Corona Update (Afternoon News) – April 01, 2020

* Odisha Govt identifies two more people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event at Nizamuddin Markaz – one from Kendrapara and another from Jajpur. 3 identified earlier.

* Odisha Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati commits Rs 50 lakh from his MLALAD funds to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to fight Corona in his constituency, Jeypore.

* Financial aid distribution among ration card holders begins in Odisha.

* Teaching and Non-teaching staff of National Law University (NLU) in Cuttack contribute their one day’s salary to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

* PM Modi to hold video conference with all Chief Ministers tomorrow to discuss #COVID19 situation.

* Congress MP Rahul Gandhi greets people of Odisha on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa.

* With increase of 240 cases in last 12 hours, positive cases jump to 1,637; death toll rises to 38 in India. Active cases reaches to 1,466.

* Delhi Govt announces Rs 1 cr for families of healthcare personnel if they die while dealing with coronavirus cases.

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* 4 more tested positive for CoronaVirus in Assam , taking the number to 5. All had attended Nizamuddin Markaz.

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold video conferencing with all CMs tomorrow over COVID-19.

* 25-year-old youth dies of CoronaVirus in Basti, Uttar Pradesh. 1st COVID-19 death in UP. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state stands at 101.

* 43 new positive COVID-19 cases detected in Andhra Pradesh; total number of positive cases in the state increased to 87.

* Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation together commit Rs 1125 Crore.

* RBI announces further measures to deal with coronavirus pandemic; extends realisation period of export proceeds.

* Indian Oil slashes prices of LPG Cylinders by Rs 61.50 in Delhi & Rs 62 in Mumbai.

*All India Football Federation pledges to donate Rs 25 lakh to PM Cares Fund to combat #COVID19 pandemic; ockey India also pledges to donate Rs 25 lakh to PM Cares Fund.

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