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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.

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Jun 04, 2020 23:57 IST
Highlights| Gujarat records highest single day spike of 492 new Covid-19 cases

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.

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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.

12:15 PM IST

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.

11:39 AM IST

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.

11:18 AM IST

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.

11:14 AM IST

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.

11:11 AM IST

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.

10:37 AM IST

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.

10:32 AM IST

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.

10:24 AM IST

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.

09:52 AM IST

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.

09:22 AM IST

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.

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08:42 AM IST

Mizoram records 17 cases of Covid-19

Mizoram currently has 16 cases which are active. One person has been discharged.

08:26 AM IST

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.

08:04 AM IST

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.

07:43 AM IST

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.

First published: Jun 04, 2020 07:38 IST