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Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023

Highlights: Actor Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for Covid- 19

India continued to see a daily spike in Covid-19 cases as various state governments reimposed intense lockdown restrictions in the containment zones in their respective states.

By | Updated: Jul 12, 2020 02:09 IST
Highlights: Actor Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for Covid- 19
Actor Amitabh Bachchan with son Abhishek Bachchan (AFP File Photo)

The Covid-19 outbreak continues to be in the grim condition as it raged across the world. The United States remained the worst affected country as it recorded at least 62,500 new Covid-19 cases on Friday in a record daily increase for the third consecutive day.

Brazil registered 45,048 additional cases of the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours taking its tally to 1,800,827. While in Japan, the threat of second wave of Covid-19 loomed as Tokyo detected 243 new cases of the coronavirus, surpassing 200 for a second day in a row and setting a new record.

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While countries continue to brave the unprecedented virus outbreak, World Health Organisation headed for China to organise an investigation into the origins of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, India continued to see a daily spike in Covid-19 cases as various state governments reimposed intense lockdown restrictions in the containment zones in their respective states.

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12:47 AM IST

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tweets best wishes for Amitabh Bachchan's recovery

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan tweeted best wishes to Amitabh Bachchan for speedy recovery.

#AmitabhBachchan ji, I join the whole Nation in wishing you a quick recovery. After all, you are the idol of millions in this country, an iconic superstar. We will all take good care of you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery," he said.

11:52 PM IST

Actor Abhishek Bachchan tests positive for Covid-19

Actor Abhishek Bachchan has also tested positive for Covid-19 after his father Amitabh Bachchan earlier confirmed that he had tested positive

11:00 PM IST

Actor Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for Covid- 19.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for Covid- 19.

"I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .." All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !" he tweeted late on Saturday night.

09:56 PM IST

Highest single-day spike takes West Bengal's Covid-19 tally to 28,453

Highest single-day spike of 1,344 cases takes West Bengal's Covid-19 tally to 28,453; death toll 906 with 26 more fatalities: Officials

08:37 PM IST

Bengaluru lockdown till July 22, clarifies CM Office

Karnataka Chief Minister's Office (CMO) issues clarification - lockdown to stay in effect till 5 am on 22nd July.

08:35 PM IST

Maharashtra records highest single-day spike of 8,139 cases

In the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases till date, Maharashtra reported 8,139 new infections on Saturday, taking its total count to 2,46,600. The state also recorded 223 deaths today, taking the toll to 10,116 .

4360 people were reported to have recovered on Saturday. With this, the total number of people who have recovered now stand at 1,36,985 while the total number of those tested is 12,85,991

08:11 PM IST

Complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban, Rural districts from July 14-23

Complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from 8 pm on 14th July to 5 am on 23rd July in view rising Covid-19 cases. Essential services exempted: Karnataka Chief Minister's Office (CMO) , reports ANI

07:45 PM IST

With 1,781 new Covid cases, Delhi's tally past 1.10 lakh-mark

1,781 Covid-19 cases, 2,998 recovered, & 34 deaths reported in Delhi today. Total number of cases in the national capital is now at 1,10,921, including 87,692 recovered/discharged/migrated, 19,895 active cases, & 3,334 deaths: Delhi Health Department

07:16 PM IST

Kerala reports 488 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in 24 hrs

488 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths have been reported in Kerala in the last 24 hours. Sixteen more areas have been designated as Covid-19 hotspot, taking the total number of hotspots to 195 in the state: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

There are now 7,438 coronavirus infections in the state

07:11 PM IST

India's Covid-19 recoveries cross 5-lakh mark, recovery rate at 62.78 pc

The number of Covid-19 patients who have recovered in the country crossed the five-lakh mark on Saturday, the Union Health ministry said and attributed it to a number of measures taken by the Centre and the state governments, including implementation of containment zones and surveillance activities.

India's Covid-19 tally surged to 8,20,916 on Saturday while the death toll climbed to 22,123 with 519 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, according to the health ministry's data updated at 8 am.

07:05 PM IST

Lockdown in Assam's Kamrup (Metro) district extended till July 19 due to rise in Covid-19 cases

Due to the continuing large scale spread of Covid-19 occurring in Assam's Kamrup (Metropolitan) district, there has been an extension in the period of the prevailing lockdown. The lockdown has been extended till 19th July,2020: Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna

06:54 PM IST

Bengal CM writes to PM Modi regarding conducting college, univ exams

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has written to PM Modi on revised guidelines issued by MHRD & UGC with regard to conducting the terminal examinations in colleges & universities, requesting PM to get the matter re-examined immediately and restore earlier advisory of UGC.

06:35 PM IST

3,965 new Covid-19 cases in TN pushes tally past 1.34 lakh

Tamil Nadu reports 3,965 new Covid-19 cases and 69 fatalities, pushing count to 1,34,226 and death toll to 1,898: Health Department

06:33 PM IST

Total lockdown in Meghalaya capital Shillong on Monday, Tuesday

Meghalaya govt announces total lockdown in Shillong on Monday, Tuesday due to spike in Covid-19 cases: PTI

06:11 PM IST

Special vigilance needed in Kanpur Nagar, Jhansi, Mathura: UP CM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said special vigilance has to be maintained in the districts of Kanpur Nagar, Jhansi, and Mathura in view of the Covid-19 outbreak, reports PTI.

The chief minister was chairing a meeting with senior officials of the state government at his residence.To curb the spread of the infection, proper screening facilities should be ensured for train and flight passengers, he said.

First published: Jul 11, 2020 06:39 IST