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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Highlights: New York governor Cuomo slams Trump over federal funding

India’s coronavirus cases have risen to 13,835 including 452 deaths, according to the health ministry figures released on Friday evening. UK, Spain, and US continue to report high number of deaths.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 17, 2020 23:34 IST
Highlights: New York governor Cuomo slams Trump over federal funding
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York.

Coronavirus cases in India crossed 13,800 mark and 452 deaths were reported across the nation. UK, US and Spain continued to report high number of deaths over a period of 24-hours. Germany offered a ray of hope as their health minister said that the pandemic might have come under control in the nation. US President Trump looks forward to reopen the economy but tech giants and governors remain wary of what could happen if lockdown was suddenly lifted in the nation which has most deaths and cases globally.

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Here are the major highlights of the day:

11:20 PM IST

France says no evidence that virus originated in lab

A statement from French President Macron's office clarified that there is 'no factual evidence' interlinking the outbreak to Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

11:10 PM IST

NHAI's toll resumption to begin from April 20

NHAI announced that toll tax will be levied April 20 onwards.

10:56 PM IST

'Passing the buck, without passing the bucks': Cuomo

After US president Donald Trump said that widespread testing is the prerogative of states, New York governor Andrew Cuomo lashed out at the Us president for not taking enough responsibility while trying to fast-track the reopening of the country.

10:45 PM IST

General Motors delivers first batch of respirators

The automaker delivered its first bath of 54 ventilators to hospitals in US treating the critical Covid-19 patients. US govt had earlier awarded a contract following which GM will deliver 30,000 ventilators by the end of August.

10:34 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 201 deaths, 118 new cases

Total number of cases in Maharashtra has now touched 3,320. 7 new deaths were reported today.

10:24 PM IST

New rules for non-hotspot regions of Maharashtra

Agricultural activities, operation of dairy and animal husbandry farms, banking and few other activities to begin post April 20 in non-hotspot areas of Maharashtra, says state government.

10:24 PM IST

Bhilwara reports zero fresh cases

Bhilwara DM R Bhatt told ANI that of 28 total cases, barring 2 deaths every other patient has been cured.

09:51 PM IST

Delhi's Covid-19 tally touches 1,707

Over 40 people in the capital city have died due to Covid-19. 1,707 people have been infected so far due to coronavirus.

09:48 PM IST

Rajasthan records 1,229 cases of coronavirus

Almost a hundred people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rajasthan on Friday taking the state's tally to 1,229 cases.

09:57 PM IST

PM Modi speaks to Egyptian counterpart

PM Modi assured full support to Egypt in fight against Covid-19 when he spoke to President El-Sisi. He said India will extend full support to Egypt's efforts.

09:27 PM IST

All incoming visas granted to foreigners remain suspended till May 3

Barring visas issued diplomatic, UN/international organisations and few other categories, all visas granted to foreign nationals remain suspended till May 3.

09:27 PM IST

Visas of foreign nationals extended in India till May 3

Visas, e-Visas and stays of foreign nationals have been extended until 3rd May. The foreigners who are stranded in India due to travel restrcitions due to lockdown can now stay in India till given date.

09:27 PM IST

PM Modi speaks to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

PM Modi assured South Africa of essential medical supplies and hoped that African union will be able to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

09:27 PM IST

Russia records 32,000 cases of Covid-19

President Vladimir Putin asked Russians to exercise caution and warned of 'very high risks' as the nation reported 4,070 fresh cases overnight.

08:50 PM IST

Thailand PM asks billionaires to contribute in pandemic war

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha accepted that the government cannot alone fight the battle against Covid-19. He said he will pen an open letter to Thai billionaires and ask them to join 'Team Thailand'.

First published: Apr 17, 2020 06:06 IST