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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.
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New guidelines to fight #COVID19 will come into effect from 4th May, which shall give considerable relaxations to many districts. Details regarding this shall be communicated in the days to come.#Corona Update#StayHomeStaySafe @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) April 29, 2020
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.
Spoke to PM Sheikh Hasina to greet her & the people of Bangladesh on the Holy Month of Ramzan. We discussed COVID-19 situation & ways India and Bangladesh can collaborate in the fight against it. Our relationship with Bangladesh will continue to be one of our highest priorities.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2020
Maharashtra Covid-19 cases rise to 9,915
Maharashtra reported 597 fresh Covid-19 cases. Death toll in the state has reached 432.
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.
A door-to-door drive will be conducted to screen people for #COVID19 in all districts of Bihar, starting May 1. The door-to-door screening has already been completed in seven districts of the State: Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey pic.twitter.com/N4TLz2XVqv— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2020
New academic session from September: UGC
UGC says new academic session will begin in universities from September. Enrolled students will begin session from August.
New academic session for freshers to begin in universities from September and for already enrolled students in August: UGC— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 29, 2020
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.
Andhra fishermen sent back home
60 buses with 4,000 fishermen were taken back home from Gujarat to Andhra Pradesh.
4,000 fishermen from Andhra Pradesh, who were stranded in Gujarat, sent back home in 60 private buses from Veraval in Gir-Somnath district: Official— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 29, 2020
Dharavi reports 14 new cases
Dharavi has 344 cases of Covid-19. No fresh deaths reported.
14 new #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Dharavi; taking the total number of cases to 344. No new death recorded today in Dharavi. 3 new #COVID19 positive cases have been confirmed in Mahim&no new cases have been reported in Dadar: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2020
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.
Punjab cases inch towards 400
Punjab's total number of cases reached 375. Jalandhar, Patiala and SAS Nagar reported more than 60 fresh cases.
The number of #COVID19 cases reaches 375 in Punjab including 104 cured & 19 deaths. 73 cases have been reported in SAS Nagar, 86 in Jalandhar & 63 in Patiala: Punjab Health Department pic.twitter.com/lZWxuxBfdc— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2020
'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