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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.

02:46 PM IST

144 stranded Indians brought back from Ukraine

A special Air India flight brought home 144 stranded Indians from Ukraine under the central government's 'Vande Bharat' mission amid the Covid-19 outbreak. "Air India flight no. AI1928 carrying 144 Indians from Borispol (Ukraine) via Delhi landed at Chandigarh International Airport on June 27 at around 12:50 am," according to an official statement, reports ANI.

02:29 PM IST

Kerala: Lockdown to remain suspended on Sundays

The Kerala government said that lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19 will remain suspended on Sundays until further orders. Night curfew from 9pm to 5am will continue on all days of the week, reports ANI.

02:25 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh registers 607 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Amit Mohan Prasad, the Pricipal Secretary (Health) of Uttar Pradesh said that 607 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the state. The death toll is at 649 while the active cases have gone up to 6,684 and more than 14,000 people have been discharged so far, reports ANI.

02:05 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports close to 800 new cases

Andhra Pradesh has reported 796 new cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases have reached 12,285. 157 people have died so far.

01:29 PM IST

Russia reports a dip in Covid-19 cases

Russia reported 6,852 cases and it is the second day that Russia reported less than 7k. The nation has total number of 627,646 cases.

12:27 PM IST

Delhi CM outlines 5 weapons against Covid-19

Delhi CM says there are five ways govt is tackling the outbreak in Delhi. Kejriwal said all big hospitals will reserve at least 40% of their beds for Covid-19. He also said that action was taken against some labs. In first week of June, there were around 5,000 tests daily. Now we are doing nearly 20,000 tests every day. He reiterated the use of oximeter for home isolation. Plasma therapy

and serological survey, he added, would aid the fight against Covid-19.

12:18 PM IST

Despite rise in cases, WH to not hold Covid-19 briefings

White House will not host Covid-19 press briefings and Trump govt has all but eliminated coronavirus task force briefings and sharply curtailed public appearances by its medical experts.

11:23 AM IST

We are faring better than other affected nations: PM Modi

PM says govt has taken multiple initiatives to curb the contagion. He said stopping the Covid-19's spread is a people-driven fight.

11:08 AM IST

1.57 lakh RNA kits provided to Delhi: Centre

Centre has 1.57 lakh RNA extraction kits, 50,000 Antigen Rapid Test Kits to Delhi along with 2.84 lakh VTMs.

11:03 AM IST

4.7 lakh RT-PCR tests supplied to 12 labs: Govt

Govt of India says ICMR has supplied 4.7 lakh RT-PCR tests to 12 functioning labs in Delhi.

10:51 AM IST

Buenos Aires tightens lockdown as cases spike

As cases cross 50k in Argentina, the authorities in capital Buenos Aires have decided to tighten the lockdown. Argentine president Alberto Fernandez who has fared better than his regional counterparts said, "We need to gain time to guarantee that our health system is ready and can serve everyone.''

10:22 AM IST

Venezuela is a health time-bomb: Ivan Duque

Colombian PM Duque called Venezuela a public health "time bomb," and highlighted his concerns over the lack of reliable information. He said Venezuela not sharing data is a cause of concern. Venezuelans escape to Colombia regularly fleeing years of social and economic upheaval in their home country.

10:04 AM IST

Delhi ramps up testing, conducts 21,144 tests

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says the union territory has ramped up its testing capabilities by fourfold. The CM said that Delhi has conducted 21,144 tests in a single day.

09:50 AM IST

Egypt secures $5.2 bn IMF emergency loan

IMF approved $5.2 billion loan to Egypt. IMF believes that the money will help Egypt build a "strong footing for sustained recovery". Egypt had also received $2.77 billion funding from US earlier.

09:26 AM IST

India records 18,552 fresh cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours

<p>India records 18,552 fresh cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours</p>

First published: Jun 27, 2020 08:16 IST