  • Five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Chandigarh, taking the total number of patients in the region to 13.
  • So far, 88 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Karnataka.
  • In Kerala, 213 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, out of which 32 new cases were reported today.
  • 16 new cases were reported from Uttar Pradesh today, total reported cases reach 88.
  • Seven evacuees from Iran have tested positive in Rajasthan, taking the number of reported cases in the state to 69.
  • In the last 24 hours, 92 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from the country. 
  • So far, Jammu and Kashmir has reported 45 cases of COVID-19.
  • A flight from Kabul, Afghanistan has landed in Delhi with 35 Indians. They will be quarantined for 14 days at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp.
  • A 41-year-old Indian, who was one of the evacuees from Iran, has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is quarantined at the Army Wellness Facility in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan.
  • A 52-year-old died due to COVID-19 in Pune. Nine people have died in the state of Maharashtra due to the virus. 
  • Till now, 10 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • 17 new cases reported from Tamil Nadu; total number of COVID-19 cases in the state are at 67.
  • A 77-year-old man has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kolkata, taking the number of reported cases in the state of West Bengal to 22.
  • Number of reported COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan rise to 60.
  • Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh; total number of reported cases in the state are at 23.
  • A 45-year-old man died due to COVID-19 in Gujarat. This is the sixth death in the state due to the virus.
  • As per the health ministry, reported COVID-19 cases in India stand at 1071. Till now, 29 deaths have been reported. A foreign national in Jaipur also died due to the virus earlier this month.
  • As per the Maharashtra health department, till now the state has reported 215 COVID-19 cases.
  • Total number of reported COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan reaches 60.
  • According to the health ministry, a total of 1024 COVID-19 cases have been reported in India. A foreign national and 27 Indians have died due to the virus.
  • March 28 – In Maharashtra, 160 people have tested positive for COVID-19, with 28 cases reported in the last 24 hours.
  • Total number of reported COVID-19 cases reach 38 in Punjab.
  • 52 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Rajasthan.
  • Six more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Gujarat, taking the number of cases in the state to 53.
  • As per the health ministry, reported COVID-19 cases in India stand at 873. Till now, 19 Indians and a foreign national have died due to the virus. 
  • A 69-year-old woman, who was a COVID-19 patient, has died in Kerala. This is the first death reported from the state.
  • March 27 – Madhya Pradesh has reported 27 cases of COVID-19 in India.
  • 39 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Kerala today.
  • Nine new cases reported from Mumbai; total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra is at 156.
  • Six more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh; taking the number of reported cases in the state to 49.
  • Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir. So far, 17 cases have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra stand at 147.
  • 10 more cases reported from Telangana today; total number of COVID-19.
  • In the last 24 hours, 75 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from India – as per the health ministry.
  • Till now, 17 people and a foreign national have died in India due to COVID-19.
  • Domestic flights in India to remain suspended until April 14.
  • A 65-year-old man, who traveled to Delhi, died due to COVID-19 in Karnataka.
  • As of today, 36 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Delhi.
  • India’s central bank, the RBI, has announced a moratorium of three months of equated monthly installments (EMIs) on all outstanding loans. As per statement by the RBI, “All commercial, regional, rural, NBFCs and small finance banks are being permitted to allow three month moratorium on payment of installments in respect of all term loan EMIs outstanding on March 31.” For the next three months, no EMI will be deducted from anyone’s account who has outstanding loan, and the credit score of the individuals will not be impacted. The EMI will resume after the moratorium period is over. The moratorium excludes credit card dues.
  • Patna has reported seven COVID-19 cases till now.
  • Number of COVID-19 patients rise to 135 in Maharashtra.
  • Two relatives of the 73-year-old man, who died due to COVID-19 in Bhilwara city, have tested positive for the virus. Total number of reported cases in the state of Rajasthan are at 45.
  • As per media reports, number of reported COVID-19 cases in India stand at 724.
  • A 45-year-old man in Telangana, who has a travel history to Delhi, has tested positive for COVID-19. This takes the number of reported cases in the state to 45.
  • Three people in Pune have tested negative in their repeat samples. They are expected to be discharged today.
  • A second case of COVID-19 has been reported from Andaman and Nicobar.
  • March 26 – Two more cases have been reported from Kashmir, taking the number of patients in Jammu and Kashmir to 13.
  • Commerce ministry of India has set up a help desk number to help export and import related issues arising due to COVID-19 outbreak. It is operated by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), and can be reached at 1800-111-550.
  • 42 fresh cases and four deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported in India in the last 24 hours.
  • A 42-year-old man in Nagpur tests positive for COVID-19; reported cases in Maharashtra rise to 125.
  • A 73-year-old man, who tested positive for COVID-19, in Bhilwara city in Rajasthan has died. Till now, 16 people and a foreign national have died due to the virus.
  • In a relief for small businesses and micro enterprises, the finance ministry has announced that the government will pay the employees’ provident fund (EPF) contribution both of the employer and the employee (12 percent each) for the next three months. This will only be applicable for establishments with less than 100 employees, where 90 percent of the employees draw less than INR 15,000 (US$200) salary per month.
  • The government has also amended the EPF regulations, which will allow workers to draw up to 75 percent of their PF balance advance or three months of wages – whichever is lower – as a non-refundable advance.
  • Two more people with foreign travel history have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan, taking the total number of cases in the state to 40.
  • A elderly woman who tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka has died. Till now, 15 people and a foreign national have died due to the virus.
  • Three more people in Telangana have tested positive for COVID-19; total confirmed cases in the state are at 44.
  • As per the orders of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, essential services in the national capital can be open for 24/7.
  • Due to the nationwide lockdown, the Delhi metro services will remain shut until April 14.
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has constituted a task force to develop management protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar, taking the number of patients in the state to six.
  • Four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Lucknow. This takes the reported cases in the state of Uttar Pradesh to 40.
  • A 70-year-old man, who was being treated for COVID-19, has died. Till now, 14 people and a foreign national have died in India due to the virus.
  • Reported COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh rise to six.
  • All offices of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs will remain shut for three weeks due to the nationwide lockdown. The employees, however, will continue to work from home. 
  • Till now, 43 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Gujarat.
  • Five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city of Indore, taking the number of patients in the city to 10. This takes the number of reported cases in Madhya Pradesh to 25.
  • A doctor along with this wife and daughter have tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi. The doctor came in contact with an infected woman who had returned from Saudi Arabia. Delhi has reported 36 COVID-19 cases.
  • As per the health ministry, the total number of reported COVID-19 cases in India stand at 649. 13 people and a foreign national have died due to the virus.
  • A 64-year-old woman who died Maharashtra earlier this week has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has set up a control room to monitor the status of transportation and delivery of goods, manufacturing, and delivery of essential commodities.
  • A total of 124 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Maharashtra.
  • A 65-year-old man in Srinagar, who was being treated for COVID-19, has died. Four of the deceased’s contacts have also tested positive for COVID-19. In India, 12 people and a foreign national have died due to the virus. 
  • Five people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city of Indore. This takes the number of reported cases in Madhya Pradesh to 20.
  • A 66-year-old man in West Bengal with no foreign travel history has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of reported cases in the state to 10.
  • Three people with foreign travel history have tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa. These are first cases reported from the state. 
  • India Briefing looks at the key announcements by the finance ministry for businesses in India to deal with the economic fallout due to COVID-19. The ministry has eased a few financial and regulatory compliances as well as labeled customs as an essential service until June 30, 2020. Read more in our latest article – “COVID-19 in India: Finance Ministry Announces Temporary Relief, Extends Tax and Compliance Deadlines.”
  • March 25 – As per the media reports, reported cases in India rise to 606.
  • In the last 24 hours, five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Delhi. Now, the total of cases in the national capital stands at 35.
  • 122 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra.
  • Four more positive cases reported from Mumbai, and this takes the total number of cases in Maharashtra to 116.
  • Four new cases reported from Rajasthan including two from the city of Bhilwara, taking the number of cases in the state to 36.
  • A person who returned from Amsterdam on March 16 has tested positive in Mizoram. He was under home quarantine after his return.
  • Foxconn and Wistron Corp. have suspended all production at their Indian plants to comply with a nationwide lockdown ordered by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hitting the output of Apple’s iPhones and other gadgets.
  • Two out of the three patients of COVID-19 in Jammu have recovered.
  • Number of reported COVID-19 cases from Gujarat stand at 38.
  • Three new cases have been reported from Telangana, taking the number of cases in the state to 39.
  • As per the health ministry, number of reported COVID-19 cases in India stand at 562, out of which 512 are active cases.
  • India has banned exports of hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from it. Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria.
  • A 29-year-old person, who recently returned from Gujarat, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar. This takes the number of cases in Bihar to four.
  • Starting from March 26, private hospitals will begin treatment and admission of COVID-19 patients. Earlier, private hospitals were only required to collect throat swab samples for suspected patients and advise them to home quarantine while awaiting test results.
  • A 54-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu has died. In India, 11 people and a foreign national have died due to the virus. 
  • India Briefing discusses the best practices for businesses that are operating remotely amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Navigating the work from home model can be difficult, especially for businesses that have no experience with remote operations. These tips will ensure smooth business operations and well-being of the employees. Read more in our latest article – “COVID-19 in India: 5 Best Practices for Businesses Implementing Work-From-Home.”
  • March 24 – In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide complete lockdown from 12 am tonight for the next 21 days to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Eight more cases reported in Karnataka, tally of COVID-19 patients in the state goes up to 41.
  • Kerala reported 14 new cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 105.
  • According to the health ministry, number of reported cases of COVID-19 in India stand at 519.
  • In total, 35 people in Uttar Pradesh have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • According to the Delhi government, no new case of COVID-19 has been reported in the national capital in the last 40 hours.
  • Bhilwara, a town in Rajasthan, has taken a massive screening exercise for suspected COVID-19 carriers after 13 people, including three doctors and nine nursing staffers of a hospital, tested positive for the virus in the last few days. So far, 32 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan.
  • Reported cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra rise to 106.
  • Currently, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have 38 and eight reported cases of COVID-19.
  • Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of patients in the region to six.
  • Amid COVID-19 outbreak, the finance ministry has announced some relaxations for businesses and individuals.
  • The finance ministry has also announced waiver of minimum balance charges for savings bank account, and allowed debit card holders to withdraw cash from any ATM free of charge for the next three months.
  • According to the finance ministry, if this situation continues beyond April then government may consider suspending Sec 7, 9, and 10 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) for six months to stop companies being forced into insolvency.
  • The threshold for default under IBC for MSMEs is currently INR 100,000 (US$1315), but now it has been increased to INR 10 million (US$131,501).
  • Newly incorporated companies to get additional six months to file declaration for the commencement of business.
  • For companies with less than INR 50 million (US$657,400) turnover, no interest, penalty, or late fee to be charged on the late GST return filing.
  • Indirect tax dispute redressal scheme extended to June 30; no interest on payment made till June 30.
  • Mandatory requirement of holding board meetings is being relaxed by a period of 60 days for the next two quarters. 
  • Finance ministry provides relief for imports and exports, classifies custom clearance as an essential service. It will work 24/7 until June 30.
  • Due date for issue of notice for all laws linked to duty compliance extended till June 30
  • All compliances under Income Tax Act, Wealth Tax Act, Benami Transaction Act, Black Money Act, Vivaad se Vishwaas, have been extended to June 30.
  • For delayed deposit of TDS, interest has been reduced from 18 percent to nine percent.
  • The last date to file income tax returns for FY 18-19 has been extended to June 30.
  • Three more people in Tamil Nadu with travel history to the US and Switzerland have tested positive for COVID-19. Total number of patients in the state are at 15.
  • 12 COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra have recovered and discharged from the hsopital.
  • Two patients in Ladakh have recovered from COVID-19. Active cases in the region stand at 11.
  • Three more people, with travel history to London, Germany, and Saudi Arabia, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana. The total number of cases in the state stand at 36.
  • According to media reports, a 65-year-old woman in Maharashtra, who was being treated for COVID-19, has died. She had a travel history to UAE. A total of 10 Indians and a foreign national have died due to the virus.
  • As per the health ministry, a total of 492 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India, out of which 446 are active cases.
  • Total number of positive cases in Maharashtra rise to 101.
  • Northeast India reports its first case – a 23-year-old person has tested positive in Manipur.
  • As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 471 people in India have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Nine people and an Italian national in Rajasthan have died due to the virus.
  • March 23 – Number of COVID-19 cases in India rise to 467, including 34 discharged patients. 
  • A 69-year-old man, who died earlier today in a hospital in Himachal Pradesh, has been tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 15 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Punjab, including a two-year-old boy.
  • Total number of cases in Karnataka stand at 33.
  • According to the health ministry, a total of 433 COVID-19 cases have been reported from India, out of which 402 are active cases.
  • So far, 30 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Gujarat.
  • 28 new positive cases were reported from Kerala in the last 24 hours, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state to 92. Kerala will remain under lockdown until March 31.
  • Assam and Manipur to remain under lockdown until March 31.
  • All OPD services in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and all its centers will remain shut until further orders.
  • Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana including a 30-year-old man who has no foreign travel history but came in contact with a group of Indonesian nationals. With this, a total of 30 cases have been reported from the state.
  • Himachal Pradesh is under lockdown until further notice; Arunachal Pradesh to be under lockdown until March 31.
  • According to the health ministry, a total of 415 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India.
  • Among the 30 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi, 23 people had foreign travel history, while seven patients were the family members of the infected patients.
  • 11 new cases reported from Gujarat, taking the number of patients in the state to 29.
  • As per media reports, a total of 396 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India. Seven Indians and two foreign nationals have died in India due to the virus.
  • A 68-year-old man from Philippines, who tested positive for COVID-19 and later recovered, has died at a hospital in Mumbai. Three deaths have been reported from the city, and a total of nine people have died due to the virus in India including an Italian national.
  • In the last 24 hours, 15 new cases have been reported in Maharashtra. A total of 89 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
  • A total of 28 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan, out of which three have recovered.
  • 75 districts in Tamil Nadu go into lockdown till March 31 amid COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Section 144, that prohibits assembly of more than five people in an area, has been imposed in Pune till March 31.
  • March 22 – A 69-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 in Gujarat has died. The deceased did not have any foreign travel history, but had recently traveled to Delhi and Jaipur. Seven Indians and one foreign national have died due to the virus.
  • Two new cases reported from Noida, taking the number of COVID-19 cases in the city to eight.
  • Six locally transmitted COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi, a total of 27 positive cases have been reported from the national capital.
  • All passenger trains, metro services, inter-state bus services to be suspended until March 31. 
  • Complete lockdown announced for Delhi and Telangana until March 31. Grocery stores, hospitals, medical stores, petrol pumps and other establishments providing essential service will continue to function during the lockdown period.
  • Lockdown announced for 15 districts in Uttar Pradesh until March 25.
  • The central government has asked the state governments to issue directions to the 75 districts that have positive COVID-19 cases to stop all services except the emergency services.
  • Following transport services have been suspended until March 31 – Delhi metro, Noida-Greater Noida metro, Noida city bus services, and Lucknow metro.
  • Section 144, that prohibits assembly of more than five people in an area, has been imposed in Delhi and Maharashtra.
  • Lockdown announced for Kolkata and several areas in West Bengal from March 23 until March 27. 
  • Four new COVID-19 cases reported from Gujarat, total number of cases go up to 18
  • A 24-year-old man has tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana, total number of cases in the state rise to 22.
  • Mumbai local train services will remain shut until March 31.
  • Indian railways has halted operations of all the trains excluding the goods trains until March 31 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in India.
  • Seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Punjab, taking the total number of cases in the state to 21.
  • According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 341 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in India.
  • A 40-year-old woman in Panchkula in Haryana has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of eight cases have been reported from Haryana.
  • A 31-year-old man with a travel history to Dubai has tested positive for COVID-19 in Noida, taking the total number of cases in the city to six.
  • Currently, there are six reported cases of COVID-19 in Chandigarh.
  • A woman in Bihar tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of reported cases in the state to two including a deceased patient.
  • Odisha government has put the following towns and districts under lockdown until March 29 – Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balasore, Jajpur town, Bhadrak, Khurdha, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapada, and Angul.
  • A 38-year-old man in Bihar, who died due to kidney failure on March 21, had tested positive for COVID-19. The man had a travel history to Qatar. Due to the virus, a total of seven people have died in India including one foreign national.
  • Punjab government has decided to enforce lockdown in the entire state until March 31. So far, 14 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from the state. All essential government services, and shops selling items such as food and medicines will be remain open.
  • In the last 24 hours, 10 new cases have been reported from Maharashtra. A total of 74 people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A 63-year-old patient in Maharashtra has died due to COVID-19. Six people in India have died due to the virus including one foreigner.
  • Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka have sealed their borders with the neighboring states.
  • Special Air India flight from Italy with 263 Indian evacuees has arrived in India. The evacuees will be taken to the ITBP Chhawla Quarantine Facility in Delhi.
  • A 33-year-old man with foreign travel history has tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka, taking the number of cases in the state to 19.
  • Cities in Gujarat – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara to be under lockdown until March 25.
  • March 21 – As per media reports, a total of 283 COVID-19 cases have been reported in India.
  • So far, 13 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Gujarat, and six in Tamil Nadu.
  • Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka, taking the number of reported cases in the state to 18.
  • Six people in Rajasthan have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of reported cases in the state to 23.
  • 215 evacuees from Italy, who were quarantined at the Indo-Tibetan Border Chhawla quarantine facility, have tested negative for COVID-19 after seven days stay at the facility. They will be tested again on the 14th day of the quarantine period.
  • According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 271 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in India.
  • A woman in her early 40s with no foreign travel history has tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra. She is currently on ventilator support in a Pune hospital. So far, 63 people have tested positive for the virus in the state.
  • A total of 26 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Delhi.
  • Mumbai metro has suspended its services only for Sunday, March 21.
  • New cases reported from Gujarat and Karnataka, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state to eight and 16 respectively.
  • One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Noida. This is the fifth case for the city.
  • According to the Uttar Pradesh government, so far 23 people have tested positive for COVID-19 out of which nine patients have recovered.
  • Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Punjab, taking the number of cases in the state to six.
  • Woman with a travel history to Scotland has tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal, taking the number of patients in the state to three.
  • March 20 – Two Indonesian nationals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana, taking the number of reported cases in the state to 19.
  • All the passengers coming from Australia, the UK, and the US will be screened and assessed for either quarantine or isolation based on risk assessment.
  • Four people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh.
  • COVID-19 patient, who worked at Paytm in Gurgaon, has recovered and discharged from the hospital, according to the company.
  • Around 1,000 people in Karnataka have been put in quarantine until March 26.
  • Two COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Bus and metro services in Noida will be suspended on Sunday, March 22.
  • 12 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala, taking the number of reported cases in the state to 40.
  • Guidelines released by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on quarantines can be read here.
  • A doctor at a private hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of patients in the state to 10.
  • Section 144, that prohibits assembly of more than five people in an area, has been imposed in Haryana.
  • Five foreign nationals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala.
  • Four more people in Chandigarh have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of cases in the region to five.
  • A 18-year-old woman who returned from London has tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana, taking the number of cases in the state to 17.
  • The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) hasdecided to close markets, barring chemist shops, dairy and general stores, in New Delhi until March 23.
  • Two more cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Gujarat, taking the total number of patients in the state to seven.
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 223, including 32 foreign nationals. Four Indians and an Italian national have died in the country due to COVID-19.
  • 114 travelers, who returned from Dubai to Pune, have been put in mandatory quarantine for the next two weeks.
  • The government has decided to extend till April 15 regular visa and e-visa of all foreigners who are in India but could not depart.
  • The Delhi Metro will shut its services on Sunday, March 22 to encourage public to stay indoors and maintain social distancing.
  • Uttarakhand has banned entry of domestic and international travelers into the state until further notice.
  • All passengers traveling to Assam will be stamped by the government.
  • All offices and shops in Mumbai will be closed until March 31.
  • Five people in Maharashtra who tested positive for COVID-19, have now tested negative. They will be discharged from the hospital, but will be kept under surveillance for 14 days.
  • 18 companies, including Indian and international, have received the license from Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) to carry on COVID-19 diagnostic tests in the country.
  • As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, so far 206 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in India.
  • Three new positive cases have been reported from Gujarat, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state to five. One patient returned from Spain recently, while the other two have a travel history to Finland and New York.
  • Delhi government has issued advisory for private sector employers to allow employees to work from home till March 31.
  • A person with a travel history to Saudi Arabia has tested positive for COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh, taking the number of patients in the state to three.
  • The government has launched MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp. Citizens can now send ‘Hi’ on WhatsApp to +91 9013151515 and get automated responses to queries related to COVID-19.
  • So far, 52 positive cases have been reported from Maharashtra.
  • A 69-year-old woman with a travel history to the UK has tested positive for COVID-19 in Punjab, taking the total number of cases in the state to three.
  • Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Lucknow, taking the number of cases in the city to nine.
  • As per the health ministry, total number of reported COVID-19 cases in India stand at 195.
  • A 69-year-old Italian national who was receiving treatment in Jaipur died due to COVID-19. This is the first death of a foreign national in India. So far, five people have died in the country due to the virus.
  • Odisha has reported its second COVID-19 case.
  • All international flight operations at the Delhi airport will be suspended between March 22 and March 29.
  • A man with travel history to the UK has tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal, taking the number of cases in the state to two.
  • An Indian who tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has died. This is the first Indian national who died outside the country due to the virus.
  • Two new cases have been reported out of Telangana, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 16.
  • Authorities have confirmed that two COVID-19 patients in Karnataka have recovered. 
  • Gujarat reported two cases of COVID-19 – each from Rajkot and Surat.
  • March 19 – Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh, taking the number of reported cases to 19.
  • The Meghalaya government has made health checkups health check-ups mandatory at entry points to state in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The government banned export of all ventilators, surgical and disposable masks, and textile raw material used for making masks with immediate effect.
  • So far, four positive cases have been reported from Haryana. All the patients are from Gurugram (Gurgaon).
  • A person with travel history to Dubai has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala, taking the number of patients in the state to 25.
  • Reserve Bank of India, India’s central bank, has asked most of its employees to work from home.
  • As per the external affairs ministry, Indians who tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran are being taken care of by the Iranian government.
  • Department of Pharmaceuticals and Ministry of Consumer Affairs to take strict action against those who are charging high prices for masks and sanitizers.
  • Following Maharashtra’s lead, the Delhi government will also start stamping people who are under quarantine. Strict action will be taken against those who don’t follow the rules or try to flee the quarantine facility.
  • Restaurants will be shut in Delhi, but home delivery services will be available.
  • The government has advised people over 65 years of age and kids below 10 years of age to stay at home.
  • As per the health ministry, the number of reported COVID-19 cases stand at 173.
  • The government has requested states to enforce work from home for private sector employees except those working in emergency and essential services.
  • As per the government’s order, no scheduled international commercial passenger flights will be allowed to land in India starting from March 22 for a week.
  • All sporting events and religious gatherings to be postponed, and to ensure social distancing public transport will have reduced services.
  • A 72-year-old man, who returned from Germany and Italy a fortnight ago, died due to COVID-19 in Punjab. This is the fourth death in India due to the virus.
  • All vessels arriving to the Kolkata port in West Bengal from COVID-19 hit countries – China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain, Germany, UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait – will be quarantined for 14 days as a precautionary measure.
  • Punjab to suspend public transport services starting from midnight March 20. The state government is also shutting marriage halls, hotels, restaurants, and dining places except home delivery services and takeaways. 
  • Maharashtra state government has authorized the police authorities to take action against those who violate the mandatory quarantine guidelines.
  • AC local train services suspended in Mumbai starting from March 20 until March 31.
  • All public transport is banned in Srinagar, the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • 43 people, who arrived through Attari-Wagah Border in India on March 18, have been sent to quarantine facility in Amritsar.
  • 97 Indian passengers, who arrived from from the Philippines and Malaysia, are stranded at Changi Airport in Singapore due to travel restrictions imposed by India. However, the Indian High Commission in Singapore is working on arrangements to put these passengers on a flight to India.
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rise to 49.
  • Following the process started by Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh starts stamping people who are home quarantined with indelible ink.
  • Universities Grants Commission, the statutory body set up by the Indian government for maintaining higher education institutions, has asked the universities to postpone all examinations until March 31.
  • Two more people in Lucknow have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of infected patients in Uttar Pradesh to 18, as per the media reports.
  • A 24-year-old woman who recently returned from London has tested positive for COVID-19 in Raipur. This is the first confirmed case for the state of Chhattisgarh. 
  • A person who is employed in a tech company in Noida, Uttar Pradesh has tested positive for COVID-19. He was in self-isolation after his return from international travel.
  • Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE) has postponed class 10 and class 12 exams between March 19 and March 31. Revised dates to be announced later.
  • A person with travel history to Saudi Arabia has tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka, taking the number of cases in the state to 15.
  • A person who recently returned from England has tested positive for COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh. This is the second case for the state.
  • A 23-year-old woman with travel history to the UK has tested positive for COVID-19 in Chandigarh, making this is the first case for the region.
  • As per media reports, a total of 169 COVID-19 cases have been reported in India so far.
  • Seven people, all Indonesian nationals, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana. This takes the total number of cases in the state to 13.
  • Mumbai plans to quarantine 26,000 people that are expected to land between March 19 and March 31 from COVID-19 hit nations in the gulf such as Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and the UAE.
  • Three  woman including a 50-year-old woman in Ratnagiri have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number patients in the state of Maharashtra to 47.
  • Karnataka extends the shut down of educational institutions, cinema halls, and malls until March 31. All international passengers will be isolated when they arrive in the state.
  • After Maharashtra, Karnataka starts stamping home quarantined international passengers with indelible ink when they arrive in the state. The stamp indicates the last date of quarantine. 
  • 50 international flights and 34 domestic flights cancelled at the Chennai airport in Tamil Nadu.
  • Kashmir records its first case of COVID-19. 
  • Section 144, that prohibits assembly of more than four people in an area, has been imposed in Rajasthan.
  • India Briefing looks at how China’s disrupted supply chain due to COVID-19 will impact industries in India. The disruption in China has impacted the Indian manufacturing sector greatly, especially the automobile, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and electronics industries as well as micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Read more in our latest article – “Impact of China’s Disrupted Supply Chain on India amid COVID-19.”
  • March 18 – So far, a total of 17 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh.
  • A 68-year-old woman, who was in contact with a US-returned COVID-19 patient, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra. The total number of reported cases from the state stand at 43.
  • According to media reports, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in India stand at 152.
  • A 42-year-old man with a travel history to London has tested positive for COVID-19 in Gurugram (Gurgaon). This is the second case for the city.
  • Weekly bazaars, shopping malls, swimming pools and cinema halls in Gurgaon will be shut until March 31. Pharmacies, medical establishments, and grocery stores to remain open.
  • Tamil Nadu has reported its second COVID-19 case. The 20-year-old patient is a resident of New Delhi, and traveled by train to Chennai where he was tested. He is reported to be in a stable condition.
  • Number of reported COVID-19 cases rise to 10 in New Delhi.
  • According to the external affairs ministry, 276 Indians have tested positive for COVID-19 abroad including 225 in Iran and 12 in UAE.
  • A 56-year-old man with a travel history to the US and a 25-year-old woman with a travel history to Spain have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangalore, taking the number of positive patients in the state of Karnataka to 13.
  • Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane retracted the news of the infected Norwegian national in the state. He said that a hoax call impersonating the testing lab was placed to the health authorities confirming the positive COVID-19 case. Final test reports of the Norwegian national is still awaited.
  • One person with travel history to Indonesia has tested positive for COVID-19 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. This is the fourth reported case from Noida.
  • A Norwegian national has tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa. The man arrived from Norway on February 6, and traveled to Delhi, Agra, Assam, and Meghalaya before coming to Goa on February 20.
  • A doctor who was treating COVID-19 patients in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh has tested positive for the virus. He is reported to be in stable condition.
  • Two more people in Ladakh have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of reported cases in the region to eight.
  • All colleagues (including soldiers) of the COVID-19 infected army soldier in Ladakh have been quarantined.
  • A 34-year-old Indian Army soldier has tested positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh. He came in contact with his father, who returned from a pilgrimage in Iran and has also tested positive for the virus.
  • As per the health ministry, total number of reported cases in India stand at 147.
  • A 44-year-old man with travel history to Singapore and Canada has tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi. However, the patient left for Singapore after giving his swab sample at the collection center in the city.
  • A 28-year-old woman in Pune with travel history to France and the Netherlands has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of cases in Maharashtra to 42.
  • 18 year-old man, with a travel history to England, has tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal. This is the first case for the state.
  • Jammu and Kashmir has banned entry of foreign visitors into the territory as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • March 17 – The district administration of Gurugram (Gurgaon) in Haryana have advised all MNCs, IT firms, industries, BPOs and corporate offices in the city to allow their employees to work from home until March 31 in order to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.
  • An Indonesian national, who traveled from Delhi to Telangana has tested positive for COVID-19. So far, five cases have been reported from Telangana.
  • Two men, who were among the 218 evacuees from Italy, have tested positive for COVID-19 at the ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) camp in Chhawla, Delhi.
  • A 68-year-old woman with a travel history to Saudi Arabia has tested positive for COVID-19 in Puducherry. This is the first case for the region. The administration has closed all cinemas, educational institutions and gyms in the region.
  • A-49-year-old man with a travel history to the US has tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai. This takes the total number of reported cases in Maharashtra to 41.
  • A total of 11 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Karnataka.
  • As per the health ministry, the number of reported cases in India are at 137.
  • All ministries have been asked to install thermal scanners at all government buildings, and all gyms and recreational centers in government buildings will remain shut.
  • Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh, taking the number of reported patients in the region to six.
  • A 29-year-old woman in Gurgaon, Haryana has tested positive for COVID-19. She works with a Gugron-based company, and had recently traveled to Malaysia and Indonesia. This is the first reported case from the state of Haryana.
  • A 20-year-old woman with travel history to the UK has tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka, taking the number of reported cases in the state to 10.
  • According to media reports, a 64-year-old COVID-19 patient died in Mumbai, Maharashtra. So far, three deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in India.
  • According to the health ministry, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in India stand at 126. However, as per media reports, the reported cases have increased to 131 as new cases were recorded earlier today.
  • Two people with travel history to France have tested positive for COVID-19 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • A 63-year-old doctor, who treated the 76-year-old man who died due to COVID-19, has tested positive for the virus. The doctor along with his family are quarantined at home, and will be sent to an isolation ward in a hospital shortly. This brings the total number of cases in Karnataka to nine.
  • The government has prohibited entry of travelers from Afghanistan, Philippines, and Malaysia into the country until March 31.
  • Under the new government policy, COVID-19 patients or suspected of the virus will only be discharged from the hospital after two samples test negative within 24 hours. 
  • A 32-year-old man, who recently returned from the US via London, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka. This brings the total number of reported cases in the state to eight.
  • One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana, taking the number of reported cases in the state to four.
  • Taj Mahal, a popular tourist site in Agra, will be closed to visitors until March 31.
  • All monuments protected under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and central museums across India will be shut until March 31.
  • Educational institutions, cinema halls, and malls in Jharkhand to remain shut until April 14.
  • There are 52 testing sites in India, and so far less than 7,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out.
  • March 16 – A citizen of Philippines, who was visiting Navi Mumbai, has tested positive for COVID-19. The number of patients in Maharashtra stand at 39.
  • Three more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala, taking the number of patients in the state to 24.
  • India bans entry of Indian and international passengers from member countries of the European Union, the European free trade association, Turkey, and the UK starting from March 18. This will be in effect until March 31, and will be reviewed subsequently.
  • Health ministry has imposed a mandatory 14 day quarantine period for passengers traveling from or transiting through UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait.
  • All educational institutions, malls, gyms and cinema halls in Tamil Nadu to be shut until March 31.
  • Helpline for COVID-19 Control Center operated by the external affairs ministry can be reached at 1800-118-797 (toll free),+91- 11- 23012113, +91- 11- 23014104 and +91- 11- 23017905, or email at covid19@mea.gov.in
  • Odisha government has instructed all foreigners to register their arrival into state and stay home quarantined for 14 days. Failure to do so will be considered a crime.
  • A total of 114 COVID-19 cases have been reported from India, including 17 foreign nationals.
  • A person with a travel history to Dubai has tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, taking the number of patients in the state to 38.
  • All schools, colleges and universities in West Bengal will remain shut until April 15.
  • All social, cultural, political, religious, academic and family gatherings of 100 or more people are banned in Chandigarh till March 31. 
  • Schools, colleges, cinema halls, swimming pools and gyms in Tripura will be closed until March 31.
  • Schools and colleges in Meghalaya to be shut until March 31.
  • Four more people in Maharashtra have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of patients in the state to 37.
  • All gyms, spas and night clubs in Delhi to be shut until March 31. Any gathering with more than 50 people excluding weddings are not allowed until March 31.
  • Andaman and Nicobar administration has suspended all travel and tourism related activities till March 26, and have asked tourists to refrain visiting until then.
  • Karnataka has reported its seventh case. The infected patient is the daughter of the 76-year-old man who died last week due to COVID-19.
  • As per media reports, the number of COVID-19 cases in India stand at 112.
  • The state of Odisha confirms the first case of COVID-19. The 33-year-old patient recently returned from Italy.
  • One more person has tested positive in Maharashtra, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state to 33. The infected person has a travel history to Japan and Dubai.
  • According to a government notification, masks and hand sanitizers will be treated as essential commodities until June 30. Under the Essential Commodities Act, states can ask manufacturers to enhance their production capacity of these items, to make the supply chain smooth, while under the Legal Metrology Act, which is also in force, the states can ensure sale at the maximum retail price (MRP).
  • So far, 13 people have recovered from COVID-19 in India as per the health ministry.
  • According to health ministry, total number of confirmed cases in India stand at 110.
  • 53 Indians, who were evacuated from Iran, arrived in India. In total, 389 Indians have returned from Iran.
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has kept eight Indian students and one foreign student have been kept under isolation on COVID-19 suspicion.
  • March 15 – A 46-year-old person in Telangana has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of cases in the state to three.
  • So far, two people in Delhi have recovered and have been discharged from the hospital.
  • A total of 13 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh including eight from Agra.
  • So far, 22 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala. 
  • A 59-year-old woman with travel history to Russia and Kazakhstan has tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, taking the number of infected patients in the state to 32.
  • Around 289 passengers from a Dubai bound flight were offloaded at the Kochi (Cochin) international airport shortly before takeoff after a UK national on the flight tested positive for COVID-19.
  • According to the health ministry, total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 107.
  • The number of reported cases from Maharashtra rise from 26 to 31.
  • New Delhi’s first COVID-19 patient has made a full recovery, and was discharged from the hospital on March 14.
  • As per media reports, number of positive COVID-19 cases in India stand at 102.
  • 218 Indians were evacuated from Italy, and have been quarantined at Indo-Tibetan Border Police’s Chhawla camp for the next 14 days.
  • 234 Indians were evacuated from Iran, and have been quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Center at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.
  • March 14 – New cases reported from Maharashtra, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 26. This includes eight cases from Mumbai.
  • A 24-year-old man from Jaipur with a travel history to Spain has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Four people in West Bengal have been quarantined, no confirmed cases from the state so far.
  • Three more positive cases reported from Maharashtra – two from Vidharba and one from Nagpur, taking the number of cases in the state to 22.
  • According to media reports, the reported cases in India are at 85, out of which 10 people have recovered and discharged from the hospital.
  • Ministry of health issues guideline for home quarantine. They can be accessed here.
  • Ministry of Home Affairs declares COVID-19 as a ‘notified disaster’. This would enable state governments to spend funds from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to fight the pandemic.
  • A person with travel history to Italy has tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana, taking the number of patients in the state to two.
  • 21 Indians who were stranded in Italy amid the COVID-19 outbreak arrived in Kerala. The passengers have been transferred to the isolation wards in Aluva General Hospital.
  • Schools and colleges to remain shut till March 31 in Goa and West Bengal.
  • All educational institutions and cinema halls in Himachal Pradesh to be closed till March 31.
  • Two people test positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, taking the number of infected patients in the state to 19.
  • A 69-year-old woman in Delhi, who tested positive for COVID-19 after she came in contact with her son who also tested positive for the virus, died in the city. This is second death from COVID-19 in India.
  • US embassy and consulates in India have cancelled all visa appointments starting from March 16.
  • A 25-year old woman, whose husband tested positive for COVID-19 in Bengaluru, also tested positive. The couple had recently visited Italy.
  • March 13 – Number of positive COVID-19 cases from India stand at 81, out of which three from Kerala recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • A 76-year-old man, who died two days ago in Karnataka, is India’s first COVID-19 fatality. He was being treated for suspected COVID-19 infection, and had a travel history to Saudi Arabia.
  • 46 people who came in contact with the 76-year-old man, the first COVID-19 related death in India, have been placed under quarantine.
  • A person in Pune, with travel history to the US, has tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases in the city to 10.
  • Air India cancels flights to Italy, Germany, France, Spain, South Korea, and Sri Lanka till April 30.
  • A man, who returned from Italy on March 11, has tested positive for COVID-19 at Indian Army’s Manesar quarantine facility. He has been shifted to an isolation ward in Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
  • A total of 11 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh including seven people in Agra, two in Ghaziabad, one each in Noida and Lucknow.
  • Jammu administration has ordered to shut malls, gyms, and swimming pools till March 31.
  • Malls, theaters, gyms and swimming pools in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur and Pimpri-Chinchawad to be closed until March 30.
  • Schools in Uttar Pradesh to remain shut until March 22.
  • Haryana shuts schools in five districts – Gurugram, Sonepat, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Faridabad, and all colleges and universities in the state until March 31.
  • Schools, colleges, and coaching institutes in Bihar to remain shut until March 31.
  • Schools in Madhya Pradesh to remain shut until further orders.
  • Universities, malls, cinema halls and pubs in Karnataka to be shut for a week. The Karnataka government has also banned large gatherings and marriages in the state for a week.
  • A Google employee in Bangalore, Karnataka has tested positive for COVID-19. A confirmation on the updated reported cases is awaited from the health ministry.
  • A flight carrying stranded Indians from Iran arrived in Mumbai today. Iran is one of the worst affected countries by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • All 112 people who were evacuated from Wuhan including foreign nationals have completed the requisite quarantine period, and have tested negative for COVID-19. They will start leaving the quarantine facility in Delhi from today.
  • An Italian couple and a Thai national have been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal as they exhibited COVID-19 symptoms.
  • The health ministry has shared a list of helpline numbers for various states across the country. The list can be accessed here.
  • As per media reports, a total of 77 COVID-19 cases have been reported from India.
  • Around 44 Indians evacuated from Iran will arrive in India later today.
  • Three people have been admitted in Kolkata with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • A man from Delhi, with travel history to France and China, has tested positive for COVID-19. He works with a private firm in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in India, several companies in India have asked their employees to work from home. This includes organizations like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm, Wipro, Uber, Ola, and Nokia.
  • Indian drug makers are facing supply disruptions from China for some active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that are being used to manufacture medicines for treating COVID-19. Since the demands for such drugs have increased, China is holding back the supply to meet its own demand.
  • March 12 – A man in Nagpur with travel history to the US has tested positive for COVID-19. Apart from this case, two people from Mumbai and eight from Pune have tested positive for the virus, taking the total number of reported cases in India to 68, as per media reports. A confirmation on the updated reported cases is awaited from the health ministry.
  • A doctor from Canada has tested positive for COVID-19 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Till now, 10 cases have been reported from Uttar Pradesh.
  • Number of reported COVID-19 cases from India stands at 73, including three from Kerala recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • Authorities in Pune have warned of penal action against those who reveal the identity of patients who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Over 1500 people, who came in contact with 73 COVID-19 patients, are under observation.
  • A person with travel history to Iran has tested positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh, taking the number of reported cases in India to 74.
  • A man in Andhra Pradesh with travel history to Italy has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of infected patients in India to 75.
  • Schools, colleges and cinema halls in Delhi to be shut till March 31.
  • Sixth case of COVID-19 has been reported from Delhi. 
  • A 69-year-old woman in Delhi has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of cases reported from the capital to six. The woman’s son also tested positive for COVID-19, and he has a travel history to Japan, Geneva and Italy. The total number of reported cases in India stands at 76.
  • The Rashtrapati Bhavan (The President’s House) in Delhi will be shut for tour visits from March 13, till further notice.
  • COVID-19 declared as an epidemic in Delhi and Haryana.
  • Delhi government makes it compulsory to disinfect all public places as well as government and private offices in the city.
  • A 26-year-old man who recently returned from Greece has tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka. A total of 76 positive cases have been reported from India.
  • March 11 – Number of reported cases from India stands at 62, out of which three from Kerala recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • India has temporarily suspended visas for nationals of France, Germany, and Spain.
  • All existing visas except diplomatic, official, UN/international organizations, employment, and project visas stand suspended from March 13 to April 15, 2020.
  • Any foreign national who needs to travel to India for a compelling reason may contact the nearest Indian Mission.
  • All incoming visitors, including Indians, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain, and Germany after February 15 shall be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days.
  • Indians are strongly advised to avoid non-essential international travel. They may be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days on their arrival in India.
  • WHO declares COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic.
  • March 9 – Two news cases of COVID-19 have been reported including a 3 year old from Kerala. The total number of reported cases from India stands at 41, including three from Kerala who recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • According to Ministry of Health, 42 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported from India till now.
  • One new case of COVID-19 reported from India, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 43.
  • India has banned all foreign cruise ships from its ports because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • March 8 – The total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 39 including three people from Kerala who recovered and were discharged in late February. 
  • New cases include two from Ladakh with travel history to Iran, one from Tamil Nadu with travel history to Oman, and five cases from Kerala. Out of the five infected patients in Kerala, three had returned from Italy, while the other two are their relatives.
  • Two states – Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh – have prohibited the entry of foreign visitors as a preventive measure against COVID-19.
  • March 6 – Iskcon has banned the entry of foreigners in the Vrindavan temple, and asked foreign visitors especially from affected countries to not visit the temple for at least two months.
  • A person in Delhi with travel history to Thailand and Malaysia has tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of reported cases in India stands at 31, out of which three people recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • 13 Iranian tourists have been quarantined at a hotel in Amritsar, Punjab. The tourists have been asked not to leave until the medical examination is completed.
  • None of the Iranian tourists in Amritsar show any symptoms of COVID-19, but have been isolated as a precautionary measure.
  • March 5 – Second patient in Delhi, who worked in Gurugram, has tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the number of cases in India to 29, out of which three people recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • Hospital and hotel staff in Jaipur that came in contact with Italian tourists have tested negative for COVID-19.
  • A patient in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh with travel history to Iran has tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the number of cases in India to 30, out of which three people recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • The Indian medical team will reach Iran shortly to start COVID-19 screening for stranded Indians in the country.
  • In addition to the visa restrictions, travelers from Italy and Korea who wish to enter India will have to produce a certificate stating that they have tested negative for COVID-19. These certificates must be issued from laboratories authorized by the health authorities of these countries.
  • New Delhi: All schools up to class 5th to remain shut until March 31 as directed by the state government.
  • According to the Ministry of Health, as on March 4, a total of 28,529 people were brought under community surveillance and are being monitored.
  • March 4 – Out of 24 people, including three Indians and 21 Italian nationals, tested for COVID-19 in New Delhi on March 3, 15 Italian nationals have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in India to 21, out of which 3 people recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • Six people, who were shifted to a government hospital after being in contact with the infected patient from New Delhi, have tested negative for the virus. However, they will be home quarantined for the next 14 days.
  • At least 70 people who came in contact with the infected patient from New Delhi are under watch.
  • A suspected case of COVID-19 has been detected in Himachal Pradesh. The person is yet to be tested.
  • 459 passengers of the Italian luxury ship Costa Victoria, which was docked in Kochi, were screened for respiratory symptoms and fever.
  • 87 people who returned from Iran are under watch in Gujarat.
  • 36 people out of 88 people who came in contact with the patient from Telangana have showed some symptoms of COVID-19. Those who were not symptomatic have been kept in isolation in their homes.
  • Several schools in Delhi have issued advisories to parents, requesting them to keep their children at home if they show respiratory symptoms such as cold and cough.
  • Passengers arriving India via flights from 12 countries – Italy, Iran, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia — will have to undergo mandatory screening at 21 airports.
  • Total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 28 including six in Agra, 16 Italian nationals, one Indian driver, one in New Delhi, and one in Telangana. Three patients in Kerala recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • Two passengers with travel history to Italy and South Korea have been identified in Jammu & Kashmir. The person with COVID-19 symptoms has been shifted to hospital in Jammu, while the other has been advised to observe home quarantine.
  • Out of the 47 people tested for COVID-19 in Telangana on March 3, 45 tested negative for the virus and have been advised to observe home quarantine. Samples of the other two people are being sent to NIV, Pune for further testing. Out of the two, one person has a travel history to Italy, and the other was in contact with an infected patient in Telangana.
  • According to the Ministry of External Affairs, 17 Indians have been infected with COVID-19 abroad. 16 cases were reported from Japan, and one from United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • India restricted export of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and drugs made from them without government’s permission. Some of the restricted drugs and ingredients include paracetamol, metronidazole, neomycin, tinidazole, ornidazol, acyclovir, progesterone, chloramphenicol, erythromycin salts, clindamycin salts, and range of vitamins such as B1, B6 and B12.
  • March 3 – An Italian national tested positive for COVID-19 in Jaipur, a popular tourist destination in the state of Rajasthan. This takes the number of patients in India to six, out of which three patients recovered and were discharged in late February.
  • The health department in Karnataka is tracking and identifying people who have come in contact with the patient who tested positive for COVID-19 in Telangana.
  • Another special flight may depart on Saturday, March 7 to evacuate Indians from Wuhan. More details awaited.
  • Six cases with high viral load have been detected during COVID-19 testing in Agra. These are the ones who have come in contact with the infected patient from New Delhi. Currently, all six are in quarantine, and the samples have been sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for confirmation.
  • Hotels and tourist sites in Agra have been instructed to inform the office of the Chief Medical Officer as soon as visitors from Italy, Iran or China arrive, so that they can be screened for COVID-19.
  • Six people who came in contact with the infected patient in New Delhi have been shifted to a government hospital in the city for tests after they showed symptoms of COVID-19.
  • India has suspended visas granted to foreign nationals from Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan. Visas for Chinese nationals continue to be suspended. 
  • Staff at Hyatt Regency Delhi, where the COVID-19 patient from New Delhi dined, told to self-quarantine.
  • Four crew members, who were on the same flight as the COVID-19 patient from Telangana, are under home observation since March 2.
  • Italian tourist’s wife has also tested positive for COVID-19 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Her sample has been sent to NIV, Pune for confirmation.
  • Rajasthan health officials to screen everyone who came in contact with the infected Italian couple.
  • 24 people including three Indians and 21 Italian nationals have been sent to quarantine facility in Delhi for suspected exposure to COVID-19. Their samples have been sent to All Indian Institute of Medical Science in the city for testing.
  • An Indian man working on a Singaporean cargo ship was admitted to a hospital in Odisha after he developed mild fever after his arrival from China at the Paradip port in Odisha.
  • Delhi government has set up isolation wards in 25 hospitals.
  • An army officer, who returned from Iran, has been asked to remain in quarantine at his official residence in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.
  • 88 people who came in contact with the patient from Telangana have been identified. 47 of them have been tested, remaining are expected to be tested for COVID-19 soon. Results are awaited.
  • March 2 – Around 85 Indian students stranded for a week in the university town of Pavia in north Italy’s Lombardy region, which has reported 17 coronavirus deaths over the past few days, have sent an SOS seeking evacuation at the earliest.
  • Ministry of External Affairs in India is working with Iranian authorities to set up a screening process for return of Indians from Iran.
  • Two new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in India –  one in New Delhi and one in Telangana. The patient from New Delhi has a travel history from Italy, while the patient from Telangana has a travel history from Dubai. Both the patients are stable, and being closely monitored.
  • Currently, 23 people are being tested for COVID-19 in India.
  • Indian government advises its residents to avoid non-essential travels to China, Iran, Korea, Singapore, and Italy.
  • February 28 – India cancels all flight operations from Iran amid the spread of COVID-19.
  • India has temporarily suspended visa on arrival for nationals of Japan and South Korea due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the two countries.
  • February 27 – India has evacuated 76 Indian nationals and  36 foreign nationals from Wuhan. The foreign nationals include 23 nationals from Bangladesh, 6 from China, 2 each from Myanmar and Maldives, and one each from South Africa, the US and Madagascar.
  • India evacuated 119 Indians and 5 foreign nationals who tested negative for COVID-19 from Diamond Princess, the cruise ship that was quarantined off the Japanese coast. They will stay at the government designated quarantine facility for 14 days.
  • February 26 – The total number of infected Indian patients on Diamond Princess, the quarantined cruise ship off the Japanese coast, now stands at 16. India is preparing to evacuate the Indians who tested negative for COVID-19.
  • India is preparing to evacuate a large group of its citizen who are stuck in Wuhan by a special IAF plane, which is expected to land in the city on February 26.
  • February 24 – Four more Indians have tested posted for COVID-19 on Diamond Princess, the quarantined cruise ship off the Japanese coast. The total number of infected Indian patients on the ship stands at 12.
  • February 20 – One more Indian national tested positive for COVID-19 on the quarantined cruise ship off the Japanese coast. The total number of infected Indian patients on the ship stands at seven.
  • All three patients infected by COVID-19 in India have recovered. Two were discharged earlier in February, and the health authorities will take a decision on the discharge of the other recovered patient soon.
  • In Chennai, two Chinese crew members of a ship, which arrived from China, have been kept in isolation due to mild fever. The blood samples have been sent to Kings Institute of Preventive Medicine in the city. Reports are expected soon. The ship has 19 Chinese crew members onboard.
  • India’s first patient, who was infected by COVID-19 virus, has recovered and discharged from the hospital.
  • One more Indian national tested positive for COVID-19 on the quarantined cruise ship off the Japanese coast, bringing the total number of infected Indian patients on the ship to eight.
  • February 17 – 17 people, who arrived in New Delhi from China and other COVID-19 affected countries before screening at the airport began, were found symptomatic for the infection and are hospitalized. No confirmed case have been reported yet.
  • Two more Indian nationals tested positive for COVID-19 on the quarantined cruise ship off the Japanese coast, bringing the total number of infected Indian patients on the ship to five.
  • The Ministry of Finance is scheduled to meet on February 18 to assess the impact of COVID-19 outbreak and any disruptions posed by it to the country’s trade or the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
  • The total number of Indians who have tested positive for COVID-19 on the quarantined cruise ship off the Japanese coast now stands at six.
  • February 14 – One more Indian crew member tested positive for COVID-19 on the quarantined cruise ship off the Japanese coast, and has been hospitalized. This brings the total number of Indian patients on the cruise ship to three.
  • In Odisha, 74 people, who returned from COVID-19 affected countries after January 15, have been identified and kept under home quarantine.
  • February 13 – Two Indians, who arrived at the Kolkata airport from Bangkok, tested positive for COVID-19. With this, a total of three COVID-19 cases have been reported from Kolkata.
  • According to the travel advisory issued by the government, existing visas are no longer valid for any foreign national traveling from China to India.
  • A 24×7 helpline has been established by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to answer any COVID-19 related concerns. It can be reached at +91-11-23978046.
  • The third case confirmed in Kerala state.
  • All inbound arrivals who have visited China since January 15 to be quarantined.
  • Report of the second case in Kerala; government suspends issuing of e-visas for travelers from China.
  • 800 potential cases “under observation”.
  • First confirmed case in Kerala, blood samples required from arrivals at Chennai from Wuhan and quarantine for 28 days. Indian returnees from China are advised to practice home quarantine.
  • India has over 100 non-confirmed cases in quarantine. Screening is taking place in Mumbai and Delhi airports.
  • Indigo Airlines suspends flight connections between Delhi and Chengdu and Bangalore and Hong Kong until February 20.
  • 633 Indian nationals have been quarantined in Kerala after visiting China. Screening is now taking place at 20 airports.
  • February 12 – The first patient in India to test positive for coronavirus has reportedly recovered. The fresh samples from the patient tested negative. However, health officials are waiting for the results from the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune before making a final confirmation.
  • Two Indian crew members tested positive for coronavirus on Diamond Princess, a cruise ship off the Japanese coast. The ship was quarantined with almost 3,700 passengers and crew members, including 138 Indians, aboard on February 3.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) announced that COVID-19 is the official name for coronovirus.
  • India has lifted the ban on the export of personal protection equipment including surgical and disposable masks. However, exports of gloves made from nitrile rubber and masks other than two and three-ply will continue to be restricted.
  • February 11 – Two of the three patients in Kerala have tested negative in subsequent tests. All three patients were medical students from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak was first reported.
  • In Kerala, 3,252 patients are under observation, 34 are in isolation ward. In Karnataka, 172 patients are under observation.
  • 5,123 suspected cases nationally under home surveillance. In Kerala, 1,999 patients are under observation, 75 in isolation wards.

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