A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 90 more coronavirus positive cases were reported in India
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 90 more coronavirus positive cases were reported in India|Representational image

COVID-19: 90 new cases; total figure crosses 600 in India | LIVE

Nationwide lockdown enters 2nd day; nearly 90 more COVID-19 cases reported across India taking total to 606. Stay with EastMojo for latest updates, particularly from Northeast

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FM Sitharaman: Request state govt to utilised the funds under District Mineral Fund for medical screening and testing activities etc. so providing of health attention will not suffer

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FM Sitharaman: There is a welfare fund of building and other construction workers welfare. It has about Rs 31,000 crore with 3.5 crore registered workers. We intent to give directions to the state govt to utilise this fund to protect these workers against any economic disruption caused due to this particular lockdown

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FM Sitharaman: Provident scheme regulations will be amendment to allow non-refundable advance of 75% or three months’ wages, whichever is lower. This will benefit 4.8 crore workers who are registered with the EPF

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FM Sitharaman: Govt of India to contribute the 12%+12% of EPF for the next months for those establishment which have upto 100 employees, of which 90% draw less than Rs 15,000 per month

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FM Sitharaman: 63 lakh SHGs which benefit 7 crore household. Under the Deen Dayal Yojana National Rural Livelihood Mission they get Rs 10 lakh collateral-free loans right now. We are doubling that to Rs 20 lakh

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FM Sitharaman: Those under Ujjwala Scheme will get free cylinders for 3 months. This is expected to benefit 8.3 crore BPL families

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FM Sitharaman: Rs 500 will be transfered for 3 months to Women Jan Dhan account holders. Around 20.5 crore will benefit from this

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FM Sitharaman: Wage increased in MNREGA from Rs 182 to Rs 202. Will given additional income of around Rs 2,000 to each worker

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FM Sitharaman: Farmers will receive Rs 6,000 per annum through the PM-KISAN scheme. We will now be giving the first instalment upfront. Around 8.69 crore farmer will get immediate benefit out of this.

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FM Sitharaman: Under ‘Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Anna Scheme’ free 5 kg of rice or wheat per month will be given for the next 3 months in addition to the 5 kg they already get. 80 crore people will benefit from this

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FM Sitharaman announces Rs 50 medical insuarance for medical and health professionals for the next 3 months

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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces 'Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme' of Rs 1.7 lakh crore for the poor and needy

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Assam: Vendors selling vegetables at GMC market by maintaining social

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Manipur: Empty streets of Senapati district headquarters

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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal undergoing screening on arrival at Tezpur Airport

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Assam update: Total tests done so far is 210

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Arunachal update: Altogether six samples were tested and all have been reported to be negative on March 25, 2020

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Tripura update: The samples of 10 persons, who had travelled with the coronavirus-positive Manipuri girl, have been tested “negative” on Match 26. As of now, there is no report of any positive case in Tripura.

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In Tripura (as on March 25): Over 948 persons, who had recent travel history to affected countries or showed preliminary symptoms, are under home quarantine.

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In Mizoram: Number of tests done till date is 24; One positive; Number of passengers screened on March 25 is 7; Number of home surveillance till date is 486; Number of passengers completed observation period is 312

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The total number of people screened for Covid-19 in all entry points of Meghalaya till March 26 is 20,486

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Altogether 13 people were screened at NEIGRIHMS, Meghalaya, none of the tests were tested positive. At Civil Hospital, out of 153 people screened, four persons have been quarantined since they had history of travel and the tests of these four persons will be sent to NEIGRIHMS

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Superintendent of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Ramen Talukdar, is taking stock of arrangements at the hospital on Thursday

GMCH superintendent Ramen Talukdar inspecting the hospital premises on Thursday
GMCH superintendent Ramen Talukdar inspecting the hospital premises on Thursday
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A 65-year-old person dies in Navi Mumbai due to coronavirus. Death toll in India reaches 14

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Assam minister of state for health and family welfare, Pijush Hazarika, along with a high-level team of experts are likely to visit some of the leading market places in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday

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Confirmed cases in India crosses 600 mark....

State-wise coronavirus cases in India till March 26, 2020
State-wise coronavirus cases in India till March 26, 2020
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Circles being made for customers to stand at least one-metre apart outside grocery shops in Guwahati, Assam

Customers maintaining required distances in front of grocery shops in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday
Customers maintaining required distances in front of grocery shops in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday
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Except the essential services, all commercial establishments are closed at Ganeshguri area in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday

Scene at Ganeshguri market
Scene at Ganeshguri market
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Otherwise busy, the Zoo Road in Guwahati, Assam wears a deserted look during the nation-lockdown on Thursday

Zoo Road in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday
Zoo Road in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday
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Normally, this branch of a leading bank in Guwahati works with 11 staff members. Now, they are working with 2-3 people on day basis

Inside a Guwahati-based bank
Inside a Guwahati-based bank
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Deserted look of NH-37 in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday

Deserted look of NH-37 in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday
Deserted look of NH-37 in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday
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Police stopping vehicles at Bashishtha, Guwahati on Thursday

Police stopping vehicles at Bashishtha, Guwahati on Thursday
Police stopping vehicles at Bashishtha, Guwahati on Thursday
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Police stopping vehicle at Bashishtha, Guwahati on Thursday
Police stopping vehicle at Bashishtha, Guwahati on Thursday
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Assam Health Min: Govt in talks with L&T to set up 4 hospitals for Corona. These would be later converted to normal hospitals. L&T approval awaited

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Assam Health Min: Accommodation for 200 doctors also being prepared

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Assam Health Min: These hospitals will later be converted into normal hospital; DCs, SPs have been asked to take strict action against lockdown violators; Social media rumour spreaders to be arrested; Minister requests everyone to refrain from spreading rumours

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Assam Health Min: Sarosajai facility will be ready in next 7 days; Himanta Biswa Sarma to visit Silchar today to review situation in Barak Valley; L& T hospitals likely to come up in districts which does not have medical college & hospital.

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Assam Health Min: 210 tests done, no confirmed cases yet in Assam, samples from other states coming in to Silchar for testing

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Assam Health Min: Nursing students also to be trained. Many doctors, nurses from outside Assam too has volunteered to help

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Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma briefing media on state’s plans to combat COVID-19

700 MBBS final students would b trained from today, tomorrow to handle corona cases

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These people will be sheltered in these quarantine facilities

Assam govt to bring these stranded people by special buses and brought to these quarantine facilities. Assam govt to take care of their food etc. MPs across parties have come forward to help with money etc

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700 people stranded in Sreerampur, Bakshirhat border areas

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Home quarantine facility being created in Guwahati

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Total number of coronavirus cases in India so far: 657

The nationwide lockdown announced by PM Narendra Modi to contain COVID-19 pandemic entered the second day on Thursday. So far, 657 people have tested positive for the deadly virus, say reports, including 12 deaths.

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Reports: Prince Charles tests positive for Coronavirus

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Madhya Pradesh: Journalist tests positive for Coronavirus. He was present during the recent floor test at state assembly & the press meet of ex-CM Kamal Nath, during which he announced resignation

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Union minister Prakash Javedkar: It is absolutely wrong that journalists and doctors are asked by societies to vacate their accommodations. They are playing an important role in making people aware about the current COVID-19 situation

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Nagaland: Local organisations block NH29 connecting Nagaland with Manipur alleging negligence by state government

Southern Angami Public Organization (SAPO) and Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) block NH 29 at Khuzama village. NH29 is the connecting route between Nagaland and Manipur. Alleging the negligence of the state government in manning the inter-state border, the tribal bodies has initiated the temporary road blockade. This is in regard to COVID-19 scare, since a positive case is reported in the neighbouring state of Manipur.

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Assam DGP: Request workers in the essential services space, media personnel to carry their ID cards at all times

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Assam DGP: Rumour mongers, misuse of social media platforms would be strictly dealt with. Punishment as per IT Act would be meted out

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Assam DGP: Police personnel are forced to be stern during the lockdown to ensure that National Disaster Management Act is implemented properly

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Assam Chief Secretary, Sanjay Krishna, Assam DGP, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta briefs media

  • Strong action will be taken against lockdown violators
  • Govt reviewing food stock situation
  • Rice stock: 3.9 Lakh tonne available
  • NAFED to dispatch additional stock of dal
  • Food & civil supplies dept have been alerted to ensure steady flow of vegetables etc
  • Dy commissioners have been instructed to take care & quarantine all people trying to enter the state in the border areas/districts. Govt will bear the food & shelter cost
  • Strict action will be taken against all those societies, people who are criticising or not allowing healthcare workers to enter their homes etc

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Bihar govt announces Rs 1000 to each family that holds ration card

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Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) initiates spraying of disinfectants across strategic locations in Kohima on Wednesday

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Puducherry cancels annual examination for students of Class 1-9, declares students as "all pass"

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1st coronavirus case reported in Mizoram; 2nd in Northeast so far

A 50-year-old man from Aizawl with recent travel history to Holland has tested positive for coronavirus aka COVID-19, making it the first confirmed case in Mizoram and the second in Northeast India so far. READ MORE

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59-year-old man dies in Tamil Nadu

A 59-year-old coronavirus patient died at a hospital in Tamil Nadu in the wee hours of Wednesday, taking the death toll due to the deadly virus in India to 11. Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar took to Twitter to announce the death.

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PM Modi: Lockdown for 21 days

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BREAKING: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces country-wide lockdown from midnight today

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Curfew imposed in East Khasi Hills from 9pm today (March 24) till 6 am of March 28

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Assam: Dibrugarh district police releases list of important contact numbers for assistance

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COVID-19: ATM withdrawals free; FM announces relief measures

Aimed at giving some relief to businesses, industry and the common as states go into total lockdown to fight COVID-19, union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday announced a slew of measures including waiving off charges on ATM withdrawals from any bank ATM for three months. The minimum balance required for maintaining savings account has also been done away with. The waiver is for three months. READ MORE

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Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday announced to impose statewide curfew from 5 pm today till further orders

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The heart of Kohima town wears a deserted look. Police personnel ensuring orders being followed

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Calcutta HC ordered to constitute 3-member committee to examine how many prisoners can be released on bail and how many can get parole. Committee to file report before the Court on March 31

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Tamil Nadu govt announces one month’s extra salary to Health Department workers like doctors, nurses and all those who attend to Coronavirus patients

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Assam health minister to answer queries from public on COVID-19 through Facebook

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Kohima police shares their social message

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India’s death toll rises to 10

65-year-old COVID-19 patient with travel history to UAE dies at Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital

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Rajya Sabha election scheduled for Thursday has been deferred. Election Commission will review the situation after March 31

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Delhi: No new cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours. 5 people have been discharged after treatment says chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

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Know more about lockdown in Arunachal Pradesh (courtesy Arunachal DIPR)

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PM Narendra Modi to address nation today at 8 pm

PM Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 PM on Tuesday [March 24, 2020] on "vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19". He announced it on Twitter.

Stay tuned.

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Northeast’s 1st COVID-19 case? Girl tests positive in Manipur

Manipur on Tuesday reported its first case of coronavirus aka COVID-19 after a 23-year-old girl tested positive, making it the first case of the deadly virus in Northeast India.

As per reports, the girl, who is a resident of Imphal West, had returned from London on March 19 to New Delhi by an Air India flight and reached Manipur on March 21. READ

The test report of the girl from Manipur who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday
The test report of the girl from Manipur who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday
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Karnataka under lockdown from 00:00 hours of March 23 to April 1

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India's death toll rises to 9, total COVID-19 cases at 467

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Tripura CM: Public transport to remain totally suspended

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Tripura CM: Essential services like health care, police, law and order, vegetable market, meat markets, bank, ATM to remain open

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Tripura CM: Have asked Assam Government to allow Tripura bound transport trucks to ply through Assam

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Tripura CM: Mid-day meal supplies to be provided at door steps

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Tripura CM: 5.86 lakh people will get free ration for 15 days

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Tripura CM: Starting Tuesday (March 24) 2 pm till March 31 Tripura to remain lock down

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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb addresses media on COVID-19

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Nepal govt announces nationwide lockdown from 6 am on March 24 to March 31

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MHA has written to all states to ensure sensitization of law enforcement agencies to take action against harassment of people of Northeast by linking them to coronavirus in India

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Puducherry administration imposes curfew from 9 pm today till Mar 31

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Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announces total lockdown across the state till March 31, except for essential commodities

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57-year-old male patient who tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal succumbed to the disease on Monday, March 23. The partient was the fourth patient who tested positive in the state

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Assam health minister: Personal protection gears, N95 masks procurement is on. Over 2000 protection gears available. 500 gears coming each day

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Assam health minister: Assam has 150 ICU, ventilators, 100 more ventilators coming in next 10 days. Received 50 today

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Assam health minister: Assam Govt’s Meeting with pvt healthcare providers on Mar 25

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Assam health minister: Dial 104 to inform govt about any person with any symptom of COVID-19, govt will be at the doorstep with help

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Assam health minister: Every health dept employees to be present at the headquarters. Lodging arrangement for those coming from outside has been done

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Assam health minister: Hotels, hostels will be converted to hospitals if needed

Talking on COVID-19 Himanta Biswa Sarma said if needed hotels, hostels will be converted to hospitals. He added that District commissioners scouting for appropriate hotels, hostels to treat minor corona cases

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