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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.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Apr 16, 2020 23:53 IST
Highlights: G7 nations to collaborate while reopening economies, says US

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.

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Catch the major highlights of the day on the coronavirus pandemic:

11:03 PM IST

'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.

10:51 PM IST

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.

10:40 PM IST

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.

10:28 PM IST

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.

10:28 PM IST

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.

10:19 PM IST

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.

10:18 PM IST

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.

09:59 PM IST

Rajasthan records more than 1,100 cases

11 cases from Jaipur and Jodhpur have been reported. Bharatpur reported most number of cases, 23.

09:57 PM IST

UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks

UK has extended its lockdown by 21 days. Minister Dominic Raab will make a formal announcement later.

09:27 PM IST

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.

09:19 PM IST

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.

08:43 PM IST

People attend religious congregation in Karnataka

In Chitpur, a district in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka, people were seen attending a religious festival.

08:39 PM IST

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.

09:57 PM IST

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.

08:08 PM IST

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.

First published: Apr 16, 2020 05:47 IST