Coronavirus roundup: Trends in India and leisure of world

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Apr 23, 2020, 20: 06 IST

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry on Thursday decided to set on take increment in dearness allowance for 50 lakh central authorities employees and 61 lakh pensioners unless July 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. On the opposite hand, DA and DR at fresh rates will proceed to be paid. Meanwhile, with an expand of 1,229 unusual Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the total substitute of cases reached 21,700 and the death toll climbed to 686, in conserving with the Union house ministry.

Listed right here are the cease inclinations:



  • The authorities acknowledged that it has been in a situation to “gash coronavirus transmission”, minimise its unfold and expand the doubling time of Covid-19 cases in the country one day of the 30-day duration of the nationwide lockdown.
  • The authorities acknowledged that the upward thrust in coronavirus cases in the country has been roughly linear, no longer exponential. The country is experiencing 4.5% definite cases amongst the examined individuals, that are associated to the misfortune a month ago sooner than the lockdown turned into imposed.
  • Virtually 20 per cent Covid-19 sufferers possess recovered up to now in the country, acknowledged the Union ministry of health officials.
  • The Union ministry of house affairs clarified that in-house caregivers of senior residents and prepaid mobile recharge utilities are exempted from lockdown restrictions.
  • The MHA additionally suggested that the food processing objects in metropolis areas possess additionally been exempted from the constraints and the ministry has additionally allowed activities associated to import and export of horticulture manufacture.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind licensed to promulgate The Epidemic Ailments (Modification) Ordinance, 2020 which affords stricter punishments for attacks in opposition to clinical examiners even because the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Measures to “elope up” economic and industrial activities had been reviewed by a excessive-level group of officials comprising the Union house secretary and his counterpart in the Division for Promotion of Commerce and Inner Commerce, the MHA acknowledged.
  • As many as 145 Indian crew participants, who had been caught on board a cruise ship due to the coronavirus pandemic, disembarked in Mumbai, over a month after it set inch from Thailand.



  • Maharashtra: With 431 unusual cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total substitute of COVID-19 definite cases has reached 5,649 in Maharashtra.
  • Uttar Pradesh: The bogus of Covid-19 cases rose to 1,507 in Uttar Pradesh as 58 more individuals examined definite for the infection.
  • Delhi: The Delhi authorities acknowledged there had been 2,248 coronavirus sufferers in the national capital and 32 per cent of these possess recovered from the infection.
  • Rajasthan: 49 unusual cases of Covid-19 had been gift in Rajasthan, taking the total substitute of cases to 1937 in the state.
  • Tamil Nadu: With 54 more coronavirus definite cases reported in Tamil Nadu this day, the total substitute of cases in the state has reached 1,683, at the side of 908 exciting cases & 20 deaths.
  • West Bengal: 58 unusual #COVID19 definite cases had been reported in last 24 hours. There are 334 exciting cases in the state.
  • Karnataka: 18 unusual Covid-19 definite cases had been reported in Karnataka in last 24 hours. Total definite cases in the state stand at 445 which comprises 17 deaths and 145 discharges.
  • Puducherry: The Union territory has no longer reported any fresh case of coronavirus in the last 10 days and has most effective 3 exciting cases as of now.
  • Andhra Pradesh: Eighty unusual cases, three more deaths and 21 fresh discharges took the total Covid-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh to 893, 27 and 141, respectively in the last 24 hours.
  • Assam: A fresh definite coronavirus case turned into reported in Assam’s Dhubri district, taking the total virus depend in the state to 35.
  • Bihar: Four more individuals examined definite for Covid-19 in Bihar, all residents of a coronavirus hotspot in Munger district, taking the tally to 147.
  • J&Okay: Twenty more examined definite in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total substitute of Covid-19 sufferers in the Union territory to 427.
  • Jharkhand: 4 more persons examined definite for Covid-19 in Ranchi. Total definite cases in the state rises to 53.
  • Haryana: The full substitute of Covid-19 cases has reached 270 in Haryana, at the side of 24 linked to international nationals.
  • Odisha: Four more individuals possess examined definite for Covid-19, taking the total substitute of definite cases in Odisha to 87.
  • Punjab: 26 persons had been examined definite for Covid-19 in Punjab this day. The full definite cases in the state stand at 283.
  • Kerala: With 10 fresh coronavirus definite reported in Kerala, the total cases in the state stand at 447, of which 129 are exciting.
  • Uttarakhand: One particular person examined definite for Covid-19 this day and the total cases in the state stand at 47.
  • Telangana: Another particular person succumbed to the coronavirus infection taking the Covid-19 death toll in the state to 25 while 27 definite cases had been reported. With the fresh cases, the bogus of definite cases in the state has surged to 970.



  • The worldwide death toll from the unusual coronavirus pandemic rose to 183,707 on Thursday.
  • President Donald Trump has signed an executive expose to suspend certain forms of immigration into the US for 60 days to guard the jobs of Individuals laid off due to the Covid-19. In the US, now the worst-hit country, the death toll stood at 46,785 with 842,624 infections.
  • Two cats in Fresh York Deliver possess examined definite for the unusual coronavirus, marking the first confirmed case of the Covid-19 infection in pets in the US, in conserving with health authorities.
  • The UK is “at the cease” of its coronavirus pandemic, its health minister Matt Hancock acknowledged, however warned that it turned into too early to rob social distancing measures. The UK at the 2nd has 134,638 coronavirus cases, with 18,100 deaths.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel known as Thursday for world cooperation on the development of a vaccination for the unusual coronavirus, saying that the pandemic transcends borders and can most effective be countered collectively. Germany has reported greater than 150,000 infections however a pretty low death toll of about 5,000.
  • China supplied an extra USD 30 million grant to the WHO to succor its world fight in opposition to the deadly coronavirus, days after Donald Trump’s dedication to freeze US’ funding for the UN health agency over its handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Spain acknowledged 440 individuals died in the previous 24 hours from the unusual coronavirus, a puny expand for the third day working, bringing the total death toll to 22,157.
  • Pakistan on Thursday acknowledged it has reported 742 unusual cases of Covid-19 and 15 more deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total substitute of deadly coronavirus infections to 10,513 with 224 deaths in the country.
  • Bangladesh has decided to expand the nationwide Covid-19 shutdown for 10 more days unless Could perhaps perhaps additionally 5 amid warnings of heightening risks of coronavirus infections in the country.
  • Australia will take its borders closed for at least another three to four months as it believes it’d be “volatile” to ease shuttle restrictions in gentle of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Australia has recorded 6,649 Covid-19 cases, at the side of 74 deaths.
  • Nepal on Thursday reported two fresh cases of Covid-19 taking the nation’s entire depend to 47.

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