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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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.
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.
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.
PM launches Covidwarriors.gov.in
PM launched a digital portal called Covidwarriors.gov.in 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.
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.
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.
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.
Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson will return to work at the start of this week, according to reports, just hours after it was announced the UK's #coronavirus death toll has passed the "tragic" milestone of 20,000 https://t.co/vf0eNmGPU0 pic.twitter.com/PL75dlnQoh— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 26, 2020
Laxmi Nagar food distribution drive by Delhi Govt
Following social distancing norms food is being distributed to the needy in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi.
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.
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.
I am very happy to inform you that all our people have downloaded the Aarogya Setu application and should anyone get affected, we would be able to pick that up very soon. We would be able to ensure that the spread does not happen: Chief Of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on COVID19 pic.twitter.com/ROSbdoTA2Q— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2020
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.
#WATCH COVID19 has taught us a lesson that the time has now come to be self-reliant...In India, when we're looking at becoming a regional power, we'll have to support others¬ be dependent on support. It becomes important we support Make in India: CDS General Bipin Rawat pic.twitter.com/BI91RZPHcJ— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2020
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.
This is a time when certain directions have been issued which we have to adhere if we want to fight the menace of COVID19. Patience and discipline will help us overcome this problem of COVID19: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat to ANI https://t.co/Ko6VmiRZyZ— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2020
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.
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.
First published: Apr 26, 2020 05:31 IST