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Covid-19 updates: More than 1,500 infected in Delhi, 32 dead so far

Globally 2 million people have been affected by Covid-19. In India, close to 12,000 people have been affected.

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Apr 23, 2020 13:50 IST
Covid-19 updates: More than 1,500 infected in Delhi, 32 dead so far

Coronavirus has infected close to 12,000 people in India. Covid-19 has killed more 392 people so far in the country. Global deaths have crossed the 1,30,000 mark. Maharashtra, Rajasthan and New Delhi remain the worst-hit.

Follow latest updates on coronavirus outbreak here:

04:56 PM IST

1,076 fresh cases reported in one day, says health ministry

With 1,076 fresh Covid-19 cases, India has recorded a steep-rise in number of infections, according to PTI.

04:54 PM IST

Dead man tests positive for Covid-19

A man in his mid-40s who died during treatment has tested positive for Covid-19 in GMCH Maharashtra.

04:38 PM IST

170 districts in India Covid-19 hotspots

The health ministry said that 170 districts in India are Covid-19 hotspots and 207 such districts are Covid-19's potential hotspots.

04:34 PM IST

Health ministry says it has identified green zones

The health ministry in its briefing said that it has identified Covid-19 hotspots, and green zones, according to PTI.

04:22 PM IST

Tripura's first Covid-19 patient discharged

GB Hospital in Agartala has released the first Covid-19 patient of the state.

03:55 PM IST

PPE suits for CISF at airports

Once airways open up for commercial purposes, CISF will be using PPE suits while frisking passengers. A senior official also said that 500 suits have been procured and more will be bought.

03:53 PM IST

Germany condemns US decision to freeze WHO funding

Heiko Maas, German foreign minister condemned the US president's decision to stop the funding of WHO and called it act of engaging in blame game.

03:17 PM IST

World's shortest woman takes to streets to enforce lockdown

Look who took to the streets in Maharashtra to ensure that people stay indoors

02:14 PM IST

SpiceJet sends first freighter flight to China to bring medical supplies to Hyderabad

SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has sent its freighter flight to China to bring medical supplies from Shanghai to Hyderabad amid the nationwide lockdown to help treat treat the coronavirus disease.

02:10 PM IST

China says 'seriously concerned' by US freeze of WHO funds

China said Wednesday it was "seriously concerned" about the US decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), and urged Washington to fulfill its obligations during the Covid-19 crisis.

02:08 PM IST

Vistara asks senior employees to go on leave without pay till April 30: CEO

Vistara CEO says senior employees to go on leave without pay for up to 3 days between April 15 and April 30, reported news agency ANI.

01:39 PM IST

Gujarat CM to self-isolate for a week after MLA he met tests positive

Gujarat CM to self-isolate for a week after MLA he met tests positive, reports news agency PTI quoting the chief minister's office.

"Rupani's health is fine and he will run the state administration through technological facilities like video conference, video-calling and tele-calling", Chief Minister's Office (CMO) secretary Ashwani Kumar said on Wednesday.

01:27 PM IST

19 more infected with Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh

Two more deaths and 19 more Covid-19 cases reported from Andhra Pradesh and the Guntur district was reported as the most vulnerable one.

12:53 PM IST

Lack of testing infrastructure led to rise in infections: Kamal Nath

Madhya Prashesh Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday said that the lack of testing infrastructure led to rise in number of Covid-19 infections in the state.

"There was no testing infrastructure earlier, tests were not even being done till 23rd March. Now we have 9 functional labs. We are also sending samples to Delhi for tests. That is why the number of cases is rising," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

12:24 PM IST

China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days

According to data and internal documents obtained by news agency Associated Press, China did not warn the public about the coronavirus pandemic for six days, instead President Xi Jinping announced on the seventh day when over 3,000 people had already contracted the virus.

First published: Apr 15, 2020 05:41 IST