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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:

08:28 AM IST

China reports zero deaths, 11 new Covid-19 cases

China has reported fresh 11 cases on Saturday. This is the 11th day in a row with no deaths for the nation which fell prey to the coronavirus disease.

07:56 AM IST

NBA facilities to reopen

An AP report says NBA will allow players to return to team training facilities in case there are no stay at home orders on their respective states. For those teams in cities where stay-at-home orders still make such a return impossible, the NBA said it would work to find “alternative arrangements,” the person with knowledge of the matter said.

07:43 AM IST

Chennai deserted on 1st day of three-day lockdown

Visuals from Koyambedu in Chennai show deserted city roads as Tamil Nadu CM enforces strict lockdown for three days.

07:00 AM IST

Social distancing norms flouted in Azadpur wholesale market

Social distancing norms, as seen in the pictures shared by ANI in the tweet, are being flouted in Delhi Azadpur wholesale fruit and vegetable market.

06:56 AM IST

US has close to a million Covid-19 infections

More than 53,511 people have died due to Covid-19 in the US. AFP quoted a Johns Hopkins tally where it also showed US leads in the number of infections with 936,293 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

06:54 AM IST

S Jaishankar spoke to several foreign ministers of African nations

MEA minister Jaishankar spoke to several African nations' foreign ministers to take stock of how nations are tackling the pandemic in the continent.

06:54 AM IST

Over 2 lakh dead globally

An AFP tally outlined that Covid-19 has now claimed over 2 lakh lives across the planet.

06:17 AM IST

US records close 2.5k deaths in a single day

A Johns Hopkins tally shows that 2,494 deaths were recorded within 24 hours in US.

06:10 AM IST

'Canada's reopening doesn't hinge on widespread immunity': Trudeau

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said Canada would work towards a cautious reopening of the nation and the economy and the idea of reopening does not base itself on the idea of widespread immunity among the people.

05:58 AM IST

US president Donald Trump says no more WH Covid-19 briefings

US president Donald Trump sidelines himself finally after his disinfectant claim caused furore across the US. He blamed US media for the outrage in his tweet and gave out no press briefing.

First published: Apr 26, 2020 05:31 IST