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Economic Times | 11 Apr, 2020 | 12.31AM IST

Coronavirus India Updates: Global death toll tops 100,000

More than 100,000 people have died worldwide from the coronavirus, with nearly 70 per cent of all fatalities in Europe.

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12:27 AM

Wrap up: All you need to know about Coronavirus outbreak

  • Global Covid-19 death toll tops 100,000
  • India has, so far, reported 6761 cases and 206 deaths
  • PM Johnson up and walking in COVID-19 recovery as UK deaths near 9,000
  • Italy to extend Coronavirus lockdown until May 3: Prime Minister
  • Number of 'containment zones in Delhi rises to 30 with addition of 6 new areas
  • Apple, Google team on virus 'tracing' technology via smartphones
  • Turkey coronavirus deaths pass 1,000: Health minister
  • UK COVID-19 daily death toll climbs by record 980: Health minister
  • Delhi case count rises to 903: Delhi CMO
  • Number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra reaches 1,574, reports PTI
  • Govt disburses Rs 15,841 cr to 7.92 cr farmers under PM-KISAN during lockdown
  • New Ebola case in Congo, days before outbreak's expected end
12:06 AM

FIFA chief warns against re-starting soccer too early

12:03 AM

Rajasthan government bans photography during distribution of food packets and ration among the needy coronavirus

Reports PTI
11:59 PM

Trump says he thinks U.S. will lose fewer than 100,000 lives to coronavirus

11:58 PM

Trump says will make 'announcement' on US funding to WHO next week

  • President Donald Trump on Friday said he will make an announcement next week on US funding to the World Health Organization, which he has recently threatened to cut.
  • "As you know, we have given them approximately $500 million a year, and we are going to be talking about that subject next week. We'll have a lot to say about it," Trump told a news conference in the White House.
11:51 PM

12 more test positive in WB, total active cases rise to 89

  • Twelve more people tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal, taking the number of active cases to 89, state Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Friday.
  • The total number of coronavirus infections reported so far in the state stands at 116.
11:48 PM

3M sues distributor for alleged price gouging of N95 respirators in New York

  • 3M Co (MMM.N) said it filed a lawsuit against Performance Supply LLC on Friday, alleging that the New Jersey-based company had posed as an authorized vendor of 3M-branded N95 respirators and offered millions of them for sale to New York City officials at prices as much as 600% over the list price.
  • N95 respirators, which are designed to filter 95% of airborne particles, are among the personal protective equipment most needed now by medical professionals as they battle the coronavirus outbreak. New York City has become the epicenter of the global pandemic.
11:43 PM

Over 3,400 inmates released from Maharashtra jails

  • The Maharashtra prisons department has released on bail 3478 prisoners till Friday to reduce crowding in jails due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
  • These prisoners are serving jails terms of less than seven years, they said.
11:34 PM

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 18,000 -Reuters tally

11:21 PM

NHRC asks Centre about arrangements made for mentally ill people in streets

The NHRC asked the Centre on Friday to inform it in two weeks the arrangements made for the mentally ill people roaming on streets in the time of the nationwide lockdown.
11:16 PM

Turkey Coronavirus deaths pass 1,000: Health minister

11:15 PM

Italy to extend Coronavirus lockdown until May 3: Prime Minister

11:15 PM

France reports 987 more Coronavirus deaths, toll tops 13,000: Official

11:13 PM

Global Covid death toll tops 100,000

11:01 PM

Apple, Google team on virus 'tracing' technology via smartphones

10:51 PM

Today, on 10 April 2020, till 9 PM IST, 15,663 samples have been reported. Of these, 433 were positive for SARS-CoV-2: ICMR

10:50 PM

A total of 1,61,330 samples from 1,47,034 individuals have been tested as on 10 April 2020, 9 PM IST: ICMR

10:50 PM

6872 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases in India: ICMR

10:48 PM

Boris Johnson walking in hospital as UK sees record death toll

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson was able to walk in hospital on Friday some 24 hours after leaving intensive care treatment for COVID-19, as Britain recorded nearly 1,000 daily deaths from the virus for the first time.
  • "The Prime Minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery," a Downing Street spokesman said.
10:47 PM

New York needs millions of coronavirus tests before reopening: Governor

  • Millions of New Yorkers must be tested for the new coronavirus before the state can reopen, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday, as he reported a continued slowing of COVID-19.
  • Cuomo said intensive care admissions were at their lowest since the crisis began last month but called for an "unprecedented mobilization" of testing before residents are able to return to work.
10:44 PM

Drive launched to temporarily empanel pvt hospitals under Ayushman Bharat

  • Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Health Authority (NHA) has launched a drive to temporarily empanel private hospitals under the Ayushman Bharat scheme to ensure continuation of treatments for serious cases such as cancer and cardiac ailments.
  • This is the Centre's follow-up call to its recent decision of bringing COVID-19 testing and treatment under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) carried out according to protocols and guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Union health ministry.
10:38 PM

New Ebola case in Congo, days before outbreak's expected end

  • A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Congo, just three days before the country expected to declare an end to the outbreak, the World Health Organization said Friday.
  • The new case was confirmed in Beni, a community that had been an epicenter of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.
10:35 PM

Turkey coronavirus deaths pass 1,000: Health minister

10:34 PM

The number of global coronavirus deaths reach 100,000 as the tally of cases pass 1.6 million

Reports Reuters
10:27 PM

Operations of fishing/ marine aquaculture industry, hatcheries, sale of fish exempted from nationwide lockdown

- Ministry of Home Affairs

10:26 PM

Lifting virus lockdowns too quickly could spark 'deadly resurgence': WHO

  • A hasty lifting of restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a fatal resurgence of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organisation warned on Friday.
  • WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was working with countries on ways in which lockdowns could be gradually eased, but said doing so too quickly could be dangerous.
10:18 PM

Delhi chief secretary directs officers to maintain strict vigil on social media

  • Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev directed officers on Friday to ensure a strict vigil on social media against any objectionable content, as he reiterated that social and religious gatherings are banned in the city during the ongoing lockdown.
  • The order was issued in view of the various religious festivals in the month of April.
10:15 PM

Four more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha; no. of cases rises to 48

  • Four more persons, including a woman and two girls, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of coronavirus patients to 48 in the state, health department officials said on Friday.
  • The woman and the two girls from the Jharpada area of the state capital are relatives of a man, who died of coronavirus.
  • The 72-year-old man, the first COVID-19 victim in the state, died on Monday.
10:13 PM

India clears the first list of 13 countries for Hydroxychloroquine, US gets 35.82 lakh tablets, reports ANI quoting sources

India has cleared the first list of 13 countries for Hydroxychloroquine. USA had asked for 48 lakh tablets of HCQ, India has sanctioned 35.82 lakh tablets. India has also sent 9MT API to US, as per their request: Sources (ANI)
10:10 PM

Railways transports 6.75 lakh wagons of commodities across country since March 23: officials

  • Railways has transported around 6.75 lakh wagons carrying goods including about 4.50 lakh wagons with essential commodities such as foodgrains, salt, sugar, edible oil, coal and petroleum products since March 23, a statement from the national transporter said Friday.
  • From April 2-8, it delivered a total of 2,58,503 wagons containing commodities out of which 1,55,512 wagons carried essential items.
10:03 PM

Mosque where 3 COVID-19 positive people stayed; first death in Assam linked to Jamaat meet

  • The Assam government has sealed a mosque in Guwahati where three persons who later tested positive for COVID-19 had stayed to attend a religious congregation last month, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.
  • Two of them had returned to Assam after attending a Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, which emerged as the biggest hotspot of coronavirus in the country.
  • The third stayed with them at the Athgaon Kabarsthan Masjid and accompanied one of them to Dhubri, Sharma said at a press conference.
09:57 PM

Procurement support for farmers is necessity; central, state govts must ensure fair, remunerative prices for farm produce

- Sonia Gandhi

09:54 PM

110 people arrested in Kashmir for violating lockdown

  • Police arrested 110 people from different areas of Kashmir on Friday for violating the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
  • Acting tough against the violators, the police in Srinagar, Bandipora and Kupwara districts arrested 110 people and seized eight vehicles, a spokesperson of the force said.
  • In Srinagar, the police arrested 26 people, including seven shopkeepers, from the Shaheed Gunj, Nowgam, Khanyar and Parimpora areas of the city for defying the lockdown and also seized two vehicles, the spokesperson said.
09:49 PM

Number of Thane's COVID-19 patients reaches 39

  • With the addition of six more COVID-19 patients, the number of such cases in Thane district of Maharashtra reached 39, civic officials said on Friday.
  • Thane Municipal Corporation's spokesperson Sandeep Malavi said that five of the new patients are women, including a 38-year-old doctor.
09:48 PM

Sonia Gandhi calls for special financial package for MSMEs and labourers employed there

09:47 PM

Rajasthan reports 98 new cases, total case count 561

  • 98 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan today, of which 53 are from Jaipur.
  • Total positive cases in the state stand at 561: Rajasthan Health Department
  • Reports ANI
09:44 PM

Number of 'containment zones in Delhi rises to 30 with addition of 6 new areas

Number of 'containment zones in Delhi rises to 30 with addition of 6 new areas
09:41 PM

UK COVID-19 daily death toll climbs by record 980: Health minister

09:38 PM

Most urban Indians see normalcy returning by June, says survey

  • Majority of urban Indians (83 per cent) are optimistic of the Covid-19 crisis ending and normalcy returning by June 2020, according to a survey.
  • Interestingly, India is placed fourth in the pecking order in optimism (around tackling of the Covid-19 crisis and normalcy returning by June 2020), and is preceded by the top three optimistic markets of Vietnam (92 per cent), Brazil (85 per cent) and Mexico (84 per cent), as per the survey by research firm Ipsos.
09:36 PM

UK PM Johnson able to do short walks, thanks medical staff for COVID-19 care

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been able walk short distances as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery, his office said on Saturday.
  • Johnson came out of intensive care on Friday after three nights and is recovering on a hospital ward.
09:35 PM

BMC directs all dialysis centers to take precautions & to screen for COVID-19 like symptoms in patients before putting them on dialysis

Reports ANI
09:26 PM

New York sees slight single-day drop in ICU admissions 'for the first time since we started this journey,' Governor Cuomo says

09:24 PM

Punjab makes wearing mask outside compulsory

  • Punjab Government makes it mandatory for people to wear masks in public places, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus
  • Reports ANI
09:22 PM

Rajasthan govt announces Rs 50 lakh compensation for staff who die due to COVID-19 while on duty

  • Rajasthan government on Friday announced it will provide an assistance of Rs 50 lakh to the family of any employee who dies due to coronavirus while on duty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official statement said.
  • This assistance scheme also includes state government contractual employees deployed on coronavirus related duty, it said.
09:19 PM

21-year-old man recovers from COVID-19, discharged

  • One more person, who was under treatment for COVID-19 in Dakshina Kannada (DK) district, was on Friday discharged from a hospital here after recovery.
  • With the discharge of the 21-year-old patient, the number of those under treatment in the district has come down to seven. Of the 12 positive cases detected, four have already been cured and discharged.
09:18 PM

Mumbai: 11 more test coronavirus positive in Dharavi, tally 28

  • Eleven more people, including two who returned from the last month's religious gathering at Nizamuddin, tested positive for coronavirus in Dharavi on Friday, taking the tally in the slum-dominated area here to 28, civic officials said.
  • According to the officials, among the 11 three are women. One of them, aged 29, is the wife of a doctor who tested positive earlier in Vaibhav Nagar, while the another one, aged 31, is a resident of the Kalyanwadi locality, they said.
09:10 PM

I have discussed with former CMs Uma Bharti, Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh and sought their suggestion regarding our strategy to contain Coronavirus

- Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

09:01 PM

Drones at work

08:58 PM

Delhi Government declares street No.18 to 22 of Zakir Nagar & nearby area of Abu Bakar Masjid as 'containment zones'

Rest of Zakir Nagar as 'buffer zone', after COVID19 positive patients found here earlier (ANI)
Delhi Government declares street No.18 to 22 of Zakir Nagar & nearby area of Abu Bakar Masjid  as 'containment zones'
08:50 PM

We have been told that 13,500 PPEs will be given tonight and 13,500 will be provided by tomorrow. Immediately we need at least 2 lakh PPEs

- Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister (ANI)

08:46 PM

Delhi Testing Status

Delhi Testing Status
08:45 PM

Delhi case count rises to 903: Delhi CMO

Delhi case count rises to 903: Delhi CMO
08:44 PM

47 persons locked in houses for breaking quarantine

  • Forty-seven persons were locked in their houses for 12 hours in Chhattarpur district on Friday as they kept violating quarantine, an official said.
  • These people had returned to Raj Nagar tehsil from cities such as Indore and Bhopal which are hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
08:38 PM

CRPF, ITBP launch PPE, masks preparation units

  • Two Central Armed Police Forces -- the CRPF and the ITBP-- Friday said they have started making PPEs (personal protective equipment) and face masks for COVID-19 frontline warriors of the country.
  • They said they have deployed specialised machines and manpower at their bases in and around the national capital for the purpose.
08:37 PM

183 new COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi, 154 are linked to the Nizamuddin Markaz, reports ANI

08:31 PM

Seventy new coronavirus positive cases in Gujarat; state tally jumps to 378: Official

Reports PTI
08:29 PM

Bihar Education Department will call a meeting of private school operators & ask them to consider a waiver of students' tuition fees for Coronavirus Lockdown period after it ends

- Bihar Education Minister Krishna Nandan Verma (ANI)

08:28 PM

6 held for Good Friday prayer assembly in Dharavi

Six people were arrested in Mumbai's Dharavi area for assembling to offer prayers on the occasion of Good Friday in violation of lockdown norms in place for the novel coronavirus outbreak, said police.
08:27 PM

7 more positives in Kerala, 27 recover today, total cases 364

  • 7 more cases were reported across Kerala today taking the total number reported so far to 364.
  • Of the seven cases today, two were related to the Nizamuddin event. 27 people recovered during the day taking the total number to 124.
  • At present 238 are undergoing treatment in various hospitals.
08:22 PM

Guj lockdown: 16 held for offering Friday prayers in mosques

Sixteen people were arrested in Gujarat's Vadodara and the Union Territory of Daman for offering Friday prayers in mosques despite lockdown and social distancing orders in place for the novel coronavirus outbreak, police said.
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