Latest News Live Updates: India Records 47,262 New Infections, 275 Deaths In 24 Hours

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The death count increased to 1,60,441 with 275 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. 

Latest News Live Updates: India Records 47,262 New Infections, 275 Deaths In 24 Hours

The number of people who have recovered surged to 1,11,81,253 in India (File)



New Delhi:

India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,17,34,058 with 47,262 new infections, while the recoveries have surged to 1,12,05,160, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death count increased to 1,60,441 with 275 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. 
 

Here are the Latest News Live Updates:











Mar 24, 2021 09:30 (IST)
India Records 47,262 New Infections, 275 Deaths In 24 Hours

India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,17,34,058 with 47,262 new infections, while the recoveries have surged to 1,12,05,160, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death count increased to 1,60,441 with 275 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. 










Mar 24, 2021 08:53 (IST)
Maharashtra Minister Dhananjay Munde Tests COVID-19 Positive For Second Time

Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde on Tuesday informed that he has again tested positive for COVID-19. The NCP leader had tested positive for the virus last year in June as well. “Today is the second time I have tested positive for corona. I request everyone who has come in contact with me in the last few days to get tested. There is nothing to worry about. Everyone should wear a mask, follow social distancing and take care of themselves,” Dhananjay Munde tweeted in Marathi.










Mar 24, 2021 08:42 (IST)
In Chennai’s Covid Vaccination Drive, Get Jabbed At Your Doorstep

Two health workers came knocking at the apartments of nine elderly residents at the sprawling Purvankara Windemere in Chennai to vaccinate them against coronavirus. 95-year-old ex-serviceman Krishna G Rao and his wife Ganga were relieved that health workers came home to vaccinate them. This is a part of the Chennai civic body’s drive to vaccinate a larger population. Read Here










Mar 24, 2021 08:11 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched ‘Mera Mask Meri Suraksha’, a campaign aimed at raising awareness about COVID-19 in Bhopal yesterday.










Mar 24, 2021 07:39 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Government Considering Sunday Lockdown In 2-3 Cities

As COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise, the Madhya Pradesh government is considering imposing a lockdown on Sundays in two to three cities, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Tuesday. Speaking to media persons, Mishra also urged people with ”folded hands” to follow COVID-19 guidelines prescribed by the government to prevent the spread of the virus.










Mar 24, 2021 07:20 (IST)
Random Covid Tests At Delhi Airport, Railway Station, No Holi In Public

Random testing of coronavirus will be held across Delhi’s airports, railway and bus stations, the Delhi government declared on Tuesday amid a surge in infections that is seen as the emergent second wave of the virus. A bar was also placed on the public celebration of the coming Holi, Shab-e-Barat and Navratra festivals. The government said safety measures for Covid should be rigorously observed in public places, especially in markets and malls. Read Here










Mar 24, 2021 06:45 (IST)
Covid Testing Ramped Up At Jammu Railway Station
With the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country, testing has been ramped up at the Jammu Railway Station, with over 25 teams deployed to test every passenger arriving from other states, reported news agency ANI.

According to Dr Rakesh Kumar, in-charge of testing at the Railway Station, passengers are not being allowed to leave the station without undergoing a COVID-19 test.

“Every person that gets off a train is being tested. Until they are tested, they are not allowed to leave the station. When a person tests positive, they are taken to a nearby COVID-19 centre through an ambulance on standby,” Mr Kumar told news agency ANI.










Mar 24, 2021 06:23 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Considering Sunday Lockdowns In Some Cities
As COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise, the Madhya Pradesh government is considering imposing a lockdown on Sundays in two to three cities, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Tuesday, reported news agency ANI.

Speaking to media persons, Mr Mishra also urged people with “folded hands” to follow COVID-19 guidelines prescribed by the government to prevent the spread of the virus.

“Around 300 to 400 COVID-19 cases are being reported in Indore and Bhopal daily. If cases increase at this pace, we will soon return to the situation that prevailed earlier. With folded hands, I urge people to follow all guidelines,” he said.

The government is mulling to imposed lockdown on Sundays in 2-3 cities, he added.












Mar 24, 2021 06:15 (IST)
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: NASA To Attempt First Off-World Flight In April
NASA is targeting early April for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet, the space agency said Tuesday.


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