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Highlights| Six employees of Mumbai's Taj hotel test positive for coronavirus

Shutdown remains the new normal across the world as coronavirus claims lives of more than 100,000 people from across the globe. On Saurday, during his video call with chief ministers of different states, PM Narendra Modi said the next 3-4 weeks are critical to determine impact of steps taken to curb the coronavirus spread.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Apr 23, 2020 13:51 IST
Highlights| Six employees of Mumbai's Taj hotel test positive for coronavirus
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Shutdowns continue in major cities of the world as governments try to contain the Covid-19 contagion. On Saurday, during his video call with chief ministers of different states, PM Narendra Modi said the next 3-4 weeks are critical to determine impact of steps taken to curb the coronavirus spread.

Whereas CMs sought financial package and extension in lockdown, says Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy after meeting with PM, according to PTI.

After the video call, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the lockdown in the state will continue till April 30 to prevent Covid-19 spread. Delhi has become the third state after Punjab and Odisha to extend the lockdown.

11:28 PM IST

Six employees of Mumbai's Taj hotel test positive for coronavirus

Six employees of Taj hotel in Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus and have been admitted in Bombay hospital, officials from Bombay hospital and Brihanmumbai municipal corporation (BMC) told HT.

09:35 PM IST

IndiGo employee dies of coronavirus infection

Budget carrier IndiGo on Saturday said one of its staff passed away due to coronavirus infection in Chennai.

"We are extremely sorry and saddened by the demise of one of our beloved employees in Chennai due to infection of Covid 19 virus," an airline spokesperson told PTI on Saturday.

09:31 PM IST

Telangana to extend lockdown till April 30

Lockdown in Telangana to be extended till April 30. The announcement came hours after chief ministers' video call with PM Modi on Saturday. Apart from Telangana, Punjab, Odisha and Maharashtra have extended the lockdown till April 30 as well.

09:06 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 187 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches to 1,761

Maharashtra reports 187 new Covid-19 cases today in the state, taking the state tally to 1,761. 17 new deaths due to coronavirus were reported in the state.

08:42 PM IST

Chhattisgarh govt makes wearing masks in public places compulsory

Chhattisgarh Government makes wearing of masks compulsory in public places, according to news agency ANI.

07:44 PM IST

New York City schools closed for rest of year amid Covid-19 pandemic

1.1 million-pupil public school system will be closed for the rest of the school year as the city struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Saturday, according to a report in AP.

Public schools in New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the virus outbreak, have been closed since March 16. A massive effort to move instruction online has met with mixed success in the city, where many low-income students lack Wi-Fi and devices for connecting to their virtual classrooms.

07:19 PM IST

Karnataka extends lockdown for two weeks with some relaxations

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced that the statewide lockdown will be extended for another fortnight after April 14 but with certain relaxations to agricultural and industrial sectors to ensure minimal impact on the economy. The CM was briefing media after a nearly four-hour long video conference that PM Modi had with CM’s of all states.

07:07 PM IST

10 new Covid-19 cases reported in Kerala today: Kerala CM

"10 new Covid-19 cases reported in Kerala today; 7 from Kannur, 1 from Kozhikode, 2 from Kasaragod. 7 have foreign travel history while 3 have contact history with positive Covid-19 patients. Total number of cases stands at 373 now, of which 228 are active cases," says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, as quoted by ANI.

07:05 PM IST

MP govt allows use of MLA funds for battling coronavirus

The Planning, Economics and Statistics Department of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday issued an order allowing utilisation of MLA Local Area Development Fund (MLALADF) for dealing with coronavirus crisis, reported PTI.

06:17 PM IST

US reports highest daily virus toll as Easter opens in lockdown

The United States became the first country to report more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, marking a grim milestone as billions around the world celebrated the Easter holiday weekend under lockdown from home, according to a report in AFP.

05:35 PM IST

We have been successful in preventing Covid-19 spread to some extent: CM Uddhav Thackeray

On Monday, we will complete 5 weeks since the first case of Coronavirus was reported in the state. We can say that till now we have been successful in preventing the multiplication of the number of cases up to some extent: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

05:24 PM IST

Coronavirus cases in India mount to 7529, death toll touches 242

Coronavirus cases in India rose to 7,529, taking the death toll to 242. To contain the spread of the virus, Punjab, Odisha and Maharashtra extended the lockdown till April 30.

05:21 PM IST

Maharashtra will continue lockdown till April 30: CM Uddhav Thackeray

"Maharashtra will continue to be locked down till April 30. The state will show the way to the country even in these tough times," said CM Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday after video call with PM Modi over coronavirus outbreak.

05:04 PM IST

PM suggests measures for agriculture sector to facilitate sale of farm produce

PM suggests specific measures for agriculture and allied sector including modification of agri-market laws to facilitate sale of farm produce, reports PTI.

05:03 PM IST

Next 3-4 weeks critical to determine impact of steps taken: PM Modi

Next 3-4 weeks critical to determine impact of steps taken till now to curb spread of the virus: PM tells chief ministers on Covid-19 fight, according to news agency PTI.

First published: Apr 11, 2020 05:29 IST