Today News Headlines 18th March 2020

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Today News Headlines 18th March 2020

  • The total number of Covid-19 cases in India rose to 137 on March 17 and the number is increasing rapidly.

today news headlines 18th march 2020

  • Amid appeals for social distancing in wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, former Union minister Suresh Prabhu has kept himself in isolation as a precaution after returning from a visit to Saudi Arabia.
  • India has only been testing those who have traveled from affected countries or come in contact with a confirmed case and shown symptoms after two weeks of quarantine. On Tuesday it added health care workers with symptoms who are treating patients with severe respiratory illnesses.
  • Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was placed under preventive arrest in Bengaluru today after he tried to visit a hotel where several rebel party lawmakers are staying. He sat on a dharna near the Ramada hotel when the police denied him permission to visit.
  • Supported by a global coalition founded by India and Norway, the US has begun the phase one clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against the coronavirus disease which has claimed the lives of over 7000 people globally.
  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday asked his cabinet ministers to calculate the impact of falling global oil prices on domestic subsidized and non-subsidized fuel prices to protect the economy from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Today News Headlines 18th March 2020

Today Sports News Headlines 18th March 2020

  • NBA side Brooklyn Nets announced that one player is exhibiting symptoms, while the other three are asymptomatic. All four players have been isolated and are under the care of team physicians.
  • Days after defender Daniele Rugani was tested positive for novel coronavirus, Italian Serie A club Juventus confirmed Blaise Matuidi has been in voluntary isolation after contracting the virus.
  • French Open 2020, the claycourt Grand Slam that was originally scheduled for May, will now be held between September 20 and October 4, the Roland Garros said on Tuesday.
  • Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc throughout the world with sports also suffering big time due to the deadly virus that has gripped the world.
  • European Championship has been postponed for a year as the world fights to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, the UEFA tweeted on Tuesday.
  • Kozo Tashima was believed to have contracted the virus during his recent trip to Britain, the Netherlands and the United States from late February to early March.

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Today News Headlines 18th March 2020

Today Bollywood News Headlines 18th March 2020

  • Abhishek Bachchan shared a throwback picture of his family on his sister Shweta Bachchan’s 46th birthday.

  • In a statement, released on Twitter, the Producers Guild of India announced that it would set up a relief fund for Industry workers affected by the shutdown caused by coronavirus pandemic.
  • Rachel Matthews announced that she has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
  • Ekta Kapoor took to twitter to announce that all administrative and production work across Balaji Telefilms Limited, Balaji Motion Pictures Limited and ALTBalaji stands suspended till further notice.

  • On the occasion of her son Arin’s birthday, Madhuri Dixit shared an adorable post on Instagram.

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