4.25 pm: ‘Near-total’ lockdown in 5 districts, 8 towns of Odisha for a week starting tomorrow over coronavirus pandemic, declares Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
3.50 pm: FIR against chemist in HP’s Kangra for selling N95 masks at more than four times the MRP amid coronavirus crisis
3.45 pm: NC president and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah releases Rs 1 crore from his MPLAD funds to check the spread of coronavirus in J&K
3.16 pm: Mumbai Metro One operations to remain suspended on Sunday to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for ‘Janata Curfew’.
3.14 pm: Autos, taxis to remain off roads in Delhi during Sunday’s ‘Janata Curfew’.
1.50 pm: Out of the 14 positive cases of coronavirus in Gujarat, five cases have been reported from Ahmedabad, three cases each have been reported from Vadodara and Surat, and one case has been reported from Rajkot, Kutch, and Gandhinagar.
1.40 pm: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani says infection control hospitals will be started in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara. He said coronavirus is in between stage 2 and stage 3 in Gujarat.
1.34 pm: Delhi couple with home quarantine seal found aboard Bangalore-Delhi Rajdhani, deboarded at Kazipet in Telangana. Rajdhani coach in which the couple travelled sanitised; both passengers hospitalised; train detained.
1.32 pm: UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh, who was at a party with singer Kanika Kapoor, tests negative for coronavirus. Samples of 28 people who came in contact with Singh have also tested negative for Covid-19.
1.30 pm: Railways has relaxed refund rules for PRS counter-generated tickets from March 21 to April 15. A refund can be taken on submission of ticket up to 45 days from the date of the journey for trains cancelled between March 21 and April 15.
1.10 pm: Fourteen positive cases of coronavirus have been reported from Gujarat, revealed health minister Nitin Patel. Out of the total cases, 12 are Gujaratis who returned from abroad. People should not panic as the government is taking all possible measures, Patel said.