Coronavirus: Latest updates on Covid-19 crisis around the world

PTI New Delhi | Updated on April 04, 2020

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Saturday.

2:46 p.m.

Congress appeals to the central government to give more financial aid to states to help them deal with COVID-19 pandemic.

2:43 p.m.

A healthy baby is born to a COVID-19 positive woman at AIIMS, making it the first such case in Delhi.

2:32 p.m.

A well-known Islamic seminary in Doda district has offered its hostel building for setting up a 100-bed quarantine facility for coronavirus patients.

2:28 p.m.

Government issues advisory asking people to wear ‘homemade face covers’

2:27 p.m.

Railways says no final decision has been taken yet on restoration of train services and that a call on it would be taken in a few days.

2:08 p.m.

Sikh community in Australia works tirelessly to deliver free meals to needy people.

1:38 p.m.

Singapore reports sixth death from COVID-19 as total cases reach 1,114 in the country.

1:36 p.m.

Three people tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of cases in the Union Territory to 78.

1:18 p.m.

State power utilities gear up for blackout on Sunday.

1:04 p.m.

Rajasthan is grappling with the coronavirus challenge posed by the return of Tablighi Jamaat members from their congregation in Delhi.

12:33 p.m.

The government puts curbs on exports of diagnostic kits with a view to discourage shipments amid the coronavirus outbreak.

12:32 p.m.

Pakistan records 2,700 coronavirus cases with the number of cases in its Punjab province crossing 1,000-mark.

12:12 p.m.

Nine of the 14 patients who had tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh have been cured over the past 12 days, official says.

12:00 p.m.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says it’s imperative for India to ramp up testing for coronavirus, and that the government must act now for the lockdown to yield results.

11:46 a.m.

The New York State reports its highest number of 562 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, with a person dying almost every two-and-a-half minutes, as Governor Andrew Cuomo allowed redistribution of ventilators and protective gear to hospitals with greater need.

11:40 a.m.

Six persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in UP’s Maharajganj.

11:39 a.m.

UP’s Banda reports first coronavirus case as Jamaat returnee tests positive.

11:34 a.m.

Railways says it has begun preparing to resume all its services from April 15 after a 21-day suspension of its passenger trains in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

11:29 a.m.

Expressing confidence that the US general election in November won’t be delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump vehemently opposes the idea of mail-in voting.

11:09 a.m.

A 60-year-old coronavirus positive woman having no travel history died at a hospital in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Saturday as the state reported 17 fresh positive cases, taking the tally to 196.

11:05 a.m.

All the COVID-19 patients admitted to the Chest Diseases hospital here were responding well to the treatment, the hospital says.

10:51 a.m.

Disney movies ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Mulan’ get new release dates.

10:35 a.m.

The country’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 68 as the number of cases rises to 2,902.

10:34 a.m.

Three Jamaat members, including two from Bangladesh, test corona positive in UP’s Shamli.

10:09 a.m.

President Donald Trump recommends Americans to cover their faces with scarves or homemade cloth masks while going outside to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

9:29 a.m.

China holds memorial for victims and martyrs of coronavirus.

9:24 a.m.

US President Donald Trump expands the role of the US Army in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, saying that no one is better prepared to fight the current situation.

7:00 a.m.

A 75-year-old man has succumbed to coronavirus in Karnataka’s Bagalkote, taking the death toll in the state to four.

5:35 a.m.

The US has so far repatriated around 37,000 Americans stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic and is planning to bring back another 22,000 of its citizens.

Published on April 04, 2020

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