New Delhi, March 24
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the last date for filing 2018-19 Income Tax return, GST return, and linking of Aadhaar-PAN has been extended to June 30 as majority of India goes under lockdown to arrest the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The finance minister added that cash withdrawals from ATMs if any bank will be free for three months and that an economic package to help through the lockdown will be announced soon.
A 65-year-old coronavirus patient has died in Mumbai, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 to three in the metropolis and 10 across India. The man recently returned from the United Arab Emirates to Ahmedabad. He later complained of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. He also had pre-existing ailments, including high blood pressure and severe diabetes.
A 23-year-old woman tested positive for the coronavirus in Manipur, the first confirmed case in the Northeast. The woman had recently returned from the UK. She had returned to Imphal via Delhi and Guwahati airports.