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Highlights: West Bengal govt extends Covid-19 lockdown till Sept 30

According to the union health ministry’s dashboard, India on Sunday logged 78,761 cases, 948 deaths due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The total cases have climbed to 3,542,733 which includes 765,302 active cases, over 2.7 million recoveries and 63,498 deaths.

By Shivani | Updated: Sep 01, 2020 06:15 IST
Highlights: West Bengal govt extends Covid-19 lockdown till Sept 30

Countries around the world raced to develop a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) as the pandemic continues to rage. Worldwide there are 25,376,442 million coronavirus cases and 850,069 confirmed deaths, according to worldometer. According to the union health ministry’s dashboard, India's Covid-19 case tally crossed 36 lakh-mark with a spike of 78,512 new cases and 971 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The Centre has issued guidelines for Unlock 4 which will come into effect from Tuesday, and stated that metro rail services can resume in a graded manner from September 7 while public gatherings - political, social, religious - will be allowed with crowds of not more than 100 people.

The home ministry said the aim of Unlock 4 is to reopen more economic activities outside containment zones. However, the ministry has extended lockdown in containment zones till September 30.

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10:12 PM IST

1,466 new Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan

As many as 1,466 new Covid-19 positive cases and 13 deaths reported in Rajasthan. Total number of cases now at 81693 including 13825 active cases,65619 discharges and 1056 deaths, said state health department.

05:53 PM IST

Former president Pranab Mukherjee passes away

Pranab Mukherjee, India’s former president and one of the country’s most admired political leaders, died on Monday.


He had also tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at the time of his admission. He later developed a respiratory infection.

05:47 PM IST

Over 5,000 fresh cases, 63 more deaths in UP

The death toll due to coronavirus climbed to 3,486 in Uttar Pradesh with 63 fresh Covid-19 fatalities reported from the state, a senior official said on Monday. Briefing reporters here, Additional Chief Secretary (Medicine and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said as many as 5,061 fresh cases have been reported from the state.

05:08 PM IST

321 new Covid-19 cases raise Tripura's tally to 11,647

Tripura reported at least 321 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday, pushing the tally to 11,647, a health department official said.

The death toll rose to 103 with five more patients succumbing to the virus, he said.


04:17 PM IST

West Bengal govt extends Covid-19 lockdown till Sept 30

West Bengal government extended Covid-19 lockdown till September 30. Metro rail service to resume in graded manner with effect from September 8.


Complete lockdown in West Bengal on September 7, 11 and 12, said Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha.

04:08 PM IST

DK Shivakumar was discharged from hospital

Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar was discharged from Suguna Hospital in Bengaluru after recovering from Covid-19, said hospital administration.

03:41 PM IST

Singapore's tally of Covid-19 cases reach 56,812

Singapore has reported seven imported Covid-19 cases, including from India, the health ministry said, as the country's total number of infections reached 56,812.

The country reported 41 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, including three from community who are foreigners on work passes, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.

03:23 PM IST

Jharkhand caseload rises to 38,438

Ten more people succumbed to Covid-19 in Jharkhand, pushing the death toll to 410, while 1,326 new cases raised the tally in the state 38,438, a health department official said on Monday.

03:03 PM IST

Weekend curbs to continue in Noida till Sept 30

Restrictions on outdoor movement of people during weekends will continue in Noida and Greater Noida till September 30 due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district, an order stated on Monday.

All social, cultural, academic, sports, entertainment, religious and political gatherings shall remain prohibited till September 20 and can be started after that but with a maximum 100 people in attendance, the order issued by the district police under CrPC Section 144 stated, reports PTI.

02:45 PM IST

Hong Kong to open schools from Sept 23

As Covid-19 cases continue to see drop in Hong Kong, the authorities decided to reopen schools from September 23.


As per the reopening guidelines, schools will have half days of face-to-face classes.

02:29 PM IST

UP: Doctor in-charge of Covid-19 facility dies

Doctor in-charge of Covid-19 facility in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district succumbs to the disease, said a health official.

02:17 PM IST

Andaman and Nicobar islands report 23 new Covid-19 cases

Andaman and Nicobar islands on Monday reported 23 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 3,104. The death toll rose to 45 with another fresh fatalities, said health department.

02:01 PM IST

Strict lockdown enforced across West Bengal, violators taken to task

Normal life was affected across West Bengal on Monday, the last day of the month, with most people preferring to remain indoors and vehicles staying off the roads, as a total lockdown was enforced across the state.

01:51 PM IST

Philippines reports 3,446 new coronavirus cases, 38 additional deaths

The Philippines reported on Monday 3,446 coronavirus infections and 38 deaths, taking its total caseload to 220,819 and fatalities to 3,558, its health ministry said.

01:37 PM IST

Puducherry reports 291 new Covid-19 cases, seven deaths push toll to 228

Puducherry reported seven more COVID-19 related fatalities pushing the death toll to 228 while 291 fresh cases were recorded, a top Health department official said on Monday.

First published: Aug 31, 2020 04:46 IST