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April 20, 2020 / 10:58 PM IST

Coronavirus News highlights: Death toll in UK rises from 449 to over 16,000

Highlights of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 17,265.

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the twenty-seventh day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 17,656. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 559.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. Restrictions have

been eased in non-hotspot areas of the country from today.

Globally, there have been over 24 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 1.65 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 20, 2020 / 10:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | 98 more COVID-19 cases (including 50 in Jaipur, 32 in Jodhpur, and 7 in Kota) and 2 more deaths (in Nagaur and Kota) reported in Rajasthan today. Total coronavirus cases in the state now at 1,576 and deaths at 25.

  • April 20, 2020 / 10:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Liquor shops can remain open in state with social distancing measures, says Maharashtra Health Minister

    Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said liquor shops in the state can remain open with social distancing measures in place.

    "If social distancing is properly maintained, there should not be any ban on liquor shops," Tope said while responding to a question regarding the subject during his Facebook Live earlier today.

    Read more here.

  • April 20, 2020 / 10:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India | Indian Medical Association (IMA) demands a special central law on violence against doctors, nurses, health care workers, and hospitals by an ordinance. IMA to observe 'white alert' on 22nd April.

  • April 20, 2020 / 09:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Rajesh Tope, State health minister: Maharashtra has done 76,000 tests, Mumbai has done over 50,000 tests. We have decided to undertake 75,000 rapid tests. The state has done most number of tests in the country. There are about 6,000 surveillance teams working in the state. Liquor shops in the state can remain open with social distancing. 

  • April 20, 2020 / 09:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates: 5 more areas of Delhi added to the list of COVID-19 containment zones in the last 24 hours. The number of containment zones in the national capital is now at 84. (ANI)

  • April 20, 2020 / 09:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | BREAKING: UK coronavirus death toll from those hospitalised rises by 449 to 16,509, health ministry told AFP

  • April 20, 2020 / 09:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant: We have done very well as a country on containing Coronavirus.

    India's mortality rate is one of the lowest in the world. It is important that we don't allow this to spread from urban to rural areas.

    Tracking, containing, quarantining is very critical. Privacy of the Aarogya Setu app is top class as privacy has been out topmost concern.

    Moving a step further with the app as we open up the economy need to combine it with big data and AI. Need to put self assessment tools and an e pass when people move from red to green areas you can use the pass.

  • April 20, 2020 / 08:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Max Healthcare: The first patient who was administered Plasma Therapy on compassionate grounds at Max Hospital, Saket has shown positive results and was recently weaned off ventilator support. The patient is a 49-year-old, male from Delhi who had tested COVID positive on April 4.  

    Patient's family requested plasma therapy when he showed no improvement and he was administered fresh plasma as a treatment on April 14.

    After receiving the treatment, the patient showed progressive improvement and by the fourth day, was weaned off ventilator support on the morning of April 18. The patient is now doing well and his two consecutive COVID tests have come negative.

  • April 20, 2020 / 08:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Delhi government: Rapid testing for COVID-19 commenced today at the Nabi Karim area containment zone in Central District of the national capital. 62 random samples were tested in the area and all came negative. 

  • April 20, 2020 / 08:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates | Gujarat Director General of Police Shivanand Jha: Curfew will continue in some areas of Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot till April 24 in view of the lockdown which was imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

  • April 20, 2020 / 07:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LIVE Updates | Three more people test positive for COVID-19 in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar; tally reaches 100. 

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