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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:

05:28 PM IST

99 new Covid-19 cases have been reported today in Pune

99 new Covid-19 cases have been reported today, total positive cases in the district stand at 2202. Till date, 553 patients were cured & discharged: Deepak Mhaisekar, Divisional Commissioner of Pune

05:02 PM IST

85 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in West Bengal today

85 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in the state today; total positive cases is at 1344. 7 deaths have been reported today taking the number of deaths to 68. Total active cases stand at 940: Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Home Secretary, West Bengal

04:41 PM IST

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate now at 27.41 per cent, says govt

"Total number of positive cases of Covid-19 is 46,433. In the last 24 hours, 3,900 new cases have surfaced, 195 deaths and 1,020 people have recovered. The recovery rate is 27.41%," says Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

03:49 PM IST

Indians stranded abroad to be charged for flights bringing them home, says Hardeep Puri

03:47 PM IST

Govt starts two special flights from Doha to India

Govt of India has decided to operate two special flights from Doha to India. The first one will be from Doha to Kochi on 7th May and the second will be from Doha to Thiruvananthapuram on 10th May: Embassy of India in Doha.

03:35 PM IST

45 personnel of ITBP have tested positive for Covid-19 till now

02:12 PM IST

France hopes to develop StopCovid app by June

The French government supported "StopCOVID" contact-tracing app could be out by June, said Cedric O, Minister for Digital Affairs. Cedric O lamented that Apple declined to participate in the development of the project. "Apple could have helped us make the application work even better on the iPhone. They have not wished to do so," he said.

02:07 PM IST

India has stopped itself from community transmission: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union heath minister told PTI that India has managed to keep itself away from community transmission of Covid-19.

01:59 PM IST

Govt has to ensure no spike in cases: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union health minister said that every decision and consequences have to be weighed to ensure no spike in cases.

01:58 PM IST

UK car sales fall by 97%

UK has reported lowest car sales since 1946 due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The market’s worst performance in living memory is hardly surprising," said Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Chief Executive Mike Hawes.

01:29 PM IST

Air Vistara senior employees to go on leave without pay

Air Vistara CEO said that senior employees will go for 4 days leave without pay in May and June.

01:13 PM IST

Professional sports returns in South Korea

South Korea now offers a ray of hope in the Covid-19 afflicted world as the nation resumes its baseball league. Seoul also hopes that it can resume its football and golf tournaments soon.

01:11 PM IST

280,000 lost their jobs during lockdown: Spain govt

The Spanish Government said that unemployment figures in the nation rose by more than 280,000 due to collapse of tourism (primarily). The amount of people needing state help has reached 137%.

12:41 PM IST

DG CSIR says unfair to compare hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir

Dr S Mande, director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said until there is no surety of the efficacy of both remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine it will be unfair to compare them.

12:38 PM IST

Karnataka cases go up to 659

Karnataka reported 8 fresh cases taking the Covid-19 infected tally to 659 in the state. 28 people have died so far in the state.

First published: May 05, 2020 05:55 IST