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Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Highlights: Amid search for virus origin, WHO to send team to China 'next week'

Once the coronavirus hotspot, New York recorded five deaths on Saturday, lowest since the outbreak started in the United States.

By | Updated: Jun 30, 2020 04:07 IST
Highlights: Amid search for virus origin, WHO to send team to China 'next week'

In grim development on Sunday, the number of global Covid-19 cases surged past 9.8 million with a single-day spike of 189,077 cases. According to the World Health Organisation, it was the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

"Today, we report a record number of new cases in the last 24 hours globally (189,077 cases), with several countries reporting their highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period," the WHO said in its daily statistical bulletin.

Read: The HT Guide to Coronavirus COVID-19

India is among the list of countries recording the highest number of cases. As per the health ministry's data, there are 548,318 cases of coronavirus infections in the country while the death toll stood at 16,475 with 380 new deaths. Delhi, one of the worst-hit states, total infections are at 83,077, including 27,847 active cases.

Last week saw things stabilising-recovery rate has increased to 62%, today more patients are recovering in Delhi than those who are falling ill, number of deaths are coming down, positivity rate is decreasing rapidly, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.

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10:42 PM IST

Amid search for virus origin, WHO says sending team to China 'next week'

Amid search for virus origin, WHO says sending team to China 'next week': New Agency AFP reports

10:42 PM IST

Domestic flights operations to be further expanded

Domestic flights operations will be further expanded in a calibrated manner. International flights however will not resume yet.

09:52 PM IST

Night Curfew relaxation now from 10 pm to 5 am

09:50 PM IST

Unlock 2.0 rules out; schools, colleges, metro shut till July 31

In Unlock-2, Schools, Colleges will remain closed. Metro, Cinema, gyms, pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriuums and political and large congregations will continue to be banned too.

08:23 PM IST

Dharavi sees 17 new virus cases

Covid-19 tally in Mumbai slum colony Dharavi rises to 2,262 with 17 new cases; one fresh death takes toll to 82: BMC official

07:49 PM IST

5,257 new cases recorded in Maharashtra, tally nears 1.7 lakh

Maharashtra on Monday recorded over 5,000 new Sars-Cov-2 cases, pushing the state's tally close to 1.7 lakh mark. 181 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

The state has tested 9,43,485 people so far.

While Mumbai has seen a total of 76,765 cases so far, 1,226 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in the city.

07:31 PM IST

Nagaland govt extends lockdown till July 15

The Nagaland government on Monday extended the lockdown in the state till July 15 to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, a government spokesperson said.

07:27 PM IST

4 Kyrgyzstan-returnee MP students test positive

Four medical students who returned to Indore in Madhya Pradesh from Kyrgyzstan on a special Air India flight on June 21 tested positive for novel coronavirus, an official said on Monday.

Indore Covid-19 prevention nodal officer Amit Malakar said 125 students were on the flight which took off from Bishkek, the capital of the Central Asian country.

07:14 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 3,949 new virus cases, 62 deaths

Tamil Nadu on Monday reported nearly 4,000 fresh coronavirus cases and the tally crossed 86,000 while 62 more deaths brought the toll to 1,141.

Chennai recorded 2,167 of the 3,949 new cases in the state and nearby Chengelpet reported 187, Tiruvallur 154 and Madurai 303 while the remainder was scattered in other districts, a health department bulletin said.

06:14 PM IST

121 new virus cases in Kerala

121 persons tested positive for Covid-19 today, taking the total number of cases to 4,311. The number of active cases stands at 2,057, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

06:08 PM IST

RBI may opt for loan recast for select sectors

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has begun spadework for a one-time loan restructuring scheme for some sectors severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources.

The Indian Banks' Association (IBA) and many other bodies have made representation to both the government and the RBI for the one-time restructuring in the wake of massive disruptions caused by the pandemic.

05:46 PM IST

Odisha receives first consignment of Remdesivir and Favipiravir medicines

The Odisha government on Monday received the first consignment of Remdesivir and Favipiravir medicines for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in the state.

Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Health and Family Welfare, P K Mohapatra said Remdesivir medicine will be used only in the treatment of moderate to severely ill Covid-19 patients.

05:27 PM IST

Puducherry CM tests negative for Covid-19, advised to remain in isolation for at least a week

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and the staff at his residence on Monday tested negative for Covid-19.

However, the Chief Minister has been advised seven days home quarantine, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said.

05:17 PM IST

Karnataka minister indicates tough measures after July 7 to control Covid-19 spread

Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka on Monday indicated that more stringent rules are likely to be put in place after July 7 to control the spread of Covid-19 in the city and other parts of the state, amid spike in cases.

According to reports, the government was waiting for SSLC (class 10) exams to end on July 4 to take some stringent measures to control the infections.

05:16 PM IST

Lockdown extension in Tamil Nadu not recommended: Expert panel member

The expert committee set up to advise the Tamil Nadu government on tackling Covid-19 has favoured restrictions based on the scenario in specific regions and has not recommended extension of the lockdown in force in the state till Tuesday, one of its members said.

First published: Jun 29, 2020 06:33 IST