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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost 50 young IRS officers submit policy suggestions for reviving India's economy, post COVID 19.#IRS: committed to help build Nation's economic immunity.@PMOIndia @nsitharamanoffc @Anurag_Office @FinMinIndia @IncomeTaxIndia pic.twitter.com/vZVqd9HG5S— IRS Association (@IRSAssociation) April 25, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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