*NALCO signs an agreement with Nabarangpur district administration to set up an exclusive 200 bedded COVID-19 hospital in Nabarangpur town which will also benefit adjoining areas of Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri & Kalahandi.
*Out of 37 active cases in Odisha, only 2 cases need proper hospital care. Rest 35 cases are only need isolation care; they are asymptomatic.
* Around 94 lakh households in Odisha covered under the national/state food security schemes will receive 5 kg of rice per person/month & 1 kg of milled Arhar Dal per family/month for April-June period under the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.
*76% COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha are in the age group of 15-60 years.
*No. 49 & No. 50 #COVID19 +VE Patients in #Odisha are close contacts of Unit-4, Madhusudan Nagar, Bhubaneswar case.
*COVID-19 death toll rises to 242, number of cases climbs to 7,529 in India: Union Health ministry.
*After Odisha and Punjab, Maharashtra Govt too extends lockdown in the State till April 30, 2020.
*Without lockdown, India’s Covid-19 cases would have been 8.2 lakh by 15 Apr: Govt.
*Maharashtra: 3 more COVID19 patients in Pune passed away today, taking the death toll to 29.
*189 more COVID19 cases & 11 deaths reported in Mumbai today, taking the tally in the city to 1,182 & deaths at 75.
*58 new COVID19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu; total positive cases in the state rises to 969.
*Delhi Government starts process to give Rs 5,000 to para-transit vehicle drivers including auto-rickshaw, taxi, Gramin Sewa, Phatphat Sewa, Maxi Cab, Eco-Friendly Sewa, E-Rickshaws and school cab drivers.
*Total number of cases stands at 373 in Kerala; 405 in Andhra Pradesh.
*Ministry of Home Affairs directs States and Union Territories to ensure doctors, medical staff attending to Coronavirus patients get appropriate PPE, security.
*Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) writes to West Bengal Govt; objects to permission given for religious congregations, opening of shops selling non-essential items and distribution of ration by political leaders, saying it violates the #Lockdown guidelines and may spread #COVID19 .
*Watch Sangeet Setu, a virtual musical concert by Indian artists to support #PMCARES Fund.
*Bengal schools hike fees, colleges stop paying part- time lecturers amid coronavirus crisis.
*Tamil Nadu reports eight new cases, taking the total to 969.
*Varun Dhawan’s relative in the US tests positive for Coronavirus.
*Centre to inform about lockdown extension in next 2 days.
*The United Kingdom records 917 more deaths in a day.
*New York City schools closed for rest of year amid Covid-19 pandemic.