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Coronavirus live updates

PM Modi announced yesterday that the current lockdown will be extended till May 3. Meanwhile, the MHA has issued a new set of guidelines for the extended national lockdown. Meanwhile, total cases of the coronavirus in India have risen over 11,000 with 392 deaths, according to the health ministry. Stay with TOI for live updates.

18:23 (IST), APR 15 Only 1 new Covid-19 case reported in the state today; taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 387, of which 167 are active: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

18:01 (IST), APR 15 Mumbai: Dharavi records another Covid-19 death; total deaths in the area due to coronavirus now eight

17:50 (IST), APR 15 The next 2-3 weeks are going to be the most crucial in handling the Covid-19 pandemic particularly in India: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan

17:40 (IST), APR 15 West Bengal to provide aid to migrant labourers, families stranded in other states: CM Mamata Banerjee

17:35 (IST), APR 15 West Bengal to provide aid to migrant labourers, families stranded in other states: CM Mamata Banerjee

17:26 (IST), APR 15 Total cases in India rise to 11,933, death toll stands at 392: Health ministry

17:24 (IST), APR 15 India is among the first countries in the world to have responded to the news of first coronavirus case being diagnosed in China on January 7. We started working on January 8 in our expert group meeting. On January 17, we issued health advisories: Union Health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan

17:24 (IST), APR 15 The United Kingdom to receive nearly 3 million units of paracetamol following talks with India. This will arrive in the next two weeks & will be stocked in the UK’s leading supermarkets: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK Government

17:15 (IST), APR 15 States have no leeway to open liquor sale during lockdown. Those who have opened have to stop: Govt sources

17:02 (IST), APR 15 Districts where cases are being reported but are not hotspots need to work proactively, initiate containment strategies: Health ministry

16:55 (IST), APR 15 In last 24 hours, 1,076 fresh coronavirus cases reported: Health ministry

16:44 (IST), APR 15 No community transmission in India so far, there have been some local outbreaks: Health ministry

16:44 (IST), APR 15 Special teams will search for new Covid-19 cases and samples will be collected and tested as per sampling criteria: Health ministry

16:43 (IST), APR 15 We also conducted surveillance, in which we found that there are two types of bats, and they carried coronavirus which was not capable of affecting humans. It's rare, maybe once in 1000 years that it gets transmitted from bats to humans: ICMR

16:41 (IST), APR 15 As per research in China, it was found that coronavirus might have originated due to mutation in bats. Bats might have transmitted it to pangolins, from pangolins it got transmitted to humans: ICMR

16:39 (IST), APR 15 Health ministry declares 170 districts hotspots, identifies 207 as non-hotspots

16:39 (IST), APR 15 Movement will not be allowed in containment zones, except for those related with essential services: Health ministry

16:35 (IST), APR 15 Germany to extend virus curbs to May 3, reports AFP quoting govt sources

16:21 (IST), APR 15 Covid-19 hotspots and green zones identified; door-to-door surveys being conducted in hotspots: Health ministry

16:19 (IST), APR 15 States issued guidelines for dealing with Covid-19 hotspots across India: Health ministry

16:17 (IST), APR 15 117 coronavirus cases found in Maharashtra on Wednesday, tally rises to 2,801: Health official

16:15 (IST), APR 15 Cabinet secretary held a video conference today with all Chief Secretaries, DGPs, Health Secretaries, Collectors, SPs, Municipal Commissioners & CMOs where hotspots was discussed & orientation on field level implementation of containment strategy was given: Health ministry

16:15 (IST), APR 15 The districts of the country will be classified into 3 categories - hotspot districts, non-hotspot districts but where cases are being reported and green zone districts: Health ministry

15:56 (IST), APR 15 Over two million coronavirus cases officially recorded globally: AFP tally

15:55 (IST), APR 15 Trump criticized by EU for freezing WHO funding The European Union says US President Trump has “no reason” to freeze World Health Organization funding at this critical stage and called for measures to promote unity instead of division. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that the 27-nation group “deeply” regrets the suspension of funds and the WHO is now “needed more than ever” to combat the pandemic.

15:14 (IST), APR 15 Russia says world powers have agreed to hold five-way summit, date to be agreed - RIA The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed to hold a summit, but the date and agenda are still under discussion, the RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying. Russian President Vladimir Putin in January proposed holding a summit between the leaders of Russia, China, the United States, France and Britain this year to discuss the conflict in Libya and other global problems. Lavrov made the comments on Tuesday, RIA said

14:45 (IST), APR 15 Germany slams Trump's WHO payment freeze Berlin slammed the US' decision to freeze payments to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, as German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned against "blaming others" for the coronavirus crisis. "Blaming others won't help... one of the best investments is to strengthen the UN, above all the under-financed WHO... in the development and distribution of tests and vaccines," Maas wrote on Twitter, a day after US President Donald Trump accused the WHO of "severely mismanaging" the spread of coronavirus.

Madhya Pradesh Confirmed 987Recovered 64Deaths 53

India Confirmed 11,933Recovered 1,344Deaths 392

Worldwide Confirmed 19,97,321Recovered 5,00,819Deaths 1,27,601

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