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Highlights: Maharashtra reports 4,841 Covid-19 cases today

As coronavirus cases continue to surge, firms and researchers around the world are racing towards developing a vaccine in record time. Follow latest updates on Covid-19 here

By Kanishka Sarkar | Updated: Jun 27, 2020 13:37 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra reports 4,841 Covid-19 cases today
A health worker collects a swab for Covid-19 Ag Antigen Test, at a testing centre in Nangal village, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

India registered record one-day jump of 16,922 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday taking the county’s tally to 473,105, while with 418 more fatalities due the virus, the death toll has gone up to 14,894, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

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The total cases across the globe have soared to over 9.4 million whereas the toll stands at 482,109, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally. The United States continues to be the hardest hit nation with 2,380,452 cases of coronavirus disease. It is followed by Brazil and Russia while India is the fourth most worst affected country due to the pandemic.

As cases continue to surge, firms and researchers are racing towards developing a vaccine in record time — there are many candidates in the works, and there’s a general consensus that one is likely to be ready by next year, perhaps the shortest time in which a vaccine for a major disease has been developed.

Follow latest updates on coronavirus here

10:34 AM IST

Tourism industry in Shimla preps for Covid-19 unlock

Tourism industry stakeholders in Shimla held an awareness and training programme as the city prepares to welcome tourists amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

10:20 AM IST

ASHA workers in Maharashtra likely to get pay hike for working during Covid-19 crisis

A total of 65,000 ASHA workers in Maharashtra are likely to get a monthly pay hike of 2,000 as an incentive for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic, a government official said.

The Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers) have so far been earning about 10,000 per month, he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

10:10 AM IST

Indian-American doctors, gurdwara launch food drive for Covid-19 patients

Indian-American doctors from in and around Washington with a prominent gurdwara have launched a food drive for the people infected with the coronavirus disease, news agency PTI reported.

09:56 AM IST

Churches will be allowed to open: Goa Archbishop

Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao on Wednesday said that the churches in the Union Territory will be permitted to open if they comply with Covid-19 safety protocols.

The Archbishop announced stringent rules while rolling out a formal protocol for the re-opening of churches, news agency ANI reported.

09:38 AM IST

Turkey not considering lockdowns despite surge in Covid-19 cases

Even as Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Turkey, the government is not considering lockdowns, the health minister was quoted as saying y news agency Associated Press.

09:19 AM IST

India’s Covid-19 tally tops 4.7 lakh

With the steepest single-day spike of 16,922 cases, total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease have reached 473,105 in India, according to latest figures provided by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The death toll has mounted to 14,894.

08:57 AM IST

Brazil registers 42,725 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Brazil registered a spike of 42,725 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said Wednesday, according to news agency AFP. Experts have warned that the country was exiting lockdown too soon.

08:45 AM IST

Floor in Sri Sri Ravishankar Ashram reserved for Covid-19 affected cops

A floor in Sri Sri Ravishankar Ashram in Karnataka's Bengaluru has been reserved for asymptomatic and mild symptomatic police personnel infected with the coronavirus disease, the Karnataka government said on Wednesday, according to news agency ANI.

08:30 AM IST

Europe set to reopen borders

Europe is on track to reopen borders on July 1, however, Americans are unlikely to be allowed into more than 30 European countries for business or tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic and President Donald Trump's ban on European visitors.

08:10 AM IST

US states reimpose restrictions as Covid-19 cases near record

Tough measures including quarantines and stay-at-home advice were put in place in US on Wednesday, as the coronavirus cases in the nation were nearing record levels after surging across the nation's South and West, according to news agency AFP.

07:54 AM IST

Special flight with 224 Indians takes off from Washington

A special Air India flight carrying 224 Indian nationals departed from Washington DC to New Delhi on Wednesday under the third phase of Vande Bharat Mission launched to repatriate Indians stranded abroad due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that nearly 1,25,000 Indians have returned from different countries under the Vande Bharat Mission.

07:39 AM IST

46 new Covid-19 cases in Indore, district tally rises to 4,507

A total of 46 new coronavirus cases were reported in Indore on Wednesday, according to latest figures provide by the district health department. The districts's tally has reached 4,507, which includes 3,344 who have recovered from the disease and 211 who have died.

07:26 AM IST

Global Covid-19 cases top 9.4 million

As per Johns Hopkins University’s tally, global confirmed Covid-19 cases have climbed to 9,405,800 while the death toll has mounted to 482,128. The US continues to be the hardest hit with 2,380,452 cases.

First published: Jun 25, 2020 07:13 IST