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Highlights: Total Covid-19 positive cases in Gujarat rise to 2,815

With the coronavirus outbreak taking a toll on India's economy, the Union government is weighing options for a stimulus to protect wages of workers employed in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as the sector fights a survival battle.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 25, 2020 00:07 IST
Highlights: Total Covid-19 positive cases in Gujarat rise to 2,815

The death toll from coronavirus pandemic worldwide rose by over 4,500 to 186,462 over the past 24 hours while the number of Covid-19 infections increased by 68,017, according to an AFP tally.

In India, the Covid-19 cases crossed 23,000-mark while the death toll rose to 723 on Friday, according to the Union health ministry data. With the virus taking a toll on the economy, the Union government is weighing options for a stimulus to protect wages of workers employed in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as the sector fights a survival battle.

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India will move into a leadership role at the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters after the annual meeting of the global health body next month, people familiar with the development told Hindustan Times.

Here are the highlights of the day on coronavirus pandemic:

11:44 PM IST

All shops under Shops & Establishments exempted from revised lockdown restrictions

MHA orders to exempt all shops under Shops&Establishment Act of States/UTs, including shops in residential complexes and market complexes, except shops in multi-brand & single-brand malls, outside limits of Municipal Corporations from revised consolidated lockdown restrictions, reports ANI.

11:23 PM IST

Total Covid-19 positive cases in Gujarat rise to 2,815

With 191 new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, the total number of positive coronavirus cases rises to 2,815, said the Gujarat Health Department. Out of the total tally, 2,394 are active coronavirus cases, 29 patients are on the ventilator and 265 have been cured, reports ANI.

11:10 PM IST

9 new coronavirus cases reported in Bihar, total cases mount to 223

Nine more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Bihar, said Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary, Health, on Friday. The total number of cases in the state now stands at 223, he added, reports ANI.

11:03 PM IST

Pakistan extends lockdown to May 9 as Covid-19 cases cross 11,000: Report

Pakistan on Friday extended the nationwide lockdown till May 9 as coronavirus cases in the country crosses 11,000 mark. The country has so far recorded 11,562 coronavirus cases and over 242 deaths, reports ANI.

10:58 PM IST

Covid-19 death toll in UK reaches 19,506 after 684 deaths were recorded

The UK's coronavirus death toll stood at 19,506 after 684 hospital deaths were reported on Friday. While the new toll is higher on the previous day's total of 18,738 by 768, the discrepancy of 84 is down to unreported deaths from Thursday by one health board in Wales, reports PTI.

10:53 PM IST

France reports 389 more coronavirus deaths

France reports 389 more coronavirus deaths, total toll 22,245, says official, reports AFP.

09:53 PM IST

Nine more Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar; taking the total number of cases to 223

Nine more Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar; taking the total number of cases to 223. Further contact tracing is on: Bihar Principal Secretary (Health) Sanjay Kumar

09:45 PM IST

Covid-19 death toll rises to 25 in Uttar Pradesh

Covid-19 death toll rises to 25 in Uttar Pradesh after 1 new fatality in Meerut; cases climb to 1,621 as 111 more people test positive: Health Department, reports PTI.

09:37 PM IST

70 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan today

70 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan today; taking the total number of positive cases to 2034: Health Department, Rajasthan

09:37 PM IST

Coronavirus cases in Delhi rise to 2514; death toll mounts to 53: Authorities

Coronavirus cases in Delhi rise to 2514; death toll mounts to 53: Authorities, reports PTI.

08:46 PM IST

191 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths have been reported in Gujarat

191 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths have been reported in Gujarat in last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 2815 & deaths to 127 in the state. Out of total cases, 29 patients are on ventilator, 2394 are stable, 265 have been cured: Gujarat Health Department

08:11 PM IST

357 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today

357 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 4589 and deaths to 179. Number of active cases stand at 3815: Public Health Department, Mumbai

08:07 PM IST

French court confirms Amazon restrictions over coronavirus

French court confirms Amazon restrictions over virus

07:54 PM IST

1 new Covid-19 case reported in Uttarakhand

1 new Covid-19 case reported in Uttarakhand as of 6 pm today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 47: State Health Department

07:18 PM IST

Mansara Apartments in Vasundhara Enclave being de-contained: Arvind Kejriwal

No new case in Mansara Apartments in Vasundhara Enclave. Therefore, this containment zone is being de-contained. Operation Shield was successful becoz of cooperation from people living in this zone.

First published: Apr 24, 2020 06:40 IST