COVID: 19: India Total Rises to 1,834; Global Cases Cross 900,000

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on Wednesday, 1 April, reported that the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 41 in the country, while the number of cases spiked to 1,834.

Coronavirus cases in Delhi have risen to 152 on Wednesday, including 53 who attended the religious congregation in Nizamuddin, PTI reported.

Tamil Nadu has reported 110 new cases of COVID-19 and Assam has reported eight – all connected to the Tablighi Jamaat gathering.

Meanwhile, a 56-year-old man from Mumbai’s Dharavi who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, in the locality’s first recorded case and death.

More than 40,000 people have been killed in the novel coronavirus pandemic as the disease barrels across the globe.

  • The Wimbledon tennis tournament has been cancelled for the first time since World War Two, due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has promised Rs 1 crore for those who lose their lives “while serving COVID-19 patients”
  • COVID-19 death toll in Maharashtra has risen to 16, with total cases at 335, including 41 who have been discharged
  • The number of deaths in US from coronavirus surpassed those reported by China, on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University

One More Tests Positive in Odisha

A 60-year-old person from Surya Nagar in Bhubaneswar tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the total number of cases in the state to 5.

The patient was admitted at AIIMS Bhubaneswar with multiple co-morbid conditions, reported PTI, quoting the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Odisha.

49-Year-Old Positive Patient Dies in Hyderabad

A 49-year-old COVID-19 positive patient died in Hyderabad on Wednesday, reported PTI.

Tablighi Jamaat Gathering: UP Police Files 23 FIRs Against Over 100 Foreigners For Allegedly Violating Visa Rules

UP Police has lodged 23 FIRs against over 100 foreigners who allegedly violated visa rules to participate in Tablighi Jamaat activities, reports PTI, quoting officials.

Andhra Pradesh Records 24 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Rises to 111

24 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total to 111, according to PTI.

PM Modi Shares Ayush Ministry’s Health Protocol

PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared the Ayush Ministry’s protocol on ways to stay fit and enhance immunity during coronavirus spread, and urged people to make it a part of their lives.

Police Books 44 Dtc Bus Drivers for Carrying Migrant Labourers During Lockdown

Delhi Police has booked 44 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus drivers for carrying migrant labourers on 29 March, ANI reports. The FIR states "the bus drivers, conductors and head of DIIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System) CK Goyal and other Govt servants have committed an offence."

Eight New COVID-19 Cases in Assam, All Linked to Jamaat Congregation

Eight more COVID-19 positive cases have been in Assam, taking the total to 13, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on Twitter. All eight new cases are of people who also participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz, he added.

Maharashtra Death Toll Climbs to 16

With six patients dying during the day, five of them in Mumbai, COVID-19 death toll in Maharashtra rises to 16, according to news agency PTI.

Mumbai's Dharavi Records First Death

A 56-year-old male from Dharavi who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. Seven other members of his family are home quarantined. They will be tested on Thursday.

PM Modi, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Discuss COVID-19 Over the Phone

PM Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had a telephonic conversation earlier on Wednesday on the prevailing COVID19 situation in Maharashtra, official sources told ANI. They also discussed Thursday’s video conferencing scheduled at 11 am between the PM and all Chief Ministers.

Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The Wimbledon tennis tournament has been cancelled for the first time since World War Two, due to the coronavirus pandemic, PTI reported.

COVID-19 Cases in Karnataka Climb to 110

COVID-19 cases have climbed to 110 in Karnataka, with nine fresh cases being reported between 5 pm on Tuesday and 2 pm on Wednesday, according to the state government.

Out of the total cases, three have died while nine others have been discharged.

JEE Advanced for Admission to 23 IITs Postponed

JEE-Advanced examination for admission to 23 IITs has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Officials told PTI.

Maharashtra Death Toll Climbs to 13

A 51-year-old male COVID-19 patient has died in Maharashtra, taking the death toll to 13, according to the health department, PTI reported on Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases in Delhi Rise to 152, Including 53 From Nizamuddin's Jamaat Event

Coronavirus cases in Delhi have risen to 152 on Wednesday, including 53 who attended the congregation in Nizamuddin, according to the local CMO, PTI reported.

All 33 SC Judges, Including CJI, Donate Rs 50K Each to PM CARES Fund

All 33 Supreme Court judges, including the chief justice, donate Rs 50,000 each to PM CARES Fund on the coronavirus pandemic, a top court official told PTI.

Mamata Writes to PM Modi Seeking 25,000 Cr to Keep Welfare Schemes Running

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has written to PM Modi seeking financial assistance of Rs 25,000 crore to provide free ration to people and continue other welfare schemes amid dip in revenue due to the COVID-19 lockdown, PTI reported.

COVID-19 Cases in Bihar Rise to 24

A woman with travel history to Dubai has tested positive for COVID-19 in Gaya, taking total cases to 24 in Bihar, ANI reported.

“A team has been formed to located 81 Indians and 57 foreigners who came in the state after attending Delhi's Tablighi Jammat event,” health official Sanjay Kumar said.

24 Test Positive for COVID-19 in Kerala on Wednesday, Tally Reaches 265

Twenty four COVID-19 cases have been reported in Kerala on Wednesday, taking the tally to 265, PTI reported.

“Out of 265 cases in Kerala, 191 returned from abroad, 67 people in the state got infected from positive contacts & 7 are foreign nationals,” Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said.

15 More Test Positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, Tally Reaches 335

“One more COVID-19 case reported in Buldhana and 14 in Mumbai today. The total number of positive cases in the state has increased to 335,” Maharashtra Health department PRO told the press on Wednesday.

UK Records More Than 500 Deaths in a Day for the First Time

The UK on Wednesday recorded over 500 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time, AFP reported.

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 62 in J&K

“COVID-19 cases have risen to 62 in Jammu & Kashmir. Out of these, 58 are active cases. 17041 people are under active surveillance,” Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), J&K administration told ANI.

71 Who Attended Jamaat Congregation in Delhi Identified in WB: Mamata

71 people from Bengal who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin have been identified, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said, according to ANI.

CBSE to Promote all Students of Classes I-VIII

In view of the current situation due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CBSE has decided to promote all students studying in classes 1st to 8th to the next class.

'300 Participated in Jamaat Event, 40 Identified': Karnataka Health Ministe

“We got a report that 300 people participated in the event at Markaz Nizamuddin. We've identified 40 people out of the 300. Saliva tests of 12 people have come negative. Request all those who attended the event at Delhi's Nizamuddin to come forward,” Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said in a statement on Wednesday.

India to Accept Foreign Donations for PM Cares: Reports

The Government of India has taken the decision to receive foreign donations for PM CARES, sources told PTI.

PPE Kits, Masks Available in Adequate Quantities: Dr Harsh Vardhan

“Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, N95 masks etc are available in adequate quantities. If in the future, more masks, PPE kits, ventilators, ICU beds etc are needed, then, we are prepared for it,” Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan told the media on Wednesday.

8 Villages in J&K's Udhampur Declared Red Zones as 10 Attended Jamaat Event

Eight villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur have been declared as red zones after it was found that 10 people from the district had attended the Tablighi Jamaat religious congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin, officials told PTI.

120 Positive Cases in Delhi, Requested Centre for Testing Kits: CM Kejriwal

“120 positive cases reported till this morning. Total of 766 people are admitted to the hospitals of Delhi due to Corona. Out of them 112 are positive, rest are possibly infected and are being tested,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, addressing the media on Wednesday, 1 April.

“We have requested Centre to provide us testing kits, other medical equipment,” he added.

The chief minister also said that about 10 lakh poor people do not have ration card in Delhi. “I request them to apply for the ration card on Delhi govt's e-district website. They will not get the card but we will give them ration till the COVID-19 issue persists,” he said.

He further announced that passes will be given to two employees or the owner of every private company so that they can go to their respective offices to calculate and transfer the employees' salaries. The passes will be valid for two days.

Seven New COVID-19 Patients in GTB Nagar, Total at 45

Seven new COVID-19 patients have been found in Gautam Buddh Nagar in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 45, PTI reported, quoting officials.

Increase in COVID-19 Cases Due to Jamaat Event, Doesn't Show National Trend: Health Ministry

The health ministry, in a press conference on Wednesday, 1 April, announced that the number of positive cases has gone up by 386 since Tuesday and one of the main reasons for it is the travel by members who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. However, this does not represent a national trend, it added.

Indian Railways is preparing to set up 3.2 lakh isolation and quarantine beds by modifying 20,000 coaches and lifeline flights have been started to transport essential commodities like testing kits, medicines and masks, according to the ministry.

“The states are arranging food and shelter for the migrant workers and 21,486 relief camps have been set up where 6,75,133 persons have been given shelter,” Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secy, Home Ministry said during the address.

37 Attendees of Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat Event Quarantined in Rajasthan

“37 attendees of Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat event have been traced and placed under quarantine in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. We will collect their samples for testing and take further action accordingly,” an official told ANI.

Two Resident Doctors at Safdarjung Hospital Test COVID-19-Positive

Two resident doctors at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19, Official sources told PTI.

Sonia Gandhi Writes to PM Seeking Advance Payment for MGNREGA Workers

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has written to PM Narendra Modi, seeking the advance payment of 21 days' wages to MGNREGA workers, according to PTI.

13 More Test Positive for COVID-19 in Jaipur; Rajasthan Total at 106

13 more test positive for COVID-19 in Jaipur's Ramganj area, taking the total cases in Rajasthan to 106, PTI reported, quoting officials.

Coronavirus Positive Patient Dies in Meerut

A coronavirus-positive patient has died in Meerut. This is the second such death in Uttar Pradesh, officials told PTI.

Over 5000 Quarantined in Maharashtra

Over 5,000 people in Maharashtra have been quarantined as they were in close contact with 162 COVID-19 patients, according to state health minister Rajesh Tope, ANI reports.

4 more Test Positive in Guwahati; State's Tally at 5

“Four more test positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati, taking total in Assam to five. All attended Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi,” PTI eported quoting fficials.

Coronavirus: PM Modi to Hold Video Conference With CMs Tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold video conferencing with all chief ministers tomorrow over COVID-19, reported ANI.

Railway Constable Head Tests Positive in Mumbai

A railway police head constable has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been quarantined at Kasturba hospital, Mumbai along with five of his colleagues. His three family members and eight other colleagues have also been asked to remain in quarantine, ANI reported quoting a Railway official.

Rs 1 Cr to Families of Health Personnel If They Lose Their Lives While Treating COVID-19 Patients, Says Kejriwal

“If anyone loses their life while serving COVID-19 patients, whether sanitation workers, doctors or nurses, their family will be provided Rs 1 crore as respect to their service. Whether they are from private or government sector doesn't matter,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, reported ANI.

Puducherry Govt Asks Landlords to Not Demand Rent From Tenants for 3 Months

“We've identified six people from Puducherry and three from Karaikal who had attended Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi. Their samples have been taken and sent for tests. I appeal to all other people who had attended the meeting to come forward and identify themselves,” said Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy.

He added, “In the light of coronavirus pandemic, the Government of Puducherry has decided to ask landlords to not demand rent from tenants for 3 months.”

Nizamuddin Markaz Event: 24 Foreigners Who Came To Lucknow Admitted in Balrampur Hospital

“Eighteen residents of Lucknow, who participated in Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi, have not returned to the city. Twenty-four foreigners who came to Lucknow after participating in the event have been admitted at Balrampur Hospital,” said Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujit Pandey.

Wipro Ltd, Azim Premji Foundation Commit Rs 1,125 Cr to Combat COVID-19

Wipro Limited, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation have together committed Rs 1,125 Crore towards tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis arising from COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, reported PTI.

MP Print Media Hit Hard Due to COVID-19 Outbreak and Lockdown

The coronavirus outbreak and lockdown has severely affected the print media in Madhya Pradesh as over 300 newspapers have been forced to suspend publications due to issues like lack of transport facilities and rumours that newspapers could be carriers of the virus, reported PTI.

COVID-19: Elderly Woman Donates Pension Money to MP Govt

In a heartwarming gesture, a senior citizen from Madhya Pradesh's Vidhisha city donated Rs 1 lakh from her pension to fund the state government's efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, reported PTI.

After reading an appeal in a newspaper, Salbha Uskar, a retired employee, donated Rs 1 lakh from her pension to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, an official said.

218 People Stranded at Delhi's Majnu Ka Tilla Shifted to School by Police

In Delhi, around 210 people who were stranded at Majnu ka Tila Gurudwara since 28 March due to coronavirus lockdown, are being shifted by Delhi Police to a school in Nehru Vihar.

Europe Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 30,000: AFP Tally

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people in Europe with more than three-quarters of the deaths registered in Italy and Spain, according to an AFP tally on Wednesday using official figures, reported AFP.

First Death of Coronavirus Infected Patient in UP

Uttar Pradesh reported its first coronavirus-related death on Wednesday after test reports of a 25-year-old man, who died two days ago, came COVID-19 positive.

The man was admitted to the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur on Sunday and he was suffering from kidney and liver problems, the institute's principal Ganesh Kumar said, reported PTI.

RBI Extends Realisation, Repatriation Period of Export Proceeds

RBI announces further measures for dealing with COVID-19 pandemic; extends realisation, repatriation period of export proceeds.

Two COVID-19 Patients Die in Bengal, Death Count at 6

Two persons infected with coronavirus have died in West Bengal, taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to six, a health department official said on Wednesday.

A 57-year-old man, who was admitted to a private hospital in Golabari area of Howrah district two days ago, died on Tuesday night, he said. Another 57-year-old man died in a hospital in Belghoria in North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday morning, he said, reported PTI.

107 MP Residents Who Attended Nizamuddin Meet Quarantined

All 107 people from Madhya Pradesh who attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin West, which has turned out as one of the major COVID-19 hotspots in the country, have been identified and quarantined, a senior official said on Wednesday, reported PTI.

23 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Bihar Till Today Morning

Principal Secretary, Bihar Health Department said, “23 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Bihar till today morning. The state government has decided to test all the people who have returned from abroad after 18 March, because we have found that even those who had no symptoms have tested positive.”

120 Positive Cases in Delhi; 750 People Admitted in Hospitals: Delhi's Health Min

“Total 120 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi. Total 750 people are admitted in hospitals across Delhi, of which only one person is on ventilator,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain.

He added, “As of today, Delhi government has 1,000 beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients. It has been decided that Lok Nayak Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital will now be used for Coronavirus patients only.”

43 New Cases in AP; State's Tally at 87

“Forty-three new positive COVID-19 cases detected in Andhra Pradesh since 9 PM on 31 March till 9 am today. With this, the total number of positive cases in the state has increased to 87,” said Nodal Officer, Andhra Pradesh, reported ANI.

Honda Commits Rs 11 Crore for Fight Against COVID-19

Honda India Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Honda group companies in India, on Wednesday pledged Rs 11 crore aid towards COVID-19 relief and prevention measures, reported PTI.

8 New Coronavirus Cases in Guj; Tally Goes up to 82

Eight new coronavirus cases have been found in Gujarat, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 82, a health official said on Wednesday.

All the new cases have been were reported from Ahmedabad, which has been declared as one of the COVID-19 hotspots in India, reported PTI.

2,361 Brought From Markaz, 617 Taken to Hospitals: Sisodia

“2,361 people were brought out from there (Markaz, Nizamuddin) out of which 617, who had symptoms have been taken to hospitals, others have been quarantined. I thank all those who participated in this 36 hour operation and risked their lives,” said Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, reported ANI.

MP: 65-Yr-Old Man Passes Away in Indore

In Madhya Pradesh, a 65-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away in Indore today, reported ANI.

Delhi State Cancer Institution Shut After Doctor Tests Positive

“The doctor working at Delhi State Cancer Institution has tested positive for COVID-19. She visited her brother's house recently, who returned from the United Kingdom few days back. Hospital has been shut for today and being disinfected,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain, reported ANI.

Security Personnel Guarding Srinagar Mayor Put in Isolation

Security personnel guarding Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu were put in isolation after a family member of an employee in his office tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday, reported PTI.

Nizamuddin Markaz Event: 34 People, Including 29 Foreigners Traced in Ahmednagar

“Thirty-four people traced in Ahmednagar, including 29 foreigners who had attended the Markaz in Nizamuddin, Delhi. Out of these 29 foreigners, results of 14 have come and two have tested positive for COVID-19. Three people who came in contact with them also tested positive,” said Ahmednagar Collector, reported ANI.

Detected, Quarantined 12 Indonesian & Malaysian Nationals: K'taka Health Min

“We got information that 62 Indonesian and Malaysian nationals who took part in prayers in Delhi (Markaz) had visited Karnataka as well. We have detected 12 such people and quarantined them. The home department will investigate the case further,” said B Sriramulu, Karnataka Health Minister, ANI reported.

'Talibani Crime by Tablighi Jamaat, Should Not Be Forgiven': MA Naqvi

“It is a Talibani crime by Tablighi Jamaat, such criminal act can not be forgiven. They have put lives of many people in danger. Strict action should be taken against such people and organisations that defy govt directions,” said Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister of Minority Affairs on the Markaz case, reported ANI.

Delhi Govt Hospital Doctor Tests Positive

In Delhi, a doctor working at a Delhi government hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, reported ANI.

In TN's Erode, Dist Admin Asks Muslims Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Event to Come Forward, Undergo Test

“District Administration has asked Muslims who participated in Tablighi Jamaat (in Delhi's Nizamuddin) to come forward and undergo COVID-19 test. Sulthanpet, Manickam Palayam and BP Agraharam where Muslim population density is high, have been cordoned off,” said Erode District Collector.

The official added, “The address of individuals who travelled via flight and train could only be traced. Tablighi Jamaat representatives from Tamil Nadu in Erode have been asked to give details of those who travelled to Delhi.”

US Virus Deaths Pass 4,000: Johns Hopkins

The total US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 4,000 early on Wednesday, more than double the number from three days earlier, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Kalburgi Residents Defy Social Distancing Rule As They Flock to Market

People in Kalaburagi defy social distancing norms as heavy crowd gathers at a vegetable market, amid coronavirus lockdown.

Total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state is 101, including 3 deaths and 8 discharged/cured cases.

Went to Delhi for SC Hearing on Reservation of Muslims, Not for Nizamuddin Markaz Event: AP Dy CM

“I went to Delhi on 2 March in connection with the hearing of a case in Supreme Court regarding 4 percent reservations to Muslims. Some media outlets are saying that I had gone for religious program at Markaz (Nizamuddin), it is untrue,” said Andhra Pradesh Deputy chief minister Amjad Basha, reported ANI.

K'taka CM Yediyurappa to Donate 1-Yr Salary to CM Relief Fund

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has announced that he will donate his entire one year's salary to the CM Relief Fund to combat COVID-19.

COVID-19: UP Sugar Mills Start Sanitising Villages in Their Areas

Three sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district have started sanitising villages and towns in their areas to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, state Minister Suresh Rana has said, reported PTI.

20 Fresh Cases in MP; State's Tally at 86

“Twenty new coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh, the total jumps to 86,” PTI reported quoting an official.

60 People Who Attended Nizamuddin Markaz Event Put Under Quarantine: Pune Dist Collector

“Till now 60 people from Pune have been put under quarantine, in connection with Nizamuddin Markaz (in Delhi) matter. Nobody has symptoms and samples are being sent for testing. Tracing for others is on,” said Pune District Collector, Naval Kishore Ram

He added, “Total number of people from Pune who attended event at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, is more than 130, many of them are either not in Pune or are untraceable. Search for them is going on.”

18 More Cases in Maharashtra; State's Tally at 320

In Maharashtra, 16 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai and two more cases have been reported in Pune, taking the total number of cases in the state to 320. Total 12 people have died due to the virus in the state till now.

AP Govt to Defer Salaries of Govt Employees Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Andhra Pradesh government has issued an order deferring salaries of government employees, in wake of COVID-19 outbreak and nationwide lockdown. The deferment of remuneration includes 100 percent deferment in respect of CM/Ministers/MLAs/MLCs, Corporations members, elected representatives of local bodies, reported ANI.

China Lockdown May Have Blocked 700,000 Virus Cases: Researchers

China's decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by delaying the spread of the virus, researchers said on Tuesday, reported AFP.

Death Toll at 12 in Maharashtra

“The death toll due to COVID-19 in Maharashtra is now 12 after death of two more coronavirus positive patients,” PTI reported quoting an Health official.

14 Suspected Cases in Goa Test Negative

“All the 14 tests conducted at Goa Medical College and Hospital on possibly infected COVID-19 patients have come negative. Today, 25 more tests will be conducted,” said Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane,reported ANI.

US Headed for 'Tough', 'Painful' Two Weeks: Trump

The US is headed for a “tough two weeks,” President Donald Trump has warned, advising people to be prepared for the “hard days” ahead, as the country fights the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic that the White House projects could claim one to two lakh lives in the coming weeks, reported PTI.

US Secy of State Pompeo, EAM Jaishankar Discuss Efforts to Combat COVID-19 Crisis

Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson for US State Department sad, “US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar by telephone today regarding coordination of efforts to respond to COVID-19.”

“Secretary highlighted the importance of continued close cooperation between US, India and other close partners and allies to combat this international crisis, including strengthening global pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturing and supply chains,” she added.

Ortagus added that Pompeo also reiterated the United States’ unwavering commitment to work with India to advance peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe.

UN Chief Says COVID-19 Is Worst Crisis Since World War II

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic threatening people in every country, one that will bring a recession “that probably has no parallel in the recent past."

There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and its economic impact will contribute to “enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict,” the UN chief said at the launch of a report on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, reported AP.

13-Year-Old UK Boy Dies After Contracting COVID-19

A 13-year-old British boy has died days after testing positive for COVID-19, hospital officials and his family have said, with relatives saying he had no underlying illnesses, reported AFP.

One More Tests Positive in Odisha

Odisha government on Tuesday reported another case of COVID-19 in the state, raising the total number of cases in the state to 4.

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