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Highlights: PM Modi says ‘a big thank you to our frontline Covid-19 warriors’

Coronavirus continues to infect the world with global cases crossing 3.3 million cases. India has extended the national lockdown by 2 more weeks.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 01, 2020 23:49 IST
Highlights: PM Modi says ‘a big thank you to our frontline Covid-19 warriors’

With 1,755 cases recorded over 24-hours, India's tally of cases has touched 35,365 mark with 1,152 deaths. More than 3.3 million people continue to be infected by Covid-19.


India has extended its lockdown by two weeks starting from May 4. The government has allowed considerable relaxations in green zones (districts where there has been no cases in the last 21 days) and orange zones (districts where no cases have been reported for than two weeks). Red zones (districts where cases continue to be reported ) will only allow essential services.


A Bloomberg report predicted that the pandemic way extend well beyond 2022 as economies across the world struggle to mitigate losses. WHO hopes that China will join investigations to search origins of Covid-19.

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Here are the latest updates on coronavirus outbreak from around the world:

11:30 PM IST

In Europe, covid-19 death toll surpasses 140,000

The death toll in Europe due to SARS-Cov-2 virus outbreak crosses 140,000 mark, reports news agency AFP.

11:06 PM IST

90 more coronavirus cases in MP, tally 2,715, eight deaths

With 90 people testing positive since previous night including 29 in Indore, the number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 2,715 on Friday, health officials said, reports PTI.

11:03 PM IST

8 housing colonies reopened in Ghaziabad, downgraded to orange zone

The Ghaziabad district administration on Friday opened eight residential societies after no COVID-19 case was reported in 14 days there, officials said, reports PTI.

10:30 PM IST

PM Modi says ‘a big thank you to our frontline Covid-19 warriors’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the armed forces have always kept the nation safe. Even in times of disasters, they are out there helping people. Now they are in a unique way saying thank you to the frontline COVID-19 warriors for their endeavor towards making India Covid-19 free.

10:18 PM IST

PM Modi holds review meet to discuss education sector: PMO

Prime Minister Modi today held a review meeting to discuss education sector- Special emphasis was given on use of technology in education sector&enhancing learning &adapting by use of technology such as on-line classes,education portal&class-wise broadcast on dedicated education channels, the Prime Minister's office said, reports ANI.

10:16 PM IST

Special train carrying migrant labourers leaves from Maharashtra to Bhopal

A 'Shramik Special train' carrying migrant labourers leaves from Nashik railway station for Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, reports ANI.

09:58 PM IST

25 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Jammu and Kashmir

With 25 new Covid-19 positive cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) on Friday reached 639, reports ANI.

09:50 PM IST

Covid-19 death toll in UK reaches 27,510, says report

Deaths due to coronavirus in the United Kingdom have now reached 27,510, health minister said, reports AFP.

09:38 PM IST

Delhi reports 223 new cases, total cases in state mount to 3,738

New Delhi recorded 223 new cases and 2 fresh deaths due to the novel coronavirus. The total positive cases in the state stand at 3,738, reports PTI.

09:26 PM IST

All New York schools to remain closed through spring, says Governor Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that New York schools and colleges will remain closed through the rest of the academic year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo said that it’s too risky to open up schools again this spring, and that he wants to keep children and educators safe, reports AP.

09:23 PM IST

South Africa begins easing lockdown, allows some industries to reopen

South Africa began to gradually ease its strict coronavirus lockdown on Friday, allowing some industries to reopen after five weeks of restrictions that plunged its struggling economy deeper into turmoil, reports AFP.

09:21 PM IST

Gurudwara in Nanded closed as 91 more pilgrims test positive for coronavirus

Local authorities sealed Nanded’s Hazur Sahib gurdwara on Friday, hours before Punjab reported that 91 more people who returned from the shrine in Maharashtra had tested positive for coronavirus, reports PTI.

08:50 PM IST

Railway ministry cancels all passenger trains including local trains till May 17


All passenger trains services have been cancelled until May 17. Movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places shall be carried out by Shramik special trains. Freight, parcel trains have also been allowed to ply, RD Bajpai, executive director, Ministry of Railways informed via a statement.

08:00 PM IST

MHA says consumption of liqour, paan and gutka in public banned

MHA has strictly banned consumption of liquor, gutka and paan in public.

07:56 PM IST

Aarogya Setu must for people in containment zones: MHA

MHA has made Aarogya Setu app must dfor people living in containment zones.

First published: May 01, 2020 06:56 IST