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.
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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.
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:
Covid-19 deaths in Russia nearing 6,000-mark
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus in Russia has risen to 5,971, the country's coronavirus response centre said , after it reported 112 fatalities in the last 24 hours. 8,985 new infections of the virus were reported, taking the nationwide case tally to 476,658, reports Reuters.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal self quarantines, to be tested for Covid-19 on Tuesday
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-quarantine and will get himself tested for Coronavirus on Tuesday, officials said on Monday. He has been feeling unwell since yesterday afternoon, reports PTI.
We have 8,500-9,000 beds as of now: Delhi health minister
Delhi's health minister Satyendra Jain said that there are 8,500-9,000 beds in the capital city at present and the numbers will be increased to 15,000-17,000 in the next 15 days. He also said that virus cases will 56,000 in the next two weeks since the doubling rate of cases is 14-15 days, reports ANI.
We have 8,500-9,000 beds as of now, in the next 15 days we will take it to 15,000-17,000. Since the doubling rate of cases is 14-15 days, we think cases will reach 56,000 in the next two weeks: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/LVlYrcfapD— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2020
Rajasthan reports 241 Covid-19 deaths, 10,696 cases
97 new Coronavirus cases were recorded in Rajasthan, taking the total number of cases in the state to 10,696. So far, 241 people have died and 7,701 have recovered from the infection, reports ANI.
With 138 new cases, Odisha’s Covid-19 tally nears 3,000-mark
138 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,994, an official said. Out of the 138 new cases, 125 have been detected from quarantine centres where people returning from different states are lodged, while 13 are local contact cases, he said, reports PTI.
No new Covid-19 cases reported in Maharashtra Police over last 24 hrs
The Maharashtra Police said that one death and no new coronavirus cases were reported in the force in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in Maharashtra Police have reached 2,562 while the death toll stands at 34, reports ANI.
New Zealand ends social distancing after eliminating Covid-19
After reporting zero cases of the novel coronavirus, New Zealand will end social distancing requirements. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that all remaining restrictions on people and businesses, other than strict border controls to keep the Covid-19, will be lifted at midnight tonight, paving the way for a resumption of normal life, reports Bloomberg.
Pakistan's Covid-19 tally crosses 100,000-mark
The total number of Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surpassed the 100,000-mark after 4,728 new infections were identified in the last 24 hours, while the death toll reached 2,067 with 65 fresh fatalities, health officials said, reports PTI.
Navy begins evacuating Indian citizens from Iran
Indian Navy has begun evacuation of citizens from Iran; Indian Navy Ship INS Shardul has entered the Port of Bandar Abbas, Iran today morning to bring back Indian citizens: Indian Navy: ANI
CRPF constable, posted in Srinagar, dies of Covid-19
A constable of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who had tested positive for Covid-19 on June 5 died on Sunday night. He was posted in Srinagar, reports ANI quoting CRPF
With 9,983 new cases, India's Covid-19 count goes past 2.56 lakh
India added 9,983 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking its count past 2.56 lakh-mark on Monday morning. According to the health ministry's figures at 8 am, there were 2,56,611 coronavirus infections in the country including 1,25,381 active cases, 1,24,094 cured /discharged patients and 7,135 deaths.
Kanpur defers opening of shrines, religious places
Shrines and religious places in Kanpur will not open from Monday because the leaders of all religions have expressed their inability to ensure crowd management, reports IANS.
At a meeting with district magistrate Brahmadeo Ram Tiwari and DIG/SSP Anant Deo, the priests and clerics and other religious leaders in the city said that devotees would be thronging the shrines when they open up and crowd management would be a problem.
Before opening the religious places, the religious leaders will have to fill a form, assuring the authorities that they would comply with the Covid-19 protocol whenever religious places opened.
Puducherry has reported 128 Covid-19 cases till date
Puducherry has reported 128 Covid-19 positive cases till date, of which 75 are active cases and 52 have been treated/discharged: ANI
Devotees visit Saint Mary’s Church in Bengaluru to offer prayers
Devotees visit Saint Mary’s Church in Shivaji Nagar in Bengaluru to offer prayers.
Karnataka: Devotees visit Saint Mary’s Church in Shivaji Nagar in Bengaluru to offer prayers.— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2020
Places of worship re-open from today amid #COVID19 outbreak, following the orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs. pic.twitter.com/BDRNTnGskz
Spanish league not ruling out fans in stadiums this season
The Spanish league is not ruling out the return of fans to stadiums this season, reports AP.
League president Javier Tebas said Sunday he is in favour of having fans back as soon as regions are cleared by health authorities, contradicting an earlier message by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez who said it wouldn't be fair for some clubs to have fans and others not.
Spain has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic, with some regions entering advanced stages that could allow them to have matches with at least some fans in the stadiums.
First published: Jun 08, 2020 06:41 IST