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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus Live: New York declares state emergency amid new virus outbreak

Coronavirus epidemic has affected over tens of thousands across 90 countries. The epidemic, which began from a seafood and poultry market in China's Wuhan, has now killed more than 3,400 people. The outbreak has rattled livelihoods and upended financial markets around the world.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Mar 08, 2020 03:04 IST
Coronavirus Live: New York declares state emergency amid new virus outbreak

The coronavirus epidemic has affected livelihoods millions across the planet as it crossed a milestone of affecting more than a million people. The novel covid-19 has now killed 3,400 people across 90 nations. China has reported 28 new deaths due to coronavirus infection on Saturday along with 99 new cases. Originating from a seafood and poultry market in Wuhan, covid-19 crossed borders and affected international markets, places of worship in Iran and the Vatican, dealt a blow to Japan's 2020 Olympics preparations forcing G-20 nations and their central banks to come together to find means to tackle the outbreak which the World Health Organisation has graded 'very high' in terms risk to human life. In India, 34 cases have been diagnosed and 31,000 have been put under quarantine across several hospitals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked citizens to stay safe and not pay attention to any rumors regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Here are the live updates:

03:04 AM IST

Over 40 rescued from China hotel collapse, reports state media

Over 40 people were rescued following the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China on Saturday, state media reported.

According to a news report in AFP, officials said around 70 people were initially trapped when the building first crumbled.

01:45 AM IST

Women's World Ice hockey championships cancelled due to coronavirus

The Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, scheduled for Canada later this month, have been cancelled because of concerns over the coronavirus, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Saturday.

12:54 AM IST

New York declares state emergency amid coronavirus outbreak

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state emergency on Saturday as number of coronavirus cases in New York shot up to 76.

12:33 AM IST

Second French lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

A second member of the French Parliament's lower house has tested positive for novel coronavirus, while five other lawmakers are being tested for the illness, according to ANI.

12:00 AM IST

2 dead in Florida who tested positive for coronavirus

Two people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in Florida, marking the first deaths on the East Coast attributed to the outbreak in the U.S., health officials said Friday, according to news agency AP.

11:41 PM IST

Egypt says cruise ship quarantined over coronavirus cluster

A cruise ship on Egypt's Nile River with over 150 tourists and local crew was in quarantine Saturday in the southern city of Luxor, and 45 people on board tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said, according to news agency AP.

10:44 PM IST

Italy coronavirus toll passes 200, cases near 6,000

Italy's death toll from coronavirus rose by 36 to 233 on Saturday while the number of infections shot up by a single-day record of 1,247 to hit 5,883.


Italy has recorded the most deaths of any country outside China.

10:32 PM IST

Assam CM reviews health department's preparedness

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday reviewed the preparedness and monitoring mechanism of the health department to check the spread of novel coronavirus in the state.

10:30 PM IST

About 30 still trapped after Chinese coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses

About 30 people remained trapped early on Sunday after a five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou, state media said.

09:47 PM IST

Delhi woman kept under isolation for suspected coronavirus

A woman, who came in contact with the Paytm employee who tested positive for coronavirus, has been admitted to Safdarjung Hospital here for suspected infection, Delhi's health department said on Saturday.

In a bulletin, the department said she is kept under isolation at the hospital.

09:43 PM IST

Pakistan's first coronavirus patient discharged from hospital after full recovery: official

The first person to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Pakistan has been discharged from a private hospital here after making a full recovery, a health official said on Saturday.

09:33 PM IST

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews coronavirus preparedness in state

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday reviewed the preparedness for combating coronavirus in the state.

Patnaik met senior officials of various departments and instructed them to take all precautionary measures against the virus.

09:32 PM IST

70 people trapped as hotel used for coronavirus quarantining collapses in China

Around 70 people were trapped after the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China on Saturday evening, officials said.

At least 38 people have so far been rescued from the rubble of the 80-room Xinjia hotel in coastal Quanzhou city, said the local government.

09:08 PM IST

As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic

As cases of the coronavirus surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the U.S. and elsewhere, many scientists say it's plain that the world is in the grips of a pandemic — a serious global outbreak.

The World Health Organization has so far resisted describing the crisis as such, saying the word “pandemic” might spook the world further and lead some countries to lose hope of containing the virus.

08:55 PM IST

German coronavirus cases jump, economic nervousness rises

The number of coronavirus patients in Germany jumped to 684 on Saturday, with concern growing at the economic impact of the spreading epidemic on one of the world's most trade-dependent economies.


The number of patients recorded by the Robert Koch Institute had risen by 45, with large clusters in the west and south, where one initial outbreak centred on a car supplier with a unit in Wuhan, where the infection was first detected.

First published: Mar 07, 2020 06:10 IST