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Coronavirus highlights: Delhi doctor tests positive, Gujarat woman dies of Covid-19

World leaders continue to wage their battle against coronavirus as the disease continues to cripple livelihoods and economies. Death tolls due to Covid-19 continued to surge in Europe - crossing that of China - as more than 4,40,000 people are infected across the world. India starts its Day 1 of 3 weeks of lockdown.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Mar 26, 2020 03:30 IST
Coronavirus highlights: Delhi doctor tests positive, Gujarat woman dies of Covid-19

Several nations, including India, remain under lockdown as coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of abating. Markets across the world opened slightly higher as US pushed a $2 trillion dollar package to help the economy fight pack Covid-19's effects. Asian markets also saw some respite as Sensex closed 1,800 points higher. Death toll soared in Spain and Italy, with the former now having more coronavirus deaths than China - where the disease had originated in a seafood market in Wuhan province. India reported 606 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths till Wednesday, of which 43 people have recovered.


Here are the highlights on coronavirus outbreak:

12:06 AM IST

Air India to fly back Israeli nationals via special flight

Air India will fly back over 300 Israeli nationals via a special flight on Thursday, according to news agency IANS.

The national carrier will operate the service on from New Delhi's IGI Airport to Tel Aviv, Israel.The return flight, however, will not carry any passengers back.

According to a senior Air India official quoted by IANS, a Boeing 777-300 extended range aircraft will be pressed into service to carry out this operation.

11:42 PM IST

Three more test positive in Tamil Nadu: Minister

Three more people, including an 18-year-old male (who came in contact with one of the patients at Rajiv Gandhi Govt Hospital), a 63-year-old male (who has a travel history to Dubai, and a 66-year-old male (a contact of Thai nationals at IRTT, Perundurai) have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, news agency ANI quoted the state health minister as saying.

11:20 PM IST

Toll collection suspended at highways: Gadkari

Due to Covid-19 lockdown, the NHAI has decided to temporaily suspend toll collection in highways across toll plazas in India.

11:15 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 3 fresh cases of coronavirus infection

The new cases reported by the Health Department of Tamil Nadu have had contacts with patients who had coronavirus.

11:00 PM IST

Rajasthan reports two more cases of coronavirus

Rajasthan has reported two fresh cases of coronavirus has been reported from Rajasthan. The statewide affected numbers have now touched 38.

10:46 PM IST

Covid-19 claims life of octogenarian in Gujarat

An 85-year-old woman died due to Covid-19 in Gujarat. She was admitted to the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. ANI says she had traveled abroad.

10:42 PM IST

SDM from Maujpur asks people who visited clinic to go into quarantine

<p>SDM from Maujpur asks people who visited clinic to go into quarantine</p>
10:36 PM IST

Coronavirus positive case reported from Maujpur Delhi

A mohalla clinic doctor from Delhi’s Maujpur tests positive for Covid-19

10:29 PM IST

Coronavirus cases rise to 41 in Telangana: ANI

2 positive cases were reported in Telangana taking total cases to 41 in the southern state.

10:24 PM IST

Number of Covid-19 cases well below global benchmark in India: Report

A report by CPC analytics says that situation in India in the aftermath of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is “cautiously optimistic”. “A 33 per cent increase in cases per day is the global benchmark. Cases have been doubling every 2.1 days internationally. Anything below that is a good sign,” said Sahil Deo, co-founder of CPC Analytics to Hindustan Times.

09:19 PM IST

Chile yet to impose lockdown sees Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark

Chile has surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and the Andean nation reported 220 new cases in the past 24 hours, the nation's health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

09:09 PM IST

IMF, World Bank call for exemption of debt payments from poverty-ridden economies

IMF and World Bank asked major economies to hold on debt payments from the world's poorest nations so that they can compose themselves in order to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. "The World Bank Group and the IMF believe it is imperative at this moment to provide a global sense of relief for developing countries as well as a strong signal to financial markets," the Washington-based development lenders said in a joint statement.

09:07 PM IST

German parliament passes 1.1 trillion euro coronavirus rescue package

As European economies deal with Covid-19's deadly blow, the German parliament voted for measures amounting to almost 1.1 trillion euros to shield Europe's largest economy from further downturn.

08:20 PM IST

Travel ban could cost Indian aviation industry $3.6 billion: Report

Aviation consultancy CAPA in a report said that the travel ban imposed in India had a significant impact on the aviation industry and this can lead to losses "of USD 3.3-3.6 billion in Q1 of FY20 - 21. Assuming that all domestic and international operations remain grounded until Jun 30," in a report

08:14 PM IST

India bans export of hydroxychloroquine

The anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine's export has been banned by the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India.

First published: Mar 25, 2020 06:21 IST