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.
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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.
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:
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.
Do not go out without masks: PM Modi
PM Modi said that as the country unlocks people should not go out without wearing masks.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
Odisha district reimposes curfew
Khorda DM set new rules for movement until June 30 to arrest the rising number of cases.
#Odisha: Khorda District Magistrate orders all shops and market complexes, except medicine shops and petrol pumps, to remain shut from 2:00 pm to 6:00 am every day till June 30, to curb the spread of #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/5qjtAu4zfv— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 16, 2020
Surely we belong to God and to him shall we return.
It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father, Nur Omar Mohamed. No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and loved him. pic.twitter.com/gb7q0gMXG2
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.
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.
Kunal Pariyani, a clothes seller,from Bhopal, is selling cloth masks with PM Modi's face printed on it. He says,"I've sold about 500-1000 Modi masks till now&demand for it is high. Masks featuring our CM also popular. I also have masks with images of Rahul Gandhi&Kamal Nath ji". pic.twitter.com/HU8owhrRgy— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
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.
Due to high grade fever and a sudden drop of my oxygen levels last night I have been admitted to RGSSH. Will keep everyone updated— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) June 16, 2020
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