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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Covid-19 Highlights: Virus would kill fewer than massive recession, says Trump

In India, as the coronavirus cases multiply rapidly, several cities have been placed under lockdown, domestic flights have been banned and incoming traffic at 107 immigration check points has been stopped.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Mar 25, 2020 06:21 IST
Covid-19 Highlights: Virus would kill fewer than massive recession, says Trump
United States President Donald Trump.

The coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 16,000 and infected more than 375,000 people worldwide, is forcing nations to impose tougher measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. PM Boris Johnson has placed a strict curfew in UK to enforce social distancing and banned gatherings of more than two people, allowing people to leave homes for only four specified reasons.

In India, many cities are under lockdown, domestic flights banned and incoming traffic has been stopped at 107 immigration check points. The number of positive cases is 519 and the death toll is at 10, as per the Health Ministry.

Here are the live updates on Covid-19:

11:12 PM IST

United States reports 600 deaths, almost 50,000 confirmed cases

The United States reported 600 deaths and almost 50,000 confirmed cases due to the novel coronavirus, reports AFP.

10:58 PM IST

Covid-19 would kill fewer than massive recession or depression, says US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said that the novel coronavirus would kill fewer than massive recession or depression,

10:54 PM IST

Italy records 743 deaths in one day, toll at 6,820

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has grown by 743 to 6,820, the head of the Civil Protection Agency said on Tuesday, reversing a decline in fatalities seen over the last two days, reports Reuters

10:28 PM IST

Have enough stock of essential items in state, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that there is enough stock of essential items like vegetables,milk,medicines etc. He urged those belonging to the state of Uttar Pradesh to not step outside their homes and maintain social distance.

10:18 PM IST

Pakistan PM Imran Khan announces multi-billion stimulus package to combat Vovid-19

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan announces multi-billion stimulus package to combat coronavirus and facilitate poor people as COVID-19 cases rose to 956, reports PTI.

10:17 PM IST

Bollywood celebs welcome 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus

Calling the 21-day national lockdown a "collective turning point", Bollywood personalities such as veteran singer Asha Bhosle, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, actors Taapsee Pannu and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub said the decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was essential to fight the coronavirus outbreak, reports PTI.

10:13 PM IST

Pumps in Pune to give fuel only to vehicles involved in essential services

The District Collector of Pune on Tuesday instructed all petrol and diesel pumps to stop providing fuel to the vehicles in a bid to reduce their movement on the road in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country. However, the filling of petrol and diesel will be allowed in the vehicles, which are involved in providing essential services in the city, reports ANI

10:03 PM IST

PM Modi expressed his condolences on the loss of life in European Union due to coronavirus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on the loss of a life in the European Union due to coronavirus. He emphasized on need for coordination and cooperation among all countries to fight the pandemic, the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

09:33 PM IST

Delhi reports second coronavirus death, toll rises to 10

The national capital New Delhi reported it second death from the novel coronavirus outbreak. The death toll stands at 10.

09:29 PM IST

Gujarat's COVID-19 count rises to 35, massive survey underway

Two persons with recent international travel history are among five new coronavirus positive cases reported in Gujarat, taking the state-wide count of the infection to 35 on Tuesday, a top government official said, reports PTI.

09:28 PM IST

Over 100 arrested for defying curfew in Punjab

A day after the Punjab government clamped a statewide curfew to combat coronavirus, over 100 violators were arrested in parts of the state for defying the orders even as people largely stayed indoors, reports PTI.

09:08 PM IST

Trudeau leads Canadian celebrities in pandemic plea to stay home

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's online plea for people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic has gone viral, with actor Ryan Reynolds, musician Michael Buble and other Canadian celebrities on Tuesday helping to spread the word. In the one-minute video the prime minister looks tired and a bit disheveled as he speaks to the nation from his kitchen in his second week of self-isolation with his family after his wife Sophie was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, reports AFP.

09:06 PM IST

36 positive coronavirus cases reported in state, says Telangana CM

A total of 36 coronavirus positive cases have been reported in the state till now, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said on Tuesday, reports ANI.

08:55 PM IST

Indian stock market to remain open despite nationwide lockdown, says Bombay Stock Exchange CEO

Ashish Chauhan, the Chief Executive Officer of the Bombay Stock Exchange said that the Indian stock market will remain open despite nationwide lockdown, reports Reuters.

08:53 PM IST

India reports 10 deaths, 519 confirmed cases due to coronavirus

The Ministry of Health and Family welfare said that there are 519 confirmed cases and 10 deaths due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

First published: Mar 24, 2020 05:43 IST