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Highlights: 16th Covid-19 positive case reported in Rail Bhawan

According to WHO chief head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, about 75% of cases reported to the UN health agency on Sunday came from 10 countries in the Americas and South Asia.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jun 10, 2020 00:10 IST
Highlights: 16th Covid-19 positive case reported in Rail Bhawan

India continues to grapple with ever-increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases, with its total count going past 2.66 lakh and death toll beyond 7,400 on Tuesday even as the country eased some more lockdown curbs with restaurants, hotels, malls and places of worships opening in many states after a gap of two and a half months on Monday.

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening globally even as the situation in Europe is improving, the World Health Organisation has warned. According to its head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, about 75% of cases reported to the UN health agency on Sunday came from 10 countries in the Americas and South Asia.

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Here are the highlights on Covid-19 pandemic from India and the world:

02:20 PM IST

Assam's Covid-19 tally rises to 2,868, death toll at 5

With 33 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Assam today, total number of positive cases rise to 2868, including 2076 active cases, 784 discharged, and 5 death: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

02:19 PM IST

With 117 new cases, Bihar's Covid-19 tally now at 5,364

Bihar reports 117 new Covid-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of cases to 5364: State Health Department, reports ANI

01:46 PM IST

CISF official succumbs to Covid-19; 13th death in CAPFs

A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official succumbed to Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths in the paramilitary force to five, officials said on Tuesday, reports PTI.

This is the 13th death reported among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

The deceased, head constable Chaudhari Narsingh Bhai, 55, was posted in the 1st reserve battalion of the force based in Madhya Pradeshs' Barwaha town of Khargone district, a senior official said.

"The official succumbed to coronavirus on Monday. He was admitted to a hospital for an anaemic condition and had undergone a major surgery," he said.

12:55 PM IST

L-G has refused to reconsider his decision on Delhi govt order: Sisodia

L-G refuses to reconsider his decision to overrule Delhi govt''s order reserving state-run and pvt hospitals for Delhiites: Manish Sisodia

12:49 PM IST

Source of infection in 50% of new Covid cases in Delhi unknown: Satyendar Jain

Of new cases being reported in city, nearly 50 pc are those in which source of infection is not known: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

12:48 PM IST

5.5 lakh Covid-19 cases expected in Delhi by July 31: Manish Sisodia

5.5 lakh Covid-19 cases expected in Delhi by July 31, says Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

"By 15 June, there'll be 44,000 cases (of Covid-19) & 6,600 beds will be needed. By 30 June we'll reach one lakh cases & 15,000 beds will be required. By 15 July there'll be 2.25 lakh cases & 33,000 beds will be needed. By 31 July, 5.5 lakh cases expected & 80,000 beds will be needed: Delhi Dy CM

12:35 PM IST

Central govt officials said no community transmission of Covid-19 in Delhi: Manish Sisodia

Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that there is no community spread of Covid-19 in Delhi as of now, reports ANI.

His remark came after a meeting on the issue with Delhi L-G Anil Baijal in which Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain and others were present.

"Officers of Central Government were present at the meeting and they said that there is no community spread in Delhi as of now so it need not be discussed," Manish Sisodia after State Disaster Management Authority meeting on Covid-19

12:24 PM IST

GoM meeting on Covid-19 being held through video conferencing

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan holds meeting with Group of Ministers (GoM) through video conferencing to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country.

12:21 PM IST

Meeting to discuss whether there is community spread of Covid-19 in Delhi

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyendar Jain are attending a State Disaster Management Authority meeting, being held over the Covid-19 situation and to discuss whether there is community spread.

12:14 PM IST

UAE capital Abu Dhabi extends virus lockdown another week

The capital of the United Arab Emirates has extended an emirate-wide lockdown for another week over the coronavirus pandemic, reports AP.

Government officials announced late Monday the extension of the lockdown, that has prevented people from leaving their area in Abu Dhabi.

The lockdown comes as the rest of the UAE is trying to reopen its non-oil economy after the pandemic devastated its tourism and airline industry.

There have been nearly 40,000 cases and 280 deaths from COVID-19 in the UAE, with 22,000 of those infected now recovered.

11:54 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal's sample collected to test for Covid-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sample has been collected to test for Covid-19 infection.

10:54 AM IST

Identify, facilitate return of migrants to their homes in 15 days: SC

Supreme Court gives states, UTs 15 days to identify, facilitate return of migrant workers to their homes

10:47 AM IST

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally crosses 1,000-mark

Total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Jharkhand rise to 1,330 including 804 active cases, 519 recovered and 7 deaths: State Health Department

10:37 AM IST

Delhi L-G calls meeting of political parties over Covid-19 situation

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has called meeting today with all political parties to discuss the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

10:19 AM IST

Fresh guidelines for central govt employees after rise in Covid-19 cases

The Centre has issued fresh guidelines for officials and staffers of central government to prevent spread of Covid-19 after several officials in various central ministries/departments have tested positive , reports ANI.

First published: Jun 09, 2020 06:39 IST