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.
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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.
Here are the latest updates on coronavirus outbreak from around the world:
Covid-19 cases among ITBP
Indo-Tibetan Border Police's 5 officers test positive for Covid-19. 90 troops quarantined.
5 ITBP personnel test positive for COVID-19, at least 90 troops quarantined: Officials— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 1, 2020
CMIE post unemployment rates went up to 26%
Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy showed that India's unemployment rate during lockdown went up to 26%.
WHO 'hopes' China can participate into Covid-19 investigations
WHO will undertake investigations into the zoonotic origins of the novel coronavirus and it hopes China will take part in the investigations.
Tamil Nadu gets ₹300 crore
Tamil Nadu government has received ₹300 crore for fighting the pandemic via the CM relief fund.
Spain's GDP will contract by 9.2%
Covid-19 will hit Spanish GDP hard as the nation's finance ministry feels a 9.2% contraction in the current fiscal year.
BSY requests migrant workers to help rebuild Karnataka
Karnataka CM has requested migrant workers to help rebuild the state so that the economic revival becomes feasible.
Therefore, it is a sincere request to all the migrant workers to stay back in Karnataka & co-operate with us to resume the economic activities once we receive directions from Union Govt: Karnataka Chief Minister's Office https://t.co/7lC9UVHQYB— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2020
Congress slams govt over special train
Congress calls special trains for migrants a knee-jerk reaction from the government towards the current crisis migrant labourers are facing.
Cong terms running of special train for migrants as knee-jerk reaction; too little, too late— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 1, 2020
Singhvi demands economic help for migrant workers
Cong leader AM Singhvi said that fiscal injection is needed for the labour class.
'Fiscal injection' especially designed for labour class is need of the hour: Cong leader Singhvi— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 1, 2020
CM Hemant Soren assures workers, students of return
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren assured migrant workers and students of their return to home. He said that the administration will contact and help people return back to the state.
I assure all students, migrant workers and other people stranded in other states amid #COVID19 lockdown that our administration will soon contact you and help you in coming back to the state. Don't panic: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren pic.twitter.com/2qCs3ZT2yy— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2020
Will go ahead with patience and caution: Uddhav
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said some districts will get conditional relaxations post May 3.
We will surely give relaxations after May 3 seeing the condition of specific areas but be cautious & co-operate, else whatever we have achieved in the past few days will be lost. So, we will go ahead with patience and caution: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/cibBxFEmol— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2020
Pakistan house speaker Qaiser has Covid-19
Pakistan house speaker Asad Qaiser has Covid-19. He had met Imran Khan, Pakistan PM, a day earlier.
میرا کورونا وائرس کا ٹیسٹ مثبت آیا ہے۔ میں نے خود کو اپنے گھر میں قرنطینہ کر لیا ہے۔ میری پوری قوم سے درخواست ہے کہ وہ احتیاط کریں۔— Asad Qaiser (@AsadQaiserPTI) April 30, 2020
دعا کی درخواست ہے۔
Viktor Orban, Hungary PM, warns of second wave
Orban said that a second wave of Covid-19 can occur in the months of October/November.
Full list of Covid-19 red zones is out
The Centre has listed 130 districts in the green zone. Find the full list here.
Union Health Ministry lists 130 districts in red zone, 284 in orange zone & 319 in green zone based on incidence of #COVID19 cases, doubling rate, extent of testing & surveillance feedback— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 1, 2020
First published: May 01, 2020 06:56 IST