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Highlights: 9,318 infected by Covid-19 in Maharashtra, 729 new cases reported

With over 3 million cases globally, Covid-19 continues to keep people indoors and bringing economies to a grinding halt. Governments globally look towards easing restrictions to allow resumption of normal life.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Apr 28, 2020 23:27 IST
Highlights: 9,318 infected by Covid-19 in Maharashtra, 729 new cases reported
Coronavirus update: A resident undergoes thermal screening at an apartment in Gurugram on Monday.

Coronavirus cases in India are nearing the 30,000-mark as the count of total cases climbed to 29,974, while the death toll stood at 937, according to latest figures released by the Union ministry of health on Tuesday evening.

Covid-19 has halted economic activities globally as more than 3 million remain infected and rest of the world remains indoors. States in India have allowed resumption of some activities to stop the country's economy from suffering from more losses due to the pandemic.

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11:27 PM IST

Mumbai has 5,982 Covid-19 cases, state tally reaches 9,318

Maharashtra reported 729 fresh cases. Death toll in the state has reached 400.

11:11 PM IST

206 fresh cases reported in the Capital

Delhi now has 3,314 cases of Covid-19.

10:53 PM IST

Delhi now has 100 containment zones

Delhi's number of containment zones has increased to 100. 11 new areas have been added to the existing list.

10:53 PM IST

12k jobs slashed by British airliner

British Airways slashed 12k jobs due to Covid-19.

09:58 PM IST

Mumbai Covid-19 tally inches towards 6,000

5,982 Covid-19 cases have been reported from Mumbai. 244 patients have died until now.

09:57 PM IST

Greece seeks to ease restrictions post May 4

Greece will seek to gradually ease lockdown norms from May 4.

09:42 PM IST

Group of German doctors protest against lack of PPE

Several German doctors and health-workers posed naked online to protest lack of PPE in hospital across Germany. "I learned how to stitch wounds, why do I now have to learn how to stitch masks?" reads a placard held by a female doctor with a stethoscope and a red mask in one photo.

09:20 PM IST

PM Modi speaks to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

PM Modi thanked his Canadian counterpart for looking after Indian citizens during the pandemic.

08:43 PM IST

Russia to consider gradual end of lockdown from May 12

Russian president Vladimir Putin said that Russia will consider ending Covid-19 quarantines from May 12 in a gradual manner.

08:17 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh governor tests negative for Covid-19

AP Guv Biswabhusan Harichandan tested negative for Covid-19. 4 of his staff-members had tested positive for Covid-19 2 days ago.

08:43 PM IST

Moody's cuts India's growth forecast to 0.2%

Moody's had earlier projected that India's growth will be 2.5% in March. It has now lowered India's growth rate to 0.2%.

08:17 PM IST

Portugal to lift emergency on May 3

President Rebelo de Sousa said that Portugal needs to take small steps as the lockdown will be lifted on May 3 and remember at the same time containment is still key.

07:42 PM IST

Livelihoods need to be secure: S Jaishankar

MEA minister S Jaishankar , who is attending the BRICS meet, highlighted that livelihoods and incomes should not bear the brunt of Covid-19.

07:39 PM IST

French sports cannot resume before September

France cannot resume its football season and rugby season before September. French PM told the press.

07:35 PM IST

France to lift lockdown on May 11

French PM said that restaurants and bars will not reopen and asked institutions to allow work from home.

First published: Apr 28, 2020 06:09 IST