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Highlights: South Africa says 12 million people ‘probably’ had Covid-19

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that the battle against the Covid-19 is far from over adding that the government is all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the infection.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 17, 2020 00:07 IST
Highlights: South Africa says 12 million people ‘probably’ had Covid-19
A health worker in PPE coveralls marks slides for coronavirus testing.

As per the Union health ministry's dashboard, India on Wednesday logged 90,123 new cases and 1,290 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. The active cases stand at 995,933 whereas over 3.9 million have recovered so far.

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Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had on Tuesday said that the battle against the Covid-19 is far from over adding that the government is all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the infection.

Meanwhile,The two indigenous vaccine candidates have completed Phase 1 human trials, and their developers have recruited subjects for Phase 2 trials, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director general Dr Balram Bhargava said.

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02:16 PM IST

With 247 new cases, Maharashtra Police's tally crosses 20,000 mark

247 more personnel of the Maharashtra Police have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, and two have died. Total tally in the force rises to 20,003, including 16,071 recoveries, 3,728 active cases and 204 deaths.

01:33 PM IST

76 new cases in Himachal Pradesh, tally rises to 10,411

76 new cases take Himachal Pradesh's tally to 10,411, including 6,481 recoveries, 3,875 active cases and 89 deaths.

12:39 PM IST

US FDA to probe AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine candidate

The US Food and Drug Administration has said AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine trials in the country are on hold, adding it was working out with the company to see if there was a significant safety issue or not, Reuters has reported.

11:53 AM IST

Karnataka home minister says he tested positive for coronavirus

Basavaraj Bommai tweets he has tested positive and is in home isolation, being asymptomatic

10:55 AM IST

802 new Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan

802 new Covid-19 cases, 15 recoveries 7 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, taking total cases to 1,06,700 including 1,271 deaths and 17,541 active cases.

10:40 AM IST

Rajya Sabha to discuss statement made by Union health minister

The upper house will on Wednesday hold a discussion on the statement made by Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on September 15, regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

09:25 AM IST

India crosses 5 million Covid-19 case mark

With 90,123 new infections in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 count crosses 5 million mark and is currently at 5,020,359. There are 3,942,360 (78.28%) recovered cases, 995,933 (20.08%) active cases and 82,066 (1.64%) deaths.

09:02 AM IST

Over 59 million Covid-19 samples tested in India thus far

08:39 AM IST

Volunteers in Spain quit Covid-19 vaccine trial

Some volunteers in Spain have quit Johnson and Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine trial in Spain after reports of side effects in AstraZeneca's trial, reports Reuters.

08:35 AM IST

RJD MP Manoj Jha gives Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha

RJD MP Manoj Jha has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss 'Covid-19 and its impact on migrant workforce.'

07:09 AM IST

2,493 new cases and 26 deaths in Haryana

Haryana's Covid-19 tally reaches 98,622 after 2,493 new cases on Tuesday. There are 77,166 recoveries, 20,430 active cases and 1,026 deaths.

05:47 AM IST

Brazil registers 1,113 coronavirus deaths, highest toll in almost two weeks

Brazil on Tuesday registered 1,113 new coronavirus deaths, the health ministry said, the highest number since Sept 2. The toll has climbed to 133,119 whereas Covid-19 cases rose by 36,653 to 4,382,263, reports Reuters.

First published: Sep 16, 2020 05:39 IST