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Highlights: Huge problem, says CM Kejriwal after L-G overrules him on hospitals

In further easing of lockdown restrictions, Delhi and many state governments have allowed restaurants, shopping malls and places of worship to open from Monday but they will have to strictly adhere to the guidelines laid down by the Centre, including following social distancing norms.

By Anubha Rohatgi | Updated: Jun 11, 2020 09:23 IST
Highlights: Huge problem, says CM Kejriwal after L-G overrules him on hospitals
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The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 400,000 lives globally while more than seven million have been infected in less than six months since the emergence of Covid-19, the disease caused by Sars-Cov-2 virus.

In India, the total number of Covid-19 cases crossed 2.56 lakh including 7,135 deaths according to the Union health ministry figures.

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Meanwhile, in further easing of lockdown restrictions, Delhi and many state governments have allowed restaurants, shopping malls and places of worship to open from Monday but they will have to strictly adhere to the guidelines laid down by the Centre, including following social distancing norms.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus from India and the world:

10:16 PM IST

49 jawans of National Disaster Response Force test Covid-19 positive in Odisha, say officials

06:38 PM IST

With 154 new cases, Andhra Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally nears 5,000

A total of 154 Coronavirus cases were added in the last 24 hours taking the overall infection tally to 4,813 in Andhra Pradesh, officials said. The State Secretariat continued to report fresh Covid-19 cases as two more government employees tested positive for the virus today, reports PTI.

06:17 PM IST

Delhi L-G overrules AAP govt’s decision to reserve beds for Delhi residents

Delhi L-G Anil Baijal directed authorities to ensure that medical treatment is not denied to any patient on the grounds of not being a resident of Delhi. This decision comes after AAP-led Delhi government decision to reserve beds for only Delhi residents, reports ANI.

05:51 PM IST

Health secy asks states to make district wise prospective plan to combat Covid

In view of the lockdown being eased and curbs being lifted, Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has directed all states to make a "district-wise prospective plan" for the coming months to combat the Coronavirus infection, reports ANI.

05:43 PM IST

BJP workers provided food to over 11 crore people during pandemic: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his virtual rally in Odisha said that BJP workers have provided one time meal to more than 11 crore people during the Coronavirus pandemic, reports ANI.

05:34 PM IST

Lockdowns may have averted 3 million deaths in Europe by curbing virus: Report

Wide-scale lockdowns including shop and school closures have reduced Covid-19 transmission rates in Europe enough to control its spread and may have averted more than three million deaths, researchers said on Monday, reports Reuters.

05:06 PM IST

Lockdown in West Bengal to extend till June 30, says CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that lockdown in the state due to the coronavirus outbreak will be extended till June 30, reports ANI.

04:48 PM IST

Manipur’s Covid-19 tally reaches 209, 37 new cases reported

37 more people tested positive for Covid-19, taking total number of cases in the state to 209, health officials said. All of them had recently visited other states -- Delhi, Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh -- a statement issued by the Coronavirus Common Control Room said, reports PTI.

04:39 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh reach 318, 274 recovered so far

Total coronavirus cases in Chandigarh have reached 318, out of five people have died and 274 have recovered so far, reports ANI.

04:23 PM IST

Will discuss if Delhi is seeing community spread of virus tomorrow, says Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the state administration will hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss whether Delhi has reached the state of community transmission of Covid-19.

03:52 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand near 1,400, 25 new cases reported

Uttarakhand reported 25 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,380. The death toll stands at 13 whereas 663 have recovered from the infection so far, reports ANI.

03:25 PM IST

Tripura reports 53 new Covid-19 cases, state tally reaches 803

53 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the state of Tripura, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 803, reports PTI.

03:02 PM IST

Mumbai’s Dharavi reports no Covid-19 deaths in last seven days

Dharavi in Mumbai, which at one point of time was a Coronavirus hotspot, has not reported any deaths due to the infection during the last seven days. The largest slum of Asia has also witnessed a fall in the number of positive cases, reports ANI.

02:34 PM IST

Situation in Indore under control, says Madhya Pradesh CM

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after holding a review meeting to assess the Coronavirus situation in Indore said that recovery rate in the city is over 64% and the with the cooperation of the public, the situation is under control, reports ANI.

02:02 PM IST

With 125 fresh cases, Andhra Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally mounts to 3,843

In the last 24 hours, Andhra Pradesh reported 125 cases of Coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in the state to 3,843. So far, 75 people have died and 2,387 have been discharged, reports ANI.

First published: Jun 08, 2020 06:41 IST