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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Highlights: Arvind Kejriwal meets Amit Shah over coronavirus situation in Delhi

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press briefing this afternoon said that the national capital would record one lakh confirmed Coronavirus cases by the end of June.

By,Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jun 11, 2020 09:22 IST
Highlights: Arvind Kejriwal meets Amit Shah over coronavirus situation in Delhi

India is witnessing a surge in confirmed cases due to the novel coronavirus outbreak ever since it started unlocking activities in a phased manner. Malls, restaurants and places of worship opened for the first time since March 25 when a nationwide lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of virus. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country’s Covid-19 tally reached 276,583 with death toll at 7,745.

As per a recent study, India is among a group of 15 high-risk nations where relaxation of lockdowns can lead to a spike in new cases.

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Assam showed a rapid rise in cases when compared to the rest of the country due to the migrant exodus over the last two weeks.

United States still continues to remain the worst-hit nation by the pandemic followed by Brazil, Russia, UK and Spain. With Latin America nations severely suffering from the pandemic, Argentina just days after extending its lockdown measures in the capital city of Buenos Aires has been registering 1,000 new cases per day.

Here are the latest updates on Coronavirus:

08:54 PM IST

CM Arvind Kejriwal meets Amit Shah over coronavirus situation in Delhi

08:12 PM IST

Maharashtra records 3,254 new infections, cases inch closer to a lakh

Maharashtra recorded its highest single day jump in Covid-19 cases with 3,254 new infections on Wednesday. The total cases in the state stand at 94,041

07:28 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports new single day high of nearly 2,000 Covid-19 cases

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported an all-time single day high of 1,927 new coronavirus cases while 19 people died, taking the infection count to 36,841 and the toll to 326, the government said.

A total of 17,675 samples were tested, taking the total number of specimens examined so far to 6,38,846.

04:26 PM IST

Two Covid-19 patients who escaped from hospitals found

Two Covid-19 patients, including an undertrial prisoner, who escaped from different hospitals in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district in last three days, have been found and sent back to the medical facilities, officials said on Wednesday.

04:25 PM IST

Dead virus patient's kin attack doctor, medicos stage protest

Junior doctors at the state- run Gandhi hospital here continued their protest on Wednesday against the attack on a doctor allegedly by the kin of a Covid-19 patient who died, even as state Health Minister E Rajender invited the protestors for talks.

03:33 PM IST

Pregnant woman tests Covid-19 positive in Meghalaya; count rises to 44

A pregnant woman has tested positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya, taking the state's tally to 44, officials said on Wednesday.

The woman, who is in an advanced stage of pregnancy, had recently returned to the state from Delhi along with her husband and both were placed under institutional quarantine, a senior health official told PTI.

02:52 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Africa surpass 200,000

Coronavirus infections in Africa have surpassed 200,000. The 54-nation continent has 202,782 cases and 5,516 deaths. South Africa leads the continent with 52,991 cases, with almost two-thirds of them in the Western Cape province centered on the city of Cape Town, reports AP.

02:43 PM IST

Tripura’s Covid-19 tally nears 900, 26 fresh cases reported

26 more people tested for Covid-19 in Tripura, taking the total number of cases in the state to 867, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said, reports PTI.

02:36 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor hits out at Centre over Covid-19 lockdown

Congrees MP Shashi Tharoor slammed Centre over the lockdown imposed to control the spread of Covid-19. He said that the condition of farmers is worsening thanks to the unplanned lockdown and completely broken supply chain. He also said that last harvest didn't yield good monetary value since farmers unable were to sell and they are heavily in debt and govt's package provides them nothing.

02:20 PM IST

Restaurants reopen in Bengaluru as per state govt guidelines

Restaurants in Bengaluru city have reopened as per the state government's guidelines to open restaurants amid the Coronavirus outbreak, reports ANI.

02:07 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally reaches 448, death toll at 5

Himachal Pradesh has recorded 448 cases and 5 deaths due to the Covid-19 infection. There are 187 active cases and 245 people have recovered from the infection so far, reports ANI.

01:51 PM IST

Global economy to contract by at least 6% this year: Report

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said the global economy will contract by at least six per cent this year due to the economic shutdown across nations to contain the spread of Coronavirus. In the case of a second wave of contagion later in the year, world economic output could shrink by as much as 7.6 percent in 2020, it said, reports AFP.

01:47 PM IST

With 42 fresh cases, Assam’s Covid-19 tally mounts to 3,092

42 more people tested positive for Coronavirus in Assam, taking the total number of cases in the state to 3,092. Five people have died and 1,097 have been discharged so far, the state's health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, reports ANI.

01:18 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Russia close to 500,000; 8,404 new cases reported

Coronavirus cases in Russia have reached 493,657 after 8,404 new cases were reported. The country's Coronavirus crisis response centre said 216 people had died from the infection in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll to 6,358, reports Reuters.

01:03 PM IST

Two doctors among 19 hospital staff test positive for Covid in J-K's Udhampur

Nineteen staffers, including two doctors, at Udhampur district hospital in Jammu and Kashmir tested positive for Coronavirus. The staff had come in contact with a pregnant woman who recently underwent a cesarean section at the hospital and were placed under quarantine after her report for Covid-19 came positive, they said, officials said, reports PTI.

First published: Jun 10, 2020 06:22 IST