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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Covid-19 updates: Coronavirus kills more than 1,000 in a single day in Italy

In India, total number of positive coronavirus cases on Friday climbed to 724 with death toll rising to 17. In order to combat the spread of coronavirus, India went on a lockdown starting Wednesday

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Mar 27, 2020 22:21 IST
Covid-19 updates: Coronavirus kills more than 1,000 in a single day in Italy

The total number of people around the world who tested coronavirus positive has surged past 500,000, and topping the list is United States, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

The Covid-19 global outbreak has wreaked havoc on economies and established routines of life. Worldwide, the death toll climbed past 24,000, according to reports.

In India, total number of positive coronavirus cases on Friday climbed to 724 with death toll rising to 17. In order to combat the spread of coronavirus, India went on a lockdown starting Wednesday, while day 1 saw a lot hustle and cries on the streets as people rushed to get the supplies, day 2 functioned quite smoothly with people figuring out that most essential products and services will be available and Indian governments doing their bit to tackle pressing concerns.

10:29 PM IST

Italy records 1000 deaths in a single-day

Italy records more than a 1,000 deaths in a single day due to coronavirus. More than 8,000 people have died so far due to Covid-19 in the country. Italy, so far with the most deaths from COVID-19, crossed China and US to also record the most infections in the world.

09:29 PM IST

IMF says global economy has 'entered recession'

IMF chief Georgieva said that the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be worse than 2009.

09:29 PM IST

Seven fresh cases reported from Rajasthan

The total number of cases across Rajasthan have now reached 50. The state health department has reported seven fresh cases.

08:55 PM IST

Global death toll due to Covid-19 surpasses 25,000

According to an AFP tally, over 25,000 people have died due to coronavirus.

08:25 PM IST

A 10-month-old infant tests positive for Covid-19 in Karnataka

A 10-month-old from Dakshina Kannada region gas tested positive for Covid-19.

07:08 PM IST

Coronavirus cases rise to 153 in the state

Maharashtra has recorded 23 new cases as 153 people suffer from coronavirus in the state. 58 people in Mumbai have been affected.

06:58 PM IST

'Kisi shaam ghar bhi raha karo': Kerala Governor recites poem asking people to stay indoors

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan asked people to stay indoors reciting a couplet in a video conference with President Ram Nath Kovind. In a video conference with the Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of the states and the UTs, the President along with Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu asked Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of the states and the UTs to help state governments and Centre fight the covid-19 menace.

06:50 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 6 more cases of coronavirus

Tamil Nadu has reported 6 fresh cases of coronavirus taking the state affected numbers to 35. Govt in a statement has appointed over 500 doctors to help Tamil Nadu prepare for the outbreak .

06:34 PM IST

Kerala reports 39 fresh coronavirus cases

164 people in Kerala have been affected by coronavirus. 39 fresh cases were reported earlier today.

04:56 PM IST

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he has developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. He also said that he is self-isolating, but will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference.

04:43 PM IST

We have built a concoction of cytokines which can be injected to reactivate immune system in coronavirus patients, says Bengaluru based oncologist

Vishal Rao, an oncologist from Bengaluru said ''We have built a concoction of cytokines which can be injected to reactivate immune system in #COVID19 patients. We're in a very initial stage & hope to be ready with its first set by this weekend. We have applied to the govt for an expedited review'', reports ANI.

04:40 PM IST

Maharashtra cop breaks into song to convince people to stay at home

The video of a Maharashtra policeman singing a popular Hindi film song to persuade people to stay indoors amid rising coronavirus positive cases in the state has gone viral on social media, reports PTI.

04:19 PM IST

75 new cases reported since last 24 hrs: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that 75 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours in India.

04:09 PM IST

UP govt asks neighbouring states to arrange food, lodging for workers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R K Tiwari has urged governments of neighbouring states to arrange food and lodging facilities for residents of the state stranded there amid the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus, reports PTI.

04:03 PM IST

Restrictions on domestic flights extended till April 14, says DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the restrictions on domestic in wake of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus have been extended till April 14, reports ANI.

First published: Mar 27, 2020 05:29 IST