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Highlights: Total number of coronavirus cases in Bihar mount to 242

As global coronavirus death toll inches towards 2 lakh, countries plan to lift lockdown restrictions. States in US began easing Covid-19 lockdowns and India, too, began issuing orders towards opening its economy while more than 24,942 continue to be afflicted.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Apr 26, 2020 00:01 IST
Highlights: Total number of coronavirus cases in Bihar mount to 242

Nations battling the onslaught of Covid-19 seek reopening as global economies stare at an uphill struggle to upend the slump caused by the pandemic. 2.8 million people are infected with Covid-19 globally, but the recovery rate continues to remain below 30% as death toll surges towards 2 lakh. India has recorded 24,942 cases and 779 deaths so far.


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03:45 PM IST

Total positive cases rise to 63 in Jharkhand

Four persons have been tested positive for #COVID19 in Ranchi today: Dr. DK Singh, Director, Ranchi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

Total positive cases rise to 63 in Jharkhand, reports ANI.

03:19 PM IST

7 new Covid-19 cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 new Covid-19 cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, total rises to 29: Official, reports PTI.

03:06 PM IST

Central team on Covid--19 writes to West Bengal government suggesting stricter implementation of lockdown in north Bengal

Central team on Covid--19 writes to West Bengal government suggesting stricter implementation of lockdown in north Bengal

02:57 PM IST

There are 92 Covid-19 hotspots in Delhi, entire city is not a hotpsot: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

There are 92 Covid-19 hotspots in Delhi, entire city is not a hotpsot: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

02:47 PM IST

Nepal extends ban on operations of domestic and international flights till 15th May

Nepal extends ban on operations of domestic and international flights till 15th May: Narayan Bidari, Secretary at Nepal Prime Minister's Office

02:37 PM IST

27 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan today

27 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan today so far- 8 in Ajmer, 2 in Dholpur, 1 in Dungarpur, 5 each in Jhalawar and Jodhpur, 4 in Kota and 1 each in Bharatpur and Jaipur. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 2061: Rajasthan Health Department

02:23 PM IST

Use of rapid test kits has been postponed for now: Sources on today's Union Group of Ministers meeting

It was agreed in the meeting that Covid-19 situation in the country is under control and the steps taken by the government have shown positive results. Therefore, the use of rapid test kits has been postponed for now. According to govt, currently, the capacity is to conduct more than 15 lakh tests. Additionally, several Indian companies are in the process of developing test kits. More than 1.25 lakh volunteers are ready to assist in the fight against Covid-19: Sources on today's Union Group of Ministers meeting, reports news agency ANI.

02:18 PM IST

There is no order to open restaurants, no order to open any kind of restaurant: Home Affairs

As per the new orders of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) there is no order to open restaurants, no order to open any kind of restaurant: Joint Secretary (Home Affairs) Punya Salila Srivastava

02:06 PM IST

No respite for Lucknow's lockdown rules

Abhishek Prakash, Lucknow DM, has said lockdown will continue to be followed until further orders are issued.

01:56 PM IST

Home Ministry provides clarification on salons and barber shops

Home ministry joint secretary Punya Salila Srivastava said the MHA order only applies to shops which deal in the sail of items. She said there is no order on liquor shops, salons and barbershops.

01:53 PM IST

Congress leader Kapil Sibal says lockdown needs rethinking

Congress leader Kapil Sibal says one cannot lockout the economy and impose lockdown on people.

01:27 PM IST

Punjab CM to decide on lockdown in state

Punjab Health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said Punjab CM will consult all authorities before taking a decision on lockdown.

01:09 PM IST

Spicejet cargo plane arrives with medical supplies from China

Spicejet freight plane arrived late night from Shanghai carrying medical supplies at the IGI Airport, Delhi. It carried 18 tons of cargo.

12:41 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 394 cases in 24 hours

Maharashtra continues to be worst-hit as state tally reached 6,817. Maharashtra accounts for 27.81% of nationwide cases. With 301 deaths, it accounts for 38% of the deaths reported nationwide.

12:37 PM IST

UP bans public gathering till June 30

The office of UP CM Yogi Adityanath has issued a directive stopping all public gathering till June 30.

First published: Apr 25, 2020 05:41 IST