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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Highlights: All passengers entering Delhi to home quarantine for 7 days

With Covid-19 cases in India on the rise, the country's tally has crossed over two lakh. The state of Maharashtra continues to top the list with 74,860 cases.

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Jun 03, 2020 23:40 IST
Highlights: All passengers entering Delhi to home quarantine for 7 days

Coronavirus has found a new epicentre in the Americas as the US, Mexico and South America’s Brazil continue to report high numbers of deaths as well as cases. Mexico and Brazil reported 3,891 cases while Brazil recorded close to 29,000-cases. US, which has been the worst-affected by Covid-19, has recorded close to 15,500-cases. In Asia, once an epicentre China, reported 1 case of Covid-19.

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UN on the other hand have pointed out the economic hardship that Covid-19 can inflict upon economies will take a long time to recede. Service sectors in Japan and India have shrunk. Meanwhile, protests against the governments in the US and France have raised new fears of a deadlier wave of coronavirus.

10:21 PM IST

All asymptomatic passengers who enter Delhi to home quarantine for 7 days

All asymptomatic passengers who enter in Delhi shall home quarantine themselves for 7 days: Delhi Disaster Management Authority

09:43 PM IST

Hydroxychloroquine trial to treat Covid-19 to resume, says WHO

The World health Organisation on Wednesday said that the trail of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat the coronavirus disease will resume, reported news agenyc AFP.

09:16 PM IST

Union law ministry joint secretary tests positive for Covid-19

The Union law ministry joint secretary tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Those who came in contact with him go into self-quarantine.

07:44 PM IST

With 2,560 new cases, Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally mounts to 74,860

The number of people infected with Covid-19 in Maharashtra has climbed to 74,860 with 2,560 fresh cases reported on Wednesday.

The state recorded 122 deaths, highest in a day, taking the toll to 2,587.

The health department has clarified that of the total deaths 57 are from the last two days while the rest are between April 30 and May 31.

07:13 PM IST

AIIMS nurses' union strike over better facilities at workplace continues

The AIIMS nurses' union strike over better facilities at workplace continued for the third straight day amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The protesters are demanding better facilities for nursing staff, especially female who are deputed for longer hours in the Covid-19 area.

06:41 PM IST

Coronavirus not high threat to workers, EU says

The European Commission has classified Covid-19 as a mid-level threat to workers.

The move has drawn criticism from socialist lawmakers it will allow less stringent workplace safety measures than if the virus was deemed a high risk.

The decision is expected to have wide economic and health implications as it could affect companies' costs in restarting business activity and have an impact on workers' safety.

06:14 PM IST

Chhattisgarh records second Covid-19 death

A 55-year-old woman from Durg district tested positive for Covid-19 after her death at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Raipur, officials said on Wednesday.

The dead woman had been admitted to a railway hospital in Charoda for the treatment of a wound, and was then shifted to a private hospital in Raipur a few days ago.

06:01 PM IST

Covid-19 test results within 24 hours by end of June, promises Boris Johnson

British PM Boris Johnson on Wednesday said it would be made sure that almost all tests for the coronavirus should be available within 24 hours by the end of this month.

05:29 PM IST

Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to grapple the world, millions of people are availing Zoom Video Communications' conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes.

The company's financial results on Tuesday for the February-April period provided a window into the astronomical growth that has turned it into a Wall Street star.

05:18 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi to discuss Covid crisis with Rajiv Bajaj tomorrow

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will on Thursday discuss the Covid-19 crisis with Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Auto.

05:10 PM IST

Belgium to open bars and restaurants but not nightclubs

Belgium will reopen bars, restaurants and other areas of social and cultural life June 8 onwards, however night clubs will remain closed, a government minister said on Wednesday.

"All sectors will reopen, but not for night clubs unfortunately," Clarinval told La Premiere television.

Tourist attractions, camping sites and movie theatres would resume, along with sports training and matches behind closed doors.

04:13 PM IST

Global Covid-19 vaccine group urges solidarity

Ahead of a fundraising summit, the head of the global vaccine alliance has urged international solidarity as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to threatens to trigger a resurgence of preventable disease, news agency AFP reported.

03:34 PM IST

Uttarakahand Covid-19 tally climbs to 1,066

The Covid-19 tally in Uttarakahand has climbed to 1,066 with 795 active caes and while 259 people have recorved from the disease, the state health department was qouted as saying by news agency ANI.

03:04 PM IST

No new death reported in Malaysia

Malaysian health authorities reported 93 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of infected to 7,970. The death toll stands at 115 as no new deaths were reported.

02:45 PM IST

Most serious Covid-19 patient on path to recovery: Vietnam

Officially identified as "Patient 91", a 43-year-old British pilot who works for

national airline, is Vietnam's most gravely-ill Covid-19 patient. Reuters quoted the state media saying the that man is is now on path to recovery and may no longer require a lung transplant.

First published: Jun 03, 2020 07:03 IST