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Cases in India doubling every four days

In a major decision today, all exports of hydroxycloroquine — the malaria drug on which Trump sought India to relax export rules — were banned. Meanwhile, Modi spoke to several leaders including Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Pranab Mukherjee, on the Covid-19 situation.

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Last Updated: Apr 05, 2020, 06.08 PM IST
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India's officially confirmed Covid-19 cases jumped to 3,374 as of Saturday with 79 fatalities, even as the global numbers passed the 1.2 million mark with over 65,000 deaths.

In a major decision today, all exports of hydroxycloroquine — the malaria drug on which Trump sought India to relax export rules — were banned.

PM Modi spoke to several leaders including Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Pranab Mukherjee, on the Covid-19 situation; meanwhile, India gets ready for a candlelight vigil at 9 pm tonight.

Here are the other big developments during the day:

The count so far:
  • Two deaths in Tamil Nadu; cases in the state now 485.
  • One death in Madhya Pradesh; state's case tally now up to 182.
  • One death in Maharashtra; 26 new cases raise total to 661.
  • One death in Gujarat; 14 new cases bring the state total to 122.
  • One death in Rajasthan; six new cases raise tally to 210.
  • 34 new cases in Andhra Pradesh; state tally now 226.
  • 14 new cases in Kashmir; J&K count now up over 100.
  • 13 new cases in Uttar Pradesh, state count up to 227.
  • Seven new cases in Himachal Pradesh; state tally now 14.
  • Six new cases in Haryana, bringing the state total to 76.

World India Global deaths
12,13,927 3,374 65,652

Health:
  • ICMR pushes for rapid Antibody testing in the country.
  • India bans all export of malaria drug hydroxycloroquine and diagnostic kits.
  • LIC extends premium payment deadlines by 30 days.

World:
  • 630 deaths recorded in New York State in the last 24 hours.
  • Spain's death toll rises to 12,418.
  • Germany records over 90,000 cases.
  • China reports 30 new cases.
  • Pakistan's case count now 2818; 45 dead.
  • Japan reports 130 new cases.
  • USA to airlift 22,000 Americans stranded overseas.
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