Coronavirus cases in India surpass 600, 3 tested positive in Goa


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Services rendered by doctors and media fall under the ‘Essential Services’ category

Circulation of several newspapers have come down amid lockdown in Jammu.

Goa reports first positive coronavirus cases; 3 infected: Health Department

Three persons with travel history to Spain, Australia and the USA tested positive for coronavirus in Goa on Wednesday, health department officials said. This is the first time the tourist state has reported coronavirus positive cases. All three are male patients of ages 25, 29 and 55 years. (PTI)

Delhi Police conducted checks on non-essential movement

Locals at a village in Bankura have barricaded roads to prevent movement of people

US will work with India to combat the COVID19 outbreak: US Department of State

We stand united with India & echo Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to keep up our fighting spirits. The United States will work shoulder to shoulder with India to combat the COVID19 outbreak. Together, we can safeguard our citizens & people everywhere: US Department of State (ANI)

AIIMS claims that PGIMs Rohtak has not implemented lockdown

Resident Doctor’s Association, AIIMS has written letter to Health Secretary, Govt of Haryana saying, ’21 days lockdown has not been implemented by PGIMS, Rohtak. It has put students at risk of acquiring COVID19 as they attend classes in group of more than 200 as per RDA, PGIMS Rohtak’. The letter further states, ‘We request you to intervene at the earliest and make sure students are not exposed to infection due to the careless attitude of administration’. (ANI)

Rs 1000 each to be released to 3.5 lakhs workers in J&K

Rs 1000 each to be released to 3.5 lakhs workers registered with the Building & Construction Workers Welfare Board in Jammu and Kashmir. Two installments of old age, disability and family pensions to be immediately released: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Planning, J&K (ANI)

What Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO thinks about shutdowns

  • Asking people to stay at home & shutting down population movement is buying time & reducing the pressure on health systems. But on their own, these measures will not extinguish epidemics.
  • Aggressive measures to find, isolate, test, treat and trace are not only the best and fastest way out of extreme social and economic restrictions, they’re also the best way to prevent them.
  • We call on all countries who have introduced so-called lockdown measures, to use this time to attack the virus. You have created a 2nd window of opportunity, the question is how will you use it?

3 persons test positive in Goa

3 persons tested positive for COVID19 in Goa. A 25-year-old man with travel history to Spain, a 29-year-old man with travel history to Australia and a 55-year-old man with travel history to United States. All three are stable: Directorate of Health Services, Government of Goa (ANI)

Iran’s leader rejected multiple US offers of medical assistance: US Dept of State

Iran should allow humanitarian assistance for COVID19. US sanctions exempt humanitarian trade, but Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei rejected multiple US offers of medical assistance. Cash only helps to fund Iran’s malign activities, not people’s need: US Dept of State (ANI)

152 undeclared cases of persons in Srinagar

Control room traced 152 undeclared cases of persons in Srinagar, who had returned from foreign countries. They have been put under quarantine. We continue to request people to come forward and self-report: Shahid Choudhary Srinagar District Magistrate, Jammu and Kashmir (ANI)

German nationals who are being evacuated from India underwent security checks