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Highlights: Delhi records 2,134 new virus cases, tally inches close to 40K-mark

India is the fourth top country globally with the highest number of Covid-19 cases. With 308,993 total cases, India trails countries like the US, Brazil and Russia.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jul 04, 2020 22:37 IST
Highlights: Delhi records 2,134 new virus cases, tally inches close to 40K-mark

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in India as the nation reported more than 10,000 cases on Friday for the first time. Delhi and Maharashtra have decided not to extend lockdown requesting citizens to maintain social distancing and other precautions. India has become fourth in terms of infections crossing the UK with more than 3 lakh cases.

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Coronavirus continues to hit North, Central and South America. The US and Brazil are now among the most-affected by the pandemic. Mexico continues to record new daily spikes. Gradual reopening of the American cities has led to new spikes across several states.

03:40 PM IST

Increase beds, ventilators for Covid-19 patients: HC to Centre, Delhi govt

Taking note of the "gravity" of the coronavirus situation in the national capital, the Delhi High Court has directed the AAP government and the Centre to increase the number of beds and ventilators for Covid-19 patients.

03:30 PM IST

Amit Shah to meet Delhi LG, CM Kejriwal to discuss Covid-19

Home Minister Amit Shah to hold meeting with Delhi LG, CM on Sunday to discuss Covid-19 situation in national capital: Officials

02:48 PM IST

51 more test Covid-19 positive in Bhopal

As many as 51 more people including children have been tested positive for coronavirus in Bhopal on Saturday.

02:31 PM IST

Indonesia reports 1,014 new Covid-19 cases, 43 deaths

Indonesia reported on Saturday 1,014 new coronavirus infections and 43 more deaths, taking the total number of cases to 37,420 and fatalities to 2,091, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.

02:24 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Singapore cross 40,000

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore surged past 40,000 on Saturday after 347 new infections were reported, including 345 foreign workers, the health ministry said.

02:21 PM IST

Shahid Afridi, Pakistan ex-all rounder, tests positive

Shahid Afridi, Pakistan cricketer who captained the side across several formats, has tested positive for Covid-19.

02:16 PM IST

Russia cases cross 5,20,000 mark

Russia reported more than 8,700 new cases taking the nation's Covid-19 tally to 520,000. More than 6,800 people have died so far.

01:54 PM IST

Odisha tally goes up to 3,723 cases

Odisha reported 225 new cases on Saturday taking the state's Covid-19 tally to 3,723. 1,236 cases in the state are active and Cuttack reported most cases today.

01:38 PM IST

US' Anthony Fauci says new spikes could arise due to reopening

US' infectious disease expert said that new spikes of Covid-19 infections might arise due to reopening. "But when you start seeing more hospitalizations, that's a sure fire sign that you're in a situation where you're going in the wrong direction," Fauci said

12:45 PM IST

David Moyes says Premier League restarting talks began too soon

West Ham United manager David Moyes believes that it was wrong to discuss the return of England's top flight football. "Some of the debate about coming back to football when there were so many people dying in hospitals and care homes. I thought it was the wrong time to be discussing the integrity of some football games. We had to wait for the right time, " he said.

12:30 PM IST

Seoul reports more than 40 new cases

Seoul has reported 49 new coronavirus cases, KCDC said. Seoul recorded 12,051 cases and 277 deaths.

12:20 PM IST

Unsold masks become worry for France

Companies in France, who turned away from making luxury clothing to mask making during the pandemic, face surplus of masks as people continue to opt for cheaper disposable masks from Asia. France has almost 20 million unsold masks.

12:17 PM IST

Maharashtra slashes rates for Covid-19 testing

Maharashtra state govt has slashed the charges for testing for coronavirus in private labs. The charges have been brought down to 2,200 for viral transport media collection.

10:42 AM IST

China reports 18 new Covid-19 cases

Several markets in Beijing have been closed down after being linked to 6 new domestically-transmitted coronavirus cases. Xinfadi Market and Jingshen seafood market have been related to the new cases.

10:28 AM IST

Beijing faces new Covid-19 clusters

Parts of Beijing were locked down due to a rise in new cases.

First published: Jun 13, 2020 06:49 IST