Highlights: Donald Trump says coronavirus crisis 'worse than Pearl Harbor'
More than 37 lakh people are infected across the globe with coronavirus. The recovery rate from Covid-19 is 33% globally as more than 12 lakh people are cured. In India, more than 49,000 cases have been recorded.
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Coronavirus continues to ravage global economies as infections across the globe continue to surge past 37 lakh. Though more than 12 lakh people have recovered, the recovery rate globally still remains 33%. US remains still the worst-affected country but the Trump administration is pushing the governors to reopen their states to restart the economy even as infections are surging.
India's recovery rate rose up to 29% as the amount of recovered cases tally crossed the 14,000-mark. India currently has recorded 49,391 cases of Covid-19 with 1,694 deaths.
Follow latest updates on how Covid-19 is affecting India and the world:
Indonesia reports 367 new coronavirus cases, 23 deaths
Indonesia reported 367 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total to 12,438, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto.
Covid-19 cases reach 1,681 in Indore; death toll rises to 81
The number of coronavirus cases in Indore rose to 1,681 after 27 more people tested positive for the disease in the Madhya Pradesh district in last 24 hours, an official said on Wednesday.
No new positive case has been reported in Uttarakhand today till 2 pm
No new positive case has been reported in Uttarakhand today till 2 pm. Total number of positive cases of Covid-19 stands at 61 with only 1 death. Active cases remain 21 in the state: State Health Department
Haryana cases cross 500-mark
Haryana has reported 7 cases of Covid-19 taking the afflicted tally to 555. 6 people have died so far.
7 new positive cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Haryana today. Total number of positive cases rise to 555 in the state. Death toll stands at 6: Haryana Health Department pic.twitter.com/hISIM7zkqF— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2020
UK PM urges people to continue social distancing
UK PM Boris Johnson in a Twitter message urged people in the UK to continue social distancing in order to halt the contagion.
Millions of people across this country have been doing the right thing: going through the hardship of self-isolation, faithfully, patiently, with thought and care for others as well as for themselves.— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) May 6, 2020
Thank you for all you are doing, and please keep going. #StayHomeSaveLives
All shops, some sports: German govt and states reach settlement
The German federal government has reached an agreement with the state to restart some sporting fixtures and competitions like the Bundesliga and allow shops to conduct businesses.
Isuzu Motors can restart Andhra operations
Utility vehicler manufacturers Isuzu Motors told PTI that local authorities of the Andhra government have permitted them to restart operations at its plant in SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. "It will co-ordinate with all component manufacturers to serve both domestic and export customers," Isuzu Motors India added.
Our elderly should be protected: Rahul Gandhi
The Congress' Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi says elderly people, diabetic patients and patients with heart conditions should be prioritized.
Central piece of COVID-19 strategy is to protect elderly, those with diabetes, heart condition: Rahul Gandhi at Cong CMs meet— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 6, 2020
Concerned about Maharashtra: Union health minister Dr H Vardhan
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said 34 out of 36 districts have Covid-19 cases and he is holding discussions to take further action to control the contagion.
The situation in Maharashtra is certainly a matter of concern right now as 34 out of 36 districts are affected by #COVID19. I will hold a meeting with CM as well to discuss further course of action to control spread of the virus in state: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan pic.twitter.com/g2Ez09pNLM— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2020
Karnataka announces Covid-19 stimulus package
Karnataka government will award compensation of Rs. 5000 to more than 2 lakh barbers and 7 lakh farmers.
A package of Rs. 1610 crores will be released as #COVID19 financial package. One time compensation of ₹5000 will be given to 230,000 barbers and 775,000 drivers: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. #CoronavirusLockdown https://t.co/tuiJK6ONIo— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2020
Rajasthan lost ₹10,000 crore in revenue: Gehlot
Rajasthan CM demands an extensive stimulus package to restart the economy.
Until extensive stimulus package is given, how will states, country run? We lost ₹10,000 cr revenue:Raj CM Ashok Gehlot at Cong CMs meeting— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 6, 2020
Former PM wants post-lockdown 3.0 roadmap
Former PM Manmohan Singh questioned the government on its steps after the third phase of lockdown ends.
We need to know what will happen after lockdown 3.0: ex-PM Manmohan Singh at meeting with Cong CMs— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 6, 2020
Disinfectant sprayed at migrant workers in Bengal
Migrant labourers at Bengal's Dankuni railway station got an unsavory welcome as disinfectant were sprayed at them.
#WATCH West Bengal: Disinfectant was sprayed on ppl at Dankuni railway station who arrived in Hooghly y'day from Ajmer(Rajasthan) by 'Shramik Special Train.' The train carrying around 1100 ppl, mainly migrant workers, had arrived in Hooghly yesterday. #CoronavirusLockdown (05.05) pic.twitter.com/i35WHzNoBW— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2020
Delhi reports 206 fresh cases
Delhi health minister says 206 fresh Covid-19 cases have been reported. 1,468 patients have recovered.
The total number of positive cases in Delhi stands at 5104, of which 206 cases were reported yesterday. Total 1468 patients have recovered, while 17 are on ventilator. The doubling rate of #COVID19 in Delhi is 11 days now: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain pic.twitter.com/AhDBFl4x8o— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2020
Shramik train en route to Bihar from Maharashtra
A Shramik special train carrying 1,200 passengers of whom mostly are migrant labourers is on its way to Bihar.
First published: May 06, 2020 06:16 IST