Coronavirus Live Updates in India: India’s tally of total Coronavirus Positive Cases soared past 13000 mark on Friday Morning as per the latest update provided by the Health Ministry. Death toll in India due to COVID-19 also grew to 452. The health ministry website’s database of COVID-19 positive cases in India states that so far total 13,835 cases of infection have been reported from across the country. Of this, 11616 are active cases, while 1766 cases have undergone treatment and been cured and discharged from hospitals. Today, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das also addressed the annoucing important measures to revive the ailing economy from the COVID-19 impact. Globally, more than 2.07 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally while 1,38,482 have died.
17 Apr 06:53 PMCan you get COVID-19 infection from your food?
With total 72 families put under quarantine in Delhi's Malviya Nagar after a Pizza Delivery boy tested positive for Coronavirus on April 14, the question that is now bothering everyone is can the COVID-19 infection spread through food. The incident has raised concerns among the people whether they can catch the Coronavirus disease from their food.
17 Apr 06:05 PMCOVID-19 Cases Doubling Rate Slow Down to 6.2 from 3 Days, before lockdown
Highlighting the effectiveness of the lockdown announced due to Coronavirus in India, officials from the Health Ministry said that the 40 day lockdown announced by the government has helped India flatten the curve and thereby reduce the pressure on the health infrastructure. Officials said that prior to the lockdown, the doubling rate of COVID-19 cases was just 3 days, which has now extended and currently stands at 6.2 days.
17 Apr 06:03 PMKey Statistics from Health Ministry Presser
Officials from the Union Health Ministry in their evening briefing provided important updates including some key statistical updates that help us understanding government’s efforts and its preparedness to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. The key statistics shared by health ministry are as follows:
17 Apr 05:53 PMTotal Number of Cases in India rise to 13,835
According to the details shared by the Union Health Ministry, the national tally of COVID-19 positive cases in India grew to 13853 on Friday evening. Of the total number of cases, 11616 are active cases currently undergoing treatment while 1766 patients have recovered and discharged from the hospital. Death Toll due to COVID-19 currently stands at 452.
17 Apr 04:36 PMChina revised Wuhan Death Toll by 50 percent
According to PTI report, China has revised its Coronavirus Death Toll to 4632 on Friday citing data discrepancies. The revision comes after it revised the fatality figures from Wuhan – the initial epicentre of the outbreak by nearly 50%. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from Wuhan was revised to 50,333, an addition of 325 while the Death toll for Wuhan was revised from 1290 to 3869, as per the official Xinhua news agency
17 Apr 04:10 PMRajasthan State Tally rises to 1,193
According to the details provided by Rajasthan Health Department, the overall state tally for COVID-19 positive cases in the state soard to 1193 on Friday afternoon. On similar lines, the overall death toll in the state also grew to 17, with death of a 56-year old patient today due to cardiac complications. Today, 62 fresh cases have been reported in Rajasthan.
17 Apr 02:43 PMAmit Shah lauds RBI for relief measures, says Modi Govt committed to fight COVID
Home Minister Amit Shah today said that Prime Modi and his government are completely committed to fight COVID-19 battle on all the fronts. He lauded RBI for announcing proactive measures to help ailing Indian economy due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Modi government is leaving no stone unturned in this fight against COVID-19, ensuring minimum disruption in people’s lives while planning for a strong and stable India in days ahead.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 17, 2020
Steps taken by RBI today, to boost Indian economy, further reinforce PM @narendramodi’s vision.
17 Apr 01:57 PMIndia lifts ban on export of formulations made from Paracetamol
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification that the formulations made from Paracetamol including fixed-dose combinations will be made available for export with immediate effect.
17 Apr 01:45 PMNo Fee hike by Private Schools in Delhi: Manish Sisodia
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today announced that private schools will not be allowed to hike their fees arbitrarily during the lockdown period. He also said that many parents have complained that schools are also levying many other charges including transportation fees, which is not a utility they provide currently due to on-going lockdown. He said that private schools based in Delhi will be allowed to charge only the tuition fees that too on monthly basis, without any extra charges.
It has come to my notice that many schools are taking fees arbitrarily and charging transportation fees even when schools are closed. Private schools should not stoop to this level. Be it private or government schools, they cannot hike fees: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia pic.twitter.com/Bm80wyYlUG— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2020
17 Apr 01:26 PMPM on RBI’s new measures
PM Modi lauds RBI for taking proactive measures to boost ailing Indian economy due to COVID-19 impact. He said that the measures announced today by RBI will greatly facilitate liquidity and credit flow in the financial system.
Today’s announcements by @RBI will greatly enhance liquidity and improve credit supply. These steps would help our small businesses, MSMEs, farmers and the poor. It will also help all states by increasing WMA limits.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 17, 2020
17 Apr 01:22 PMIndia to export hydroxychloroquine to 55 Covid-19-affected nations
India has decided to supply anti-malarial drug 'hydroxychloroquine' to 55 countries including the US, the UK, Russia and France. India is exporting the drug to 21 of these countries on a commercial basis and the remaining will receive it on a grant in very small quantities.
17 Apr 12:36 PMGoM Meeting underway on COVID-19
Group of Union Ministers (GoM) met today at Nirman Bhawan to review the current situation prevailing in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministers were also joined by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.
Delhi: Union Group of Ministers (GOM) meeting over #COVID19, underway at Nirman Bhawan. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and other ministers also present. pic.twitter.com/PKnxvJP3Yv— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2020
17 Apr 12:10 PMUS reports 4500 COVID-19 Deaths in 24 Hours
United State, which has been hit the worst by the COVID-19 pandemic, saw its single largest day spike in the number of deaths. According to the Johns Hopkins University, the total number of Deaths reported in the US in the last 24 hours stood at 4591. The previous highest was 2,569 on Wednesday. Globally, Covid-19 has so far claimed more than 1,44,000 lives and infected over 2.1 million people.
17 Apr 11:12 AMCOVID-19 Cases in India soar past 13000 mark
As per the latest data provided by the Union Health Ministry, the total number novel Coronavirus infections in the country have soared past 13000 mark. Currently, India’s tally of COVID-19 positive cases stand at 13387, of which 11201 are active cases, while 1749 have been discharged. The death toll has also grown to 437 as on Friday Morning.
India's total number of #Coronavirus positive cases rises to 13,387 (including 11201 active cases, 1749 cured/discharged/migrated and 437 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/GheWAdYrSS— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2020
17 Apr 11:11 AMGujarat State Tally rises to 1032
Gujarat reported 92 fresh COVID-19 cases and 1 more death in the last 24 hours. The current state tally of Gujarat for positive Coronavirus cases stands at 1032.
17 Apr 11:02 AMKey measures announced by RBI Today
Key measures announced by RBI Today
The following are the key measures announced by the Reserve Bank of India to boost the ailing Indian Economy due to COVID-19
17 Apr 11:00 AMRs 50000 crore Liquidity support to Agri, Small Businesses
RBI Governor today announced that it will be providing additional liquidity support to NABARD, SIDBI and NHB. The break for the same is:
17 Apr 10:40 AM4 Key areas of Focus for RBI to Boost Economy
RBI Governor has announced additional measures to boost economy which is currently reeling under the COVID-19 lockdown.
17 Apr 10:28 AMWatch RBI Governor's address Here
Watch the complete press conference of RBI Governor in which he announced additonal measures to boost the ailing economy.
RBI Governorâ??s address to the media https://t.co/uhsojdIeSF— ReserveBankOfIndia (@RBI) April 17, 2020
17 Apr 10:18 AMIndia to cling on to 1.9 percent growth rate: RBI Guv
Giving an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, RBI Governor said that India is likely to cling on to the 1.9% positive growth rate as estimated by IMF. He also said that IMF has estimated the cumulative loss to global GDP in 2021, 2022 at USD 9 trillion.
17 Apr 10:16 AMRBI Governor Thanks Corona Warriors
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in his address today lauded all Corona warriors who are on the front lines of India’s fight against COVID-19. He also said that the central bank is closely monitoring the evolving situation both domestically and globally and is responding accordingly. He also thanked Banks and financial institutions have risen to the occasion and ensured smooth functioning.
17 Apr 09:59 AMTrump to open up US Economy in 3 Stages
US President Donald Trump today announced that his administration will be adopting a graded approach for reopening of the US Economy and lift the lockdown announced earlier. The US’s plan for reopening of economy is only applicable to states which report 14-day "downward trajectory" in their coronavirus cases.
17 Apr 09:54 AMGujarat Scientists decode novel Coronavirus genome
Scientists at Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC) have successfully decoded the complete genome sequencing for the novel Coronavirus which causes COVID-19. Gujarat CMO has lauded GBRC to for being the first state government laboratory in the country to achieve this feat.
Gujarat is proud of scientists at Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC), the only State Govt laboratory in India that has reported COVID19 whole genome sequence which will be helpful in tracking origin, drug targets, vaccine & association with virulence.#IndiaFightsCorona— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) April 15, 2020
17 Apr 09:44 AMMarkets soar ahead of RBI Guv’s Address
Markets opened today in green, ahead of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’s address to media today. Sources have hinted that the Central Bank may announce additional stimulus to revive the economy which is impacted due to COVID-19 lockdown. At opening of markets, Sensex soared over 1,050 points while Nifty was trading above 9,300.
17 Apr 09:31 AMRBI Governor to address media at 10 AM
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is all set to address media at 10 AM. This will be RBI Governor’s second press briefing since the COVID-19 crisis began. According to industry sources, RBI Governor in his address today may additional relief to revive the economy which is currently reeling under the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das to address at 10:00 AM today. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/3tfLrIJIHj— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2020