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'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.

07:42 PM IST

106 positive cases detected in Mumbai today: BMC

Total positive cases detected in Mumbai today is 106 and five deaths reported: BMC

Total count of positive cases in Maharashtra's capital now as per BMC is 45 deaths and 696 positive patients.

07:35 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 117 new cases, 8 Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday

Out of the 117 new cases in Maharashtra reported on Wednesday, 72 are in Mumbai, 36 in Pune, three in Thane, two in Pune rural, one each in Navi Mumbai, Buldhana, Kalyan-Dombivli and Akola. Eight deaths have been reported on Wednesday. Total positive cases in the state are now 1,135 while the death toll is 72: State health department

07:24 PM IST

Covid-19 'may well' cause deepest economic recession of our lifetimes: WTO Chief

Covid-19 pandemic 'may well' cause deepest economic recession 'of our lifetimes', says Roberto Azevêdo, World Trade Organization (WTO) chief: AFP

07:18 PM IST

Don't reveal name, address of Covid-19 +ve patients or those under quarantine on social media: Govt

Don't reveal name, address of Covid-19 +ve patients or those under quarantine on social media: Govt

07:11 PM IST

Indian industry body submits roadmap to economic revival

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has submitted a proposal and has demanded 4-4.5 lakh crore from the government, for the industries in order to fully begin restoring of the economy.

07:07 PM IST

WHO rejects Trump's 'China-centric' charge

WHO defended their praise of China and said that the authorities died their part to stem the outbreak on their own country. WHO also said that it is no time to cut funding as the disease is in its acute stage.

06:38 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 117 new cases

Maharashtra has reported 117 new cases and a total of 1,135 people have been infected by Covid-19. Health Minister Rajesh Tope assured citizens that it cases are not multiplying.

06:58 PM IST

Income tax refunds to be issued for up to 5 lakh

Income tax refunds of up to 5 lakh will be issued with immediate effect due to coronavirus pandemic.

05:49 PM IST

5,274 people in India affected by coronavirus

MoHFW has updated the current tally of coronavirus cases acrosso the nation. Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have highest cases.

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05:35 PM IST

Europe most hard-hit by coronavirus: AFP

Europe has been the hardest-hit by coronavirus with more than half of the infections being recorded globally from the continent. More than 50,000 people have died in Europe from the continent.

05:27 PM IST

6 coronavirus patients die in Pune

14 people have died due to Covid-19 in Pune. PTI said that 6 deaths were reported on Tuesday.

05:27 PM IST

'If you want to honour me, take responsibility of a deprived family': PM Modi dispels rumours

PM Modi says there is an effort to drag him into an unnecessary campaign. He says if people think he deserves congratulations, then they should rather feed a poor family until the coronavirus pandemic shows some respite.

05:27 PM IST

UP makes mask mandatory: Additional Chief Secretary

The additional chief secretary also said that legal action can be taken if people do not wear masks.

05:27 PM IST

WHO says it is too early to relax restrictions

WHO Europe has said that it is too early to relax restrictions though some countries have reported positive developments. Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO's regional director, said during a press conference.

04:52 PM IST

OECD reports record economic slump

OECD said that India is going through a mere slowdown. The global body has pointed out that other large economies are going through a prolonged slowdown as there is no clarity regarding when the lockdown restrictions will be lifted.

First published: Apr 08, 2020 06:23 IST