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Highlights: 2-wk quarantine in Karnataka for those coming from Maharashtra

Coronavirus infections have surged past 9.6 million infections globally. US epidemiologists have suggested that 10% of the population might be infected by Covid-19.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jun 28, 2020 00:18 IST
Highlights: 2-wk quarantine in Karnataka for those coming from Maharashtra
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Coronavirus tally continues to rise across the world as 9.6 million people are infected. US epidemiologists believe that 10% of the population could be infected and several thousands of them might have gotten cured without being tested.

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China continues to report new cases but officials believe that they will bring it under control. Rising number of cases in populated countries has worried governments. US, India and Brazil continue to report large numbers of cases. India has so far recorded 508,953 cases with 15,685 deaths, with 18,552 cases and 384 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

06:32 PM IST

Tamil TV channel cameraperson dies of Covid-19

A video journalist working for a Tamil television channel died of Covid-19 at a Chennai hospital on Saturday, the government said.

The 41-year-old cameraman was under treatment since June 14, according to PTI.

Condoling his death, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami said he has ordered a solatium of 5 lakh to the bereaved family.

06:11 PM IST

With 3,713 new Covid-19 cases, TN's tally past 78,000-mark

Tamil Nadu reported 3,713 fresh Covid-19 cases and 68 deaths today, taking total number of cases to 78,335 and death toll to 1,025. Number of active cases stands at 33,213: State Health Department

05:55 PM IST

Railways has provided 30k bedsheets, pillow covers to Delhi Covid Care Centre

Indian Railways has provided 30,000 bed-sheets and pillow covers to the Covid-19 Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas: Union Minister G Kishan Reddy

05:53 PM IST

'Pray to God number of Covid patients (in Delhi) remain less: Union minister

The 10,000 bedded Covid-19 Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas (in Delhi) is the largest of its kind. I pray to God that number of Covid patients remain less and the beds remain unutilised: Union Minister G Kishan Reddy

05:52 PM IST

8 states contributed 86% active Covid-19 cases in India: Govt

Eight states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of active Covid-19 caseload and 87 per cent of total deaths due to the disease in India: Union Health Ministry.

05:20 PM IST

Union home minister Amit Shah, Delhi CM Kejriwal visit Covid-19 Care Centre

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visit Covid-19 Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas in Chhatarpur.

04:25 PM IST

Maharashtra Cong MLA tests positive for Covid-19

A Congress MLA from Maharashtra's Nanded district tested coronavirus positive on Saturday morning, a top district official said, according to a PTI report.

He was found infected days after a senior minister from Nanded recovered from the infection.

"The legislator is undergoing treatment at a private hospital. He had come in contact with a local corporator, who had tested positive," the official said.

04:23 PM IST

Delhi's serological survey report to be published on July 10: Manish Sisodia

Delhi's deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia visited the Bagichi Allauddin & Nabi Karim areas in Paharganj on Saturday where samples were being collected for serological survey. During the visit, he said, "Samples will be collected for the next seven days & the report will be published by July 10."

04:19 PM IST

Amit Shah to visit Delhi's Radha Swami Satsang Covid Care Centre

Union home minister Amit Shah will visit the Covid Care Center at Radha Swami Satsang in Delhi today.

04:13 PM IST

Puducherry CM's office to be shut after staff tests Covid-19 positive

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday his office would be closed for the next two days as one of his staff members tested positive for Covid-19, reports news agency PTI.

The affected person was admitted to the government hospital on Friday.

The CM also appealed to the people not to visit the Assembly, which houses his office.

03:55 PM IST

CRPF’s Covid-19 death toll rises to eight; cases at 1,046

A 44-year-old Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel died due to Covid-19 in Delhi. The death toll due to the infection in the police force has reached eight while the total cases stand at 1,046, reports ANI.

03:33 PM IST

145 flights brought 22,251 passengers back home: Maharashta CMO

Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra said that under the Vande Bharat Mission, 145 flights brought 22,251 passengers back to the state. Of these 8,070 passengers are from Mumbai; 7,686 from other districts; 6,495 from other States. By July 1, another 26 flights will land in Mumbai. The Vande Bharat Mission was started by the centre to bring back Indians stranded in foreign nations amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

03:23 PM IST

Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 cases

Egypt on lifted many restrictions put in place to curb the spead of Covid-19 by reopening cafes, clubs, gyms and theatres after more than three months of closure, despite a continued rise in new infections. Authorities also allowed the reopening of religious places, reports AP.

03:06 PM IST

Rise in India’s Covid cases not as high as other nations: AIIMS Delhi director

AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said that the rise in Covid-19 cases in India is not as high as compared to other countries. He pointed out that in the United States, there've been almost 40,000 cases per day in last 2 days,our numbers aren't that high. Guleria also mentioned cases per million population continue to be low and the mortality rate is still low, reports ANI.

02:58 PM IST

180 fresh cases take Bihar's Covid-19 tally to nearly 9,000

Bihar health department said that 180 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in the state to 8,858, reports PTI.

First published: Jun 27, 2020 08:16 IST