Corona Update (Morning News) – March 27, 2020

* Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation ropes in 28 stores for essential commodities delivery.

* 35 Private Laboratories in India, including Dept of Lab Services, Apollo Hospitals in #Bhubaneswar get the nod from ICMR to conduct #COVID19 tests.

* Over 350 arrested in #disha for violating lockdown norms.

* BMC shifted Unit-I market to Unit-I Boys’ High School’s playground, located near Ruchika Public School to decongest it in the wake of coronavirus lockdown.

* Total number of Coronavirus positive cases in India rises to 724 (including 66 cured/discharged persons). Death Toll goes up to 17:

* President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with Governors, Lt Governors of all States, UTs on issues related to #COVID-19

* Ministers to submit daily report to PMO on Covid-19 steps

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* RBI cuts repo rate by 0.75% to 4.40% amid #Covid19 outbreak

* All banks, NBFCs to allow 3 month moratorium on all term loans; Depositors need not worry about their money in banks.

* Covid-19 lockdown: Ramayana to return to TV screens; from tomorrow, Saturday March 28 on DD National. One episode in morning 9 am to 10 am, another in the evening from 9 pm to 10 pm.

* Renowned artist Satish Gujral passes away at 94.

* USA overtakes China & Italy with more than 85,000 cases. Over 16,000 positive cases reported in a single day. 5,00,000 cases worldwide.

* UK reports 113 new deaths and 2,129 new cases of #coronavirus . Death Toll rises to 578. Number of positive cases at 11,658.

* Global COVID-19 cases top 500,000, death toll crosses 22,000.

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