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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 | 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.

03:46 PM IST

Amid pandemic, Bahrain to cover 50% salaries of private sector workers

The island nation of Bahrain says it will cover 50 per cent of the salaries of private-sector workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The island kingdom off Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf says the program will begin in July and covers "insured citizens employed in the private sector working for companies most affected by the coronavirus.

"The payments will go on for three months. The kingdom says it also will cover electricity bills at employees' homes. (AP)

03:40 PM IST

Lockdown extended in UK's Leicester city

While the UK prepares to lift restrictions, the Covid-19 lockdown was extended in Leicester city after a surge in the number of infections of the viral disease.

The lockdown has been extended for at least two weeks more than the rest of England.

The city has one of the country's largest India-origin populations.

03:15 PM IST

Delhi's coronavirus recovery rate at 66.03%

The coronavirus recovery rate in the national capital reached 66.03 per cent on June 29 as against the national rate of 58.67 per cent, according to official figures.

In June, the national capital added over 64,000 fresh cases to its tally, while over 47,357 patients recovered, were discharged or migrated. (PTI)

02:58 PM IST

PM Modi chairs high-level meet to review vaccine preparedness

Ahead of the 4pm address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparations being undertaken for vaccination against Covid-19, as and when a vaccine is available, ANI reported.

02:52 PM IST

Singapore reports 246 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore reported 246 new Covid-19 cases, mostly foreign workers living in dormitories, the health ministry said.

With the detection of the latest cases, the Covid-19 tally in Singapore increased to 43,907.

02:17 PM IST

Russia reported 6,693 cases of Covid-19

Russia saw its Covid-19 tally cross 650,000 as the nation reported 6,693 cases and 154 deaths. 9,320 people have died so far due to the Covid-19 in Russia.

01:49 PM IST

UK health regulator calls for HCQ trial restart

A global trial to affirm if Covid-19 can be dealt with Hydroxychloroquine is set to begin. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has passed the proposal to restart the trials.

01:02 PM IST

Shell writes off $22 billion due to pandemic

Shell's writing off of up to $22 billion shows how much Big Oil has been affected by the pandemic. Royal Dutch Shell, the Anglo-Dutch company, said it has to take a post-tax impairment charge in the range of $15 to $22 billion in the quarter.

12:12 PM IST

UK health minister alarmed by Leicester Covid-19 spikes among children

UK health minister Matt Hancock has expressed concern over the fact that most of Covid-19 affected in Leicester's recent Covid-19 spikes are children.

11:59 AM IST

Maharashtra Police sees new cases of Covid-19

67 police personnel have tested positive for Covid-19. The total number of cases has reached 4,810.

11:32 AM IST

Containment zones in Mumbai rise to 750

BMC has said that the total number of containment zones in Mumbai have now risen to 750.

11:12 AM IST

BSF has reported 53 cases in last 24 hours

BSF reports new cases but recoveries have steadily risen. There are 354 active cases.

10:30 AM IST

Odisha reports 206 new cases of Covid-19

204 people have been infected in the state of odisha, taking the Covid-19 tally to 7,065.

10:13 AM IST

ICMR senior scientist Raman Gangakhedkar retires

ICMR's senior scientist Raman Gangakhedkar has retired from his position. He was part of the initial media briefings the Health ministry held to update the nation regarding the pandemic.

10:05 AM IST

Assam puts Kamrup Metropolitan district under lockdown

Assam has put Kamrup Metropolitan district under strict lockdown till July 12.

First published: Jun 30, 2020 07:06 IST