The total number of cases in India now stands at 6,412
The total number of cases in India now stands at 6,412|Representational image
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COVID-19: 1st death in NE; India cases hit 6,761; death toll 206

Northeast India reports 1st death; total COVID-19 cases hit 6,761 in India; death toll 206. Stay with EastMojo for the latest updates, particularly from the region

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BREAKING | 2nd COVID-19 case detected in Tripura

One more COVID-19 positive case in Tripura has been confirmed, taking the state’s total number to 2.

The patient is a 32-year-old male from Madhya Pradesh and currently staying at Damcherra. He travelled along with the first COVID-19 positive patient in train.

After Odisha, Punjab to extend the lockdown & curfew until May 1

Total cases in India rise to 6,761, with 206 deaths

Total of 16,002 tests were conducted yesterday, of which 320 were found COVID-19 positive (about 2%)

As per projections we will need 1 crore hydroxychloroquine tables where as the country currently has 3.28 crore tablets ie thrice of projected requirement: MoHFW

Under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana Rs 280 crores have been withdrawn by 1.37 lakh employees from EPFO funds

BREAKING | Guwahati's Athgaon Kabristan Masjid declared containment zone, to be sealed for 14-days

Assam MP Biswajit Daimary contributes Rs 1 lakh to fight against COVID-19

MP Biswajit Daimary handing over the cheque to Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
MP Biswajit Daimary handing over the cheque to Assam health minister Himanta Biswa SarmaFacebook

DPG Assam appeals to Bihu Committees across the state

Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, DGP of Assam, in the view of coronavirus outbreak requested Bihu Committees across the state to:

  • Have an assembly of only five People
  • Only for hoisting the Flag
  • Hoisting may be restricted to 30 minutes
  • SocialDistancing be observed during the hoisting

All nurses of Shushrusha Hospital in Dadar, Mumbai have been quarantined in the hospital itself after 2 nurses of the hospital tested positive for COVID-19

Proposed celebration of Dr BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary in Parliament House on Apruil 14 cancelled in the view of COVID-19

Proposed celebration of Dr BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary in Parliament House on April 14 cancelled in the view of COVID-19

32 booked by Delhi Police for stepping out of home without wearing masks

Delhi Govt installs "Body Sanitization Machine" in Azadpur Mandi to combat the outbreak of coronavirus

IMF predicts a bigger economic crisis than the Great Depression of 1930s

IMF Executive Board approves US$ 148.8 million disbursement for Gabon to address the economic impact of COVID-19

The All Assam Small Tea Growers Association have contributed Rs 10 Crores from their Corpus Fund to Assam Govt for construction of a 300-bed hospital in the fight against COVID

Pope Francis presided at a scaled-down Holy Thursday Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, praising doctors, nurses and priests who are risking their lives helping coronavirus victims and calling them "the saints next door"

Pope Hails Coronavirus Frontline 'Saints' on Holy Thursday

PM Modi discusses Covid-19 response with South Korea's Moon Jae-in

Prime Minister Narednra Modi held a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over phone on steps taken to contain the spread of coronavirus. Modi thanked the South Korean government for facilitating supplies and transport of medical equipment to India's fight aginst the virus outbreak. President Moon said he appreciated the way Indian authorities have motivated the vast population to battle the pandemic with 'unity of purpose.'

French expert warns that obesity increases risk factor of coronavirus, making us 'very vulnerable'

Being overweight is a major risk for people infected with the new coronavirus and the United States is particularly vulnerable because of high obesity levels there, France's chief epidemiologist said on Wednesday.

Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the government on the epidemic, said as many as 17 million of France's 67 million citizens were seriously at risk from the coronavirus because of age, pre-existing illness or obesity.

"This virus is terrible, it can hit young people, in particular obese young people. Those who are overweight really need to be careful," Delfraissy told franceinfo radio.

India doesn’t need money, can’t have cricket right now: Kapil

The legendary Kapil Dev on Thursday slammed Shoaib Akhtar’s idea of a made-for-television three-match ODI series between India and Pakistan to raise funds for the COVID-19 pandemic, saying “India doesn’t need the money” and it is not worth risking lives for a cricket match.

Manipur Govt employees told to surrender NFSA cards

Despite zero case, Meghalaya on full alert

Workers, traders register for Meghalaya CM’s Relief Fund

Nagaland Govt advises citizens to postpone return to State

The Nagaland Government has issued an advisory to all people planning to return to the State on resumption of commercial flight services to Dimapur, to postpone their return for the time being.

Principal Secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha said that those whose return is unavoidable, would be medically screened on landing at the Dimapur airport and thereafter taken to institutional quarantine centres designated by the State Government here. They will have to mandatorily undergo a 14-day quarantine. He reiterated all inter-State borders would continue to remain sealed till further notice.

Random COVID-19 tests in Tripura

Actual date of results only after lockdown, says SEBA

Reacting to speculation about announcement of HSLC and AHM results in June or July, the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) has clarified that the actual date of the results can only be declared once the lockdown is over.

SEBA authorities have reassured the students waiting for their results and their guardians that there is no need to panic as 84 per cent evaluation has been completed and the remaining portion will be over soon. They further asserted that SEBA would announce the results well ahead of time.

The results were supposed to be declared in mid-May. However, with speculation about possible extension of the lockdown, some assumptions regarding the result dates also started doing the rounds.

Assam Police to apply ‘odd-even’ formula in city

The Assam Police, through a press statement, today announced that from Friday it will enforce the odd-even formula for the vehicles used in essential services in the city as part of the lockdown.

Under the rule, tomorrow, police will allow those essential services vehicles which have an even number as the last digit of their registration number.

On Saturday, city police will apply that rule on the vehicles having an odd number as the last digit of the registration number.

137 units have reopened: Patowary

After chairing a review meeting of the Industry and Transport departments, Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said that if an industrial unit needs to reopen, then it has to first apply for permission from the respective Deputy Commissioners.

“The DCs in consultation with health officials may grant permission only to those industries producing essential commodities like biscuits, soap, sanitizers, pharmaceutical products, fertilizers, pesticides etc. As far as the industry department is concerned, it is going to be very careful in reopening of all industries as in the current situation, safety is foremost,” stated the Minister.

Assam CM holds meeting with religious leaders

9-yr-old Silchar boy donates his piggy bank amount to Assam govt

75,000 complete 14-day quarantine in Assam

Tripura govt issues notices to 18 GB Pant Hospital nurses for staging protest against alleged shortage of protective gears in the hospital

1st COVID19 death in Northeast: 65-yr-old man passes away in Assam

Northeast India records region’s first COVID-19 fatality with a 65-year-old Hailakandi man passing away at Silchar Medical College & Hospital in Assam. READ MORE

Total COVID-19 cases soar to 6,412 in India

The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 6,412 on Friday (April 10), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 199.

According to the latest updates provided by the Unioni health ministry, there are 5,709 active cases with 199 deaths so far in the country. As many as 503 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.

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