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25 April 2020 News


25 April 2020 News

  • COVID-19: India Update

Active cases: 17915

Discharged: 4813

Deaths: 723

(Source-Ministry of Health)

  • UP to bring back migrant workers from other states in phased manner, says chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (Source-NDTV)
  • More clarity needed on manufacturing locations, allow entire value chain to function, says ITC: Speaking to reporters through a video conference, ITC Chairman and MD SanjivPuri said the coronavirus pandemic will have a significant impact on the economy as well as on the company in the first quarter of the current fiscal, but it is difficult to make a business forecast at the moment. (Source-The Economic Times)
  • A method to detect COVID-19 which will significantly reduce the cost of testing, making it affordable for a large population in the country, developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has got the approval from ICMR, officials said on Thursday. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Andhra Pradesh is now the state with the highest number of COVID-19 tests conducted per million population. The south Indian state, with 961 tests conducted per 10 lakh people, has surpassed Rajasthan’s average of 877 tests. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • The coronavirus pandemic is expected to impact more than 29 lakh jobs in the Indian aviation and dependent industries, global airlines’ grouping IATA said on Friday. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal on Friday said initial results of plasma therapy trial conducted on four COVID-19 patients is encouraging and gives hope of saving people’s lives from the dreaded disease. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • The medical community has raised the alarm over US President Donald Trump’s suggestions for novel coronavirus treatments, which include the injection of a disinfectant into the patient’s body and getting ultraviolet rays into the patient’s skin. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • South Africa allows cigarette sales as lockdown restrictions eased

Alcohol sales remain banned but people can soon exercise outside and some businesses reopen. (Source-BBC News)

  • Severe storms have passed through Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, killing at least seven people. (Source-BBC News)
  • Congress passes $484bn coronavirus relief bill: The bill puts more money towards a small business aid fund, overwhelmed hospitals and testing expansion. (Source-BBC News)
  • China Imposes New Limits as Coronavirus Fears Return: Some northern cities have reported fresh cases and put restrictions on movement, a sign of how hard it will be for China to fully recover from the outbreak. (Source-The New York Times)
  • When oil sellers paid buyers to just take it: On April 20, those who were looking at computer monitors in the US could not trust their eyes. May oil futures for the benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) were showing negative prices. After reaching minus (-) $40 per barrel, oil prices finally ended at -37.63/b — a historic drop of $58/b in one day. (Source-Deccan Herald)


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