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Highlights: 1,108 fresh cases push Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 84,000

The Union home ministry on Wednesday issued guidelines for re-opening of economic activities in India amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Harshit Sabarwal | Updated: Oct 01, 2020 03:42 IST
Highlights: 1,108 fresh cases push Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 84,000
A health worker in PPE coveralls prepares to conduct coronavirus test from the collected nasal swab samples.

After registering a dip in the daily cases logged on Tuesday, India's daily Covid-19 tally on Wednesday shot up again as 80,742 new cases and 1,179 related deaths were registered in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. The country's tally has climbed to over 6.2 million which includes 940,441 active cases, nearly 5.2 million recoveries and 97,497 deaths.

The Union home ministry on Wednesday issued guidelines for re-opening of economic activities in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Cinema halls, multiplexes will be allowed to open from October 15 while for re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, state/ UTs have been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15.

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Meanwhile, Oxford University on Wednesday said that it would study whether the world’s best-selling prescription medicine, adalimumab, was an effective treatment for those infected with Covid-19 adding that 750 patients from community care settings across UK will be enrolled.

Catch all the major highlights here:

10:58 PM IST

Boris Johnson says UK at ‘critical moment’ fight against Covid-19

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said the UK is at a “critical moment” in its fight to control the spread of coronavirus, as a further 71 deaths took the country's death toll from the deadly virus to 42,143, reports PTI.

10:29 PM IST

1,108 fresh cases push Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 84,000

Jharkhand reported 1,108 new Covid-19 cases, 1,318 recoveries and 13 deaths on Wednesday, taking total cases to 83,651 including 71,342 recoveries, 713 deaths and 11,596 active cases, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

09:59 PM IST

BMC orders 72,000 Remdisevir injections

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Wednesday that it has ordered 72,000 vials of the Remdisevir injection for the treatment of critical Covid-19 patients, reports PTI.

09:25 PM IST

Brazil jobless rate hits record 13.8%

Brazil's unemployment rate hit a record 13.8 percent from May to July as Latin America's biggest economy suffered the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to official figures released Wednesday, reports AFP.

09:06 PM IST

Suspension on commercial international passenger flights extended till Oct 31

In view of the Covid-19 outbreak in India, the DGCA has said that the suspension on commercial international passenger flights has been extended till October 31. However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis, it added.

08:52 PM IST

Haryana’s Covid-19 tally nearing 130,000; 1,625 fresh cases reported

Haryana on Wednesday reported 1,625 Covid-19 cases, 2,063 recoveries and 26 deaths, taking total cases to 128,599 with 112,877 recoveries, 1,382 deaths and 14,340 active cases, the state government said, reports ANI.

08:25 PM IST

Strict enforcement of lockdown in containment zones till 31st October: Centre

The Union home ministry after issuing guidelines for re-opening mentioned that there will be strict enforcement of lockdown in containment zones till 31st October, reports ANI.

08:08 PM IST

Cinema halls with 50% occupancy can open after October 15 in Centre's guidelines for re-opening

The Union home ministry on Wednesday issued guidelines for re-opening of economic activities in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Cinema halls, multiplexes will be allowed to open from October 15 while for re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, state/ UTs have been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15.

07:58 PM IST

Mumbai: Eight additional trains on central line from October 1

To reduce overcrowding on special suburban train services in the city, the Central Railway (CR) would introduce eight additional services including two ladies special trains from October 1, it said on Wednesday. It will take the numbers of services to 431 from the existing 423, said Shivaji Sutar, chief public relations officer of the CR, reports PTI.

07:51 PM IST

Covid-19 lockdown in Maharashtra extended till October 31

Coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown in Maharashtra has been extended till October 31. Maharashtra remains one of the worst-hit states by the pandemic.

07:29 PM IST

Home ministry to announce Unlock 5 guidelines shortly

The Centre on Wednesday will release guidelines for Unlock 5 under which further relaxations will be issued for movement, conduction of commercial/business activities with an aim to revive the Indian economy amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The previous unlock phase, called Unlock 4- had eased several restrictions which were imposed during the first three phases to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

07:10 PM IST

Delhi reports 3,390 fresh Covid-19 cases, 41 related deaths

The national capital reported 41 Covid-19 fatalities on Wednesday, taking the toll to 5,361, while 3,390 fresh cases pushed the tally to over 279,000, authorities said. The fresh cases reported on Wednesday came out of the 59,807 tests conducted the previous day, reports PTI.

06:37 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally nearing 494,000, death toll at 5,828

Andhra Pradesh recorded 6,133 new Covid-19 cases, 7,075 recoveries and 49 deaths which pushed the state's tally to 693,484. With this, the active cases have climbed to 58,445, reports ANI.

06:11 PM IST

Kerala logs 8,830 new Covid-19 cases; active cases cross 67,000

Kerala added 8,830 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of active cases to 67,061. Over 128,000 have recovered from the infection so far, the state government said, reports ANI.

05:40 PM IST

Mizoram's Covid-19 tally climbs to 1,986; 22 fresh recoveries recorded

As many as 22 people recovered from Covid-19 in Mizoram which pushed the total recoveries to 1,598. The state's tally stands at 1,986 which includes 388 active cases and no deaths have been reported so far, reports ANI.

First published: Sep 30, 2020 07:08 IST