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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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.
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.
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.
Tamil Nadu: Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has announced a complete lockdown in Chennai from April 26 to April 29, between 6 AM & 9 PM. Visuals from Koyambedu bridge. pic.twitter.com/T2CedLujhO— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2020
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.
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.
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.
'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.
🇨🇦 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada's approach to reopening its economy from the coronavirus shutdown would be "cautious" and not depend on the development of widespread immunity in the population https://t.co/e9WlYemaLJ pic.twitter.com/obVHeoqo9f— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 25, 2020
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.
What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately. They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time & effort!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2020
First published: Apr 26, 2020 05:31 IST