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Highlights: Social distancing rules to be eased in Seoul as Covid-19 cases fall

While the race for developing Covid-19 vaccine is on, the virus has infected more than 28.6 million people while the death toll stood at 918,796, according to the figures published on John Hopkins University's site.

By Shivani | Updated: Sep 13, 2020 23:53 IST
Highlights: Social distancing rules to be eased in Seoul as Covid-19 cases fall

With months into the pandemic, the Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world. While the race for developing Covid-19 vaccine is on, the virus has infected more than 28.6 million people while the death toll stood at 918,796, according to the figures published on John Hopkins University's site.

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In India, the number of daily cases continues to remain more than 90 thousand. On Saturday the tally was pushed beyond the 47 lakh-mark, as the country recorded 94,372 in the last 24 hours. While the death toll stood at 78, 586 after 1,114 fresh fatalities.

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07:25 PM IST

Kerala adds 3,139 fresh cases, 15 deaths push toll to 439

Kerala reported 3,139 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday taking the overall tally to 1,08,278 while 15 deaths pushed the toll to 439.

07:19 PM IST

Tripura reports 12 Covid-19 fatalities, 629 new cases

Tripura on Sunday reported record single-day spike of 12 Covid-19 fatalities, which raised the death toll to 194, while 629 fresh cases pushed the tally in the state to 18,932, a senior official said.

West Tripura district, of which Agartala is a part, has accounted for 107 of the 194 Covid-19 deaths, he said.

04:01 PM IST

Social distancing rules to be eased in South Korea's Seoul

South Korea says it will ease social distancing rules in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area following a declining number of new coronavirus cases.

03:24 PM IST

Russia records 5,449 Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours

Russia has registered 5,449 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, which brings the cumulative total to 1,062,811, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Sunday.

"Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 5,449 Covid-19 cases in 84 regions, of which 1,238 (23.5 per cent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the response centre said in a statement.

Moscow recorded 650 cases, St. Petersburg registered 206 cases and the Moscow region confirmed 166 new cases.

03:01 PM IST

Scores arrested at protests in Australia's hotspot state

Police in Australia's Victoria state arrested 74 people and fined 176 for breaching public health orders as scattered protests against a weeks-long coronavirus lockdown continued for a second straight day across Melbourne.

02:10 PM IST

Situation is likely to become more severe, warns Maharashtra CM

The Covid-19 cases are increasing and the situation is likely to become more severe in the coming days, said CM Uddhav Thackeray in his address to the state today.

01:54 PM IST

Indonesia reports 3,636 new Covid-19 cases ahead of curbs in capital

Indonesia on Sunday reported 3,636 new coronavirus infections and 73 new deaths, data from Health Ministry's website showed.

The latest report brought the total number of infections to 218,382 and deaths to 8,723, the highest number of deaths in Southeast Asia.

The country's capital Jakarta will reimpose stricter wide-scale restrictions starting on Monday to control spread of the virus in the mega city.

01:38 PM IST

184 police personnel of Maharashtra Police test positive for Covid-19

As many as 184 police personnel of Maharashtra Police tested positive for Covid-19 and four others succumbed to the disease in the 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the force to 19,074 including 3,728 active cases, 15,156 recovered cases and 190 deaths, said state Police

12:42 PM IST

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu undergoes Covid-19 test

Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has undergone a Covid-19 test ahead of the monsoon session in Parliament, informed the Vice President's Secretariat on Sunday.

12:20 PM IST

Odisha reports 3,913 more Covid-19 cases

Odisha has reported 3,913 new Covid-19 cases, taking the count of coronavirus cases in the State to 1,50,807, said the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

Out of the total cases reported from the State, there are 34,849 active cases while 1,15,279 patients have been cured or recovered.

12:01 PM IST

Pakistan reports 526 fresh Covid-19 cases

Pakistan's Covid-19 cases reached 301,481 after 526 new cases of infections were reported on Sunday, the health ministry said.

The country also registered six fresh Covid-19 deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 6,379, while 534 patients are in critical condition, according to the Ministry of National Health Services.

11:31 AM IST

151 new cases push Arunachal's Covid-19 tally to 5,961

The Covid-19 tally in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 5,961 as 151 more people, including 20 security personnel, have tested positive for the disease, an official said on Sunday.

11:00 AM IST

Domestic air travel in Wuhan returns to pre-pandemic levels

Domestic air travel in China's Wuhan city, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say.

10:21 AM IST

Lockdown restrictions to be relaxed in Australia's Victoria state

As the number of Covid-19 infections continues to fall, lockdown restrictions in Australia's hotspot state, Victoria will be relaxed slightly starting Monday, state officials said.

The city will remain under hard lockdown, but the amount of time people will be able to spend outside will double to two hours per day and the overnight curfew will be shortened by an hour as of Monday.

09:54 AM IST

Iran to begin human trials for anti-Covid-19 vaccine soon

Iranian medical scientists will soon start human trials for an anti-coronavirus vaccine after the stage of animal trials has passed, official news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.

"We hope these activities will bear the desired result in order to provide better preventive services for the people," Jalil Koohpayehzadeh, dean of Iran University of Medical Sciences and a member of Tehran anti-coronavirus committee, told IRNA.

First published: Sep 13, 2020 07:27 IST