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Highlights: Telangana extends Covid-19 lockdown till May 29, imposes curfew from

Coronavirus has killed more than 250,000 people globally. Covid-19 continues to halt economies as more than 35 lakh cases were reported across the globe. India recorded more than 46,000 cases of the novel coronavirus.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: May 06, 2020 08:44 IST
Highlights: Telangana extends Covid-19 lockdown till May 29, imposes curfew from

With 85 percent of the deaths reported from the US and Europe, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of more than 2,50,000 people. US continues to be the worst-affected country with more than 68,000 lives lost. China, where the pandemic had initiated late in December, has reported no deaths from the Covid-19 since the last two days.


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India has seen cases cross the 46,000 mark. Currently, India’s confirmed cases tally has touched 46,711, registering a spike of more than 3,900 cases. Nationwide death toll has reached 1,583. Maharashtra remains the most-affected state with above 15,525 cases and 841 deaths.


Follow major highlights on how Covid-19 is affecting lives in India and across the world:

11:00 PM IST

Total positive cases in Assam now stands at 44

One person from Kokrajhar district with a travel history of Cooch Behar in West Bengal, has tested positive for Covid-19. Total positive cases in Assam now stands at 44: Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Minister

10:44 PM IST

Covid Cess will be 5 per quart in case of Country Liquor with effect from tomorrow: Haryana Govt

Covid Cess will be 5 per quart in case of Country Liquor, 20 per quart in case of Indian-made foreign liquor, Rs. 5 in case of strong beer& 2 in case of other beer and Rs.50 per pack greater than 375 ML in case of Imported Foreign Liquor,with effect from tomorrow: Haryana Govt

10:09 PM IST

Lockdown extension till May 29 in Telangana

Lockdown extension till May 29 in Telangana, notwithstanding central deadline of May 17. Public should complete purchase of essential items by 6 pm and they should reach their residences. There will be curfew in the state from 7 pm. If anyone is found outside, police will initiate action: Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao

09:31 PM IST

Indian vaccine companies have come across as innovators in early stage vaccine development research: PMO

Indian vaccine companies have come across as innovators in early stage vaccine development research.Similarly,Indian academia&start-ups have also pioneered in this area. Over 30 Indian vaccines are in different stages of vaccine development,with few going on to trial stages: PMO

09:27 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the task force on coronavirus vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the task force on coronavirus vaccine development and took a detailed review of the current status of India’s efforts in vaccine development, drug discovery, diagnosis and testing: Prime Minister's Office

08:59 PM IST

Number of Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi crosses 5,000 mark

Number of Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi crosses 5000 mark; total positive cases stands at 5104 of which 206 cases have been reported today. Death toll at 64: Delhi Government

08:53 PM IST

Maharashtra records 15,525 new Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra records 15,525 new cases, 841 deaths so far, 617 people along with 34 new cases have recovered so far. The state has so far tested 1,82,884.

08:30 PM IST

Punjab's Excise and Taxation Department proposes home delivery of liquor between 1 pm to 6 pm to avoid rush at vends amid coronavirus outbreak

Punjab's Excise and Taxation Department proposes home delivery of liquor between 1 pm to 6 pm to avoid rush at vends amid coronavirus outbreak; state cabinet to take final decision: Officials

08:18 PM IST

Two more zones in Delhi have been de-contained today

Two more zones in Delhi have been de-contained today; total number of containment zones in the national capital now stands at 88. No New addition in containment zones today.

08:11 PM IST

MEA to provide database to states and central ministries for employing skilled workers who are returning after losing jobs in Gulf: Sources

MEA to provide database to states and central ministries for employing skilled workers who are returning after losing jobs in Gulf: Sources, reports PTI.

08:08 PM IST

In last 24 hours, 49 deaths and 441 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Gujarat

In last 24 hours, 49 deaths and 441 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Gujarat. 39 deaths and 349 new cases are from Ahmedabad. Total positive cases stand at 6245 and death toll is at 368: Health Department, Gujarat

08:00 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 508 fresh cases of Covid-19

Tamil Nadu reports 508 fresh cases of Covid-19, taking tally past 4,000 mark. Two deaths reported on Tuesday: Health Department.

07:53 PM IST

All crew who will be travelling will be tested and they will be COVID-19 negative certified

We will be bringing back only Indian citizens, no OCI (Overseas Citizen Of India) card holders. All crew who will be travelling will be tested and they will be Covid-19 negative certified: Sources, reports news agency ANI.

07:47 PM IST

UK official virus death toll tops 32,000, becoming second highest in world

UK official virus death toll tops 32,000, becoming second highest in world

07:41 PM IST

Total number of discharged patients in Maharashtra is 2465 till today

350 Covid-19 patients have been recovered and discharged today, of which 165 patients are from Mumbai. This is the highest discharge number in a single day in Maharashtra. Total number of discharged patients in the state is 2465 till today: Health Department, Maharashtra

First published: May 05, 2020 05:55 IST