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.
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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.
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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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports issues SOPs for training of sportspersons at swimming pools in the wake of #COVID19— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
Use of fitness equipment permitted only while wearing gloves & face mask and under consequent use of disinfectants afterwards. pic.twitter.com/YgtJ4NRTad
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.
Karnataka govt issues guidelines for Dasara 2020
Karnataka govt's department of health and family welfare has strongly recommended the celebrations be held virtually.
Dept of Health & Family Welfare, Karnataka issues Technical Advisory Committee recommendations for conducting Dasara 2020 in Mysuru during #COVID19.— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
"Strongly recommended to make Dasara 2020 celebrations virtual for public. So, public is not allowed for the planned activities." pic.twitter.com/IEHipUmJxB
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
5,145 new COVID19 cases and 31 deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the state is now 7,44,864 including 47,665 active cases, 6,91,040 recoveries and 6,159 deaths so far: State Government pic.twitter.com/Ieko3N0Kix— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
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.
The state government has decided to postpone the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exam. Many students had also demanded to postpone it. We will announce the next date of exam soon: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
MPSC exam was scheduled for 11th October. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/m0bklM0jm6
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.
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.
Manipur records 131 new #COVID19 positive cases and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours.— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
Total cases in the state rise to 12,810 including 9,866 recoveries, 2,858 active cases and 86 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/XuPfKsqMZH
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.
Rajasthan reports 2,180 new #COVID19 cases and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours.— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
Total number of positive cases in the state rise to 1,54,785 including 1,621 deaths, 1,31,766 recoveries and 21,398 active cases: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/sh9skzckp8
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.
Jammu and Kashmir record 636 new #COVID19 cases and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours.— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
Total #COVID19 cases in the UT rise to 82,429 including 11,144 active cases, 69,979 recoveries and 1,306 deaths: Government of Jammu and Kashmir pic.twitter.com/v8IXxc0LkP
First published: Oct 09, 2020 05:59 IST