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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.

01:22 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal says Covid-19 review meeting was frutiful

Delhi CM outlined that suggestions from MPs were good takeaways and the government will implement them as soon as possible. He had chaired a meeting with Delhi's MPs from both Upper and Lower houses to discuss strategies to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

01:16 PM IST

Kenyans oppose government's isolation rules

Kenya's citizens who have returned from abroad have been asked to remain in quarantine for another 14 days. The returnees are protesting against this new order imposed by the government. Kenya has 172 cases of Covid-19 infections.

12:46 PM IST

European Union fails to finalize on rescue deal

The bailout plan to take the European Union out of the economic slump has not been finalised at finance ministers failed to reach consensus.

12:23 PM IST

PM Modi and floor leaders brainstorm tactics to fight pandemic

PM Modi held a meeting with floor leaders of AITC, Shiv Sena, Congress, YSRCP, BJD, SP and NCP. Congress' Ghulam N Azad, TMC's Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut, BJD's Pinaki Misra, NCP's Sharad Pawar, SP's Ram Gopal Yadav, SAD's Sukhbir Singh Badal, BSP's SC Mishra, YSRCP'S Vijay Sai Reddy & Mithun Reddy, JDU's Rajeev Ranjan Singh

12:15 PM IST

Devastating effects ahead due to condom shortage

A global condom shortage due to Covid-19 lockdowns has made UN warn of "devastating" consequences. Malaysian condom making companies which makes one in every five condoms globally means firm expects 200 million fewer condoms due to the lockdown.

12:10 PM IST

MHA ensures punishment in case of offence committed under Essential Commodities Act

MHA says hoarding and black marketing will not go unchecked during lockdown period. MHA wrote to states to take steps in order to measures and punish miscreants.

12:10 PM IST

MHA asks states to invoke Essential Commodities Act

MHA secretary A Bhalla has written to all the states asking them to take necessary steps to ensure availability of essential goods during lockdown.

11:53 AM IST

Actor Indrans goes back to being a tailor to fight Covid-19

Malayalam actor Indrans has gone back to being a tailor to fight Covid-19. He has shared a video on making masks which has gone viral.

11:35 AM IST

Puducherry CM ready to write to PM regarding lockdown extension

CM V Narayanasami believes to fight Covid-19 isolation is the key. He said he is ready to write to PM Modi regarding extending the lockdown. Union territory Puducherry has 5 cases of Covid-19.

11:31 AM IST

Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh report new cases of Covid-19 infection

329 people in AP have been infected by Covid-19. SPS Nellore and Guntur have the most number of cases. Guntur has 74 cases. State officials also said there are 319 active cases. 179 people in the western state of Gujarat have Covid-19. 4 fresh cases were reported.

11:25 AM IST

Maharashtra sees spike in Covid-19 infections, 78 new cases reported

1,078 people across Maharashtra have been infected by Covid-19. A health official from the ministry told 60 new Covid-19 cases have been reported.

11:09 AM IST

Delhi health minister says 576 people have Covid-19 in the capital

Delhi health minister S Jain told the media that 576 people have Covid-19 in the city. 8 patients are kept in ventilator support. 35 are in ICU.

10:58 AM IST

MLA Renukacharya says not wrong to shoot Jamaat attendees

Karnataka MLA Renukacharya said that Renukacharya said that, "Those who attended Tablighi-Jamaat congregation and have not come out for treatment and escaped, government should not protect them.. it is not wrong to shoot them with a bullet." The lawmaker is political secretary to CM Yediyurappa.

10:40 AM IST

Delhi CM will hold a review meeting regarding Covid-19 with Delhi MPs

All Upper and Lower House members will hold a Covid-19 review meeting with Delhi Chief Minister later today, according to PTI.

11:17 AM IST

Wuhan slowly starts moving towards normalcy

After the Chinese government locked off the city of 11 million people in January to stop the spread of coronavirus, Wuhan is seeing glimpses of normal life as lockdown ends. 55,000 people will leave Wuhan via trains for their destinations. The flight s from Wuhan have resumed but Beijing and other international airports have not allowed normal resumption of services, according to Reuters.

First published: Apr 08, 2020 06:23 IST