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Saturday, Sep 26, 2020

LIVE: WHO reiterates that it sounded warning as early as January

India registers a steep rise in Covid-19 cases as 1,813 new cases were recorded. US has one million cases of Covid-19, making it the most-affected nation in the planet.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Apr 29, 2020 22:47 IST
LIVE: WHO reiterates that it sounded warning as early as January

Covid-19 continues to strangle healthcare facilities as countries continue to record higher number of cases with every passing day even as the two-thirds of the world remain under lockdown. India registered over 1800 cases in a single day which brought the numbers to 31,787 and with 1,008 deaths. US, whose GDP collapsed by 4.8%, has a million coronavirus cases and over 59,000 deaths.

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China’s top scientists on Tuesday said that Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), cannot be stopped and will continue to cause seasonal infections like the flu.

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

10:47 PM IST

Fauci hails Remdesivir to help ailing Covid-19 patients

NIAID's Dr Anthony Fauci said that remdesivir has clear cut effects on Covid-19 patients.

10:19 PM IST

WHO to begin emergency meet on Thursday

The emergency meet conducted by WHO will be held on Monday. The aim of the meeting will be to evaluate the pandemic and efforts undertaken to mitigate it.

09:58 PM IST

UK includes care home deaths, 4,419 fresh deaths reported

UK death toll has reached 26,097. The number of new reported deaths is 4,419.

09:39 PM IST

WHO reiterates early warning regarding Covid-19 transmission was given

WHO said that evidence of human-to-human transmission was released by WHO on Jan 21 and Jan 22 during its press conferences.

09:21 PM IST

MHA says tremendous gains achieved in fight against pandemic

MHA said the lockdown has helped fight the pandemic. IT highlighted major gains have been achieved against Covid-19.

09:19 PM IST

PM Modi wishes Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Ramzan, discusses Covid-19 strategy

PM Modi discussed ways and means on how India can fight Covid-19 with Bangladesh along side.

09:19 PM IST

Maharashtra Covid-19 cases rise to 9,915

Maharashtra reported 597 fresh Covid-19 cases. Death toll in the state has reached 432.

09:19 PM IST

Bihar to begin door-to-door screening

Mangal Pandey, Bihar health minister said starting from May 1 every house will be screened as the Govt will conduct door-to-door screening.

08:03 PM IST

New academic session from September: UGC

UGC says new academic session will begin in universities from September. Enrolled students will begin session from August.

07:25 PM IST

Japan could extend emergency for another month

The Japanese government is planning to extend the Covid-19 emergency measures fro another month, according to Reuters. The final decision will be announced on Friday after top government officals hold a meeting.

07:22 PM IST

Andhra fishermen sent back home

60 buses with 4,000 fishermen were taken back home from Gujarat to Andhra Pradesh.

06:49 PM IST

Dharavi reports 14 new cases

Dharavi has 344 cases of Covid-19. No fresh deaths reported.

06:43 PM IST

Germany will see worst slump in 50 years: Altmaier

German finance minister Peter Altmaier said Germany will slump into recession after 10 years of growth. "The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will push our economy into a recession after 10 years of growth," Altmaier said, adding that the government expected the economy to rebound in 2021.

06:41 PM IST

Punjab cases inch towards 400

Punjab's total number of cases reached 375. Jalandhar, Patiala and SAS Nagar reported more than 60 fresh cases.

06:38 PM IST

'Path to restarting Serie A getting ever narrower': Italian sports minister

Resumption of footballing season still seems bleak in Italy. Despite, PM Giuseppe Conte saying that sports teams can resume training on May 18, sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said, “Honestly, I see the path to restarting Serie A getting ever narrower. Resuming training is an important sign but if I was among the presidents of the soccer teams I would be thinking about next season.”

First published: Apr 29, 2020 06:06 IST