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    Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count to over 36,500. Death count remains highest is United States of America (153,314). Cases continue to surge in Andhra Pradesh (9276) and Maharashtra (9,601). However, recovery rate of India has improved to over 64 percent. Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari advocates learning 'art of living' with coronavirus

    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari admitted that coronavirus-enforced lockdown has resulted in an economic crisis and added that the Centres revenue has also slipped. Lockdown for a longer duration will give rise to more severe crisis than the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18 lakh mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

    India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday, just a day after it went past 17 lakh, with 52,972 cases reported in a day while the number of recoveries surged to over 11.86 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of COVID-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the 2 crore-mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The total coronavirus cases surged to 18,03,695, while the death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,135 with 771 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed. There are 5,79,357 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country at present while the recoveries have increased to 11,86,203.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18 lakh mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

    Maharashtra: Nagpur observes ‘Janta Curfew’ on weekend in wake of Coronavirus outbreak

    'Janta Curfew' imposed in Nagpur city on July 25 and July 26, to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection. However, essential services will remain functional in the city. Maharashtra reported 9,615 new COVID-19 positive cases and 278 deaths last day (July 24). The total number of positive cases in the state rose to 3,57,117 including 1,99,967 discharged cases and 13,132 deaths so far.Maharashtra: Nagpur observes ‘Janta Curfew’ on weekend in wake of Coronavirus outbreak

    Congress MP Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus

    Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram tested positive for COVID-19. Junior Chidambaram experiencing mild symptoms and is under home quarantine. Earlier on August 02, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa also tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID. Congress MP Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus

    Coronavirus outbreak: Roads wear deserted look during weekend lockdown in UP

    Amid increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state, Uttar Pradesh has decided to observe complete lockdown during weekend to curb the spread of the dreadful virus. Less traffic was witnessed during the weekend lockdown. Uttar Pradesh has recorded over 21,000 active cases and over 1,200 deaths due to COVID-19 till now.Coronavirus outbreak: Roads wear deserted look during weekend lockdown in UP

    Covid-19: India’s Case Fatality Rate drops to 2.25%, recovery rate stands at 64%

    The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India. However, India’s Case Fatality Rate is currently at 2.25%. Recovery rate is more than 64% as on today. With 35,176 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries stand at 9,52,743. Maharashtra reported 7,717 new COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths on July 28. The total number of cases in the state rises to 3,91,440 including 1,44,694 active cases and 2,32,277 discharged cases. Delhi recorded 10,887 active cases, with 1,056 cases today. 4,843 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 13,701 Rapid antigen tests were conducted across the national capital. Southern state Tamil Nadu reported 6,972 new COVID-19 cases and 88 deaths today. Meanwhile, lockdown (2 days in a week) in state of West Bengal has been extended till 31st August. Covid-19: India’s Case Fatality Rate drops to 2.25%, recovery rate stands at 64%

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

    India's COVID-19 tally reached 15.31 lakh on July 29. The COVID-19 active cases stand at 5,09,447. With 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 34,193. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 28 is 1,77,43,740 including 4,08,855 samples were tested yesterday. India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 52,123 cases pushes total tally to 15.83 lakh

    The single-day increase of coronavirus cases crossed the 50,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, pushing India's COVID-19 caseload to 15,83,792, while the recoveries surpassed 10 lakh. The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 52,123 cases pushes total tally to 15.83 lakh

    Covid-19 recoveries surpass new positive cases in Kerala on Thursday

    Of the cases detected on Thursday, 375 are contact cases and the source of infection in 29 cases is unknown; 31 have returned from abroad and 40 from other states; 37 healthcare workers had also been infected.

    One-third of high-risk Covid-19 patients fully recover in Karnataka

    According to the data compiled by the government, there have been 18,779 high-risk cases, as of July 20, and 6,639 patients have been discharged. Most of these patients are in government hospitals.

    Watch: Kerala celebrates ‘Eid al-Adha’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

    ‘Eid al-Adha’ festival is being celebrated in Kerala on July 31. Prayers were being offered at a mosque in Thiruvananthapuram. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing norms were followed at the mosque. On July 30, state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had announced that the prayers can be offered in mosques of the state, with limited number of persons in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.Watch: Kerala celebrates ‘Eid al-Adha’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

    India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    India on August 02 reported a spike of 54,736 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed number of infections to 17,50,724. According to the data of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the deadly disease claimed the lives of 853 people in the last 24 hours, and now the casualties have reached the figure of 37,364. 5,67,730 cases of coronavirus are active in the country, whereas, 11,45,630 people have overcome the invisible virus. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 4,63,172 samples were tested for COVID-19 on August 02. The total samples till August 02 are 1,98,21,831. India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    Coronavirus Vaccine Race: Most of the Covid-19 vaccines are already reserved

    ET takes a look at how the European Union, the Unites States, other OECD nations, and, more importantly, India are placed in the race to secure vaccine supplies.

    Coronavirus: India crosses 15-lakh case mark; fatality rate declines to 2.25%

    The Case Fatality Rate reduced from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.25 per cent on Tuesday. While the total count of COVID-19 cases is 15,83,156, the country has reported 33,425 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Bihar to become coronavirus ‘global hotspot’: Tejashwi Yadav

    RJD leader and Leader of Opposition in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav on increasing COVID-19 cases in the state said that Bihar is gradually going to become a global hotspot of COVID-19. He said, “As state government is not worried about the rising number of cases. They are doing nothing to increase testing.Bihar to become coronavirus ‘global hotspot’: Tejashwi Yadav

    Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases reported in last 24 hrs

    India reported a record jump of 45,720 in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking its total number of cases to 12,38,635. 1,129 new fatalities also reported for Wednesday, taking the death toll to 29,861. India has the third-highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil. Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases reported in last 24 hrs

    Maharashtra: Lockdown extended till Aug 31; malls, market complexes allowed to re-open from August 5

    Maharashtra Government on Wednesday extended the lockdown in the state till August 31 in view of rising coronavirus cases, which crossed the four- lakh mark in the day. As part of the Mission Begin Again initiative, malls and market complexes without theatres, food courts and restaurants will be operational between 9 am and 7 pm from August 5Maharashtra: Lockdown extended till Aug 31; malls, market complexes allowed to re-open from August 5

    Coronavirus in India: 37,724 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 12 lakh

    India added 37,724 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday pushing the country's tally to 11,92,915, while recoveries surged to 7,53,049 with 28,472 people having recuperated in a day, the highest so far. The death toll due to the disease rose to 28,732 with 648 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. There are 4,11,133 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, while 7,53,049 people have recovered so far. Thus 63.13 per cent people have recovered.Coronavirus in India: 37,724 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 12 lakh

    Coronavirus in India: 37,148 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 11,55,191

    India recorded 37,148 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 11,55,1917, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday. The death toll rose to 28,084 with 587 fatalities reported in a day. There are 4,02,529 active cases of the coronavirus infection currently in the country, while 7,24,577 people have recovered till now. Thus, 62.72% people have recovered so far.Coronavirus in India: 37,148 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 11,55,191

    Lockdown dates changed in West Bengal for the second time

    The order issued by state chief secretary Rajiva Sinha saidWe have taken this decision to partially modify the order keeping in view of the requests received and in due consideration of the public sentiment.

    Tamil Nadu reports over 6000 Covid-19 positive cases for the first time

    This comes a day after the State reported an all-time high on Wednesday with 5849 people testing positive for Covid-19. Further, 444 deaths were added to the tally which was the reconciled figure from March 1st to June 10th which were first thought to be due to other causes but now attributed to coronavirus, the Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar said on Wednesday.

    India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 16 lakh mark; 779 deaths reported in 24 hours

    India's COVID tally crossed 16 lakh mark on July 31. The country recorded the highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases today. The total coronavirus cases stand at 16,38,871 including 5,45,318 active cases. With 779 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 35,747. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 30 is 1,88,32,970 including 6,42,588 samples tested yesterday. India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 16 lakh mark; 779 deaths reported in 24 hours

    Sharp spike in smuggling of goods amid coronavirus pandemic: FICCI CASCADE

    "The perpetrators of illicit trade are always looking at innovative ways to deceive the system to carry out their activities. This deeply harms the economic interests of the nation and the society ends up paying a huge cost," FICCI CASCADE Chairman Anil Rajput said in a statement.

    COVID-19: Herd immunity can't be strategic choice or option in India, says health ministry

    "In a country with the size of the population like India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic choice or option. It can only be an outcome, and that too at a very high cost as it means lakhs of people would have to be infected, get hospitalised and many would die in the process," Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said.

    India records biggest daily jump of 52,123 COVID-19 cases as recoveries cross 10 lakh

    The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

    Coronavirus in India: With spike of 47,704 cases in 24 hrs, total tally nears 15-lakh mark

    India on Tuesday reported 47,704 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's count of coronavirus cases to 14,83,157. Out of the total cases, there are 4,96,988 active cases in the country while the number of patients cured/discharged stands at 9,52,744. With 654 deaths due to COVID-19 in the country reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 33,425. The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 64.23%.Coronavirus in India: With spike of 47,704 cases in 24 hrs, total tally nears 15-lakh mark

    Covid-19 in Kerala: Thiruvanathapuram under strict lockdown till July 28

    With no reduction in the COVID-19 cases in Kerala, the entire Thiruvananthapuram Corporation has been shut down till midnight of July 28. The capital region has recorded a height in corona positive cases, thus implemented a strict lockdown decision to avoid further consequences. Kerala has reported 12,480 confirmed cases of coronavirus, out of which 7067 are active. Bulk of the cases has come from capital Thiruvananthapuram. Covid-19 in Kerala: Thiruvanathapuram under strict lockdown till July 28

    With few checks in place for regulation, ambulances fleece desperate COVID-19 patients

    A Bangalore resident was charged Rs 15,000 to transport his 54-year-old mother to a private hospital less than 6-km away. In Kolkata, private ambulances are charging Rs 6,000-8,000 for ferrying Covid patients for about 5km.

    COVID-19 in India: 48,916 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 13.36 lakh

    India reported a spike of 48,916 coronavirus cases on Saturday. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 13,36,861 including 4,56,071 active cases and 8,49,431 recovered. With 757 deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached 31,358. According to ICMR, 4,20,898 samples were tested for coronavirus on Friday and overall 1,58,49,068 samples have been tested so far.COVID-19 in India: 48,916 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 13.36 lakh

    Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    India has reported a spike of 22,752 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to 7,42,417 on Wednesday. Out of the total cases reported, 4,56,830 patients have been cured/discharged from the disease while one patient has been migrated. There are 2,64,944 active cases in the country. 482 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 in the country, taking India's death toll to 20,642.Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    Second wave of coronavirus in Asia prompts fresh lockdowns

    Mainland China is battling the most aggressive return of COVID-19 in months, confirming 57 new locally transmitted cases on Sunday, the highest level since early March, driven by fresh infections in the far western region of Xinjiang.

    Amarnath Yatra called off amid coronavirus crisis; 'Aarti' to be broadcast live

    "Based upon the circumstances, the Board decided with heavy heart that it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year's Shri Amarnathji Yatra and expressed its regret to announce the cancellation of Yatra 2020," the SASB said in a statement.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 14-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases

    With a record single-day jump of 49,931 COVID-19 cases, India's caseload climbed to 14,35,453 on Monday, while recoveries surged to 9,17,567. The country's death toll rose to 32,771 with 708 fatalities being recorded in a day.There are 4,85,114 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, while 9,17,567 patients have recovered. The recovery rate stands at 63.92 per cent, according to the data.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 14-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases

    India's Covid-19 fatality rate drops to 2.43% from 3.36% on June 17: Health Ministry

    Thirty states and Union Territories have COVID-19 positivity rate lower than that of the national average which stands at 8.07 per cent, Rajesh Bhushan, officer on special duty in the Union health ministry, told a press conference here.

    Tamil Nadu Covid-19 tally crosses 1 lakh mark

    As many as 4329 new cases of Coronavirus were reported on Friday, while the number stood at 4343 on Thursday. The total number of cases in the State stands at 1,02,721. The death toll too rose to 1385 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on Friday. Of the 63 deaths, Chennai accounted for 33.

    COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    India recorded its highest single-day spike of 28,701 coronavirus cases and 500 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 8,78,254 cases with a total of 23,174 deaths, the Health Ministry's data stated on Monday. According to the data, of the total cases, as many as 5,53,470 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,01,609. The rate of recovery of the Covid-19 patients has touched 62.93 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh: 10-day lockdown announced in Bhopal from July 24

    While addressing the media in Bhopal on July 22, the Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Narottam Mishra spoke on imposing complete lockdown in Bhopal. He said, “Lockdown to be imposed in Bhopal for 10 days from 08:00 pm on July 24. It will be a complete lockdown in the city as the number of cases is rising.” There are over 7,080 active cases of COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh. Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh: 10-day lockdown announced in Bhopal from July 24

    Covid-19 outbreak: West Bengal imposes total lockdown across State for two days every week

    West Bengal imposes complete lockdown on this Thursday and Saturday. 2 days complete lockdown in the State every week.Covid-19 outbreak: West Bengal imposes total lockdown across State for two days every week

    Covid-19 in India surpasses 10 lakh mark; 34,956 new cases reported in 24 hours

    India's COVID-19 count crossed the grim milestone of 10 lakh cases on July 17, Friday. A record single-day spike of 34,956 coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 10,03,832. According to the union health ministry of health and family welfare, the country has 3,42,473 active cases and 6,35,756 coronavirus patients have been cured/discharged so far. Covid-19 in India surpasses 10 lakh mark; 34,956 new cases reported in 24 hours

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra: NCP MP Fauzia Khan and Sena Minister Abdul Sattar test COVID-19 positive

    NCP Rajya Sabha MP Dr Fauzia Khan and Maharashtra Minister Shiv Sena's Abdul Sattar test positive for Covid-19. Times NOW's Kajal Iyer with details.Coronavirus in Maharashtra: NCP MP Fauzia Khan and Sena Minister Abdul Sattar test COVID-19 positive

    Covid-19 outbreak: Punjab announces fresh fines for violators of govt rules

    Coronavirus patients violating home isolation rules in Punjab will now have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 from the earlier Rs 2,000, according to new guidelines issued by the state government. At present, 951 patients are in home isolation across the state.Covid-19 outbreak: Punjab announces fresh fines for violators of govt rules

    Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls to 2.43%, confirms Health Ministry

    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday asserted that India's coronavirus fatality rate is one of the lowest in the world and thanked health care workers and doctors for their tremendous effort in bringing down the COVID-19 deaths in the country. Health Ministry's OSD Rajesh Bhushan confirmed that 19 states and Union Territories are performing more than 140 tests per million population every day in order to keep the virus contamination in check. "Aggressive testing is necessary to bring down COVID-19 positivity rate. The aim is to maintain this level of testing so as to bring down the positivity rate below 5 per cent," he added.Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls to 2.43%, confirms Health Ministry

    Coronavirus pandemic: West Bengal announces complete lockdown on July 23, 25 and 29

    The West Bengal administration has decided to impose total lockdown in the entire state on two days every week till August. The shutdown would be clamped on Thursday and Saturday this week. The measure will also be enforced on Wednesday next week and the second day will be announced later. "On the lockdown days (July 23, 25 and 29), petrol pumps will remain open to serve the vehicles that are allowed to ply. Work in factories and construction sites having on- site workers will also be allowed on complete lockdown days," the official said.Coronavirus pandemic: West Bengal announces complete lockdown on July 23, 25 and 29

    Covid-19: India cases near 17 lakh mark with record one-day jump of over 57,000 cases

    India on Aug 01 reported steepest spike of 57,117 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed infections to 16,95,988, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The active cases increased to 5,65,103 whereas 10,94,374 people have been discharged or cured. With 764 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll is now 36,511. The Indian Council of Medical Research said the country tested 5,25,689 samples on July 31, taking the total number of samples tested to 1,93,58,659. Covid-19: India cases near 17 lakh mark with record one-day jump of over 57,000 cases

    Covid-19 Unlock 3: No night curfew, shops to operate till 8 pm in Gujarat

    In keeping with the Centre's guidelines, the state government has decided not to allow schools, coaching classes, and cinema halls to open in the month of August. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had on Wednesday said the state government's aim was to ensure that the deadly infection does not spread even as economic activities continue in the state.

    Yediyurappa's daughter tests positive for COVID-19, son under home quarantine

    Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was hospitalised last night after testing positive for coronavirus. The Chief Minister's younger son B Y Vijayendra said he was going in for seven days of home quarantine as a precautionary measure.

    Covid-19 recovery rate in Delhi is 88% today, informs CM Kejriwal

    While addressing a press conference in the national capital on July 27, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal spoke on COVID situation in Delhi. He said, “There is improvement in Covid situation in Delhi. The Delhi model is being discussed in India and abroad. Today, the recovery rate in Delhi is 88%, only 9% of the people are ill now and 2-3% of the people have died. There is a decline in the number of deaths.”Covid-19 recovery rate in Delhi is 88% today, informs CM Kejriwal

    Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

    Malls in Haryana’s Gurugram are all set to open their gates for customers as the state government allowed them to resume operations from July 1. The management at malls in Gurugram have been gearing up to ensure all safety precautions. Malls in the city are closed since mid March after imposition of COVID-induced lockdown. While speaking to ANI, Rinki, manager of a store at MGF Metropolis Mall said, “We will take all precautions against COVID-19 and not allow more than 5 customers to enter the store at a time." Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Haryana has reached 13829.Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

    Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

    The Maharashtra government on Monday announced that it has extended the lockdown till July 31 in view of the steadily increasing Covid-19 cases in the state. While all existing lockdown conditions will continue, the government will gradually ease restrictions over the next month.Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

    Covid-19 lockdown: 40 stranded Indian fishermen return from Iran

    40 Stranded Indian fishermen returned from Iran on July 15. Fishermen were stuck in Iran from over 4 months after coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed. Fishermen belong to districts of Kanyakumari, Nagapattinam, Thuthukudi, Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam, Cudallore, Thirunelveli. They were handed over to their respective district officials. They will be quarantined for 14 days. Covid-19 lockdown: 40 stranded Indian fishermen return from Iran

    Address proof and OTP verification must for coronavirus test now across Bengaluru

    While police manage to trace nearly half of the cases, the remaining half continue to go missing. “Patients who are off the radar may carry the risk of spreading infection to others. That is why it is worrying,” the officer said.

    Deaths climb to 88 while Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 cases continue to be shy of the 7,000 mark

    State capital Chennai reported a further decline on Tuesday with 1107 people testing positive for the infection. On Monday, the district which has been steady for about two weeks, reported 1,138 cases.

    Maharashtra minister Aslam Shaikh tests positive for COVID-19

    Maharashtra minister Aslam Shaikh on Monday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and is isolating himself. The state textile minister said he is currently asymptomatic and urged those who came in close contact with him to get themselves tested. This is to inform that Ive tested positive for #COVID19. Im currently asymptomatic and isolating myself. I request all those who have come in close contact with me to get themselves tested, Shaikh, who is also Mumbai City's guardian minister, tweeted.Maharashtra minister Aslam Shaikh tests positive for COVID-19

    SC refuses to hear PIL for standard Yoga protocol to enhance COVID-19 resistance

    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to develop "standard Yoga protocol" to enhance coronavirus resistance and its customisation to control common diseases as well.

    COVID-19: 'Complete lockdown' on Sundays in Madhya Pradesh

    Besides, the government also decided to increase vigil in border districts, claiming the spike in coronavirus cases has been caused due to entry of people from adjoining states. Mostly border districts are affected (now )as we have successfully controlled the COVID-19 spread in cities like Indore and Ujjain.

    COVID-19: Record single-day spike of 24,879 new cases pushes India's tally to 7.67 lakh

    India on July 09 reported steepest spike of 24,879 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 7,67,296. Country also saw 487 deaths in the same period, and the death toll has now reached 21,129. The active cases stand at 2,69,789, while 4,76,378 people have so far beaten the virus, taking the recovery rate to over 61 percent.COVID-19: Record single-day spike of 24,879 new cases pushes India's tally to 7.67 lakh

    Coronavirus pandemic: Andhra govt plans to reopen schools from Sept 5

    The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to restart schools from September 5, however, the final decision will be taken based on the situation when the date approaches. Addressing the media after the review meeting on education taken by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh told reporters that while the government has set September 5 as the date, the final decision will be taken based on the real-time situation.Coronavirus pandemic: Andhra govt plans to reopen schools from Sept 5

    India's COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 2.25%; recovery rate rises over 64%: Health ministry

    The ministry said such an approach ensured that hospitals were left unburdened with supervised home isolation for asymptomatic patients.

    Andhra Pradesh reports India's highest single-day Covid cases of 10,093 Wednesday

    AP over the last 24 hours suffered 65 Covid deaths, which takes the total death toll to 1,213 so far. The state reported 2,784 persons recovered and discharged to take the total discharged so far to 55,406 persons while it saw 63,711 active cases by Wednesday.

    COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

    The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092. COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 40,425 cases; total tally crosses 11 lakh

    India saw a record single-day jump of 40,425 COVID-19 cases, pushing its tally past the 11-lakh mark on Monday, while the total number of recoveries crossed 7 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to the disease rose to 27,497 with 681 fatalities reported in one day. The data updated at 8 am on Monday showed that the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 11,18,043. India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 11-lakh mark, just three days after it crossed the ten-lakh mark.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 40,425 cases; total tally crosses 11 lakh

    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for coronavirus, admitted to Manipal Hospital

    Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus according to a tweet he posted on Sunday. The Chief Minister, 77, said he is fine and is being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. "I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine," Yediyurappa wrote. Earlier on Sunday Union Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID. Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for coronavirus, admitted to Manipal Hospital

    Covid-19: Lockdown in containment zones extended in West Bengal till Aug 31, biweekly curbs to continue

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Tuesday that the lockdown in the containment zones of the state will continue till August 31 as also the biweekly restrictions in place to check the spread of the coronavirus disease.Covid-19: Lockdown in containment zones extended in West Bengal till Aug 31, biweekly curbs to continue

    Delhi records lowest single-day coronavirus deaths since July 1

    There were 613 COVID-19 cases on July 27, the lowest in the last two months. It, however, increased to 1,056 the next day and slightly declined to 1,035 on July 29, only to rise to 1,093 and 1,195 on July 30 and 31 respectively.

    Coronavirus pandemic: Cinema halls get ready to showcase movies, hopeful of reopening

    As restrictions continue to ease in the country amid coronavirus situation, movie theatres in high hopes are prepping up for reopening in next phase of unlock. Concerned authorities are working towards sanitization. PVR cinemas in Delhi are ensuring safe and hygiene movie experience for visitors. Gap between shows will be extended to 30 minutes for regular cleaning and sanitization. As per MHA guidelines, cinemas across country may get a thumps up to resume services in unlock 3. PVR House Keeping head said, “Our process is to clean the entire cinema from top to bottom. With COVID-19, we have made sure that the entire cinema is sanitized. Before we open our doors for employees and customers, we are treating our surfaces through a special treatment through electrostatic gun ULV machine.” Coronavirus pandemic: Cinema halls get ready to showcase movies, hopeful of reopening

    New lockdowns ordered as India coronavirus cases near one million

    One of India's most impoverished states went into lockdown on Thursday, but near-normal traffic on Patna's streets showed the difficulty of corralling over 125 million people.

    Covid-19 sparks political battle in Pune as cases 3 times of Mumbai; PMC says it doesn't have funds

    ​​The Maharashtra govt had said that the PMC, Pune Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and the state government would pay up Rs 300 crores that is going to be used to build three jumbo covid hospitals in Pune.

    Record spike of 11,147 COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra; nearly 9,000 recover

    As the virus claimed 266 lives during the day, the number of victims in the state rose to 14,729, it said in a statement. A total of 8,860 patients were discharged on Thursday, which took the count of recovered persons to 2,48,615, the department said.

    Tobacco use accelerates transmission of COVID-19: Health ministry

    In its document 'COVID-19 Pandemic and Tobacco Use in India', the ministry said experts have confirmed that smokers are more likely to develop severe symptoms or die from COVID-19, as it primarily attacks the lungs and warned against use of any such products.

    22.8% in Delhi affected, have Covid-19 antibodies, sero-surveillance reveals

    The survey, which was conducted from June 27 to July 10 by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with Delhi government, also indicated that a large number of infected persons remain asymptomatic. The sero survey has revealed that some districts – Shahdara and Central district – have more prevalence than others.

    India, US collaborating closely during COVID-19 pandemic: Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu

    India has been a reliable partner, during the crisis, and stepped up to supply medicines, and equipment, to over 150 countries including the United States, he said. Closer cooperation in health, life sciences, technology, will be the way forward, he said, adding that the partnership between India and the United States can bring benefits to the entire world.

    LJP asks EC to not hold Bihar elections in Oct-Nov, says polls in pandemic will endanger lives

    The LJP has said that the coronavirus pandemic has already acquired dangerous proportions and experts believe that it is likely to be more severe by October-November, as it argued that the priority now should be saving people's lives and not holding the elections.

    Assessing COVID-19 situation: Second round of sero survey begins in Delhi, extended till Aug 7

    A senior government official said 15,000 samples would be collected from August 1 to 5 as part of the exercise, spanning different areas and age groups. Representative samples will be taken from all the 11 districts.

    Watch: France gifts Covid-19 medical equipments to India

    Emmanuel Lenain, French Ambassador handed over medical supplies to RK Jain, Secretary-General of Indian Red Cross Society. France gifted 50 Osiris-3 ventilators, 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators, 50k IgG/IgM test kits, and 50k nose and throat swabs to India. Watch: France gifts Covid-19 medical equipments to India

    Emulate Delhi model in fight against COVID-19, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy tells states

    The union minister visited Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS), a 14-storey building at the sports complex at Gachibowli which was transformed into a hospital.

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

    With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 count breached the seven lakh mark and reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With as many as 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus, the death toll has reached 20,160. Out of the total number of cases, 2,59,557 are active and 4,39,948 have been cured/discharged/migrated.India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

    Covid-19 in Kerala: Lockdown extended by a week in Thiruvananthapuram

    Lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram has been extended for a week to restrict COVID spread. In order to ensure restrictions, police personnel in Thiruvananthapuram are in action. IDs of people are being checked as they move about for their daily chores. Triple-lockdown (more restrictions) has also been imposed in containment zones. Southern state has reported 6,534 confirmed cases so far. Covid-19 in Kerala: Lockdown extended by a week in Thiruvananthapuram

    “Infodemia” on Coronavirus pandemic creating misconceptions in Kazakhstan

    Central Asia’s biggest & resource rich Kazakhstan and close partner for India, like all countries of the world, is going through its difficult period and does not hide its challenges.

    India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    India reported the highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 334 deaths reported. Total number of positive cases now stands at 3,66,946 including 1,60,384 active cases, 1,94,325 cured/discharged/migrated and 12,237 deaths. According to the Government of India, the recovery rate has further improved to 52.95%; the recoveries/deaths ratio stands at 94.07%:5.93%. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on June 18 informed that till June 17, 62,49,668 samples have been tested. 1,65,412 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    PM Modi launches 3 'high-tech' COVID testing facilities, calls for caution as festivals near

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched 'high throughput' COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata and said it will add strength to the fight against coronavirus in West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister said citizens of the country were fighting the pandemic very bravely. Watch now. (Text: ANI)PM Modi launches 3 'high-tech' COVID testing facilities, calls for caution as festivals near

    Over 55k COVID-19 cases in a day for first time take India's tally to over 16 lakh

    The country has so far registered 16,38,870 instances of the coronavirus infection. The death toll increased to 35,747 with 779 fatalities being reported in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. This is the second consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000. The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

    Covid-19: Kerala to start 'home care isolation' with health workers on trail basis

    The Covid-19 asymptomatic patients can avail home care isolation in case they wish, as per the ICMR guidelines. This will be implemented for the infected healthcare workers in the first phase on the trial basis, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday.Covid-19: Kerala to start 'home care isolation' with health workers on trail basis

    View: Here's how India can easily convert the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity

    For optimists we must be. If we give up hope and fall into despair, we will never be able to make the Indian economy recover. We have to start the work for a post-corona world right now if we want to make the most of it.

    Himachal CM to remain quarantined for 1 week despite tested negative for coronavirus

    The test results of the chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, his wife Sadhana Thakur and their two daughters came out negative around 9 pm on Wednesday, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R D Dhiman said.

    COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 9,615 new cases, 278 deaths reported; total tally crosses 3.5 lakh mark

    Maharashtra reported 9,615 new COVID-19 positive cases and 278 deaths today. The total number of positive cases in the state rose to 3,57,117 including 1,99,967 discharged cases and 13,132 deaths. 6 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases in Dharavi to 2,519 including 2,141 discharges and 128 active cases.COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 9,615 new cases, 278 deaths reported; total tally crosses 3.5 lakh mark

    Lockdown in containment zones extended in Bengal till Aug 31, biweekly curbs to continue

    "The lockdown in containment zones will continue till August 31. The biweekly total lockdown across the state will also remain in place till the end of next month," Banerjee said.

    Pandemic at the disco: the coronavirus outbreak that began in a French bar

    One bar in a French seaside resort became a hotspot for the virus after a 19-year-old student tested positive, infecting dozens of his friends. Public health officials said that as of Wednesday they had traced 72 positive cases back to the student and his circle of friends.

    India's coronavirus recovery numbers exceeds active caseload by 3,04,043, taking rate to 62.86%

    There has been a sharp increase of 23,672 COVID-19 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the highest in a day, according to the ministry's update at 8 AM. India's fatality rate is progressively falling and is currently at 2.49%, which is one of the lowest in the world, the ministry said on Sunday, crediting efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases for it.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases in last 24 hrs

    India recorded a spike of more than 28,000 cases for the second consecutive day in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,06,752 cases with a death total of 23,727. India crossed nine lakh mark from eight lakh within three days. India had crossed the 8 lakh Covid-19 cases on July 11. India witnessed a spike of 28,498 fresh cases and with 553 deaths in the last 24 hours the total number of fatalities crossed 23,727. As many as 5,71,459 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,11,565.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases in last 24 hrs

    Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh govt imposes 3-day lockdown across state

    In view of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the state, Uttar Pradesh government on July 09 announce a 3-day complete lockdown across the state.Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh govt imposes 3-day lockdown across state

    Can get rid of coronavirus by reciting 'Hanuman Chalisa', it’s our belief: Pragya Thakur

    Recently, BJP MP Pragya Thakur suggested people to recite ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ 5 times a day to ‘eradicate’ coronavirus. She stood by her comments and said it is a belief and reciting ‘Chalisa’ would give peace. “While government is trying to get rid of coronavirus through imposing lockdown, one of our efforts to help masses can also be based on belief. We remember our gods during difficult times, and that is what I said Hanuman Chalisa is a belief, and reciting it would give peace and we will definitely get rid of coronavirus,” said Pragya Thakur. Can get rid of coronavirus by reciting 'Hanuman Chalisa', it’s our belief: Pragya Thakur

    Covid-19: Race for Indian vaccine hots up, human trials on in 6 cities

    Both BB and Zydus were granted permission for Phase I and II clinical trials and administered the first doses of their vaccine candidates to volunteers on July 15. A third vaccine candidate, developed by Oxford University, is soon to be tested in India. Serum Institute, which is in a manufacturing partnership with the UK’s Astra Zeneca, has said it will begin human trials as soon as it receives regulatory approval.

    Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford appears ‘safe and triggers an immune response’: Preliminary results

    In what could be termed as the biggest breakthrough of the year in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, preliminary results showed Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine candidate is safe and induced immune response. Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford appears ‘safe and triggers an immune response’: Preliminary results

    Covid-19 pandemic: Washington state tightens virus rules amid surge

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he is tightening restrictions throughout the state in restaurants and bars, for weddings and funerals, and at gyms in a further effort to stem a surge in COVID-19 cases.Covid-19 pandemic: Washington state tightens virus rules amid surge

    COVID-19: Maharashtra CM Thackeray flags off 25 advanced life support ambulances in Mumbai

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on July 25 flagged off 25 ambulances in Mumbai. These ambulances will offer services in helping COVID patients in Bandra Kurla Complex. Ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art equipments including life assistance services. Chief Minister Thackeray was accompanied by his son Aaditya Thackeray and Transport Minister Anil Parab.COVID-19: Maharashtra CM Thackeray flags off 25 advanced life support ambulances in Mumbai

    With 47,703 fresh cases, India's Covid-19 tally inches closer to 1.5 million mark

    The country's death toll due to the virus rose to 33,425 with 654 deaths being reported in a 24-hour span, data updated at 8 am showed.

    Arvind Kejriwal on Covid-19: Delhi’s situation improved due to increased testing, working together

    Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal credited increased testing and working in unison for the betterment in COVID-19 situation in the capital. He said, “Positivity rate and death rate is coming down and recovery rate has increased rapidly but people should not be complacent. You never know, COVID-19 may surge again. Right now, taking precautions are the biggest weapon. Use of masks, sanitisers and washing hands is very important. Increased testing and working in unison is to credit for the betterment in situation.” Although Delhi has over 1 lakh confirmed cases of coronavirus, its active infections stands just above 19,000. Arvind Kejriwal on Covid-19: Delhi’s situation improved due to increased testing, working together

    Raise daily COVID testing to 1 lakh, conduct door-to-door survey in 7 districts: CM Yogi to officials

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Friday asked officials to work out a plan for enhancing the coronavirus testing capacity in the state to one lakh per day.

    SC refuses to pass interim order on pleas for stay of final year exams, asks MHA to clear stand

    The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order on a batch of petitions seeking cancellation of final year/semester examinations in September amid the COVID-19 pandemic and asked the Centre to clear the stand of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the issue.

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