Italy records almost 1,000 new Coronavirus deaths, highest in a day

Italy has recorded almost 1,000 Coronavirus deaths, which is the highest number in a day, news agency AFP said in a tweet on Friday. The country recorded 969 new Coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, taking the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy to 66,414. At present, 66414 people in the country are infected with COVID-19…

Coronavirus cases in US cross 100,000 mark

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases within the United States has now crossed the 100,000 mark, the Johns Hopkins University real-time tracker revealed. The number has now reached 100,717, according to the data updated on Friday, a day after the United States surpassed China in coronavirus case count. United States confirmed #Coronavirus cases cross…

As Covid-19 cases inch toward 900 in India, a look at statewise numbers

India has reported as many as 149 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total positive Covid-19 cases in the country have climbed to 873. Around 80 people have successfully recovered from the infection while 19 people have lost their lives. The southern state of Kerala and Maharashtra remain on top of…

India’s response to COVID-19 pre-emptive, pro-active, graded – government

India’s response to COVID-19 has been “pre-emptive, pro-active and graded”, the government said on Saturday, brushing aside the allegations that the 21-day nationwide lockdown was announced without any planning. The government said it had already put in place a “comprehensive response system” at its borders much before the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus…

US records 345 coronavirus deaths and 18,000 new cases in 24 hours

Washington: The United States has seen a record 18,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 345 deaths over the past 24 hours, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker. There are now 97,028 declared virus cases in the country and there have been 1,475 deaths, Johns Hopkins said. stay connected with us! For more updates LIKE SHARE…

PM CARES fund launched in fight against Covid-19, India asked to donate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the creation of a new fund to assist and offer relief to citizens in an emergency situation as the magnitude of the crisis due to the outbreak of coronavirus unfolds. The fund has been named PM-CARES or Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, and…

Discoms now get three-month moratorium on payments to power producersquu

The government has decided to provide three months moratorium to the financially stressed state Discoms on their payment dues to power generating companies as it looks to prevent power shutdowns during Covid-19 induced nationwide lockdown. As part of a series of relief measures finalised by the power ministry, discoms would also have to maintain just…

India’s plan to build gas economy receives setback

Indias plan to develop a gas economy with the cleaner fuel gradually becoming the mainstay of countrys energy security needs has received a major setback as the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted demand, resulting in curtailed operations globally. In India the current lockdown has led to 15-20 per cent overall demand hit due to the…

Working from home – Your boss could be keeping tabs on you

The email came from the boss. We’re watching you, it told Axos Financial Inc. employees working from home. We’re capturing your keystrokes. We’re logging the websites you visit. Every 10 minutes or so, we’re taking a screen shot. So get to work — or face the consequences. ‘We have seen individuals taking unfair advantage of…

British PM Johnson speaks to Trump after coronavirus diagnosis

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to US President Donald Trump over the phone to discuss the coronavirus pandemic soon after he took to social media to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has gone into self-isolation. The 55-year-old, who is believed to be the first world leader to have tested…

COVID-19 death toll in Italy surges past 10,000

Italy has become the first country to see over 10,000 people killed due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the mysterious new strain of coronavirus that has infected over 600,000 people across the world. As per latest figures, the death toll in Italy stands at 10,023, by far the most in any country. With over…