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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:

11:15 AM IST

State governments have set the right example: PM

PM lauded local administration and every state government are leaving no stone unturned in order to defeat pandemic.

11:13 AM IST

Strict action against discriminating against Covid-19 warriors: PM

PM said strict measures will be taken against people hurting or discriminating against Covid-19 warriors.

11:10 AM IST

PM says medicines are being sent to rural areas

PM said a flight was arranged to ensure that medicines reach to the people who need it the most amid the lockdown.

11:44 AM IST

PM launches

PM launched a digital portal called and asked people to join the fight against the pandemic. He said it has been used by healthcare and frontline workers to develop united front against Covid-19.

11:44 AM IST

Fight against Covid-19 people-driven, says PM Modi

PM Modi has said that farmers unfazed by the pandemic are working hard to provide food and doctors are working against the clock to fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

10:58 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi will soon begin his radio address

PM Narendra Modi will begin his radio address Mann Ki Baat shortly, you can listen to his speech here.

10:25 AM IST

UK death toll crosses 20,000

British PM Boris Johnson will resume work from Monday but the death in UK have crossed the 20,000 mark and pressure increases on the government to roll out measures both healthwise and economic to dull the effects of the pandemic.

10:12 AM IST

Laxmi Nagar food distribution drive by Delhi Govt

Following social distancing norms food is being distributed to the needy in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi.

09:48 AM IST

Arsenal reopens it's training ground to players

"Players will be permitted access to the Colney grounds next week," the North London football club said in a statement. Premier League in England is currently suspended due to Covid-19.

09:36 AM IST

CDS chief says all personnel downloaded Aarogya Setu app

CDS Rawat said downloading the app will enable them to track if any personnel has fallen ill or not.

09:30 AM IST

Covid-19 taught India self-reliance: CDS

Highlighting the necessity of Make in India and how it will strengthen India's regional prowess, CDS Rawat said Covid-19 outlined the path of self-reliance for India.

09:24 AM IST

CDS Chief Bipin Rawat says patience will help overcome Covid-19

CDS General B Rawat told ANI that citizens should adhere to the directions issued by the government if the fight against Covid-19 has to be won.

08:57 AM IST

Odisha reports 3 fresh cases, over 100 people affected statewide

Odisha has 103 cases of Covid-19, a state health department official told PTI. The state has reported a signle Covid-19 death so far.

08:48 AM IST

India Covid-19 cases reach 26,496

India has recorded 26,496 cases of Covid-19, as 1,990 fresh cases were reported. Around 22% of the total patients have recovered. Death toll all over the nation has touched 824. Gujarat and Maharashtra account for 40.37% of the cases and 55.33% of the deaths reported nationwide.

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08:30 AM IST

Mexico cases rise above 13,000

Mexico has reported 970 new cases of Covid-19 taking the national tally to 13,842. 84 people died taking the death toll in the Latin American country to 1,305.

First published: Apr 26, 2020 05:31 IST