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Coronavirus live India updates: cases and deaths, latest news today

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24 April 2020, India, Guwahati: Women ragpickers wearing face masks walk on a street during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. Photo: David Talukdar/ZUMA Wire/dpa
 
 
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Coronavirus live India: latest Covid-19 news - Saturday 25 April

India coronavirus update at 00:45 IST (on Sunday 26 April) and  (21:15 CEST) on Saturday 25 April

According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University2,865,938 cases have been detected worldwide, with 200,698 deaths and 810,327 people now recovered.

In India, there have been 24,942 cases, with 780 deaths. 5,498 people have recovered from the virus.

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109 people die after drinking liquor they believed prevented coronavirus

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109 people die after drinking liquor they believed prevented coronavirus

109 people die after drinking liquor they believed prevented coronavirus

109 people in the Dominican Republic died after drinking local moonshine known as clerén with the country registering 130 cases of intoxication from the drink.

FT daily Covid-19 graphs issued

​​​​​​The daily graphs from John Burn Murdoch (Financial Times) have been lauded in many circles for the detail and visual representation of the evolution of the virus in parts of the world.

Emergency calls increase after Trump disinfectant suggestion

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Emergency calls increase after Trump disinfectant suggestion

Emergency calls increase after Trump disinfectant suggestion

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency warned residents not to inject or ingest disinfectant following president Trump’s comments on Thursday.

Global coronavirus death toll passes 200,000 mark

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Global coronavirus death toll passes 200,000 mark

Global coronavirus death toll passes 200,000 mark

Global deaths linked to the coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday, while confirmed cases of the virus are expected to hit 3 million in coming days.

India coronavirus cases near 25,000 

As India nears the 25,000-mark in terms of overall cases, there is cautious optimism as the central government reported that daily cases have dropped by six percent as some lockdown measures are eased, including the reopening of shops. 

Coronavirus cases spike in UT

According to India Today, cases in the Union Territories rose by 494 on Saturday but there were also more than 1,000 tests conducted for the first time in a period of 24 hours officials confirmed.  

ePremier League semi-finals and final: watch live online

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ePremier League semi-finals and final: watch live online

Watch the ePremier League semi-finals and final live

Liverpool take on Manchester City and Wolves face Burnley in the semi-finals of the first ever ePremier League Invitational tournament, starting at 15:00 BST (19:30 IST).

The funds generated by the ePremier League Invitational will go to the #PlayersTogether campaign, an initiative created by footballers in the English top flight to raise money to support the UK’s National Health Service amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ePremier League: semi-final and final fixtures

SF1: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) vs Raheem Sterling (MCI)

SF2: Diogo Jota (WOL) vs Dwight McNeil (BUR)

Final: SF1 winner vs SF2 winner

Watch live here:

Coronavirus: Manchester United chief reveals impact on transfer dealings

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Coronavirus: Manchester United chief reveals impact on transfer dealings

Man United chief reveals Covid-19's impact on transfer dealings

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has urged caution amongst supporters as even the Premier League’s richest club are hit hard by the suspension of fixtures.

Full story:

Coronavirus in India: Which shops are now allowed to open?

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Coronavirus in India: Which shops are now allowed to open?

Which shops are now allowed to open?

India's government has announced an easing of the Covid-19 lockdown in place in the country, allowing some shops selling non-essential goods to reopen.

Full details here:

Coronavirus: the complete guide to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Coronavirus: the complete guide to the Covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus: the complete guide to the Covid-19 pandemic

All the information you need to understand the coronavirus and ways to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic:

India eases restrictions for some small businesses amid lockdown

The Indian government is allowing a limited reopening of shops in neighbourhoods and residential areas from Saturday, more than a month after the nation went into a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.

Late on Friday, the federal home ministry said retail shops could start operations with the staff number reduced by 50%, while also requiring appropriate social distancing, wearing of masks and gloves during work.

The sale of liquor and other non-essential items will continue to be prohibited, and no shops in large market places, multi-brand and single-brand malls will be allowed to open for business until 3 May.

(Reuters)

Coronavirus: Penguins roam streets amid South Africa lockdown

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Coronavirus: Penguins roam streets amid South Africa lockdown

Penguins roam streets amid South Africa lockdown

With South Africa currently under lockdown due to the Covid-19 crisis, these penguins were free to stroll through the empty streets of Simon's Town:

Some good news in India as 9-month-old recovers from the virus

No public gatherings until June 30 in the Northern India province

How health experts reacted when Trump suggested injecting disinfectants

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How health experts reacted when Trump suggested injecting disinfectants

How health experts reacted when Trump suggested injecting disinfectants

The U.S. president's comments prompted doctors to issue statements urging people not to ingest or inject cleaning products as Covid-19 treatment.

Coronavirus: Can you catch Covid-19 from food & packaging?

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Coronavirus: Can you catch Covid-19 from food & packaging?

Can you catch Covid-19 from food & packaging?

There is a low risk of being infected by handling food or packaging, but extreme caution is nevertheless recommended when it comes to hygiene.

 

One World: Together at Home concert raises $127m for coronavirus relief

Global Citizen, organisers of the eight-hour One World staged last weekend Together at Home livestreamed benefit concert, have announced that the show raised over $127m for coronavirus relief efforts.

South Korean K-League set to resume in May

Good news for sports fans as the popular soccer K-League is set to commence on 8 May with games set to be staged behind closed doors initially.

Experts recommend ignoring Trump’s suggestion to drink disinfectant products

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Experts recommend ignoring Trump’s suggestion to drink disinfectant products

Experts recommend ignoring Trump’s suggestion to drink disinfectant products

Lysol and Dettol manufacturers are urging customers not to consume its cleaning products after President Trump suggested during a daily briefing.

Following last night's daily USA press briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic where Donald Trump hinted at drinking disinfectant products as a possible cure for the virus, the Friday press briefing was a brief affair.

Is India's lockdown helping to flatten the curve?

Mortality rates drop sharply in parts of India, bucking coronavirus trend

Parts of India have recorded dramatic falls in the number of deaths at a time when funeral parlours were bracing for a surge amid the coronavirus crisis.

Some experts said the trend suggested that deaths from COVID-19, which are recorded separately and generally announced before overall mortality data, were not being under-reported as has happened in other countries.

But emergency room doctors, officials, and crematoriums noted that strict lockdowns had cut the number of road traffic accidents and deaths on India's packed railways, and may also be deterring relatives from reporting a family death.

All over the world, mortality rates are being scrutinised to determine the true impact of the coronavirus, which emerged in China late last year and is known to have infected more than 2.7 million people globally, with nearly 190,000 deaths.

While deaths in some countries have risen sharply in recent weeks, in India, where overall data is unavailable, the opposite seems to be happening in some places, leaving hospitals, funeral services and cremation sites wondering what is going on.

Hello and welcome to our live Covid-19 India blog where we plan to bring you the latest breaking news, updates and information relating to the pandemic in the country. At the time of writing over 24,000 people have been diagnosed positive with coronavirus and over 700 deaths in the nation as a result of the virus.

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