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Indonesia record daily rise in Covid-19 cases for third day

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, West Bengal is set to organise Durga Puja- the largest festival in the state. Over 37,000 pujas will be organized in Bengal which includes 2,500 in the capital city of Kolkata

By Harshit Sabarwal | Updated: Sep 28, 2020 13:46 IST
Indonesia record daily rise in Covid-19 cases for third day
A health worker seen while working to collect swab samples for coronavirus testing.

India in the last 24 hours logged 86,052 fresh Covid-19 cases and 1,141 related deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, which pushed the overall tally and death toll to 5,818,570 and 92,290 respectively, according to figures released by the Union health ministry on Friday.

Delhi, which had earlier sent a benchmark for other states to contain the spread of Covid-19 may now face a second wave of infections. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the second wave is at its peak and its intensity will be less in the coming days. Over 3,800 Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths were recorded in the national capital on Thursday while the containment zones have increased to 2,059.

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Amid the virus outbreak, West Bengal is set to organize Durga Puja- which is the largest festival in the state. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee laid out Standards of Procedures (SoPs) for thousands of hawkers and puja committees. Over 37,000 pujas will be organized in Bengal which includes 2,500 in the capital city of Kolkata

Meanwhile, Brazil, which is the third worst-hit nation from the pandemic is set to join the global Covid-19 vaccine partnership called COVAX. President Jair Bolsonaro will issue decrees laying the legal groundwork and reserving a fund of $453.8 million for securing vaccines, his office said.

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02:21 PM IST

Poland registers highest ever single-day spike of 1,587 Covid-19 cases; death toll nearing 2,400

Poland logged 1,587 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, which is the highest daily increase since the pandemic began, the health ministry's twitter account showed. The total cases have climbed to 84,396 which include 2,392 deaths, reports Reuters.

02:18 PM IST

Indonesia record daily rise in Covid-19 cases for third day

Indonesia reported its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections for a third successive day with 4,823 new cases added on Friday, taking the tally to 266,845, data from the country's Covid-19 task force showed. 113 new deaths, pushed the death toll 10,218, it further stated, reports Reuters.

01:47 PM IST

Slovakia reports 419 new Covid-19 cases

Slovakia's daily count of new coronavirus cases rose to 419, a fresh record, Prime Minister Igor Matovic said in a post on his Facebook profile on Friday. For the country, which has one of Europe's lowest death tolls from the novel coronavirus, the figure represents the third record tally in a row, reports Reuters.

01:29 PM IST

Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies due to Covid-19

Multiple National award-winning singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who has been hospitalized since August 5 after he tested positive for the coronavirus, died on Friday at MGM Health Care hospital in Chennai. A medical bulletin from the hospital confirmed that he has passed away.

01:01 PM IST

China's Clover says its coronavirus vaccine candidate showed promise in animal test

An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Clover Biopharmaceuticals appeared to be safe and able to trigger immune responses in animal tests, researchers have said, reports Reuters.

12:27 PM IST

Puducherry reports 608 new Covid-19 cases, seven more deaths

Seven more succumbed to COVID- 19 in Puducherry while 608 new infections were recorded on Friday, taking the total caseload to 25,489 in the union territory. Director of health and family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that 608 fresh cases were identified after examination of 5,515 samples in the last 24 hours, reports PTI.

12:07 PM IST

10 Covid-19 fatalities, 2,381 new cases in Telangana

The surge in coronavirus cases continued in Telangana with the state reporting 2,381 fresh cases, pushing the state's tally to 181,000. The toll rose to 1,080 with 10 more people succumbing to the virus, a state government bulletin said on Friday, providing data as of 8 PM on September 24, reports PTI.

11:28 AM IST

North Korea regrets killing South Korean to control coronavirus

North Korea expressed regret on Friday over the death of a missing South Korean, saying it shot him as part of measures to battle the coronavirus, the South's national security adviser said, reports Reuters.

11:07 AM IST

Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally nearing 77,000; 1,349 new cases added

As many as 1,349 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand on Friday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 76,438, a health official said. Four more patients succumbed to the infection, taking the death toll to 652, he added, reports PTI.

10:52 AM IST

Rio de Janeiro postpones world-famous carnival over Covid-19

Rio de Janeiro's world-famous carnival parades became the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday as officials announced they were indefinitely postponing the February 2021 edition, with Brazil still reeling from Covid-19, reports AFP.

10:43 AM IST

1,749 fresh cases push Thane's Covid-19 tally to 165,343

Maharashtra's Thane district recorded 1,749 new cases of coronavirus, taking its tally to 1,65,343, while 35 more patients succumbed to the infection, an official said on Friday. The maximum fresh cases were reported on Thursday from Kalyan at 481, followed by Thane city 389 and Navi Mumbai 325, among other areas, he added, reports PTI.

10:00 AM IST

South Korea to tighten social distancing curbs during 2 holiday weeks

South Korea on Friday said it would impose tighter restrictions during the Chuseok autumn holiday weeks when people traditionally reunite with families, flagging the risks of new clusters of coronavirus infections, reports Reuters.

09:21 AM IST

India’s Covid tally nearing 5.9 mn; 86,052 new cases added in last 24 hrs

India in the last 24 hours logged 86,052 fresh Covid-19 cases and 1,141 related deaths due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, which pushed the overall tally and death toll to 5,818,570 and 92,290 respectively, according to figures released by the Union health ministry on Friday.

<p>India’s Covid tally nearing 5.9 mn; 86,052 new cases added in last 24 hrs</p>
09:12 AM IST

Mysterious Covid-19 cases reported in China

China detected its first local asymptomatic cases in more than a month in two port workers responsible for unloading frozen seafood, stoking concern that contaminated imports could be transmitting the virus, reports Bloomberg.

08:59 AM IST

Saudi Arabia suspends to and from India due to Covid-19: Report

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended flights to and from India and banned those who have visited the country in the past 14 days from entering the kingdom, said two sources familiar with the matter, reports Reuters.

First published: Sep 25, 2020 06:55 IST