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Residents of Barpeta Road, donated a collective amount of Rs 16,96,800 to PM Cares and Assam Arogya Nidhi

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar: Those who are involved in care, treatment or testing of COVID-19 patients, will be paid double the amount of their salary as long the the pandemic lasts

Total number of cases rise to 5,865, death toll reaches 169

Prasar Bharati deposits Rs 3.5 Crore to PM-CARES fund, in response to the appeal by Prime Minister Narendr Modi to fight COVID-19 global pandemic

6.6 million Americans filed new jobless claims this past week. 16.5 million total claims in last three weeks.

Indian Railways has deployed more than 2,500 doctors and 35,000 paramedic staff to meet the COVID-19 challenge

NGOs have been permitted to buy food grains directly from Food Corporation of India through Open Market Scheme, so that they can utilize this for philanthropic activities for the welfare of migrant workers & poor people

Efforts are being made to use hotels as COVID-19 quarantine facilities in Lucknow district

No need for any fear regarding availability of PPEs; Govt. is making efforts to provide sufficient stock to states. What is important is that we use PPE for the right purpose, as per the right process: MoHFW

Helpline for North Eastern Region 1944 is also providing services effectively: HMOIndia, speaking on measures being adopted for effective implementation of COVID-19

COVID positivity rate has not increased substantially in last 1-2 months, ranging between 3%-5%: ICMR

Around 1,30,000 COVID-2019 tests have been conducted till yesterday, out of which 5,734 were positive

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami reviews the COVID-19 situation in Chennai, with senior ministers and officials who are part of the 12 different groups formed for the control of the pandemic and the relief activities

Chennai Corporation launches mobile shops selling provisions, vegetables and fruits at the doorsteps of people to help them during the lockdown

Door to door delivery of fish and meat will be allowed in Guwahati, says Kamrup Metro DC Biswajit Pegu

COVID-19 racism: Manipur boys barred from entering Hyderabad store

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

Infected Kerala nurse who nursed the country’s oldest COVID-19 patients back to health, recovers from COVID-19

Assam: Screening of inmates of shelter home in Noonmati, Guwahati

Arunachal Pradesh: DSO Aalo in support with co-operative general store supplied necessary items to the people by maintaining social distance

Condition of the 28th case of COVID-19 from Assam alarming, shifted to ICU of SMCH for better monitoring, informs health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) declares 381 areas as containment zones, to prevent COVID-19 transmission

Nagaland: All Ministers and Advisors of the Government to contribute 30% of their monthly salary, for 1 year to the PM-CARES Fund

GP Singh, ADGP (law & order), Assam donates Rs 50,000 to Assam Arogya Nidhi & Rs 10,000 to PM Cares

Odisha extends lockdown till April 30, first state to do so

Assam to release 75,000 people from quarantine: Reports

Times like these bring friends closer, PM Modi says in acknowledgement of Donald Trump’s statement

PM Modi in Twitter

Brazil President Thanks PM Modi

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”.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro in Twitter

PM Modi Says India-US Friendship Stronger Than Ever

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.

Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display

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 CM releases music video on COVID awareness

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.

Call for complete ban on trade with Bangladesh

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.

Tripura COVID-19 patient stable, no new case reported

Assam tea planters worried as tea bushes overgrowing

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.

Legislators should rise above party politics: Assam assembly Speaker

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.

Assam Higher Secondary Education Council not to hold HS 1st year exam

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.

Trump threatens to freeze WHO funding

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.

Lockdown to stay, indicates PM

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.

Centre tells States to take stern steps

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.

Total COVID-19 cases soar to 5,734 in India

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.

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