Corona Update (Afternoon News) – March 27, 2020

* 3rd positive case raises possibility of community transmission in Odisha: COVID-19 spokesperson Subroto Bagchi.

* Odisha Assembly Speaker S N Patro asks all Vidhan Sabha employees to go on home quarantine after third Covid-19 patient came in contact with one of the staffers.

* Odisha Govt includes 5 secretaries as members of Committee of Secretaries to review the emerging situation and ensure prevention and containment of corona virus.

* Commissionerate Police shifts retail vegetable vendors of Chhatra Bazar to Badambadi in Cuttack.

* Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty writes to Dist Collector for dispensation of Rs 1.05 crore from his MPLAD funds for purchase of testing kits, ventilators and other medical equipment.

* Rajasthan Govt revised Dearness Allowance from 12% to 17% (from 1 July 2019) to State Government employees.

* Number of Coronavirus positive cases in Pune district rises to 32.

* Delhi Govt to give e-passes to private employees in essential services.

* Delhi govt to serve food to four lakh needy people daily from Saturday; will provide lunch and dinner in 325 schools.

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* Number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 39 in Delhi. 29 of them had come from outside & 10 of these are cases of local transmission.

* Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi donates Rs 51 Crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to fight #CoronavirusOutbreak .

* 65-year-old man with no foreign travel history, dies of #Coronavirus in Tumakuru (Tumkur), #Karnataka; Attended events at Jama Masjid. His 3 Wives & 16 Children quarantined.

* Doordarshan will telecast mythological series “Ramayan” from Saturday on public demand.

* 15 lakh international travellers arrived in India between Jan 18 and Mar 23, need monitoring of all: Cabinet Secy to states.

* Coronavirus: After IndiGo, GoAir offers govt aircraft, crew members for emergency services.

* Union Home Ministry asks states to stop mass exodus of migrant labourers amid coronavirus lockdown;

* Bihar: Total corona positive cases in state rise to 9.

* Rupee rallies 81 paise to 74.35 against USD after RBI announced various measures to support economy.

* Coronavirus: Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 25 Lakh each to PM’s Relief Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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