Coronavirus: Flipkart suspends services as India goes under lockdown
Online retailer Flipkart has announced that it is suspending services temporarily. In a notification on its website, the retailer said that it will be back as soon as possible. Flipkart's announcement comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day complete lockdown of the entire country.
Facebook eyes multi-billion dollar deal to acquire 10% stake in Reliance Jio: report
Social media giant Facebook is reportedly planning to buy a multi-billion dollar stake in Indian telecom major Reliance Jio. Mark Zuckerberg-led social media conglomerate was close to signing a preliminary deal to buy 10 per cent stake in Mukesh Ambani's Jio, Financial Times reported on Tuesday.The report stated that the talks between Facebook and Reliance have been halted due to travel ban across the world in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
Govt bans export of ventilators, sanitisers and other ICU equipment
The central government on Tuesday prohibited the export of ventilators, sanitisers, and other ICU equipment with immediate effect in the wake of increasing novel coronavirus cases in India. Government is set to ramp up production of masks and sanitisers; several other measures are being undertaken.
Coronavirus in India: PM announces 21-day lockdown
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his second address to the nation in just one week, imposed a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country from March 25 (12 AM) onwards till April 14. The PM's announcement comes in the backdrop of a rising number of COVID-19 patients in the country. There have been 562 confirmed cases across India and 10 reported deaths so far
Flight carrying 277 Indians from Iran lands at Delhi airport
As the entire country goes into lockdown from today, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 562, including 10 deaths. In one can be described as positive news, the number of infected persons also declined to 64 on Tuesday compared to 99 a day before. Of total cases 48 coronavirus patients have also been released so far. Meanwhile, The Mahan Air flight carrying as many as 277 Indian passengers landed at Delhi airport today early morning from Iran's capital city Tehran.