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Saturday, Sep 26, 2020

Covid-19 Highlights: France registers big slump in deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus disease crossed another grim milestone after the global death tally crossed the 2 lakh mark. Global recovery rate from Covid-19 is hovering close to 29%. In India, 26,917 cases have been recorded.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Apr 27, 2020 06:55 IST
Covid-19 Highlights: France registers big slump in deaths in last 24 hours

Covid-19 infections are set to cross 3 million mark with 2,00,000 people dead globally. With over 800,000 people recovered, global recovery rates have gone up to 29%. India's death toll due to Covid-19 has reached 26,917 with 826 people dead nationwide. Canada, US, Germany and Spain along with India seek to loosen lockdown restrictions as economies seek to heal from the devastating blow of the pandemic.

While addressing the nation in his monthly Mann Ki Baat programme, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India has adopted a people-driven approach to face the threat posed by Covid-19 pandemic.

Follow LIVE updates of how Covid-19 is affecting everyone:

10:28 PM IST

France registers big slump in Covid-19 deaths in last 24 hours

Big fall in COVID-19 deaths in France in last 24 hours, reports news agency AFP quoting health officials.

10:25 PM IST

Sri Lanka extends virus lockdown

Sri Lanka reversed plans to end its virus lockdown on Monday, extending it for another week after a spike in coronavirus infections led to a recall of military personnel on leave.

Within hours of announcing on Saturday that the nationwide restrictions imposed on March 20 would be lifted, the government revoked the order and extended them to May 4.

Army chief Shavendra Silva said on behalf of the army, navy and air force that the leave of all military personnel was cancelled.

08:15 PM IST

Gujarat clocks 3,301 Covid-19 cases, 151 deaths

230 new Covid-19 cases in Gujarat take tally to 3,301; death toll reaches 151 with another 18 victims: Official

06:58 PM IST

Covid-19 death toll rises to 36 in Rajasthan

Death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 36 in Rajasthan after a 60-year-old woman died in Jodhpur. Number of cases in the state have climbed to 2,152, according to Health department official.

06:46 PM IST

Spain's daily Covid-19 death toll drops to 288

Spain's daily coronavirus death toll dropped to 288 on Sunday, the country's lowest figure since March 20, reported news agency AFP.

06:38 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in West Bengal rise to 461

Coronavirus cases in West Bengal have gone up to 461, and the death toll has touched 20, according to West Bengal Health Department.

06:24 PM IST

IRS officers submit suggestions for reviving Indian economy post Covid-19, govt condemns them

Around 50 young IRS officers have submitted policy suggestions for reviving India's economy, post-Covid-19. The govt viewed action of these IRS officials as an act of indiscipline and violation of conduct rules.

06:13 PM IST

Live off indigenous goods during pandemic: Mohan Bhagwat's appeal to Indians

"During the Covid-19 outbreak, use as much indigenous goods as possible and try to live without using imported items," RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat appealed to people.

06:09 PM IST

India handled Covid-19 pandemic effectively: Mohan Bhagwat

"India handled Covid-19 pandemic effectively as government and people responded proactively to this crisis," said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

05:59 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh Covid-19 infection tally touched 40

Forty cases of coronavirus have been reported in Himachal Pradesh. Out of this, 13 are active cases. The state has reported one death till date, said Himachal Pradesh Health Department.

05:46 PM IST

India’s Covid-19 count rises to 26,917 cases, 826 deaths reported

Coronavirus cases in India have gone up to 26,917, and 826 people have lost their lives due to the virus, according to health ministry.

05:41 PM IST

RSS cancelled all programmes in March itself: Mohan Bhagwat

"When people were bound by some rules and guidelines, they felt that they are being prohibited from doing things. RSS made a decision in March itself and cancelled all its programs till June-end. But some people might feel that govt is prohibiting our programmes," said RSS chief M Bhagwat.

05:31 PM IST

4 fresh Covid-19 cases in Bihar take state tally to 259

Four fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in Bihar. The total number of cases in the state has gone to up 259 now.

05:00 PM IST

31 journalists have been discharged today after their second Covid-19 report came negative: BMC

31 journalists have been discharged today after their second Covid-19 report came negative. All have been advised for 14 days home quarantine: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

04:39 PM IST

MNCs, IT, BPO offices in Gurgaon may have to 'work from home' till July end in view of Covid-19 crisis

MNCs, IT, BPO offices in Gurgaon may have to 'work from home' till July end in view of Covid-19 crisis. Several real estate projects in Gurgaon permitted to resume construction in accordance with social distancing norms: Senior Haryana government official, reports PTI.

First published: Apr 26, 2020 05:31 IST