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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

UK, Kenya plan post-Covid-19 summit to help schooling in poor nations

In the United States, 57,459 people tested positive for Covid-19 in a day, pushing the tally to over 7,711,00. It was the highest number in more than two weeks.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Oct 12, 2020 10:10 IST
UK, Kenya plan post-Covid-19 summit to help schooling in poor nations

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease continued to infect thousands of people across the world, the global tally reached to more than 37,081,600 on Sunday, as per the figured published on John Hopkins website. The number of people succumbing to the disease was at 1,071,046.

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In the United States, 57,459 people tested positive for Covid-19 in a day, pushing the tally to over 7,711,00. It was the highest number in more than two weeks. While, France reported record new Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row, adding almost 27,000 infections.

India's Covid-19 tally surpassed 7 million mark. However, the number of daily cases are declining as the number hovers around 70,000 now. While the recoveries are over 6 million, union health ministry said on Sunday.

08:13 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir reports 569 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Jammu and Kashmir record 569 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to ANI.

Total positive cases in the UT rise to 83,633 including 10,466 active cases, 71,845 recoveries and 1,322 deaths: Government of Jammu and Kashmir

07:13 PM IST

Karnataka BJP legislators N Ravikumar and Raghupathi Bhat test Covid positive: Report

Karnataka BJP legislators N Ravikumar and Raghupathi Bhat say they have tested positive for Covid-19, according to PTI.

07:12 PM IST

Kerala reports 9,347 news coronavirus cases

Kerala reports 9,347 new Covid-19 cases, taking active patients in the state to 96,316. A total of 1,91,798 people have recovered from the infection: State government, according to ANI

07:11 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh reports 5,210 new Covid-19 cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 5210 new Covid-19 cases today, taking the state's tally to 7,55,727, including 7,03,208 recoveries and 6224 deaths. Active cases stand at 46,295: State Command Control Room, Andhra Pradesh

04:48 PM IST

Parents in Assam fear sending children to school due to pandemic

Parents in Assam fear sending their children to school as state govt mulls reopening of schools for students of Class 6 onwards from November 1. Parents have urged the schools remain shut for the rest of the year and the scholastic year be declared Covid-19 year.

04:35 PM IST

Iran announces single-highest death toll

251 people died due to coronavirus in Iran on Sunday. This is the highest number deaths reported in Iran since the pandemic began.

04:33 PM IST

Kenya, UK to hold summit to help children deprived of education

UK and Kenya will hold a post-Covid-19 summit to raise funds for children who are deprived from proper schooling due to the pandemic. It is scheduled to be held in the UK in mid-2021 under the UK's presidency of the G7.

04:28 PM IST

Malaysia reports 561 new cases of coronavirus

Malaysia's case tally reached 15,657 as 561 fresh cases were reported in last 24 hours.

04:26 PM IST

Inter Milan defender tests positive for coronavirus

Inter Milan and England footballer Ashley Young has tested positive for coronavirus. "Ashley Young tested positive for Covid-19 following the tests carried out yesterday (Saturday) at Appiano Gentile," the club said in a statement.

03:50 PM IST

UK PM Johnson to release rules on travel between different parts of England

The British government will release rules regarding travel between different places in England. Johnson-led govt has made it clear that there will be no more national lockdown.

03:48 PM IST

Australia warns people flouting coronavirus prevention rules

Victoria's municipal committee has warned general public to ensure that they follow Covid-19 prevention rules. Close contacts of those infected will have to undergo a test and if they refuse then they will have to spend three weeks in quarantine.

03:01 PM IST

Telangana records 1,717 new coronavirus cases

Telangana recorded 1,717 cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours. Total case tally has reached 212,063.

02:32 PM IST

Cycle rally organised for awareness regarding stubble burning in Punjab

Moga's Deputy Commissioner holds cycle rallies to raise awareness regarding the ills of stubble burning. Experts claim the air pollution could lead to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

02:19 PM IST

Ladakh records 72 new cases in 24 hours

The union territory of Ladakh reported 72 new cases of Covid-19 and one more death, pushing the tally to 5,059 and fatalities to 64, an official bulletin said on Sunday.

12:39 PM IST

Researchers attempting to develop Inhaled Covid vaccines

Researchers are looking at whether they can get better protection from inoculations that fight the virus at its point of attack — the nose and mouth.

Most vaccines in human testing require two shots for effectiveness, and developers still aren’t even sure if they’ll prevent infections. Scientists are hoping to generate superior immune responses with inhaled vaccines that directly target the airway cells the virus invades.

First published: Oct 11, 2020 07:01 IST