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Highlights: Hid nothing from US, warned since day one about Covid-19, says WHO

More than 17,000 people have been infected by Covid-19 in India. The nation has eased lockdown norms to allow some aspects of the industrial economy to restart. Globally, 2.4 million people are affected.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 21, 2020 10:30 IST
Highlights: Hid nothing from US, warned since day one about Covid-19, says WHO

India has 559 deaths so far due to Covid-19 and has recorded 17,656 coronavirus cases. India has also eased lockdown in certain areas of the nation to restart economic activity. Nationwide containment zones still continue to be under the ambit of lockdown rule. Global death toll has surpassed 1,60,000 and 2.4 million continue to be affected. The United States, continues to be the nation most affected by coronavirus, recording more than 746,000 coronavirus cases and 40,000 deaths so far. US with 40,000 deaths and 700,000 cases has now become the epicentre of the coronavirus in the West.

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Catch live updates on how Covid-19 is affecting lives across the planet:

11:20 PM IST

New York nurses file lawsuit against state

New York State Nurses Association sued New York state Department of Health, Montifiore Medical Center and Westchester Medical Center for being negligent towards providing adequate protection against the virus.

11:11 PM IST

Arsenal announces 12.5% pay cut

Arsenal is the latest football club where players have taken salary cuts as UK faces a tough economic as well as social fight as Covid-19 pandemic ravages the nation.

10:38 PM IST

Italy gets a breather, fresh cases fall for first time

Government officials told AFP that total number of cases in the worst-hit nation have fallen. 108,237 people were under treatment in their home and hospitals.

10:14 PM IST

WHO lashes out at US' criticism regarding Covid-19

WHO says they have hidden nothing from US regarding the dangers of novel coronavirus. WHO further added that they have been vocal about the pandemic since Day 1.

10:14 PM IST

Crude oil prices down to 34-year low

As demand fades in economies upturned by Covid-19 pandemic, the US benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude plummeted to $10.01 per barrel.

09:52 PM IST

UK report 449 new Covid-19 deaths

Death toll due to Covid-19 has touched 16,509 in UK.

08:53 PM IST

Delhi adds 1 more to containment zone list

84 areas in Delhi are under containment zones.

08:47 PM IST

Lord Badrinath temple to open on May 15

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said to ANI that Lord Badrinath temple will be open for visitors from May 15.

08:34 PM IST

'Economic revival only after Covid-19 is controlled': Fauci to agitators

Dr Anthony Fauci told protesters who took to the streets demanding lockdown be eased in US so that economic activities can resume only after Covid-19 is brought under control. Several right-wing supporters took to the streets across several states in US demanding easing of lockdown.

08:31 PM IST

Gujarat Covid-19 tally nears 2,000

Covid-19 has infected 1,939 people in Gujarat. 93 fresh cases were reported in a span of 24 hours from the state.

08:20 PM IST

Covid-19 cases inch towards 1,200 in Uttar Pradesh

The state health department told the press that 84 fresh cases were reported taking the statewide tally to 1184. 18 people have died so far due to coronavirus.

07:59 PM IST

Maharashtra Covid-19 cases reach 4,666

Maharashtra reported 466 cases in 24 hours taking the state tally to 4,666. 232 people have died so far, 7 people have died in Mumbai.

07:58 PM IST

China's transparency on origins of Covid-19 'better for all': Merkel

Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel has asked China to be transparent regarding the origins of Covid-19. Merkel said that it will be better for all.

07:51 PM IST

Union minister Javdekar asks scribe to take precautions

Union minister Prakash Javdekar said he was shocked to know that 50 journalists had been infected by Covid-19. He asked journalists to take proper care while doing their duties.

07:49 PM IST

Germany 'not out of the woods' yet: Merkel

As some relaxations were brought in the country following which Germans were seen flocking to local stores causing worry to the German chancellor Angela Merkel. She reiterated the need for social distancing.

First published: Apr 20, 2020 05:43 IST