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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:

08:54 AM IST

10 hospital staff members test Covid-19 positive in Mumbai

Ten hospital staff members in Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus, news agency ANI reported. They were quarantined after three patients admitted in the hospital had tested positive. A total of 35 staff of the hospital have tested so far.

08:38 AM IST

Coronavirus cases in India climb to 11,439, death toll at 377

According to figures released by the health ministry on Wednesday morning, coronavirus cases in India climbed to 11,439 while the death toll was at 377. With 2,687 cases Maharashtra continued to top the list .

08:37 AM IST

No blanket extension of any non-immigrant visas: US on H-1B visas

The US on Tuesday said that there will be no blanket extension of any non-immigrant visas, when asked in context of the H-1B visas. The extension of non-immigrant visa holders shall might be provided only on a case-by-case basis.

08:22 AM IST

Airlines stagger ahead with US aid, awaiting travellers’ return

As people have limited travelling in times of coronavirus, in US the airlines have reached a deal with the government to access billions of dollars in aid to sustain before customers start flying again.

07:55 AM IST

Will let States decide on reopening economy: Trump

Individual governors can decide on reopening the economy in their respective States, US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he would leave it to individual According to Johns Hopkins University, Covid-19 has so far killed at least 119,000 people globally and infected nearly two million people.

07:39 AM IST

Airlines decline refund to customers for cancelled tickets

As the government extended the lockdown to May 3 and suspended all flight operations, domestic and international, the airlines have decided to not refund the customers and have instead offered to reschedule their tickets without any additional fee.

07:29 AM IST

Foreign students stranded in US can apply for off campus work authorisation

Stranded foreign students who are having a hard time economically can apply for off campus work authorisation, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said in a statement on Tuesday.

07:14 AM IST

States draw plans for lockdown 2.0

As the Prime Minister announced the extension of the lockdown on Tuesday, state governments have begun preparing plans to implement it.

Starting today, Uttar Pradesh will conduct pool tests of people and will strictly enforce the lockdown prohibiting any inter-district travel. Bihar is set to begin start door-to-door screening of residents, while Telangana will begin doorstep delivery of essentials in Hyderabad

07:07 AM IST

10% and 20% of US coronavirus cases are health care workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is US reported the first national data on Tuesday and has found that between 10% and 20% of the Covid-19 cases in the country are are health care workers.

06:45 AM IST

Weeks before Canada an restart economy: Trudeau

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said that it is going to be weeks before people can start going back to work and that the economy will get going in phases. Canada has more over 26,880 confirmed cases of Covid-19 including 898 deaths.

06:34 AM IST

'Not the time to reduce the resources' of WHO: UN chief

It is not the time to reduce the resources of the World Health Organisation (WHO) resources, the UN chief was quoted as saying by news agency AFP after US president Donald Trump halted funding to the body alleging it covered up for China.

06:26 AM IST

Door-to-door screening in Covid-19 affected districts of Bihar

Chief minister Nitish Kumar has ordered that door-to-door screening be carried out in the coronavirus affected districts of Bihar, starting April 16.

The drive will be launched from April 16 in Siwan, Begusarai, Nalanda and Nawada districts, Kumar said.

06:21 AM IST

Trump halts funding to WHO

US president Donald Trump claims that the World Health Organization (WHO) covered up the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic in China before it spread to the world and has halted funding to the UN body while "a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

06:13 AM IST

US registers record 2,228 coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours

The United States registered record 2,228 coronavirus-related deaths in past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins tally quoted by news agency AFP.

First published: Apr 15, 2020 05:41 IST