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Highlights: Coronavirus cases cross 30,000-mark in Gujarat, 18 new deaths

In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that all international flight operations to and from India will remain suspended till July 15.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jul 04, 2020 22:34 IST
Highlights: Coronavirus cases cross 30,000-mark in Gujarat, 18 new deaths

More than 9.5 million coronavirus cases have been recorded globally since the pandemic started. The pandemic which had brought the economy to a grinding halt has not receded and fresh waves of new infections threaten the reopening plans across several cities of US.

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US and Mexico continue to report fresh cases in large numbers. US health officials also estimate that close to 20 million people might have been infected by Covid-19. Mexico’s Covid-19 deaths surged past 25,000. India recorded more than 15,000 cases for two days in a row.

06:22 PM IST

Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally nearing 75,000-mark

3,645 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of cases in the state to 74,622 which include 32,305 active cases. The state's death toll stands at 957 and 41,375 people have been discharged so far, reports ANI.

05:57 PM IST

Eight new cases take Covid-19 tally of Mumbai’s Dharavi to 2,218

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that eight more cases were reported in Mumbai's Dharavi, taking the total number of infections in the Asia's largest slum to 2,218, reports ANI.

05:45 PM IST

Malls to open in Gurugram from next week

Malls in Gurugram will be allowed to reopen from next week, three months after they were closed to contain the spread of Covid-19, the district administration said. Municipal commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh said that the malls will have to strictly enforce social distancing and follow the SOP laid down by the ministry of home affairs.

05:42 PM IST

Nearly 18k prisoners in UP released on parole amid Covid-19 crisis

Complying with the Supreme Court orders, Uttar Pradesh government has released nearly 18,000 prisoners so far on parole, an official said. Due to the spread of Covid-19, the Supreme Court had directed states to release prisoners, facing up to seven years of jail terms on parole, reports PTI.

05:25 PM IST

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee relaxes night curfew hours across state

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who has already extended the lockdown in the state till July 31 to contain the spread of Covid-19, on Friday announced that night curfew hours have been relaxed in the state during the new period of lockdown.

05:07 PM IST

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for Covid-19

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain who was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 and was shifted to a general ward on June 22 after his condition improved has tested negative for the infection. He will be discharged from hospital today, reports ANI.

04:57 PM IST

Not possible to run regular passenger trains now, but will add more special trains, says Railway board chairman

The chairman of the Indian Railways board said it is not possible to run regular passenger trains right now given the current situation but more special trains will be added soon depending on demand and occupancy.

04:50 PM IST

International flights to and from India to remain suspended till July 15

In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that all international flight operations to and from India will remain suspended till July 15.

04:42 PM IST

Chandigarh registers six Covid-19 deaths; 424 cases

Chandigarh reported six deaths and 424 cases due to the novel coronavirus. The active cases in the union territory stand at 83 whereas 335 people have cured from the infection so far, reports ANI.

04:16 PM IST

PepsiCo, Swiggy, NRAI join hands to support lockdown-hit restaurant employees

Beverage maker PepsiCo has launched a fund-raising initiative in collaboration with food ordering platform Swiggy and the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) to render support to the restaurant industry employees who are hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown, reports PTI.

04:04 PM IST

Impact of Covid-19 on the economy and on the fiscal positions of Centre, States is still highly uncertain: Finance Commission

The Finance Commission during its virtual meeting said that the impact of the novel coronavirus on India's economy and on the fiscal positions of Union, state governments is still highly uncertain, reports ANI.

03:45 PM IST

Haryana govt fixes rates of hospitals, medical colleges for treating Covid-19

The Haryana government has fixed the rates of private hospitals, medical colleges in the state for the treatment of Covid-19. The government said that no hospital or medical college should charge any amount excess of those as prescribed in the order, reports ANI.

03:39 PM IST

Tokyo registers 54 new Covid-19 cases

Tokyo recorded 54 new Covid-19 cases, with the number staying at its highest since early May. Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo said that although the new daily cases remain high, but the capital city of Japan was not facing a second wave of coronavirus infections. She also mentioned that rate of infection was not increasing rapidly as it was in late March and that Tokyo's hospitals and health system are able to cope, reports AP.

02:58 PM IST

Two more cases take Mizoram's Covid-19 tally to 147

Two more people, including a three-year-old girl, tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 147, government sources said. There are 100 active cases in Mizoram, while 47 people have recovered from the Covid-19. The state has not reported any death due to the infection so far, reports PTI.

02:46 PM IST

Russia registers 8,781 Covid-19 deaths; 620,794 cases

Russia's Covid-19 cases have reached 620,794 after increasing by 6,800 over the past 24 hours, the country's coronavirus response centre said and the death toll has gone up to 8,781. As per the Russian public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, over 18.4 million tests to detect the virus have been conducted in the country since the beginning of the outbreak, reports ANI.

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First published: Jun 26, 2020 06:27 IST