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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the last 24 hours, 607 new #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 6,684 active cases, 14,215 patients have been discharged so far and 649 patients have succumbed to the infection: Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad pic.twitter.com/QE4ZWHqwSa— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 27, 2020
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.
In the last 24 hours, 796 new #COVID19 cases and 11 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total number of positive cases stand at 12285 including 6648 active cases and 157 deaths: State COVID-19 Nodal Officer— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this year, some people had predicted that the impact of the virus in India would be very severe. Due to lockdown, many initiatives taken by the Government and a people-driven fight, India is much better placed than many other nations. India's recovery rate is rising: PM pic.twitter.com/hnWOgomSyB— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2020
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.
Centre has also provided 1.57 lakh RNA extraction kits essential for carrying out the test and 2.84 lakh VTMs (Viral Transport Medium) and swabs for collection of COVID-19 samples: Government of India https://t.co/PNQEDF9FD6— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2020
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.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has supplied diagnostic material for carrying out 4.7 lakh RT-PCR tests to the 12 functional labs in Delhi, till date: Government of India pic.twitter.com/Kb4P9j36tT— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2020
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.''
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.
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.
Delhi conducted highest no of tests in a singly day yesterday- 21,144— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 27, 2020
We have increased testing 4 times
Delhi now following strategy of very aggressive testing and isolation.
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.
First published: Jun 27, 2020 08:16 IST