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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:

08:55 AM IST

New Zealand to end social distancing after eliminating Covid-19

New Zealand will remove social distancing requirements after reporting zero active cases of Covid-19, indicating it has achieved its aim of eliminating the virus, reports Bloomberg.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday that all remaining restrictions on people and businesses, other than strict border controls to keep the virus out, will be lifted at midnight tonight, paving the way for a resumption of normal life. The South Pacific nation earlier reported that the last of its coronavirus patients has recovered, making it one of the few countries in the world to have successfully eradicated the pathogen.

08:47 AM IST

China reports six new imported Covid-19 cases

China has reported six new imported coronavirus infections, including two asymptomatic cases, health officials said on Monday,reports PTI.

Out of the four confirmed imported coronavirus cases reported on Sunday, three are from Sichuan Province and one from Shanghai, the National Health Commission (NHC) said.

08:32 AM IST

Devotees offer prayers at Lucknow's Eidgah Mosque

In Lucknow, devotees offered prayers at the Eidgah mosque. They were screened before they entered the mosque, social distancing norms were being followed as government has allowed opening of places of worship from today with certain precautionary measures amid Covid-19 outbreak.

08:06 AM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath offers prayer at Gorakhnath temple

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at Gorakhnath Temple on Monday.

07:39 AM IST

Delhi opens borders with neighbouring states

Delhi has opened its borders with neighbouring states. The Arvind Kejriwal-government had on Sunday announced opening of its borders, saying there shall be no restriction on interstate movement of persons and goods. “No separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for such movements,” an order said.

07:35 AM IST

New Zealand says it has no active Covid-19 cases in the country

New Zealand has no active cases of Covid-19 in the country for the first time since February 28, the health ministry said in a statement on Monday, reports news agency Reuters.

The last person who was being monitored for coronavirus has now been released from isolation as he's been symptom-free and is regarded as recovered, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said in a statement.

07:24 AM IST

Places of worship open for devotees

Places of worships have opened for devotees in many cities across India as the state governments have further eased lockdown restrictions. People have been offering prayers while following social distancing norms.

07:14 AM IST

Shopping malls, hotels, restaurants outside containment zones to open in Bhopal

Shopping malls, hotels and restaurants situated outside containment zones can open from today. However, there will be a complete ban on gatherings: Tarun Pithode, District Collector, Bhopal : ANI

07:04 AM IST

US adds almost 700 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

The coronavirus pandemic killed 691 people in the United States over the past 24 hours, the lowest number in a week, figures from Johns Hopkins University showed on Sunday, reports AFP.

There have been a total of 110,482 deaths in the country and 1,938,842 cases, the Baltimore-based institutions' real-time tracker reported at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday).

First published: Jun 08, 2020 06:41 IST