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Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: The United States will temporarily suspend immigration, President Donald Trump said today as coronavirus cases rose to over 7 lakh with more than 42,000 deaths. Taking to Twitter, Trump said: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”

The United States has reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases, a record that has soured its relations with not just China but also the WHO. Trump has accused the World Health Organisation of hiding the severity of the pandemic to side with China.

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Apr 21, 2020 11:11 am (IST)

New York Nurses Association Sues State Amid Coronavirus | The New York State Nurses Association sued the state and two hospitals on Monday to force them to provide safety equipment and adopt measures to prevent Covid-19 from spreading among its members, highlighting the growing disputes over workplace safety during the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reports.

Apr 21, 2020 11:07 am (IST)

Life in a Pandemic | A health worker scans a resident with an infrared thermometer to check her temperature as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a residential area in New Delhi, India, April 20, 2020. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

Apr 21, 2020 11:02 am (IST)

Top Government Sources on Coronavirus Lockdown | Office will be reopened, people will be allowed to leave home with proper masks and social distancing. No relief for religious and social gathering. All shops to maintain proper social distancing. Situation to be reviewed on May 15. Hotspots like Mumbai, Indore, Noida and other place will be under watch.

Apr 21, 2020 11:00 am (IST)

Top Government Sources on Coronavirus Lockdown | Top government sources say there is no plan to extend lockdown post May 3. The government is preparing lockdown exit plan, to give guideline based relaxation in many part depending on zones. No plan to restart Railways and aviation sector, only inter-city moment will be permitted.

Apr 21, 2020 10:54 am (IST)

People Gather at Sweet Shops in Kolkata Post Relaxation | People gather at sweet shops in Kolkata, West Bengal, after state government made new amendments for sweet shops to remain open from 8 am to 12 pm. Earlier sweet shops were allowed to operate for 8 hours (8 am to 4 pm), ANI reports.

Apr 21, 2020 10:40 am (IST)

33 Coronavirus Cases in a Day in Raebareli, UP | Thirty-three cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have been found in Raebareli, UP within one day. The total cases there now stand at 35.

Apr 21, 2020 10:36 am (IST)

19 Jamaat Attendees Arrested in Prayag Raj, UP Amid Coronavirus | Nineteen people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi were arrested in Prayag Raj, UP. Sixteen out of them were foreign nations and were in hiding. Had not informed the authorities after repeated appeals.

Apr 21, 2020 10:34 am (IST)

Indonesia Bans Ramadan Exodus Tradition ‘Mudik’ Amid Coronavirus | Indonesia will ban the mass exodus tradition, locally known as ‘mudik,’ at the end of the Muslim fasting month, Ramdaan, in May in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday. “I have taken the decision that we will ban mudik,” Widodo told a cabinet meeting. “That is why the relevant preparation needs to be done.”

Apr 21, 2020 10:30 am (IST)

25 Medical Staff Infected With Coronavirus in Pune, Maharashtra | Twenty-five hospital staff including 19 nurses tested positive for Covid-19 in Ruby Hall Clinic, said Bomi Bhote, Chief Executive Officer, Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune, Maharashtra, ANI reports.

Apr 21, 2020 10:26 am (IST)

Coronavirus India Tracker | For latest updates on the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India, keep following News18’s live blog.

Apr 21, 2020 10:22 am (IST)

What is Coronavirus ? Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. (Image: Reuters/Nexu Science Communications)

Apr 21, 2020 10:18 am (IST)

Delhi-Ghaziabad Border Sealed After 6 Test Positive | Delhi-Ghaziabad border has been sealed after six people were found infected with the novel coronavirus disease in Ghaziabad. They had come in from Delhi, the border has been sealed on the orders of DM Ghaziabad, News18 reports.

Apr 21, 2020 10:08 am (IST)

Japan Police Say 11 Unreported Deaths Were Due to Coronavirus | Japanese police reported last month the deaths of 11 people deemed to be unnatural before tests showed the victims had been infected with the new coronavirus, media said on Tuesday.

Apr 21, 2020 10:04 am (IST)

Trump: Will Suspend All Immigration into US Over Coronavirus | President Donald Trump said on Monday he will suspend all immigration into the United States temporarily through an executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak and to protect U.S. jobs.

Apr 21, 2020 9:59 am (IST)

125 Families in Rashtrapati Bhavan Isolated Due to Coronavirus | After a sanitation employee’s — who works at the Rashtrapati Bhavan — daughter in law’s mother died of Covid-19, the family had gone into self isolation. Now, the daughter in law has tested positive, 125 families have been asked to remain in self isolation.

Apr 21, 2020 9:48 am (IST)

Petroleum, Diesel Prices Amid Coronavirus in India | Amid coronavirus in India, Diesel consumption, which normally accounts for two-fifths of overall refined fuel consumption, declined 24.2% in March from a year earlier, its deepest decline since April 1998, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed. Sales of gasoline, or petrol, fell by 16.4% from a year earlier, the worst slide since March 1999, the data showed.

Apr 21, 2020 9:44 am (IST)

US’ Afghanistan Peace Plan Threatened by Covid-19 | The coronavirus pandemic threatens to unravel a U.S. effort to end the war in Afghanistan if Taliban and government prisoners die in custody before they can be exchanged, Reuters reports. Keeping the U.S. peace plan on track has acquired particular urgency as the spring fighting season nears, two sources said, given the danger that accelerating violence could make it harder to contain Covid-19.

Apr 21, 2020 9:37 am (IST)

PM Modi Thanks Civil Servants for Covid-19 Efforts | Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked civil servants on Civil Services Day for their efforts against the novel coronavirus disease.

Apr 21, 2020 9:30 am (IST)

Coconut Tree Climber in Kerala Helps Police Amid Lockdown | Gireesh, a coconut tree climber in Kalavoor, Alappuzha in Kerala has been providing food and water to police personnel since the coronavirus lockdown began.”From my small earning, I’m spending a part for Police who are serving us.I don’t earn much,so I give them banana or a bottle of soda,” he said, ANI reports. (Image: ANI)

Apr 21, 2020 9:24 am (IST)

WHO: Lifting of Lockdowns Must be Gradual | The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that any lifting of lockdowns to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus must be gradual, and if restrictions were to be relaxed too soon, there would be a resurgence of infections.

Apr 21, 2020 9:21 am (IST)

Coronavirus in India State Wise Update: Rajasthan Cases | The number of coronavirus cases in Rajasthan rose to 1,628, with 52 new cases in one day.The fatalities stand at 25.

Apr 21, 2020 9:17 am (IST)

Some US Producers Reopen | Boeing and at least one other U.S. heavy-equipment manufacturer resumed production and some states rolled out aggressive reopening plans Monday, despite nationwide concerns there is not enough testing yet to keep the coronavirus from rebounding, Reuters reports.

Apr 21, 2020 9:10 am (IST)

US Protestors Demand Lockdown Opening | The US debate over restrictions for fighting the coronavirus intensified on Monday, as protesters labeled mandatory lockdowns as “tyranny,” while medical workers and health experts warned that lifting them too soon risked unleashing a greater disaster. (Image: Reuters)

Apr 21, 2020 9:05 am (IST)

Coronavirus in India State Wise Update: Karnataka Death | An 80-year-old COVID-19 patient has died in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi district, taking the death toll in the state to 17, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday. The elderly person was suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the last three years and died at a hospital on Monday, the minister said in a tweet.

Apr 21, 2020 8:53 am (IST)

Coronavirus in India State Wise Update: Raipur | Five more coronavirus cases have been reported in Rajpura in Patiala. “Same line of contact tracing,” said KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secretary, Punjab, ANI reports.

Apr 21, 2020 8:46 am (IST)

SHO Dies Due to Coronavirus in Ujjain |  An SHO succumbed to coronavirus (Covid-19) in Ujjain. Neelganga Police Station incharge Yashwant Pal, 59, died of at a private hospital in Indore early this morning.

Apr 21, 2020 8:44 am (IST)

Coronavirus in India Update | There are now 18,601 total cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India. Active cases stand at 14,759 and recoveries at 3,251 and deaths at 590.

Apr 21, 2020 8:40 am (IST)

Thane Police Performs ‘Aarti’ of Lockdown Defectors | Police performed ‘aarti’ of  people who were out on the streets for morning walk amid coronavirus lockdown in Thane, Maharashtra, today.

Apr 21, 2020 8:30 am (IST)

UNGA Adopts Resolution on Vaccine | The 193 members of the UN General Assembly have adopted by consensus a resolution that calls for “equitable, efficient and timely” access to any future vaccines developed to fight coronavirus.

Apr 21, 2020 8:28 am (IST)

Coronavirus in Mumbai | Healthcare workers enter a residential area to check residents during a nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai, India. (Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas)

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