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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:

01:39 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi urges PM to act fast on test kits

Wayanad's MP also highlighted that tests need to be scaled up from 40k/day to 1 lakh/day.

01:09 PM IST

Protests against West Bengal CM by BJP leaders

Union minister Babul Supriyo expressed his unhappiness over West Bengal CM's handling of the pandemic in the state.

12:58 PM IST

Germany reports 1,737 fresh Covid-19 cases

The Robert Koch Institute said that Germany has 154,175 cases of coronavirus and 140 deaths.

12:48 PM IST

Ex-PM highlights lack of testing facilities

Former PM Manmohan Singh says India will not be able to abate the pandemic if more testing facilities are not brought up.

12:45 PM IST

Delhi-Sonipat border sealed

Delhi-Sonipat border has been sealed by Sonipat DM. The sealing will remain till May 3.

12:41 PM IST

Following areas in Delhi, Mumbai have turned into green zones from being pollution hotspots

In Delhi, eight locations - Vinobapuri, Adarsh Nagar, Vasundhara, Sahibabad, Ashram road, Punjabi Bagh, Okhla and Badarpur - which were pollution hotspots have now become green zones. In Mumbai - Worli, Borivali and Bhandup - too have decreased pollution significantly. Gufran Beig, director of SAFAR told PTI that air quality index in these areas now lie in 'good' or 'satisfactory' category.

12:16 PM IST

Delhi CM asks people to say no to communalism

Delhi CM Kejriwal said that people should not let communalism win. Delhi CM said plasma therapy can also promote communal harmony.

12:45 PM IST

Requesting recovered patients to donate plasma: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM Kejriwal says plasma therapy is yielding results. He said coronavirus recovered patients can donate plasma to save others.

12:07 PM IST

No shops will open in containment areas: Delhi CM

Delhi CM says shops will be closed in containment areas. He said MHA order does not apply to market or market complexes.

11:44 AM IST

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha banters regarding hairstyle

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha says if saloons continue to remain closed everyone will end up sporting Congress leader Jairam Ramesh's hairstyle.

11:29 AM IST

PM wishes Muslims on Ramadan

PM says it is sad that Ramadan is being celebrated under the shadow of Covid-19. He prayed that Covid-19 is defeated before Eid. He also wished Jains on the holy anniversary of Tirthankara Swami Rishabhdeva and Lingayat community of the anniversary of the seer Basava.

11:25 AM IST

PM wishes citizens on Akshaya Tritiya

PM says farmers are like Krishna, who provided the akshaya patra, ensuring food grains reach out to the people.

11:23 AM IST

PM said masks are a must

PM Modi said wearing masks might be a new practice to stop the spread of Covid-19, but it will soon be the new normal so that the contagion can be broken. He also said due to the pandemic people have stopped spitting in public.

11:22 AM IST

We do not have confidence on our own culture: PM

PM said India needs to believe on its history, sciences along with believing that it also has a role to play when it comes to evidence-based findings but Indians tend to believe what other foreign researchers or findings say.

11:16 AM IST

People saw Police's human face: PM

PM said police force's humanitarian side has come into the fore as they have taken every step to ensure needy people get food and senior citizens are taken care of and overall citizens do not face trouble.

First published: Apr 26, 2020 05:31 IST