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Coronavirus Updates: WHO acknowledges 'emerging evidence' of airborne spread of COVID-19

WHO has previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground.

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12:10 AM

Wrap up: All you need to know about the news that matter

  • Brazil President Bolsonaro tells CNN Brasil his coronavirus test came back positive
  • Almost half of nearly 5,000 FBI counter-intelligence cases related to China: FBI chief
  • The US side took note and said they will keep the best interests of the students in mind and try & mitigate impact
  • Harsh Vardhan, Narendra Singh Tomar release Guidelines for evaluation of Nano-based agri-input and food products
  • Jharkhand records 141 new COVID-19 cases & 2 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 3018
  • COVID-19: Delhi government directs hospitals to put up flex boards to encourage plasma donation
  • WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19
  • Rajasthan: Drones being used to spray chemicals as swarms of locusts arrive in Barmer
  • Zimbawe President Emmerson Mnangagwa removes Health Minister with immediate effect over 'Inappropriate Conduct'
  • Out of 1378 samples tested for COVID-19, 24 people have tested positive in the state: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb
  • 1134 new COVID-19 positive cases and 29 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours in Pune district.
  • Private hospital in Mumbai gets its first robot to assist healthcare staff
  • 814 new COVID19 cases detected today, 588 from Guwahati city, taking the total number of cases to 13336
  • Himachal Pradesh reported 6 new COVID-19 cases and 27 recoveries today.
  • IG probes 'letter' on gangster's links with cop, inquiry sought into then SSP's 'role'
  • COVID-19 patient goes 'missing' from Thane facility, probe on
  • 1 Afghan soldier killed, 2 others injured in blast in Afghan's Paktia province
  • Demand for work under MGNREGA has 'sharply' increased: Sources
  • COVID-19 outbreak: Street vendors banned in Surat for a week
12:02 AM

Himachal Pradesh reported 6 new COVID-19 cases and 27 recoveries today. Total number of cases rise to 1083 including 282 active cases, 777 recoveries and 9 deaths: State Health Department

12:02 AM

814 new COVID19 cases detected today, 588 from Guwahati city, taking the total number of cases to 13336 including 8329 discharged cases, 4988 active cases and 16 deaths

- Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

11:44 PM

Chairman District Disaster Management Authority/District Magistrate, Leh issues an order regarding ‘Unlock 2.0’; All Private/Commercial Vehicles (except public transport) shall be permitted to ply on all days without any restrictions: Dept of Info&Public Relations, Leh

11:43 PM

Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Gurugram, Gohana & isolated places of entire Delhi during the next 2 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

11:29 PM

Private hospital in Mumbai gets its first robot to assist healthcare staff

  • A Mumbai-based private hospital got its first robot 'Gollar' to assist the healthcare staff in the hospital.
  • Gollar is remotely controlled trolley is capable of carrying medicine, food water, etc. for the patient in quarantine wards.
11:05 PM

Out of 1378 samples tested for COVID-19, 24 people have tested positive in the state: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb

10:59 PM

1134 new COVID-19 positive cases and 29 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours in Pune district. Total positive cases stand at 30978 and the death toll is at 919: Dr Bhagawan Pawar, District Health Officer, Pune

10:51 PM

Zimbawe President Emmerson Mnangagwa removes Health Minister with immediate effect over 'Inappropriate Conduct': Government Statement

10:37 PM

Rajasthan: Drones being used to spray chemicals as swarms of locusts arrive in Barmer

10:30 PM

WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

  • The WHO on Tuesday acknowledged "evidence emerging" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus
  • "We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19," Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO, told a news briefing.
10:22 PM

COVID-19: Delhi government directs hospitals to put up flex boards to encourage plasma donation

10:15 PM

Jharkhand records 141 new COVID-19 cases & 2 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 3018. The death toll stands at 22: State Health Department

10:15 PM

7 deaths and 1879 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Telangana today. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 27612 including 11012 active cases, 16287 discharged and 313 deceased: State Health Department

10:07 PM

Delhi's Saket Court grants bail to the Malaysian nationals who had participated in Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz. The court granted bail on the personal bond of Rs 10,000 each.

09:53 PM

Considering emergency&unmet medical need for COVID. Central Drugs Standard Control Org has approved Restricted Emergency Use of Remdesivir injectable formulation for treatrnent of patients with severe COVID19 infection subject to conditions& restrictions.

- Drugs Controller General

09:40 PM

Harsh Vardhan, Narendra Singh Tomar release Guidelines for evaluation of Nano-based agri-input and food products

09:31 PM

UAE launches investigation in Kerala gold smuggling case

09:21 PM

Boundary b/w Bhutan-China is under negotiation&hasn't been demarcated. 24 rounds of ministerial-level boundary talks held,25th round delayed due to COVID. All disputed areas to be discussed in next round, to be held as soon as mutually convenient

- Royal Bhutanese Embassy in India

09:16 PM

The US side took note and said they will keep the best interests of the students in mind and try & mitigate impact. Detailed implementation guidelines are yet to come out: Sources on the issue of F-1 visa students attending online-only classes in the US

09:16 PM

In 1962, when we lost the war, JL Nehru (the then PM)&Yashwantrao Chavan (the then Defence Minister) went there (LAC)&motivated soldiers. Similarly,our present PM has done it. Whenever there's such situation, country's leadership must take steps to motivate soldiers: Sharad Pawar

09:16 PM

We should de-stigmatise the whole situation: Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on being asked about people from Bengaluru reportedly being stopped from entering villages allegedly due to fear of COVID19

09:15 PM

Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology, under SNC at Kochi has designed&fabricated low cost Germicidal chambers for arresting the likelihood of secondary mode of transmission through contaminated surfaces used by COVID19 infected personnel.

- Southern Naval Command SNC

09:15 PM

Miscreants are trying to incite violence&create law&order problems in Kashmir valley. A fake statement on behalf of Syed Ali Geelani was issued by an absconded person who is presently residing in PoK. As per sources of SAS Geelani the letter is fake¬ issued by him: Jammu & Kashmir Police

09:14 PM

Locust control operations carried out in more than 2.75 lakh hectares area in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhatisgarh, Haryana and Bihar from 11th April till 6th July 2020: Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

09:14 PM

CBI conducted searches at Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Vizag in connection with Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd bribery case. CBI filed FIR against Moyukh Bhaduri, ex-CMD of Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd and others for demanding Rs 1 Crores.

09:06 PM

Brazil President says he is feeling good after beginning treatment, cancelled an upcoming trip to Bahia state

09:05 PM

Brazil President says he begun feeling poorly on Sunday, confirms is taking Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin

08:54 PM

Brazil President Bolsonaro tells CNN Brasil his coronavirus test came back positive

08:50 PM

Entire Navi Mumbai- Panvel under total lockdown till July 13. People are not even allowed to step out for buying groceries or essentials. Only home delivery allowed. Medical shops will not be allowed to sell medicines over the counter.

08:41 PM

CEO and two directors of LG Polymers arrested in connection with the styrene vapour leak near Vishakapatnam on May 7 that left 12 dead.

- Police Commissioner R K Meena

08:30 PM

Almost half of nearly 5,000 FBI counter-intelligence cases related to China: FBI chief

08:28 PM

SGPC announces Rs 1 lakh compensation for Pakistani Sikhs killed in train-bus accident

08:28 PM

Mexico president tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of US visit

08:27 PM

Maharashtra government has decided to recruit 10,000 policemen for the state. Also, it has been decided to have state's first-ever women Batallion of 1400 women personnel in Katol, Nagpur: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

08:27 PM

Promise of USD 1 trillion by 2020 has not been fulfilled&I hope that in remaining 5 months, promised amount is mobilized&delivered,for further strengthening climate actions in developing countries:P Javadekar, Union Environment Minister at 4th virtual Ministerial on climate action

08:26 PM

Salim Merchant, Alok Agrawal, Shaina NC, Sanjay Gupta and Ashok Kumar Tandon have been appointed as part-time members in Prasar Bharati Board with effect from the date of their assuming charge of the office: Ministry of Information of Broadcasting, Government of India

08:26 PM

Goa reports 90 new COVID19 positive cases today, taking the case tally in the state to 1903 including 739 active cases, 1156 recovered and 8 deaths: Goa Health Department

08:07 PM

2008 COVID19 positive cases, 2129 recovered/discharged/migrated and 50 deaths reported in Delhi today. The total number of positive cases in the national capital stands at 1,02,831 including 74,217 recovered/discharged/migrated and 3165 deaths: Government of Delhi

08:06 PM

Chairman stated that 15th Finance Commission, for 1st time, will devote entire chapter on health financing. He opined that High Level Committee on Health Sector formed by Commission&World Bank will dove-tail their study to come up with suitable recommendations: Finance Commission

08:05 PM

778 positive cases of COVID19 and 17 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. State tally reaches 37,636 including 26,744 cured/discharged and 1,979 deaths: State Health Department

08:04 PM

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale held virtual Foreign Office Consultations today. They reviewed the entire gamut of engagements under India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership.

07:20 PM

Bengal to club containment and buffer zones to enforce tougher lockdown from 5 pm of July 9 to stem COVID-19 spread: Official

07:20 PM

Offices, shops in West Bengal containment zones to be shut during fresh spell of lockdown; public transport to stay off roads: Official

07:15 PM

India's proactive, graded approach ensured plateaued graph of COVID-19 cases: Harsh Vardhan

07:13 PM

Deutsche Bank to pay $150 million penalty over Jeffrey Epstein, other compliance failures

07:12 PM

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday.
The case needs independent verification and it's way too soon to speculate about a possible cure, scientists cautioned.

07:01 PM

Had suggested to the PM during the all party meeting to resolve the issue diplomatically and exert pressure internationally

- Sharad pawar

07:01 PM

PM Modi has boosted the morale of the soldiers- says Sharad Pawar in response to a question on PM Modi going to Ladakh to address troops

06:58 PM

Process for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials begins at NIMS Hyderabad

The process of conducting clinical trials for Covaxin, a vaccine candidate for COVID-19, began on Tuesday at NIMS.
ICMR has identified 12 clinical trial sites such as medical institutions and hospitals, including NIMS.
06:42 PM

I am not a 'maharaja'. I am not a tiger. I am not 'mama'. I never sold tea. I am Kamal Nath. Who is a tiger & who is not. The people of Madhya Pradesh will decide who is a cat & who is a rat.

- Former MP CM & Congress leader Kamal Nath addresses party worker in Badnawar, Dhar dist

06:41 PM

Despite clear instructions, many schools are not involving guest & contract teachers in implementation of new teaching-learning plan. All teachers must be engaged to ensure that all children of their class & subject participate in teaching-learning activities.

- Delhi Education Minister

06:40 PM

Karnataka: A woman died after a wall collapsed at Golithottu in Puttur, Dakshina Kannada, earlier today.

06:39 PM

The 2 Health Ministers discussed the status & containment measures for COVID19 in the 2 countries,& the future vision for handling it.

06:34 PM

IG probes 'letter' on gangster's links with cop, inquiry sought into then SSP's 'role'

  • Probe has been ordered into a letter purportedly written weeks before his death by DSP Devendra Mishra, alleging a nexus between gangster Vikas Dubey and the now suspended Chaubeypur station officer.
  • The announcement came on a day when a senior officer also pointed fingers at the then Kanpur SSP Anant Deo, now a DIG, to whom the letter was allegedly sent.
  • Police said there was no record of the letter, which has surfaced on social media, at the SSP's office or at other offices.
06:28 PM

COVID-19 patient goes 'missing' from Thane facility, probe on

  • A 72-year-old COVID-19 patient hasgone missing from a dedicated facility in Maharashtra
  • The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has formed a committee to probe the incident
06:26 PM

1 Afghan soldier killed, 2 others injured in blast in Afghan's Paktia province

06:25 PM

Demand for work under MGNREGA has 'sharply' increased: Sources

06:14 PM

COVID-19 outbreak: Street vendors banned in Surat for a week

06:09 PM

FM Sitharaman today held meeting through video conference with Secretaries & CMDs of 23 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)s of Petroleum Ministry, Power Ministry, Coal Ministry, Mines Ministry & Dept. of Atomic Energy, to review capital expenditure in this financial year.

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