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Highlights: UK govt extends jobs support to Covid-19 affected firms

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi continue to be some of the worst-affected states from the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Harshit Sabarwal,Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Oct 12, 2020 10:14 IST
Highlights: UK govt extends jobs support to Covid-19 affected firms
A health worker uses a rapid kit to test for coronavirus (Covid-19) on October 8, 2020.

India’s Covid-19 tally on Friday crossed 6.9 million after 70,496 cases and 964 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the data provided by the Union health ministry. The total cases include 893,592 active cases, over 5.9 million recoveries and 106,490 deaths.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi continue to be some of the worst-affected states. Delhi has logged nearly 301,000 Covid-19 cases so far and the death toll stands at 5,653.

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The Delhi Administration on Thursday chose to stop putting posters at the residences of those who have been infected with Covid-19 and are under home isolation. As per a health bulletin, officials have been asked to remove such posters from the residences of almost 13,000 people that are under home isolation.

Meanwhile the Israeli government, which has been criticized for its handling of the pandemic, has extended an emergency provision that bars public gatherings which includes protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an additional week. Thousands of Israelis have participated in weekly protests outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem for months.

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11:04 PM IST

2,958 new Covid-19 cases, 38 deaths in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh's Covid-19 count reached 1,37,570 after 2,958 people were detected with the infection on Friday, while the number of people who have been discharged increased to 1,08,935, an official said.

09:51 PM IST

Jharkhand reports 768 new Covid-19 cases, 1158 recoveries and 6 deaths today

Jharkhand reports 768 new Covid-19 cases, 1158 recoveries and 6 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 91,254, including 81,654 recoveries and 781 deaths. Active cases stand at 8819: Government of Jharkhand

09:31 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 12,134 new Covid-19 cases, 302 deaths and 17,323 discharges today

Maharashtra reports 12,134 new Covid-19 cases, 302 deaths and 17,323 discharges today. Total cases in the state rise to 15,06,018, including 39,732 deaths and 12,29,339 discharges. Active cases stand at 2,36,491: State Health Department

09:03 PM IST

829 new Covid-19 cases and 35 deaths have been reported in Punjab today

829 new Covid-19 cases and 35 deaths have been reported in Punjab today, taking the total number of cases to 1,22,459 including 10,153 active cases and 3,773 deaths: State Government

08:17 PM IST

Gujarat reports 1243 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths today

Gujarat reports 1243 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths today. Total cases in the state rise to 149194, including 129441 discharges and 3550 deaths. Active cases stand at 16203: Government of Gujarat

08:06 PM IST

Coronavirus-shuttered firms gets govt support in UK

The UK govt will pay up to two-thirds of staff monthly wages during winter to those firms who had to shut down because of Covid-19.

08:03 PM IST

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports issues Covid-19 guidelines for training

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have released new guidelines for swimmers and have said that equipment can only be used while wearing masks and gloves. It has also marked how waste products like used masks and gloves will be disposed and outlined other rules to ensure Covid-19 does not spread among athletes and swimmers.

08:00 PM IST

Merkel warns tougher measures as cases continue to rise

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, German chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the government will introduce tougher measures if infections do not decrease.

07:59 PM IST

Karnataka govt issues guidelines for Dasara 2020

Karnataka govt's department of health and family welfare has strongly recommended the celebrations be held virtually.

07:24 PM IST

Andhra reports 5,145 fresh cases of Covid-19

Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally reached 7,44,864 with 5,145 new cases. 6,159 people have died so far due to Covid-19

07:23 PM IST

MPSC postponed due to Covid-19

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that the Maharashtra Public Service Commission exams have been postponed. He said that students had also raised the issue of postponing the exam. Thackeray said a fresh date will be announced soon.

07:19 PM IST

Capital's daily Covid-19 cases continue to soar but remain below 3,000

Delhi recorded 2,860 fresh cases and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours. It has recorded 3,03,693 cases of coronavirus so far.

07:17 PM IST

Manipur records 131 fresh coronavirus cases

Manipur recorded 131 fresh cases and 3 deaths in last 24 hours pushing the states tally to 12,810.

07:16 PM IST

Close to 2,200 new cases reported in Rajasthan

Rajasthan recorded 2,180 new cases and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state inch towards 1,55,000. 1,621 people have died due to Covid-19.

07:14 PM IST

636 new coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir reported 636 new cases and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases inch towards 83,000.

First published: Oct 09, 2020 05:59 IST