FM Nirmala Sitharaman on Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said he will turn to the media today at 2:00 PM during preparations to prepare an economic package that will likely help the country through the coronavirus blockade. He said in a tweet that the package would be announced soon as a priority and that he would give it to the media pressor via video conference. His speech will focus specifically on statutory and regulatory compliance issues.
Prior to Narendra Modi’s address, the entire Odisha will be locked from Tuesday to midnight due to the threat of the coronavirus, a senior state government official said. Fourteen of the state’s 30 districts are already blocked. The Madhya Pradesh government also imposed a curfew in the cities of Bhopal and Jabalpur, where coronavirus cases were found, immediately after Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as prime minister.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said he will turn to the media today at 2:00 PM during preparations to prepare an economic package that will likely help the country through the coronavirus blockade.
India reported its tenth death on Tuesday after a 64-year-old man hospitalized in Kasturba on March 23 died within hours of admission. He had returned from the United Arab Emirates and had gone to Ahmedabad on March 15, and had returned to Mumbai on March 20.
US lawyer Larry Klayman has filed a $ 20 trillion lawsuit against China for the creation and release of the new coronavirus that has infected over 334,000 people worldwide.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 20:00 on the vital aspects of the COVID-19 threat. Meanwhile, the March 26 elections in Rajya Sabha with 55 seats, scheduled for March 26, have been postponed.
Two new positive coronavirus cases have been registered in Gujarat, the total cases increasing to 33, said Gujarat (Health) chief secretary Jayanti Ravi. Meanwhile, a 54-year-old domestic passenger has been arrested at the airport for alleged refusal to follow doctors’ instructions for preventing the spread of new coronaviruses, police said Tuesday.
The number of states and territories in the Union (UT) that imposed a blockade increased to 32 compared to 30 last night. The number of districts under blockade has increased to 560 from 548. The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has reached 101 on Tuesday. Four other patients tested positive for Pune and one tested positive for Satara.
So far, nearly 500 coronavirus cases have been reported in India, according to data from the Ministry of Health on Tuesday. According to data updated on Tuesday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases was 492. Benchmarks have wiped out most of its initial earnings, but have been trading higher with Nifty above 7700. Sensex increased by 369.34 points or 1.42% to 26350.58, and the Nifty with 108.40 points or 1.42% at 7718.65.
The benchmark indices were opened in positive territory on March 24 with Sensex added over 1000 points. At 09:17 IST, Sensex rose by 1,212.60 points or 4.77 percent to 27,193.84 and Nifty by 353.85 points or 4.65 percent at 7964.10. Manipur reported the first case of COVID-19 in northeastern India, reports say. Northeast now reports that a 23-year-old from Imphal (west) was identified as the first confirmed case in the state.
Tihar Prison authorities said they are planning to release around 3,000 prisoners to alleviate congestion in prisons because of the coronavirus threat. However, it will not include hardened or dangerous criminals. While in the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed the most severe obstacles to the movement of people for at least three weeks to try to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country, where the death toll has reached 335.
Security was reinforced at the Shaheen Bagh protest site on Tuesday after a prohibitive order under Section 144 CrPC was promulgated in Delhi, with police clearing the protest site. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the coronavirus disease pandemic is accelerating, with over 300,000 cases now registered and infections reported by almost every country in the world.
The death toll in India from the coronavirus novel rose to nine on Monday with 468 positive results as the Center announced a blockade in 22 states and Union territories across the country and the Indian Medical Research Council recommended l use of an antimalarial drug in case of high risk.
The ministry of health, in its daily press conference on Monday, said Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Ladakh, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tripura, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Punjab , Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh are completely blocked.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the captains of the industry to ensure that the production of essential items does not suffer as a consequence of the coronavirus epidemic and that there are no accumulations and marketing activities. “The impact on the economy will be felt for some time to come,” Modi said while urging India Inc to take a humanitarian approach and not to reduce the workforce despite the negative impact of COVID-19 on their businesses .
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that companies’ spending on combating the coronavirus pandemic will be considered valid as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The coronavirus epidemic will be treated like a disaster, the finance minister said on Twitter.
Delhi police moved on Monday to seal all border pegs in the national capital and said curfew passes will be issued to people associated with essential services as they “execute” prohibitive orders in the city ” was not up to today. “
The media, however, will not need passes and their identity cards will be sufficient, they said.
Details such as the format of the application for the passes and when they will be requested, etc. They will likely be shared on Tuesday, police said.
Last Sunday, police imposed prohibitive orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in Delhi until March 31 in view of the coronavirus epidemic, the ban on protests and other meetings.
Section 144 of the CrPC prohibits the assembly of four or more people in one place.
The Nagaland government will enact prohibitive orders under Section 144 CrPC in Dimapur district on Tuesday to keep people indoors during the ongoing blockade declared in the state to contain the coronavirus epidemic, an official said.
The order, issued by police commissioner Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo on Monday, will take effect from 6 am on March 24, the official said.
Dimapur, a state-owned shopping mall, witnessed an “unprecedented” movement of vehicles during the blockade that started from Sunday to midnight, he said.
Police seized a number of road taxis, the official said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed the most severe obstacles to the movement of people for at least three weeks to try to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country, where the death toll has reached 335.
On Monday evening, in a televised speech to the nation, he said that while no prime minister wants to make such demands to the population, the situation was such that he was forced to crack down on the movement of people and the crackdown on any meeting of more than two people. .
With his central message urging people to restrict their movement outside their homes just for the basic essentials, Johnson said, “From tonight I have to give the British a very simple education that you have to stay at home.” .
In the United States, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to prevent the accumulation of essential medical supplies and personal protective equipment since the country registered more than 130 deaths in a day from coronavirus for the first time.
As of Monday, over 43,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in the United States. Of these, over 10,000 were added in one day, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles COVID-19 cases. With 139 deaths, the death toll crossed 550 by Monday evening.
By signing the executive order, Trump said his government will take action against hoarding and overpricing the basic medical and personal protection devices, as well as supplies such as hand sanitizers and face masks.
Updated Date: Mar 24, 2020 2:07:51 PM IST
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