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Coronavirus: Week of April 25 to May 1, US to impose ban on travel from India

Nikkei Asia, India, 26 April 2021 - Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus that was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Cumulative global cases have reached 150,959,297, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The worldwide death toll has hit 3,175,429.

For more information about the spread of COVID-19 and the progress of vaccination around the world, please see our interactive charts and maps.


Saturday, May 1 (Tokyo time)

1:30 p.m. India posts a record 401,993 new coronavirus cases, while deaths from COVID-19 reached 3,523, according to health ministry data. India has added about 7.7 million cases since the end of February, when its second wave gained strength, according to a Reuters tally. In contrast, it took India nearly six months to reach the previous 7.7 million cases.

11:45 a.m. Thailand reports a new daily record of 21 coronavirus deaths in one day, the health ministry says, as the country prepared to open registration for a long-awaited mass vaccination campaign. The ministry reported 1,891 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 67,044 since the pandemic began last year, with 224 deaths.

10:00 a.m. China reports 16 new cases for Friday, down from 13 cases a day earlier. All of the new cases originated from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 16 from 19 cases a day earlier.

4:00 a.m. The U.S. will impose a travel ban on any non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents coming to the country from India as multiple coronavirus variants drive up infections there, the White House says.



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