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March 31, 2020

India records biggest single-day spike as cases cross 1,300; 32 dead

India reported the biggest single-day spike in new COVID-19 cases at 200 as the total tally of confirmed novel coronavirus cases crossed 1,300. Meanwhile, the death toll due to the deadly virus has jumped to 38. This was after six people from Telangana who attended a religious gathering at Nizamuddin in Delhi died due to COVID-19.

Coronavirus: US reports 540 deaths in one day; highest so far

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the city's desperate fight. In a grim new milestone marking the spread of the virus, total deaths across the United States hit 3,017, including at least 540 on Monday.

No extension of financial year 2019-20 from March 31: FinMin

The Ministry of Finance, contrary to earlier reports, has clarified there'll be no extension of the financial year 2019-20 till June. The ministry said the notification issued on March 30 pertained to date of applicability of stamp duty.

Prince Charles out of coronavirus self-isolation, wife Camilla remains under quarantine

Prince Charles has come out of self-isolation after seven days. The Prince of Wales tested positive for novel coronavirus last week and showed mild symptoms. His wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had tested negative for COVID-19, but will remain in self-isolation till the end of this week.

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Pune cops warn against coronavirus rumours on April Fool's Day

Police on Monday asked people in Pune district of Maharashtra not to spread rumours or false information regarding coronavirus in the name of April Fool's Day jokes or pranks on social media. The Pune rural police have issued a notification in this regard. The notification warned of penal action under section 188 of the IPC if a person is found circulating misinformation and rumours related to the deadly disease on social media platforms.

Amitabh Kant-led panel meets World Bank, UN, ADB to strategise India's response

An empowered panel led by Niti Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant met representatives of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday to strategise on India's response to the coronavirus spread. The panel met these organisations to look into ways they could best help India to contain the pandemic. International organisations such as the UN and the World Bank have been roped in to ensure support at a global scale. India might also look at financial aid from these institutions, as reported by the Economic Times. Prime Minister Narendra Modi established 11 committees, including the one led by Amitabh Kant, under the Disaster Management Act.

'Shut my companies but will still keep paying employees,' says Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya has said that all his companies in India have ceased manufacturing amid the coronavirus crisis and have still not laid off any employees. He also said that it is important to stay safe and maintain social distancing which can only be achieved by staying at home. In a tweet, the liquor baron said, "Indian Government has done what was unthinkable in locking down the entire Country. We respect that. All my Companies have effectively ceased operations. All manufacturing is closed as well. Yet we are not sending employees home and paying the idle cost".

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