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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Covid-19 updates: 6 virus deaths recorded in Maharashtra today, say officials

Coronavirus cases in India stood at 3,072 on Saturday morning, according to the ministry of health. The number of people who have died due to the virus was put at 75. 

By Prashasti Singh | Updated: Apr 04, 2020 23:07 IST
Covid-19 updates: 6 virus deaths recorded in Maharashtra today, say officials

On day-11 of India's 21-day lockdown that ends on April 14, coronavirus cases in the country stand at 3,072. Out of these, 183 people have been discharged and 75 have lost their lives, according to the ministry of health. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the nation through a video, and made an appeal to everyone to light candles and torches for 9 minutes at 9 pm on April 5, "to show solidarity in the time of darkness".

“I want nine minutes of your time on April 5 at 9 pm. Switch off all the lights of your homes and stand with candles, diyas, torches or flashlights of your mobile phone for nine minutes,” PM Modi said in his video message.  

Meanwhile, as the number of infected people across the world crossed the 1-million mark, a high-level panel of scientists in the US concluded that the virus  can spread through just breathing and talking, contrary to what was believed earlier.  

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11:07 PM IST

130 Hong Kong police staff to be quarantined after colleagues infected with virus: Report

About 130 of Hong Kong's frontline riot police officers will be sent to quarantine camp after two of their colleagues were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, a police source told AFP late Saturday, reports AFP.

10:54 PM IST

Bihar reports 2 more coronavirus cases, total cases in state jump to 32

Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar, taking the total number of patients suffering from the dreaded disease in the state to 32, a top official said on Saturday, reports PTI.

10:53 PM IST

Italy's intensive care coronavirus cases drop for first time

Italy saw its first drop Saturday in the number of patients intensive care treatment for the coronavirus that had stretched the Mediterranean country's world-class healthcare system to breaking point, reports AFP.

10:35 PM IST

CRPF DG goes into self quarantine after force doctor tests positive

Two days after Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief medical officer was tested positive for coronavirus, DG CRPF - AP Maheshwari has gone into self quarantine as a precautionary measure, officials said.

09:57 PM IST

6 virus deaths recorded in Maharashtra today: Officials

The state health department of Maharashtra said that 6 people died due to the novel coronavirus. Of them four were from Mumbai, one from Thane and one from Amravati.

09:30 PM IST

Indian Air Force personnel who was a part of Tablighi Jamaat put under quarantine: Report

An Indian Air Force personnel who was in the Nizamuddin Area during the Tablighi Markaz congregation has been put under precautionary quarantine by the service. The airman is posted in Delhi, reports ANI.

09:24 PM IST

Greece extends cornavirus lockdown by three weeks to April 27

Greece on Saturday announced a three-week extension to its coronavirus lockdown to April 27 as it reported nine more deaths. "Difficult weeks lie ahead... If we relax our efforts, the virus will destroy us," Nikos Hardalias, deputy minister for civil protection, told a daily briefing, reports AFP.

09:05 PM IST

Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims docking in Florida

Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, is docking in Florida. Princess Cruises spokeswoman Negin Kamali said in an email Saturday the Coral Princess ship is docking in Miami. The ship with 1,020 passengers and 878 crew members has been in limbo for days awaiting permission to dock, reports AP.

08:49 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Srinagar district reach 27: DM

The number of Covid-19 cases in Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir have reached 27, district magistrate Shahid Choudhary said on Saturday. Over 300 contacts of the infected people have been placed under quarantine and some areas are being isolated for extensive screening, he added. :ANI

08:39 PM IST

Spain to extend lockdown until April 25

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday the extension of the country's lockdown until April 25 in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, reports AFP.

08:04 PM IST

6 Tabligi Jamaat members test positive in Uttarakhand, number of cases jump to 22

Six Tabligi Jamaat members tested positive for coronavirus in Uttarakhand on Saturday, taking the number of cases in the state to 22. Five cases were reported from Nainital district and one from Roorkee in Haridwar district, officials at the COVID-19 control room here said, reports PTI.

08:00 PM IST

8 of 12 detained from Latur mosque test positive

Eight out of 12 people found in a mosque in Nilanga in Maharashtra's Latur district,some 480 kilometres from here, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday, a senior police official said, reports PTI.

07:48 PM IST

Coronavirus global death toll crosses 60,000: AFP Tally

The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 60,000 people worldwide, nearly three quarters of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1330 GMT Saturday from official sources. A total of 60,457 deaths have been recorded, including 44,132 in Europe, the continent worst hit by the virus, reports AFP.

07:40 PM IST

India reports 75 coronavirus deaths, 3,072 cases

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that 3,072 people have been infected and 75 people have died due to the novel coronavirus.

<p>India reports 75 coronavirus deaths, 3,072 cases</p>
07:24 PM IST

India-US to fight coronavirus together, says PM Modi after call with Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he had an extensive telephone conversation with United States President Donald Trump. He also said that both agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19.

First published: Apr 04, 2020 05:08 IST