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Coronavirus Updates: April 8, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases is rising exponentially across the globe. Worldwide, about 1.4 million people have been confirmed infected and over 80,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the global death toll topped 70,000. The death toll in India has risen to 165 and the number of cases has crossed 5,000. Get the latest updates on coronavirus here. Indiatvnews.com brings to you breaking news, latest photos, and videos from across the world on April 8, 2020.

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The number of coronavirus cases is rising exponentially across the globe. Worldwide, about 1.4 million people have been confirmed infected and over 79,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the global death toll topped 80,000. The death toll in India has risen to 165 and the number of cases has crossed 5,000. Get the latest updates on coronavirus here. Indiatvnews.com brings to you breaking news, latest photos, and videos from across the world on April 8, 2020.

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  • 11:16 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    All coronavirus cases in Delhi connected to Jamaat

    All 93 coronavirus cases found in Delhi on Wednesday were connected with Tablighi Jamaat

  • 11:13 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Lucknow: Coronavirus hotspots to be sealed

  • 11:12 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    These coronavirus hotspots in Agra will be sealed by midnight

  • 11:11 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Full list of coronavirus hotspots in Noida to be sealed tonight

  • 11:10 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Meerut: Coronavirus hotspots to be sealed

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  • 11:09 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    These places in New Delhi will be sealed from midnight

  • 6:40 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests 30 for defying lockdown

    Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested 30 people and seized 6 vehicles for defying lockdown.

  • 6:28 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Three students in Chhattisgarh build a robot for medical staff to treat COVID-19 patients

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  • 6:24 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Nizamuddin Markaz attendees kept in quarantine: Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that those who attended Nizamuddin Markaz have been kept in quarantine. These, she said, included 108 foreigners and 69 Indians

     

  • 6:21 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    9 new coronavirus cases detected in Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan

    Kerala CM Pinaryi Vijayan said that 9 new coronavirus cases were detected in the state. 4 were from Kannur, 2 from Alappuzha, 1 each from Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod. 

  • 6:19 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    14 new coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir

    14 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected on Wednesday. 11 of these were detected in Kashmir while 3 were detected in Jammu.

  • 6:17 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    Three members from Delhi family tested positive may have Tablighi Jamaat link

    Three members from Delhi family tested positive may have Tablighi Jamaat link

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  • 6:15 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    42 out of 48 who tested positive are from 'single source'

    42 out of 48 who tested positive on Wednesday were from a "single source: Tamil Nadu Health Secretary

  • 4:22 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    It's being ensured that there is no shortage of HCQ: Health Ministry

    Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry, said that it was being ensured that no shortage of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) now or in future.

  • 4:18 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    "402 people have been discharged till date"

    The Health Ministry official said that 402 people have been discharged till date. He added that in last one day, 773 positive cases were reported. 32 deaths occurred yesterday.

  • 4:13 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    "It is essential to maintain social distancing"

    "Asymptomatic persons may also pass on the infection. This is a huge challenge. It is hence essential to maintain social distancing," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry

  • 4:07 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    "Supplies are being flown in to Northeast India with the help of IAF"

    "Supplies are being flown into Northeast India with the help of IAF," said Health Ministry.

  • 4:06 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    A training portal has been launched to combat COVID-19: Health Ministry

    "A training portal has been launched to combat COVID-19," said Health Ministry official

  • 4:05 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi

    5194 case in India so far: Health Ministry official

    "There are 5194 coronavirus cases in India so far," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry. He said that 149 deaths have occurred so far.

  • 3:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Nepal extends suspension of international flights till April 30

    Nepal extends suspension of international flights till April 30

  • 2:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Indonesia reports 218 new coronavirus infections, taking total to 2,956

    Indonesia confirmed on Wednesday 218 new coronavirus infections, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 2,956, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said. He reported 19 new coronavirus deaths, taking the total to 240, while 222 people have recovered.

  • 2:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Mumbai set to extend lockdown until end of April 30

    India's financial hub Mumbai is set to extend lockdown measures until at least April 30 as authorities race to expand testing to stem the spread of coronavirus cases in the city, three senior officials said, as reported by ET. 

  • 1:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Labs should not overcharge for COVID-19 tests: SC

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested private labs should not charge exorbitantly for COVID-19 tests, and asked the Centre to explore a mechanism wherein the amount spend on these tests could be reimbursed.

    The observation from the apex court came on a petition that sought its direction to ensure free COVID-19 testing for all citizens - both in government and private labs.

  • 12:29 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Efforts should be made so that farmers can sell, produce near their farmlands: Agriculture Ministry

    Narendra Tomar said efforts should be made so that farmers can sell produce near their farmlands,besides ensuring that farm produce is transported without hindrance within state and inter-state. Exemption had been granted to movement of trucks carrying farm produce

     

  • 11:35 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Korean Air puts 70 percent of staff on leave

    South Korea's flag carrier Korean Air will put 70 percent of its 19,000 staff on furlough, it said, as it scrambles to cope with the coronavirus pandemic that has brought global aviation to a standstill.

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Africa

    • Total number of cases in the continent rises to over 9,600
    • Kenya bars movement in and out of its four most-affected regions, including Nairobi
    • More than 1,600 cases confirmed in South Africa
  • 10:27 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Iran, India and the Middle East

    • India's confirmed cases surpasses 5,000
    • Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in several cities
    • Iran's confirmed cases climb to over 62,000
  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Brazil reports 1,993 new cases of coronavirus, 14,049 cases in total

    Brazil reports 1,993 new cases of coronavirus, 14,049 cases in total.  This is Brazil's largest daily increase by far. 

  • 10:22 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Central America, South America and the Caribbean

    • Colombia to extend quarantine by two weeks
    • 350 cases confirmed in Cuba
  • 9:49 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from China, South Korea, Japan and the rest of Asia Pacific

    • Wuhan's 76 days of lockdown ends
    • A majority of Australians on board a cruise ship off Uruguay test positive for the coronavirus
    • South Korea has less than 50 new cases for the second consecutive day
    • Japan’s PM declares a state of emergency
  • 9:47 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Spain, Italy, the UK and the rest of Europe

    • Italy sees lowest rise in total cases since March 10
    • Death toll in UK increases by 854 in 24 hours
    • PM Boris Johnson is being monitored in an intensive care unit 
  • 9:23 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    44-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Pune

    A 44-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Pune, Maharashtra. He was suffering from diabetes. With this, death toll due to the disease reaches 9 in the city.

  • 9:19 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Canada and Mexico

    • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says patients needing ventilators has "improved" in recent days
    • Prime Minster Trudeau says Canada will manufacture 30,000 ventilators
    • Mexico reports more than 2,400 cases
  • 8:51 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    COVID-19 Updates from UAE

    • 283 new cases announced late last night, taking the total number to 2,359. 
    • 1 more patient has died, bringing our death toll to 12.
    • 19 patients have recovered from the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 186
  • 8:37 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus pandemic: Global overview

    The total number of global cases has surpassed 1.4 million, including more than 80,000 fatalities. Over 290,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Get the latest updates from around the world:

    • President Trump calls the World Health Organization "China-centric" and vows to withhold US funding 
    • Death toll surpasses 10,000 in France
    • Canada to manufacture 30,000 ventilators
    • UK Prime Minister in intensive care unit
    • Japan declares state of emergency
    • China reports no new deaths and eases lockdown restrictions
    • South Korea has fewer than 50 new cases for the second day
    • Italy sees lowest rise in total cases since March 10
  • 8:35 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus Pandemic: COVID-19 cases at glance

    • USA: 30,706 new cases
    • Brazil: 1,993 new cases
    • Canada: 1,230 new cases
    • Peru: 393 new cases
    • Mexico: 346 new cases
    • Chile: 301 new cases
    • Ecuador: 148 new cases
    • Colombia: 201 new cases
    • Argentina: 87 new cases
    • Cuba: 46 new cases

     

  • 7:57 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    African Americans at more risk for coronavirus, says Trump

    The African American community are more susceptible to coronavirus, the latest COVID-19 testing data from the ground reflects, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

  • 7:55 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Hydroxychloroquine saved life of Michigan state lawmaker, says Trump

    A Democratic party's state legislature from Michigan has credited hydroxychloroquine for saving her life from coronavirus, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, adding the politician has thanked him for promoting the malaria drug. 

  • 6:56 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    United States reports nearly 2,000 Coronavirus deaths in last 24 hours

    According to John Hopkins University, the United States has reported nearly 2,000 Coronavirus deaths in last 24 hours. 

  • 6:51 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Use of mask/cloth on face or mouth in public places is mandatory for people in Chandigarh

    The use of masks or cloth on face or mouth in public places is mandatory for the people in Chandigarh. 

  • 6:51 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    13 areas declared as containment zones in Haryana

    13 areas have been declared as containment zones for all the purposes and objectives as prescribed in the protocol of COVID-19, to prevent its spread in the adjoining areas in Haryana. 

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