Covid-19 highlights: 5,00,000 people affected by coronavirus globally
As the nation entered the 21-day lockdown, serpentine queues, crowded markets, and harassment of e-commerce and food delivery people by police departments seemingly unaware of what was allowed and what wasn’t, marked the first day of this three-week lockdown to cease the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
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The US finally agreed on a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to help individuals and companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In India, several states and some central government departments have announced similar packages – but for specific worker groups. A larger relief package is expected.
As on Thursday, India had total 694 cases of Covid-19 and had seen 16 deaths. 44 people among these 694 have been cured and discharged.
Here are the live updates on the coronavirus outbreak:
Coronavirus has affected more than half a million people across the planet
Over 5,00,000 people are now affected by coronavirus across the globe. 22,000 people have died so far.
Maharashtra cases soar to 130
Maharashtra reported 5 more positive cases of coronavirus. 3 people from Sangli and 1 from Kolhapur have tested positive for the virus.
5 more people tested positive for #COVID19 in Maharashtra today (3 from Sangli and 1 each from Kolhapur & Pune), taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 130: Maharashtra Health Department pic.twitter.com/QsXHEbAaOL— ANI (@ANI) March 26, 2020
PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with Emir of Qatar
Prime Minister's Office: PM Modi thanked Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani for his personal attention to the welfare of Indians living and working in Qatar, particularly in the present situation. The Amir assured PM about the safety and welfare of all Indian expatriates in Qatar. https://t.co/yCU7jyeGS0— ANI (@ANI) March 26, 2020
Rajasthan reports 5 more cases, 43 people affected
43 people in Rajasthan have been affected due to coronavirus as five new cases have been reported. The state health department reported that the total number of cases has now reached 43.
Union Minister Gadkari donates a month's salary to tackle outbreak
Union minister Nitin Gadkari has donated his one month's salary so that relief efforts can be extended to the poor across the country.
Delhi govt orders district magistrates to aid the needy
Delhi Govt has asked its district magistrates to set up 'hunger relief centres' in their jurisdiction, PTI said quoting a state government official. Earlier today, Delhi Police was earlier seen helping the needy by offering them food during the coronavirus lockdown.
Odisha reports one more case of coronavirus
The total number of cases in Odisha rose to 3 as a sixty-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus.
Northern Italy struggles to cope as Covid-19 death toll rises
Lombardy has reported a rise in coronavirus deaths as 385 deaths were reported in a day which took the toll to around 4,860. Lombardy has borne the brunt of Italy's contagion.
Nadal asks Spanish athletes to raise 11 million Euros to help Spain fight pandemic
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has asked Spanish athletes to raise 11 million euros as Spain struggles to fight the pandemic which has claimed thye lives of over 4,000 in Spain. Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola had each donated one million euros ($1.08 million) to help clinics and medical centres fight the outbreak while Cristiano Ronaldo donated lifesaving equipment to Portuguese hospitals.
Ha llegado la hora de que el deporte español consigamos #nuestramejorvictoria.— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) March 26, 2020
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👉 https://t.co/FkUPrvfhpr#vamos 👆🏻🎾 🏀 🙏 pic.twitter.com/pWYIfPfj0U
China to bar foreigners to curb imported coronavirus infections
Chinese foreign ministry in a statement said that foreigners will not be able to enter the Chinese mainland as the nation looks to curb imported cases. On Thursday, China's foreign ministry announced barring diplomatic workersm even foreign citizens with residence permits will be prevented from entering starting on Saturday.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reports surge in Covid-19 deaths
New York governor Cuomo said that New York saw a massive surge in new deaths as toll rose to 385. 100 deaths were reported overnight.
G20 leaders appreciate India's regional as well as global role
India's SAARC initiative to tackle the Covid-19 crisis as well India's efforts to contain the outbreak nationally was appreciated by G20 leaders during the virtual meet.
Globalization needs to focus on humanity, pandemic taught us that: PM Modi
PM Modi said that Covid-19 has taught world's nations that a renewed approach towards globalisation is needed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said #COVID19 has offered an opportunity to look at a new concept of globalization. One that also focuses on humanity, climate change, and terrorism other than economic & financial aspects: Sources https://t.co/qoC9fZTeIV— ANI (@ANI) March 26, 2020
India reports highest surge in coronavirus numbers, 88 cases reported on Thursday
India saw cases surge on March 26 as 88 new infections of coronavirus were reported. Maharashtra has reported 5 deaths so far, a septuagenarian in Mumbai admitted to Kasturba Gandhi Hospital was the latest casualty.
First published: Mar 26, 2020 06:18 IST