Covid-19 updates: 60-year-old woman dies of coronavirus in Rajasthans Bikaner

Coronavirus cases in India stood at 2,650 on Saturday morning, according to the ministry of health. The number of people who have died due to the virus was put at 68. 

By Prashasti Singh | Updated: Apr 04, 2020 10:14 IST

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Covid-19 updates: 112 stranded French nationals airlifted from Kerala

On day-11 of India’s 21-day lockdown that ends on April 14, coronavirus cases in the country stand at 2,650. Out of these, 162 people have been discharged and 62 have lost their lives, according to the ministry of health. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the nation through a video, and made an appeal to everyone to light candles and torches for 9 minutes at 9 pm on April 5, “to show solidarity in the time of darkness”.

“I want nine minutes of your time on April 5 at 9 pm. Switch off all the lights of your homes and stand with candles, diyas, torches or flashlights of your mobile phone for nine minutes,” PM Modi said in his video message.  

Meanwhile, as the number of infected people across the world crossed the 1-million mark, a high-level panel of scientists in the US concluded that the virus  can spread through just breathing and talking, contrary to what was believed earlier.  

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36-year-old dies of Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh

A 36-year-old coronavirus patient has died in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara. Total number of positive cases in the state is 155, with 9 deaths.

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First Covid-19 patient of Bhopal, father now test negative

A woman who was first to test coronavirus positive in Bhopal and her journalist father now test negative; both have been discharged from hospital.

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Farmers find it difficult to find labour, machines during lockdown

Farmers in Amritsar say they continue to face trouble in the harvest season due to the unavailability of labourers and required machines that are stuck in different states due to restriction of movement, amid the nationwide.

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Discussed ways to fight Covid-19 with PM Netanyahu: PM Modi

“Had a telephone conversation with PM Netanyahu. We spoke about the situation arising due to Covid-19 and ways to fight the pandemic,” tweeted PM Modi.

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60-year-old woman dies of Covid-19 in Bikaner

A 60-year-old coronavirus positive woman with no travel history has died in Bikaner hospital, said officials.

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Rajasthan reports 12 new Covid-19 cases, 8 of these linked to Tablighi Jamaat

Rajasthan has reported 12 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 191. Eight out of the 12 new cases are linked to Tablighi Jamaat, according to officials.

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‘Worst yet to come’ for countries in conflict, says UN chief

‘Worst yet to come’ for countries in conflict, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Friday.

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Sirens, car horns sound in memory of lives lost in China

China stopped for three minutes in memory of the more than 3,300 lives claimed by coronavirus in China.

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China pauses to commemorate virus victims

China observes mourning day to commemorate coronavirus victims

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‘Nikah’ performed through video call in Aurangabad

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US advises Americans to wear masks in public

The US has advised all Americans to wear masks in public to protect against the coronavirus, fearing the illness that has infected more than one million people worldwide may be spreading by normal breathing.

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DU puts registration process for admissions on hold

University of Delhi has put its registration process for admissions on hold till further orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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NHA teams up with Uber to provide transportation to frontline healthcare workers

National Health Authority has teamsed up with Uber to provide transportation to frontline healthcare workers.

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Trump invokes Defence Production Act against medical equipment exports

US president Donald Trump on Friday invoked the Defence Production Act against medical equipment exports.

First published: Apr 04, 2020 05:08 IST

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