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April 02, 2020 / 11:00 PM IST

Coronavirus News India Highlights: Global COVID-19 deaths top 50,000, reported cases near 1 million

Live updates of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 1,965

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 180 countries. Today is the ninth day of India's 21-day lockdown. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1,965. The Union Health Ministry has said that 50 people have died due to the virus.

Globally, there have been over 9.4 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 47,500 people have died so far. The U
nited States, Italy, France and Spain have registered more deaths than China, where the outbreak started. The outbreak is having a major impact on global economy and the stock market. Catch the latest updates here:
  • April 02, 2020 / 10:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: India's premier defence research institution DRDO has developed a "bio-suit" to protect doctors and paramedics engaged in treating coronavirus-affected people from the infection.
    Scientists at several DRDO laboratories were involved in developing the "bio-suit" which will act as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the healthcare personnel, officials said.
    They said considering the high demand of PPEs across the country, steps are being taken to produce at least 15,000 suits per day.
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  • April 02, 2020 / 10:19 PM IST

    Global coronavirus deaths top 50,000, total cases near 1 million

    Global coronavirus deaths topped 50,200 on April 2 as the pandemic continued to ravage the United States and Europe, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

    Reported cases of the COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus were approaching 1 million with the most cases in the United States, followed by Italy and Spain.

  • April 02, 2020 / 10:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | BREAKING: Global COVID-19 deaths top 50,000, as per John Hopkins tally

  • April 02, 2020 / 10:12 PM IST
  • April 02, 2020 / 09:50 PM IST

    New York City crematories work overtime as coronavirus brings backlog of bodies

    New York City crematories are extending their hours, burning bodies into the night. The state has started a running tally of all cremations and burials. City officials are surveying upstate cemeteries for temporary interment sites.

    The destructive spread of the coronavirus through New York has not yet reached its peak, but those who put the dead to rest have never been busier.

    Funeral homes and cemetery directors described a surge in demand unseen in decades from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands and killed roughly 1,400 in New York City.

    A majority of New Yorkers choose cremation over burial, but the most-populous U.S. city has only four crematories: one in the Bronx, one in Brooklyn and two in Queens. Directors at two of those locations said their daily workload has jumped from around 10 bodies to 15 or more, straining resources.


  • April 02, 2020 / 08:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Government of Delhi: Total COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi rises to 293 including 182 positive cases from Markaz Nizamuddin.

  • April 02, 2020 / 08:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: Increase of 235 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 2,069 in India (including 1,860 active cases, 155 cured/discharged/migrated people and 53 deaths)

  • April 02, 2020 / 08:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: Kolkata Knight Riders, the IPL franchise co-owned by Shahrukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Juhi Chawla Mehta and Jay Mehta, has committed to contributing to the PM Cares Fund. 
    Red Chillies Entertainment owned by Gauri Khan and Shahrukh Khan has committed to contributing to the Maharshtra CM's relief Fund. 
    KKR and Meer Foundation will work with the West Bengal and Maharashtra governments and contribute 50,000 PPE kits. 


  • April 02, 2020 / 08:17 PM IST

  • April 02, 2020 / 07:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, double the record of 3.3 million reported for the previous week. The layoffs have led many economists to envision as many as 20 million lost jobs by the end of April. (AP)

  • April 02, 2020 / 07:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: Delhi Government writes to Commissioner of Delhi Police for deployment of adequate police force at hospitals and quarantine center.

    Delhi Govt in its letter to CP Delhi said, "Medical Superintendents of designated COVID19 hospitals reported that patients, particularly those transferred from Markaz,are creating law and order problems and commotion in hospitals which is becoming difficult for the hospital staff to handle."

    – ANI

  • April 02, 2020 / 07:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: In the case of Tablighi Jamaat, Nizamuddin, Ministry of Home Affairs has directed Delhi Police and DGPs of other concerned states to take necessary legal action against 960 foreigners for violating the provisions of the Foreigners Act, 1946 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

    In the case of Tablighi Jamaat,Nizamuddin, 960 foreigners have been blacklisted and their tourist visas cancelled after they were found involved in activities related to Tablighi Jamat.