Corona Update (Morning News) – March 26, 2020

* Odisha puts 82,248 in self-quarantine: Odisha Govt chief COVID-19 spokesperson Subroto Bagchi.

* Offices of FS & CW, GA & PG, H & UD, Home, Health & Family Welfare, SRC & OSDMA declared ‘critical’ departments; these departments to function with up to 50% manpower.

* Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) temporarily shifts Unit-1 Haat to Rajmahal Chhak to enforce #SocialDistancing measures.

* Odisha Govt allows road side dhabas, vehicle repair shops and spare part shops located alongside the National and State Highways to operate in order to facilitate smooth transportation of goods.

* Odisha-Chhattisgarh border sealed for amid coronavirus outbreak.

* 30 cases registered against lockdown violators in Mayurbhanj Dist.

* 2 new positive cases of Coronavirus in Mumbai and Thane; total number of positive cases rises 124.

* Govt temporarily suspends toll collection on national highways in-view of COVID-19 pandemic.

* Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan announces to donate Rs 1 crore to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund & Rs 50 lakh each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana CMRF.

* Uttarakhand govt bars collection of fees by schools during lockdown.

* A Mohalla Clinic Doctor in Delhi and his family tested positive for CoronaVirus. The Doctor had met a woman who came from Dubai on March 12.

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* COVID-19: Tamil Nadu confirms 3 more cases, taking tally upto 26.

* Kashmir reports first COVID-19 death.

* Madhya Pradesh COVID-19 tally rises to 20.

* West Bengal: A 66-year-old man in Nayabad tests positive for #Coronavirus. Total number of positive cases in the state rise to 10.

* Singer Shweta Pandit, who is married to Italian film producer Ivano Fucci has been quarantined in Italy.

* More than 800 people have died from #Covid2019 in the US so far and some 60,000 people have tested positive.

* Lockdowns buying time & reducing pressure, but won’t extinguish epidemics alone: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

* China neither created virus nor intentionally transmitted it: China envoy.

* US set to go for $2 trillion stimulus to boost economy.

* COVID19 Death Toll rises to 1,031 in USA; Number of positive cases goes up to 68,572. More than 13,000 new #CoronaVirus cases reported.

* Global cases of coronavirus rises to 468,905.

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