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.
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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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'Economic revival only after Covid-19 is controlled': Fauci to agitators
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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.
Gujarat reports 93 new COVID-19 cases; tally 1939: Health official— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 20, 2020
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.
84 More #COVID19 cases reported in Uttar Pradesh today. Total number of cases in the state is at 1184, including 1026 active cases, 140 discharged, and 18 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/LtIbpWYmW9— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 20, 2020
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.
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.
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.
It is shocking that more than 50 journalists of electronic media, particularly Camera persons, have been found #Corona positive in Mumbai. Every journalist should take proper care.— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 20, 2020
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