Total COVID-19 cases hit 5,865 in India, as per health ministry; death toll stands at 169. Stay with EastMojo for the latest updates, particularly from Northeast India
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, two youths hailing from Manipur found themselves at the receiving end of 'racial discrimination' after they were barred from entering a supermarket in Hyderabad's Vanasthalipuram area on Wednesday.
In a shocking video now widely shared on Twitter, the two Manipuri youths can be heard talking some sense into a security guard who is hell-bent on denying them entry just because he thought they are not 'Indian' enough due to their Mongoloid looks. READ MORE
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro in his address to the nation thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping Brazil with Hydroxychroloquine. He said, "As an outcome of my direct conversation with Modi, we'll receive, raw materials to continue our production of Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19".
After US President Donald Trump thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decision on Hydroxychloroquine, Modi tweeted back saying that it was in times like these that friendship became better, and that the US-India partnership was stronger than ever.
The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it’s not clear when it will reappear again or where or under what conditions.
The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. After the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay were postponed until next year, the flame was put on display in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. It was to remain on display through the end of April.
It was removed after several days when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday issued a state of emergency in order to combat the coronavirus, which includes limiting large crowds. Tokyo 2020 will now keep the flame in an undisclosed location to prevent people from gathering, Tokyo organisers said in a statement to the Associated Press.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today released a music video titled Akiba Laanda Amani (A Fearful Battle) on novel coronavirus awareness here. Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh, ministers L Jayentakumar and K Shyam, and MLA L Susindro attended the video release function.
The Tripura Merchant Association (TMA) has demanded a complete ban on bilateral trade with Bangladesh in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the border State.
Tea bushes in the State are overgrowing due to cessation of activity during the lockdown, leaving the planters worried at the beginning of the production season.
In this hour of crisis, all the legislators should rise above party politics and work together to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 and no one should make any irresponsible comment, said the Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, Hitendra Nath Goswami.
The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has decided not to hold the HS first year examination this year in view of the COVID-19 situation.
All the students of HS first year in approximately 1,500 AHSEC-affiliated colleges and higher secondary schools will be promoted to HS second year.
President Donald Trump has threatened to put a “very powerful” hold on US’ funding to the World Health Organization, accusing the UN agency of being “very China centric” and criticising it for having “missed the call” in its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump slammed the global health agency for its early guidance aimed at countering the international spread of the coronavirus.
In what can be seen as a movement towards extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told the floor leaders of various parties in the Parliament that the kind of response and suggestions he has received does not indicate that the lockdown should be lifted, said sources.
The Centre has asked all State Chief Secretaries to take urgent steps to ensure availability of essential goods, by invoking provisions of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act 1955.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 5,734 on Thursday (April 9), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 166.
According to the latest updates provided by the Unioni health ministry, there are 5,095 active cases with 166 deaths so far in the country. As many as 472 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.