Highlights: Lockdown in Maharashtra extended till Aug 31 amid covid-19 outbreak
US reported almost 1,600 Covid-19 deaths in a single-day. Hong Kong, China sees new coronavirus infections rise. Mumbai, New Delhi eye contagion containment.
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Xinjiang led the tally of fresh coronavirus cases as China reported 101 new infections across the country. Hong Kong has warned that the city could witness a full-scale outbreak of new infections. Arkansas, Florida, Montana and Oregon saw record deaths as US recorded close to 1,600 fresh Covid-19 deaths which is the highest in two and a half months.
Delhi awaits to know if it has reached its herd immunity threshold as the city will begin its second round of serological study in the city. Mumbai recorded 700 fresh Covid-19 cases, lowest since May 12 as the city saw its doubling rate reach 69 days.
Maharashtra government extends lockdown in state till August 31: Official
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India extends Covid-19 lockdown till August 21
Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 31 August, 2020: Government of India
Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums remain shut
All activities, except the following, shall be permitted outside containment zones - Metro Rail, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls & similar places: Government of India
UK signs deal for 60 million vaccine doses
The British government has signed a deal with GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur for 60 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine that could start to be rolled out in the first half of next year.
Britain's GSK and France's Sanofi have the largest vaccine manufacturing capability in the world.
Indonesia reports more than 2,300 new cases
Indonesia recorded 2,381 new cases and 74 deaths on Wednesday.
Elections could be delayed in Hong Kong due to outbreak
The polls for Hong Kong city's legislature scheduled for Sept. 6 could be postponed amid fears of of a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases.
Maharashtra Police records 236 new cases
Maharashtra Police has recorded 236 cases and 1 death due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours. The tally has reached 8,958.
236 more Maharashtra Police personnel test positive for #COVID19 while 1 died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 98.— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2020
Total number of police personnel infected with Corona at 8958, out of which 6,962 have recovered and 1,898 are active cases: #Maharashtra Police pic.twitter.com/A28SCk08eX
Britain signs up for 60 million doses of possible Covid-19 vaccine
Sanofi, GSK and the UK govt have signed a supply deal for 60 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline. Britain minister Alok Sharma said it is imperative to sign and secure early access as there are 'no guarantees'.
First published: Jul 29, 2020 06:47 IST