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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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12:07 PM IST

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba holds convenes meeting over Covid-19

Gauba will be discussing resumption of economic activities, migrant labourers, conditions of Indians stranded abroad with chief secretaries and DGPs of all states.

11:50 AM IST

Plasma therapy showing results: Delhi health minister

Satyendar Jain told ANI that 4 out of 6 critically ill patients have almost recovered after plasma therapy treatment.

11:31 AM IST

Union ministry begins meeting on Covid-19

Health Ministry has begun a meeting to discuss Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

11:30 AM IST

Decision on relaxations or lockdown extension post April 30

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that any decision on the lockdown will be taken after April 30.

11:10 AM IST

Karnataka health minister gives go ahead to plasma therapy trials

B Sriramulu said that BMC Victoria hospital has undertaken phase I trials for Convalescent Plasma Therapy for critical Covid-19 patients.

11:08 AM IST

Delhi government not to implement MHA order

The MHA had passed an order where it had asked shopkeepers to begin their operation by maintaining strict social distancing and operating with 50%staff. The DDA has not yet decided to implement the order.

10:47 AM IST

Bihar government ponders plasma therapy for patients

Sanjay Kumar, the state's Principal Health Secretary said that Bihar plans to use plasma therapy for its patients in AIIMS, Patna.

10:29 AM IST

Hotspot Indore shows no signs of calming, 56 fresh cases reported

85 people have so far died in Indore, accounting for 10% of national death rate for Covid-19, the city has also recorded 1,085 cases.

10:13 AM IST

Farmer's gesture brings wells up New York governor's eyes

Dennis Ruhnke, sent a mask to Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and wrote a letter requesting him to send it to a doctor or nurse in New York city.

09:45 AM IST

Mexico will reopen its auto-factories

The Mexican government said that it will maintain the safety of its workers and reopen its car factories to maintain the supply chain intact of the North American free trade zone. US had launched a campaign to push Mexico to restart its manufacturing operations.

09:31 AM IST

People in Tamil Nadu shop in preparation of lockdown

People were seen thronging to the shops as Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami announced that Chennai along with Coimbatore, Madurai will go through a complete lockdown from April 26 to April 29.

09:05 AM IST

Ex-PM criticises Centre for DA, DR freeze

Former PM Manmohan Singh said that it is unfair to impose hardships on govt employees and their families. ANI tweeted quoting sources.

08:47 AM IST

India registers 24,506 covid-19 cases, death toll surpasses 750

India has registered 1,429 deaths and 57 deaths in the last 24 hours. 5063 people have recovered.

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08:20 AM IST

Bathindi has been identified as a red zone

Bathindi is in tight security because the area has been identified as a red zone by J&K administration.

07:39 AM IST

Ramadan begins indoors for Muslims in India

Muslim families were seen following holy rituals at home as the pandemic forces people to remain indoors during the holy month of Ramadan.

First published: Apr 25, 2020 05:41 IST