Coronavirus: Dexamethasone should be used under close medical supervision, says WHO chief


7.35 am: Florida reports over 2,600 new cases and Arizona records more than 1,800 fresh infections – the second highest daily increase.

7.33 am: Toll in Brazil climbs to 46,510. Nearly 1 million people have been infected with the disease in the country.

7.31 am: Kayapó chief Paulinho Payakan dies in Brazil, reports Reuters. He had led protest against Amazon dam in 1980s.

7.27 am: Jammu and Kashmir’s toll rises to 65 after two patients died on Wednesday, reports PTI. Both the patients were senior citizens from Shopian and Baramulla districts.

7.24 am: Mizoram reports 9 new cases. The state’s tally is now 130, including 129 active cases, reports ANI.

7.22 am: WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says dexamethasone should only be used under close medical supervision.

7.15 am: Here are the top updates from Wednesday