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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.

11:50 AM IST

'Fear of Covid-19 began post-lockdown': Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi said that fear regarding Covid-19 has begun post-lockdown. He said that the Covid-19 cannot affect Indians who do not suffer from comorbidity as much, but fear has taken over people's minds.

11:48 AM IST

'PM cannot fight Covid-19 in a centralised manner': Rahul Gandhi

'India is not in a normal situation, so there cannot be a normal solution', says Rahul Gandhi. He said PM has to devolve power and work with chief ministers. He also said Covid-19 cannot be fought from the PMO.

11:43 AM IST

'We do not guide our CMs, we let them take decisions': Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said ex-PM Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh do not guide CMs or force their suggestions. He said that there is need for more decentralization.

11:41 AM IST

'AarogyaSetu should be open-sourced like it was done in Singapore': Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said transparency is necessary to bring relief in the times of crisis.

11:37 AM IST

'We need strong CMs, DMs or even farmers': Rahul Gandhi

'PM has a different style but we need super strong CMs, local leaders, DMs to fight Covid-19 and limit it on a local level," says the Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi.

11:37 AM IST

'India has to restart domestic consumption': Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said that India needs to start domestic consumption in order to spur economic growth. Domestic consumption, the Congress leader reiterated, is the lifeline of the Indian economy.

11:34 AM IST

'You've got to start the engine, not a part of it': Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has said that all parts of the economy need restart sequentially and it cannot be done in gaps. Doing so can hurt the economy, says the Congress lawmaker.

11:32 AM IST

We need to build a wall to protect MSMEs: Rahul Gandhi

"6 month interest subsidy, a credit protection scheme are needed for MSMEs. We have to build a wall around these MSMEs", says Rahul Gandhi, Wayanad Congress MP. He also said that big businesses need protection.

11:30 AM IST

Start putting money into people's household: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said injecting 7,500 into people's household is an immediate need.

11:27 AM IST

Will not criticise anyone, but we need reopening strategy: Rahul Gandhi

Congress' former president said that it is not time to criticize but government should bring in all stakeholders to take a decision on lifting lockdown.

11:22 AM IST

Cannot continue without supporting the needy: Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad MP said lockdown is not a key that it can be turned on or off. He said that Centre needs to understand that this is a massive transition.

11:20 AM IST

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi speaks via videoconference

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has started his virtual press conference on Covid-19.

12:02 PM IST

Banksy's artwork finds a new home

Banksy, whose real identity, is still a mystery has donated his latest artwork to a hospital in Southampton, England.

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10:45 AM IST

INS Jalashwa draws close to Male port

INS Jalashwa is about to reach the Male port to begin evacuation of Indian nationals stuck in Maldives.

10:26 AM IST

85% daily wagers in Ahmedabad hit by lockdown: Report

An IIM-A study revealed that lockdown has come down heavily on Gujarat's daily wage labourers as 85% lost their total incomes or will lose it within the lockdown period.

First published: May 08, 2020 06:09 IST