Highlights: Boris Johnson to chair emergency Covid-19 meet on Tuesday
The health minister Harsh Vardhan informed Parliament that three vaccine candidates are in different phases of clinical trials. The government is giving all necessary support for the development of a vaccine, he said in the Lok Sabha.
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With 86,960 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection, India's Covid-19 tally reached 5,487,580 on Monday, including 1,010,824 active cases and 4,303,043 cured patients. The death toll was at 87,882, after 1,130 others succumbed to the disease.
While the deadly virus still wreaks havoc in the country, the Taj Mahal in Agra reopened for tourists amid tight Covid-19 measures.
Some states have also allowed the partial reopening of schools to reopen partially from Monday after a gap of more than five months.
Meanwhile, the health minister Harsh Vardhan informed Parliament that three vaccine candidates are in different phases of clinical trials. The government is giving all necessary support for the development of a vaccine, he said in the Lok Sabha.
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Boris Johnson to chair emergency Covid-19 meet on Tuesday
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair an emergency response meeting, a so-called COBRA meeting, on Tuesday to discuss what next steps may be needed to tackle a resurgence in the coronavirus pandemic, his spokesman said on Monday.
Covid-19 fatalities in United States near 200,000
US deaths related to Covid-19 approached 200,000 and the nation’s new cases rose in line with a one-week average. Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he expects the US to experience “at least one more cycle” of the virus in the fall and winter.
Pakistan's coronavirus tally reaches 306,304
Pakistan's coronavirus tally reached 306,304 with the detection of 633 new cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday.
Four more patients died overnight due to the viral infection, pushing the Covid-19 death toll to 6,420, it said.
With the detection of the 633 new cases, Pakistan's coronavirus tally now stands at 306,304, the ministry said.
As Covid cases surge in Indonesia, vice president asks to delay regional polls
Indonesian religious groups and experts, including a former vice president, are urging authorities to delay regional elections set for December, as Covid-19 infections surge in the country.
Covid-19 recovery rate in India crosses 80 per cent mark
India's recovery rate of Covid-19 cases has crossed the 80 per cent mark with over 90,000 recoveries recorded for the third consecutive day, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.
In a statement, the ministry said 93,356 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours.
Puducherry reports 273 new Covid-19 cases, nine fatalities
Puducherry logged 273 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday pushing the overall tally in the union territory to 23,191.
Nine more people including three women succumbed to the viral disease in the last 24 hours.
Telangana adds 1,302 new Covid-19 cases, nine deaths take toll
Telangana reported 1,302 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the total infection count to 1,72,608, while death toll rose to 1,042 with nine more fatalities.
Himachal Pradesh minister recovers from Covid-19
Himachal Pradesh Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur has recovered from coronavirus and rejoined office in the Secretariat here on Monday.
7 new cases push Mizoram's Covid-19 tally to 1,585
Seven more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram, taking the northeastern state's caseload to 1,585 on Monday, a health official said.
India's Covid-19 tally reaches 5,487,580
India on Monday reported 86,960 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection. The total number now stands at 5,487,580. While 1,130 others succumbed to the disease, pushing the death toll to 87,882.
Mainland China reports 12 new Covid-19 cases
Mainland China reported 12 new Covid-19 cases on September 20, up from 10 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Monday.
Australia's Victoria reports steady downward trend in Covid-19 cases
Australia's coronavirus hotspot of Victoria reported a steady downward trend in daily cases, putting the state on course to ease more restrictions by next week.
The two-week average rise in cases in Melbourne, the state capital, dropped below 35 on Monday, on track to meet a target of below 50 cases by Sept. 28 when the authorities have said they may relax restrictions in the city.
3,542 new cases, 235 deaths in Mexico
Mexico's health ministry on Sunday reported 3,542 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 697,663, and 235 new deaths, for a cumulative death toll of 73,493.
India's recoveries constitute 19% of total global recoveries: Health ministry
India occupies the top position in the world in terms of total recoveries. More than 43 lakhs have recovered. India's recoveries constitute 19% of total global recoveries, informs the union ministry of health.
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First published: Sep 21, 2020 07:00 IST