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Coronavirus Highlights: Total number of cases in Delhi stands at 224

As 2.5 million people continue to be affected by Covid-19 globally, major economies are struggling to revive from the effect of the pandemic. In India, over 20,471 people have been infected.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 23, 2020 11:36 IST
Coronavirus Highlights: Total number of cases in Delhi stands at 224

The global tally of people infected by Covid-19 has crossed 2.5 million. As restrictions are being eased, major economies are finding it hard to mitigate the losses caused by the pandemic. US has suspended immigration for 2 months to save jobs as US' economy was badly hit due to coronavirus. In India, 20,471 people have been infected, with 640 people dead. More than 1,353 cases have been registered over the last 24 hours along with 50 deaths. Energy markets went up initially due to surge in Asian markets, but prices dropped by 12%.


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10:47 PM IST

Total number of coronavirus cases in Chhattisgarh is 36

AIIMS Raipur has discharged two more Covid-19 patients today. Total number of Covid-19 cases in the state is 36 including 8 active cases, 28 discharged: AIIMS Raipur, Chhattisgarh

09:31 PM IST

153 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan today

153 new Covid-19 positive cases (including 68-Jaipur, 44-Ajmer, 17-tonk & 11-Jodhpur) reported in the State today; the total number of positive cases in the state rises to 1888: Rajasthan Health Department

09:13 PM IST

Total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi stands at 2248, death toll 48

92 new Covid-19 positive cases, 1 death reported today; the total number of positive cases in Delhi is now 2248, death toll 48: Delhi Health Department

09:05 PM IST

Decision on organizing Amarnath Yatra 2020 to be taken on reviewing the Covid-19 situation in coming future: Raj Bhawan PRO, J-K

The decision on organizing Amarnath Yatra 2020 to be taken on reviewing the Covid-19 situation in coming future: PRO, Raj Bhawan, Jammu and Kashmir, reports ANI.

08:54 PM IST

PM Modi and Ireland PM discussed state of coronavirus pandemic

During a telephone call today with the Ireland Prime Minister Dr. Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the state of the coronavirus pandemic and the steps being taken by both countries to control its health and economic impact. PM Varadkar appreciated the role being played by Indian origin doctors & nurses in fighting the infection in Ireland. PM Modi thanked him for care & support being extended to Indian citizens in Ireland, and promised to similarly facilitate Irish citizens in India: Govt of India

08:36 PM IST

ICMR issues protocol for using rapid antibody tests for Covid-19

Indian Council of Medical Research has issued a protocol for using rapid antibody tests for Covid-19 after issues were raised by few States about the rapid antibody tests. These latest directions come a day after ICMR advised States not to use rapid testing kits for next 2 days.

08:34 PM IST

No logistic support forthcoming till now: Central team writes to WB govt

No logistic support forthcoming till now, need it: Central team on Covid-19 writes to West Bengal government, reports PTI.

08:31 PM IST

18 new coronavirus cases in Patiala

Patiala-18 new positive cases, all related to the original Rajpura case: KBS Sidhu, Special Chief Secretary, Punjab.

08:21 PM IST

135 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Gujarat today

135 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Gujarat today; the total number of positive cases rise to 2407 including 179 cured/discharged and 103 deaths: Gujarat Health Department

08:20 PM IST

Naveen Patnaik administered oath to Sarpanchs of the state through video conferencing to fight against Covid-19

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today administered an oath to Sarpanchs of the state through video conferencing to fight against Covid-19.

07:32 PM IST

Bill Gates writes to PM Modi, commends his leadership in dealing with Covid-19

In a letter to PM Modi, Bill Gates said, "We commend your leadership and the proactive measures you and your government have taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 infection rate in India, such as adopting a national lockdown."

07:17 PM IST

Amarnath Yatra 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Amarnath Yatra for this year has been cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic, reports news agency ANI.

07:16 PM IST

27 new cases in Jammu and Kashmir, totoal count over 400

Number of coronavirus positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir exceeds 400 with 27 new cases reported on Wednesday: Officials

06:47 PM IST

Nations ease some virus restrictions yet public still wary

With the crisis easing but far from over in Europe, small shops in Berlin reopened, and restrictions were also relaxed in Denmark and Austria. In France, long lines formed outside the few McDonald’s drive-thrus that started serving customers again.

Still, many employees and customers were uneasy, suggesting that a return to normal is a long way off.

06:46 PM IST

Offer Ramzan prayers from homes, not from mosques: Maharashtra Dy CM

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said Muslims should offer namaz during Ramzan from their homes and not in mosques or any other public place in view of the Covid-19 threat.

The current lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, will be in force till May 3.

First published: Apr 22, 2020 05:25 IST