International

Morning digest: India sees a sharp spike in infections, Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since WWII, and more

India reported three deaths and over 370 new cases on April 1 — the highest-ever single-day increase in its COVID-19 tally.This brought the total confirmed cases to 1,637 and took the death toll to 38. One hundred and thirty two persons have been cured/discharged from hospitals after recovery, the Union Health Ministry said at its […]

International

Coronavirus | Singapore reports fourth death

Singapore has reported its fourth death due to the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on April 2, a day after 74 new COVID-19 infections, including seven Indians, were confirmed in the country. The ministry said that a 68-year-old male Indonesian national, who was a Singapore Work Pass holder, passed away from complications due to […]

International

Coronavirus | U.S. begins repatriation of its nationals from India, says official

The U.S. has begun repatriation of its stranded nationals, who want to return home, from India which is undergoing a 21-day lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus pandemic, a senior American diplomat has said, praising the Indian government for extending full support to undertake this “important mission“. The repatriation from India is part of […]

National

Motorcyclists too will not be allowed to cross borders, says Andhra Deputy CM

The lockdown will be intensified very soon in such a manner that even two-wheeler riders will be prohibited from crossing the inter-district and inter-State borders. Deputy Chief Minister K. Narayanaswamy and Panchayat Raj Minister Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy, during a review meeting with the district officials, made an announcement to this effect, which will have a […]

National

Masks, sanitisers distributed to police in Kurnool

Police personnel need to work with determination and keep their inspiration intact in the days to come to tackle the COVID-19 as lockdown will be implemented more stringently, according to Kurnool Superintendent of Police Fakkerappa Kaginelli. Distributing gloves, goggles, masks, and sanitisers to the police personnel at Kondareddy Buruju on Wednesday in the presence of […]