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  • Coronavirus live: Total cases in India rise to 1251
    on 31/03/2020 at 05:00

    The govt today said there is no plan to extend the lockdown beyond 21 days, and trashed media reports hinting at such a possibility. Meanwhile, the number of positive cases in India has crossed 1200 and the death toll stands at 32. Stay with TOI for the latest developments.

  • ‘India still in local transmission stage’
    on 31/03/2020 at 04:14

    Covid-19 outbreak in India remains in ‘local transmission’ stage and any evidence of ‘community transmission’ will be shared with the public so that the level of alertness can be increased, the government said seeking to put at rest speculations about a wider spread of the virus.

  • 'Lockdown working, but need to be on our toes'
    on 31/03/2020 at 04:00

    India has witnessed a slower rate of progression in Covid-19 cases as compared to several other countries, even developed nations, indicating that the national lockdown and other measures are having a positive effect even though there is no scope for any laxity in enforcing social distancing, the government said on Monday.

  • Govt has Rs 60k crore war chest in disaster funds
    on 31/03/2020 at 02:40

    The Centre has a war chest of more than Rs 60,000 crore to fight the Covid-19 pandemic — Rs 30,000 crore is already available in state disaster relief funds (SDRF) while allocation of a similar amount has been made for the 2020-21 financial year towards disaster relief and mitigation. This is in addition to contributions received in the PM’s relief fund.

  • 10 deaths, 300 hospitalisations linked to Tablighi Jamaat meet
    on 31/03/2020 at 01:58

    In a sudden outbreak and detection of multiple coronavirus cases, the Delhi-based headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin West has turned into a hotspot. It had hosted a congregation this month which was attended by followers from abroad and India. Nine Indians who attended – six in Telengana and one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and J&K – have died of the disease.

  • Coronavirus: Protecting yourself in a migrant camp
    on 30/03/2020 at 23:24

    The often unsanitary conditions in refugee and migrant camps, like this one on Lesbos, pose a challenge for residents trying to avoid coronavirus.