COVID-19 cases surpass 1.2 Million globally

Reported deaths at 64,774, according to data from US-based Johns Hopkins Universit More than 1.2 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Some 64,774 people died after contracting the virus, while 246,893 recovered after treatment. Since appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus has… Continue reading COVID-19 cases surpass 1.2 Million globally

COVID-19 death toll reaches 77 in India

Nearly 80,000 samples tested, officials say CHANDIGARH, India India said Sunday the deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19)reached 77 while the number of diagnosed cases is 3,374. Health officials said 3,030 cases are active and 267 patients have been discharged from hospitals. Most cases has been reported in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Kerala,… Continue reading COVID-19 death toll reaches 77 in India

Celebrities Who Donated Generously To COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Take a look at the list of celebrities who have come forward and donated generously to the state and central government for providing various kinds of relief in the ongoing ‘war against virus’ in India. Akshay Kumar – Rs 25 Crore. (Image: Instagram) MS Dhoni – Rs 1 lakh. Sachin Tendulkar – Rs 55 lakhs.… Continue reading Celebrities Who Donated Generously To COVID-19 Relief Efforts

India’s Coronavirus Count Crosses 1,000, Death Toll at 27 as Govt Orders Sealing of State and District Borders

Delhi alone reported 23 fresh positive cases, taking its count to 72, while more people tested positive in adjoining Noida as also in Maharashtra and Bihar, among other states. New Delhi: The nationwide tally of confirmed coronavirus cases crossed the 1,000-mark and the death toll reached 27 on Sunday even as the central government ordered the sealing of… Continue reading India’s Coronavirus Count Crosses 1,000, Death Toll at 27 as Govt Orders Sealing of State and District Borders

Nearly 25 million jobs could be lost globally due to the coronavirus, UN labor organization estimates

The new coronavirus could claim up to 24.7 million jobs, according to International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates. The United Nations’ labor agency suggested this was a worst-case, or “high,” scenario of global unemployment but said internationally-coordinated policy response could mean a significantly lower impact. In this case, it estimated a “low” unemployment scenario of 5.3… Continue reading Nearly 25 million jobs could be lost globally due to the coronavirus, UN labor organization estimates

Getting serious about the economic response to COVID-19

With the stock market plummeting and hysteria around COVID-19 (commonly known as the coronavirus) escalating, it is time to get serious about the economic policy response. Policymakers and the public will need help in distinguishing between smart responses and those that are just ideological opportunism, such as calls for cuts in taxes and regulations, for… Continue reading Getting serious about the economic response to COVID-19

Coronavirus shock will likely claim 3 million jobs

At this point, a coronavirus recession is inevitable. But the policy response can determine how deep it is, how long it lasts, and how rapidly the economy bounces back from it. If this response includes enough fiscal stimulus that is well-targeted and sustained so long as the economy remains weak, job loss will be substantially… Continue reading Coronavirus shock will likely claim 3 million jobs

Janata Curfew and Social Distancing: PM Urges Citizens to Stay at Home, Help Nation Fight Coronavirus

New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to the nation to observe a ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22. “This will be a symbol of our self-restraint and resolve of our duties in the national interest. It will prepare us for future challenges,” he said. Modi appealed to all citizens not engaged in providing… Continue reading Janata Curfew and Social Distancing: PM Urges Citizens to Stay at Home, Help Nation Fight Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Tourist centers in Tamil Nadu under lockdown; Visitors in Ooty asked to depart inside 24 hours

Major tourist places, including those in hilly Nilgiris district and the coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, have come under lockdown as part of preventive measures to check the spread of coronavirus, officials said. In Nilgiris district in western Tamil Nadu, officials shutdown all tourist centres, including those in the district headquarters… Continue reading Coronavirus: Tourist centers in Tamil Nadu under lockdown; Visitors in Ooty asked to depart inside 24 hours

A 68-year-old woman from Mahe region in Puducherry has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Puducherry A 68-year-old woman who traveled to UAE tests positive for Covid-19, first case in UT A 68-year-old woman tested positive for Covid-19 in Puducherry’s Mahe on Tuesday. According to authorities, she had international travel history. The woman had traveled to the UAE and had returned to India last week. The patient is currently undergoing… Continue reading A 68-year-old woman from Mahe region in Puducherry has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.