Here's the latest timeline of how the deadly virus is evolving across the world.

July 9, 2020: i) India's total caseload reached 7,67,296 with over 25,000 new cases in the last 24-hours. ii) No community spread in India; there have been some localised outbreaks: Health Ministry . iii) Delhi has shown remarkable improvement; recovery rate over 72%, doubling rate of nearly 30 days: Home Ministry. iv) India will be key for developing and scaling up production of Covid-19 vaccine: PM Modi at India Global Week 2020. v) We are testing over 2.6 lakhs samples per day; hope to see a further rise with antigen test: ICMR. vi) Delhi High Court directs DU to give the schedule of final year UG exams. vii) India and the US to jointly initiate Clinical trials for Ayurvedic formulations against COVID-19. viii) With new record daily high, Indonesia reports more than 70,000 coronavirus cases. ix) The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide surges past 12 million, at least 548,896 people dead.

July 8, 2020: i) India reports a spike of 22,752 new Covid-19 cases and 482 deaths in the last 24 hours. ii) 7.42 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far; the recovery rate improves to 61%. iii) India tops worst-hit countries with ‘no community transmission’. iv) Trace, isolate 80% contacts in 72 hours, Centre tells states. v) The Drug Controller of India (DGCI) warns of black marketing of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir. vi) Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren goes into home quarantine after state minister tests positive. vii) Bihar's capital city Patna to remain under lockdown from July 10-16. viii) WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of coronavirus. ix) Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus, PM Modi wishes for his speedy recovery. x) US withdrawal from WHO over claims of China influence to take effect in July 2021: UN xi) Nearly 11.8 million people diagnosed with coronavirus and over 544,000 have died worldwide.

July 7, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally crosses 07 lakh-mark with 22,252 new cases, toll rises to 20,160. ii) Goa, Punjab, and Jharkhand are emerging as new Covid-19 hotspots. iii) Uttar Pradesh tally goes up to 30,340 with record 1,346 new cases in last 24 hours. iv) Over 15 lakh quarantined in Mumbai since the outbreak, says BMC. v) SC seeks report from UP on status of COVID positive minor girls of Kanpur shelter home. vi) Masks and sanitiser removed from the list of essential commodities under the Essential Commodities Act. vii) International students in the US may get deported if universities switch to online classes. viii) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for COVID-19 after showing symptoms. ix) Melbourne placed under six-week coronavirus lockdown; army and police deployed to ensure border closure. x) Nearly 11.6 million infected and over 537,000 have died from coronavirus worldwide.

July 6, 2020: i) India overtakes Russia as the third worst-hit nation in Covid-19 case count. ii) Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 6.97 lakh, India’s recovery rate stands at 60.9%. iii) COVID-19 tests in India cross one-crore mark with 1,80,596 samples tested on July 5. iv) No need to panic’, says Kejriwal as Covid-19 cases in Delhi cross 1 lakh mark. v) Ex-Congress MLA serving jail term in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case dies of Covid-19. vi) Tamil Nadu reports 3,827 new COVID-19 cases and 61 deaths today. vii) Mylan gets DCGI nod for 'Remdesivir' in India, to launch at Rs 4,800 per vial. viii) China has caused great damage to the US and the rest of the World, tweets US President Donald Trump. ix) Russia reports more than 6,600 new COVID-19 cases, total tally at 687,862. x) ) Google Maps' new features help users navigate COVID-19 hotspots as cities reopen worldwide.

July 5, 2020: i) India records the highest single-day spike of over 24,000 cases. Total cases at 6,73,165. ii) Delhi's recovery rate crosses 70%, with 68,256 recoveries out of 97,200 total patients. iii) Delhi's L-G Anil Baijal inaugurates world's 'largest' 10,000 bed COVID care centre in Chattarpur. iv) Thirty-four new COVID-19 cases reported from Maharashtra jails in the last 24 hours. v) Thiruvananthapuram to go in triple lockdown from July 6 for a week. vi) August 15 timeline for vaccine development not realistic: AIIMS Director. vii) Top Hyderabad jeweller dies of COVID-19 after throwing a lavish birthday bash attended by over 100 guests. viii) Hundreds of scientists say Coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise rules: Report. ix) Indonesia reports highest daily tally of coronavirus deaths, taking the count to 3,171. x) Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted. xi) U.S. CDC reports 2,841,906 coronavirus cases, 129,576 deaths: Reuters

July 4, 2020: i) India records the highest single-day spike with 22,771 new COVID-19 cases. ii) Tamil Nadu crosses one lakh COVID-19 mark. More tests, early detection key behind high numbers: State Govt. iii) The process to develop the indigenous vaccine follows globally accepted norms of fast-tracking: ICMR. iv) The Indian-led team develops cheap, electricity-free centrifuge for COVID-19 testing. v) Flights to Kolkata banned from 6 cities, including Delhi & Mumbai, from July 6-19. vi) Gujarat's Surat city to get 200 ventilators, Rs 100 crore to convert two hospitals into COVID-19 facilities. vii) Total lockdown imposed in Bengaluru from 8 PM today to 5 AM on Monday (July 6, 2020). viii) Gilead's COVID-19 antiviral Remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance. ix) Russia's Covid-19 death toll passes 10,000-mark; total cases stand at 674,515. x) WHO team to visit China next week to probe the origin of coronavirus.

July 3, 2020: i) India records single-day spike of 20,903 Covid-19 cases, total tally climbs to 6,25,544. ii) Maharashtra sets new record with the highest jump of 6,330 coronavirus cases. iii) ICMR aims to launch indigenous Covid-19 vaccine by August 15. iv) Covid-19 vaccine by Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials. v) COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 60.73% with 3,79,892 patients out of total 6,25,544 cases cured of the disease. vi) Health Ministry issues revised home isolation guidelines. Asymptomatic patients included in list of mild or pre-symptomatic cases. vii) Goa reopens for domestic tourists a day after the highest single-day spike of 95 COVID-19 cases. viii) 'Plague from China should have never happened': Trump on COVID-19 pandemic. ix) The US records over 53,000 coronavirus cases in 24 Hours: Report x) Global COVID-19 death toll at 5.20 lakh, total cases stands at 10,836,500.

July 2, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 count reaches 6,04,641 with 19,148 new cases; total death toll rises to 17,834. ii) No. of people tested for COVID-19 in India will soon touch one crore: Government iii) Recovery rate improves to 59.52% with over 3.50 lakh COVID-19 patients cured so far: Centre iv) Home Minister Amit Shah meets CMs of UP, Haryana, and Delhi; discusses Covid-19 situation. v) IndiGo to give a 25% discount on airfare to doctors and nurses till year-end. vi) Remidesivir and Favipiravir to be available in Maharashtra in 2 days, says health minister. vii) Delhi CM Kejriwal announces helpline numbers for plasma donation (call 1031 or WhatsApp at +918800007722). viii) The US reports highest single-day hike with 49,286 new cases; deaths toll hits 1,28,000. ix) New Zealand's health minister David Clark resigns after criticism over coronavirus. x) Globally, over 10.7 million infected, 5.6 million recovered, and more than 5,16,000 died from coronavirus.

July 1, 2020: i) India records over 5.85 lakh cases so far, 17,400 deaths. ii) PM Modi, on the occasion of Doctors' Day, paid homage to medics amid the coronavirus outbreak. iii) Delhi shows signs of recovery after a drop in mortality & positivity rate. iv) Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festival, Mumbai's largest, cancelled due to Covid-19. v) Rahul Gandhi interacts with nurses on Covid-19 crisis on the occasion of Doctor's Day. vi) A Bihar wedding turns into virus super spreader, groom dead, 111 guests test positive for COVID-19. vii) INS Jalashwa enters Tuticorin Harbour in Tamil Nadu bringing back 687 Indians from Iran: Indian Navy viii) Brazil records over 33,000 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, total over 1.4 million. ix) The US is 'going in the wrong direction', could see 100,000 coronavirus cases daily: Anthony Fauci x) More than 10.3 million infected, 5.2 million recovered, and over 507,000 have died from coronavirus pandemic.

June 30, 2020: i) India sees a spike of 18,522 Covid-19 cases; tally reaches 5,66,840. Death toll mounts to 16,893. ii) PM Modi chairs high-level meet to review Covid-19 vaccine preparedness. iii) COVAXIN, India's first domestic Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech, approved for human trials. iv) Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana for free rations to 80 crore people extended till Nov-end: PM Modi v) Highest single-day spike of 624 COVID-19 cases in West Bengal; 14 more die. vi) The total number of samples tested till June 29 is 86,08,654 of which 2,10,292 tested yesterday: ICMR vii) Pakistan reports 2,846 new coronavirus cases, 118 deaths. viii) Many US states reverse openings, require masks amid coronavirus resurgence. ix) Japan says coronavirus border controls in place, adding 18 countries to the entry ban. x) 'Not even close to being over': WHO chief warns global coronavirus infection rate is 'speeding up'. xi) Globally, more than 10.2 million infected, over 5.2 million recovered, and beyond 504,000 died from coronavirus pandemic.

June 29, 2020: i) The infections in India inched closer to 5.5 lakh-mark with 19,459 new cases in the last 24 hours. ii) India's first plasma bank to be set up at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi. iii) Centre allows export of PPE suits with a monthly quota of 50 lakh. iv) Delhi CM Kejriwal pays respects to Dr Aseem Gupta, LNJP hospital doctor who died due to Covid-19. v) Telangana's Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali tested positive for Covid-19. vi) Karnataka plans to launch an app to book hospital beds for COVID-19 treatment in Bengaluru. vii) Punjab has contained COVID-19 to a considerable extent, collected 2.8L samples: Health minister viii) Australia sees highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in 2 months. ix) South Africa’s surge of coronavirus cases likely to rise rapidly, says Health Minister. x) EU to prepare the list of COVID-safe nations for travel purposes, by Tuesday: Spain xi) Coronavirus has been "a disaster" for the UK: PM Johnson xii)Globally, the death toll from coronavirus topped 5 lakh; a record 189,000 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

June 28, 2020: i) India records the highest single-day spike of 19,906 cases, 410 deaths. Total cases now stand at 5,28,859. ii) Maharashtra records 5493 new cases, Mumbai accounts for 1,287 infections. iii) Delhi govt's health department reports 2889 new cases of Covid-19. iv) Karnataka registers the highest single-day spike of over 1,200 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. v) Former Gujarat CM Shankar Singh Vaghela tests coronavirus positive. vi) Manipur extends lockdown till July 15 to contain COVID-19 spread. vii) DRDO setting up a dedicated COVID-19 hospital with 250 ICU beds: Home Minister Amit Shah viii) Coronavirus recoveries exceed active cases by nearly 1 lakh in India: Health ministry ix) The US records over 25,00,000 coronavirus cases, over 1.25 lakh deaths. x) Globally, 10 million cases of the COVID-19 officially declared, half of them in Europe and the US.

June 27, 2020: i) India's Covid-19 tally crossed 5 lakh mark with yet another highest single-day spike of 18,552 new cases. ii) Eight states contributed 85% Covid-19 caseload, 87% deaths: Health Ministry. iii) Dexamethasone allowed for treatment of moderate, severe cases: Govt iv) India’s recovery rate improves to 58%, and around 3 lakh patients have recovered: Harsh Vardhan. v) Target should be to increase daily COVID-19 testing capacity to 25,000 in UP: CM Yogi. vi) Karnataka student who wrote SSLC examination tested positive for COVID-19. vii) Rises in COVID-19 cases in India lower than other countries: AIIMS Director viii) Delhi conducted highest no of tests in a single day at 21,144. We have increased testing four times: Arvind Kejriwal. ix) The UK ditches quarantine rules for arrivals from low Covid-19 risk countries. x) Sixteen states are witnessing an increase in coronavirus cases: US Vice President Mike Pence. xi) Sixteen NBA players in the US tested positive in the first round of mandatory tests as the league restart approaches. xii) More than 9.7 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while 4.9 million have recovered.

June 26, 2020: i) In India, over 4.9 lakh cases registered; the death toll stands at 15,301. ii) Complete lockdown to be implemented in Guwahati for 14 days from June 29. iii) Covid-19 cases in Delhi are mild & most of them don't require hospitalisation. We have over 13,000 beds ready: Delhi CM iv) SC accepts CBSE's revised assessment scheme, Class X and XII board exams stand cancelled. v) No lockdown in Bengaluru, improving the state's economy is equally significant: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa. vi) 2,10 new cases raise Covid-19 tally to 5,962 in Odisha; govt plans serology survey. vii) Andhra Pradesh reports one-day highest Covid-19 cases of 605 as tally increases to 11489. viii) No need to keep middle seat on flights vacant: Supreme Court ix) US health officials estimate 20 million Americans have had coronavirus. x) China reports a further decline in new virus cases. xi) Pakistan records lowest single-day spike (2,775) in coronavirus cases after a month.

June 25, 2020: i) India reports the highest single-day spike with 16,922 new cases, total cases at 4.73 lakh. ii) India's recovery rate rises to 57.43% with 13,012 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. iii) Over 75 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted till June 24: ICMR iv) Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launches e-Blood services mobile app for easy access to blood amid COVID-19 pandemic. v) Central team to visit Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Telangana to bolster COVID-19 management efforts. vi) CBSE and ICSE boards cancel exams for Class 10 and 12; Supreme Court to pass its order on June 26. vii) Uttarakhand reports 20 new Covid-19 cases, the total number of cases rise to 2,642. viii) Rajasthan bans sale of Patanjali's ayurvedic anti-corona medicine in the state. ix) Maharashtra allows salons to open from June 28 but only for a haircut. Cooperate if you don't want Bengaluru sealed: Karnataka CM tells residents. x)Number of cases worldwide expected to reach 10 million next week: the WHO

June 24, 2020: i) Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 4.56 lakh; recovery rate stands at 56.7%. ii)Bengaluru may see lockdown again; Maharashtra to not hold ICSE exams. iii)Twelve trainee sailors of INS Shivaji test coronavirus positive. iv)Indo-Tibetan Border Police takes over the largest Covid-19 care centre in Delhi. v)WB Health Dept warns private & govt hospitals of strict action if patients denied admission. vi) Delhi govt prepares eight-point 'Revised COVID Response Plan' as cases soar in the national capital. vii)Regular passenger train services may not resume until mid-August. viii)Russia's COVID-19 case tally passes six lakh-mark with 7,176 new cases. ix) Dr Anthony Fauci warns the US as the country faces a dangerous surge in new cases. x) More than 9.2 million coronavirus cases recorded worldwide, at least 477,000 deaths and nearly 4.7 million recoveries.

June 23, 2020: i) Covid-19 tally in India tops 4.4 lakh, death toll mounts to 14,933 ii)The total number of samples tested up to 22 June is 71,37,716, including 1,87,223 samples tested yesterday: ICMR. iii)50,000 Made-in-India ventilators worth Rs 2,000 crore under PM CARES Fund to fight COVID-19. iv)Delhi government writes to L-G to return to old institutional quarantine norms. v)Govt to refund application money of over 2.3 lakh Indian Hajj pilgrims as Saudi Arabia bars International pilgrims. vi) Ramdev's Patanjali launches first Ayurvedic-clinically controlled drug for Covid-19 - Coronil kit (available for ₹545). vii)Spike of Covid-19 cases in the populous counries leading to surge: WHO viii)Alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in the parts of US raises concern over outbreak spiralling out of control. ix)China reports 29 new confirmed Covid-19 cases. x) Globally, over 9 million people infected from coronavirus, while more than 472,000 have died

June 22, 2020: i) India reports 14,821 new cases and 445 deaths in last 24 hours. Total cases: 425,282; Deaths: 13,699. ii)India cases per lakh population among the lowest globally: Government iii)SC allows Jagannath Rath Yatra to be held without public and in very restricted manner. iv)Indian scientists find Covid-19 gene in wastewater, hailed by the global community. v)With 9,440 patients cured in the last 24 hours, India's recovery rate stands at 55.77% vi)The WHO recorded 183,000 new Covid-19 cases, most from Brazil and the US. vii)South Korea confirms the second wave of Covid-19 infections. viii)Worldwide, at least 9,067,357 people infected with coronavirus and over 4,70,000 died. ix)Pakistan's total COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,382 after record 153 casualties in 24 hours. x) Globally, 8.6 million people infected, 4.2 million recovered, and 4,58,000 people succumbed to injuries.

June 21, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally crossed 4 lakh-mark. Out of this, 227,755 have recovered so far. ii)Senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao tested positive for coronavirus. iii)Maharashtra reports 3,870 new cases of coronavirus, 132,075 in total. iv)Delhi records 3000+ cases for the third day in a row. Total cases near 60,000. v)Globally, the number of reported coronavirus cases surpassed 9 million.

June 20, 2020: i) India reports its largest single-day COVID-19 hike with 14,516 new cases and 375 new deaths. Total cases: 395,048 | Deaths: 12,948 ii)Delhi conducts 13,074 coronavirus tests, 3,137 came positive. Leaves of Delhi Govt hospitals staff cancelled. iii)Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain administered plasma therapy; to be monitored in ICU for 24 hours. iv)Maharashtra reports 3,827 new cases of coronavirus, 124,331 in total. v)Uttar Pradesh records 809 new coronavirus cases, state total rises to 16,594. vi) Glenmark launches antiviral drug favipiravir for treating mild COVID-19 cases after DCGI approval. vii)Apple to re-close some of its U.S. stores due to rising COVID-19 cases. viii)Brazil reports 54,771 new cases in 24 hours, becomes 2nd country in the world to record over one million cases. ix)Pakistan's total COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,382 after record 153 casualties in 24 hours. x) Globally, 8.6 million people infected, 4.2 million recovered, and 4,58,000 people succumbed to injuries.

June 19, 2020: i) For the first time, India adds over 13,000 new cases in a day, tally rises to 3.8 lakh. ii) India's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 53.79%; more than 2 lakh patients recovered. iii)Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's condition deteriorates, to undergo plasma therapy. iv)Home Ministry caps rates of COVID-19 treatment in the private hospitals of Delhi. v)Centre lauds Karnataka's efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19. vi)There should be uniformity in Covid-19 testing charge in all states, SC tells Centre. vii)UP records highest single-day spike of 809 Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 16,594. viii)China launches a nationwide campaign to inspect food imports over coronavirus fears. ix)Kazakhstan’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev tests positive for Covid-19, PM Modi wishes him a speedy recovery. x) least 8.4 million infected and over 454,000 died from coronavirus, globally.

June 18, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally rises to 366,946 with 12,881 new cases. ii) India will turn corona adversity into an opportunity to be self-reliant: PM Modi iii) Maharashtra reports 3,307 new cases and 114 deaths; government fixes new rates for tests. iv) Delhi reported 2,414 new cases of COVID-19 and 67 deaths. Total cases at 47,102. v) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus; Manish Sisodia to take charge. vi) Gujarat: COVID cases cross 25k with more than 6k active cases. vii)Beijing tests 3.56 lakh residents, suspends 1,255 flights as COVID-19 cases spike. viii)China exploiting Covid-19 crisis to wage 'economic warfare' on US: Pentagon. ix)WHO halts trial of Hydroxychloroquine; Dexamethasone under the spotlight for improving survival among COVID-19 patients. x) Globally, over 8 million people infected with the coronavirus. Death toll crosses 4,40,00.

June 17, 2020: i) India's death toll nears 12,000-mark, total cases rise to 3.54 lakh. ii)PM Modi interacts with 14 states on day 2 of consultations on COVID crisis; to address the nation on June 21. iii)India's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 52.47%: Health Ministry. iv) Delhi Health Min, who tested COVID-19 negative, to undergo testing again. He is admitted with high fever & breathing problem. v) Karnataka to set up Covid-19 Care Centres with 20,000 beds in Bengaluru. vi) AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) approves $750 million loan for India's Covid-19 response. vii)Researchers find lifesaving drug Dexamethasone helpful in treating critical patients of COVID-19. viii) Beijing cancels 1200 flights, shuts schools over new coronavirus outbreak. ix)Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 8.21 million, death toll at 443,402.

June 16, 2020: i) With 10,667 new cases, Covid-19 infections in India rose to 3.43 lakh. ii) PM Modi says India's COVID death toll one of the lowest, expresses grief for loss of lives. iii)Maharashtra reports 178 deaths in 24-hours, along with 2,786 new cases. iv) Gujarat reports 514 new COVID-19 cases taking the total to 24, 204. v) Telangana reports 219 new COVID-19 cases; three TRS MLAs test positive. vi) Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda promises 100% cure to beat coronavirus. vii) surpasses critical stage in vaccine development; Chinese Sinovac shows effective results in 90% cases. viii) European countries reopen borders after three months but Beijing outbreak revives need for vigilance. ix) The US FDA revokes emergency use for HCQ. x) New Zealand no longer Covid-19 free, two passengers landed in the country from UK test positive.

June 15, 2020: i) COVID infections in India rose to 3.32 lakh; the death toll stands at 9,520. ii) Home Minister Amit Shah chairs an all-party meet to review corona situation in Delhi. iii) ICMR recommends the use of rapid antigen kits for testing in containment zones. iv) No Delhi lockdown is being planned, says CM Arvind Kejriwal amid the rise in coronavirus cases. v) Tamil Nadu CM announces lockdown in Chennai, 3 districts from 19 to 30 June 2020. vi) Telangana caps testing charges at Rs 2200, rules out community transmission. vii) First vaccines may not prevent you from getting COVID: Experts. viii) Coronavirus impact could kill 51,000 children in MENA (the Middle East and North Africa): United Nations. ix) China begins mass testing and district lockdowns in Beijing after 67 new cases appeared. x) COVID-19 infections exceed 7.9 million worldwide. Nearly 3.8 million recovered, while at least 433,394 have died.

June 14, 2020: i) India's coronavirus death toll crosses 9,000-mark, making it the world’s ninth-worst hit nation in terms of fatalities. ii) India to witness COVID-19 peak in mid-November, says ICMR study. iii) Delhi reports 2,224 new cases and 56 deaths in the last 24 hours. iv) Maharashtra registers 3,390 fresh cases and 120 deaths in a single day. v) COVID-19 cases in Assam cross 4,000-mark. vi) Parents want CBSE, CICSE pending board exams scrapped due to spike in COVID-19 cases. vii) Coronavirus vaccine showing positive results in trials: China's Sinovac Biotech. viii) COVID-19 may trigger diabetes in healthy people, cause severe complications in sugar patients: Experts. ix) Coronavirus cases exceeded 7.8 million, with over 432,000 fatalities worldwide.

June 13, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally crossed 3-lakh-mark with 11,458 new cases. It includes 145,779 active cases and 8,848 deaths. ii) High Court directs Centre, Delhi govt to increase beds, ventilators for Covid-19 patients. iii) Home Min Amit Shah and Health Min Harsh Vardhan to meet tomorrow with Delhi LG and CM to review corona situation in the capital. . iv) Loss of smell and taste added as symptoms of Covid-19 by the Union Health Ministry. v) Maharashtra reduces rates of private tests from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2,200. vi) Under "Vande Bharat" Mission, 3,908 Indian nationals reached India yesterday. vii) Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi tests positive for novel coronavirus. viii) Brazil surpasses the UK, becomes the country with second-highest coronavirus death toll with 41,828 fatalities. ix) Globally, 7.6 million people infected and 4,26,000 have succumbed to coronavirus. (As per data by John Hopkins University).

June 12, 2020: i) India reported 10,956 new COVID-19 cases and 396 deaths in the last 24 hours. ii) COVID-19 recoveries in India more than active cases for the third consecutive day. iii)Worst hit coronavirus states - Maharashtra and Delhi - not to extend lockdown. iv) Maharashtra's Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde tests positive for coronavirus, third minister in the state cabinet. v) ‘Horrendous, horrific, pathetic’: Supreme Court raps Delhi govt over handling of dead bodies. vi) Pakistan PM warns of more deaths, stresses on following social distancing and hygiene directives. vii) Beijing reports the first instance of local transmission in weeks after 52-year-old man tests positive. viii) COVID-19 vaccine by the US firm Moderna to enter the third & final stage of the clinical trial in July with 30K participants. ix) Amid massive unemployment, Donald Trump considering suspending H-1B, other visas: Report. x) 7.48-million people infected and 4, 20,000 died from coronavirus, worldwide. (as per data by John Hopkins University).

June 11, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 count climbed to 2,86,579 with 9,996 new cases. Death toll reaches 8,102 with 357 fatalities. ii) COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 49.21%; ICMR says no community transmission. iii) MCD says 2,098 COVID-19 deaths in Delhi, contradicts govt's claim of 984 fatalities. iv) No congregational prayers at Jama Masjid till 30 June. v) PIL filed in Delhi HC for the imposition of strict lockdown amid growing cases of coronavirus. vi) Karnataka government bans online classes in the state till Class 7. vii) Russia surpasses 500,000 coronavirus cases; death toll stands at 6,532. viii) Pakistani govt. downplays WHO warning on re-imposing lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus. ix) The US surpasses 2 million coronavirus cases; death toll climbed to 1,13,000. x) Globally, 7.36 million infected from COVID-19 and 4,16,000 people dead, as per John Hopkins University.

June 10, 2020: i) Total confirmed cases in India rise to 2, 76,583. Death toll stands at 7,745. ii) For the first time, total no of recovered patients exceeds active cases; recovery rate now stands at 48.88%: Government. iii) Tamil Nadu reports 1,927 new COVID-19 infections, total cases rise to 36,841. iv) Delhi LG Anil Baijal directs hospitals to display bed availability on LED boards. UP reports 20 more Covid-19 deaths, total toll at 321. Case tally rises to 11,610 with 275 new infections. v) Government to take action against CGHS empanelled hospitals refusing treatment. vi) BRajasthan seals border for a week due to rise in cases; only people with valid entry pass to be allowed. vii) More ‘Vande Bharat’ flights to the west & Gulf in June: Civil Aviation Minister. viii) Global economy set to contract by 6% in 2020; the worst recession in 100 years: OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development). ix) Nearly 7.2 million infected and over 409,000 died from coronavirus globally, as per data from John Hopkins University.

June 9, 2020: i) India reports a spike of 9,987 new cases and 331 deaths in 24 hours. Total cases at 2,66,598. ii) Arvind Kejriwal takes COVID test; Centre says no community spread in Delhi. iii) Delhi might see 5.5 lakh Covid-19 cases by July-end, will require 80,000 beds: Delhi Dy CM. iv) Send migrants home within 15 days: SC tells Centre. v) 50 NDRF personnel, deployed for rescue and relief work during Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal, test positive for Covid-19. vi) BMC revises unlock 1.0 guidelines, allows shops in Mumbai to remain open beyond 5 pm. vii) Pakistan reports over 100 coronavirus deaths in 24-hours, total COVID cases surge to 108,000. viii) Tanzanian President John Magufuli declares country "coronavirus-free". ix) Coronavirus might have been spreading in China as early as August 2019: Harvard Medical School Research. x) Global infections top 7 million; over 406,900 people dead: John Hopkins University .

June 8, 2020: i) India records daily jump of over 9,000 cases for 5th straight day, total cases at 2,56,611. ii) Maharashtra surpasses China's COVID-19 count with total 85,975 cases. More than 3,000 dead. iii) Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal unwell, to undergo COVID-19 test tomorrow. iv) Delhi govt to hold a crucial meeting to assess if there is community transmission of COVID-19 in the national capital. v) Focus on the house-to-house survey, prompt testing: Health ministry to Civic body officials. vi) West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30. Mizoram implements two-week total lockdown. vii) Lockdowns may have averted 3 million deaths in Europe by curbing Covid-19: Study. viii) China demands proof from US senator for COVID-19 accusations. ix) Global coronavirus cases surpass 7 million; death toll mounts to 402,699: Johns Hopkins.

June 7, 2020: i) India records 2.46 lakh COVID -19 cases and 6,929 deaths. ii) Maharashtra remains worst-hit state with 82,968 cases. Tamil Nadu at 2nd spot with 30,152 cases followed by Delhi at third with 27,654 cases. iii) Bengal: Covid-19 kills 13 people in last 24 hrs; More than 1,000 cases reported in 2 days. iv) PIB (Press Information Bureau) Principal Director General K S Dhatwalia tests positive for COVID-19. v) Govt says 'fine-tuning' strategy to deal with coronavirus, slams reports claiming experts not consulted. vi) CRPF jawan succumbs to COVID-19; 11th death in paramilitary forces. vii) J&K reports 620 coronavirus cases in 24 hours. viii) US coronavirus deaths top 110,000; total cases approaching 2 million. ix) WHO changes COVID-19 mask guidance: Wear one if you can't keep the distance. x) Global death toll surged past 4 lakh, more than 6.9 million infected.

June 6, 2020: i) India's coronavirus infections surpass Italy's with total cases rising to 2,36,657. Death toll at 6,642. ii) Maharashtra case count crosses 80,229; Delhi's infections rose to 26,334. iii) Hospitals can't turn away COVID-19 suspects; will take strict action 'black marketing of beds': Delhi CM Kejriwal. iv) Punjab won't reopen dine-in restaurants, allows malls and hotels to function under strict guidelines. v) Two judges of the West Bengal's city court test positive for COVID-19. vi) Retired Air India pilot succumbs to corona; 200 crew members either positive or quarantined. vii) 2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19. viii) Brazil threatens to pull out of the WHO, accuses the body of being "partisan" and "political". ix) New York records 42 deaths and 2,728 hospitalisations, lowest since the pandemic began. x) About 6.7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus; more than 3.94 deaths reported worldwide. (As per data by John Hopkins University).

June 5, 2020: i) India reports 9,851 new Covid-19 cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 2,26,770; total deaths: 6,348. ii) After Maharashtra, Delhi has maximum active cases of COVID-19 (14,500). Centre asks Delhi to ramp up testing, surveillance. iii) Uttarakhand's case count rises to 1,199 with 46 new people testing positive. iv) Punjab govt launches scheme for COVID-19 testing to be done by private labs. v) Supreme Court directs States to register all migrants, facilitate movement and provide jobs. vi) Covid-19 underlines the necessity to prioritise the needs of the poor via digital solutions: India at the UN. vii) It's not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world: WHO. viii) Death toll in Brazil hit a new daily record with 1,473 fatalities. Total death toll at 34,000. ix) Russia's coronavirus infections near 4,50,000 with 8,726 new cases. Total death toll at 5,528. x) Over 6.6 million infected with COVID-19, globally. The total death toll close to 3.9 lakh with over 1 lakh casualties in the US.

June 4, 2020: i) The total number of COVID-19 infections in India reached 2,16,919 with 9,304 new cases. ii) Delhi, for the first time, reported more cases of COVID-19 than Mumbai. The two states reported 1,513 and 1,276 new cases, respectively. iii) Maharashtra govt allows inter-district movement in MMR; confirmed cases rise to 41,986 in Mumbai. iv) preme Court aks Delhi, UP and Haryana to make a consistent policy for inter-state movement between Delhi and the NCR. v) 1,000 foreigners blacklisted for participating in Tablighi Jamaat event. vi) Arunachal Pradesh sees spurt in COVID-19 cases with 37 people testing positive in 11 days. vii) India-origin minister Alok Sharma tests positive for coronavirus in the UK. viii) Pakistan surpasses China in COVID-19 cases as infection cases surge to 85,246.

June 3, 2020: i) The number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 2 lakh with 8,909 new infections. ii) PM Narendra Modi chairs Cabinet meeting to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country. iii) India approves Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug 'remdesivir' for treating COVId-19 patients. iv) Delhi’s corona tally rose to 22,132 after new 1,298 cases. Govt forms 5-member committee to strengthen hospital preparedness. v) 47 Maharashtra police personnel test positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours; state total at 72, 300. vi) Covid-19 plasma therapy safe, without adverse side effects: Study. vii) Pakistan reports 4,132 new cases in 24 hours, total cases at 80,463. viii) China rejects report claiming it delayed sharing info on coronavirus pandemic with the WHO. ix) New Zealand could lift all COVID-19 measures by next week: PM Jacinda Ardern. x) Global coronavirus tally reached 63,85,902 and the toll rose to 3,80,384.

June 2, 2020: i) Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rise to 1,98,706; death toll stands at 5,598. ii) 13 staff members at Delhi L-G's office test COVID-19 positive. iii) Delhi CM Kejriwal launches 'Corona Delhi' app with hospital bed availability information. iv) Uttarakhand’s COVID-19 tally nears 1,000. Minister Satpal Maharaj and family readmitted for treatment; CM office in Secretariat sealed. v) Gujarat BJP MLA Balram Thawani tests positive; 423 new cases reported in the state today. vi) China delayed releasing coronavirus info which had frustrated WHO, reports Associated Press. vii) Africa's coronavirus cases surpassed 150,000-mark; over 4,300 deaths confirmed. viii) China's Wuhan city finds no new COVID-19 cases in city-wide testing. ix) Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 5,000; total cases rose to 4,23,741. x) Globally, 62.8 lakh infected from coronavirus; death toll crossed 3.75 lakh-mark. (as per data by John Hopkins University).

June 1, 2020: i) India reports biggest daily increase with 8,392 new cases and 230 new deaths. Total cases at 1, 90, 535 death toll at 5,395. ii) India's Covid-19 recovery rate reaches 48.19% with 91,818 patients cured. iii) Delhi to seal borders for a week, only essential services allowed. iv) Uttarakhand CM, 3 cabinet colleagues in self-quarantine; India ranks 7th in COVID-19 cases. v) DGCA asks airlines to keep the middle seat vacant or provide 'wrap-around' gowns. vi) Iran coronavirus cases hit a two-month high with 3,000 new infections reported in 24 hours. vii) Latin America's death toll exceeds 50,000; nearly one million cases reported across the region. viii) US will consider rejoining WHO if it ends corruption: White House. ix) Russia to roll out its first approved coronavirus drug next week. x) Globally, more than 6.18 million people infected with over 3,72,000 deaths, as per data by Johns Hopkins University.

May 30, 2020: i) India's Covid-19 count rises to 173,763; death toll stands at 4,971. ii) Lockdown 5.0 likely to have relaxations for tourism & hospitality industry. iii) Delhi-Moscow Air India flight returns midway after pilot tests positive. iv) Three Indian companies get the licence to manufacture Nasa's coronavirus ventilators. v) Home Minister Amit Shah meets PM Modi to discuss a lockdown exit strategy. vi) With 1,000 deaths in 24 hours, Brazil becomes the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. vii) Donald Trump terminates US contract with WHO, takes steps against China. viii) More than 59,0,000 infected and over 364,000 people dead worldwide, as per data by John Hopkins University.

May 29, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally crosses 1.65 lakh, 7,466 new cases in the last 24 hours. ii) Maharashtra records 2,190 new cases; total cases reach 56,948. iii) Delhi witness biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, 1,106 people tested positive in 24 hours. iv) 11 more healthcare workers at AIIMS test positive for COVID-19. v) Home Minister Amit Shah meets PM Modi to discuss a lockdown exit strategy. vi) Bengal Minister tests positive for coronavirus. West Bengal to start plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 patients. vii) UP govt committed to the safe return of all migrants: CM Yogi Adityanath. viii) Centre announces fresh flight under Vande Bharat mission; bookings to start from May 30. ix) Russia reports record rise in deaths; 232 people died in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 cases approach 390K. x) More than 5.7 million infections confirmed worldwide; over 3,58,000 people have died.

May 28, 2020: i) India's coronavirus case count climbs to 1,58,333; death toll crosses 4500-mark. ii) Cabinet Secretary reviews Covid-19 response in 13 worst-hit regions of India. Speed up process for safe travel of migrants; states must take the burden of travel fare: SC. iii) 91 lakh migrants ferried home between 1 to 27 May: Centre. iv) RT-PCR test will find infection regardless of symptoms, says Centre. v) AICTE and CSIR have embarked on a drug discovery hackathon: Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA). vi) BJP's national spokesperson Sambit Patra hospitalised after Covid-19 symptoms. vii) Nepal registers highest single-day spike; 156 new Covid-19 cases take the total to 1,042. viii) EU countries ban the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat coronavirus patients.

May 27, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India cross 1.5 lakh; death toll stands at 4,337. ii) Delhi reports the highest single-day spike of 792 new cases; tally crosses 15,000-mark. iii) Why can't private hospitals treat COVID-19 patients for free?, SC asks Centre. iv) ICMR removes price cap of Rs 4,500 for coronavirus tests. v) France bans hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment. vi) Pakistan registers 1,446 new coronavirus cases; total count crosses 59,000-mark. vii) Remdesivir improves time to recovery in COVID-19 patients: Study. viii) USA reports 524 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours; death toll climbs to 98,218: John Hopkins.

May 26, 2020: i) India records 6,000 new Covid-19 cases and over 146 deaths in the last 24 hours. Now among 10 worst-hit countries with over 1.45 lakh cases. ii) Country's recovery rate improved to 41.61%, the fatality rate among the world's lowest at 2.87%: Health Ministry. iii) Health Ministry asks States/UTs to give a real-time update on availability, consumption of HCQ. iv) 51 new infections registered in Uttarakhand, total cases now at 400. v) UP reports 197 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours; active cases rise to 2680. vi) 20 CISF personnel infected in past 24 hours; total cases in force at 210. vii) Countries easing lockdown could face 'immediate second peak', warns WHO. viii) The global fundraising for coronavirus vaccine exceeds $10bn. ix) UK death toll passes 40,000. Russia reports highest single-day hike in deaths. x) Global infections rise to 5.3 million; death toll mounts to 3.42 lakh.

May 25, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India reach 1.38 lakh, approx 7,000 new cases in the last 24 hours. ii) AIIMS sanitation supervisor dies due to Covid-19. iii) Delhi records 13,418 total COVID-19 cases; CM says situation under control even after relaxations. iv) Karnataka registers 93 and while Kerala reports 49 new COVID-19 cases today. v) HRD increases exam centres for pending class 10, 12 board exams to 15,000. vi) JNU asks students to vacate hostels till next academic session resumes on or before June 25. vii) Congress to organise a nationwide online campaign on 28 May on COVID-19 crisis. viii) Manufacturing of PPEs and N95 masks speed up; ensuring quality through stringent protocols: Health ministry. ix) Japan PM lifts coronavirus emergency in Tokyo and all remaining areas. x) UK schools to open from June 1: PM Boris Johnson. xi) 5.2 million COVID-19 cases reported worldwide; death toll mounts over 3.37 lakh.

May 24, 2020: i) With nearly 7,000 new cases, Covid-19 tally in India rose to 1,31,868. ii) Maharashtra Covid-19 tally crosses 50,000; West Bengal witnesses highest spike of 208 cases. iii) Nine CRPF personnel tested positive in Delhi today; total cases stand at 359. iv) UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar records 21 new COVID cases; tally rises to 345. v) Except for Andhra and Bengal, domestic flights to recommence from tomorrow. vi) India brought back over 28,500 nationals stranded in over 30 countries: MEA. vii) All 13 districts of Uttarakhand now designated as Orange Zone: State Gov. viii) Delhi govt directs private hospitals with 50 beds to reserve 20% of total capacity for COVId-19 surge. ix) Number of COVID-19 cases on the decline in the US: Trump. x) Globally, 5.1 million people infected with COvid-19; death toll surge over 3.33 lakh.

May 23, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India rise to 1,25,101; death toll at 3,720. (As on 23 May 2020, 08:00 IST). ii) 6,300+ new Covid cases, nearly 3k from Maharashtra; 140 deaths. iii) Delhi reports 591 new corona cases in 24 hours; total infections stand at 12,910. iv) AIIMS' senior pulmonologist passes away due to COVID-19. v) India will try to resume international travel by August: Aviation Minister. vi) West Bengal govt restricts entry of Shramik special trains till 26 May due to Cyclone Amphan. vii) 23,000 Indians repatriated through Vande Bharat mission till date. viii) With 3,30,890 infections Brazil beats Russia in coronavirus cases, second only to US. ix) Worldwide corona cases reach close to 5 million; 3.27 lakh people dead. (As on 22 May 2020, 10:00 CEST).

May 22, 2020: i) With 6,088 new cases, India sees the biggest single-day spike. Total infections cross 1,18,000, death toll at 3,583. (As on 22 May 2020, 08:00 IST). ii) Delhi reports 660 more COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths in 24-hours. iii) Mumbai reports 1,382 new COVID-19 cases; confirmed infections rise to 25,317. iv) CICSE board to conduct pending class 10, 12 exams from July 1 to 14. v) Nearly 39 million people have lost jobs in the US since COVID-19 pandemic. vi) Pakistan's Covid-19 cases go past 50,000 with record 2,603 new patients. vii) The UK to introduce 14-day quarantine for international arrivals. viii) Global infections surge over 49 lakh; more than 3,23,000 people dead. (As on 21 May 2020, 10:00 CEST).

May 21, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 cases reach 1.12 lakh; total 3,435 deaths reported. (As on 21 May 2020, 08:00 IST) ii) Delhi reports 571 new COVID-19 infections; total cases stand at 11,659. iii) Known COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan at 6,146; Haryana’s tally crosses 1,000. iv) Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki emerges as Covid-19 hotspot; 95 new cases reported in 24 hours. v) Domestic air travel to begin from May 25, the Aviation Ministry sets ticket price rules for airlines. vi) Singapore reports 448 new coronavirus cases; total infections rise to 29,812. vii) Brazil records nearly 20,000 new COVID-19 cases in its biggest single-day jump. viii) Russia surpasses 3,00,000 COVID-19 cases; the US sends ventilators to help. ix) Global infections cross 47,89,000-mark; over 3,18,000 deaths reported. (As on 20 May 2020, 10:00 CEST).

May 20, 2020: i) India records highest single-day spike, 5,611 new cases take the infection count to 1,06,750. ii) Satisfactory' to note 42,298 recoveries so far, says Centre. iii) COVID-19 death toll in Delhi mounts to 176; cases cross 11,000-mark. iv) One person tests COVID-19 positive in Union health ministry. v) MHA grants exemption from lockdown for classes 10, 12 board exams. vi) Ola to lay off 1,400 staff as Covid-19 pandemic hits revenues. vii) World Bank says Covid-19 will push 60 million people into poverty, announces $160 billion assistance to 100 countries. viii) America's 1.5 million cases is a 'badge of honour', says Donald Trump. ix) Global coronavirus cases surge over 4.7 million; death toll mounts to 316K. (As on 19 May 2020, 10:00 CEST).

May 19, 2020: i) India's infection count crosses 1 lakh-mark; death toll rose to 3,163. (As on 19 May 2020, 08:00 IST) ii) COVID-19 death toll in Delhi mounts to 166; cases rise to 10,554. iii) No consent required from destination states to run Shramik Special trains: Centre. iv) Students whose foreign study plans affected can reapply for JEE-Mains: HRD Ministry. v) Pakistan reports over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths. vi) Donald Trump trying to shift blame from his 'incompetent response' to contain COVID-19, says China. vii) Trump gives WHO ultimatum over Covid-19 handling; threatens to suspend US funding permanently. viii) Globally, over 46 lakh infected and more than 3.1 lakh died from coronavirus. (As on 18 May 2020, by 10:00 CEST).

May 18, 2020: i) 15 inmates and warden have been tested positive for COVID-19 in the Rohini jail in Delhi. ii) Uttrakhand has reported an increase in their COVID positive cases, mostly because of migrants who are returning. iii) Kerala has decided to focus on tightening the containment zones. iv) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fourth part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package . v) The fourth part focuses on liberalising the minerals, space, atomic energy and defence sectors. vi) There will be a considerable push for the Make-In-India initiative in the defence sector. vii) Certain sectors would be thrown open for private investments. viii) The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India crossed 86000, with more than 2700 deaths. ix) India now has the 11th highest infection rate in the world. x) Globally, the total COVID-19 positive cases have gone beyond 4.6 million.

May 17, 2020: i) The Union Government via the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till the 31st of May. ii) Among many relaxations, inter-state movement of passenger vehicles have been allowed. iii) Flights, Metros, Hotels and Restaurants would remain closed. iv) Cinemas, Malls, Gyms, Educational Institutions and Places of Worship would remain closed. v) States and UTs have been given the authority to decide on which areas would fall under Red, Green and Orange zones. vi) Pregnant women, people below 10 and above 65 are not allowed to step outside. vii) All non-essential services are banned between 7 PM and 7 AM. viii) The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India crossed 95000, with more than 3000 deaths With 2300 positive cases, Maharashtra saw the highest spike in a day. ix) Globally, the total COVID-19 positive cases have gone beyond 4.6 million, with deaths at 3,11,000.

May 16, 2020: i) The Union Government via the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till the 31st of May. ii) Among many relaxations, inter-state movement of passenger vehicles have been allowed. iii) Flights, Metros, Hotels and Restaurants would remain closed. iv) Cinemas, Malls, Gyms, Educational Institutions and Places of Worship would remain closed. v) States and UTs have been given the authority to decide on which areas would fall under Red, Green and Orange zones. vi) Pregnant women, people below 10 and above 65 are not allowed to step outside. vii) All non-essential services are banned between 7 PM and 7 AM. viii) The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India crossed 95000, with more than 3000 deaths With 2300 positive cases, Maharashtra saw the highest spike in a day. ix) Globally, the total COVID-19 positive cases have gone beyond 4.6 million, with deaths at 3,11,000.

May 15, 2020: i) The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India crossed 79000, with more than 2500 deaths. ii) Globally, the total COVID-19 positive cases have gone beyond 4.4 million, with deaths at 3,00,215. iii) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the second part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package. iv) The second part focuses on migrant workers, marginal farmers, small traders, street vendors and the urban poor. v) The FM said that the "One Nation One Ration Card" scheme would be completed by March 2021. vi) Except for the Shramik Special services and other 30 special trains, the Indian Railways have suspended all passenger trains and cancelled all tickets booked till June 30. vii) According to the UN, the global trade fell three percent in the JFM quarter of 2020.

May 14, 2020: i) The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India crossed 79000, with more than 2500 deaths. ii) Globally, the total COVID-19 positive cases have gone beyond 4.4 million, with deaths at 3,00,215. iii) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the second part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package. iv) The second part focuses on migrant workers, marginal farmers, small traders, street vendors and the urban poor. v) The FM said that the "One Nation One Ration Card" scheme would be completed by March 2021. vi) Except for the Shramik Special services and other 30 special trains, the Indian Railways have suspended all passenger trains and cancelled all tickets booked till June 30. vii) According to the UN, the global trade fell three percent in the JFM quarter of 2020.

May 13, 2020: i) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the first part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package. ii) The first part focuses on MSMEs, NBFCs and the real estate industry. iii) The PMO has also announced that Rs 3100 crore will be used from the PM-CARES fund to fight COVID-19. iv) Out of the 3100 crore rupees, 2000 crore will be used to buy ventilators, 1000 crore on migrant labourer care, and 100 crore on vaccine research. v) The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India reached 77000, with more than 2500 deaths. vi) Globally, the total COVID-19 positive cases reached close to 4.4 million, with deaths close to 3,00,000.

May 12, 2020: i) PM Modi has announced a special economic package of around Rs 20 lakh crore. ii) This amount is approximately 10 percent of the country’s GDP. iii) The PM also stressed on making the country self-reliant. iv) The details of the package will be announced by FM Nirmala Sitharaman. v) The PM also said that the lockdown will continue, though in a different form. vi) The railways started its operations after more than 1.5 months. vii) India’s new positive cases have risen to 72000, with 2300 deaths being reported. viii) Civil Aviation minister has said that more than 6000 Indians have returned since May 1, in 31 flights.

May 11, 2020: i) The Home Ministry has allowed partial movement of trains from May 12. ii) Only those passengers who show no symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed to board the trains. iii) In the PM’s meeting with the state CMs, the PM said that the lockdown may have to continue. iv) In the meeting, some of the states have expressed their reservations on running the trains. v) In the last 24 hours, new 4213 positive cases have been identified. vi) Mumbai’s tally itself forms around 1/5th of the nation’s tally.

May 10, 2020: i) India's coronavirus case count crossed 64,000. ii) No new cases reported in 10 States and UTs in the last 24 hours. iii) PM Modi to hold his fifth interaction with CMs on May 11. iv) Health Ministry says that 72 lakh N95 face masks and 36 lakh PPE kits have been given to states. v) Karnataka saw the biggest spike of new cases in one day – 53 testing positive. vi) Tripura gets 130 new cases just one week after declaring itself COVID-19 free. vii) Global COVID-19 positive cases crossed 4.1 million, with over 2,80,000 deaths. viii) In what could be the second wave of the virus, a fresh infection was reported in Wuhan after many weeks.

May 9, 2020: i) Coronavirus cases in India near 60,000-mark; death toll at 1,981. (As on 09 May 2020, 08:00 IST). ii) Maharashtra records 1,000 new cases in the last 24 hours; the total number of infections at 19,000. iii) Delhi and Tamil Nadu became the latest states to report more than 6,000 cases. iv) India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 29.9%, fatality at 3.3%, and case doubling rate at 11 days: Harsh Vardhan. v) Health Ministry issues revised discharge policy for COVID-19 patients. vi) Around 359 Indians evacuated from Dubai under Vande Bharat Mission. vii) Russia records 10,000 new cases for the sixth consecutive day; total cases rise to 187,859. viii) Donald Trump says COVID-19 will 'go away without vaccine'; expects the US death toll to be 95,000. ix) The UK records highest death toll in Europe with 31,000 fatalities. Total cases at 211,000. x) Globally, total cases at 37,59,967; death toll increased to 2,59,474. (As on 8 May 2020, 10:00 CEST).

May 8, 2020: i) The number of cases in India climbed to 56,342; death toll at 1886. (As on 08 May 2020, 08:00 IST). ii) Rajasthan reports 64 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 3,491. iii) 77 inmates and 26 policemen test positive in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail. iv) No new positive case reported in Uttarakhand for the 4th consecutive day. v) Death toll in Indore mounts to 86, the number of cases climb to 1,727. vi) Air India's first repatriation flight from Singapore lands in Delhi. vii) Karnataka reports 45 new Covid-19 cases, tally climbs to 750. viii) Japan's new daily cases drop below 100 for the first time in over a month. ix) Pakistan sees the highest single-day spike in cases. 1,764 new cases take the toll to 25,837.

May 7, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India rise to 52952; death toll at 1,783. (As on 07 May 2020, 08:00 IST). ii) Maharashtra saw the highest rise in case count as over 1,200 test positive in 24 hours. iii) Two BSF jawans succumb to Covid-19; 41 new cases take total infections in the force to 193. iv) Air India opens bookings for foreigners, visa holders on outbound repatriation flights. v) India begins clinical trials of AYUSH medicines on health workers, those in high-risk areas. vi) Russia reports over 11,000 new cases in 24 hours taking total to 1,77,000. vii) Pakistan reports 38 new Covid-19 deaths; positive cases cross 24,000. viii) HCQ no wonder drug for treating Covid-19, can prove fatal: Experts. ix) 80,000 COVID-19 cases reported daily in April: WHO. x) Globally, total 3.76 million people infected from COVID-19; 1.25 M recovered and 264K dead.

May 6, 2020: i) India's total cases at 49,391; death toll at 1,694 (Active: 33,514, Cured/Discharged/Migrated: 14,183). ii) Over 30 vaccines at various stages of development, experts tell PM at task force meeting. iii) Delhi's case count crosses 5,000-mark with 206 new cases. iv) Gujarat records 49 casualties in 24 hours; total state toll at 368. v) Telangana extends COVID-19 lockdown till May 29. vi) Wipro to turn Pune campus into a 450-bed hospital. vii) 64 flights to airlift 15,000 Indians stuck abroad in a week. viii) United States COVID-19 death toll crosses 71,000; more than 12 lakh people infected. ix) Germany intends to reopen shops and schools and restart football league in May. x) Italian scientists claim to have developed the world's first coronavirus vaccine. xi) Globally, coronavirus cases rise to 36 lakh; death toll over 2.57 lakh.

May 5, 2020: i) India registers record single-day spike; 3900 new cases and 195 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. ii) Indian citizens stranded abroad to be brought back from May 7: Centre tells SC. iii) India able to keep itself from slipping into community transmission of Covid-19: Health Minister. iv) Decision soon on pending CBSE Class 10, 12 board exams: HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. v) UK Covid-19 death toll rises above 32,000, highest in Europe. vi) Up to 1,00,000 Americans may die from coronavirus: Donald Trump. vii) There may never be a Covid-19 vaccine: WHO coronavirus expert. viii) Total case count of COVID-19 in the US crosses 12 lakh, nearly 70,000 dead. ix) Globally, more than 36 lakh people infected with over 2.5 lakh deaths.

May 4, 2020: i) Cases in India climbed to 42,533; death toll at 1373. ii) Delhi reports 427 new cases; total at 4549. iii) Two floors of BSF headquarters in Delhi sealed after a staff member tests positive. iv) Delhi needs more stringent action to combat coronavirus: Union Health Minister. v) Nearly 4,800 Indians in Singapore test COVID-19 positive but with mild conditions: Envoy. vi) Pakistan's number of coronavirus cases surges past 20,000. vii) Donald Trump promises coronavirus vaccine by year-end. Gilead donates entire stock of Remdesivir drug to US govt. viii) Global Covid-19 cases crossed 3.5 million-mark, more than 2.4 lakh deaths reported.

May 3, 2020: i) Total no of positive cases in India crossed 40,000. ii) Delhi records 384 new infections, three deaths. iii) 10,40,000 COVID-19 tests conducted till date: ICMR. iv) 20 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Ladakh, total tally rises to 42. v) Globally, 33,56,205 confirmed cases, including 2,38,730 deaths reported to WHO (As of May 3, 2020).

May 2, 2020: i) MHA extends lockdown by two weeks, ease of living and doing business gets a boost. ii) PM Modi meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to finalise second stimulus package. iii) COVID-19 cases in India cross 37,000, death toll at 1,218. iv) Delhi's case count rises to 3,738 with 223 fresh cases reported on Friday. v) DGCA extends lockdown on domestic and international flights till May 17th. vi) North Korea has still not reported any Coronavirus cases. vii) Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 25,000; the death toll in Europe crosses 1.5 million. viii) The US allows emergency use of experimental drug 'Remdesivir' for coronavirus. ix) Pakistan records its highest single-day increase in cases; 1,297 new infections take the total number to 18,114.. x) Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 3.34 million, death toll passes 237,000.

May 1, 2020: i) Special ships between Port Blair and Chennai to transport people stranded in lockdown. ii) Lockdown restrictions in Maharashtra to be lifted zone-wise: Uddhav Thackeray. iii) HRD formulating safety guidelines for schools, colleges when they reopen. iv) More than 32,000 Indians in UAE register to return home. v) Russian PM Mishustin tests positive for coronavirus, country's case count at 1,14,431. vi) Globally, 3,09,0445 people infected including 2,17,769 deaths.(As on 30 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 30, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India reach 33,050, death toll at 1,074. (As on 30 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) National recovery rate now 25.19%; doubling rate slowed to 11 days: Health Ministry. iii) The month of May could be 'Make or Break' for India's battle against coronavirus: Medical Experts. iv) Madhya Pradesh brings back over 20,000 migrant workers. v) The UK to deploy more flights to evacuate Covid-19 stranded Brits from India. vi) Studying the link between rare inflammatory disease and Covid-19 in children: WHO. vii) The US records over 1 million Covid-19 cases and nearly 61,000 deaths. viii) Globally, more than 30 lakh people infected from coronavirus, over 2 lakh people dead. (As on 29 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 29, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India cross 31,000, death toll at 1,007. (As on 29 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) Centre asks govt employees to download Aarogya Setu app, commute to the office after checking COVID-19 risk. iii) New corona cases rising fast in West Bengal, death toll mounting in Gujarat. iv) Telangana hopes to be coronavirus-free by May 8; cases at 1,004 currently. v) 45 CRPF jawans infected in Delhi; total cases in the national capital at 3314. vi) Maharashtra coronavirus tally reaches 9,318; death toll rises to 400. vii) The US COVID-19 cases neared the 1-million mark, death toll at 57,000. viii) Globally, 29,54,222 people infected from coronavirus including 2,02,597 deaths. (As on 28 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 28, 2020: i) Covid-19 cases in India near 29,500; death toll at 934. (As on 28 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) Maharashtra worst hit with 8,590 cases and 369 deaths; 11 policemen test positive. iii) In Delhi, 4.11% health workers (incl 13 paramedics, 26 nurses, 24 field workers, 33 doctors) affected from COVID-19. iv) 80 districts reported no COVID-19 cases over the last 7 days: Health Ministry. v) COVID-19 patients "with mild symptoms" can opt for home isolation: MHA. vi) Plasma therapy not approved for COVID-19 treatment: Govt. vii) India to receive $1.5 billion-loan from Asian Development Bank (ABD). viii) PM Modi holds talks with Indonesian President over COVID-19; India provides medical supplies to Bhutan. ix) US coronavirus deaths likely to reach 70,000: Donald Trump. x) Global COVID-19 cases rise to 28, 78,196 with 1, 98,668 deaths. (As on 27 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 27, 2020: i) India records 28,380 confirmed cases; death toll reaches 886. (As on 27 April 2020, 17:00 GMT+5:30). ii) PM Modi hints at lockdown extension in hotspots after May 3, asks CMs to draw exit policy. iii) Survey shows 91% of Indians back govt's initiatives against COVID-19. iv) Sufficient RT-PCR Kits Available: Health Ministry. v) China's Wuhan city discharges last COVID-19 patient from the hospital. vi) Italy to begin the second phase of lockdown from April 27. vii) COVID-19 cases in the USA inch closer to one million, more than 55,000 people dead. viii) Globally, more than 28 lakh people infected, including 1,93,710 deaths. (As on 26 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 26, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India rise to 26,917 with 1,975 new cases. Death toll at 826. (As on 27 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) No fresh cases in Himachal Pradesh for the last three days. iii) 15 CRPF personnel based in Delhi test positive for COVID-19. iv) Central teams tour parts of Kolkata, Howrah, Siliguri to inspect lockdown situation. v) Maritime bodies seek PMO intervention to bring back stuck seafarers. vi) Set out a holistic plan for lockdown exit: Congress to PM. vii) COVID-19 cases in Wuhan dropped to zero for the first time. viii) Spain's daily coronavirus death toll dropped to 288, lowest since March 20. ix) Global case count crosses 27 lakh mark; over 1.87 lakh people dead. (As on 25 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 25, 2020: i) Coronavirus cases in India near 25,000 including 775 deaths. (As on 25 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) Maharashtra reports 394 new cases; Delhi tally crosses 2,500-mark. iii) Lockdown in Mumbai and Pune might extend till May 18. iv) Central Govt allows standalone shops to reopen, with conditions. v) S.Korea's SD Biosensor begins manufacturing rapid antibody test kits in Gurugram. vi) No public gathering allowed in UP till June 30, orders CM. vii) 4,000 Sri Lankan Navy personnel quarantined after 60 test positive for COVID-19. viii) FIFA to distribute $150 million to member associations as part of COVID-19 relief plan. ix) The US records over 9.25 lakh cases, more than 52,000 deaths. x) Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 1.8 lakh; over 26 lakh people infected. (As on 24 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 24, 2020: i) Coronavirus cases in India cross 23000-mark with 718 deaths. (As on 24 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) Maharashtra registered 778 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the total to 6427. iii) Plasma therapy trials on COVID patients encouraging: Delhi CM Kejriwal. iv) Faulty antibody test kits procured from all countries including China will be returned: Union Health Minister. v) India may see the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in monsoon, say, scientists. vi) 1.54 bn students out of school over coronavirus; girls to be worst hit: UNESCO. vii) Brazil records 50,036 coronavirus cases, with 3,331 fatalities. viii) The US witnesses biggest job crisis since the 2008 recession; Trump may reopen the economy soon. ix) Global death toll rises to 1.7 lakh; more than 25 lakh people infected. (As on 23 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 23, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 cases rise to 21,293, death toll at 681. (As on 23 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) Central government passes ordinance; up to 7-year jail for attacking health workers. iii) Govt freezes DA of Central staff at current level till 2021 due to COVID-19 crises. iv) Defence Minister inaugurates mobile lab for conducting COVID-19 screening and R&D activities. v) UK's National Health Service issues COVID-19 safety reminder for Ramzan. vi) Pakistan receives $1.39 billion emergency loan from IMF to fight COVID-19 crises. vii) UK PM Borris Johnson to be back at work soon, says minister. viii) China to donate another $30 million to the WHO to help fight against the coronavirus pandemic. ix) More than 2.4 million coronavirus cases, including 169006 deaths reported worldwide. (As on 22 April 2020 by 10:00 CEST).

April 22, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India rise to near 20,000 including 640 deaths. (As on : 22 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) Delhi registers 2,156 infections, 611 recoveries. iii) Centre recommends increasing bed facilities in Mumbai in wake of rising cases. iv) Army sets up two COVID-19 hospitals in J&K. v) Maharashtra govt revokes lockdown exemptions in Mumbai, Pune. vi) Indian Medical Association withdraws protest after meeting with Home Minister and Health Minister.. vii) Pakistan PM Imran Khan to test for COVID-19, say reports. viii) Singapore reports 1426 additional cases of COVID-19; taking the toll over 8,000. ix) US State files lawsuit against China on coronavirus handling. x) Global death toll crosses 1.6 lakh; case count nears 24 lakh. (As on 21 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 21, 2020: i) Number of cases in India climbed to 18601; death toll rose to 590 (As on 21 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) 4,49,810 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in India so far; 35,852 samples tested on Monday: ICMR. iii) ICMR to probe faulty kits; asks states to avoid rapid tests for 2 days. iv) Info of 1.24 crore 'Corona Warriors' available on https://covidwarriors.gov.in/ portal launched by the government. v) Cases in Delhi rose to 2,081 with 78 new patients. Maharashtra COVID-19 case count at 4,666. vi) Singapore extends lockdown to June 1, 2020. vii) Donald Trump to temporarily suspend immigration to the US over COVID-19 concerns. viii) The US records 1433 deaths in the last 24 hours; New York's daily death toll falls below 500 for the first time. ix) Global death toll nears 1.6 Lakh; more than 23 lakh people infected worldwide. (As on 20 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 20, 2020: i) India's coronavirus case count reaches 17,265; death toll at 543. (As on 20 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) IMA sends SOS to Centre on violence against health workers; warns of Black Day on April 23. iii) COVID-19 situation 'especially serious' in Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Indore: MHA. iv) Odisha launches five COVID-19 dedicated hospitals. v) COVID-19 situation in Uttarakhand is under control: CM Rawat. vi) Two journalists test COVID-19 positive in Chennai. vii) India's doubling rate of coronavirus cases improved to 7.5 days: Health Ministry. viii) China objects to India tweaking FDI rules. ix) Trump says US tested 4.18-million people; more than India and 9 other countries. x) The US records 40,000 COVID-19 deaths and 7,64,000 confirmed infections so far. xi) Globally, number of infections reach 22,41,778 with 1,52,551 deaths.(As on 19 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 19, 2020: i) India records 15,712 cases and 507 deaths. (As on 19 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) Centre stops airline bookings for travel from May 4. iii) Transported 1,150 tonnes of medical items in lockdown period: Railways. iv) Ten fresh cases in Punjab; CM rules out any relaxation in curfew. v) Coronavirus deaths in Europe surge past 1,00,000, accounting for 2/3 fatalities worldwide. vi) Global case count of COVID-19 reach 2,16,0207 with 1,46,088 deaths. (As on 18 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 18, 2020: i) Coronavirus in India cross the 14,000 case mark; death toll at 480 (As on 18 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) PM Modi says humanity will overcome pandemic; hails ministries. iii) Lockdown cuts India's fuel demand 50%: Industry sources. iv) Delhi CM Kejriwal to hold cabinet meeting as cases surge beyond 1700. v) Russia's COVID-19 cases mount to 36,793 with 4785 new cases in the last 24 hours. vi) Singapore reports 942 new cases taking the total COVID-19 tally to 5,992. vii) The US surpasses 7,00,000 COVID-19 cases, death toll more than 36,000 (highest in the world). viii) The US appeals to China to revise export rules on medical gear. ix) Global coronavirus cases count crosses two million; death toll reaches 1,39,378. ( As on 17 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 17, 2020: i) India's total coronavirus case count reaches 13,387 with 437 deaths. (As on 17 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) RBI cuts reverse repo rate by 25 bps to 3.75%, announces Rs 50,000 crore TLTRO. Governor hopes India will stage sharp V-shaped recovery in 2021-22. iii) Sensex surges 1,080 points, Nifty tops 9,300. iv) Cases in Gujarat shoot past 1,000, death toll at 38. v) In a relief, Maharashtra reports just 34 new cases including 6 from Mumbai. vi) Delhi case count rises to 1640 with 38 deaths. vii) Andhra Pradesh imports 1 lakh rapid test kits for COVID-19 from South Korea. viii) Indian-American Ro Khanna appointed to White House COVID-19 advisory council. ix) The US virus deaths near 35,000; over 22 million people jobless. x) China's Wuhan raises COVID-19 death toll by 1,290, up 50 per cent. xi) Nearly two million infections reported worldwide with 1,30,885 deaths. (As on 16 April 2020, 10:00 CEST).

April 16, 2020: i) India records 12,380 coronavirus cases and 414 deaths. (As on 16 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) More than 1,000 cases in the national capital are Markaz cases, says Delhi health minister. iii) Maharashtra COVID-19 case count rose to 3,081 with 165 new cases. iv) Lockdown is like a pause button, not a solution: Rahul Gandhi. v) The US has passed the peak on new coronavirus cases, says Donald Trump. vi) Italy's new coronavirus deaths, infections continue to fall. vii) Global cases top 19,14,916 with 1,23,010 deaths. (As on 15 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 15, 2020: i) Total coronavirus cases in India rose to 11,439 including 377 deaths. (As on 15 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) MHA issues new guidelines on the nationwide lockdown. iii) Gujarat CM isolates self after MLA he met tests coronavirus positive. iv) Highway 'dhabas', truck repair shops, call centres for govt activities to remain open from April 20: MHA guidelines. v) Matter of migrants coming out in large numbers in Mumbai being probed: Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan. vi) Pakistan's coronavirus tally nears 6,000. vii) China says 'seriously concerned' by US freeze of WHO funds. viii) USA reports over 2600 deaths in a single day; total death toll at 26,000. ix) The US administration to suspend WHO funding. x) Global cases of COVID-19 mount to 1844863; death toll at 1,17,021. (As on 14 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 14, 2020: i) Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends COVID-19 lockdown till May 3, 2020. ii) Passenger trains and flights to remain suspended till May 3 across India. iii) Coronavirus cases in India cross 10,000 mark with 339 deaths. (As on 14 April 2020, 08:00, GMT+5:30). iv) Delhi reports 356 new coronavirus cases, four deaths, in a day. v) Free COVID-19 tests at private labs only for poor: Supreme Court. vi) US Prez Trump says he is very close to completing a plan to reopen. vii) The United States records 1,509 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours. viii) France extends lockdown as countries see the chances of virus peak. ix) China's imported coronavirus cases mount to 1,464. x) Global COVID-19 death toll reach 1,11,652; total cases climb to 1,77,3084. (As on 13 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 13, 2020: i) Total cases in India cross 9000; death toll rose to 308. (As on 13 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) PM Narendra Modi to address the nation at 10 AM tomorrow. iii) Out of 1,154 coronavirus patients in Delhi; 746 from Nizamuddin Markaz area: Delhi Health Minister. iv) Maharashtra officially extends the lockdown till April 30. v) Germany's coronavirus cases rise by 2,537, deaths by 126. vi) The US records 5,60,433 cases; death toll at 22,115.China reports 108 new COVID-19 cases while death toll reaches 3,341. vii) Israel's former Chief Rabbi Eliahou Bakshi-Doron dies of coronavirus. viii) Globally, coronavirus death toll mounts to 1,05, 952; total cases reach 1,69,6588. (As on 12 April 2020, 10:00 CET)

April 12, 2020: i) India's total positive coronavirus count reaches 8,356 with 273 deaths. (As on 12 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) ICMR invites bids for 25 lakh RT-PCR and 45 lakh antibody rapid test kits. iii) Delhi reports 85 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths in one day. iv) We have more than 5 lakh beds in the dedicated 601 COVID-19 hospitals: Union Health Ministry. v) COVID-19 cases in Pakistan reached 5,038 with 254 new infections, death toll at 86. vi) Italy reports the lowest virus death toll in over three weeks: officials. vii) France records slower coronavirus daily death toll, total almost 14,400. viii) UK death toll tops 10,000 from coronavirus. ix) 16,10,909 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported worldwide; 99,690 people dead. (As on 11 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 11, 2020: i) Total coronavirus cases in India reach 7447; death toll at 239 (As on 11 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) 'I am available 24/7', PM Modi tells CMs during the video conference. Centre considering two-week lockdown extension after meeting with state CMs. iii) Pakistan to receive more medical supplies from China as cases cross 4,700. iv) Spain's death toll rises to 16,353 from 15,843. v) Turkey orders 48-hour curfew in 31 cities. vi) China reports rise in cases, most from abroad. vii) The US records over 2,100 coronavirus deaths in one day. Total cases stand at 4,96,535. viii) Italy reports fewer new coronavirus cases, fatalities. ix) Globally, the death toll rose to 92,798; total confirmed cases at 15,21,252. (As on 10 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 10, 2020: i) India coronavirus cases rise to 6412, death toll at 199. (As on 10 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) 678 new cases and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu witness the highest spike. iii) India would have 8.2 Lakh COVID-19 cases by April 15, if lockdown was not implemented: ICMR. iv) ADB (Asian Development Bank) assures a package of $2.2 billion for India. v) PM Modi to discuss extending lockdown with Chief Ministers On Saturday. vi) Israel PM thanks India for delivering hydroxychloroquine. vii) China reports 42 new confirmed cases, 47 asymptomatic infections. viii) The US records 1600 deaths in one day, total death toll tops 16,000. ix) New York records single-day high with 799 COVID-19 deaths, rate of hospitalization falls. x) Global death toll hits 85,522, confirmed cases reach 14,36,198. ( As on 9 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 9, 2020: i) COVID-19 cases in India climb to 5,735 with 166 deaths (As on 09 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) Odisha to extend lockdown till April 30: CM Naveen Patnaik. iii) Coronavirus 'drastically altered' India's growth outlook: RBI. iv) 669 positive cases in Delhi, including 426 from Markaz. v) 162 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra; state tally jumps to 1,297. vi) Donald Trump thanks India for allowing the export of Hydroxychloroquine. vii) Cases in USA surge pass 4 lakh; death toll at 14,820. viii) Pakistan grapples with increasing COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 4,322. ix) Coronavirus may ‘reactivate’ in cured patients: Korean CDC. x) New cases in Germany jump by nearly 5,000; Italy could ease lockdown soon. xi) Globally, total corona cases reach 13,533,61; at least 79,235 dead. (As on 8 April 2020 10:00 CET).

April 8, 2020: i) Total coronavirus cases in India cross 5,000-mark, 149 deaths reported (As on 08 April 2020, 08:00 GMT+5:30). ii) PM Modi holds a virtual meeting with opposition leaders on COVID-19 situation. iii) Mumbai set to extend lockdown due to coronavirus until end of April: Sources. iv) Supreme Court asks Centre to prevent private labs from charging a high fee for COVID-19 testing. v) Pakistan's coronavirus cases rise to 4,072. vi) Russia reports 1,175 new coronavirus cases, record daily rise. vii) The U.S. reports 1800 cases in one day, highest daily coronavirus death toll. viii) Worldwide coronavirus cases at 12,79,722; death toll crosses 72,614. (As on 7 April 2020 by 10:00 CET).

April 7, 2020: i) The total case count in India climbs to 4421, death toll at 114 (As on 07 April 2020, 09:00, GMT+5:30). ii) Maharashtra worst affected state (868 cases, 45 deaths), followed by Tamil Nadu (621 cases, 6 deaths) and Delhi (525 cases 7 deaths). iii) private hospital in Mumbai shut after 3 doctors and 26 nurses tested positive. iv) India to provide malaria drugs to some countries: Govt. v) ICMR planning to scale up testing capacity to 1 lakh tests per day. vi) FIR against 150 Tablighi Jamaat attendees for violating quarantine and preventive order. vii) Russia's daily rise in coronavirus cases tops 1,000 for the first time. viii) Japan PM declares state of emergency in Tokyo and 6 other regions to boost defence against coronavirus. ix) British PM Borris Johnson in ICU as coronavirus symptoms worsen. x) Confirmed cases in the USA jump to 3, 68,036; at least 10,982 death. xi) Globally, 12, 10,956 confirmed cases of COVID-19, death toll topped 67,594. (As on 6 April 2020, 10:00 CET)

April 6, 2020: i) India reports 4,067 cases of coronavirus including 109 deaths. (As on 06 April 2020, 09:00, GMT+5:30). ii) 1445 cases of coronavirus in India related to Tablighi Jamaat. Five villages sealed and quarantined where Jamaat members stayed. iii) President, PM, MPs to take 30% salary cut, govt to bring an ordinance. iv) Healthcare workers permitted to use Hydroxychloroquine dealing with COVID-19 patients. v) Curb people's movement in national parks: Centre to states after tiger tests COVID-19 positive in the US. vi) Singer Kanika Kapoor discharged from hospital after second coronavirus report tests negative. vii) 2.5 lakh kits for rapid testing to be delivered in the next 2 days: ICMR. viii) Japan PM proposes a state of emergency over coronavirus.. ix) 51 people in South Korea test positive for COVID-19 after recovering. x) Total cases of coronavirus worldwide reach 11,33,758 with 62,784 deaths. (As on 5 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 5, 2020: i) India case count rises to 3577; Maharashtra reports 748 cases.(As on 05 April 2020, 09:00, GMT+5:30). ii) British PM Boris Johnson hospitalized because of “persistent” symptoms of the coronavirus. iii) 674 people died in Spain from coronavirus on Sunday; total death toll reaches 12,418. iv) France reports 357 new coronavirus hospital deaths, total now 8,078. v) Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll drops to lowest in 2 weeks, Singapore sees the biggest case jump. vi) Globally, a total number of coronavirus cases reach 10,51,697 including 56,986 deaths. (As on 4 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 4, 2020: i) Coronavirus cases in India climbed to 2902 including 68 deaths. (As on 04 April 2020, 09:00 GMT+5:30). ii) After WHO and US, India urges use of masks outdoors with the DIY manual. iii) 47 new COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra, case tally jumps to 537. iv) Delhi Confirms 386 coronavirus patients, 259 of them from Nizamuddin Markaz. v) Netflix donates Rs 7.5 crore to help daily wage workers in India's entertainment sector. vi) Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows. vii) Pakistan records 2,700 coronavirus cases; Punjab's case count crosses 1,000. viii) The United States reports 30,000 cases in the single day bringing the total to 2, 73,000. ix) Globally, the coronavirus case count nears 1 million (10 lakh); over 50,000 deaths reported. (As on 3 April 2020, 10:00 CET). x) Hunt for medical supplies intensified worldwide as COVID-19 pandemic worsens.

April 3, 2020: i) India's coronavirus case count crosses 2300 with 56 deaths reported. (As on 03 April 2020, 09:00, GMT+5:30). ii) NSA (National Security Act) to be slapped against those who attack cops enforcing lockdown in Uttar Pradesh. iii) PM Modi holds video meet with 40 top sportspersons; asks them to spread positivity amid lockdown. China to observe April 4 as mourning day for coronavirus victims. iv) Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong announces 1-month shutdown starting next Tuesday. v) US reports 1169 deahs from coronavirus in 24 hours; highest one-day count for any country. vi) Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world climbs to 8,96,450; more than 45,000 deaths reported. (As on 2 April 2020, 10:00 CET).

April 2, 2020: i) Total no of coronavirus cases in India have risen to 1,965; death toll climbs to 50. (As on 02 April 2020, 09:00, GMT+5:30). ii) Govt identifies 20 existing, 22 potential hotspots of coronavirus. iii) AIIMS resident doctor tests positive for coronavirus. iv) 21 new coronavirus cases reported in Andhra Pradesh. v) Padma Shri awardee and Sikh spiritual singer Nirmal Singh died of coronavirus in Punjab. vi) India's death rate increases (stand at 2.5%); recovery rate decreases (9%). vii) US death toll exceeds 5,000; 884 deaths reported in a single day. viii) China concealed the extent of coronavirus outbreak: US Intelligence. ix) Globally, coronavirus infection count surges to 8,23,626; death toll crosses 40,000 (As on 1 April 2020 by 10:00 CET).

April 1, 2020: i) Coronavirus cases in India jump to 1637; death toll rises to 38 (As on 01 April 2020, 09:00 GMT+5:30). ii) 43 new coronavirus cases reported from Andhra Pradesh; all of them linked to Delhi's Markaz event.. iii) Five Markaz attendees, including 2 foreigners, tested positive in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district. iv) 5 trains, thousands of passengers under scanner over travelling with Tablighi Jamaat participants. v) FIR filed against organisers of Nizamuddin Markaz event. vi) Delhi State Cancer Institute shut after doctor tests positive. vii) Death toll in US' epicentre New York crosses 1,000; a total of 3800 people died country-wide. viii) Total no of Covid-19 infections worldwide climb to 7,50,890; more than 36,000 people dead.(As on: 31 March 2020, by 10:00 CET). ix) Vint Cerf, known as Father of the Internet, tests positive for coronavirus. x) Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation pledges to donate Rs 1,125 crore to fight coronavirus outbreak.

March 31, 2020: i) Total count of coronavirus cases reaches 1,251 in India, 32 dead. (As on 30 March 2020, 09.30 PM). ii) 24 out of 1,500-1,700 people who were at Nizamuddin Markaz test positive in Delhi; 334 people in the hospital, 700 quarantined. iii) Police searching for 800 people of Markaz who went to different states as 06 die in Telangana and 01 in Kashmir of COVID-19. iv) Donald Trump extends coronavirus deadline across the US till April 30. v) Italy witnesses 812 more coronavirus deaths but new cases fall steeply. vi) Spain reports more than 800 deaths in 24 hours, death toll at 7340. vii) Globally, coronavirus cases surge to 6, 93,224; death toll climbs to 33,106. (As on 30 March 2020, 10:00 CET).

March 30, 2020: i) Coronavirus cases in India cross the 1,000-mark, 29 dead. (As on 30 March 2020, 10.30 AM). ii) Drop-in China’s new coronavirus cases, none in Wuhan for the sixth day. iii) German State Finance Minister commits suicide as coronavirus hits the economy. iv) American country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus at the age of 61. v) Italy reports 92, 472 cases; death toll surpassed 10,000. vi) Spain's death toll nears 6,000 with 832 new deaths in 24 hours. vii) Globally, confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbs to 6, 34, 835; death toll reaches 29,957. (As on 29 March 2020, 10:00 CET).

March 29, 2020: i) Covid-19 cases in India reach 979 with over 100 cases reported in a single day. (As on 29 March 2020, 10.30 AM). ii) PM Modi apologises to the nation for the inconvenience caused due to lockdown. iii) Former French minister Patrick Devedjian dies of COVID-19. iv) Spanish Princess Maria Teresa first royal to die from coronavirus. v) The global count of coronavirus cases reach 5, 71, 678; death tally climbs to 26,494 (As on 28 March 2020, 10:00 CET).

March 28, 2020: i) Positive COVID-19 cases in India climb to 873; 19 deaths. (As of March 28, 9:30 AM). ii) Maharashtra hardest-hit state with 180 positive coronavirus cases. iii) UP government organises 200 special buses for migrants from Ghaziabad, Noida. iv) The total global number of cases surpassed 5,00,000; death toll reaches 23,335 (As of March 27 March by 10:00 CET). v) More than 50 doctors in Italy died from coronavirus; total death count reaches 8,165. (As of March 27 March by 10:00 CET). vi) Donald Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators for coronavirus patients as cases cross the mark of 1,00,000. US ready to supply ventilators to countries in need. vii) Facebook launches messenger chatbot to share authentic information on Covid-19.

March 27, 2020: i) Coronavirus cases in India soar to 724; death toll stands at 17 (As of March 27, 2020, at 10:30 AM) ii) RBI announces cut in repo rate, allows 3-month moratorium on EMIs. iii) The US tops the world in coronavirus cases with 85,612 positive tests, overtakes China and Italy. iv) Cases in Italy climb to 74386, 685 new deaths reported. (As of 26 March 2020, 10:00 CET). v) Spain reports 738 deaths in a single day; cases soar to 47,610. (As of 26 March 2020, 10:00 CET). vi) 4,62,684 cases and 20,834 deaths reported worldwide (As of 26 March 2020, 10:00 CET). vii) UN launches a US$2 billion COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan to support the world’s most vulnerable countries.

March 26, 2020: i) Total COVID-19 cases reach 649 in India, including 13 deaths. (As of March 26, 10 AM). ii) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces a relief package of Rs 1, 70,000 crore to deal with Covid-19 impact. iii) Prince Charles of Wales tested positive for coronavirus. iv) Italy reports 743 new deaths taking the total death toll to 6,820. (As of 25 March 2020 by 10:00 CET). v) Spain's death toll soars to 2,696 with 514 new deaths. (As of 25 March 2020 by 10:00 CET). vi) The coronavirus case count in the USA climbs to 51,914, including 673 deaths. (As of 25 March 2020 by 10:00 CET). vii) 4,14,179 confirmed cases of infection and 18,440 deaths reported worldwide. (As of 25 March 2020 by 10:00 CET).

March 25, 2020: i) PM Modi orders 21-day complete lockdown across the country. ii) The number of COVID-19 cases in India reaches 562; 9 deaths reported. (as of March 25). iii) Worldwide death toll reaches 16,231; the number of confirmed infections stands at 3,72,757 (As per 24 March 2020 by10:00 CET). iv) Italy reports 601 new deaths; 462 people die in Spain in a single day (as of March 24). v) The United States could become a new coronavirus epicentre: World Health Organization.

March 24, 2020: i) Toal confirmed COVID-19 cases in India reach 492 with 09 deaths. ii) Uddhav Thackeray imposed curfew in Maharashtra as cases soar to 101. iii) 30 States, UTs under complete lockdown in India. iv) Italy reports new deaths from coronavirus, total COVID-19 cases jump to 59,138 (as of March 23 till 23:59 pm). v) Coronavirus cases in the US surge to 31,573 with 201 new deaths reported. vi) The number of coronavirus cases reach 3,32,930 worldwide. 14,510 deaths reported globally. (as of March 23).

March 23, 2020: i) 80 Indian cities got lockdown including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. ii) Indian Railways and Metro services halted till March 31. iii) Total confirmed cases in India reach 415 (as on March 23 at 10:30 AM). iv) Canada and Australia pull out from Tokyo Olympics 2020.

March 22, 2020: i) India observes “Janta Curfew”, millions stay at home. ii) India reports highest number of COVID-19 cases in single day; total count reaches 396. iii) Global death toll reaches 12,784, infection count surpassed 2, 92,142. (As on March 21 at 23:59).

March 21, 2020: i) China’s Wuhan city reports no new cases for third consecutive day. ii) Total infection cases reach 2, 66,073 with 11,184 deaths worldwide. (As on March 20 at 23:59). iii) Italy reports 793 deaths in single day. Total cases reach 53,578 with 4,825 deaths.

March 20, 2020: i) Total COVID-19 cases increased to 224 in India; five deaths. ii) PM Modi calls for nationwide “Janta Curfew” on March 22. iii) UK reports 33 new deaths; total 177. iv) infection cases reach 2, 34,073 with 9,840 deaths worldwide. (As on March 19 at 23:59).

March 19, 2020: i) Total coronavirus cases in India jump to 166. (as of March 19, 2020, 9:00 AM). ii) COVID-19 control room being strengthened: MEA. iii) Govt employees asked to work from home, working hours staggered. iv) Total infections reach 1,91,127; 7,807 deaths worldwide. (as of March 18, 2020). v) Italy reports 475 new coronavirus deaths in a day. (as of March 18, 2020).

March 18, 2020: i) Total COVID-19 cases reach 147 in India. (As on March 18, 2020 at 9 AM). ii) Infections rose to 1, 79,111 worldwide; 7426 dead (as of March 17). iii) 8 new countries/territories/areas reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

March 17, 2020: i) Total COVID-19 cases in the country reach 126, three dead. ii) 25 doctors at premier Kerala hospital kept under isolation. iii) India bans entry of passengers from Afghanistan, the Philippines and Malaysia, with immediate effect. iv) Parliament session to continue till April 3: PM Modi. MPs asked to raise COVID-19 awareness. v) The US begins first human trial of coronavirus vaccine. vi) Pakistan cases rise to 184. Ireland estimates cases to rise to 15,000 by March-end. vii) Coronavirus deaths cross 7,100 worldwide. WHO calls for increased testing.

March 16, 2020: i) India’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 114. Delhi to shut down clubs and gyms till March 31. ii) COVID-19 case count climbs to 37. iii) RBI assures policy action to tackle coronavirus. iv) US death toll stands at 69. Bahrain confirms first death due to coronavirus. Death toll worldwide crosses the 6500-mark. v) Pakistan COVID-19 cases rise to 94. Japan traces 15 clusters. vi) Sweden announces $30bn crisis package.

March 15, 2020: i) Total positive cases in India reach 110, two deaths confirmed. ii) 32 cases reported in Maharashtra; police invokes section 144 of CrPC. iii) Spain reported nearly 2,000 new coronavirus cases and over 100 deaths in the last 24 hours. iv) Kazakhstan, the Philippines and Austria announced tighten restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus.

March 14, 2020: i) India confirms second death from coronavirus. Total cases reach 83. ii) The US declared coronavirus a national emergency. President Trump likely to be tested for coronavirus. iii) 1, 32,536 confirmed cases, over 5,000 deaths reported worldwide. iv) Apple to shut down retail stores worldwide till March 27. v) Indians stranded in Italy reach Kerala. Evacuees from Iran to return India tomorrow.

March 13, 2020: i) India reports first coronavirus death amid new restrictions. ii) Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife tested positive for coronavirus. iii) COVID-19 death toll in Italy crosses 1,000. iv) Australian Home Affairs Minister tests positive for coronavirus. v) South Korea reports the lowest number of new cases in three weeks. vi) China's first coronavirus case traced back to November 17. vii) IPL 2020 postponed from March 29 to April 15 due to coronavirus.

March 12, 2020: i) Coronavirus case count touches 75 in India. ii) Don't panic, say yes to precautions: PM Modi. iii) India suspends all tourist visas till 15th April 2020 to control the spread of coronavirus. iv) No central government minister will travel abroad in the upcoming days. v) The global death toll surpassed 4,600; infections exceed 126,100 cases. vi) COVID-19 spreads to 114 countries; infection cases decline in China. vii) China reported 15 new cases, lowest since the virus emerged.

March 11, 2020: i) The number of coronavirus cases in India rises to 66. ii) WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. iii) Turkey, Ivory Coast, Honduras and Bolivia confirmed their first COVID-19 cases. iv) In Qatar, coronavirus infections jumped drastically from 24 to 262 in 24 hours. .

March 10, 2020: i) Delhi govt declares coronavirus as an epidemic; shuts down schools, colleges, cinema halls till March 31. ii) Both Italy and Iran recorded their highest death tolls in a single day 168 and 54 respectively. iii) Five more people test positive for COVID-19; 3 in Pune and 2 in Kerala. The total infection toll stands at 61. iv) 51 samples test negative in Gujarat; 2.2k people screened.

March 09, 2020: i) The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India reaches 43. More than 3,000 tourists put under surveillance. ii) States asked to form rapid action teams and strengthen labs to deal with coronavirus: Union Health Minister. iii) Sensex collapsed 2,050 points, crude oil prices crashed by 30%; Nifty below 10,450. iv) NASA Ames asks employees to work from home after one diagnosed with coronavirus. v) South Korea reports 96 fresh cases of COVID-19, total infections soar to 7,478. vi) Indian Wells Tennis Tournament cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak.

March 08, 2020: i) Coronavirus cases rise to 39 in India. ii) Arunachal Pradesh bans entry of foreigners amid coronavirus outbreak. iii) Schools in Jammu & Kashmir shut till the end of March. iv) Wuhan (China) shuts down 11 makeshift hospitals. v) US COVID-19 cases neared 550, including 22 deaths. Grand Prince Cruise quarantined. vi) Italy to lockdown northern parts; Bahrain calls for self-quarantine.

March 07, 2020: i) Three more people test positive for coronavirus, total cases soar to 34 in India. ii) Coronavirus cases exceed 100,000 globally. iii) The US confirms 15th death from coronavirus. Death toll crosses 3,000 in China. iv) WHO urges countries to make controlling coronavirus 'highest priority'. v) Quarantine hotel in China collapses. vi) Iran death toll jumps to 145.

March 06, 2020: i) PM Modi to review impact as total cases now stand at 31. ii) Centre preparing to evacuate Indians from Tehran. iii) Assam on alert after US visitor to state tests positive in Bhutan. iv) Indian Army to enlarge quarantine facilities at numerous locations. v) Italy death toll jumps to 197. vi) Cases in South Korea reach 6,593.

March 05, 2020: i) Ghaziabad man tests positive for COVID-19, total cases in India reach 30. ii) Passengers from Italy and Korea will need a certificate of having tested negative for novel coronavirus to enter India. iii) Indian girl in Dubai tests positive for COVID-19. iv) Working on logistics with Iran for return of Indians: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. v) Death toll in Iran increases to 92; South Korea reports additional cases and deaths. vi) Chinese President Xi Jinping postpones Japan trip over the virus. vii) California declares emergency after announcing its first COVID-19 death. Death toll in US increased to 11. viii) All Delhi schools up to Class 5 to remain close till 31 March. ix) India-EU summit rescheduled amid coronavirus outbreak.

March 04, 2020: i) Total of 28 cases of coronavirus confirmed in India. 1 in Delhi, 6 in Agra, 16 Italians & 1 Indian driver, 1 in Telangana and 3 in Kerala. ii) Delhi hospitals asked to prepare good quality isolation wards. iii) All International passengers to be screened at airports: Health Minister. iv) WHO warns of protective gear shortage amid COVID-19 fears. v) PM Modi cancels Holi Milan programme to avoid the potential spread of coronavirus.

March 03, 2020: i) Noida School closed amid coronavirus fear; all exams cancelled. ii)Outbreak in China shows signs of slowing, clusters boom around the world. iii) Twitter encourages all 5,000 employees to work from home. iv) 'We are in uncharted territory,” warns WHO Chief as COVID-19 cases cross 90,000 worldwide. v) Another special flight might depart on Saturday to evacuate Indians from Wuhan: Air India spokesperson.

March 02, 2020: i) Two new cases of coronavirus reported in India (Delhi and Telangana). Both have a travel history of Italy and Dubai. ii)Health Minister advised avoiding travelling to China, Iran, Korea, Singapore, and Italy. Travel restrictions might be extended further to other countries. iii) India suspends visas to China and Iran. iv) Indian students stranded in the coronavirus-hit Italy region have sent SOS demanding evacuation. v) Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament in Malaysia postponed from April to September in the wake of coronavirus.

March 01, 2020: i) Death toll in Iran increased to 54 with 11 new fatalities. COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Italy. ii)Iran confirms nine new deaths from coronavirus. The US reports second while Australia and Thailand confirm first COVID-19 deaths. iii) Additional COVID-19 cases recorded in several countries including France, Singapore, South Korea, Lebanon, Kuwait, Mexico, Greece, Ecuador, Norway, Brazil and Pakistan. iv) Dominican Republic, Armenia, Czech Republic, Scotland and Ireland announce first COVID-19 cases. v) Death toll close to 3,000 worldwide, recoveries cross 42,000.

February 29, 2020: i) South Korea reports 813 new cases, warns of "critical moment" in the battle against coronavirus. ii)death toll climbs to 2,933; infections rose to 85,691 worldwide. iii) US military prepares to cope with global 'threat' posed by a coronavirus. President. iv) Donald Trump hopes for a "miracle" that will make the coronavirus disappear.Iceland reports its first case of coronavirus.

February 28, 2020: i) Coronavirus reaches to 52 countries, including 1st case in sub-Saharan Africa. Lithuania, Wales, Nigeria announced their first coronavirus cases. ii) India temporarily suspends visa on arrival for Japanese, S Korean nationals. Also, withdraws from shooting World Cup in Cyprus amid coronavirus threat. iii) COVID-19 cases in mainland China fall to the lowest since January. iv) Coronavirus fears trigger the biggest one-day worldwide market drop since 2011. v) Coronavirus reappears in discharged patients, raising questions in containment fight.

February 27, 2020: i) First COVID-19 cases reported in Estonia, Denmark, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands. ii) Italy witnessed a spike in infections with the figure jumping to 650. Tally of dead people now at 17, with 3 new deaths. iii) The total number of coronavirus cases surpassed 82,000 worldwide. Death toll climbs to 2800.

February 26, 2020: i) South Korea reported 115 new cases of coronavirus; bringing the total to 1216. An American soldier in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19. ii) Europe threatened as coronavirus spread from Italy, the most-affected European country with 300 cases and 11 deaths. Five European countries announced COVID-19 cases linked to Italy. iii) No plans to cancel or make other big changes to Tokyo Olympics: Japan. iv) Nurses in Wuhan made a bold appeal to medical workers worldwide to come and help them treat thousands of infected patients.

February 25, 2020: i) Iran Deputy Health Minister tests positive for COVID-19; one more death reported. ii) Coronavirus death toll nears 2,700; recoveries surpass 27,000. iii) Diamond Princess Cruise update: Japan reports fourth death; Philippines and India to send flights. iv) South Korea reports 60 new cases, one new death from COVID-19.

February 24, 2020: i) Coronavirus no longer a pandemic but remains an international emergency: WHO. ii) COVID-19 reaches to 30 countries outside mainland China. Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus case. North Korea quarantined 380 foreigners over virus fears. iii) Pakistan suspends flights to China till March 15; quarantines 200 near Iran border. The nation is yet to respond to the pleas of 1000 nationals stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan. iv) China considers 'complete ban' on the trade and consumption of Wild Animals.

February 23, 2020: i) South Korean President puts the country on 'red alert' after the rapid rise in new cases. ii) Italy announces third death from coronavirus. iii) Four passengers tested positive in England after evacuation from Diamond Princess Cruise ship. iv) Coronavirus can put recovery of the global economy at risk: IMF to G20.

February 22, 2020: i) China delays grant of clearance for IAF flight to bring back Indians from Wuhan, says a report. ii) incubation period might be 27 days, much longer than the presumed 14 days. iii) South Korea confirms 142 new cases of COVID-19. Four new cases reported in Japan. The novel coronavirus spreads to several Iranian cities. iv) Window to stem the deadly coronavirus outbreak is shrinking, warns WHO. v)The USA starts preparing for coronavirus pandemic (global epidemic).

February 21, 2020: i) Coronavirus kills another young doctor in Wuhan. China prisons report over 500 COVID-19 cases. Total death toll in mainland China hits 2,236; confirmed cases cross 75,400. ii) Confirmed infections in South Korea rose to 156, nearly tripled in just three days. The country now has the second-largest number of coronavirus cases after China. iii) Italy confirms new coronavirus case. The total number of infections reach four after two Chinese tourists and one local were tested positive.

February 20, 2020: Another Indian on-board Japan's quarantined cruise ship Diamond Prince tests positive for coronavirus.

February 19, 2020: i) All of the 406 Indians, who were evacuated from the coronavirus- hit Wuhan, earlier this month, have been discharged from the ITBP Quarantine facility in Delhi. ii) Death toll in China jumped over 2,000. About 1,693 new cases of infection have been reported. The total number of infection cases in China now stands at 74,000.

February 18, 2020: Director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan dies of coronavirus. So far, the COVID-19 virus has killed 1,900 people and infected over 72,000 others.

February 17, 2020: Total death toll from COVID-19 rose to 1,775. More than 70,000 people are infected in China. Outside mainland China, there have been around 780 infections reported in nearly 30 locations.

February 16, 2020: i) Death toll from COVID-19 climbs to 1,669. ii) South Korea confirmed 29th case of coronavirus. UAE reports ninth COVID-19 case. Taiwan reports first death case from the deadly coronavirus - fifth outside mainland China.

February 15, 2020: France announced the first coronavirus death in Europe. In total, it was fourth death outside mainland China after one each in Hong Kong, Philippines, and Japan.

February 14, 2020: Japan reported the first death from COVID-19. Nee cases reported in Malaysia and Thailand.

February 13, 2020: i) The ruling communist party fired the top officials of Wuhan and Hubei Province amid the outrage over the handling of coronavirus. ii) More than 14,000 new cases of infection were added from the Hubei Province, setting a daily record.

February 12, 2020: The total confirmed cases on the Diamond Princess Cruise ship, quarantined in Japan, have surged to 174.

February 11, 2020: i) The World Health Organization officially named the disease caused by the new coronavirus as ‘COVID-19’. ii) The death toll in China crossed the mark of 1,000 whereas the number of infection rose to 42,638.

February 10, 2020: The death toll in China rose to 908, surpassing the global number of casualties from the SARS epidemic in 2002-03. At this point, confirmed cases of infection in the country stood at 40,171.

February 08, 2020: A U.S. citizen died in Wuhan. It was the first known American death.

February 07, 2020: Dr Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who raised early alarms regarding the uncontrollable nature of the infection, died from the coronavirus.

February 5, 2020: i) About 350 people, mostly Americans, were evacuated from the Hubei Province, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak. ii) More than 3,600 passengers on-board Diamond Prince Cruise ship in Japan began their 14-day quarantine after a two-week trip to Southeast Asia.

February 04, 2020: Death toll from the outbreak rose to 425. Chinese administration admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response.

February 03, 2020: India reported the third positive case in Kerala. The death toll soared to 362. Close to 2300 cases in China fall under the severe category.

February 02, 2020: Death toll rises to 305. The first coronavirus patient outside China dies in the Philippines.

February 01, 2020: Death toll crossed 259. Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported from Russia, Spain, and Sweden.

January 31, 2020: Coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the WHO.

January 30, 2020: Russia closed the 2,700-mile border with China. The US reported the first domestic case.

January 23, 2020: Chinese officials quarantined the city, suspending travel in and out of Wuhan, a city of over 10 million.

January 13, 2020: Health officials in Thailand and Japan announced of having confirmed 2019-nCoV infections in travellers in their respective countries.

January 09, 2020: Officials announce the first coronavirus-related death, reported from Wuhan. Till now more than 200 people have died from the virus.

January 07, 2020: Chinese authorities confirmed that they have identified a new virus and it belongs to Coronavirus family. It was temporarily named "2019-nCoV".

January 03, 2020: A total of 44 patients with pneumonia of unknown aetiology were reported to the WHO by the national authorities.

January 01, 2020: The WHO requested further information from the national authorities to assess the risk.

December 31, 2019: The WHO Centre in China was informed about several cases of pneumonia of unknown aetiology (unknown cause) being detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. The virus did not match any of the earlier known viruses, raising concern over the nature of its effect on people.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Global Pandemic Engulfs Over 190 Countries

Amazing Facts

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. These viruses mostly cause respiratory tract infections in human beings. There are many varieties of the coronavirus, chief among them are SARS and MERS.

A new strain of the coronavirus was discovered toward the end of December 2019. The initial outbreak happened in Wuhan province, China. While the virus was initially just called as “coronavirus” or “Wuhan virus”, it was in January 2020 that a provisional name was given to the virus - "2019 novel Coronavirus" (2019-nCov).  In February 2020, this virus was officially called "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2)

When this strain of the coronavirus i.e. SARS-CoV-2 enters the body of a person, the disease that it causes is known as Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Most people use these two terms interchangeably, so it is important to understand that:

The name of the virus: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2)

The disease it causes: Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19

The outbreak of this strain of the coronavirus has generated a wave of panic around the world. 

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By the second week of January 2020, hundreds of people had died in China. On 30 January 2020, the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (as it was then known) infection in India was reported in Kerala. On 31 January 2020, six more suspected cases of coronavirus infection were admitted to RML hospital, Delhi. On 2nd Feb, Philippines reported its first death from the coronavirus infection, which was also the first death from the virus outside China.

Symptoms of Coronavirus 

The symptoms vary depending upon the type of infection a person is suffering from. In case of mild to moderate upper-respiratory infection, symptoms will include: 

♦ Running nose ♦ Headache ♦ Cough ♦ Sore throat ♦ Fever ♦ Not feeling well overall

However, coronavirus can also cause bronchitis and Pneumonia. The symptoms of which include: 

♦ High Fever

♦ Shortness of breath (shortness of breath and breathing difficulties)

♦ Cough with mucus

♦ Chest pain or tightness when you breathe and cough

It is to be noted that the SARS-CoV-2 has an incubation period of up to 14 days. Thus, it becomes extremely important to seek medical attention in case symptoms persist or worsen beyond 7 to 10 days.

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How it spreads?

Human coronaviruses generally spread from an infected person to others via:

♦ Air, by coughing and sneezing

♦ Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands.

♦ Touching an infected object or surface first and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.

What to Do? 

Till now, no vaccine or cure has been developed for Covid-19. Though many people have recovered from the virus, however prevention is always better than cure.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued some preventive measures to stop the potential spread of the deadly virus. These precautions are quite similar to the things we do to avoid the common cold:

♦ Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water.

♦ Keep your hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.

♦ Avoid contact with infected people.

♦ Avoid travelling to farms, animal markets or slaughterhouses.

♦ Do not consume raw or under-cooked meat.

♦ Wear gloves in case you are handling raw meat. Keep them separate to avoid cross-contamination.

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♦ Wear a mask when visiting public places or using public transportation.

♦ Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.

Apart from this, there are certain general guidelines to keep you safe from the threat of this deadly disease. 

♦When you are travelling abroad, especially to the country where SARS-CoV-2 cases have been reported, make sure to keep all the medications for fever, cough and cold with you. Also, take measures to boost your immune system. 

♦ Cancel travel plans if you already have a cold, cough or fever. Many countries around the worldare conducting health screening at international airports, railway stations, and bus stations to ensure that those who have contracted the virus, do not mix up with others. 

♦ Individuals who have come in close contact with people suffering from the virus must get themselves examined as soon as possible. 

♦ In case you experience trouble in breathing and have a cold, cough and fever, it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately. 

♦ Dine-in only at those restaurants where general guidelines of food safety, food handling, and hygiene are followed. 
 

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Steps taken by the Indian Government

India, in the first flight on Saturday (Feb 01), evacuated 324 Indians from the infected city of Wuhan. Then, on Sunday (Feb 03, 2020) another batch of 323 Indians and seven Maldivian citizens was flown back to India in Air India's jumbo B747. 

On March 24, the Union Government announced a nationwide lockdown, to contain the spread of the virus. The lockdown have been extended a couple of time keeping in mind the infection rate across the country.

What happened when?

Here's the latest timeline of how the deadly virus is evolving across the world.

July 10, 2020: i) With record 26,506 new cases in 24 hours, India's tally closer to 8 lakh. 

ii) Uttar Pradesh government imposes lockdown in the state from 10 PM today till 5 AM on July 13. 

iii) Ramping up testing, 2.7 lakh tests being conducted daily: Union Health Minister

iv)India’s recovery rate among COVID-19 patients stands at 63%, mortality rate is 2.7%. 

v) ICMR plans pan-India survey to determine the exposure of the population to coronavirus.

vi) Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible, says the WHO. 

vii) Australia to cut the number of citizens coming home as coronavirus cases rise: PM Morrison

viii) Latin America and the Caribbean are Covid-19 'hot spot', says the UN. 

ix) The US posts new record 24-hour virus caseload with over 65,000 infections.

x) Globally, over 1.2 crore people infected with COVID-19, and more than 5.5 lakh have died. 

July 9, 2020: i) India's total caseload reached 7,67,296 with over 25,000 new cases in the last 24-hours. 

ii) No community spread in India; there have been some localised outbreaks: Health Ministry 

iii) Delhi has shown remarkable improvement; recovery rate over 72%, doubling rate of nearly 30 days: Home Ministry. 

iv) India will be key for developing and scaling up production of Covid-19 vaccine: PM Modi at India Global Week 2020. 

v) We are testing over 2.6 lakhs samples per day; hope to see a further rise with antigen test: ICMR.

vi) Delhi High Court directs DU to give the schedule of final year UG exams.

vii) India and the US to jointly initiate Clinical trials for Ayurvedic formulations against COVID-19

viii) With new record daily high, Indonesia reports more than 70,000 coronavirus cases.

ix) The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide surges past 12 million, at least 548,896 people dead. 

July 8, 2020: i) India reports a spike of 22,752 new Covid-19 cases and 482 deaths in the last 24 hours.

ii) 7.42 lakh coronavirus cases reported so far; the recovery rate improves to 61%. 

iii) India tops worst-hit countries with ‘no community transmission’.

iv) Trace, isolate 80% contacts in 72 hours, Centre tells states.

v) The Drug Controller of India (DGCI) warns of black marketing of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir.

vi) Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren goes into home quarantine after state minister tests positive.

vii) Bihar's capital city Patna to remain under lockdown from July 10-16.

viii) WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of coronavirus. 

ix) Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus, PM Modi wishes for his speedy recovery. 

x) US withdrawal from WHO over claims of China influence to take effect in July 2021: UN

xi) Nearly 11.8 million people diagnosed with coronavirus and over 544,000 have died worl

July 7, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally crosses 07 lakh-mark with 22,252 new cases, toll rises to 20,160.

ii) Goa, Punjab, and Jharkhand are emerging as new Covid-19 hotspots.

iii) Uttar Pradesh tally goes up to 30,340 with record 1,346 new cases in last 24 hours. 

iv) Over 15 lakh quarantined in Mumbai since the outbreak, says BMC.

v) SC seeks report from UP on status of COVID positive minor girls of Kanpur shelter home. 

vi) Masks and sanitiser removed from the list of essential commodities under the Essential Commodities Act.

vii) International students in the US may get deported if universities switch to online classes.

viii) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for COVID-19 after showing symptoms.

ix) Melbourne placed under six-week coronavirus lockdown; army and police deployed to ensure border closure. 

x) Nearly 11.6 million infected and over 537,000 have died from coronavirus worldwide.

July 6, 2020 i) India overtakes Russia as the third worst-hit nation in Covid-19 case count.

ii) Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 6.97 lakh, India’s recovery rate stands at 60.9%.

iii) COVID-19 tests in India cross one-crore mark with 1,80,596 samples tested on July 5.

iv) ‘No need to panic’, says Kejriwal as Covid-19 cases in Delhi cross 1 lakh mark.

v) Ex-Congress MLA serving jail term in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case dies of Covid-19. 

vi) Tamil Nadu reports 3,827 new COVID-19 cases and 61 deaths today. 

vii) Mylan gets DCGI nod for 'Remdesivir' in India, to launch at Rs 4,800 per vial. 

viii) China has caused great damage to the US and the rest of the World, tweets US President Donald Trump.

ix) Russia reports more than 6,600 new COVID-19 cases, total tally at 687,862. 

x) Google Maps' new features help users navigate COVID-19 hotspots as cities reopen worldwide.

July 5, 2020: i) India records the highest single-day spike of over 24,000 cases. Total cases at 6,73,165. 

ii) Delhi's recovery rate crosses 70%, with 68,256 recoveries out of 97,200 total patients. 

iii) Delhi's L-G Anil Baijal inaugurates world's 'largest' 10,000 bed COVID care centre in Chattarpur. 

iv) Thirty-four new COVID-19 cases reported from Maharashtra jails in the last 24 hours. 

v) Thiruvananthapuram to go in triple lockdown from July 6 for a week.

vi) August 15 timeline for vaccine development not realistic: AIIMS Director.

vii) Top Hyderabad jeweller dies of COVID-19 after throwing a lavish birthday bash attended by over 100 guests. 

viii) Hundreds of scientists say Coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise rules: Report.

ix) Indonesia reports highest daily tally of coronavirus deaths, taking the count to 3,171. 

July 4, 2020: i) India records the highest single-day spike with 22,771 new COVID-19 cases. 

ii) Tamil Nadu crosses one lakh COVID-19 mark. More tests, early detection key behind high numbers: State Govt.

iii) The process to develop the indigenous vaccine follows globally accepted norms of fast-tracking: ICMR.

iv) The Indian-led team develops cheap, electricity-free centrifuge for COVID-19 testing. 

v) Flights to Kolkata banned from 6 cities, including Delhi & Mumbai, from July 6-19. 

vi) Gujarat's Surat city to get 200 ventilators, Rs 100 crore to convert two hospitals into COVID-19 facilities. 

vii) Total lockdown imposed in Bengaluru from 8 PM today to 5 AM on Monday (July 6, 2020). 

viii) Gilead's COVID-19 antiviral Remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance. 

ix) Russia's Covid-19 death toll passes 10,000-mark; total cases stand at 674,515. 

x) WHO team to visit China next week to probe the origin of coronavirus.

xi) Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted.  

xii) U.S. CDC reports 2,841,906 coronavirus cases, 129,576 deaths: Reuters

July 3, 2020: i) India records single-day spike of 20,903 Covid-19 cases, total tally climbs to 6,25,544. 

ii) Maharashtra sets new record with the highest jump of 6,330 coronavirus cases. 

iii) ICMR aims to launch indigenous Covid-19 vaccine by August 15. 

iv) Covid-19 vaccine by Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials. 

v) COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 60.73% with 3,79,892 patients out of total  6,25,544 cases cured of the disease.

vi) Health Ministry issues revised home isolation guidelines. Asymptomatic patients included in list of mild or pre-symptomatic cases.

vii) Goa reopens for domestic tourists a day after the highest single-day spike of 95 COVID-19 cases. 

viii) 'Plague from China should have never happened': Trump on COVID-19 pandemic.

ix) The US records over 53,000 coronavirus cases in 24 Hours: Report

x) Global COVID-19 death toll at 5.20 lakh, total cases stands at 10,836,500.

July 2, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 count reaches 6,04,641 with 19,148 new cases;  total death toll rises to 17,834.

ii) No. of people tested for COVID-19 in India will soon touch one crore: Government

iii) Recovery rate improves to 59.52% with over 3.50 lakh COVID-19 patients cured so far: Centre

iv) Home Minister Amit Shah meets CMs of UP, Haryana, and Delhi; discusses Covid-19 situation.

v) IndiGo to give a 25% discount on airfare to doctors and nurses till year-end. 

vi) Remidesivir and Favipiravir to be available in Maharashtra in 2 days, says health minister.

vii) Delhi CM Kejriwal announces helpline numbers for plasma donation (call 1031 or WhatsApp at +918800007722). 

viii) The US reports highest single-day hike with 49,286 new cases; deaths toll hits 1,28,000. 

ix) New Zealand's health minister David Clark resigns after criticism over coronavirus. 

x) Globally, over 10.7 million infected, 5.6 million recovered, and more than 5,16,000 died from coronavirus.

July 01, 2020: i) India records over 5.85 lakh cases so far, 17,400 deaths.

ii) PM Modi, on the occasion of Doctors' Day, paid homage to medics amid the coronavirus outbreak.

iii) Delhi shows signs of recovery after a drop in mortality & positivity rate. 

iv) Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festival, Mumbai's largest, cancelled due to Covid-19

v) Rahul Gandhi interacts with nurses on Covid-19 crisis on the occasion of Doctor's Day. 

vi) A Bihar wedding turns into virus super spreader, groom dead, 111 guests test positive for COVID-19.  

vii) INS Jalashwa enters Tuticorin Harbour in Tamil Nadu bringing back 687 Indians from Iran: Indian Navy

viii) Brazil records over 33,000 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, total over 1.4 million. 

ix) The US is 'going in the wrong direction',  could see 100,000 coronavirus cases daily: Anthony Fauci

x) More than 10.3 million infected, 5.2 million recovered, and over 507,000 have died from coronavirus pandemic.

June 30, 2020: i) India sees a spike of 18,522 Covid-19 cases; tally reaches 5,66,840. Death toll mounts to 16,893. 

ii) PM Modi chairs high-level meet to review Covid-19 vaccine preparedness. 

iii) COVAXIN, India's first domestic Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech, approved for human trials.

iv) Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana for free rations to 80 crore people extended till Nov-end: PM Modi

v) Highest single-day spike of 624 COVID-19 cases in West Bengal; 14 more die. 

vi) The total number of samples tested till June 29 is 86,08,654 of which 2,10,292 tested yesterday: ICMR

vii) Pakistan reports 2,846 new coronavirus cases, 118 deaths.

viii) Many US states reverse openings, require masks amid coronavirus resurgence. 

ix) Japan says coronavirus border controls in place, adding 18 countries to the entry ban.

x) 'Not even close to being over': WHO chief warns global coronavirus infection rate is 'speeding up'.

xi) Globally, more than 10.2 million infected, over 5.2 million recovered, and beyond 504,000 died from coronavirus pandemic.

June 29, 2020: i) The infections in India inched closer to 5.5 lakh-mark with 19,459 new cases in the last 24 hours.

ii) India's first plasma bank to be set up at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi. 

iii) EU to prepare the list of COVID-safe nations for travel purposes, by Tuesday: Spain

iv) Delhi CM Kejriwal pays respects to Dr Aseem Gupta, LNJP hospital doctor who died due to Covid-19.

v) Telangana's Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali tested positive for Covid-19. 

vi) Karnataka plans to launch an app to book hospital beds for COVID-19 treatment in Bengaluru.

vii) Punjab has contained COVID-19 to a considerable extent, collected 2.8L samples: Health minister

viii) Australia sees highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in 2 months.

ix) South Africa’s surge of coronavirus cases likely to rise rapidly, says Health Minister. 

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x) Centre allows export of PPE suits with a monthly quota of 50 lakh. 

xi) Coronavirus has been "a disaster" for the UK: PM Johnson

xii) Globally, the death toll from coronavirus topped 5 lakh; a record 189,000 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. 

June 28, 2020: i) India records the highest single-day spike of 19,906 cases, 410 deaths. Total cases now stand at 5,28,859. 

ii) Maharashtra records 5493 new cases, Mumbai accounts for 1,287 infections. 

iii) Delhi govt's health department reports 2889 new cases of Covid-19.

iv) Karnataka registers the highest single-day spike of over 1,200 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. 

v) Former Gujarat CM Shankar Singh Vaghela tests coronavirus positive.

vi) Manipur extends lockdown till July 15 to contain COVID-19 spread. 

vii) DRDO setting up a dedicated COVID-19 hospital with 250 ICU beds: Home Minister Amit Shah

viii) Coronavirus recoveries exceed active cases by nearly 1 lakh in India: Health ministry

ix) The US records over 25,00,000 coronavirus cases, over 1.25 lakh deaths.

x) Globally, 10 million cases of the COVID-19 officially declared, half of them in Europe and the US. 

June 27, 2020: i) India's Covid-19 tally crossed 5 lakh mark with yet another highest single-day spike of 18,552 new cases.

ii) Eight states contributed 85% Covid-19 caseload, 87% deaths: Health Ministry.

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iii) Dexamethasone allowed for treatment of moderate, severe cases: Govt

iv) India’s recovery rate improves to 58%, and around 3 lakh patients have recovered: Harsh Vardhan.

v) Target should be to increase daily COVID-19 testing capacity to 25,000 in UP: CM Yogi.

vi) Karnataka student who wrote SSLC examination tested positive for COVID-19. 

vii) Rises in COVID-19 cases in India lower than other countries: AIIMS Director

viii) Delhi conducted highest no of tests in a single day at 21,144. We have increased testing four times: Arvind Kejriwal.

ix) The UK ditches quarantine rules for arrivals from low Covid-19 risk countries. 

x) Sixteen states are witnessing an increase in coronavirus cases: US Vice President Mike Pence. 

xi) Sixteen NBA players in the US tested positive in the first round of mandatory tests as the league restart approaches.

xii) More than 9.7 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while 4.9 million have recovered. 

June 26, 2020: i) In India, over 4.9 lakh cases registered; the death toll stands at 15,301.

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ii) Complete lockdown to be implemented in Guwahati for 14 days from June 29. 

iii) Covid-19 cases in Delhi are mild & most of them don't require hospitalisation. We have over 13,000 beds ready: Delhi CM

iv) SC accepts CBSE's revised assessment scheme, Class X and XII board exams stand cancelled. 

v) No lockdown in Bengaluru, improving the state's economy is equally significant: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa.

vi) 2,10 new cases raise Covid-19 tally to 5,962 in Odisha; govt plans serology survey.

vii) Andhra Pradesh reports one-day highest Covid-19 cases of 605 as tally increases to 11489.

viii) No need to keep middle seat on flights vacant: Supreme Court

ix) US health officials estimate 20 million Americans have had coronavirus.

x) China reports a further decline in new virus cases. 

xi) Pakistan records lowest single-day spike (2,775) in coronavirus cases after a month.

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June 25, 2020: i) India reports the highest single-day spike with 16,922 new cases, total cases at 4.73 lakh.

ii) India's recovery rate rises to 57.43% with 13,012 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. 

iii) Over 75 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted till June 24: ICMR

iv) Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launches e-Blood services mobile app for easy access to blood amid COVID-19 pandemic. 

v) Central team to visit Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Telangana to bolster COVID-19 management efforts.

vi) CBSE and ICSE boards cancel exams for Class 10 and 12; Supreme Court to pass its order on June 26. 

vii) Uttarakhand reports 20 new Covid-19 cases, the total number of cases rise to 2,642. 

viii) Rajasthan bans sale of Patanjali's ayurvedic anti-corona medicine in the state. 

ix) Maharashtra allows salons to open from June 28 but only for a haircut. Cooperate if you don't want Bengaluru sealed: Karnataka CM tells residents. 

x) Number of cases worldwide expected to reach 10 million next week: the WHO

June 24, 2020: i) Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 4.56 lakh; recovery rate stands at 56.7%.

ii) Bengaluru may see lockdown again; Maharashtra to not hold ICSE exams. 

iii) Twelve trainee sailors of INS Shivaji test coronavirus positive.

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iv) Indo-Tibetan Border Police takes over the largest Covid-19 care centre in Delhi.

v) WB Health Dept warns private & govt hospitals of strict action if patients denied admission. 

vi) Delhi govt prepares eight-point 'Revised COVID Response Plan' as cases soar in the national capital.

vii) Regular passenger train services may not resume until mid-August. 

viii) Russia's COVID-19 case tally passes six lakh-mark with 7,176 new cases. 

ix) Dr Anthony Fauci warns the US as the country faces a dangerous surge in new cases.

x) More than 9.2 million coronavirus cases recorded worldwide, at least 477,000 deaths and nearly 4.7 million recoveries. 

June 23, 2020: i) Covid-19 tally in India tops 4.4 lakh, death toll mounts to 14,933

ii) The total number of samples tested up to 22 June is 71,37,716, including 1,87,223 samples tested yesterday: ICMR.

iii) 50,000 Made-in-India ventilators worth Rs 2,000 crore under PM CARES Fund to fight COVID-19. 

iv) Delhi government writes to L-G to return to old institutional quarantine norms.

v) Govt to refund application money of over 2.3 lakh Indian Hajj pilgrims as Saudi Arabia bars International pilgrims. 

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vi) Ramdev's Patanjali launches first Ayurvedic-clinically controlled drug for Covid-19 - Coronil kit (available for ₹545). 

vii) Spike of Covid-19 cases in the populous counries leading to surge: WHO

viii) Alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in the parts of US raises concern over outbreak spiralling out of control.

ix) China reports 29 new confirmed Covid-19 cases.

x) Globally, over 9 million people infected from coronavirus, while more than 472,000 have died. 

June 22, 2020: i) India reports 14,821 new cases and 445 deaths in last 24 hours. Total cases: 425,282; Deaths: 13,699. 

ii) India cases per lakh population among the lowest globally: Government

iii) SC allows Jagannath Rath Yatra to be held without public and in very restricted manner.

iv) Indian scientists find Covid-19 gene in wastewater, hailed by the global community.

v) With 9,440 patients cured in the last 24 hours, India's recovery rate stands at 55.77% 

vi) The WHO recorded 183,000 new Covid-19 cases, most from Brazil and the US.

vii) South Korea confirms the second wave of Covid-19 infections. 

viii) Worldwide, at least 9,067,357 people infected with coronavirus and over 4,70,000 died.

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June 21, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally crossed 4 lakh-mark. Out of this, 227,755 have recovered so far. 

ii) Senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao tested positive for coronavirus.

iii) Maharashtra reports 3,870 new cases of coronavirus, 132,075 in total.

iv) Delhi records 3000+ cases for the third day in a row. Total cases near 60,000. 

v) Globally, the number of reported coronavirus cases surpassed 9 million.

June 20, 2020: i) India reports its largest single-day COVID-19 hike with 14,516 new cases and 375 new deaths. Total cases: 395,048 | Deaths: 12,948

ii) Delhi conducts 13,074 coronavirus tests, 3,137 came positive. Leaves of Delhi Govt hospitals staff cancelled.

iii) Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain administered plasma therapy; to be monitored in ICU for 24 hours. 

iv) Maharashtra reports 3,827 new cases of coronavirus, 124,331 in total.

v) Uttar Pradesh records 809 new coronavirus cases, state total rises to 16,594.

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vi) Glenmark launches antiviral drug favipiravir for treating mild COVID-19 cases after DCGI approval.

vii) Apple to re-close some of its U.S. stores due to rising COVID-19 cases.

viii) Brazil reports 54,771 new cases in 24 hours, becomes 2nd country in the world to record over one million cases.

ix) Pakistan's total COVID-19 death toll reaches 3,382 after record 153 casualties in 24 hours.

x) Globally, 8.6 million people infected, 4.2 million recovered, and 4,58,000 people succumbed to injuries. 

June 19, 2020: i) For the first time, India adds over 13,000 new cases in a day, tally rises to 3.8 lakh. 

ii) India's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 53.79%; more than 2 lakh patients recovered. 

iii) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's condition deteriorates, to undergo plasma therapy. 

iv) Home Ministry caps rates of COVID-19 treatment in the private hospitals of Delhi. 

v) Centre lauds Karnataka's efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

vi) There should be uniformity in Covid-19 testing charge in all states, SC tells Centre. 

vii) UP records highest single-day spike of 809 Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 16,594.

viii) China launches a nationwide campaign to inspect food imports over coronavirus fears. 

ix) Kazakhstan’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev tests positive for Covid-19, PM Modi wishes him a speedy recovery. 

x) At least 8.4 million infected and over 454,000 died from coronavirus, globally. 

June 18, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally rises to 366,946 with 12,881 new cases.

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ii) India will turn corona adversity into an opportunity to be self-reliant: PM Modi

iii) Maharashtra reports 3,307 new cases and 114 deaths; government fixes new rates for tests.

iv) Delhi reported 2,414 new cases of COVID-19 and 67 deaths. Total cases at 47,102.

v) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus; Manish Sisodia to take charge.

vi) Gujarat: COVID cases cross 25k with more than 6k active cases.

vii) Beijing tests 3.56 lakh residents, suspends 1,255 flights as COVID-19 cases spike.

viii) China exploiting Covid-19 crisis to wage 'economic warfare' on US: Pentagon.

ix) WHO halts trial of Hydroxychloroquine; Dexamethasone under the spotlight for improving survival among COVID-19 patients.

x) Globally, over 8 million people infected with the coronavirus. Death toll crosses 4,40,00.

June 17, 2020: i) India's death toll nears 12,000-mark, total cases rise to 3.54 lakh.

ii) PM Modi interacts with 14 states on day 2 of consultations on COVID crisis; to address the nation on June 21. 

iii) India's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 52.47%: Health Ministry.

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iv) Delhi Health Min, who tested COVID-19 negative, to undergo testing again. He is admitted with high fever & breathing problem. 

v) Karnataka to set up Covid-19 Care Centres with 20,000 beds in Bengaluru.

vi) AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) approves $750 million loan for India's Covid-19 response. 

vii) Researchers find lifesaving drug Dexamethasone helpful in treating critical patients of COVID-19. 

viii) Beijing cancels 1200 flights, shuts schools over new coronavirus outbreak.

ix) Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 8.21 million, death toll at 443,402. 

June 16, 2020: i) With 10,667 new cases, Covid-19 infections in India rose to 3.43 lakh. 

ii) PM Modi says India's COVID death toll one of the lowest, expresses grief for loss of lives.

iii) Maharashtra reports 178 deaths in 24-hours, along with 2,786 new cases.

iv) Gujarat reports 514 new COVID-19 cases taking the total to 24, 204. 

v) Telangana reports 219 new COVID-19 cases; three TRS MLAs test positive. 

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vi) Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda promises 100% cure to beat coronavirus. 

vii)  Surpasses critical stage in vaccine development; Chinese Sinovac shows effective results in 90% cases.

viii) European countries reopen borders after three months but Beijing outbreak revives need for vigilance. 

ix) The US FDA revokes emergency use for HCQ. 

x) New Zealand no longer Covid-19 free, two passengers landed in the country from UK  test positive.

June 15, 2020: i) COVID infections in India rose to 3.32 lakh; the death toll stands at 9,520. 

ii) Home Minister Amit Shah chairs an all-party meet to review corona situation in Delhi.

iii) ICMR recommends the use of rapid antigen kits for testing in containment zones.

iv) No Delhi lockdown is being planned, says CM Arvind Kejriwal amid the rise in coronavirus cases. 

v) Tamil Nadu CM announces lockdown in Chennai, 3 districts from 19 to 30 June 2020.

vi) Telangana caps testing charges at Rs 2200, rules out community transmission.

vii) First vaccines may not prevent you from getting COVID: Experts

viii) Coronavirus impact could kill 51,000 children in MENA (the Middle East and North Africa): United Nations.

ix) China begins mass testing and district lockdowns in Beijing after 67 new cases appeared. 

x) COVID-19 infections exceed 7.9 million worldwide. Nearly 3.8 million recovered, while at least 433,394 have died. 

June 14, 2020: i) India's coronavirus death toll crosses 9,000-mark, making it the world’s ninth-worst hit nation in terms of fatalities. 

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ii) India to witness COVID-19 peak in mid-November, says ICMR study.

iii) Delhi reports 2,224 new cases and 56 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

iv) Maharashtra registers 3,390 fresh cases and 120 deaths in a single day. 

v) COVID-19 cases in Assam cross 4,000-mark. 

vi) Parents want CBSE, CICSE pending board exams scrapped due to spike in COVID-19 cases. 

vii) Coronavirus vaccine showing positive results in trials: China's Sinovac Biotech.

viii) COVID-19 may trigger diabetes in healthy people, cause severe complications in sugar patients: Experts

ix) Coronavirus cases exceeded 7.8 million, with over 432,000 fatalities worldwide. 

June 13, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 tally crossed 3-lakh-mark with 11,458 new cases. It includes 145,779 active cases and 8,848 deaths.

ii) High Court directs Centre, Delhi govt to increase beds, ventilators for Covid-19 patients.

iii) Home Min Amit Shah and Health Min Harsh Vardhan to meet tomorrow with Delhi LG and CM to review corona situation in the capital. 

iv) Loss of smell and taste added as symptoms of Covid-19 by the Union Health Ministry. 

v) Maharashtra reduces rates of private tests from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2,200

vi) Under "Vande Bharat" Mission, 3,908 Indian nationals reached India yesterday. 

vii) Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi tests positive for novel coronavirus. 

viii) Parts of Beijing shut down due to COVID-19 clusters.

ix) Brazil surpasses the UK, becomes the country with second-highest coronavirus death toll with 41,828 fatalities. 

x) Globally, 7.6 million people infected and 4,26,000 have succumbed to coronavirus. (As per data by John Hopkins University)

June 12, 2020: i) India reported 10,956 new COVID-19 cases and 396 deaths in the last 24 hours.

ii) COVID-19 recoveries in India more than active cases for the third consecutive day.

iii) Worst hit coronavirus states - Maharashtra and Delhi - not to extend lockdown. 

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iv) Maharashtra's Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde tests positive for coronavirus, third minister in the state cabinet.

v) ‘Horrendous, horrific, pathetic’: Supreme Court raps Delhi govt over handling of dead bodies.

vi) Pakistan PM warns of more deaths, stresses on following social distancing and hygiene directives. 

vii) Beijing reports the first instance of local transmission in weeks after 52-year-old man tests positive. 

viii) COVID-19 vaccine by the US firm Moderna to enter the third & final stage of the clinical trial in July with 30K participants.

ix) Amid massive unemployment, Donald Trump considering suspending H-1B, other visas: Report. 

x) 7.48-million people infected and 4, 20,000 died from coronavirus, worldwide. (as per data by John Hopkins University)

June 11, 2020: i) India's COVID-19 count climbed to 2,86,579 with 9,996 new cases. Death toll reaches 8,102 with 357 fatalities. 

ii) COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 49.21%; ICMR says no community transmission

iii) MCD says 2,098 COVID-19 deaths in Delhi, contradicts govt's claim of 984 fatalities. 

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iv) No congregational prayers at Jama Masjid till 30 June.

v) PIL filed in Delhi HC for the imposition of strict lockdown amid growing cases of coronavirus. 

vi) Karnataka government bans online classes in the state till Class 7. 

v) Russia surpasses 500,000 coronavirus cases; death toll stands at 6,532. 

vi) Pakistani govt. downplays WHO warning on re-imposing lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus.

vii) The US surpasses 2 million coronavirus cases; death toll climbed to 1,13,000. 

viii) Globally, 7.36 million infected from COVID-19 and 4,16,000 people dead, as per John Hopkins University.  

June 10, 2020: i) Total confirmed cases in India rise to 2, 76,583. Death toll stands at 7,745.

ii) For the first time, total no of recovered patients exceeds active cases; recovery rate now stands at 48.88%: Government

iii) Tamil Nadu reports 1,927 new COVID-19 infections, total cases rise to 36,841.

iv) Delhi LG Anil Baijal directs hospitals to display bed availability on LED boards. UP reports 20 more Covid-19 deaths, total toll at 321. Case tally rises to 11,610 with 275 new infections. 

v) Government to take action against CGHS empanelled hospitals refusing treatment. 

vi) Rajasthan seals border for a week due to rise in cases; only people with valid entry pass to be allowed.

vii) More ‘Vande Bharat’ flights to the west & Gulf in June: Civil Aviation Minister

viii) Global economy set to contract by 6% in 2020; the worst recession in 100 years: OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development). 

ix) Nearly 7.2 million infected and over 409,000 died from coronavirus globally, as per data from John Hopkins University.

June 9, 2020: i) India reports a spike of 9,987 new cases and 331 deaths in 24 hours. Total cases at 2,66,598. 

 

ii) Arvind Kejriwal takes COVID test; Centre says no community spread in Delhi. 

iii) Delhi might see 5.5 lakh Covid-19 cases by July-end, will require 80,000 beds: Delhi Dy CM

iv) Send migrants home within 15 days: SC tells Centre. 

v) 50 NDRF personnel, deployed for rescue and relief work during Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal, test positive for Covid-19.

vi) BMC revises unlock 1.0 guidelines, allows shops in Mumbai to remain open beyond 5 pm.

vii) Pakistan reports over 100 coronavirus deaths in 24-hours, total COVID cases surge to 108,000.

vii) Tanzanian President John Magufuli declares country "coronavirus-free".  

ix) Coronavirus might have been spreading in China as early as August 2019: Harvard Medical School Research

x) Global infections top 7 million; over 406,900 people dead: John Hopkins University 

June 8, 2020: i) India records daily jump of over 9,000 cases for 5th straight day, total cases at 2,56,611.

ii) Maharashtra surpasses China's COVID-19 count with total 85,975 cases. More than 3,000 dead. 

iii) Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal unwell, to undergo COVID-19 test tomorrow. 

iv) Delhi govt to hold a crucial meeting to assess if there is community transmission of COVID-19 in the national capital. 

v) Focus on the house-to-house survey, prompt testing: Health ministry to Civic body officials

vi) West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30. Mizoram implements two-week total lockdown. 

vii) Lockdowns may have averted 3 million deaths in Europe by curbing Covid-19: Study.

viii) China demands proof from US senator for COVID-19 accusations. 

ix) Global coronavirus cases surpass 7 million; death toll mounts to 402,699: Johns Hopkins

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June 7, 2020: i) India records 2.46 lakh COVID -19 cases and 6,929 deaths. 

ii) Maharashtra remains worst-hit state with 82,968 cases. Tamil Nadu at 2nd spot with 30,152 cases followed by Delhi at third with 27,654 cases. 

iii) Bengal: Covid-19 kills 13 people in last 24 hrs; More than 1,000 cases reported in 2 days. 

iv) PIB (Press Information Bureau) Principal Director General K S Dhatwalia tests positive for COVID-19.

v) Govt says 'fine-tuning' strategy to deal with coronavirus, slams reports claiming experts not consulted.

vi) CRPF jawan succumbs to COVID-19; 11th death in paramilitary forces.

vii) J&K reports 620 coronavirus cases in 24 hours. 

viii) US coronavirus deaths top 110,000; total cases approaching 2 million.

ix) WHO changes COVID-19 mask guidance: Wear one if you can't keep the distance.

x) Global death toll surged past 4 lakh, more than 6.9 million infected. 

June 6, 2020: i) India's coronavirus infections surpass Italy's with total cases rising to 2,36,657. Death toll at 6,642. 

ii) Maharashtra case count crosses 80,229; Delhi's infections rose to 26,334. 

iii) Hospitals can't turn away COVID-19 suspects; will take strict action 'black marketing of beds': Delhi CM Kejriwal.

iv) Punjab won't reopen dine-in restaurants, allows malls and hotels to function under strict guidelines. 

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v) Two judges of the West Bengal's city court test positive for COVID-19. 

vi) Retired Air India pilot succumbs to corona; 200 crew members either positive or quarantined. 

vii) 2020 World Archery Field Championships postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19.

viii) Brazil threatens to pull out of the WHO, accuses the body of being "partisan" and "political". 

ix) New York records 42 deaths and 2,728 hospitalisations, lowest since the pandemic began.

x) About 6.7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus; more than 3.94 deaths reported worldwide. (As per data by John Hopkins University)

June 5, 2020: i) India reports 9,851 new Covid-19 cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 2,26,770; total deaths: 6,348.

ii) After Maharashtra, Delhi has maximum active cases of COVID-19 (14,500). Centre asks Delhi to ramp up testing, surveillance.

iii) Uttarakhand's case count rises to 1,199 with 46 new people testing positive.

iv) Punjab govt launches scheme for COVID-19 testing to be done by private labs.

v) Supreme Court directs States to register all migrants, facilitate movement and provide jobs.

vi) Covid-19 underlines the necessity to prioritise the needs of the poor via digital solutions: India at the UN

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vii) It's not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world: WHO

viii) Death toll in Brazil hit a new daily record with 1,473 fatalities. Total death toll at 34,000.

ix) Russia's coronavirus infections near 4,50,000 with 8,726 new cases. Total death toll at 5,528.

x) Over 6.6 million infected with COVID-19, globally. The total death toll close to 3.9 lakh with over 1 lakh casualties in the US.

June 4, 2020: i) The total number of COVID-19 infections in India reached 2,16,919 with 9,304 new cases. 

ii) Delhi, for the first time, reported more cases of COVID-19 than Mumbai. The two states reported 1,513 and 1,276 new cases, respectively. 

iii) Maharashtra govt allows inter-district movement in MMR; confirmed cases rise to 41,986 in Mumbai. 

iv) preme Court aks Delhi, UP and Haryana to make a consistent policy for inter-state movement between Delhi and the NCR. 

v) 1,000 foreigners blacklisted for participating in Tablighi Jamaat event.

vi) Arunachal Pradesh sees spurt in COVID-19 cases with 37 people testing positive in 11 days.

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vii) India-origin minister Alok Sharma tests positive for coronavirus in the UK. 

viii) Pakistan surpasses China in COVID-19 cases as infection cases surge to 85,246

ix) New Zealand to mark June 15 as COVID-19 elimination day. 

x) Over 6,430,705 infected with coronavirus and 3,85,947 succumbed to the infection, globally.

June 3, 2020: i) The number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 2 lakh with 8,909 new infections. 

ii) PM Narendra Modi chairs Cabinet meeting to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country.

iii) India approves Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug 'remdesivir' for treating COVId-19 patients. 

iv) Delhi’s corona tally rose to 22,132 after new 1,298 cases. Govt forms 5-member committee to strengthen hospital preparedness.  

v) 47 Maharashtra police personnel test positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours; state total at 72, 300. 

vi) Covid-19 plasma therapy safe, without adverse side effects: Study

vii) Pakistan reports 4,132 new cases in 24 hours, total cases at 80,463.

viii) China rejects report claiming it delayed sharing info on coronavirus pandemic with the WHO.

ix) New Zealand could lift all COVID-19 measures by next week: PM Jacinda Ardern

x) Global coronavirus tally reached 63,85,902 and the toll rose to 3,80,384.

June 2, 2020: i) Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rise to 1,98,706; death toll stands at 5,598. 

ii) 13 staff members at Delhi L-G's office test COVID-19 positive. 

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iii) Delhi CM Kejriwal launches 'Corona Delhi' app with hospital bed availability information. 

iv) Uttarakhand’s COVID-19 tally nears 1,000. Minister Satpal Maharaj and family readmitted for treatment; CM office in Secretariat sealed. 

v) Gujarat BJP MLA Balram Thawani tests positive; 423 new cases reported in the state today.

vi) China delayed releasing coronavirus info which had frustrated WHO, reports Associated Press. 

vii) Africa's coronavirus cases surpassed 150,000-mark; over 4,300 deaths confirmed.

viii) China's Wuhan city finds no new COVID-19 cases in city-wide testing.

ix) Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 5,000; total cases rose to 4,23,741. 

x) Globally, 62.8 lakh infected from coronavirus; death toll crossed 3.75 lakh-mark. (as per data by John Hopkins University)

June 1, 2020: i) India reports biggest daily increase with 8,392 new cases and 230 new deaths. Total cases at 1, 90, 535 death toll at 5,395. 

ii) India's Covid-19 recovery rate reaches 48.19% with 91,818 patients cured. 

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iii) Delhi to seal borders for a week, only essential services allowed.

iv) Uttarakhand CM, 3 cabinet colleagues in self-quarantine; India ranks 7th in COVID-19 cases.

v) DGCA asks airlines to keep the middle seat vacant or provide 'wrap-around' gowns.  

vi) Iran coronavirus cases hit a two-month high with 3,000 new infections reported in 24 hours. 

vii) Latin America's death toll exceeds 50,000; nearly one million cases reported across the region.

viii) US will consider rejoining WHO if it ends corruption: White House

ix) Russia to roll out its first approved coronavirus drug next week. 

x) Globally, more than 6.18 million people infected with over 3,72,000 deaths, as per data by Johns Hopkins University.

May 31, 2020: i) India reports its biggest daily jump in COVID-19 tally with 8,380 new cases and 193 new deaths.

ii) Cases in Uttarakhand rose to 802 after 53 people including Cabinet Minister Satpal Maharaj, his 5 family members and 17 staff tested positive.

iii) Maharashtra reports 2,487 new cases; State tally rises to 67,655.

iv) 1,295 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi take total to over 19,000. 

v) Uttar Pradesh death toll reaches 217. Madhya Pradesh reports 198 new cases.

vi) Tamil Nadu reports the highest single-day spike of 1,149 new COVID-19 cases. 

vii) After travelling to Delhi for cancer treatment, former boxer Dingko Singh tests positive for COVID-19

viii) Coronavirus cases in Pakistan rise above 69,470; death toll nears 1,500-mark. 

ix) The UK still critical as lockdown eases, warn Officials.

x) The US sends 2 million doses of unproven virus drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to Brazil. 

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May 30, 2020: i) India's Covid-19 count rises to 173,763; death toll stands at 4,971.

ii) Lockdown 5.0 likely to have relaxations for tourism & hospitality industry.

iii) Delhi-Moscow Air India flight returns midway after pilot tests positive.

iv) Two staff members in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) test positive for Covid-19.

v) Three Indian companies get the licence to manufacture Nasa's coronavirus ventilators.

vi) With 1,000 deaths in 24 hours, Brazil becomes the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities.

vii) Donald Trump terminates US contract with WHO, takes steps against China.

viii) More than 59,0,000 infected and over 364,000 people dead worldwide, as per data by John Hopkins University.

May 29, 2020:

i) India's COVID-19 tally crosses 1.65 lakh, 7,466 new cases in the last 24 hours.

ii) Maharashtra records 2,190 new cases; total cases reach 56,948.

iii) Delhi witness biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, 1,106 people tested positive in 24 ho

 

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