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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Covid-19 LIVE Updates| Coronavirus pandemic "accelerating," says WHO chief

The fight against coronavirus shifted towards the western hemisphere as Italy, United States and Spain continued to report higher numbers of new cases. The US reported 8,373 fresh Covid-19 cases while US president Trump announced that federal support will be provided to New York, California and Washington. The global toll from coronavirus has crossed 14,000.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Mar 23, 2020 23:14 IST
Covid-19 LIVE Updates| Coronavirus pandemic "accelerating," says WHO chief
A woman undergoes thermal screening as a precautionary measure amid rising coronavirus concerns, at Civil Hospital, Sector 10, in Gurugram on Sunday, 22 March 2020.

Fresh coronavirus cases rose steadily in the US, Spain and Italy as the virus continued to put entire nations in lockdown. Spain imposed emergency until April 11 as the nation reported struggles to control Europe's second-worst outbreak of Covid-19. Italy saw 651 new fatalities over the last 24 hours. The country with 5,476 covid-19 deaths has crossed China in terms of death-toll. India has reported 7 deaths due to coronavirus. New Delhi and Mumbai along with several other state capitals are observing a lockdown as coronavirus affected numbers touched 468 across the nation. Over 330,000 people continue to be affected by coronavirus across the world, of which 99,003 have recovered.


Here are the LIVE updates from the coronavirus outbreak:

11:14 PM IST

Italy police recycle oxygen canisters from virus victims

Police in the Italian city of Bergamo have brought much-needed help to people suffering from the coronavirus by redistributing oxygen cylinders used by people who did not survive the virus, reports AFP.

11:00 PM IST

Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 602 in a day, lifting total death toll to 6,078

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has grown by 602 to 6,078, the head of the Civil Protection Agency said on Monday, an 11% increase but the smallest rise in numerical terms since Thursday, suggesting a clear downward trend, reports Reuters.

10:59 PM IST

Turkish Banks Suspend Loan Payments to Ease Virus Fallout

Turkish banks on Monday offered customers some relief from debt repayments and pledged more cash, the latest steps in the campaign to limit the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, reports Bloomberg.

10:44 PM IST

IMF warns coronavirus recession could be worse than 2009

The world economy is facing "severe" economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic that could be even more costly than in 2009 and will require an unprecedented response, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Monday, reports AFP.

10:03 PM IST

German Chancellor Angela Merkel negative in 1st coronavirus test

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said Monday that the German leader has tested negative for the new coronavirus. Merkel went into quarantine at home on Sunday evening after being informed that a doctor who had administered a vaccination to her had tested positive for the new coronavirus, reports AP.

09:39 PM IST

9 dead, 468 infected due to coronavirus, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health said that 9 people have died and a total of 467 people have been infected in India due to the coronavirus.

09:30 PM IST

Vistara removes reading material from flights to curb coronavirus

As a precautionary step to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Vistara Airlines on Monday announced temporary fleet-wide removal of all reading material from seatback pockets, including the in-flight magazine and newspapers in passengers' interest, reports ANI.

08:45 PM IST

Two more doctors die from coronavirus in France: Report

Two more doctors have died after contracting the coronavirus in France, officials said on Monday, a day after the country reported the first death of a doctor treating COVID-19 patients, reports AFP.

08:26 PM IST

Total coronavirus positive cases rise to 97 in Maharashtra: Health Minister, PRO

Total coronavirus cases in the state of Maharashtra has gone up to 97, the Health Minister, PRO said, reports ANI.

08:22 PM IST

'Abide by govt guidelines, state leaving no stone unturned in tackling Covid-19,' tweets Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that all citizens should abide by the government guideline. She also said that the West Bengal Government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure safety & precautions for its citizens in combating COVID-19 efficiently.

08:03 PM IST

Germany's economic output to shrink by 'at least 5%' in 2020, says economy minister

Germany's economy minister said that the country's economy will shrink by at least 5% in the year 2020, reports AFP.

07:59 PM IST

Tripura under complete lockdown from 2 pm on March 24

Tripura's chief minister Biplab Deb a complete lockdown in the state from 2 PM tomorrow till 31st March in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, reports ANI.

07:51 PM IST

Nepal announces nationwide lockdown

Nepal government announced a nationwide lockdown from 6 AM on 24th March in the wake of coronavirus. One more positive case was reported in the country today, taking the total number of positive cases here to 2, reports ANI.

07:48 PM IST

First coronavirus death in Brussels's EU institutions

A male employee at the European Parliament has become the first person in the main EU governing institutions in Brussels to die after contracting the new coronavirus, reports AFP.

07:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha gives standing ovation to foot soldiers in coronavirus battle

The Lok Sabha gave a standing ovation and members clapped to express their appreciation for people who are rendering services to deal with the spread of coronavirus including members of the medical community, police personnel and those engaged in cleanliness work, reports ANI.

First published: Mar 23, 2020 05:39 IST