Highlights: Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19 restrictions for England
Schools across the country on Monday opened partially as part of the ongoing fourth stage of nationwide 'Unlock.' Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh respectively.
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India’s coronavirus count crossed the 5.4 million mark with 86,960 new infections between Sunday and Monday, Union health ministry data showed. With 5,487,850 cases thus far, India continues to be the second worst-hit country after the United States and is ahead of Brazil.
However, the health ministry on Monday also said that despite being the second worst-affected country, India has the highest number of recovered cases globally, contributing nearly 19% of the total global recoveries. India has thus far recorded nearly 4.4 million recoveries, which gives it a recovery rate of more than 80%. United States and Brazil have the second and third-highest number of recovered cases, respectively. Globally, the number of coronavirus cases is swiftly moving towards 31.5 million, as per worldometers.
Here are the highlights on Covid-19
Scotland to limit household gatherings to tackle Covid-19 second wave
Scotland will introduce additional nationwide restrictions on household gatherings that go further than UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new rules, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said, to halt the second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported news agency Reuters.
Iran records highest Covid-19 cases in a single day
With the highest single-day jump of 3,712 cases, Iran's Covid-19 tally on Tuesday reached 429,193 while the toll from the disease stands at 24,656.
"We are seeing an increase in confirmed cases, and daily hospitalisations in most of our provinces," health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in televised remarks, according to news agency AFP.
Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19 restrictions for England
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a set of new restrictions for England, citing the spike in the coronavirus hospitalisations. According to the prime minister, hospitalisations in England have more than doubled recently.
Health ministry credits frontline warriors for Covid-19 recoveries
Union health ministry credits frontline Covid-19 warriors and early detection of cases for India having the highest number of recoveries in the world. In the last 24 hours, India recorded more than 100,00 recoveries (101,468) for the first time.
Delhi govt to challenge HC stay on reservation of 80% ICU beds offer
Delhi government to challenge stay ordered by the Delhi High Court on its order to 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid-19 patients.
Chinese firm expects approval for its Covid-19 vaccines within the year
State-backed Chinese firm China National Biotec Group (CNBG) says it expects at least two of its vaccine candidates getting approval for public use 'within the year'.'
No gatherings allowed in Delhi, will act against violators: Delhi Police
"As per fresh guidelines issued by District Disaster Management Authority on September 21, gatherings are prohibited in Delhi. We don't allow any kind of gatherings, however, if someone doesn't follow rules and participates in gatherings we take strict action," says Delhi Police
Mock drills in Odisha hospitals after fire at Covid-19 hospital
Odisha: A day after fire broke out at a COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Cuttack,officials of fire department today conducted safety audit & mock drills at #COVID19 dedicated hospitals & COVID-19 Care Centres in the state.— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2020
Visuals from a COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Bhubaneswar pic.twitter.com/tubavIY1MH
Delhi HC stays Delhi govt's order to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid-19 patients
The Delhi High Court has stayed the Delhi government's order to private hospitals to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid-19 patients till next date of hearing.
Fitness has become more important during Covid-19: PMO
Among those who will participate range from Virat Kohli to Milind Soman to Rujuta Diwekar in addition to other fitness influencers. In times of #COVID19, fitness has become an even more important aspect of life: PMO https://t.co/eQvg2zky6P— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2020
101,468 recoveries in last 24 hours: Health ministry
101,468 recoveries registered in last 24 hours. Total number of recoveries reach 4,497,867 while recovery rate 80.86%: Health ministry
Odisha's Covid-19 count mounts to 188,311 with 4,189 new cases
Odisha's Covid-19 tally reaches 188,311 after 4,189 new cases. 149,379 recoveries, 38,158 active cases and 721 deaths in state thus far. 3,704 recoveries and 11 deaths in last 24 hours.
Mexico's Covid-19 cases go past 700,000-mark
With 2,917 cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Mexico's tally reaches 700,580. Death toll, meanwhile, reaches 73,697.
28 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths in Australia's Victoria state
Victoria, Australia's second-most populous state, reports 28 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths, up from 11 cases and two deaths from a day ago.
First published: Sep 22, 2020 07:14 IST