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Highlights: 'New York is past peak', says governor Cuomo

India recorded 519 deaths due to coronavirus, according to the data published on the health ministry website. The total number of Covid-19 infected people rose to 16,116 in the country.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 19, 2020 23:41 IST
Highlights: 'New York is past peak', says governor Cuomo

Coronavirus cases in India rose to 16,116, according to the health ministry's website on Sunday. The death toll in the country stood at 519.

As the nation prepares for April 20, the day lockdown restrictions are set to ease, Delhi will begin deploying rapid testing kits (RTKs) across the Capital’s 77 Covid-19 containment zones today. Click here for full Covid-19 coverage

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had revised its guidelines to allow diagnosis tools in Covid-19 hotspots. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases worldwide have crossed 2.2 million. The USA has the highest number of cases, followed by Spain, Italy and France.


Follow major highlights on how the pandemic affected lives globally today:

10:44 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Delhi cross 2k mark

2003 people in the capital have coronavirus. 45 people ha ve died due to Covid-19 so far in New Delhi.

10:42 PM IST

Secretary of a top official of Ayushman Bharat tests positive

A secretary of a top official of Ayushman Bharat has tested positive for Covid-19. He is in Lok Nayak Hospital for his treatment.

10:25 PM IST

Will undertake most aggressive statewide antibody testing survey: Cuomo

Cuomo said that the survey and the aggressive testing will give a true snapshot of what percentage of the population were infected by Covid-19.

10:25 PM IST

Descending the other side of the mountain: Cuomo

New York governor in a series of tweets has said that New York is seeing rate of Covid-19 infections slow down and it is not growing. He said that the city is past peak but it needs to adhere to certain rules so that the efforts to contain the disease do not go in vain.

10:01 PM IST

Rajasthan continues to see surge in Covid-19 cases

23 people died and 1478 is the current amount of people infected by Covid-19 in the state. 127 fresh cases were reported today along with 2 deaths.

09:42 PM IST

France has reported 395 Covid-19 deaths in 24-hours

French death toll nears the 20k mark as fresh 395 deaths were reported in last 24 hours. The total amount of people who have lost their lives has now reached 19,718.

09:22 PM IST

Telangana extends lockdown until May 7

Telangana government has decided to extend the lockdown until May 7. On May 5, the state cabinet will take stock of situation and arrive at a decision, says ANI.

09:20 PM IST

British envoy thanks Indian government for repatriation efforts

08:56 PM IST

Great Pyramids illuminated asking people to 'Stay Home'

Egypt has marked World Heritage Day asking people to stay at home by lighting up the Great Pyramids in blue lights and flashing a laser message written 'Stay Home', encouraging people to follow lockdown and social distancing norms.

08:52 PM IST

PM Modi speaks to Kazakhstan Prez Tokayev

PM Modi replied to Kazakh president Tokayev's tweet where the latter had thanked India for sending medical supplies to the European nation for fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

08:46 PM IST

Maharashtra has 4,200 Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra saw a huge surge as 552 fresh cases were recorded with, 12 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

08:41 PM IST

78 areas in Capital now containment zones

2 areas in Kapashera and Inderpuri have been identified as new containment zones in Delhi. There are 78 areas under containment zone in the capital.

08:30 PM IST

Small shopkeepers played huge role in lockdown: PM

PM also pointed out that these shopkeepers followed social distancing norms and ensured customers also followed the same. He outlined that the task to make people follow these rules is a challenge.

08:31 PM IST

PM Modi praises small shopkeepers, local grocers

PM Modi says local shopkeepers, small businessmen too risked their own lives during lockdown to serve the society which was forced top remain indoors.

07:43 PM IST

DGCA issues directive to all airlines regarding booking post May 3

The DGCA has asked airlines to cease all forward bookings and intimated to them that instructions regarding resumption of operations will be given in due course of time.

<p>DGCA issues directive to all airlines regarding booking post May 3</p>

First published: Apr 19, 2020 05:47 IST