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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Pak health minister to take part in SAARC members video conference on COVID-19

As coronavirus cases continue to surge all over the globe events related to sports, politics and entertainment are being put on hold. Over 134,000 people have been affected and 4,984 people have died so far from the disease. India has recorded 81 confirmed cases including one death from covid-19.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Mar 14, 2020 03:29 IST
Pak health minister to take part in SAARC members video conference on COVID-19

Coronavirus epidemic is surging all over the planet and has infected people from more than 100 nations. China reported a 8 new cases of coronavirus and five cases of new infections from Hubei have been recorded. These were the lowest numbers China has reported since the outbreak began from a Wuhan in December 2019. Italy recorded 1,000 deaths due to the outbreak making the European nation the centre of the epidemic in the continent. In India, 81 coronavirus cases have surfaced so far. A septuagenarian from Karnataka succumbed to covid-19 on Thursday.


Markets across Asia plunged on Friday as Japan's Nikkei 225 and BSE's Sensex opened at record lows. The disease has infected people from across the social spectrum with politicians, sports personalities and movie stars. Canadian first lady Sophie Trudeau, Australian minister Peter Dutton, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, Chelsea forward Hudson-Odoi have been infected by covid-19.

03:29 AM IST

US emergency declaration came as deaths from Coronavirus soared in Europe

The US state of emergency declaration came as infections and deaths from the new Coronavirus soared in Europe, and as the WHO chief warned that it was impossible to say when the virus would peak globally. : AFP

03:12 AM IST

Italians braving social isolation

Italians are beating the social isolation imposed by the country's coronavirus lock down by taking to their windows and singing in unison. : AFP

02:33 AM IST

Trump says 'may be adding' Britain to European travel ban

Trump says 'may be adding' Britain to European travel ban

02:08 AM IST

Trump says 'likely' to have #Coronavirus test 'fairly soon'

Trump says 'likely' to have #Coronavirus test 'fairly soon'.

02:00 AM IST

Not taken coronavirus test because 'I don't have any of the symptoms': Trump

Trump says not taken coronavirus test because 'I don't have any of the symptoms'.

01:43 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Health Minister's response to not being invited for meet on coronavirus

On reports of not being invited for a meeting on coronavirus at CM's residence on March 12, Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo said, "Maybe the meeting was called in haste but I think CM's Office should have made sure that the Health Minister attended it.

01:31 AM IST

Rajasthan shuts down its schools, colleges, cinema halls

Schools, colleges, cinema halls, coaching centres, gymnasiums will be closed in Rajasthan till March 30.

01:28 AM IST

Maitree Express, Bandhan Express services suspended

As per Advisory of MHA, operation of existing Indo-Bangladesh cross-border passenger trains (i.e. Maitree Express and Bandhan Express) and passenger buses shall remain suspended from March 15 to April 15, 2020, or till further orders whichever is earlier.

01:22 AM IST

US President Donald Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus pandemic

US President Donald Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus pandemic

12:46 AM IST

Health minister Zafar Mirza to be available for video conferencing on COVID-19: Pak foreign ministry

Aisha Farooqui, spokesperson for Pakistan's ministry of foreign affairs tweeted: The threat of #COVID-19 requires coordinated efforts at global and regional level. We have communicated that SAPM on Health will be available to participate in the video conference of #SAARC member countries on the issue.

12:39 AM IST

US mission in India cancels immigrant, nonimmigrant visa appointments

U.S. Mission India posts, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, are cancelling immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments from March 16, 2020, onward.

11:20 PM IST

Ministry of Health puts total coronavirus cases in India at 82

Ministry of Health has put the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases across India at 82.

10:40 PM IST

69-year-old woman in Delhi dies of coronavirus, second death in India

A 69-year old woman, mother of a Janakpuri patient, tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday died at Dr RML hospital on Friday.

09:46 PM IST

Europe now 'epicentre' of COVID-19 pandemic: WHO

Europe now 'epicentre' of COVID-19 pandemic, says WHO.

09:16 PM IST

Lone coronavirus patient from Telangana has recovered and is going to be discharged from the hospital soon

Telangana Health Minister's office: The lone coronavirus patient from the state has recovered and is going to be discharged from the hospital soon.

First published: Mar 13, 2020 05:35 IST