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Maharashtra | Total Tally of COVID-19 Cases Rise to 107, 6 More Confirmed Positive: Coronavirus Outbreak Live News Updates on March 24, 2020

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Total tally of COVID-19 cases rise to 107 in Maharashtra, and six more confirmed positive.



Three new positive cases of COVID-19 found in Phillaur city of Jalandhar district, says Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu.



Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba writes to chief secretaries of states, ask to immediately identify hospitals dedicated for management of COVID-19 cases. The letter reads, “All states should immediately identify & earmark hospitals dedicated for management of COVID19 cases & ensure they are fully ready in the event of a further spike in the number of confirmed cases”



Bihar: ‘Nikah’ of a couple was performed through video conferencing in Patna yesterday, amid lockdown in the state due to COVID-19.



Uttarakhand High Court closes all subordinate courts in the state till April 4. It said, “Uttarakhand High Court: We are pleased to closes all subordinate courts in the state from March 26 till April 4. In cases of urgency, the district judge shall decide as to whether urgency exist or not and to take action, as per convenience.”



Central Government has asked all State Governments to deploy fiscal resources for establishing additional medical facilities such as hospitals, clinical labs, isolation wards, expanding & upgrading existing facilities to combat the challenge posed by COVID-19



Coronavirus cases rise to 106 in Maharashtra; three deaths reported in the state so far: State Health Minister Rajesh Tope



West Bengal to be put under lockdown from 5 pm today till March 31, announces Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.



The Union Finance Ministry informed that regulators, Reserve Bank, and Finance Ministry are all working together to keep monitoring the developments and volatility in the stock market. SEBI has come up with some set of guidelines and also stated its position. FM Sitharaman said, “Industry leaders, MPs forming a sub-group within the task force. Several multi-layered sub-groups working together.”



Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that both the ministry and Reserve Bank of India are are working together and closely monitoring developments and volatility in the stock market. She said, “Reserve Bank of India and Finance ministry are working together and closely monitoring developments and volatility in the stock market.”

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New Delhi, March 24: With the total toll of coronavirus infected people in India reached 471 till Monday, and confirmed reports of nine people being killed, the Union government has stepped up to combat the infectious COVID-19 virus and imposed a country-wide lockdown. A total of 30 states and union territories were put under lockdown till at least March 31.

On Monday India recorded 75 new cases of coronavirus. Following this, as a precautionary measure lockdown was imposed in 548 disctricts of the country, while few states — like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha — complete lockdown is yet to be imposed. The three states have exempted certain areas from the restrictions. Among the union territories, Lakshadweep Islands has put certain restrictions. Coronavirus Infects 471 in India, Claims 9 Lives So Far; 30 States/UTs Put Under Lockdown to Contain COVID-19 Spread.

Considering the case of Northeast, where no coronavirus case has been confirmed, they are yet to decide on imposing a lockdown. However, all states falling in the region have decided to restrict public movement, while sealing their borders to bar the entry of outsiders.

Meanwhile, curfew was imposed in top urban cities of India, including national capital Delhi and Maharashtra capital Mumbai — considered as financial and commercial hub of India. Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed to prevent the gathering of four or more individuals.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi issues a renewed appeal to the people on Monday, asking them to remain indoors to contain the transmission of virus. The residents must step out of their houses only if necessitated. Amid the efforts of India to contain the virus spread, the nation received a special mention in the press briefing of World Health Organisation (WHO). The global health body said the future of coronavirus pandemic depends on how India handles the crisis.