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India records 773 new corona cases, 32 deaths

India's total count of corona positive cases stands at 5,194 with total deaths at 149.

Olympic qualification period suspended until December 1

"Athletes who have already met the entry standard since the start of the qualification period in 2019 remain qualified and will be eligible for selection by their respective Member Federations and National Olympic Committees, together with the other athletes who will qualify within the extended qualification period," World Athletics said in a statement on Tuesday.

Now, face masks made compulsory in Mumbai

In a decree, BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi said the measure was necessitated as studies have revealed that wearing face masks can substantially reduce the spread of coronavirus from and to persons coming in contact with each other, besides other mandatory social distancing measures already implemented.

SC says doctors, nurses are ‘warriors’, need protection

The observation from the apex court came while hearing petitions concerning protective gear for doctors and healthcare workers on the frontline amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Karnataka registers fifth COVID death

The old man's discovery and death happened quickly as he was found to be COVID-19 positive only in the past 19 hours.

Maha COVID-19 cases shoot up by 60 to touch 1,078

The highest increase was notched in Mumbai with 44 new cases, increasing the total tally from 642 to 686, besides 40 deaths.

Trump lambasts WHO, says will ‘give funding a good look’

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 12,700 Americans and sickened nearly 400,000 across 50 states.

Markets open in red on Wednesday

The Sensex of the BSE opened at 29,701.92 points and touched a high of 29,916.22. The Sensex touched a low of 29,602.94 points.

Coronavirus cases get past 5000 in India, 149 deaths

Of these, 4643 are active cases of COVID-19, 401 individuals have recovered and discharged from the hospital, one person migrated to another country and 149 people succumbed to the disease.

EU sends medical team to Italy to help fight COVID-19

According to the statement released on Tuesday, the medical team is deployed through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Austria has also offered over 3,000 litres of disinfectant to Italy via the Mechanism, reported Xinhua news agency.

Twitter CEO donates $1 billion from his Square equity

In a series of tweets, he said it's important to show his work so others can learn.

40 crore Indian workers may sink into poverty due to COVID-19, says ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) said in a report today that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting 2.7 billion workers globally due to lockdowns.