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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.

04:37 PM IST

Congress GN Azad says 80% political parties suggested extending lockdown

Ghulam Nabi Azad said that PM told all party leaders present in the video conference that he will try to take on board.

04:27 PM IST

BMC makes wearing masks mandatory in Mumbai

BMC says people who do not wear masks will be punished under Section 188 of IPC.

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04:21 PM IST

Lav Agarwal says adequate medical resources available in the country

The Joint Health Secretary said that ventilators, hydroxychloroquine, APIs are available sufficiently for the present and the future.

04:19 PM IST

More than 1 lakh tests have been conducted: ICMR

ICMR has said that it has conducted more than 1 lakh tests.

04:13 PM IST

402 people discharged, 773 fresh cases reported: Health Ministry

Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said that there are 5,194 positive confirmed cases in the country.

04:04 PM IST

Spain reports second daily rise in death toll

Spain has reported continued rise in death toll as the pandemic-hit European nation reported 757 new deaths.

03:55 PM IST

PM to do a video conference with all CMs on April 11

PM Narendra Modi will hold another round of conference with all CMs on April 11. He had earlier held another conference with the CMs to discuss pandemic response.

03:23 PM IST

'Affected areas of 15 districts being sealed': UP Chief Secretary

RK Tiwari while speaking to the media said that affected areas are being sealed so as to prevent community spread.

03:14 PM IST

PM Modi says lockdown lifting not imminent

The Prime Minister has said due to that the lockdown will not be lifted anytime soon. He said this in a floor meeting with other parties' leaders.

02:59 PM IST

'No other option other than staying at home', says CM Uddhav

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said there is no other option other than staying at home if the battle against the pandemic has to be won. He also requested retired army personnel to join the battle against Covid-19.

02:45 PM IST

UP seals 15 districts including Noida

Movement to and from has been suspended in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Stringent restrictions will come into place on April 8 midnight. Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Lucknow, Agra, Shamli, Saharanpur which have reported high viral load will be sealed from April 8 to April 15.

02:19 PM IST

Wayanad discharges 2 Covid-19 patients

Wayanad has released two among the three Covid-19 afflicted patients from the hospital. These people had tested positive after returning from foreign nations.

01:54 PM IST

Junior health minister Argar has said UK PM is comfortable and in good spirits

UK PM Boris Johnson continues to remain in Intensive Care Unit of the St. Thomas hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. His junior health minister Edward Argar said that, "The prime minister is in a stable condition, he’s comfortable and in good spirits."

01:38 PM IST

India's Supreme Court has said that Covid-19 tests should not be excessively charged

SC has asked the Centre to take notice and said, "Don’t allow private labs to charge high amount for tests. Create mechanism for reimbursement (of private labs) from government." A bench headed by Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat to ensure that testing be made feasible to the common people of the country.

01:29 PM IST

Haryana's Nuh administration puts 36 villages inside containment zone

The Nuh district administration along with putting 36 villages in the district under containment zones has also barred entry to and exit from 148 villages. Nuh reported 23 new cases yesterday.

First published: Apr 08, 2020 06:23 IST