Covid-19 updates: Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin tests coronavirus positive
Covod-19 continues to infect millions across the globe. Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong have reported zero cases recently.
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India has more than 33,600 cases of Covid-19 with Maharashtra being the worst-hit state with more than 10,400 cases. 1,070 people across the nation have succumbed to Covid-19, with 459 deaths being reported from Maharashtra.
Over three million cases have been registered across the globe and the United States continues to be the hardest hit and however has begun reopening the economy in phases. Taiwan and Hong Kong have reported zero cases of Covid-19 over the last five days. South Korea also reported zero cases of Covid-19 infections on Thursday.
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PM Modi holds meet to discuss measures to revive Covid-19 hit economy
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During the meeting, PM Modi directed that the action should be taken for a more proactive approach to handhold the investors, to look into their problems and help them in getting all the necessary Central and State clearances in a time-bound manner: Prime Minister's Office— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2020
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As of now, the directives are to use buses: Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on if Centre is considering proposal by many State Govts for running special trains to transport stranded people like students & migrant labourers pic.twitter.com/L3yDtPeKZq— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2020
First published: Apr 30, 2020 06:02 IST