TNI Morning News Headlines – March 16, 2020

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TNI Bureau:  Greetings. Here are the Morning news headlines today.

* First coronavirus case reported in Odisha. Man with travel history to Italy, tested +ve for COVIDー19 at Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar.

* Shopping Malls to remain shut in Twin Cities till March 31. Leaves of Govt Employees cancelled in several Dists in wake of Corona Virus outbreak.

* Odisha prepares 6-month action plan to combat Coronavirus.

* Corona virus scare: Section 144 imposed in Ganjam to avoid gathering of more than 5 people at a place.

* Odia music director Bachchu Mukherjee passes away.

* 2 coaches of Lokmanya Tilak Express detach from the engine near Cuttack; resumed after repair-restoration work.

* Brigadier (Retd.) Gurmeet Kanwal breathed his last at Army’s R&R Hospital, New Delhi. He was unwell for sometime.

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* Maharashtra has 32 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the highest in the Country.

* Madhya Pradesh Govt to face the floor test today; only raising of hands allowed during trust vote, says MP Guv Lalji Tandon.

* 53 Indians evacuated from Iran arrived at Jaisalmer Airport; will be kept at the army wellness centre in Jaisalmer along with the people who arrived on Sunday.

* 3 people from Rajasthan declared coronavirus free; The total number of patients now free of COVID-19 is 13.

* Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner orders closure of bars, restaurants amid COVID-19 fears.

* A meeting of a group of Union Ministers on coronavirus to be held today at Nirman Bhawan in Delhi.

* Rupee plunges 42 paise to 74.17 against US dollar in early trade.

* Sensex plunges 1609.52 points, at 32,493.96.

* Italy records 368 Coronavirus deaths on Sunday; US death toll hits 65.

* Pakistan reports 20 new cases of CoronaVirus; Number of +ve cases rises to 53.

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