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.
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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.
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.
Union minister says fuel demand growth could normalise by mid-May
Petroleum and Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan told IHS Markit's CERAWeek conversations that India's fuel demand growth could return to normal levels by mid-May, according to Reuters. "Since last two week there is a gradual increase in the demand, very slow ... but we are confident by middle of May we will be moving towards the normal position. That's our calculation," Pradhan said.
BCCI treasurer Dhumal says Indian team ready to accept quarantine
Board of Control for Cricket in India treasurer Arun Dhumal said the Indian cricket team will make the sacrifice and go in quarantine to save the test series in Australia towards the end of the year. Kohli's men will play Australia but will need to isolate for two weeks under current COVID-19 rules. "There is no choice -- everyone will have to do that (quarantine). You would want to resume the cricket," AFP quoted Dhumal speaking to Fairfax newspapers.
Boy in Odisha gives peanuts to langurs
A boy can be seen sharing peanuts with langurs in Odisha. The state has reported 245 cases of Covid-19 until Friday morning.
SBI shuts part of LHO in Kolkata
SBI had to sanitise and close down in Kolkata after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Australia plans lifting restrictions by July
The Australian government unveiled a three-tiered plan to get the economy back on track and said a 'Covid-19 safe' environment can be reached by the end of July. Australia has been one of the most successful nations in curbing the contagion, with just under 7,000 cases and 100 deaths among 25 million people.
Flight from Singapore lands in New Delhi
The first flight from Singapore under the Vande Bharat mission has landed in New Delhi from Singapore.
Talk to CMs like a colleague, not like their boss': Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi said PM should call up CMs every three-four days and told Centre not to dilly-dally the economic support.
'Diesel and petrol hikes surprised me': Rahul Gandhi
Congress MP said that diesel and petrol hike decisions were very surprising. He said Centre needs to rethink these hikes.
Petition filed against AarogyaSetu in Kerala HC
A petition has been filed against the directions issued by the Centre against making AarogyaSetu download mandatory in the Kerala HC.
A writ petition has been filed in the Kerala High Court, challenging the directions issued by the Central Government to make the use of 'Aarogya Setu' app mandatory for public and private employees. pic.twitter.com/yGbHsNhFpa— ANI (@ANI) May 8, 2020
'Urge the PM to not delay financial packages anymore': Rahul
' ₹10,000 urgent income support for farmers is necessary," says Rahul Gandhi. he also urged the PM to support the poor.
'Let states decide on zones, not Centre': Rahul Gandhi
'The chief minister should tell PM about which zones are red or green. When Centre decides on the zones, we go back in the fight against the pandemic," says Congress' Lower House MP.
'It is right of Indians to return home, Govt shouldn't bully them': Rahul
Rahul Gandhi said people need to go home safely and Govt should make sure of that.
'Even BJP CMs feel aid is not distributed properly': Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi, Congress MP, said that there is clear input from Cong-ruled state that Centre Covid-19 relief has not reached people. He also said that he informally came to know that CMs from BJP-ruled states feel aid is not being distributed universally.
'Peak can happen post June-July too': Rahul Gandhi
The Lok Sabha MP from Kerala says Covid-19 cases can peak post June-July but transition needs to start.
First published: May 08, 2020 06:09 IST