Corona Update (Morning News) – March 24, 2020

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* All 30 Districts in Odisha to put under lockdown from midnight today.

* No #CurfewPass being issued at Police Stations. Vehicle Passes being issued to Emergency Services exempt by Odisha Govt. Others will be permitted for specific purpose & duration for eg. for going to Hospital.
: Commissioner of Police Dr Sudhanshu Sarangi.

* Koraput District Administration imposes restrictions in the entire district to prevent spread of COVID-19 outbreak .

* Police to strictly enforce rules of lockdown in Odisha from today; violators will be arrested immediately.

* BJD General Secretary Sanjay Das Burma requests party leaders to donate three-month salary to CMRF to provide humanitarian help to the COVID-19 affected people.

* Regional Passport Office closed in Odisha till March 31 over coronavirus outbreak.

* 5 people arrested in Bhadrak ; 11 in Phulbani for violating lockdown.

* Barricades erected, checking of vehicles underway at various junctions in Bhubaneswar.

* 30 States/UTs impose complete lockdown. 3 States/UTs impose lockdown in certain areas. 1 UT imposes closure of some activities in their areas.

* Coronavirus positive cases rise to 492 in India. Active Cases – 446. Deaths – 9. Global Death Toll rises to 16,098.

* Government of India writes to all States/UTs to ensure operational continuity & convenience to Print and Electronic Media in view of #CoronavirusOutbreak.

* Delhi Lockdown: Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared by Delhi Police; anti-CAA protesters removed.

* Total number of positive Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rises to 101: Health Department, Maharashtra.

* Delhi Metro rail service closed till March 31.

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* 255 arrested in Kolkata for defying lockdown.

* 255 people arrested in Kolkata for violating restrictions; prosecuted under Section 188 of IPC.

* More than 500 FIRs registered against the violators in Uttar Pradesh.

* Govt writes to all States/UTs to facilitate operational continuity & convenience to Print and Electronic Media in view of COVID-19.

* Italy reports 602 new COVID-19 deaths; 4,790 positive cases. Death Toll – 6,078.

* Spain reports 434 new deaths; 4,321 positive cases. Death Toll – 2,206.

* 23 Doctors died in Italy due to COVIDー19.

* 97 new COVID-19 positive cases in Pakistan; 1 new death. Total Cases – 973. Death Toll – 6. Recovered – 13.

* 1st #COVID19 death reported from Himachal Pradesh. 69-year-old Tibetan returned from USA dies.

* Curfew passes needed in #Delhi to travel for essential services during the #lockdown period. Media personnel won’t require a curfew pass.

* Contractual, Casual & Outsourced staff working at various Ministries, Departments abd other Organisations of Government of India, if required to stay at home during the #COVID19 #Lockdown period, will be treated “on duty” and receive their pay/wages.

* Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance sets up India’s 1st dedicated #COVID19 Hospital with 100 beds.

* Labour Ministry issues advisory to all Private and Public Firms asking them not to terminate any Employees or cut salaries.

* Coronavirus positive cases rise to 20,875 in USA. Active Cases – 41,433. Deaths – 157.

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