Highlights| Gujarat records highest single day spike of 492 new Covid-19 cases
Experts across the country have backed WHO's decision to resume clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as potential treatment for the coronavirus disease.
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The number of people infected with Covid-19 in India has risen to 2,16,919 as on Thursday, according to the latest figures provided by the health ministry. Of the total cases, 1,06,737 are active while 1,04,107 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease. The virus has so far claimed 6,075 lives in the country.
Meanwhile, experts across the country have hailed the World Health Organization’s decision to resume clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as potential treatment for the disease. The UN body had earlier suspended the trials of the drug over safety concerns.
Covid-19 cases in Assam near 1,900-mark, 47 new cases reported
Assam recorded 47 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the state tally to 1,877. Four people have and 413 have been discharged so far, reports ANI.
Assam reports 47 new #COVID positive cases till 11:47 am today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1877. Number of active cases stand at 1457: State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pic.twitter.com/cvMQcudcI6— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2020
India has acted as a strong local and global leader amid these difficult times, says Morrison
India has acted as a strong global and regional leader amid the pandemic said Australian PM Scott Morrison. He also said India has done it through showing leadership through G20 and Indo-Pacific partnership.
I thank you (PM Modi) for your leadership not just within India but broadly throughout G20, Indo-Pacific and the stabilizing, constructive & very positive role that you have played in these very difficult times: Scott Morrison, Australia Prime Minister pic.twitter.com/rJlF6LEuwx— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2020
Eager to meet you in person again: Morrison
PM Modi's Australian counterpart says he is eager to meet PM Modi in person and also highlighted that his family will be happy to join PM Modi in India.
PM Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison exchange condolences
Both the world leaders have exchanged condolences and prayed for the people who have died due to Covid-19.
India and Australia can fight new challenges together: PM Modi
PM Modi said India and Australia need to work together in the fields of research, academics and trade.
Lockdown can change the nature of the disease: Rahul Gandhi
In conversation with Rajiv Bajaj, Rahul Gandhi, Congress Wayanad MP quoted an unnamed expert and said that lockdown can alter the nature of the disease.
Lockdown made a non-fatal disease a fatal disease in people's minds, says Rahul Gandhi
Lockdown has instilled fear into people's minds. The fear is now irreversible, says Rahul Gandhi.
Should've observed East Asian nation's measures: Rajiv Bajaj
Bajaj MD in conversation with Rahul Gandhi said that India was wrong to follow the containment measures and Covid-19 curbing strategies emplyed by the West. He said rather India should've looked East to contain Covid-19 better.
Germany records 394 new cases
The Robert Koch institute in Germany has recorded 394 new cases which have taken the number of infections above the 182,000 mark.
India fresh Covid-19 cases cross 9,000-mark
India has registered 9,304 fresh cases. India has also recorded 260 deaths in the last 24 hours as well.
Mizoram records 17 cases of Covid-19
Mizoram currently has 16 cases which are active. One person has been discharged.
Till date,17 #COVID19 cases have been reported in the state, including 1 discharged/cured and 16 active cases: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram pic.twitter.com/toL0KFzWxc— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2020
China to allow limited US flights
Chinese aviation authority has said that the nation will allow limited US flights. Earlier, US had banned airlines from four Chinese carriers.
Brazil records 1,349 Covid-19 deaths in a single day
Coronavirus continues to strike South America's Brazil hard as the nation continues to beat its daily record of cases and deaths by registering a new 24-hour spike. 1,349 people have died in last 24-hours and 32,548 people have died so far in Brazil.
#UPDATE Brazil reports a record 1,349 #coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period, as the pandemic continues to take a grim toll on Latin America's hardest-hit country.— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 4, 2020
The figure brings the total toll in Brazil to 32,548, but experts say the real numbers are probably much higher pic.twitter.com/Buo4IzM0hY
MoD staffer tests positive for Covid-19
A Ministry of Defence official has tested positive for Covid-19. Several officials have gone into self-quarantine.
A senior Ministry of Defence official has tested positive for #COVID19. After his test result came out, a large number of of defence officials got themselves tested. Many officials who had come in contact with him have also gone in self-quarantine: Sources. #Delhi— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2020
First published: Jun 04, 2020 07:38 IST