Today’s News Headlines

The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 manifests our commitment to protect each and every healthcare worker who is bravely battling COVID-19 on the frontline. It will ensure safety of our professionals. There can be no compromise on their safety! : PM Modi

Cabinet approves promulgation of Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 making such acts of violence as cognizable and non-bailable offences and to provide compensation for injury to healthcare service personnel or for causing damage or loss to the property

Thank you, Shri @narendramodi, @AmitShah & @drharshvardhan for honouring one of my father @arunjaitley’s last wishes – JUST a few days after I tweeted about it, GoI has passed an ordinance to end violence against health workers! : Sonali Jaitley Bakhshi

Ridiculous attack by Arnab Goswami on Sonia Gandhi Ji in derogatory language is totally shameful & unacceptable. She was 22yrs old when she came to India & has been living here for 52 years of which she has dedicated most of her life to the service of the country : Capt. Amarinder Singh

PM will interact with all Chief Ministers through video conference on Monday i.e 27th April 2020 morning

Cabinet approves Rs. 15,000 Crore for ”India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package”; to be utilized in 3 Phases; for immediate COVID-19 Emergency Response an amount of Rs. 7,774 Crore has been provisioned, rest for medium-term support (1-4 years)

Ensure adequate security to healthcare professionals, medical staff & frontline workers to prevent violence against them. Strict action to be taken against those who obstruct performance of last rites of CovidWarriors succumbing to COVID19 : MHA to States

Facebook buys stake in Reliance Jio for Rs 43,574 crs

Government exempts additional agricultural & forestry items, shops of educational books for students and shops of electric fans from lockdown restrictions

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