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Highlights: Delhi's Covid-19 tally goes up to 6,318 including 68 deaths

Economies try to minimize losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as nations reopen for businesses. Russia and Brazil see a huge spike in infections. Maharashtra, in India, remains worst-hit by Covid-19.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: May 08, 2020 23:56 IST
Highlights: Delhi's Covid-19 tally goes up to 6,318 including 68 deaths
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Coronavirus disease has not only become a health emergency that has left people locked inside but has also blocked economic growth for almost all countries of the planet. With close to 40 lakh infected around the world, Covid-19 infections continue to grow across nations as they look to gradually reopen.

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Russia overtook France and Germany to be the fifth worst-affected country. Brazil President Bolsonaro’s spokesman tests positive as the nation becomes a hotspot. In India, Maharashtra and Delhi record a huge spike as cases recorded reach 56,342 with 1,886 deaths nationwide.

10:57 PM IST

'We may be talking about 95,000 deaths or more from Covid-19': Trump

US President Trump says, "we may be talking about 95,000 deaths ultimately or more from coronavirus," reports Reuters.

10:52 PM IST

Assam increases excise duty on liquor by 25%

The Assam government has increased the excise duty on liquor by 25%, Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said on Friday: ANI

10:47 PM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 tally goes up to 6,318

Covid-19 cases in Delhi climbed to 6,318 on Friday while the death toll rose to 68, said ANI quoting Delhi health department. These included 338 new Covid-19 positive cases, 2020 recovered patients, 4230 active cases and 68 deaths: Delhi Health Department

10:14 PM IST

Karnataka allows clubs, bars, restaurants to sell liquor in takeaway form till May 17

Karnataka government allows clubs, bars and restaurants to sell liquor in takeaway form at maximum retail price till May 17 to clear their existing stock, according to an official order, reports PTI.

09:38 PM IST

Rajasthan's Covid-19 death toll crosses 100-mark

Rajasthan reported 152 new Covid-19 positive cases today; the total number of cases in the state is now 3579, death toll 103: Rajasthan Health Department

09:17 PM IST

15 more SRPF jawans of SPRF Group7 tested positive for Covid-19 in Pune's Daund

15 more SRPF jawans of SPRF Group7 tested positive for Covid-19 in Pune's Daund. There are total 27 positive cases in SRPF Group 7 and 160 other jawans have been kept under quarantine. They were all posted in Mumbai on Covid-19 duty: Commandant, State Police Reserve Force, Group 7

09:10 PM IST

Mumbai's tally of Covid-19 patients grows to 11,967 with 748 new cases

Mumbai's tally of Covid-19 patients grows to 11,967 with 748 new cases; death toll reaches 462 with 25 more fatalities: BMC, reports PTI.

09:06 PM IST

PM Modi conveyed his condolences for loss of lives in Italy due to Covid-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a phone call today with Italian PM Giuseppe Conte. He conveyed his condolences for the loss of lives in Italy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic: Prime Minister's Office

08:38 PM IST

With 1089 new cases, Maharashtra's tally crosses 19,000

Maharashtra's Covid-19 count jumps to 19,063 as 1,089 new cases registered on Friday: State health department.

37 people have died from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 731 in the state. Number of recovered/discharged patients stands at 3470: Maharashtra Health Department

08:37 PM IST

No success yet in breaking coronavirus `chain': Uddhav Thackeray

No success yet in breaking virus `chain', admits Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray: PTI

08:28 PM IST

Maharashtra govt may deploy central forces to allow police force to rest: CM

Maharashtra Government may seek deployment of Central forces, if needed, to allow police personnel to take rest in phases, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday, reports PTI.

08:12 PM IST

'You and I are soldiers in coronavirus fight': Mahararashtra CM tells citizens

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray denied reports that the army will be deployed in Mumbai amid the lockdown.

"There have been rumours since a few days that army will be deployed in Mumbai and all shops will be shut. Till now whatever I have done, I have taken you all in confidence and done it. Army will not be deployed. You and I are the soldiers in the fight against Coronavirus," he said.

08:09 PM IST

Air India flight reaches San Francisco airport

Air India flight AI 173 with 80 passengers from India reached San Francisco airport today. : ANI.

08:09 PM IST

25 new Covid-19 cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi

Twenty five new Covid-19 positive cases were reported in Mumbai's Dharavi today, taking the total number of cases in the area to 808, death toll to 26, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC): ANI

07:50 PM IST

Himachal Cabinet okays increasing curfew relaxation from 5 to 7 hrs

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has also given nod to increase the curfew relaxation to 7 hours from 5 hours every day.: ANI

First published: May 08, 2020 06:09 IST