Assam government withdraws liquor sale order
Hot spot districts will be those where either large no. of cases are being reported or where rate of growth of COVID-19 cases is high (or in other words, doubling time is low): MoHFW
The districts of the country will be classified into 3 categories – hot spot districts, non-hot spot districts but where cases are being reported & green zone districts: MoHFW
50 samples from primary contact of the first Covid-19 case of Meghalaya have all tested negative: CM Conrad Sangma
NF Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (NFRWWO) provided around 500 free meals and 5700 face masks for distribution amongst the needy people
Harvard, MIT Announce Pay Cut of Top Officials Amid Crisis
Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) would be implementing salary and hiring freeze and their top leadership will take pay cuts as part of “hard choices” to control costs amid the coronavirus crisis.
All 5 Covid-19 in Bhopal were Gas Tragedy Victims
All five persons who died due to coronavirus in Bhopal were victims of the 1984 gas tragedy in the Madhya Pradesh capital, an official said. “A hospital in the city dedicated for the treatment of gas mishap survivors has been turned into a facility for coronavirus patients, causing hardship to these people,” Rachna Dhingra, member of the NGO Bhopal Group for Information and Action, told PTI
Educational Institutions, Air and Train Travel to Remain Suspended
Lockdown guidelines issued by the Home Ministry today revealed that all educational institutions, coaching centres, domestic and international air travel as well as train services will remain suspended till May 3 to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Domestic Travel Ban to Remain till May 3
All inter-state and district restriction on movement of people, including metro, bus services will continue till May 3 according to the MHA guidelines on lockdown
The government today issued new guidelines for phase 2 of the coronavirus lockdown, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended it till May 3. Activities like agriculture, industries in rural areas will be allowed after April 20 to “mitigate hardships to public”, the Centre said.
MHA permits industries to operate in rural areas, manufacturing to start in Special Economic Zones
Inter-state, inter-district movement of people, metro, bus services continue to be prohibited till May 3: MHA guidelines on lockdown
MHA guidelines on coronavirus lockdown: Transportation of goods will be permitted without any distinction of essential or non essential
All social, political, sports, religious functions, religious places, places of worship shall be closed for public till May 3: MHA on lockdown
Cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, bars to remain closed till May 3: MHA guidelines
Tour de France postponed, could start in late August
After weeks of holding out hope that the Tour de France would be able to go ahead as planned, the world’s most famous cycling race was finally added to the list of sporting events postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Total COVID-19 cases soar to 11,439 in India
The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 11,439 on Wednesday (April 15), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 377.
According to the latest updates provided by the Union health ministry, there are 9,756 active cases with 377 deaths so far in the country. As many as 1,305 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.
Assam: 31 (1 dead)
Meghalaya: 1 (1 dead)
Vehicle/duty passes/ID cards issued till April 14 extended up to May 3, 2020: Kamrup (Metro) district administration
Passenger train services to remain suspended till May 3: Railway ministry
All passenger train services on Indian Railways including premium trains, mail/express trains, passenger trains, suburban trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway, shall continue to remain cancel till May 3, 2020, says ministry of railways.
Flight operations to remain suspended till May 3: Ministry of civil aviation
All domestic and international scheduled airline operations shall remain suspended till 11.59 pm of May 3, 2020, says ministry of civil aviation.
Light a diya at 6 pm today on the occasion of Bihu: Assam CM
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has urged people of the state to light a diya (earthen lamp) at 6 pm today to boost the morale of our corona fighters on the occasion of Rongali Bihu.
PM address: Some restrictions may be possible after April 20
Districts will be closely monitored till April 20. After that, some restrictions may be allowed, says PM Narendra Modi
Key takeaways from PM Narendra Modi’s address
* India’s fight against coronavirus is going on in a strong manner.
* Indian citizens have gone through a lot of hardships to save the country
* Strict action is the need of the hour.
* India is in a much better position due to its holistic approach and quick decisions, compared to other countries.
PM address: PM Narendra Modi extends lockdown till May 3, 2020
PM Narendra Modi to address at 10 am
PM Narendra Modi to address the nation at 10 am today amid COVID-19 pandemic. He is likely to announce the extension of the lockdown. Stay tuned.
COVID-19 media bulletin updated by NHM, Assam (as on April 13, 2020)
COVID-19: Another positive case reported in Assam; total 31 so far
Man from Goalpara, a secondary contact of people associated with Tablighi Jamaat meet at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, tests positive for COVID-19 in Assam, taking state’s total to 31 so far. READ MORE
Meghalaya’s 1st COVID-19 case: Shillong hospital doctor tests positive
Curfew imposed in Shillong ‘agglomeration’ area starting from 6 am tomorrow after Meghalaya reports 1st COVID-19 case; Bethany Hospital doctor infected with deadly novel coronavirus. READ MORE
Total COVID-19 cases soar to 10,363 in India
The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 10,363 on Tuesday (April 14), as of 8 am, with the death toll standing at 339.
According to the latest updates provided by the Union health ministry, there are 8,988 active cases with 339 deaths so far in the country. As many as 1,035 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.
Northeast break-up of COVID-19 cases so far:
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