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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
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Highlights: Gujarat's Covid-19 tally past 50k after highest single-day spike

Delhi, which was once a coronavirus hotspot witnessed a significant reduction in the number of cases recently. Dr. Randeep Guleria, AIIMS director, said that certain areas of the national capital have hit their peak in cases.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jul 22, 2020 00:16 IST
Highlights: Gujarat's Covid-19 tally past 50k after highest single-day spike
A health worker prepares to collect swab samples for coronavirus tests.

For the past few days, India has been registering a record number of infections per day due to the novel coronavirus infection. On Tuesday, the country saw a slight dip as 37,148 cases and 587 deaths were recorded as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka still continue to remain severely hit from the pandemic. Maharashtra reported over 8,000 cases in the last 24 hours for fifth straight days with fears that community spread might have begun in the state. This was however denied by the state health minister Rajesh Tope.

Delhi, which was once a coronavirus hotspot witnessed a significant reduction in the number of cases recently. Dr. Randeep Guleria, AIIMS director, said that certain areas of the national capital have hit their peak in cases. As per the Ministry of Health and Family welfare, over one lakh people have been cured/discharged in Delhi whereas 1,211 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, being the lowest in over a month.

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With countries joining efforts to develop a vaccine to combat Covid-19, the medical journal Lancet reported that an experimental vaccine developed at the University of Oxford is safe and has shown good immune response though it carries some minor side effects such as fever, muscle pain.

10:45 PM IST

Passengers arriving by int'l flight at Delhi airport to undergo secondary screening

The Delhi Airport has issued important quarantine guidelines for passengers: Those arriving by international flight at the airport, you will also be required to undergo a secondary screening at Delhi Govt post after which you will be allowed to proceed to the approved quarantine location: ANI

10:16 PM IST

UP issues new discharge policy for Covid-19 patients who've recovered

UP govt issues new discharge policy for patients who have recovered from Covid-19. Asymptomatic patients staying in home isolation will be considered recovered if they show no symptoms for 10 days, but they will have to stay in home isolation for 7 more days after these 10 days: ANI

10:15 PM IST

Govt amends export policy of PPEs/masks

Govt amends export policy of PPEs/masks; export of medical coveralls of all categories(except surgical drapes, isolation aprons,surgical wraps&X-ray gowns), medical goggles, all masks other than non-medical/non-surgical masks, medical nitrile/NBR gloves&face shields remain banned: ANI

09:11 PM IST

Gujarat records highest single-day spike of 1,026 cases, tally past 50k

Highest single-day spike of 1,026 Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, tally 50,465, active cases 11,861; toll rises to 2,201 with 34 more deaths: Health Dept

08:12 PM IST

Maha reports 8,369 new Covid-19 cases, 246 deaths; tally now past 3.27 L

Maharashtra reported 8,369 new Covid-19 cases and 246 deaths in 24 hours. With this, its tally has gone up to 3,27,031 and the death toll has risen to 12,276. Number of people who have recovered so far are 182,217 including 7188 on Tuesday while the total number of those tested are 16,40,644

07:44 PM IST

Nepal to allow international flights from Aug 17

Nepal's international border to remain closed until August 17. International flights to resume and admission in schools allowed from August 17. Restaurants/hotels allowed to open (no party/big events allowed). Tourism & expedition events for autumn to resume: Nepal govt spokesperson

07:32 PM IST

Complete lockdown in Manipur's Thoubal district till July 27

Government of Manipur orders complete lockdown in Thoubal district till 27th July; only essential services allowed. No inter-district movement including passing through the district will be allowed : ANI

07:29 PM IST

Nepal ends nationwide lockdown

Government of Nepal announces the end of nationwide lockdown imposed since 24th March: Govt of Nepal spokesperson, Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada

07:29 PM IST

Amarnath Board to live telecast darshan, aarti

"To keep the religious sentiments alive, Board shall continue live telecast/virtual darshan of morning & evening aarti. The traditional rituals shall be carried out as per past practice. Chhadi Mubarak shall be facilitated by the Govt": Raj Bhavan, Government of Jammu & Kashmir

07:17 PM IST

Amarnath Yatra cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Based upon the circumstances, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board decided that it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s Shri Amarnathji Yatra and expressed its regret to announce the cancellation of Yatra 2020: Raj Bhavan, Government of Jammu & Kashmir

07:06 PM IST

Delhi reports 1349 new Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths in 24 hrs

Delhi reported 1349 Covid-19 positive cases, 1200 recovered/discharged/migrated and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the national capital rises to 1,25,096 including 1,06,118 recovered/discharged/migrated & 3690 deaths: Government of Delhi

06:51 PM IST

With 720 new Covid-19 cases, Kerala's tally rises to 13,994

Kerala reported 720 new Covid-19 positive cases today. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 13,994 including 8056 active cases: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

06:50 PM IST

Dharavi's Covid-19 tally rises to 2,502

Covid-19 tally in Mumbai's slum colony Dharavi rises to 2,502 with addition of 10 new cases: BMC

06:21 PM IST

Andhra's tally past 55K with 4,944 new cases

Andhra Pradesh reported 4,944 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 55,773, active cases 32,119; toll rises to 758 with 62 more deaths: Health bulletin

06:19 PM IST

Covid-19 situation in Bihar is out of control of state govt: Rahul Gandhi

"The Covid-19 situation in Bihar has spiralled out of control of the state government. Unattended bodies lying in hospital wards exposes claims of good governance of state govt": Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

First published: Jul 21, 2020 05:58 IST