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Delhi reported 25 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hrs: CM Kejriwal

India's coronavirus numbers rose to 4,789 including 124 deaths, according to the latest health ministry figures on Tuesday evening. Of the total cases, 4,312 are active cases.

By Prashasti Singh | Updated: Apr 07, 2020 23:44 IST
Delhi reported 25 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hrs: CM Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (PTI File)

India's coronavirus numbers rose to 4,789 including 124 deaths, according to the latest health ministry figures on Tuesday evening. Of the total cases, 4,312 are active cases while 352 have been cured and one is migrated case.

Elsewhere in the world, UK and New York registered record daily deaths from Covid-19. While the UK daily record was 786, New York’s governor said the US state saw record 731 deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours, reports AFP.


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06:49 PM IST

9 new coronavirus cases in Kerala; total rises to 336.

9 new coronavirus cases in Kerala; total rises to 336. : PTI

06:22 PM IST

Some relaxation on work front for unorganized sector on anvil: Mamata Banerjee

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says some relaxation on work front for unorganised sector workers is on the anvil but all must follow social distancing, news agency PTI reports.

She also said that the government has identified seven COVID-19 hotspots in West Bengal

06:20 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 cases rise to 690

Tamil Nadu health secretary Beela Rajesh said that 69 people tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday of which 63 persons are those who attended Tableeghi Jamaat event in Delhi, reports ANI.

Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 690 of which 636 are Tableeghi Jamaat attendees.

05:50 PM IST

PM Modi speaks to Swedish Premier Lofven on Covid-19 situation

PM Modi had a telephone conversation today with Stefan Lofven, Prime Minister of Sweden. The two leaders discussed the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, and the steps being taken in their respective countries for controlling its health and economic impacts: Prime Minister's Office

05:49 PM IST

IRCTC suspends bookings for 3 private trains till Apr 30

IRCTC suspends bookings for its 3 private trains till Apr 30; bookings were earlier suspended till end of 21-day lockdown, an official said on Tuesday.

All passengers who booked tickets on IRCTC-run 3 trains will get full refund, says IRCTC.

The trains are Tejas Express Ahemdabad-Mumbai, Tejas Express Delhi-Lucknow and Kashi Mahakal Express from Varanasi to Indore.

05:45 PM IST

Swiss coronavirus death toll rises to 641, positive tests surpass 22,000

The Swiss death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 641, the country's public health agency said on Tuesday, rising from 584 people on Monday, reports Reuters.

The number of positive tests also increased to 22,242 people from 21,652 on Monday, it said. The government is due to give an update later on Tuesday on the epidemic situation.

05:37 PM IST

Bengal corona cases rise to 69, death toll at 5

In West Bengal death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 5 and 8 new cases have been reported today. Total cases in the state stand at 69, said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee; ANI

05:32 PM IST

314 Covid-19 cases in UP till date, 168 linked to Tablighi Jamaat: CM

A total of 314 people have been found Covid-19 positive in Uttar Pradesh till now, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday. Of these, 168 are connected to Tablighi Jamaat, he added: ANI

05:03 PM IST

Nepal extends ban on intl flights till Apr 30

Nepal extends the ban on international flights till 30th April. The ban on domestic flights to remain in effect till 15th April: ANI

04:58 PM IST

'If need arises, will extend the lockdown': CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday that lives of people are more important, economy can be built again but if people die, how will we bring them back? That is why, if the need arises we will extend the lockdown, a decision will be taken based on the situation. :ANI

04:43 PM IST

Cops at Maharashtra CM's residence to be tested for Covid-19: State Home Minister

Police personnel at Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's residence 'Matoshree' will be tested for coronavirus, says state's home minister, a day after tea-stall owner near the bungalow tested positive: PTI

04:21 PM IST

No decision on extending lockdown as yet, don't speculate: Health Ministry

No decision on extending lockdown as yet, says Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary in health ministry. He urged media not to speculate on the issue

04:19 PM IST

Status of essential goods & services is satisfactory: Home Ministry

Status of essential goods & services is by and large satisfactory. Home Minister did a detailed review of the status of essential commodities & lockdown measures, he gave directions to take appropriate measures and ensure hoarding & black marketing is not done: PS Srivastav, Joint Secretary in Home Ministry

04:17 PM IST

Railways has prepared 40,000 beds in 2500 coaches

Indian Railways has prepared 40,000 isolation beds in 2,500 coaches. They are making 375 isolation beds daily and this is going on across 133 locations across the country: Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

04:15 PM IST

1 Covid-19 patient can infect 406 persons in absence of preventive measures: Health Ministry citing a new study

One Covid-19 patient can infect 406 persons in absence of preventive measures says Health Ministry citing a new study

First published: Apr 07, 2020 05:22 IST