Highlights: 371 new Covid-19 cases reported in Jharkhand today
Death toll due to coronavirus crossed 150,000 in the US. Brazil records more than 69,000 new Covid-19 cases. India begins phase three of reopening.
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Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the states of Florida and California as US’ Covid-19 death toll crossed 150,000. Death tally in Texas rose by 13% and testing centres in Florida could be closed due to tropical storm. Brazil recorded 69,000 fresh coronavirus cases in a single-day as the nation reopens to international travellers.
India’s central government rolled out instructions regarding the lifting of curbs imposed during the lockdown period to curb the contagion. Areas that report clusters of new Covid-19 infections will remain under strict lockdown. India reported 52,123 new cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry dashboard showed on Thursday, which took its tally to 15,83,792.
Patients in UK could see self-isolation days increase
Reports suggest that UK could increase the self-isolation period for Covid-19 patients to 10 days which was previously a week. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that a formal announcement will be made later.
Tamil Nadu extends lockdown
Tamil Nadu has extended the lockdown in the state till August 31. There will be certain relaxations on weekdays but complete lockdown on Sundays.
Global Covid-19 cases top 17 million
More than 17 million people are now infected by Covid-19
Union minister says India not lagging behind
Union minister Harsh Vardhan said the compendium of new Covid-19 technologies is aimed at aiding research on the pandemic. He said India is not lagging behind in the race for the vaccine.
Telangana records 1,811 new cases
Telangana reported 1,811 new cases and 13 deaths in last 24 hours.
1,811 #COVID19 positive cases and 13 deaths reported in Telangana today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 60,717 including 44,572 recovered cases and 505 deaths: Government of Telangana pic.twitter.com/tCdcgqjXb5— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2020
Maharashtra to keep indoor gyms closed for now
Maharashtra will allow outdoor centres for exercise and gymnastics to reopen from August 5.
Indoor gymnasiums and other fitness centres to remain closed in the next phase of 'Mission Begin Again'. Only outdoor centres for exercise and gymnastics can remain open from 5th August, following all social distancing and hygiene protocols for #COVID19: Maharashtra Government pic.twitter.com/fYHnFO0oAP— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2020
Rajasthan records 365 new cases of Covid-19
Rajasthan recorded 9 deaths and 365 new cases. The state's case tally has reached 40,145 and 663 people have died so far.
Rajasthan reports 365 new #COVID19 positive cases and 9 deaths, taking the total positive cases and death toll to 40,145 and 663 respectively. The state has 11,097 active cases, 28,385 recoveries and 27,108 discharges: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/Y2ocbk3yP1— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2020
Kolkata Airport to remain closed 7 days during August
Due to lockdown, Kolkata Airport operations will remain suspended on 5th, 8th,16th,17th, 23rd, 24th and 31st August 2020
Flight operations at the airport will remain suspended on 5th, 8th,16th,17th, 23rd, 24th & 31st August 2020 as per the lockdown announced by West Bengal Government. Passengers are requested to contact concerned airlines for changes in flight schedule: Kolkata Airport— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2020
India records more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in one day
India recorded 52,123 new Covid-19 cases and 775 deaths. India also recorded a million recoveries.
European Commission signs remdesivir deal
European Commission signed a $72 million deal securing thousands of doses of remdesivir.
Spain reports 1,153 new cases
Spain saw a big spike in new Covid-19 cases as the nation reported 1,153 new cases which is the highest since May. Madrid, Catalonia and Aragón have recorded most of these cases.
A million people fight back Covid-19
Nationwide recoveries crosses 10 lakh-mark.
Mizoram's Covid-19 tally nears 400
Mizoram has 398 active cases of Covid-19.
The total number of #COVID19 positive cases is 398 in Mizoram including 215 discharged cases and 183 active cases: Department of Information and Public Relations, State Govt pic.twitter.com/ELV7Z1pIBv— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2020
Ashleigh Barty pulls out of US Open
Ranked No. 1, tennis player Ashleigh Barty, has pulled out of US Open saying that she would not want to take a risk by travelling amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
First published: Jul 30, 2020 06:48 IST