Covid-19 latest updates : Global death toll due to Covid-19 tops 75,000

Covid-19 latest updates : Global death toll due to Covid-19 tops 75,000

6:45 Pm IST

UK PM Boris Johnson stable in ICU

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalised with persistent coronavirus symptoms, is stable in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital. He has not required ventilator support for breathing, Downing Street said in a health update on the British Prime Minister on Tuesday.

6:35 Pm IST

India gifts 10-tonne consignment of medicines to Sri Lanka

India on Tuesday has gifted a 10-tonne consignment of essential life-saving medicines to the Sri Lankan government in view of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. An Air India Special Charter flight was sent to Sri Lanka with the delivery.

5:35 Pm IST

Srinagar: Any religious congregations on occasion of Shab-e-Barat prohibited

In view of the prevailing situation because of Covid-19 outbreak, Srinagar District Magistrate Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has issued an order prohibiting all sorts of religious congregations and public movement on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat in Srinagar.

4:35 Pm IST

Global death toll due to Covid-19 tops 75,000

According to a news agency, the death toll due to Covid-19 worldwide has reached over 75,000.

4:20 Pm IST

11,795 tests conducted so far: ICMR

The ICMR spokesperson said that 11,795 tests have been conducted so far, out of which over 500 tests were done in private hospitals.

4:15 Pm IST

The study suggests an infected person can infect only 2.5 people during a lockdown: Health ministry

With Rnot: 2.5, if a person does not follow lockdown or social distancing, an infected person can further infect 406 people in 30 days. However, if lockdown or social exposure is reduced by 75%, then the person is capable of infecting 2.5 people.

4:10 Pm IST

3 types of facilities arranged to tackle COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry has announced three types of facilities which have been arranged to tackle COVID-19 cases:

1. COVID-care centre-- mild, very mild and suspected cases (Makeshift facilities). They are mapped with COVID-care hospitals

2. Dedicated COVID health centres-the clinically moderate level of serious to be monitored here. (Dedicated block in a hospital, separate entry, exit and zoning)

3. Dedicated COVID hospitals: Severe or critical cases.

4:00 Pm IST

4400 total COVID-19 cases in India, 354 reported over 24 hours: Health ministry

Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Luv Aggarwal, in a daily briefing, said that in India, there are a total of 4400 cases of COVID-19, 326 people have been recovered and discharged, while 354 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

2:00 Pm IST

Russia's sees over 1,000 cases in a single day

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose by more than 1,000 for the first time to reach 7,497 in the past 24 hours. The number of reported cases rose by 1,154 while deaths rose by 11 to 58, the centre said.

1:55 Pm IST

WhatsApp limits message forwarding

WhatsApp has tightened message forwarding limits, restricting users to sharing forwarded content one chat at a time after a jump in messages touting bogus medical advice since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

1:40 Pm IST

No decision on exit from lockdown, Union Minister says too early to decide

A high-level meet of Union ministers, chaired by Rajnath Singh, has ended. After the meet on lockdown, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told India Today that it is too early to decide on an exit from the 21-day lockdown.

1:35 Pm IST

UK PM Johnson is not on a ventilator but had oxygen support, minister says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not on a ventilator but has had some oxygen support and if his condition changes the government will make an official statement, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

1:30 Pm IST

IB office in Bhubaneswar sealed, employees under home quarantine

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) office in Bhubaneswar has been sealed by the civic body and all employees have been placed under home quarantine after it was found that a staffer had come in contact with a Covid-19 patient.

1:25 Pm IST

No decision on exit from lockdown, Union Minister says too early to decide

A high-level meet of Union ministers, chaired by Rajnath SIngh, has ended. After the meet on lockdown, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told that it is too early to decide on an exit from the 21-day lockdown.

01:15 Pm

Delhi's 5T action plan to treat coronavirus

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the government has prepared a 5T plan to control the spread of coronavirus. The 5Ts are:

1. Random testing

2. Tracing of contacts

3. Treatment of positive cases

4. Teamwork

5. Tracking and monitoring

12:35 Pm IST

150 members of Tablighi Jamaat booked for violating quarantine orders

The Mumbai Police has registered a case against 150 members of Tablighi Jamaat for violating quarantine orders.

12:15 Pm IST

Germany: Confirmed cases rise to 99,225, deaths to 1,607

In Germany, the confirmed coronavirus infections rose by 3,834 in the past 24 hours to 99,225 on Tuesday, rising again after four consecutive days of drops, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed. The reported death toll rose by 173 to 1,607.

Tuesday's number of new cases was higher than the 3,677 new infections reported on Monday. Deaths had risen by 92 on Monday.

12:10 Pm IST

No change in British PM Johnson's condition

There has been no change in Boris Johnson's condition, two sources close to him said on Tuesday after the British prime minister was taken into intensive care following a deterioration in his coronavirus symptoms.

Johnson was given oxygen on Monday and taken to an intensive care unit at a central London hospital in what Downing Street said was a precautionary measure after his condition had worsened.

11:45 Am IST

Japan to declare a state of emergency

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency in parts of the country, including Tokyo, over a spike in coronavirus infections.

"I have decided that a situation gravely affecting people's life and the economy has occurred. This evening, I plan to call a government headquarters meeting and declare a state of emergency," Abe said on Tuesday.

11:30 Am IST

No change in British PM Johnson's condition

There has been no change in Boris Johnson's condition, two sources close to him said on Tuesday after the British prime minister was taken into intensive care following a deterioration in his coronavirus symptoms.

Johnson was given oxygen on Monday and taken to an intensive care unit at a central London hospital in what Downing Street said was a precautionary measure after his condition had worsened.

11:15 Am IST

Rajnath Singh chairs high-level meet of ministers

Union Minister Rajnath Singh is chairing a high-level meet of ministers in Delhi over the ongoing lockdown.

10:55 Am IST

No new coronavirus deaths in China for first time

China reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time on Tuesday since it started publishing figures in January. China however, faces a second wave of Covid-19 infections brought in from overseas, with health officials reporting nearly 1,000 imported cases in total.

10:45 Am IST

Asymptomatic Delhi student tests positive 20 days after her return to Kerala

The Pathanamthitta district administration in Kerala has confirmed that a 19-year-old student, who had returned from Delhi 20 days back, has tested positive for novel coronavirus. On March 15, the student had boarded a train from Delhi to Ernakulam and reached home on March 17. The student had remained asymptomatic all these days.

10:15 Am IST

4 more test positive in Himachal, total now at 19

Four more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh. All four are Tablighi Jamaat members who attended a religious congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin.

9:45 Am IST

India sees over 350 cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hours

The Union Health Ministry has said in the last 24 hours, ending Tuesday morning, a total of 354 cases have been recorded in India with five more deaths.

At present, India has 3,981 active cases, 325 have been cured or discharged or migrated. The death toll, meanwhile, has climbed to 114

9:25 Am IST

Over 10,000 dead in US as it enters 'peak death week'

The death toll in the US from the novel coronavirus crossed the 10,000-mark on Monday. The United States has the third-highest number of reported deaths from the disease in the world, exceeded only by Italy with 16,523 and Spain with 13,055. New York City accounts for almost a third of coronavirus deaths in America even as more than 90 percent of Americans are under stay-at-home orders. The United States was preparing on Monday for what one official called the "peak death week" of the coronavirus. So far, the United States has the most confirmed cases at 3,55,000.

9:15 Am IST

UNSC meet on Thursday to discuss coronavirus pandemic

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Thursday to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic. This will the first time the UNSC is holding a meeting on coronavirus that has killed more than 74,000 people and infected over 1.3 million globally.

9:00 Am IST

Delhi to go for over random tests; CM to brief media at 1 pm today

Delhi govt is expected to conduct over 1 lakh tests in the next few days. Random testing will be also done in hotspots as quarantine centers are being set up in large numbers.