NEW DELHI: The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in India touched 110 on Monday. The country is slowly moving towards a complete shutdown as governments across the states ordered the closure of schools, colleges, malls, cinema halls and dissuade people from attending large public gatherings.
Here is a look at all the latest development on the outbreak of coronavirus in India and around the world —
Covid-19 cases to be discharged only after 2 negative tests in 24 hours: Govt
The government has issued a discharge policy for Covid-19 cases under which a positive case shall be managed as per protocol and discharged after only two samples test negative within 24 hours and theres evidence of chest radiographic clearance and viral clearance in respiratory samples.
Time to collaborate, not grow apart: PM Modi to Saarc
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered a collaborative approach to dealing with Covid-19 in South Asia with shared data, expertise and a fund to which India will make an initial contribution of $10 million even as Pakistan sought to muddy waters by raising Kashmir at a conversation of Saarc leaders over video conference on Sunday.
Chairing the unique video-conference of Saarc heads of government, Modi suggested a fund; rapid response teams of Indian doctors, specialists and testing gear for use by Saarc nations; online training for emergency response staff of participating nations; and video-conferences by doctors for distance diagnosis.
Australian PM lauds Modi's G-20 link-up effort to combat COVID-19, promises all support
PM Scott Morrison has lauded and promised his support to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's efforts to organise a link-up among G-20 leaders to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
"And one of the things I should mention that I spoke to Prime Minister Johnson is when it comes to the G20, I'm also aware that Prime Minister Modi is keen to organise a link-up between all the G-20 leaders. I think that's, I think that's a commendable initiative. Australia obviously supports that. I've communicated that," Morrison said.
The fourth batch of 53 Indians arrive in India from Iran, says Jaishankar
External affairs minister S Jaishankar on early Monday said that the fourth batch of 53 Indians has arrived in India from Tehran and Shiraz in Iran. Out of the 53 Indians, 52 are students and one is a teacher. With this, a total of 389 Indians have returned to India from Iran.
Pompeo, Jaishankar discuss Covid-19 developments over phone
US secretary of state Michael Pompeo held a 'productive' conversation with India's external affairs minister S Jaishankar over the phone to discuss ways the two countries can cooperate to address the challenges arising due to global outbreak of coronavirus.
"Productive conversation with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on ways the US and India can collaborate to fight the global coronavirus outbreak," Pompeo tweeted.
Malls, cinemas, clubs closed in NCR as UP and Haryana tighten curbs
Several states ordered the closure of educational institutions, and others imposed a virtual lockdown by extending restrictions to other public places like cinema halls, malls, gyms and swimming pools.
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