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DDMA allows weekly markets in Delhi to open on trial basis

India saw another huge spike in the number of new coronavirus disease cases in the last 24 hours. According to Union health ministry update, the country recorded 68,898 fresh cases which pushed the tally to above 2.9 million.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Aug 29, 2020 05:37 IST
DDMA allows weekly markets in Delhi to open on trial basis

Countries around the world raced to develop a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) as the pandemic continues to rage. Worldwide there are more than 22 million coronavirus cases, while 797,117 people have succumbed to the disease, according to figures published by worldometer.

India saw another huge spike in the number of new coronavirus disease cases in the last 24 hours. According to Union health ministry update, the country recorded 68,898 fresh cases which pushed the tally to above 2.9 million.

Another 1,182 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 322,280, the Department of Health Social Care reported on Thursday.

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11:11 PM IST

WHO chief brands virus protection gear graft 'murder'

Corrupt practices around medical safety gear for COVID-19 health workers is tantamount to "murder", the World Health Organization chief said Friday.

In strong remarks, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that corruption which deprives health workers of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) threatened not only their lives but also the lives of their patients suffering from the novel coronavirus, reports AFP.

10:46 PM IST

Over one lakh people recover from Covid-19 in West Bengal

Over one lakh people have recovered from Covid-19 in West Bengal after 3,082 patients tested negative on Friday, which saw the tally reach 1,32,364 after the single-day spike of 3,245, a bulletin released by the state health department said.

Friday is the eighth consecutive day that the number of new infections crossed the 3,000 mark in a day pushing the number of active cases to 27,804, it said.

10:06 PM IST

No longer have coronavirus: Governor of Brazil's Sao Paulo

The governor of Brazil's Sao Paulo state, Joao Doria, said he no longer had coronavirus, less than two weeks after announcing he had tested positive for Covid-19.

09:51 PM IST

DDMA allows weekly markets in Delhi to open from Monday on trial basis

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday allowed weekly markets to open on trial basis from August 24-30 and directed authorities to ensure strict implementation of anti-Covid-19 measures, including social distancing.

09:30 PM IST

Karnataka Government issues oxygen therapy protocol for Covid patients

Karnataka Government issues oxygen therapy protocol for 'judicious use of oxygen as a therapy to treat Covid-19 patients'.

09:02 PM IST

With 179 new cases, Ahmedabad district's Covid-19 tally rises to 29,841

With 179 new cases, Ahmedabad district's Covid-19 tally rises to 29,841; death toll goes up by three to 1,677, said state health department.

08:45 PM IST

4 domestic help workers at NCP leader Sharad Pawar's house test positive for Covid-19

Four domestic help workers at NCP leader Sharad Pawar's bungalow have tested positive for Covid-19. Nobody from his family has tested positive yet, said district health official, Baramati District in Maharashtra.

08:41 PM IST

Padma Bhushan and popular folk singer Sharda Sinha test positive for Covid-19

Padma Bhushan and popular folk singer Sharda Sinha tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

The singer released a self-shot video on Facebook, confirming that she has tested positive for Corona

08:28 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh Minister Gopal Bhargava test positive for Covid-19

Madhya Pradesh Minister Gopal Bhargava on Friday tested positive for Covid-19 infection.

08:25 PM IST

Dharavi reports 3 cases of Covid-19

Once the Covid-19 hotspot, Mumbai's Dharavi slums on Friday reported just three cases of infection. The tally has now risen to 2,700, said BMC.

08:22 PM IST

14,161 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra state reported 14,161 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, while 339 others succumbed to the disease, said state health department.

The total number in the state now stands at 6,57,450 including 4,70,873 recovered cases, 1,64,562 active cases and 21,698 deaths till date.

07:52 PM IST

Health care facilities in banquet halls in Delhi discontinued

The scheme of creation of health care facilities in banquet halls, which was operationalised in linkages with designated Covid hospitals of Delhi government, is discontinued with immediate effect.

07:38 PM IST

Chandigarh reports 116 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours

Chandigarh reported 116 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 2,631 including 1,426 discharges and 33 deaths: Chandigarh Health Department

07:20 PM IST

Karnataka reports 7,571 new confirmed cases

Karnataka reported 7,571 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Friday ; out of which 2,948 were in Bengaluru. The death toll in the state rose to 4,522 after 93 fresh fatalities int he last 24 hours.


Meanwhile 6,561 people were discharged from the hospital after recovering from the viral disease. a

06:45 PM IST

5,995 new cases of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 5,995 new cases of Covid-19, which pushed the state tally to 3,67,430. While, 101 others succumbed to the virus. The death toll now stands at 6,340 in the state.

First published: Aug 21, 2020 04:53 IST