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Highlights: Maharashtra reports 245 deaths, 4,878 new Covid cases

Coronavirus restrictions are being eased across the world but the rate of infection has dipped only in a few nations. Reopening across cities in US and India continues to be calibrated.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jul 02, 2020 00:32 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra reports 245 deaths, 4,878 new Covid cases

US has put a halt on plans to reopen the states or are approaching a calibrated reopening as coronavirus cases continue to surge. India has begun the second stage of unlocking the economy but retained most of the rules that were part of Unlock 1. Unlock 2 in India came with only a few changes.

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US, India, Brazil and Russia could remain in the EU's non-travelling countries list. China could also join the list as Beijing reports surge in cases. China is also reporting a new strain of swine flu which is causing concern for the authorities. WHO has exercised caution and has asked countries to bolster contact tracing as well as their health systems.

10:47 PM IST

BJP MLA in Goa tests positive for Covid-19

A BJP MLA in Goa tested positive for the novel coronavirus making him the first high level functionary in the state to test positive for the virus.

An aide to the MLA, confirmed the development after the MLA, who was suffering from a bout of fever for the last couple of days was tested for the virus.

10:13 PM IST

CRPF DG writers to staff requesting them to donate plasma to Covid-19 patients

Direction General, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) AP Maheshwari writes to CRPF staff requesting them to donate plasma to Covid-19 patients. He also appreciated three CRPF jawans who recently donated plasma.

09:31 PM IST

60 new Covid-19 cases reported in Jharkhand on Tuesday

Jharkhand reports 60 new Covid-19 positive cases and 35 recoveries today. Total number of cases stands at 2490 including 591 active cases, 1884 recoveries and 15 deaths: State Health Department

09:21 PM IST

Gujarat reports 620 fresh Covid-19 cases

In the last 24 hours, 620 fresh Covid-19 positive cases and 20 deaths have been reported in Gujarat. State tally rises to 32,446 including 23,670 cured/discharged and 1,848 deaths: State Health Department

09:20 PM IST

West Bengal reports 652 fresh Covid-19 cases, 15 deaths

West Bengal reports 652 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths today. Total number of cases rise to 18,559 and death toll is at 668: State Health Department

08:31 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 245 deaths, 4,878 new Covid cases

Maharashtra reports 245 deaths and 4878 new Covid-19 positive cases today. Out of 245 deaths, 95 occurred in the last 48 hours and 150 from the previous period. The total number of cases in the state reaches 1,74,761 including 75,979 active cases: State Health Department

07:58 PM IST

Schools, colleges, cinema halls to remain shut till July 31 in West Bengal

Lockdown measures in containment zones stand extended up to July 31. Schools, colleges, cinema halls, swimming pools, gyms, entertainment parks, social, political religious and other large congregation shall remain prohibited till July 31: West Bengal government

06:13 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 3,943 fresh Covid-19 cases, 60 deaths

3,943 fresh Covid-19 positive cases and 60 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases rise to 90,167 including 38,889 active cases, 50,074 discharged cases and 1,201 deaths: State Health Department

05:51 PM IST

Bengal to provide free ration to poor till June 2021

The chief minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said that she will be extending free ration for poor till June 2021.

Mamata Banerjee's announcement came minutes after PM Modi had on Tuesday declared that the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) will be extended till the end of November in which free ration will be provided to the poor.

05:46 PM IST

West Bengal's chief secretary wrote to Ajay Bhalla

Rajiva Sinha, West Bengal Chief Secretary writes to Ajay Bhalla, Home Secretary stating, "kindly give MHA's consent for relaxing norms for Kolkata to run a bare minimum number of Metro train to carry people associated with essential services as a very special case".

05:45 PM IST

Bengal seeks MHA nod to relax norms for Kolkata to run metro services

Bengal seeks MHA nod to relax norms for Kolkata to run metro services to ease strain on other modes of transport.

04:51 PM IST

Allowing morning walks from 5:30 am to 8:30 am but social distancing should be maintained: Mamata Banerjee

We are allowing morning walks from 5:30 am to 8:30 am but social distancing should be maintained. 50 people to be allowed at weddings and 'sraddha' instead of 25: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

04:18 PM IST

We cannot continue to be prisoners of Covid-19 crisis, says UK PM Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday Britain could not continue to be "prisoners of this crisis" as he outlined plans to boost Britain's economy, devastated by the coronavirus lockdown.

04:06 PM IST

In comparison to other countries across the globe, India is still in a very stable situation, in the battle against Covid-19: PM Modi

In comparison to other countries across the globe, India is still in a very stable situation, in the battle against Covid-19. Timely decisions and measures have played a great role: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

03:49 PM IST

In the last 24 hours, 672 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Uttar Pradesh

In the last 24 hours, 672 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 6711 active cases, 16084 patients have been discharged so far and 697 patients have succumbed to the infection: Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

First published: Jun 30, 2020 07:06 IST