Corona Update (Afternoon News) – March 28, 2020

* Odisha CM appeals Odia Associations to help stranded Odias in other States.

* Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta donates 3 months’ salary to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to fight #CoronavirusOutbreak .

* Woman Maoist Tulasi Ulaka, carried cash reward of Rs 4 lakh on her head, surrenders before Koraput police

* Ministry of Home Affairs directs States/UTs to include ‘Provisions for temporary accommodation, food, clothing, medical care etc. for homeless people, inc. migrant labourers, stranded due to lockdown & sheltered in relief camps’ under SDRF fund allocations in wake of COVID-19.

* Indian Railway converting Coaches into Isolation Wards for Covid-19 patients.

* Home Minister Amit Shah has approved Rs 5,751.27 crore of additional central assistance under National Disaster Response Fund to eight states.

* India may see up to 13 lakh cases of COVID-19 by mid-May, scientists warn.

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* Kerala reports 1st death due to Coronavirus with travel history to Dubai.

* 85-year-old Mumbai doctor dies, his surgeon son tests COVID-19 positive.

* Ola group donates Rs 20 crore, creates fund for drivers during the tough COVID-19.

* 6 new COVID-19 positive, taking total number of cases to 53 in Gujarat.

* UP Govt to arrange as many as 1000 buses to take the migrant workers to their respective hometowns amid the coronavirus lockdown.

* 512 New York Police Department employees have tested positive for coronavirus including 442 uniformed members and 70 civilian members.

* Number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 6 lakh worldwide. Death To crosses 27,000 mark.

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