PM directs officials to ensure sufficient availability of essential medical equipment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a meeting of the various empowered groups set up to respond to the coronavirus threat and directed officials to ensure sufficient availability of all essential medical equipment such as personal protective equipment, masks, gloves and ventilators. Continue Reading

India’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 68, number of cases to 2,902

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 2,902 today while the death toll rose to 68, according to the Union Health Ministry. Continue Reading

Modi discusses COVID-19 with top sportspersons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today discussed the the rapidly-growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic with India’s top athletes, including cricket icon Virat Kohli and star shuttler P V Sindhu, urging them to support awareness campaigns on social distancing Continue Reading

Tamilnadu notifies 21 govt hospitals for COVID-19 treatment

The Tamilnadu government has notified as many as 21 State-run hospitals including the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital here, one of the oldest institutions in the country as designated hospitals for treating coronavirus patients. Continue Reading

Switch off lights on 5 April for 9 minutes, switch on mobiles: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on 5 April to display the country’s ‘collective resolve’ to defeat coronavirus. Continue Reading

Modi to share important message with people tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share a video message with countrymen on Friday amid a nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Continue Reading

328 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths reported in India

About 400 COVID-19 positive cases have been found whose epidemiological linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster, the Health Ministry said today. Continue Reading