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Highlights| Gujarat records highest single day spike of 492 new Covid-19 cases

Experts across the country have backed WHO's decision to resume clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as potential treatment for the coronavirus disease.

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Jun 04, 2020 23:57 IST
Highlights| Gujarat records highest single day spike of 492 new Covid-19 cases

The number of people infected with Covid-19 in India has risen to 2,16,919 as on Thursday, according to the latest figures provided by the health ministry. Of the total cases, 1,06,737 are active while 1,04,107 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease. The virus has so far claimed 6,075 lives in the country.

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Meanwhile, experts across the country have hailed the World Health Organization’s decision to resume clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as potential treatment for the disease. The UN body had earlier suspended the trials of the drug over safety concerns.

05:08 PM IST

Singapore to reimpose strict measures in case of Covid-19 resurgence

Singapore health minister told Parliament on Thursday that the country will reimpose strict measures in case of resurgence of Covid-19 cases during reopening.

04:49 PM IST

Manipur reports 13 more Covid-19 cases

Manipur's Covid-19 tally reached 121on Thursday with 13 new cases. Of the 121 cases, 83 are active, the state government was quoted as saying by ANI.

04:11 PM IST

Experts back WHO’s decision to resume clinical trial of HCQ

Experts on Wednesday said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) decision to resume clinical trial of HCQ for coronavirus treatment is a step in the right direction. They added that any “positive outcome” of the exercise will be in the larger interest of the people globally.

03:32 PM IST

Delhi L-G instructs DMs to ensure strict perimeter control measures

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the city, Delhi L-G Anil Baijal has intsructed all DMs to ensure strict perimeter control measures


"All DMs instructed for strict perimeter control measures,house-to-house surveillance,intensification of surveillance of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) & effective compliance of social distancing in containment zones. Strict vigil over vulnerable places eg JJ clusters to be ensured," he said in a tweet.

03:22 PM IST

37 people test Covid-19 positive in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, which was declared coronavirus-free after its first patient got discharged from a hospital on April 16, has witnessed a spurt in COVID-19 cases, with 37 people testing positive for the disease in just 11 days, news agency PTI reported.

03:12 PM IST

585 new Covid-19 cases reported in Indonesia

Indonesia reported 585 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 28,818. The death toll has risen to 1,721.

02:59 PM IST

Reports should come within 24 hours: Delhi health minister on RML hospital's untimely reports

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that city's Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital doesn't give Covid-19 test reports on time.

He said that 70% of people are dying within 24 hours of reaching the hospital as their test reports come in 5-7 days. "This is absolutely wrong, reports should come within 24 hours," he said

"Recently, RML Hospital tested 94% samples as positive in a day, on retesting we found 45% of these to be negative. I have asked the Union Health Minister to fix this casual approach," the minister was quoted as saying y news agency ANI.

02:53 PM IST

Covid-19 claimed live of 30 police personnel in Maharashtra

The coronavirus disease has claimed live of at least 30 Maharashtra Police personnel while while over 2,500 have tested positive for the disease, an official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

02:29 PM IST

2 cops test Covid-19 positive in Noida

Two more Uttar Pradesh Police personnel deployed in Gautam Buddh Nagar have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Thursday.

Accoedting ot news agency PTI, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP), Ankur Aggarwal, said"No office of the police commissionerate Gautam Buddh Nagar will be closed. Only sanitation drive will be carried out in offices affected by Covid-19."

02:12 PM IST

Coronavirus cases in Manipur reach 121, 13 new cases reported

At total of 121 people have been tested positive for coronavirus in the state of Manipur. 13 new cases were reported last night and there are 83 active cases in the state, reports ANI.

01:36 PM IST

5 hospitals in Delhi dedicated to coronavirus treatment

Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain said thata total of 5 hospitals in the state have been dedicated to treat the coronavirus infection. So far Delhi has reported 23,645 Covid-19 cases.

01:23 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 68 new Covid-19 cases, state tally at 9,270

68 more virus cases were recorded in Rajasthan, taking th state's tally to 9,270, the state's health department said. The number of active cases in the state stands at 2,692, reports PTI.

12:59 PM IST

Chhattisgarh reports 52 new cases, state tally at 680

As many as 52 more people, including a government doctor, tested positive for coronavirus in Chhattisgarh, taking the state's tally to 680, a health official said. The state reported 34 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, but by late night 52 more people tested positive for the disease, taking the total number of cases in a day to 86, reports PTI.

12:45 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Odisha mount to 2,478, 90 new cases recorded

A total of 90 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state of Odisha ,taking the total number of such cases in the coastal state to 2,478 a health department official said. Of the 90 new cases, 79 are from different quarantine centres where people have been put up following their return from other parts of the country, reports PTI.

12:18 PM IST

SC steps in to end chaos at Delhi borders

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the central government to convene a meeting between the officials from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to end the chaos over Delhi borders. The apex court has ordered the government to arrive at a consensus with regard to allowing interstate transport between Delhi and the neighbouring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

First published: Jun 04, 2020 07:38 IST