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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:

04:04 PM IST

Health ministry press conference begins

The daily press briefing by the health ministry is now LIVE. Watch it here.

03:45 PM IST

Covid-19 cases among ITBP

Indo-Tibetan Border Police's 5 officers test positive for Covid-19. 90 troops quarantined.

03:42 PM IST

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%.

03:08 PM IST

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.

02:53 PM IST

Tamil Nadu gets 300 crore

Tamil Nadu government has received 300 crore for fighting the pandemic via the CM relief fund.

02:45 PM IST

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.

02:38 PM IST

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.

02:35 PM IST

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.

02:34 PM IST

Singhvi demands economic help for migrant workers

Cong leader AM Singhvi said that fiscal injection is needed for the labour class.

02:10 PM IST

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.

02:02 PM IST

Will go ahead with patience and caution: Uddhav

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said some districts will get conditional relaxations post May 3.

01:26 PM IST

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.

01:08 PM IST

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.

12:57 PM IST

Full list of Covid-19 red zones is out

The Centre has listed 130 districts in the green zone. Find the full list here.

12:23 PM IST

Delhi govt sending 40 buses to Kota to bring back our students: CM Kejriwal

Delhi govt is sending 40 buses today (Friday) to Kota (Rajasthan) to bring back our students: CM Kejriwal.

First published: May 01, 2020 06:56 IST