Mid-day News Nuggets

 Mid-day top stories on April 8

1. PM Modi to hold meeting with CMs on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with the chief ministers of all states and Union Territories to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country.

2. Migrant Workers in Delhi head home due to fear of lockdown

Several migrant workers were seen heading back to their hometowns amid fears of another lockdown because of the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi.

3. New Zealand suspends entry of travellers from India amid COVID-19 surge

New Zealand suspended the entry of all travellers from India following a high number of COVID-19 cases arriving from the Asian country.

4. Japan to deploy stealth fighters by 2024 to counter Chinese threat

Amid the growing Chinese assertiveness in the East China Sea, Japan will deploy the advanced F-35B stealth fighter aircraft for the first time in 2024.

5. French Open 2021 postponed by a week 

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has postponed the 2021 French Open, also known as Roland-Garros, one week ahead of the previously fixed schedule.