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Highlights: Haryana reports 550 Covid-19 cases in highest single-day spike

Prime Minister Modi held a video conference with CMs from worst-affected states to draw a plan to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. He will interact with another set of chief ministers on Wednesday.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jun 17, 2020 00:18 IST
Highlights: Haryana reports 550 Covid-19 cases in highest single-day spike
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The United States, Brazil and Russia continue to report high numbers of fresh coronavirus cases. The number of Covid-19 deaths recorded daily have decreased in the last two days but Brazil and Russia continue to report high numbers of Covid-19 deaths as well as cases. Brazil’s coronavirus cases inch towards 8.9 lakhs with over 43,000 people dead. The Latin American region has already surpassed 80,000 deaths.

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The speed of reopening of cities and business centres across the world has caused worry among health experts who fear a second wave of Covid-19. Beijing has imposed restrictions across several parts of the city to curb a second wave. New Zealand reported two fresh cases of Covid-19.

In India, PM Modi held a video conference with CMs from worst-affected states to draw a plan to defeat the pandemic. He will interact with another set of chief ministers on Wednesday.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus pandemic:

04:10 PM IST

If we lower our guard, we will lose the battle: PM

PM Modi said it is necessary that we do not let our guards down. 'We should do our best to curb the contagion and allow the economy to reopen', he added.

04:08 PM IST

Do not go out without masks: PM Modi

PM Modi said that as the country unlocks people should not go out without wearing masks.

03:18 PM IST

$1 billion package for Saudi Arabia's MSMEs

The Saudi Industrial Development Fund launched a $1 billion package to support more than 500 small and medium-sized companies who were hurt by the pandemic.

03:13 PM IST

Germany launches its Covid-19 tracking app

Germany has launched a new Covid-19 tracking app in a bid to clamp down on fresh clusters. But the launch of the app has prompted backlash in Germany which is always concerned about state collecting information from citizens.

02:07 PM IST

151 cases of Covid-19 found in Singapore

Singapore has confirmed 151 new cases of Covid-19 among whom most of the infected are foreign workers. Singapore's reopening is set to enter its second phase. More than 40,000 people have been infected by Covid-19 in Singapore.

02:03 PM IST

Hong Kong to allow 50 people to gather

Hong Kong has further relaxed its social distancing measures as it allowed 50 people to gather. This will come into effect from June 19.

01:53 PM IST

Odisha district reimposes curfew

Khorda DM set new rules for movement until June 30 to arrest the rising number of cases.

01:10 PM IST

Satyendar Jain tests negative for Covid-19

The Delhi health minister's Covid-19 test report has arrived and the Chief Minister's Office said that Satyendar Jain has tested negative for Covid-19.

01:05 PM IST

Ukrainian first lady has Covid-19

Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelensky's wife Olena Zelenska's condition is stable after she was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.

01:03 PM IST

Imported Salmon boycotted in China

Salmon has been boycotted across several shopping outlets and stores after it emerged that the virus had come from a salmon chopping board. Salmon has was taken off the shelves in Walmart Inc. and deleted from grocery delivery platforms across China, top experts are warning people to not eat omega-3 rich fish.

11:57 AM IST

US lawmaker Ilhan Omar's father dies due to Covid-19

US lawmaker Ilhan Omar's father Nur Mohamed died due to Covid-19 on Tuesday.

10:49 AM IST

Foreign investment to shrivel by 40% globally

UN has said that foreign investments or FDI will shrivel globally due to Covid-19 crisis. The FDI inflow will shrivel from $1.54 trillion to below $1 trillion, this is the first such recorded fall since 2005.

10:47 AM IST

In Bhopal, Modi-Rahul-Shivraj-Kamal masks keep citizens safe

Kunal Pariyani's masks aim to keep Covid-19 away with masks designed with images of Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi and the current and former CMs of Madhya Pradesh.

09:57 AM IST

Delhi health minister admitted to hospital

Satyendar Jain, Delhi health minister, was admitted to the hospital a while ago due to sudden fever and falling oxygen levels.

09:56 AM IST

Extermely severe: Beijing official warns regarding new virus cluster

Beijing officials have raised concerns regarding the sudden rise of Covid-19 clusters in the Chinese capital. They have warned that the new rise can be 'extremely severe'.

First published: Jun 16, 2020 07:42 IST