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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.

04:28 PM IST

Revised list of red, green and orange zones will be released soon: Govt

Revision in list of red, green and orange zones will be released soon, says govt

04:27 PM IST

We have to learn to live with the virus: Health Ministry Spokesperson

We have to learn to live with the virus, it is a big challenge, says health ministry spokesperson.

04:21 PM IST

Railways has converted 5231 coaches as Covid-19 care centres

Railways has converted 5231 coaches as COVID care centres. They will be placed on 215 identified stations&will be used for treatment of mild&very mild cases while ensuring that different coaches are designated for suspected & confirmed cases: Lav Agrawal, Jt Secy, Health Ministry

04:14 PM IST

India recorded 3,390 new Covid-19 new cases in last 24 hrs: Health Ministry

In the last 24 hours, there were 3,390 new Covid-19 positive cases and 1,273 recoveries. The recovery percentage is now 29.36%. Till now, 16,540 patients have been cured and 37,916 patients are under active medical supervision: Lav Agrawal, Jt Secy, Health Ministry

04:10 PM IST

216 districts with no Covid-19 cases

216 districts with no Covid-19 cases, 36 districts haven't reported any new cases in the last 14 days

04:09 PM IST

Recovery rate is improving in the country: Health Ministry spokesperson


16,540 COVID-19 patients, about 29.36 per cent of total cases, have recovered so far; 1,273 recovered in last 24 hours: Union health ministry

Recovery rate is improving in the country: Health Ministry spokesperson


04:06 PM IST

INS Jalashwa has reached Maldives, will reach Kochi with around 700 people by May 10: Spokesperson

INS Jalashwa has reached Maldives, will reach Kochi with around 700 people by May 10: Spokesperson

04:03 PM IST

Railways has run 22 special trains for stranded migrants, tourists, students, so far: Home Ministry spokesperson

Home Ministry official spokesperson is addressing a press conference. She says," Railways has run 22 special trains and about 2.5 lakh people have been availed of this facility.

India has started bringing back stranded Indians from abroad, she said.

03:57 PM IST

Migrant workers shouldn't risk lives by travelling in unsafe manner: Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that migrant workers in the state should wait till their turn comes and arrangements are made for their return. They should not risk their lives by travelling in an unsafe manner: PTI

03:54 PM IST

30 new Covid-19 cases reported among BSF personnel

Thirty new cases of Covid-19 among BSF personnel have been reported from different establishments in the country, ANI reported on Friday. Among these, six cases have been reported from Delhi and 24 from Tripura.

According to BSF statement, all of them are under the best available medical care at AIIMS, Jhajjar and at GB Pant Hospital in Agartala, .

03:27 PM IST

Flight carrying 167 J-K medical students from Bangladesh reaches Srinagar

A special flight, carrying 167 medical students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, arrived in Srinagar from Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Friday as part of the Centre's efforts to bring back Indians stranded abroad, reports PTI.

"Total 167 students arrived at Srinagar airport in the special flight from Dhaka this afternoon," an official said.

Officials said the students were undergoing screening at the airport after which they will be sent to administrative quarantine for a period of 14 days as mandated under the guidelines issued for curbing the spread of COVID-19.

03:10 PM IST

Delhi has nearly 6,000 Covid-19 cases: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

There are 5,980 Covid-19 cases in Delhi right now, health minister Satyendar Jain was reported as saying by ANI on Friday.

He said that on Thursday, 448 new coronavirus cases were registered and 389 patients recovered after treatment.

The total number of patients that have recovered in the state now stands at 1,931. Among those undergoing treatment, 87 people are in ICU and 13 are on ventilator, said Jain.

02:55 PM IST

All university students except those in final yr to be promoted without exam in Maharashtra: Minister

Maharashtra will promote all university students except those in the final year, to the next class without holding exams, state's higher and technical education minister Uday Samant said on Friday.

The decision has been taken in view of the Covid-19 lockdown. The minister said that exams for final year students will be held in July.: ANI

02:25 PM IST

India's drug regulator okays clinical trial of Favipiravir for Covid-19 treatment: CSIR DG

The Drug Controller General of India has given approval for clinical trials of Favipiravir which is used in influenza in Japan, China etc & could be potentially useful against Covid-19 and a phytopharmaceutical which is an extract of a plant, CSIR Director General Shekhar Mande said on Friday, reports ANI.

02:19 PM IST

Russia's Covid-19 cases rise by more than 10,000 for 6th straight day

The number of new coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 10,699 over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 187,859, the coronavirus crisis response centre said on Friday, reports Reuters.

It was the sixth consecutive day that cases had risen by more than 10,000, but down on Thursday's record daily rise of 11,231.

It also reported 98 new fatalities from COVID-19, bringing the total death toll in Russia to 1,723.

First published: May 08, 2020 06:09 IST