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.
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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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The condition of our farmers is worsening thanks to the unplanned #lockdown & completely broken supply chain. Last harvest didn't yield good monetary value since farmers unable to sell. They are heavily in debt &Govt's package provides them nothing. They need help! #किसान_के_बोल— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 10, 2020
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.
Karnataka: Restaurants in Bengaluru reopen, following state govt's guidelines to open restaurants amid #COVID19 outbreak. A restaurant manager says,"Business is picking up now slowly. Take away numbers are really good but it seems people are still scared of dining at restaurants" pic.twitter.com/TlKivIZqyW— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
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.
The total number of COVID19 cases in Himachal Pradesh is now 448 including 187 active cases, 245 recovered and 5 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/Xb4CXzkfxT— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
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.
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.
42 new COVID19 cases reported in the state till 12noon today, taking the total number of positive cases to 3092: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pic.twitter.com/pnpQKVto3s— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
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.
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