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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: Apr 24, 2020 17:59 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.

12:16 PM IST

Irrespective of who is from which state, everyone in Delhi will be taken care of, says Delhi CM

"Mamata didi from Bengal, our bothers from different states requested us to take care of their people in Delhi. I would like to tell them, irrespective of who is from which state or has migrated from where, every person living in Delhi is our responsibility and each one of them will be taken care of. They are our own," Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

12:12 PM IST

There are total 39 coronavirus positive cases in Delhi: Delhi CM

"There are a total of 39 coronavirus positive cases in Delhi today. 29 of them had come from outside and were kept in quarantine and 10 of these are cases of local transmission," says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

12:11 PM IST

We have to be prepared if rate of cases increase by 100 a day, CM Kejriwal

"We have adequate facilities in the cases of coronavirus start rising by 100 in a day, we are hoping that it would not. The lockdown is done in order to combat the coronavirus spread but we have to be prepared," says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

12:03 PM IST

Indian Army's anti Covid-19 opertations named as 'Operation Namaste'

Indian Army has code-named its anti #COVID19 operations as Operation Namaste. Army has, so far, established eight quarantine facilities across the country.

11:48 AM IST

Xi says China, US must unite to fight virus in Trump call

China's President Xi Jinping on a phone call with United States President Donald Trump said that China and United States must united to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

11:17 AM IST

Spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping about coronavirus, says United States President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said on Friday he spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and discussed "in great detail" the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far killed more than 24,000 people globally. "China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the virus," Trump said on Twitter. "We are working closely together'', reports Reuters.

10:36 AM IST

Several nations are battling its exponential contagion: RBI governor

Covid-19 stocks the global economy and the outlook is highly uncertain and negative. Several nations are battling its exponential contagion. Countries are shutting down to prevent being sucked into a kind of black hole, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.

10:32 AM IST

Monetary policy committee refrains from giving out growth: RBI governor

Monetary policy committee refrains from giving out growth, inflation outlook for coming fiscal on uncertain outlook: RBI Governor.

10:32 AM IST

Food prices may soften further on back of record foodgrain production: RBI governor

Food prices may soften further on back of record foodgrain production: RBI Governor

10:31 AM IST

Outlook now heavily contingent upon intensity, spread, duration of the pandemic: RBI governor

The outlook is now heavily contingent upon the intensity, spread and duration of the pandemic. There is a rising probability that large parts of the world will slip into recession, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

10:30 AM IST

MPC come to near stand-stil due to Covid-19 and lockdowns: RBI governor

MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) noted that global economic activity has come to a near stand-still as Covid-19 related lockdowns and social distancing in affected countries. Expectations of a shallow recovery in 2020 from 2019's decade low in global growth have been dashed, said RBI governor.

10:25 AM IST

RBI is at work, assures Shaktikanta Das

RBI is at work; calibrating action to meet any liquidity mode, says Shaktikanta Das, RBI governor.

10:23 AM IST

Living in extraordinary situation, says RBI governor

Living in extraordinary situation; war effort needs to be mounted against coronavirus using conventional, unconventional tools, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.

10:17 AM IST

RBI advances monetary policy committee meeting, says RBI governor

RBI advances monetary policy committee meeting to Mar 25-27: Governor Shaktikanta Das.

10:15 AM IST

Repo rate cut by 75 basis points to 4.4%, says RBI governor

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das while addressing the media on Friday announced that the repo rate has been cut by 75 basis points to 4.4 per cent.

First published: Mar 27, 2020 05:29 IST