Cannot afford to fail, it is now or never situation: LT. Governor tells Kejriwal

delhi-cmNew Delhi, Mar 31: The inability to ensure a lockdown in Delhi could lead to widespread infection and loss of lives, Lt. Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal said in a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

227 cases, 5 deaths in 24 hours: Govt identifies 10 coronavirus hotspots

covid-delhiNew Delhi, Mar 31: The number of COVID-19 cases in India has touched 1,251. 101 have recovered while 32 have died.

During the 21 day lockdown, the government has stepped up measures to curtail the outbreak of the virus. The government has identified the hotspots where unusual transmission of the coronavirus has taken place.

Fake: Govt is not extending the lockdown beyond 21 days

lockdown-1New Delhi, Mar 30: The Government has rubbished reports that the lockdown in India would be extended beyond 21 days. Referring to a report that the Modi government would extend the lockdown beyond 21 days, Prasar Bharti News Services said that report is fake. We got in touch with the Cabinet Secretary on this news article.

The Cabinet Secretary expressed surprise and said that there is no such plan to extend the lockdown.

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Centre initiates action against officers overseeing movement of migrants in Delhi

migrant-exodusNew Delhi, Mar 30: The Centre has suspended two senior officers of the Delhi government for alleged dereliction of duty during the coronavirus lockdown. The Centre has also initiated disciplinary proceedings against the two other officers.

A Home Ministry source tells OneIndia that the action was taken due to the exodus of migrant workers in Delhi over the past few days. The suspended bureaucrats are Additional Chief Secretary (Transport), Renu Sharma and Principal Secretary (Finance) Rajeev Verma. Meanwhile disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Satyagopal and the SDM of Seelampur.

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UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

boris-johnsonLondon, Mar 27: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19. According to No. 10 he is experiencing mild symptoms.

A spokesperson said that his symptoms are mild and he will continue to lead the government response to the virus.

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Demand created: Why no country wants to take on China on the coronavirus

unsc-1aNew Delhi, Mar 27: Efforts to initiate a discussion at the United Nations Security Council over the outbreak of the coronavirus were nixed by China.

Along with China, both Russia and South Africa said that there was no need to discuss the issue as there was no direct link between the spread of the virus and threat to peace and security of the world.

High level committee formed to oversee supply of essentials during lockdown

lockdown-marketNew Delhi, Mar 27: The government has formed a high level committee to look into logistic issues relating to the supply of essential items during the 21 day lockdown.

The government has identified essential supplies as the key challenge and formed a high level inter-departmental Logistics Committee for COVID-19 related relief operations.

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India’s approach towards world on COVID-19 will be different compared to US

coronavirus1New Delhi, Mar 26: The G-20 conference which will be held today is a crucial one. This would be a global fight against the coronavirus and countries would pool in their medical knowledge to tide over the crisis.

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MHA issues fresh guidelines exempting more services from lockdown

lockdown-1New Delhi, Mar 26: Fresh guidelines have been issued by the Home Ministry in the wake of the 21 day lockdown. The MHA said that the Reserve Bank of India and RBI regulated financial markets pay and accounts officers and field officers of the CAG have been exempted from the lockdown.

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Pakistan only SAARC nation to skip COVID-19 fund

imrankhan11New Delhi, Mar 25: Pakistan is the only SAARC nation that has not contributed to the COVID-19 fund for grouping. The grouping has already received commitments to the tune of 18.8 million USD.

It may be recalled that the fund was created with an initial contribution of 10 million USD from India. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conferencing with the leaders of the grouping on March 15.

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