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Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023

'Extraordinary times': Donald Trump thanks PM Modi, India for HCQ trade move

In India, 149 people have died due to Covid-19. US becomes the new epicentre in the Western hemisphere. China's Wuhan inches towards normalcy.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Apr 09, 2020 00:02 IST
'Extraordinary times': Donald Trump thanks PM Modi, India for HCQ trade move

As India enters day-15 of nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus crisis, the number of people infected with the virus in the country has gone up to 5,274, according to the union ministry of health. As many as 149 people have lost their lives due to the virus in India. Global cases of Covid-19 are about to reach 1.5 million with death toll crossing 80,000. Wuhan, the city which was the epicenter of the pandemic, is seeing life staggering back towards normalcy as Hubei slowly lifts its 11-week lockdown. US has recorded more than 200 new deaths as 4 lakh people continue to be infected by Covid-19.

11:56 PM IST

'Extraordinary times': Donald Trump thanks PM Modi, India for HCQ trade move

10:44 PM IST

Europe death toll from coronavirus tops 60,000: AFP

Europe death toll from coronavirus tops 60,000: AFP

10:40 PM IST

Delhi reports 93 new Covid-19 cases, total climbs to 669: Delhi Govt

With 93 new COVID-19 positive cases today, total number of positive cases in Delhi rise to 669. Total 9 deaths have been reported till now: Delhi Govt

10:13 PM IST

Delhi govt orders sanitization of Bengali Mkt area under containment plan

Delhi Govt: NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) to immediately sanitise Bengali Market area under the containment plan to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Delhi Police to immediately cordon off the area to prevent movement of people: ANI

09:46 PM IST

UP Cabinet cuts salaries of ministers, legislators by 30%

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday decided to cut the salaries of ministers, including the chief minister, and legislators by 30% and suspend the Vidhayak Nidhi for one year as part of measures to provide funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This amount will be transferred to UP Covid Care Fund.

09:41 PM IST

Britain reports record 938 new coronavirus deaths

United Kingdom coronavirus death toll rose by 938 to 7,097 people as of 1600 GMT on April 7, the health ministry said on Wednesday, reports Reuters.

09:30 PM IST

Bihar announces 15% salary cut for legislators

In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across the country, Bihar cabinet on Wednesday announced a pay cut of 15% for all ministers and legislators.

In doing so, Bihar joined states like Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to announce a salary cut for legislators.

“The cabinet has decided a 15% cut in basic salary of the legislators for one year. The money saved will be deposited in Corona Eradication Fund created for the purpose,” said Deepak Prasad, principal secretary, cabinet secretariat.

09:24 PM IST

Andhra Covid-19 count rises to 348

Novel coronavirus cases rise to 348 in Andhra Pradesh after 19 more people test positive: PTI

09:23 PM IST

All SAARC countries except Pakistan participated in video conference: MEA

All SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries, except Pakistan, participated in the video conference: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

09:21 PM IST

Video conference of SAARC trade officials held today: MEA

As follow up action of announcement by PMModi at video conference of SAARC leaders on 15 March, a video conference of senior trade officials, inviting SAARC countries, was held today to discuss impact of travel restrictions&the larger COVID19 situation on intra-regional trade: MEA

08:54 PM IST

IndiGo suspends all international flights till April 30

IndiGo suspends all international flights till April 30.

A statement from the company said, "Owing to the COVID-19 related travel restrictions, all international flights scheduled between April 15, 2020 and April 30, 2020 have been cancelled. The booking amount of all customers will be protected in the form of a credit shell under their PNR number, which can be used to make bookings for the same customer(s) on our website or mobile app valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. In case of bookings made through travel agents, customers will need to reach out to the same travel agent for utilizing the credit shell. We regret the inconvenience caused to our passengers."

08:53 PM IST

No need for panic buying, all essentials will be delivered to you: GB Nagar DM

"The decision to seal the hotspots has been taken to control the spread of Covid-19. There is no need of panic buying, all essential items will be delivered at your doorstep. Do not believe in rumours. Please stay indoors": District Magistrate Gautam Buddh Nagar

08:36 PM IST

Total 20 covid-19 hotspots identified in Delhi: Manish Sisodia

Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, "Some positive cases have been reported in Sadar area, so the area has been sealed. Total 20 hot spots have been identified in Delhi. Nobody will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas:" ANI

08:18 PM IST

Wearing masks while stepping out made mandatory in Delhi

Delh CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Wednesday evening: "Wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of corona virus substantially. Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house. Cloth mask shall be eligible too."

08:11 PM IST

No coronavirus cases reported in Himachal today

No positive COVID-19 case was reported in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. Total number of positive cases in the state is 27 till now, said RD Dhiman, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Department of Health & Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh: ANI

First published: Apr 08, 2020 06:23 IST