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Coronavirus highlights: Meghalaya reports first Covid-19 case

Coronavirus has infected more than 1.8 million people across the globe. In India, more than 9,000 people continue to be affected by Covid-19. More than 1,000 people have recovered from the viral disease in India.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 23, 2020 13:06 IST
Coronavirus highlights: Meghalaya reports first Covid-19 case

Covid-19 continues to stagnate economies and livelihoods across the world. More than 1.8 million people are infected by Covid-19. India has seen cases cross the 9,000 mark but more than 1,000 people have recovered from Covid-19 nationwide. The country remains under a three-week lockdown. PM Narendra Modi will address the nation on April 14 at 10 AM.

Here are the highlights on coronavirus outbreak:

01:58 PM IST

South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again

South Korea reported on Monday that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed at preventing new outbreaks, reports Reuters.

South Korea reported only 25 new cases overall on Monday, but the rise in "reactivated" patients has raised concerns as the country seeks to stamp out infections.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the apparent relapses. But Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), has said the virus may have been reactivated rather than the patients being re-infected.

Other experts said faulty tests may be playing a role, or remnants of the virus may still be in patients' systems but not be infectious or of danger to the host or others.

01:33 PM IST

3 including a doctor & nurse in Delhi's pvt hospital test Covid-19 positive

A doctor, a nurse and one staff in support duty of Max Hospital in south Delhi's Saket have tested positive for coronaviurs. However, the doctor has in all probability acquired the infection from outside the hospital, the hospital spokesperson said, reports ANI.

01:05 PM IST

Maharashtra minister self-quarantines after coming in contact with Covid-19 positive person

Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad has quarantined himself after he came in contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19

01:04 PM IST

Karanataka count goes up to 247

Fifteen more Covid-19 cases reported in Karnataka, reports ANI. Total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state at 247, including 6 deaths and 59 discharged. Of the 15 new cases, 13 have contact history, 1 has history of travel to Delhi & 1 has history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections.

12:32 PM IST

82 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra including 59 in Mumbai

Maharashtra reported 82 new Covid-19 cases including 59 cases in Mumbai on Monday. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 2064, according to the Maharashtra Health Department: ANI

12:11 PM IST

WHO says 70 vaccines in the works, with three leading candidates

There are 70 coronavirus vaccines in development globally, with three candidates already being tested in human trials, according to the World Health Organization, as drugmakers race to find a cure for the deadly pathogen, according to a Bloomberg report.

The furthest along in the clinical process is an experimental vaccine developed by Hong Kong-listed CanSino Biologics Inc. and the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, which is in phase 2. The other two being tested in humans are treatments developed separately by U.S. drugmakers Moderna Inc. and Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., according to a WHO document.

12:01 PM IST

Election Commissioners announce one third salary cut for a year

Election Commissioners announce one third salary cut for a year, HT has learnt.

The decision was taken at a meeting held between chief election commissioner Sushil Arora and election commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra.

“We have decided to take give up one-third of our salary in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic,” election commissioner Sushil Chandra told Hindustan Times. “This is a voluntary and unanimous decision.”

11:47 AM IST

12 new cases in Andhra

Twelve more Covid-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh today- eight in Guntur, two in Chittoor and one each in Krishna & West Godavari, taking the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state to 432: State's Covid-19 Nodal Officer : ANI

11:44 AM IST

Google chief Sundar Pichai donates 5 crore to Give India

Google chief Sundar Pichai has donated 5 crore to Give India, matching Google's earlier donation to the non-profit organisation for the coronavirus pandemic, reports PTI.

"Thank you @sundarpichai for matching @Googleorg's 5 crore grant to provide desperately needed cash assistance for vulnerable daily wage worker families...," Give India said in a tweet.

11:21 AM IST

Thailand reports 28 new coronavirus cases, 2 new deaths

Thailand reports 28 new coronavirus cases and 2 new deaths due to Covid-19

11:15 AM IST

Hotspot declared if 3 or more cases reported from an area: Delhi health minister

Delhi's health minister Satyendre Jain told news agency ANI on Monday, "There are 43 containment zones in Delhi today. If there are 3 or more positive cases in an area, then we are declaring it a hotspot." He added that 180 random samples were collected from Dilshad Garden on Sunday and rapid testing kits are awaited.

11:00 AM IST

Gujarat reports 22 new cases, 2 deaths from Covid-19

Gujarat has reported 22 more Covid-19 cases and two more deaths, reports ANI. Total coronavirus positive cases in the state now stand at 538, including 26 deaths and 47 discharged, according to the state Health Department

10:57 AM IST

US nursing home deaths soar past 3,600 in alarming surge: Report

More than 3,600 deaths across the United States have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, an alarming rise in just the past two weeks, according to the latest count by The Associated Press.

Because the federal government has not been releasing a count of its own, the AP has kept its own running tally based on media reports and state health departments. The latest count of at least 3,621 deaths is up from about 450 deaths just 10 days ago.

10:55 AM IST

Global Covid-19 death toll reaches 114,245: Johns Hopkins

The global coronavirus death toll climbed to 114,245 on Monday morning, while the overall number of confirmed cases stood at 1,850,527, according to data compiled by the Washington-based Johns Hopkins University, reports IANS.

10:50 AM IST

Sanitisation drive in Delhi's Rajender Nagar

A sanitisation drive was conducted in Delhi's Rajinder Nagar area on Monday. Area MLA, Aam Aadmi Party's Raghav Chadha was present. : ANI

First published: Apr 13, 2020 05:34 IST