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Highlights: Uttarkhand’s Covid-19 count reaches 8,623

Coronavirus misinformation has become a key issue for doctors, journalists and politicians across the world. Politics in the time of pandemic has also put pressure on vaccine research.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Aug 07, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: Uttarkhand’s Covid-19 count reaches 8,623

Covid-19 continues to affect millions of people across the planet as hunt for a vaccine continues. Coronavirus misinformation spreading across the Internet has become a new challenge for doctors as well as journalists. The Trump campaign team was blocked by Twitter for tweeting misinformation related to coronavirus. US state department has also claimed that Russia is behind pushing a well-developed online operation to amplify conspiracy theories about the coronavirus.

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US NIAIDs chief Fauci has said that drug regulators assured him the political pressure and electoral campaigns will not chart the path of vaccine discovery. Fauci said that he knew a vaccine would help Trump’s chances of reelection. India also gears up for polls as both West Bengal and Bihar are set to vote in the upcoming next few months.

11:31 PM IST

Over 9,30,000 stranded Indians returned under Vande Bharat mission: MoS MEA

Over 9,30,000 stranded Indians have returned from abroad after the government launched the 'Vande Bharat' mission on May 7 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said, reports PTI.

11:15 PM IST

Uttarkhand’s Covid-19 count reaches 8,623

As many as 71 new cases recorded in Uttarakhand taking the state's tally to 8,623, according to state's health bulletin. All 71 new cases were reported from Haridwar. There are 3,056 active cases in the state and 102 people succumbed to the infection, reports ANI.

11:04 PM IST

Nigeria to reopen for international air travel in weeks

Nigeria will reopen for international air travel in a matter of weeks, the aviation minister said on Thursday, without giving a specific date for the resumption after months of closure due to the global coronavirus pandemic, reports Reuters.

10:33 PM IST

2,372 Covid-19 cases detected out of 55,671 tests in the last 24 hours in Assam

2,372 Covid-19 cases detected out of 55,671 tests in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate is at 4.25%. Total cases stand at 52,817, of which 35,892 are recovered cases and 16,796 are active cases. The death toll is at 126: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

10:19 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh minister Sukhram Chudhary tests Covid-19 positive

Sukhram Chaudhary, Himachal Pradesh Power Minister tests positive for Covid-19. He had taken oath as state minister in Shimla on July 30.

10:13 PM IST

Govt proposes a National Clinical Registry for Covid-19

Ministry of Health, ICMR & AIIMS (Delhi) have proposed to launch a National Clinical Registry for Covid-19 (NCRC). ICMR has invited a letter of intent from hospitals identified as dedicated Covid Hospitals or Health Centres under project to establish NCRC.: ANI

09:10 PM IST

Record 2,954 new Covid-19 cases reported in Bengal

Record 2,954 Covid-19 cases in West Bengal pushes tally to 86,754, death toll climbs to 1,902 with 56 more fatalities: Health dept

09:03 PM IST

34 ITBP personnel among 298 new Covid infections in Uttarakhand

298 more people, including 34 ITBP personnel, test positive for Covid-19 in Uttarakhand, state's infection tally rises to 8,552: Health Department's bulletin

08:47 PM IST

PIL in SC to postpone JEE(Main), NEET-UG exams

PIL in Supreme Court seeks postponement of JEE (Main), NEET-undergraduate exams, which are scheduled to be conducted in September. The postponement has been sought due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

08:35 PM IST

Karnataka's death toll rises to 2,897

Karnataka reports 6,805 new Covid-19 cases including 2,544 in Bengaluru Urban, 93 deaths, and 5,602 recoveries in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases rises to 1,58,254, including 75,068 active cases, 80,281 discharged, & 2,897 deaths till date: State Health Department

08:33 PM IST

Gyms reopen in Bengal

Gyms have reopened in Kolkata as part of Unlock 3. Gym owners say they are taking all necessary precautions

08:23 PM IST

Maharashtra's tally past 4.79 L with record 11,514 new cases in 24 hrs

Maharashtra's Covid-19 rose to 479,779 on Thursday with the state reporting the highest single-day spike of 11,514 new cases. With 316 deaths in past 24 hours, the toll has now risen to 16, 792.

The total number of people who have recovered from the coronavirus disease i now 316375 including 10,854 patients discharged today, while the total tested a are now 248799

08:07 PM IST

MP to continue Sunday lockdown in Bhopal, some other districts

Madhya Pradesh has decided to continue Sunday lockdown in Bhopal and some other districts. "It has been decided that lockdown will be in place on Sundays only in Bhopal & some other districts. Hotels and restaurants can now function till 10 pm. The curfew will remain in place between 10 pm and 5 am," MP home minister Narottam Mishra was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

07:51 PM IST

Over 10,000 new cases, 72 deaths reported in Andhra in past 24 hrs

Andhra Pradesh reported 10,328 new Covid-19 cases, 72 deaths and 8,516 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours. Total cases rise to 1,96,789 including 1,12,870 recoveries and 1,753 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 82,166: State Command Control Room, Andhra Pradesh

07:16 PM IST

Assam allows licensed bars to serve liquor under Covid-19 guidelines

Assam government has allowed bars with licenses to serve liquor, adhering to strict Covid-19 guidelines & social distancing norms: Excise Department, Govt of Assam

First published: Aug 06, 2020 06:31 IST