Highlights: Haryana reports 550 Covid-19 cases in highest single-day spike
Prime Minister Modi held a video conference with CMs from worst-affected states to draw a plan to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. He will interact with another set of chief ministers on Wednesday.
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The United States, Brazil and Russia continue to report high numbers of fresh coronavirus cases. The number of Covid-19 deaths recorded daily have decreased in the last two days but Brazil and Russia continue to report high numbers of Covid-19 deaths as well as cases. Brazil’s coronavirus cases inch towards 8.9 lakhs with over 43,000 people dead. The Latin American region has already surpassed 80,000 deaths.
The speed of reopening of cities and business centres across the world has caused worry among health experts who fear a second wave of Covid-19. Beijing has imposed restrictions across several parts of the city to curb a second wave. New Zealand reported two fresh cases of Covid-19.
In India, PM Modi held a video conference with CMs from worst-affected states to draw a plan to defeat the pandemic. He will interact with another set of chief ministers on Wednesday.
Here are the latest updates on coronavirus pandemic:
Haryana's Covid-19 count crosses 8,000-mark
550 new Covid-19 cases reported in Haryana today. This is the highest single-day hike in the state, reports PTI. Total number of cases in the state is now at 8,272, including 3,748 recovered/discharged, 4, 406 active cases & 118 deaths: State Health Department
Dharavi's Covid-19 tally now at 2,089 with 21 new cases reported today
Mumbai's Dharavi reported 21 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to 2,089; death toll stands at 77 as no new death reported: Mumbai civic body
TN reports highest single-day death toll, fatalities now at 528
Tamil Nadu reports 49 Covid-19 deaths, highest in a single day, taking the toll to 528; records 1,515 new cases to push tally to 48,019 in the state: PTI
Rajasthan says pass/ NOC no longer needed for entry, exit into state
There will be no longer be any requirement for any person to obtain a pass or NOC for the purpose of entry or exit in to or out of Rajasthan, the state home department said on Tueday, reports ANI.
The order came almost a week after the state 'regulated' interstate movement at its borders with neighbouring states in view of the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state. The arrangement was put in place for a week.
UK Covid-19 patients to get dexamethasone steroid immediately
Britain will immediately start giving dexamethasone to coronavirus patients, after a trial showed the steroid saved the lives of one third of the gravest cases, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Tuesday, reports news agency AFP.
"We're working with the NHS (National Health Service) so that the NHS standard treatment for Covid-19 will include dexamethasone form this afternoon," Hancock said.
UP reports 507 new cases, total count at 14,598
UP reported 507 new Covid-19 cases, tally now at 14,598; toll rises to 435 with 18 more deaths, according to the state health department: PTI
CMs provided feedback about existing infra to PM during meeting
At the video conference with PM Modi, the chief ministers thanked the prime minister for his leadership during such a challenging time&uniting the country to fight for the collective fight against the virus. They provided feedback about existing health infrastructure in their states&efforts for augmentation to tackle the impact of virus, according to the PM's Office: ANI
Asymptomatic person wearing mask , face shield on seat next to you less likely to spread virus: AIIMS Director
If an asymptomatic person is sitting next to you during a short flight and both the persons are wearing masks and face shields, there is less chance of spreading of virus: Dr. Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director.
10 new Covid-19 cases in Assam; count rises to 4,319
The total number of coronavirus cases in Assam reached 4,319 after 10 new cases were reported in the state on Tuesday, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, reports ANI.
Of the fresh cases, three each were reported from Dhemaji and Udalguri, while two were from Sonitpur and one each from Nagaon and Hojai districts, he said.
'Confident decision on resuming intl flights will be taken in coming month': Aviation minister
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesdy that a decision on resuming international flights will be taken soon but did not give a timeline for it.
"We are confident that in the coming month we will start taking decisions on the resumption of international flights. I do not want to put a timeline here, all stakeholders & travellers need to be taken into confidence, " he said. : ANI
Around 300 isolation coaches to be placed at Delhi's Anand Vihar Railway station today
Around 300 Covid care isolation coaches will be placed today at Anand Vihar Terminal by central government in view of rise in coronaviurs cases,said the Northern Railways CPRO. "Only people with mild symptoms will be kept here. Management of coach & patient will be done by the state." :ANI
Delhi: Around 300 COVID care isolation coaches will be placed today at Anand Vihar Terminal by central govt in view of rise in COVID cases. Northern Railways CPRO says "Only, people with mild symptoms will be kept here. Management of coach & patient will be done by the state." pic.twitter.com/Bi0YGS7gwV— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
Curbing coronavirus from spreading will help open up economy: PM
We must remember that the more we are able to stop the spread of coronavirus, the more our economy, offices, markets and means of transportation will open; also, it will create more avenues of employment: PM Modi
Small businesses need hand-holding and support: PM
Economic activity will spur India's economy, says PM but he also pointed out that MSMEs will need guidance and support to kickstart demand.
First published: Jun 16, 2020 07:42 IST