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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:

12:00 PM IST

Taiwan says China cannot represent the nation in WHO

Taiwan's government has made it clear to the WHO that only Taiwan's democratically-elected government can represent Taiwanese people at the world stage. "Only the democratically-elected Taiwanese government can represent Taiwan's 23 million people in the international community," Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou told reporters.

11:52 AM IST

'Ensure safe workplaces post lockdown': UK Govt

UK's health secretary Hancock said employers must offer safe workplaces for employees after the lockdown ends.

<p>'Ensure safe workplaces post lockdown': UK Govt</p>
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock chairs the Daily COVID-19 Digital News Conference.
11:36 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh total Covid-19 cases reach 1,717

Andhra Pradesh reported 67 new Covid-19 cases. The total number of cases have reached 1,717.

11:36 AM IST

Australia, New Zealand agree to begin work on travel

Australia and New Zealand released a joint statement on Tuesday saying that plans to begin travel between both countries will begin working on restarting travel between both nations.

10:27 AM IST

Flower petals greet customers at liquor shops in Delhi

In Chander Nagar, a person showered flower petals on people who queued outside liquor shops calling them 'the real economy of the nation'. He also said that the government 'does not have any money.'

10:07 AM IST

Indigenous tribes in Brazil demand emergency fund

More than 850,000 people who belong to remote tribes in Amazon basin have written to WHO demanding emergency fund to help protect their communities from Covid-19. "It is a real emergency," Joenia Wapichana, the leader WHO appealed to WHO and first indigenous woman elected to Brazil's Congress, told Reuters.

10:02 AM IST

People reserve their positions in front of liquor shops in Karnataka

People in Hubli have reserved their positions in front a liquor shops, using water bottles, bag, helmets etc.

09:59 AM IST

Nobel Laureate Prof Banerjee says awareness regarding Covid-19's trajectory necessary

Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Abhijit Banerjee says Covid-19's trajectory should be charted before taking a call on lockdown.

09:44 AM IST

'Getting some cash into people's hands should be priority': Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel Laureate Prof. Abhijit Banerjee while speaking to Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi said that getting cash into people's hands will help revive the economy.

09:09 AM IST

India records 3,900 cases in one day

India's Covid-19 cases recorded a huge jump as the nation saw 3,900 fresh Covid-19 cases being reported in a single day. 195 new reports of Covid-19 fatalities were also reported.

<p>India records 3,900 cases in one day</p>
08:40 AM IST

14 warships to evacuate Indians from foreign nations: Indian Navy

Indian Navy said that INS Jalashwa has sailed from Vishakhapatnam. 14 warships will help in the rescue of stranded individuals from abroad.

08:20 AM IST

Lockdown cost $2.6 billion per week: Australia government

The Australian government said that 10% hit to gross domestic product to the nation's economy came beacause of the lockdown measures to curb Covid-19.

08:07 AM IST

Bihar's workers return home from Gujarat

Muzaffarpur railway station in Bihar received 1,208 migrant workers who returned to their native state from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

08:05 AM IST

New York governor Cuomo outlines phased reopening

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said construction, manufacture and retail outlets will be the first to reopen in New York. He said reopening New York will be harder than closing it down.

07:39 AM IST

Section 144 in Mumbai till May 17

Mumbai Police said that between 8 pm and 7 am, movement of one or more persons for all non-essential services, will be prohibited.

First published: May 05, 2020 05:55 IST