Coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge economic revival across the world. New Delhi reopened but people stayed away from coming into shops and businesses. Netherlands will reopen its restaurants and cinemas from June 1 with reduced guests and social distancing. US and Canada have extended a ban on borders with each other and Mexico until June 22 as all three nations resume business activities.
WHO has agreed to comprehensively evaluate the origins of Covid-19 after EU and African nations brought in a resolution. Doctors in Italy said their intensive care units are facing less pressure as infection rates fell. India’s Covid-19 cases crossed the 1,00,000-mark with 3,303 deaths and 1,01,139 cases. The country registered its steepest one-day spike with 5,611 fresh cases and
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Woman succumbs to Covid-19 in Srinagar hospital, J-K death toll rises to 18
A 40-year-old woman from Anantnag district who had tested positive for coronavirus has died at a hospital in Srinagar, taking the Covid-19 related death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 18, officials said on Wednesday, reports PTI.
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3 of a family among 6 new Covid patients in Himachal
Six people, including three of a family, who returned to Himachal Pradesh from Mumbai test positive for coronavirus, taking state’s tally to 99. according to state officials: PTI
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Andhra reports 68 new cases in 24 hrs, tally now at 2,407
Sixty eight new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 2407, according to a press release by the state Health Department: ANI
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96 Covid-19 cases in CISF till now
The total number of Covid-19 active cases in Central Industrial Security Force now stands at 96.: ANI
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Over 25 lakh samples tested for Covid-19 till now: ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) says that 1,08,121 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in India. Total number of samples tested till 9 am today is at 25,12,388: ANI
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Union Cabinet will meet at 11 am today
The Union Cabinet will meet at 11 am today amid the coronavirus crisis. India has entered the 4th phase of lockdown and has reported its steepest rise in Covid-19 cases.
A meeting of the Union Cabinet to be held today in Delhi at 11 am.
— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2020
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Estonia begins testing digital immunity passports
Global tech startups Transferwise and Bolt have started to test digital immunity passports in Tallinn’s offices.
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Ladakh has reported zero Covid-19 cases as of May 18
Ladakh’s Nodal officer, according to ANI, said there are no active cases as of May 18 in the newly-formed Union Territory.
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Bihar cases inch towards 1,600
Bihar’s Health ministry told ANI that the state has recorded 54 new Covid-19 cases and the total number of cases are now 1,573.
54 new COVID19 cases reported in Bihar, taking the total to number of positive cases to 1573: Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary- Health, Bihar
— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2020
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India records 5,611 fresh cases in last 24-hours
India recorded its steepest rise in the number of Covid-19 cases with 5,611 fresh cases and 140 deaths in last 24 hours.
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Investors pull out more than $16 billion from Indian markets
A Congressional report showed that the pandemic has forced foreign investors to pull out more than $16 billion dollars from Indian markets. The report also showed that $26 billion dollars worth of investments have been pulled out of emerging Asian markets.
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China finds 5 fresh cases of Covid-19
The NHC in Beijing told Reuters that China has recorded 5 fresh cases of Covid-19.
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Fight against Covid-19 a marathon: Swedish PM
Sweden’s PM Stefan Lofven defended Sweden’s approach to Covid-19 and said that the fight against the pandemic is a marathon. Swedes across the nation have been asked to work from home as Europe reopens. This indicates that the Scandinavian nation could be looking towards a longer lockdown period compared to its neighbours.
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Schools in South Korea reopen
Schools in South Korea reopen as the nation believes it has the capacity of controlling a second wave of infections. Healthcare officials remain confident that they might have staved off any chances of Covid-19 resurgence but have asked regional educational authorities to restart schools with staggered class schedules and lunch breaks.