Against the backdrop of slowly growing numbers of Coronavirus Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm Today.
The number of positive cases in India jumped to 501 and the death toll is 9.
As many as 75 districts across the country are enforcing lockdown.
Maharashtra with more than 100 positive cases, is the worst affected state in the country and section 144 has been in force across the state since Monday.
A person, a UK-returned woman of 23 years tested positive from Manipur, the first confirmed case from North-East
he positive coronavirus cases have risen to 33 in Gujarat. The state registered four more cases today, said Jayanti Ravi, state health secretary.
A domestic air passenger has been arrested in Kochi for allegedly refusing to follow preventive measures.
The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed all states and union territories to ensure the “operational continuity” of print and electronic media in view of the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter written to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories on March 23, the ministry said the media ” are of utmost importance to ensure timely and authentic information dissemination”.
In order to meet the challenge of providing effective and safe treatment for Covid-19 patients, the union ministry of health is on the lookout of manufacturers who can produce body coverall or personal protective equipment(PPE), a specialized protective suit for protection of healthcare workers while treating the patient.