Highlights: G7 nations to collaborate while reopening economies, says US
Coronavirus cases in India have gone up to 12,750, and the death toll in the country stands at 420, according to the health ministry. Global death toll due to Covid-19 has crossed 137,000.
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On day-2 of India's lockdown 2.0, the number of people infected with coronavirus was 12,750 and the death toll stood at 420, according to the data released by health ministry at on Thursday. The global cases have crossed 2 million mark as people across 193 nation battle the pandemic. With more than 600,000 cases, US have now become the new epicentre for Covid-19 infections with more than 30,000 deaths.
Catch the major highlights of the day on the coronavirus pandemic:
'Seychelles is a valuable member of Indian ocean family': PM Modi
PM Modi tells Seychelles president D Faure that India will support Seychelles in fighting the pandemic. Earlier, his Seychelios counterpart thanked India for medical supplies being sent to fight Covid-19.
Grateful to President Danny Faure for his kind words. Seychelles is a valued member of our Indian Ocean family, and an important pillar in our vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region. India will provide all possible support to Seychelles for fighting COVID-19. https://t.co/mZezWqsbfk— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 16, 2020
PM Modi assures Mauritian counterpart of full support
Mauritius Prime Minister PK Jugnauth had earlier thanked PM Modi for the medical support India had provided the island nation. PM Modi assured him that India will stand together with Mauritius in tough times and fight the pandemic together.
Thank you, Prime Minister @PKJugnauth for your warm words. India and Mauritius are united by history, culture, language and the Indian Ocean. We will always stand by each other, especially in challenging times like this. https://t.co/b0RPdZkf74— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 16, 2020
Close to 1,000 people arrested in Kolkata for violating lockdown
Around 912 people were arrested by police for violating lockdown norms in Kolkata on Thursday, city police told PTI.
912 people arrested in Kolkata for violating lockdown: Police— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 16, 2020
Capital Covid-19 cases cross 1,600
1,640 people have been infected by Covid-19 across New Delhi. The death toll has reached 38.
COVID-19 cases in Delhi rise to 1640; death toll climbs to 38: Authorities— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 16, 2020
White House says G7 will look for reforms at WHO
US has said that during the meeting G7 leaders have decided to call for thorough review of the World Health Organisation.
New York has extended shutdown period till next month: Cuomo
New York governor Andrew Cuomo said that lockdown in New York has been extended to May 15.
New York on PAUSE will be extended in coordination with other states to May 15.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 16, 2020
Non-essential workers must continue to stay home.
Social distancing rules remain in place.
We must STAY THE COURSE.
White house says G7 economies will collaborate to reopen economy
White House told the press that G7 leaders have decided to collaborate towards reopening economies.
Rajasthan records more than 1,100 cases
11 cases from Jaipur and Jodhpur have been reported. Bharatpur reported most number of cases, 23.
Total of 55 people including 23 from Bharatpur, 11 from Tonk and 11 from Jodhpur & 3 from Jaipur have tested positive for COVID19 in the state today; the total number of positive cases in the state is 1131: Rajasthan Health Department pic.twitter.com/fKrZxrjiKc— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2020
UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks
UK has extended its lockdown by 21 days. Minister Dominic Raab will make a formal announcement later.
Maharashtra reports 286 fresh cases, 7 deaths
Total number of people affected by coronavirus in Maharashtra stands at 3,202. 286 fresh cases were reported. 194 people have died so far. Mumbai has 2,000 cases, according to BMC.
286 more #COVID19 cases & 7 deaths (4 in Pune & 3 in Mumbai) reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 3202 & deaths to 194. 300 patients have been discharged from hospitals in the state, including 5 today: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/9P4hxYiI4S— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2020
Tamil Nadu CM calls coronavirus 'disease of the rich'
Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami called Covid-19 a disease of the rich while speaking to the media on Thursday. He said it is a big challenge that Tamil Nadu has faced. More than 1,250 people are affected in the state.
People attend religious congregation in Karnataka
In Chitpur, a district in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka, people were seen attending a religious festival.
Now more areas added to Delhi's containment zones
Parts of Abul Fazal enclave in Shaheen Bagh, Shahdara have been brought under containment zones in a new order.
List of 'containment zones' in Delhi raised to 60; areas of Street no. 6, A block, Abu Fazal enclave, Shaheen Bagh and Street no.s 3-5, East Ram Nagar, Shahdara included in the list pic.twitter.com/K91C46ekhi— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2020
US death toll due to Covid-19 breaches 30k mark
More than 30,000 people have died due to Covid-19 in the US. It has now firmly become the epicentre of the outbreak in the Western hemisphere. It also has the highest amount of fatalities in the world overtaking Italy, Spain and Iran.
PM Modi also held talks with Bhutan's Tshering over pandemic
Bhutan monarch Lotay Tshering and PM Modi held conversations regarding strategies on how to abate the Covid-19 crisis. He assured the King of Bhutan that India will offer support in the fight against the pandemic.
Exchanged thoughts with @PMBhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering on the evolving COVID-19 situation in our region. His Majesty The King and Lyonchhen are leading Bhutan's efforts admirably. India will stand by our close friend and neighbour in fighting the effects of the pandemic.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 16, 2020
First published: Apr 16, 2020 05:47 IST