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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:

07:11 AM IST

3 naval ships sent for evacuation to Maldives, UAE

Indian's will be evacuated form Maldives, UAE and brought to Kochi, a defence spokeperson told PTI. He said that three naval ships have been sent for that purpose.

07:05 AM IST

Faridabad deputy commissioner lays down rules for reopening shops

Yashpal Yadav, Fraidabad's deputy commissioner, said, "Standalone shops, small shops in residential colonies can open. Shops providing material to industries will open. No restriction on opening of shops in villages but malls will not open."

07:00 AM IST

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to discuss Covid-19

Congress Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi will speak to Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee to discuss the economy, Covid-19.

06:41 AM IST

New Zealand reports zero cases of Covid-19

This is the second day in a row that New Zealand has recorded zero cases of Covid-19, a health ministry official told Reuters.

06:37 AM IST

Migrant workers in Kerala raise protests

Payyoli in Kozhikode saw some unrest late on Sunday as migrant labourers demanded to return to their native states.

06:16 AM IST

US reports lowest death rate in a month

A Johns Hopkins university tally shows that US has recorded 1,015 deaths in 24 hours. This is the lowest single-day death toll reported in a month.

06:09 AM IST

'Fears people had regarding China have crystallized': US

The US govt has said it is "turbocharging" process to remove world's industrial supply chains from China by issuing tariffs in a bid to punish the nation for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

First published: May 05, 2020 05:55 IST