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Highlights: India's Covid-19 cases rise to 28,380; 886 deaths reported

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with chief ministers in a video conference today that is focusing on the next move in India’s battle plan against Covid-19.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Apr 28, 2020 00:14 IST
Highlights: India's Covid-19 cases rise to 28,380; 886 deaths reported
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The novel coronavirus has claimed 886 lives and there are 21,132 active Covid-19 cases in the country, according to the Union health ministry figures released on Monday morning.

Globally, more than 205,000 deaths have occurred due to the virus and nearly three million cases have been recorded since the epidemic surfaced in China in December, according to an AFP tally.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with chief ministers in a video conference today that focussed on the next move in India’s battle plan against Covid-19. While the Meghalaya CM wanted the lockdown to continue, other states like Himachal and Gujarat said the decision should be taken after consulting with all states.

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Here are the latest updates on coronavirus crisis from India and the world:

10:27 PM IST

UK says virus death toll up by 360 to 21,092

Britain's health ministry on Monday said 360 more people had died after testing positive for COVID-19 in hospital, the lowest daily total since last month, taking the total toll to 21,092.

The figure includes 82 staff from the National Health Service and 16 social care workers, according to minister Matt Hancock.

09:13 PM IST

Mumbai records 5,589 cases, 219 deaths

Mumbai reports 395 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 5,589. With 15 more fatalities, death toll mounts to 219: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

07:46 PM IST

Iran reports 96 virus deaths but says infections drop

Iran on Monday announced 96 deaths from the novel coronavirus, but said daily confirmed new infections fell below 1,000 for the first time in more than a month.

The latest fatalities recorded in the past 24 hours brought the overall death toll to 5,806, said health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour.

07:41 PM IST

France targets 26 million masks for public this week: Ministry

France plans to have over 26 million non-medical face masks available for purchase by the end of this week as the country prepares to gradually lift its coronavirus lockdown, deputy finance minister Agnes-Pannier Runacher said Monday.

07:31 PM IST

Iran reports 96 virus deaths but says infections drop

Iran on Monday announced 96 deaths from the novel coronavirus, but said daily confirmed new infections fell below 1,000 for the first time in more than a month.

The latest fatalities recorded in the past 24 hours brought the overall death toll to 5,806, said health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour.

06:31 PM IST

Give more RT-PCR testing kits to Tamil Nadu, CM tells PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday sought from the Centre more RT-PCR kits for COVID-19 screening to help the state ramp up its testing capacity to 10,000 a day against existing 7,500.

After participating in the virtual meet held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with several chief ministers on COVID- 19 scenario, he sent a communication with the state's views and a wish list that also wanted Centre's nod for making payment of wages by cash to the workers of rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGS during the lockdown.

06:28 PM IST

3 contacts of 70-year-old Covid-19 victim test positive in Latur

Three people tested positive for novel coronavirus on Monday in Latur district in Maharashtra, all of whom are contacts of a 70-year-old woman who died of the infection in Udgir on Saturday, health officials said.

After contract tracing was carried out in the deceased woman's case, 26 samples were sent for testing, of which these three reports returned positive on Monday, said Dr Girish Thakur, Dean, Vilasrao Deshmukh Government Medical and Science Institute.

05:51 PM IST

Jharkhand won't implement Centre's guidelines on reopening shops: CM

Jharkhand will not implement central guidelines on reopening shops during lockdown due to sudden spurt in coronavirus cases, says CM Hemant Soren.

05:44 PM IST

India's Covid-19 cases rise to 28,380; 886 deaths reported

05:38 PM IST

Three Beijing activists missing after preserving virus articles online

Three Beijing-based internet activists have disappeared and are believed to be detained by police for archiving censored coronavirus news stories online, according to a relative.

China has faced criticism over its handling of the outbreak, including punishing whistleblowers who tried to warn about the new virus.

04:36 PM IST

Stop using Covid-19 test kits by 2 Chinese companies, directs Indian govt

Indian government medical body asks states to stop using Covid-19 test kits from two Chinese companies Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon, reported news agency Reuters.

04:30 PM IST

Avoid spreading misinformation and panic: Health ministry

We should avoid spreading misinformation and panic. No community or area should be labelled for Covid-19 spread. In particular, healthcare and sanitary workers or police should not be targeted as they are there to help you: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health

04:29 PM IST

No new cases in 85 districts in a fortnight: Officials

A total of 85 districts from 25 states and UTs have not reported any fresh coronavirus case in last 14 days: Health ministry

04:22 PM IST

No new cases in 28 days in previously infected 16 districts : Officials

India's 16 districts which earlier had Covid-19 cases have not reported any new case in last 28 days: Health ministry

04:21 PM IST

About 2,000 or 80 per cent "mandis" operational in country now: MHA official

First published: Apr 27, 2020 06:36 IST