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.
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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.
Here are the highlights on Covid-19 pandemic from India and the world:
India reports 9,987 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hrs, death toll at 7,466
India recorded nearly 10,000 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours. According to the health ministry figures at 8 am on Tuesday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stand at 266,598 including 1,29,9127 active cases, 1,29,214 cured / discharged patients and 7,466 deaths.
Places of worship reopen in Kerala
Devotees visited the Sreekanteswaram Siva Temple in Thiruvananthapuram to offer prayers as it reopened on Tuesday, after Kerala government allowed reopening of places of worship from today.
Kerala: Devotees arrive at Sreekanteswaram Siva Temple in Thiruvananthapuram to offer prayers as it reopens, after state govt allowed reopening of places of worship from today. pic.twitter.com/PjA4KZ2VA3— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2020
Group of Ministers meeting, headed by Union health minister, to be held today
A meeting of Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will be held through video conferencing, today.
World leaders won't gather at UN for first time in 75 years
The president of the UN General Assembly said Monday that world leaders will not be coming to New York for their annual gathering in late September for the first time in the 75-year history of the United Nations because of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports AP.
But Tijjani Muhammad-Bande told a news conference that he hopes to announce in the next two weeks how the 193 heads of state and government will give their speeches on pressing local and world issues during the assembly's so-called General Debate.
University of Washington forecasts 145,000 US Covid-19 deaths by August
University of Washington researchers estimated on Monday that 145,728 people could die of Covid-19 in the United States by August, raising their grim forecast by more than 5,000 fatalities in a matter of days, reports Reuters.
The new estimate came on the same day that Texas reported its highest number of hospitalizations so far in the pandemic and 22 US states showed at least a small uptick in the number of new confirmed cases, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.
South Korea reports 38 new Covid-19 cases, one death
South Korea has reported 38 new cases of Covid-19 and one more death, bringing national totals to 11,852 infections and 274 virus-related fatalities, reports news agency AP.
Figures from South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday showed 35 of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where officials have struggled to trace transmissions linked to entertainment venues, church gatherings and low-income workers who couldn’t afford to stay home.
First published: Jun 09, 2020 06:39 IST