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April 24, 2020 / 10:57 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Global death toll crosses 1.82 lakh, over 23,400 positive cases in India

Live updates of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 23,077

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the thirty first day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 23,077. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 686. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been
over 27 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 1.9 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries. The outbreak continues to have a major impact on the global economy. Catch the latest updates here:
  • April 24, 2020 / 10:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Bihar LIVE Updates | Bihar Principal Secretary (Health) Sanjay Kumar: Nine more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar; taking the total number of cases to 223. Further contact tracing is on. (ANI)

  • April 24, 2020 / 10:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | BREAKING: US President Donald Trump signs a $484 billion bill that aids employers and hospitals under stress from the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP)

  • April 24, 2020 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Window for buying essentials curtailed in Ghaziabad; vegetable and fruit vendors to remain open till 2 pm, grocery stores till 4 pm. (PTI) 

  • April 24, 2020 / 09:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE updates: Licence fees for commercial establishments at bus stations, roadside refreshment stalls, advertisements on buses &passenger information system boards at bus stations (except mobile towers & ATMs) have been waived off for lockdown period: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation

  • April 24, 2020 / 09:04 PM IST

    FDA warns against consuming chloroquine, HCQ to treat COVID-19 after deaths, 'serious' poisoning reported

    After "serious" poisoning and deaths were reported, the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers against taking malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 symptoms, CNBC has reported.

    The agency also warned physicians against prescribing the drugs to treat the coronavirus outside of a hospital.

  • April 24, 2020 / 08:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates | LG Anil Baijal: It has come to notice that video has been circulating in social media regarding instructions being given for not reciting Azaan by Police. Delhi Police already communicated that no such instructions have been given and have clarified the same in their advisory.

    Disciplinary Action is being taken against the erring Police Officials. Appeal to observe the holy month of Ramzan as per the advisory given to stay safe and follow lockdown in your and public interest.

  • April 24, 2020 / 08:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | PM Modi: Ramzan Mubarak! I pray for everyone’s safety, well-being and prosperity. May this Holy Month bring with it abundance of kindness, harmony and compassion. May we achieve a decisive victory in the ongoing battle against COVID-19 and create a healthier planet.

  • April 24, 2020 / 08:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Finance Commission: 15th Finance Commission in meeting with its Advisory Council on 23-24 April, felt that impact of COVID-19 and national lockdown on Indian economy can come through slowdown in domestic activity, its impact on cash flows of financial institutions and business enterprises.

    Further, loss of global demand for Indian products because of a steep global recession. Members were unanimous to suggest that projections of real GDP growth made before March 2020 needs to be re-looked entirely and revised downwards considerably. 

  • April 24, 2020 / 07:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: People throng market in Shastri Park area in North East Delhi amid COVID-19 lockdown.

  • April 24, 2020 / 07:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: No new case has been reported in Mansara Apartment in Vasundhara Enclave in Delhi. Therefore, this containment zone is being de-contained. Operation Shield was successful because of cooperation from people living in this zone.