Top news of the day: Narendra Modi seeks funds from the public to fight coronavirus, many on the move on day 4 of lockdown, and more

Migrant workers raise their hands in Ghaziabad on March 28, 2020 as policemen ask them for their destination as they wait along with their families for buses to return home.

Migrant workers raise their hands in Ghaziabad on March 28, 2020 as policemen ask them for their destination as they wait along with their families for buses to return home.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Coronavirus | PM Modi announces emergency relief fund

The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund will go a long way in creating a healthier India, Mr. Modi tweeted. | In Vizag, destitute man gets help after ‘The Hindu’ photo goes viral

Coronavirus | Helpline numbers | Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India | India coronavirus lockdown: Day 4 updates

Coronavirus | Thanks to the lockdown, large sections of India are on the move — on foot

Their stories are similar, their tragedies their own. Hundreds of workers, some accompanied by children, are on the move in both directions on National Highway-8, which links New Delhi with Jaipur. They are headed home — to Sawai Madhopur, to Ayodhya, to Kannauj — and they are walking. | Relief Now! An urgent appeal for immediate assistance to migrant workers

Coronavirus | Union Home Ministry changes rules: State disaster funds to be used to give food, shelter for migrant workers

In a communication to all Chief Secretaries, the Ministry also said medical care and clothing can be provided to migrant workers during the lockdown period announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the coronavirus pandemic. | U.P. govt arranges 1,000 buses for stranded migrant workers

Coronavirus | Lockdown enables wildlife claim their territory across India

‘Had animals undertaken NRC, humans would have been ejected’ | Replug: Coronavirus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade

Coronavirus | There was no leniency in screening for foreign travellers, ‘prosperous Indians’, says Centre

Centre refutes allegations that it was lenient towards foreign-return travellers. | States told to track 15 lakh international travellers

Coronavirus | M.P. journalist who tested positive for COVID-19 booked for negligence

“Despite knowing his daughter was infected, the man went around Bhopal, and violated the lockdown too,” say police. | Policemen attacked in Assam for enforcing lockdown

Coronavirus | Number confirmed cases in India crosses 900 with more than 20 deaths

The coronavirus outbreak has infected some 5,80,000 people and killed over 26,000 around the world after emerging in China in December 2019. | Kerala registers first COVID-19 death

Coronavirus | Spain counts more than 800 deaths in 24 hours, pushing toll to over 5,600

Spain has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll after Italy. Although Spain’s latest figures showed a daily increase of more than 8,000 cases, the rate of new infections appears to be slowing, with officials saying the epidemic appeared to be nearing its peak. | ‘Sorry, some will die’: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on coronavirus toll

Coronavirus | U.S. confirmed coronavirus cases cross 100,000

The biggest cluster by far is in New York, home to almost half the cases, overwhelming the hospital system. | Trump signs $2.2 trillion stimulus after swift congressional votes

Coronavirus | Infecting healthy people with coronavirus can speed up vaccine trials

Even if everything goes to plan, it will take at least 12-18 months for a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine to be tested if conventional clinical trial procedures are adopted. A preprint, which has not been peer-reviewed and published in a journal, posted in the Harvard University repository, has proposed an alternative approach to test the candidate vaccine and make it available earlier. | Abbott wins U.S. approval for test that can detect COVID-19 in five minutes

Coronavirus | Tata Trusts chairman Ratan Tata commits ₹500 crore to fight coronavirus

The funds will be used for personal protective equipment for the medical personnel on the frontlines, respiratory systems for treating increasing cases, testing kits to increase per capita testing, setting up modular treatment facilities for infected patients, knowledge management and training of health workers and the general public. | Tata Sons commits ₹1000 crore more | Ola announces driver fund with initial corpus of ₹20 crore

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