Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19 pandemic:Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar today donated 50 lakh rupees to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Govt to issue all pending I-T refunds upto Rs 5 lakh rupees immediately:Government has decided to issue all the pending income-tax refunds up to five lakh rupees immediately. This will benefit around 14 lakh taxpayers.
Several states, experts ask Centre for extension of lockdown periods:Interacting with leaders of political parties in Parliament, through video conferencing, the Prime Minister said that several state governments, district administrations and experts have asked for extension of the phase of lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.
PM Modi interacts with leaders of various political parties; says COVID-19 outbreak is a social emergency:Describing the ongoing situation arising out of COVID-19 outbreak as akin to a social emergency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that the priority of his government is to save each and every life. PM Modi said, the country has been forced to take tough decisions, and it must continue to remain vigilant.
PM Modi discusses COVID-19 through video conferencing:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held an all Party meeting with leaders of different political parties through video conferencing.
ICMR allows state govts to set up sample collection sites for COVID-19 testing:In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR on Tuesday said it has no objection to State Governments setting up convenient sample collection sites.
Govt says to take action against hoarding and black marketing:Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked authorities to take quick and stern action against individuals involved in hoarding and black marketing
PM Modi calls up Swedish Prime Minister, Kings of Bahrain and Oman to further cooperation against COVID-19:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a telephone conversation today with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven.
China: People in Wuhan begins travelling after 73-day lockdown lifted:In China, tens of thousands of people in Wuhan, the origin point and epicentre for the Corona virus pandemic, began travelling out of the sprawling city today as the 73-day lockdown was lifted. The Chinese Health Authority said today that 62 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland yesterday, including 59 cases of people returning from abroad, taking the total tally to 1,042.
Boris Johnson shifted to ICU as coronavirus symptoms worsen:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shifted to intensive care unit (ICU) after his condition worsened. A UK government spokesperson said, Mr Johnson was shifted to ICU yesterday on the advice of his medical team after his condition worsened. He had been admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London due to persistent coronavirus symptoms.